Shogo Hasui on Masterpiece (from Figure-oh April issue)

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by SydneyY, Mar 4, 2014.

  1. tikgnat

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    Masterpiece combiners? Oh hell yes.
     
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    I agree. I think the Masterpiece line is what the G1 animation and toys would have been like if:

    1.) They had the ability to license all the vehicles back then.
    2.) They had the engineering technology back then that they do now.
    3.) The animators weren't lazy with the animation (I do realize that these were 30 min toy commercials back in the day, so there wasn't really an incentive to stay consistent with designs and scale).
     
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    YES. I really hope Wheeljack does well. I anticipated it doing so anyways, but if it sells well enough to bring up more "single use" characters (with or without obscure redeco options)...

    Same. I'm hoping that means more Decepticons can get sprinkled in to change things up here and there (even if he's been assigned to the AoE line for the time being).

    Heheheh.
     
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    That was a nice interview. Great to hear how enthusiastic he is about the figures. I will certainly be getting a couple Wheeljacks.

    I also think he may have been referring to either Galvatron, in opposition to Ultra Magnus, or Shockwave, being the more mad scientist opposite of Wheeljack.
     
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    Good news on the colours - though I'd settle for the chest area as well matching the original car.

    Hasui hit the nail on the head - the reason the details from the toys/real life vehicles were omitted in the cartoon was because... It was a cartoon! The bots were simplified to make animation easier. Here's to hoping we see more vehicles following their real-life counterparts in future (looking at you, Smokescreen).

    Steve.
     
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    more decepticon combiners please! Proper ones not the lamos they've been coming up with lately!
     
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    Where in holy hell are people getting all this combiner nonsense? He mentioned character combinations - not a word about actual combiners.
     
  8. Dean ML

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    Taken from the end of the interview "...I hope to be working on a steady growing series and have more choices of characters such as combiners."

    He's stated his desire to create combiners in past interviews, especially his favorite, Bruticus.
     
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    Amazing how they always have the real considerations of most fans in their mind as they develop these figures. They are very naturally plugged in to the debates we end up having here after the fact - that is pretty impressive and it shows that they don't just say they're fans, they care about these little things just as much as we do.
     
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    huh? This is why i try to not just glaze over anything I'm reading.
     
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    I swear that part got added after I did the initial read-through. :)  Guess I mistakenly read it as "combinations" since that was mentioned right beforehand.
     
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    Agreed, I believe Galvatron seems to be the leading candidate.

    Amen! This is exactly what people need to understand. Great way to summarize his interview. I can't wait to see the next MP's :) 

    It would make sense that they will be alternating between the 2. Something like 2 years Hasui works on the movie stuff while Kobayashi works on the MP line and then switch for the next 2 years.


    Couldn't have said (written) it any better. Now bring on the proto pics of bee and colored pics of Wheeljack :) 
     
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    Ultra Magnus rival always was an will continue to be Cyclonus. There almost the exact same style of soldier. Loyal , honest , brave , an a perfect leader if needed to step up an become one.
     
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    Also repaints possibilities. I'd get a Marlboro Wheeljack!
     
  15. SydneyY

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    Yeah I happened to be online when Type-R posted the scan and could afford staying up late last night. If it was a couple of days ago I'd have missed it :) 

    I try to translate as much as possible without putting my own interpretations of what he might have in mind (Japanese is nuance heavy). I'd rather have direct and rigid translation than putting in words he did not say. For what it's worth I took his words as you did :) 

    I suppose he doesn't know what the future holds. He won't be working on MP series but he expresses his wish that it will continue to grow steadily (and he be able to come back to it)
     
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    That's like a major, major demotion. Not intentionally, of course, because the powers at be are putting the movie stuff first right now. But it is a demotion.
     
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    Great read!
     
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    i love this guy lol.

    also.. i want some of you to notice that the CARTOON and the real car were in consideration when coloring him NOT THE TOY.
     
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    Slicer should be the first repaint of Wheeljack. It would be a shame if Wheeljack was never repainted.
     
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    Syd you're the best! Thanks mate.