Takara Tokyo Toy Show Exclusive 2013 MP-12T Masterpiece Tigertrack

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  1. Star Saber

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    Hey Guys

    I got my Tigertrack in today, and thought I'd give a quick review here.

    The Box.

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    The box, as people have mentioned - is gorgeous. It's fully laminated - with the text and images having a foil like quality.

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    MP Tigertrack possesses everything MP Lambor does, with the exception that he has the latter's Amazon piledrivers in black.

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    The card art is gorgeous, and as previously shown, he comes with two Autobot insignias for you to place on him. I preferred not to stick them on mine.

    Vehicle Mode

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    While the picture doesn't show it well, MP Tigertrack suffers from some of the paint problems that plagued MP Lambor/Sideswipe. It's not that clear from the picture, but the coat of paint immediately below the passenger's side window is a bit light, and is a bit on the greenish side. There's also a spot of uneven paint near of the door next to the front wheel.

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    The other side's isn't as bad. Also has a bit of a paint bump on the door near the front wheel.

    Regardless, I'd just like to say, they picked a really great shade of yellow for Tigertrack. If they keep this for Sunstreaker, he'd be absolutely gorgeous.

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    Top view shows that the paint is pretty even, except for the top left of the hood. There's a smudge of uneven paint on mine :(  Again not as clear here, but it will be clear in robot mode later on.

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    The back looks pretty good.

    Robot Mode

    Transforming Tigertrack, he has pretty tight joints - same as Sideswipe. I didn't noticed any looseness on mine, and overall he has all the qualities that made Sideswipe a great MP.

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    While mine doesn't have the scarred face Masabon posted up, it's pretty clear here that Takara still hasn't fixed the paint issues that plagued Sideswipe. You can clearly see the smudged paint on the upper right side of his chest (which I pointed to as the left of the hood earlier :p  ).

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    Mine's also plagued by some black dots. I noticed one earlier on the top of his rear side, but I haven't tried to see if I can scrape them off.

    I also took a closeup of his face. As noted - he has Red Alert's face instead of Sideswipe's.

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    Tigertrack's sad because he has paint issues

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    Overall, Tigertrack's a gorgeous figure - a really nice repaint of Sideswipe. He has all the great articulation of the latter, which you can find in my previous review.

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    Unfortunately he's also plagued by the same problems that hit him, and that could annoy or piss off some people depending on where the problems are located and how big they are.

    I would recommend him, but similar to Sideswipe, your appreciation of him would vary depending on how bad the QC is on yours and how tolerable you are of them.

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    Leg/Knee Panels fully transformed :D 
     
  2. nemesisconvoy

    nemesisconvoy Gundam Pilot TFW2005 Supporter

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    It's a great looking figure, but IMHO Takara is over using the mould.
     
  3. Star Saber

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    So far, they've only done one fringe character from it. I'm not sure that qualifies as over-using the mold yet. The Seekers are still the worst offenders in my book.
     
  4. jametron

    jametron Release the Kraken!!!!!!!

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    :lol  Here's how the review should have gone...


    [Review]He's a yellow painted Sideswipe![/Review]

    And we'd all move on...
     
  5. Star Saber

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    Except he isn't - not totally - he has Red Alert's face :lol 

    edit - which I forgot to mention in my review - edited it already.
     
  6. Sportimus

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    Perhaps, but it shouldn't surprise anyone that they are. So far this mould includes:

    - Sideswipe
    - Red Alert
    - Tigertrack
    - G2 Sideswipe

    With the Datsun/Nissan Z's we're getting:

    - Prowl
    - Bluestreak
    - Smokescreen

    And I would not be surprised if they issue a blue Bluestreak.

    I can't really blame them since tooling for these things costs so much. They're just trying to get the most out of them. I'm sure they'll repaint MP Soundwave into Soundblaster and maybe even retool MP Soundwave and turn that mould into MP Blaster since they are both similar enough in transformation.

    As for Tigertrack, paint QC issues aside, he turned out pretty great. I'm bummed to see that Takara hasn't resolved the paint issues for it, though. It has me a bit worried, especially when it comes to a bright yellow car.

    Nice review! :) 
     
  7. Star Saber

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    Thanks!

    Yes he did, it gives us an idea that they can make a pretty good Sunstreaker already - vehicle mode-wise. I am mildly disappointed, and will see if there's anything that the store I got it from can do with the QC, but I'm not holding my breath given that this is an exclusive.
     
  8. alldarker

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    Thanks for the review!

    Tiger Track looks alright, except for the paint issues, and yellow is a traditional Lamborghini color, but he just lacks a little something. I'm not regretful that I decided to pass on him. I'm not a MP completionist in any way, and I didn't buy Red Alert either. I do like the black G2 Sideswipe though.
     
  9. Starscream Gaga

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    I love the yellow! So much want, but I'm trying to restrict myself to only show characters.
     
  10. Furyan

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    Thanks for the review!
     
  11. joshua

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    Transform those leg/knee panels, people!!
     
  12. Star Saber

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    Right, I missed that :lol  Sorry was in a hurry to post up the review :D 
     
  13. joshua

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    Haha, just kidding! I sometimes leave mine up as well, they were quite tight the first time moving them.

    Your photos make me glad that I preordered this from BBTS.
     
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    It will be sweet if they really issue blue Bluestreak as Ehobby or whatever exclusive.
     
  15. Star Saber

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    No no understandable :)  They are quite tight on mine as well.

    And yeah I really love the bright color on this guy, cannot wait for Sunstreaker!
     
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    That's how I imagined Tigertrack to be made ;) 

    A few photos from my review ;) 

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  17. Thunderspidey

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    Wow, I actually think he looks better than Sideswipe. I even prefer the grimace :p 
     
  18. ex dtw2003

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    Just noticed the purple accents on the feet. That's pretty cool.
     
  19. Stepper

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    The more i look,the more this Lambor mold suit Yellow colour than Red colour.
     
  20. Star Saber

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    Don't quite agree with that, but I do agree that yellow is gorgeous on him. Sunstreaker cannot come soon enough!