MPM-12 Optimus Prime (Bumblebee Movie)

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by oku, Feb 9, 2021.

  1. optimus124

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    It honestly amazes me that the MPM-4 figure is a far more complex design and practically nails both modes . . . and then there is this thing.
     
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    I wonder if there is a secret concept art yet to be shown about the matrix. Although looking at the mpm's matrix design, i think it could've been a very simple sketch.
     
  3. Doodlebliss

    Doodlebliss Hardly in disguise, Maybe more than meets the eye?

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    Just needs a headswap, and some smaller tidbits, and it\'ll look awesome! maybe just replace horns and brighten the mouthplate even. 
     
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    It\'s like, did they actually see the movie? 
     
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    I was considering this guy, but I think I\'ll stick with the Premium Finish version of the Studio Series one. Less shelf space for one!
     
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    Not a fan of that robot boner/bulge
     
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  10. Easterburn

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    the guy she told you not to worry about vs You
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    I think it's designed to compensate for the fingers no being able to point forward.
     
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    You know, I didn\'t like this figure before, but I\'ve since then changed my mind. I hate it.
     
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    The longer I look at this the more I find a reason to gripe at it. Like seriously, that head is the WORST one so far, and we had MP-44's Round Animation Head in plastic form.
     
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    Not that accurate actually. I have Threezero Prime who is based of the CGI files and while there is a square piece that is raised around the crotch area, it definitely doesn't stick out to the extent of this MPM.
     
  15. DoctorAlgy

    DoctorAlgy all your Primes are belong to us

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    Dat B U L G E though. And I cannot believe Takara actually postpone this. Maybe just maybe, we might get an improved version! nah..
     
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    Doubtful. They aren’t like 3p companies who delay figures to actually fix issues is with molds. They’ll just maybe at the most, fix the silver and white discrepancy. Or change some tolerance. That’s about it.
     
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    I know it's been talked about to death but I'm just so flabbergasted. They couldn't figure out what to do with his shoulder triangles in truck mode (cat ears) but they HAD to have them so robot mode would be accurate, but they're mostly hidden by the roof panels that fold up on top of his shoulders!
     
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    The more I see these comments with comparison posts the less I understand them. Like, the only thing Freedom leader does better is paint, surface detail and a cleaner shilouette. And the latter comes at the expense of bot mode proportions. FL has blocky proportions, wide windows, a squat torso, short arms and long legs. His headsculpt is horribly misproportioned and it doesn't manage to capture the character of the CGI model at all.

    Yeah, the MPM has lots of issues. But in robot mode he does the essential features of this design so much better. Curvy proportions, good window size and a wayyyy more accurate head. He's rougher around the edges, but he still hits the character much better than Freedom Leader. Freedom Leader is like a bad sketch with all the details drawn in. The MPM is like a good sketch that didn't get finished.
     
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    I don't understand the bashing, it looks great, I personally love it, the head sculpt is better looking and more accurate than toyworld's or wei jiang's (Looks wise, not paint wise), and so is the torso area, particularly the chest windows. That being said, the hands kinda suck, and I'm looking forward to the improvements that the KOs will bring.
     
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