MPM-12 Optimus Prime (Bumblebee Movie)

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

  1. JockerStudio

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    I just discovered that his shoulder armor doesn't follow its arm movement. This is weird. Why do they do this?
     
  2. ZombehDino

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    Kind of surprised at how down a lot of people seem to be on this. The robot mode sculpt is, imo, the best one we've seen from a transformable toy of this design, ToyWorld included. The shapes and proportions are spot-on accurate. The colors are probably a bit too bright but unfortunately that's the MPM norm at this point. I will concede that the back half of the truck mode looks phoned in and I'm not sure what's up with those cat ears. Are those accurate to something? Or could they really not find a way for those to fold down?
     
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  3. Illiterate Scholar

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    I was excited for this, but after seeing it... ehhhhhhh. My Weijiang Fire Scorpion has a better paint job than it. Usually, promo shots look super slick, but these pictures look flat. Very cheap looking, and my Fire Scorpion with paint chipping looks more premium than this. This almost looks like an Aoyi Mech compared to it. I might bite if the price is right. Or maybe someone comes out with a KO that improves upon it.

    I hope 3rd parties are paying attention to this. There's still potential to knock it out of the park.
     
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  4. octobotimus

    octobotimus Anti-hype man

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    It’s a pretty bad thing to have on a MASTERPIECE. The freaking studio series $30 figure’s shoulders move with the arm....
     
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  5. ziltama

    ziltama Mods, molds, and casts. Also full of hot gas.

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    Looks like the wrong shade of blue and the cat ears on the cab is inexcusable.
     
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  6. Mercutio

    Mercutio Well-Known Member

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    Wait... is the cat-ear kibble actually permanent, and not just a mistransformation??? AHAHAHAHAHAHA.

    How can the designers be that lazy? It's literally just a flap that needs to fold down.
     
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  7. Aldetron

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    Looks pretty good IMO. So many questions though. Why target exclusive, it will be a lot harder to get in the US. Praying it is available on AJP. Which of the 2 different color schemes will we get:

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    Comparison to movie cgi:
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  8. Prime135

    Prime135 Jill Rhyme the science Prime

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    My guess would be the one with the blue windows as its
    1. more accurate
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    2. the one they had on hand
     
  9. optimus124

    optimus124 PSN ID - OPTIMUS124

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    I want to believe that the "cat ears" are a mistransformation. Given that it looks to be a part of that shoulder armor. Since there isn't a hinge to close it up, I believe we are seeing the correct placement.
     
  10. Cheebs

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    Oof. All of this time and they still couldn't make it the correct model truck.

    Actually, forget the truck model. Just look at that kibble! Look at that wheel placement! Look at that mess!

    Such a let down. Hard pass.
     
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  11. tfcrafter

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    Robot mode looks great! Truck, not so much.
     
  12. The Bucket Kitten

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    I'm hoping the "cat ears" are a mistransformation, even if they're not, I'm not gonna let one little issue ruin the figure for me.
     
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  13. fschuler

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    Other than the rear end of the alt mode, I dig it. Hopefully there aren’t any glaring engineering or QC issues.
     
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    I can’t say the vehicle mode is perfect (far from it in places) but this figure looks great to me. I’m not a super huge fan of the Bee movie designs but this looks damn near spot on in robot mode. Hell even with the ears I still prefer this to toyworld’s with the janky bumper since I care far more about an attractive cab face than a nice hitch. Didn’t think I’d be so excited for this but I guess I am lol.
     
  15. realwhz

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    This is an upgraded version of SS 38. It’s not very screen accurate but should be very playable. I own threezero’s, TW’s and will get this as well.

    As for vehicle mode, I guess they didn’t get the license of Marmon. But it is already a pretty good Marmon like cab over. Forget about the Freightliner in the final scene of movie ...
     
  16. snokoan

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    By the look of it I'd say maybe 90 to 100 dollars
     
  17. Mastermix

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    honestly, was not really looking forward to this. A bit annoyed that we lost a spot that would have otherwise have gone to an 07 Decepticon for another OP. I get that he is the face of the franchise but seriously, yet another one? He doesn't look too bad though.
     
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    We now have a mostly accurate G1 Shockwave that transforms into a mostly accurate TFTM Decepticon flagship. Faux parts and inside out panels have now shown us that the alt mode doesn't have to have anything to do with the robot mode any longer, and both modes can be clean.

    This mess of an incorrect alt mode is inexcusable.
     
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  19. Sovietbot

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    The only thing that suits me with an official is the design of his head.

    They didn't even bother to do the Autobot insignia from the last movie, but instead slapped the typical standard!:mad: 

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    P.S All the same, I did the right thing to buy the M09 Fire Scorpion!:cool: 

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  20. jrod1019

    jrod1019 Troubleshooter

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    I thought that was the best part?
     
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