MP-38+ Burning Convoy - Per BBTS

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Lbsammills51, Sep 10, 2019.

  1. yvk2000

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    It's a bit too far away for me to say with certainty, but I think I'll pick it up and 'improve' him myself (this release screams for a customing job).
     
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  2. Max Rawhide

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    Looking at the official pictures, it appears that his knee joints (at the back) are made of solid plastic. Could be that the same applies to other, fragile parts (like the shoulders).

    There are two things I very much dislike about it. First is the choice of the blue head: cartoon accurate it may be, but the gold-ish head on the original toy looked better imo, since it fits better colour wise with the rest of the figure. And secondly, it being clear plastic. I was hoping it be normal plastic with the burning effect accomplished by paint. Don't know exactly how they would've done that, although the posted (old) photoshop looks like a solid idea.

    Already owning both the RM and the original Burning version, I'm not sure I get this. I only got the MP-38 version some time after the release and it's still in the unopened box, so not to eager to get this version especially considering how it looks (clear plastic) and how I wish it looked (painted).
     
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  3. Digger

    Digger Sharing peace, love and MP Cliff ≠ retool

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    Alright this is cool. But I feel it’s not consistent enough with the toy or toon style. I love mashups, but where’re the arm flames!? You know what I mean?
     
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  4. Requiem Prime

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    This always happens. I'm bouncing off the walls, praising them for the epic job (seacons) and they turn around and reveal something like this. It didn't have to be as thorough as the digibash, but it shouldn't feel like one was sacrificed for the other.
     
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  5. Rakzo

    Rakzo Peruvian Transformers Fan

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    Yikes! That doesn't look good.
     
  6. Shmoptimus Prime

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    Cherry Popsicle-looking MFer.
     
  7. BWfan86

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    Like others have mentioned, source accuracy may not have been the best aesthetic choice here. More gold definitely would have made this thing look nicer. Forgot who created a digibash of this a while ago, but their deco looks much nicer, IMO
     
  8. Metal Sonic

    Metal Sonic Young, dumb and full of Transformers toys

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    I don't know if this works as well in reality as it does as an idea. The clashing of the bright shiny gold looks absolutely dreadful.

    I'm not usually harsh on the MP line, but this is like one of those ugly Year of the Goat things
     
  9. Scubamatics25

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    Well this is a pass for me, I already have the orignial mp optimus primal, and its good, but after seeing this i\'m glad i have the orginial 
     
  10. T-Hybrid

    T-Hybrid "See see Seacons!"

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  11. PositivelyKen

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    This reminds me of those Toys R Us Platinum Edition "Year of the Honey Badger" releases with totally bonkers redecoes that would shelfwarm until the boxes were decimated and they had to be clearanced at 75% off.
     
  12. Noobimus Prime

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    Does Amazon japan do preorders for + figures?
     
  13. jackisking

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    Not this one its a a TTMall
     
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    "Extra official pictures"
    They couldn't BE more official!
     
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  15. Dormamu

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    Iron Prime Mark IV is an interesting concept.
     
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  16. CleverNamePendingatron

    CleverNamePendingatron Just an ordinary cassette. Nothing to see here.

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    Primus that thing looks terrible. I want 12.
     
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    G1Prowl Prick, apparently

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    Takara: "Hey, fandom, here's an obscure repaint so you BW fans can actually have a build up of figures in your collection."

    Fandom: "SUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"



    Any historical redeco of a mold I already collect I'm over the MOON that Hasbro does. What is wrong with people nowadays?
     
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  18. optimusmegas

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    looks ugly...
     
  19. KABAR432

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    The only explanation I can think of is people are wallet fatigued and tired of so much toon accuracy in the MP line right now. It may also be that beast wars has an increasing presence in the MP line in general, and if I know anything about the fandom.. it's that the vast majority of fans don't like beast wars.

    Me personally I am excited for this. Those old toys are pretty easy to acquire. Heck I wanna say the robot master version should only run you $40 if you shop smart. The original shouldn't run you more than $125 - and that's a steal considering the age and that it is limited run. I think I read somewhere that only 5000 Burnings were produced for TRU in Japan. In my opinion let the old toys be what they are and let this be a new cartoon take on Burning - something we've never seen before.
     
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  20. Electro Rush

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    Looks like Takara is trying to capture some that sweet dollar store knock off market.