MP 50 Tigatron

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  1. Trip

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    I think I'm going to have to go all in on the beast wars crew. at a minimum I need to get the Maximals.
     
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    Y'know, I'm really happy they're making Tigatron now, because he's a character they needed to make, but I had this sneaking suspicion they were only going to do the big names from season 1. This better assures that they're at least going for season 1 completion.
     
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    looking good! cant wait for official photo's !
     
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    I honestly am really surprised by this. I was expecting an upscaled and slightly modified cheetor. But this figure only seems to be similar in where things end up, not how they get there. This seems absolutely brand new. That's super exciting for me, personally. The most exciting part of a new transformer to me is working out that transformation for the first time, and for that reason part of me was less excited about the Tigatron. I felt like I wasn't going to get that new sense of discovery.

    So seeing now that it's likely we are getting a brand-spanking-new transformation makes me soooo much more thrilled for this.
     
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    Question, did Tigatron EVER use the tailgun in the show? If not, do we think they'll give him one anyway? What will happen to the tail otherwise?

    I personally only remember the gut gun with Tigatron.
     
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    Yay!!!!:cool: 

    Rhinox next please. ;) 
     
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  7. Khaotika

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    OMG YES! YEEESSSSS!!! :D  :D  :D 

    He looks amazing! Ridiculously happy right now! *praying to whatever deity that QC is tip top unlike recent G1 MPs*

    Bring on MP Airazor! <3
     
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    He never did, the tailgun was only used by Cheetor so that he and Tigatron wouldn't have the same gun in the same episode.

    Which I never understood, because they could've just given Tigatron the tail gun to further distinguish him from Cheetor. I'd have to check, but I think Cheetor even had the tail gun in Tigatron's debut ep, so it's not like the model just wasn't "ready."

    Blackarachnia was QC issue-free, and Megatron's "QC" was actually just poor factory assembly, so really BW has a better track record than the G1 guys at this point.
     
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  9. Trip

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    Right MP 44 got me put off the G1 MPs. Most of the beast wars figures have had pretty decent build quality. The only one I viewed as kind of a disappoint was BW Megatron.
     
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    If Takara finishes season 1, it’ll be one of their best achievements. Seriously. The Masterpiece line is full of odds and ends, big name only, etc. Let’s hope this reveal is another stepping stone towards completion of sorts! Tigatron looks awesome!
     
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    Convince me this would not have been a better mold to use for Shadow Panther.
     
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    Right, that's what I thought. So now I wonder if the tail will still form a gun to pay homage to the original toy (and simplify the engineering), or integrate into robot mode.
     
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  13. Trip

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    I feel like most of these guys are in the works. I have a sneaking suspicion we will get waspinator or another pred. And they will drag out the releases of the last 3 maximals. Odds are we will get Rhinox last. The show stopper for the Maximals.
     
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    It does have a better track record, it's probably more due to luck of draw regarding the factories they've been assigned too than anything else though. The only thing I would say is that for me some of the tolerances, materials and lack of hardware made BA feel a little... cheaper than previous figures (Cheetor especially) and those concerns were further compacted by the material and QC issues experience by many with Hound. This all contributes to a feeling of caution over pre-ordering any future MP for me.
     
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    Ironically, the ONLY MP I had any QC issues with is Cheetor. I transform all my figures regularly, and the only one that caused my any issue was Cheetor, when his arm panel (cheetah back) broke off. I was able to sell him at a discounted price and grab the reissue and have no issues since.

    So I guess I've been lucky, but so far I haven't had much reason to avoid the preorders, especially since getting them early enough often means getting them cheaper.
     
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    I ENVY YOU BEAST WARS COLLECTORS!
    Such love and artistry in every MP Beast Wars release!
    I wish G1 New MP releases had the same treatment.
    Congratulations!
     
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    I could care less for Beast Wars, but damn, that is one swuave big cat.
     
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    I think out of both, Tigatron is the only one I am interested in.
     
  20. Dangard Ace

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    Nice. Looks good in both modes. This is bought.