Mp-55 nightbird

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Jhund, Jul 21, 2021.

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    Lolzzzz hasbloooow :lolol 
     
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    Not too sure about that. The clear parts seem too crystal-clear, and the shading is a bit too perfect. Really reminds me of the promo shots for mainline stuff.

    Yeah, that was necessary.
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    It's the hilt to her laser sword. There was a scene where she stole his rifle and left her sword behind by mistake. Optimus tried to lure her into capture with it but she used her magnetic grip to reclaim it.
     
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    Just fulfilling expectations :( 

    I don't use blue text - maybe I should.
     
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    There’s definitely something wired going on with the AJP listing. I preordered for ~14000 yen last night, got an email order confirmation stating~16000 yen, checked my order page and still see the ~14000 yen shipped price, and the listing is now over ~17000 yen.
     
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    I was all about to agree those must be real figure pics like typical photoshoots, but looking very closely I think you're actually onto something that they are computer models. Everything is just a bit too crisp and perfect looking. Mostly the alt mode - like you say what you see through the windows slightly blurred just looks a little fake, and big standout for me is the rear fenders and door panels can never all fit together and line up that perfectly. That's computer model perfect! Also bot mode the symmetry and perfection of the parts just seems too good. Say the perfect alignment of the two taillight pieces folded up in the backpack, or the alignment of the whole backpack sides in general, for example. But that's insanely realistic rendering if CG though! I don't know what to think!
     
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    Yeah.

    Seems like amz-jp suddenly went straight msrp and removed their discounts.

    At least for now...

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    Mine from this morning:
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    The fact that even HASBRO is confused about the numbering just goes to show how much more of an orthodox standard we need for it in the future.
     
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    Anyone that knows what’s up will be ordering from Amazon Japan, getting it in 2 days and paying 1/3 less than that.

    But as far as MSRP on BBTS goes this figure is $4 cheaper than Arcee so I’m not sure what you were expecting.
     
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    How the hell do we know what their aims are?
     
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    See look, I mean this is what a real figure looks like up close - from the gallery here...

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    Just look at the softness round the edges of all the parts, slight warping, softness of details, imperfect alignment, slightly wobbly edges of paint apps, tiny blemishes and specs of dust, etc, etc. Now compare it with this...

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    Oh my god! Unless TT have suddenly upgraded to better than Lego quality of moulding, and it was transformed in a laboratory with precision measuring equipment, that just can't be real can it??! So crisp, so perfect, so absolutely perfectly aligned! Look at the side repeater on the front of the front fender for example - a crisp cornered inset groove with a perfect crisp paint app. Now look at the same thing on Arcee - soft and mushy! Or compare the meeting of parts at the upper front corner of the door, and all over the top of the door and onto the rear fender! The blurriness through the window seems 'overdone' on Nightbird. Yet at a casual glance the Nightbird pics look so real. Things like the heads of the knee rivets, knarly ends of pins, etc, are always something I rely on to spot real vs render, and they look real here.

    Arrghhh I'm literally questioning reality now!! I just can't tell. :mad: 
     
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    Bit of an exaggeration, there. Amazon Japan is only $6 cheaper shipped than BBTS for my order. Factor in the $4 flat rate shipping, and that $10 difference isn't exactly 1/3 less.
     
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    If you need to save up, why not get it delivered in February (the actual release date) and for less money by ordering from Japan? I’ll try not to bring this up anymore in this thread cause I’m sure it’s annoying people, but I just don’t get it.
     
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    I think it definitely has something to do with the colors. A lot of the details are meshing more with that jet black rather than say a really bright pink, at least IMO.
     
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    It seems like only yesterday when FT Rouge was deemed unnecessarily sexualized for her butt.
     
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    Got my TFSource preorder

    Now we wait
     
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    She didn't have an alt mode. She wasn't even a transformer. Make a cartoon accurate R.E.D. and I'll be all for it. No way am I spending MP prices on a non accurate Nightbird.
     
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    This is def the best we will ever get from Takara as far as MP sized Nightbird. I think it's better than the current hard-to-find 3rd party offerings. I'm in. I can ignore the backpack. Maybe that's what Takara has been training my brain to do for years :D