TAKARA MP-56+ Riggorus

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  1. Currywurst

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    I love that they made the insignia an optional sticker. The Diaclone toy never had a symbol.
    But I love to sticker up my MP's with Diaclone toy detail, so I'm dissapointed this figure doesn't come with such a sheet?
    If not, I hope Toyhax will do at least this much for MP collectors.

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    The mold is so spot-on for the original it's amazing. I am worried the shade of yellow is too bright, but I hope that is mostly the lighting.
     
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    Not sure what you mean here. He’s supposed to be a G1 toy or Diaclone homage. He was originally shown with the sticker details applied in the CG renders so we were expecting painted on toy sticker details like MP Artfire or MP-36+. But Takara has forsaken us and given us annoying stickers like 44S. So now we can apply them ourselves very poorly and have them peel off later. Whee!
     
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    Strange if he comes with a G2 symbol sticker.
    But great news if he comes with stickers to replicate the Diaclone toy stickers.
    After the annoying shrivelly water decals that came with the XTB version stickers will be a joy to apply.
     
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    I like this, I am a sucker for any Diaclone-esque figures. I don\'t collect Masterpiece, hopefully they\'ll do a Selects version down the road. 
     
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    I’m curious why they call him MP56+ instead of MP58+, it seems that this guy has more in common with Hoist than Trailbreaker.
     
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    I\'m still disappointed Riggorus isn\'t an evil wizard, but I\'ll be appointed if he\'s Wreck Hook\'s great grandfather 
     
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    I'm still waiting for Deep Cover getting the mp treatment...a blue lambo.
     
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    Great. Now give us this in black for those of us who want a toy-accurate MP Trailbreaker. :) 

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    Ohhh, he’s looking nice. So yellow, haha.

    Not sure how I feel about him being a Decepticon, though. I worry a purple insignia on there might clash with the vibrant red/yellow thing he’s got going on…
     
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    With the yellow stripes hopefully.
    And the blue version too.
     
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    I would be fine with the sticker since I'll make him an Autobot anyway. Now he's even more tempting.
     
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    The yellow plastic gives me hope when mp-45 is reissued the forearms and waist will be molded plastic.
     
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    Oh, yes! I haven’t been interested in MPs since the Skids mold— even though they never gave us a proper toy deco, despite getting the head right on Dia Burnout— but if they make this in black, then I’m all-in.
     
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    So do we have any idea why the name is Riggorus and not Rigorous?
     
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    Knowing Takara, they'll do it, but it'll be some mall exclusive that's available for 5 minutes only, and only during the full moon. :) 

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    I love it when HasTak turns one of the unused Diaclone colors into a TF character lol

    I need to find a way to incorporate him into my fanfic...
     
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    (cool guy voice) because it's a robot, and robots have to be cool, and being cool doesn't mean having a pre-existing word as a name
     
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    Deep Cover is a black Lambo, though. His robot mode has blue in it.
     
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    Yeah I wish they toned down the yellow for a Decepticon, which I don't think will be happening at this point. I like the idea of a Decepticon medic. Any QA issues so far with this mold?

    Btw how many diaclone colors did the original figure come in?