Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-44 Convoy/Optimus Prime Ver. 3

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  1. Russ840

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    It looks okay to me. At the very least it'll be a nice match for MP-36.
     
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    Confirmation from someone who attended the panel that Convoy v3 will be using newly recorded voice clips from original Japanese G1 voice actor Tessho Genda.

    たあ坊(TAABOU'S TOYBOX) on Twitter

    For non-Japanese collectors, this feature is just added cost which adds little value to the figure.
     
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    Anything but this "yeeeah, kinda meh about it" Optimus. :confused:  Like most am reserving final judgement until better pics come along, but at this stage I'm struggling to see how (what appears to be) a weaker sculpt than we already have justifies putting MP-10 out to pasture.

    At least in the body and the elements we can see.

    That cab front, for example, is the new "Megatron's crotch" of seam lines. :D 
     
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    Another requisite comparison.

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    Really looking forward to clear images of the face sculpt.
     
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  7. eVac Z

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    Dangit. Would've hoped for a Peter Cullen voicechip, but it was to be expected considering Megatron...
     
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    Gotta be honest, I'm not feeling this. Been trying to decide between waiting for MP Optimus V3 or tracking down an MP-10 for a while, but I guess it's gonna be MP-10 that accompanies my Masterpiece Beast Wars collection after all.
     
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    Called it in an earlier post....
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    Op v3
     
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    After looking at how skewed the images are, and looking at TT logos and other media to try and get a feel for what proportions should actually be, I tried to correct the clearest image we have so far both in terms of camera perspective, and stretching. Best I could do. Definitely makes him look more proportional to Megatron and his legs less skinny, at least.

    Perspective Corrected Prime v3.jpg

    With that, going to bed lol. Enjoy the hype and/or disappointment, as befits each person's persuasion. :D 
     
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    It seems fine.

    Hope they tighten up that shin gap by release.
     
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    I guess if Hasbro releases their version, it would come with Cullen's voice.
     
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    I'm actually hoping for a Hasbro release sans trailer and with a Cullen chip. I may actually skip the TT release in the hope of that happening.
     
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    Eh, voice chip will probably be in the trailer. I’ll just wait for someone to make an upgrade with an English add on like they did with Megatron.
     
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    I'm preparing my custom face already.
     
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    That definitely helps a lot!!!
     
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    Angled image adjusted for front on view

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    Even better! That would bring the price down of a hypothetical Hasbro version even more. Although wouldn't that mean his trailer was talking not him? I guess technically Megatron has a talking cannon.
     
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