Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Lbsammills51, Sep 10, 2019.
I'm not into 3P stuff.
Yes and no? The numbering, honestly, has always been inconsistent, at least since the reboot. Exhaust threw people off by getting its own number as MP-23 way back when; that caused the first big, I-don't-know-why-this-is-a-thing-but-apparently-it-is, numbering kerfuffle. Previously, major new tooling, let alone new figures, didn't happen in sub-numbered exclusives...and then Ramjet happened, and then Nightstalker was made for MP-15/16E.
The use of the + part would be new, and represent a change of sorts regarding how the + designation is used, but even that's undergone it's own change already. It initially went from meaning "'toonier redecos of older figures that weren't quite cartoon accurate" to "'toonier redecos, AND toy-based stuff" after MP-36+ was released.
This being a subnumbered MP-38 makes sense, + or no. MP-38 getting its own number was more confusing, but is what it is at this point.
That said, let's not treat the number as fact quite yet. While I expect Big Bad is correct and a MP Burning Convoy is coming, it's not impossible they got the exact number wrong and this ends up MP-38B and the + was just an oopsie/preliminary information. We'll see when Takara officially announces this.
Predictable I guess since they usually did it in the past. I think the Robotmasters version was the last one we got?
It just strikes me as Takara ADD kicking in again. They can't complete a set or team to save their lives. They've shit the bed pretty thoroughly with this line. I wouldn't be surprised if it went on hiatus within the next two years.
More like MP-32 is about to become the MP-10 of Beast Wars.
I'll go with the simplest answer, right now it's hard for them to justify a # BW repaint after 38 flopped and 34s probably sold the worse out of all the mall exclusives in 2018. Unless maybe a Lio Convoy repaint or some BW character that has a really popular repaint will most likely see BW repaints as some mall exclusive.
If this gets a not-instantly combustible paint job and has the remoulding benefits of recent +’s than yeah this is cool.
I was going to complain about not getting Armada Optimus, then I remembered the unannounced figure coming soon.
I'm not convinced that prototype didn't re-enact the last time Armada Prime was all grey and just fucking disintegrate. In terms of 38+, looks neat, hope it sells well for the BW fans to encourage TT for more BW and non-G1 MPs to get released.
I still want galva lio convoy.
Honestly I was expecting this to be the first redeco they did. If anything the toy/BWII based deco seemed like it should have been the plus release. Either way, cool that it's happening.
Hot damn! Call the police and a fireman!
A nice surprise from out of nowhere. Interested to see how Takara pulls off this deco on the final product. If they make a Masterpiece Galva Lio Convoy as well, I'll be very happy.
I like MP-38, but that's because I made it to the end of Beast Wars. BW2? I never really had the time to complete it. A pass for me, too.
Call me and a ton of other no ones then... offocialy asking for a flash and copy convoy
Dude, no one asked for the negativity. Clearly at least one person in TT asked for it, and it's an ancillary product that, for the record, sold out on pre-orders. If you want G1, you got BB 2.0 and Hound left on the MP docket and Prime just dropped days ago. Let the BW fans have this.
Sidenote: Someone please explain how pre-orders sell out? Wouldn't those kinda gauge the overall demand, and therefore want every pre-order bought?
This is a place holder, meaning it will open soon, but they have locked as not to let it blow up at the moment
Or cause they can't "open" it till a set date
Meaning no sales at all or perhaps a super low bar?
YOTG MP Soundwave
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