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

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Retroheavy, Feb 21, 2018.

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  1. malware5

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  2. Meister61

    Meister61 Starscreams Ghost

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    Aside from the back which will obviously be a backpack kibble pos, what are the improvements and where did they fuck up?

    Head. Obviously an improvement. Chest. Different, not better or worse. Abdomen, looks like shit compared to 10. Crotch, both bad but this ones far worse (megatrons old man diapers). Upper legs, big improvement. Lower legs, huge improvement as well. Arms are much better as well because monkey arms are gone.

    Honestly this is as good a prime as mp10. They both fuck up too much to be the perfect prime. It does look more like that cheap ass 2 dollar animation model. But unlike some here I don't view that as a plus. Animation outside of a few stills from later in the series, the intro and the movie, outside of these instances always looked like shit. It's that dbz bs.

    If this had mp10 abdomen, crotch balanced between mp10 and this and a clean back like mp 10 then yes, we would have had the perfect prime. Now it's still just an attempt at a good prime, with obvious fuck ups like mp 1 and mp10.

    3p can easily make a prime that fixes these mistakes to make a perfect prime. Just steal this guys head and fix the rest.
     
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    You were that guy in MP Dinobot's thread hoping it was gonna be 100 dollars max, weren't you? :rolleyes: 
     
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  4. oku

    oku Chill.

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    I like people claiming stuff fucked up just because it's not made for them.
     
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  5. JoshimusPrime1993

    JoshimusPrime1993 Rev up and Roll out!

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    I don't even remember that :lolol 
     
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  7. HolyCulture

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    If this is less than ¥28,000 retail I’ll be pleasantly surprised. This is going to be $300.00 no matter what with international markups, or tariffs, or shipping. To think otherwise is honestly just naivety or ignorance to the recent pricing.
     
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  8. Dean ML

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    Megatron was nearly fully painted, had a high parts count, electronic gimmick, tons of accessories, and a large stock and silencer and could've been preordered from Amazon Japan for around $180 shipped to the US. OPV3 will likely be comparable in every way except his trailer, but even then I'll be pretty surprised if he's more than $250 shipped from AJ.
     
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  9. skywarp-2

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    I'd love to see an English translation on YouTube from the designer explaining the choices and designs that led to this exceptional piece, and what their goals were, and the road to this cartoon accurate 35th anniversary Prime.

    That would be great to watch about now.
     
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    The only way to see a less than $300 price tag is to buy direct from Japan. I got a few MPs from amazon.jp that way.
     
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    It seems I misremembered. You’re right about Megatron. I guess $180 - $220 will be the final price shipped. Whatever. I’m just happy to get such a nice Prime. :) 
     
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  12. Prime of Shadows

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  13. Dean ML

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    Yeah, I'll get this guy regardless of price, but predicted prices often get out of hand here. Even Dinobot, the most expensive MP yet available for order could've been PO'd for $200 (maybe a hair less?) shipped to the US from AJ.
     
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    I guess we should expect a Toy Deco just like the recent Megatron?

    I may prefer that if it comes with a blue Roller. Toy Deco would mean they chrome the legs, etc.!

    Also, if they do split it up, the toy deco may have the silver stripe on the cab, and this one may just be all red, like most animation stills?
     
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    it'll take ages for toy deco to be released
     
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  16. jackisking

    jackisking Yeah, the MP line is soooo dead

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    I'm thinking with what you said about or just under $250 shipped, what ever BW Megatron, Prime may be a couple thousand yen more but like Dinobot and Megatron they will be roughly in the same price class. I just think people shouldn't have any illusions, that he will probably be most expensive MP. We haven't even seen his accessories yet so no exact idea how much or how little he's going to come with.
    Most likely as I would expect a couple runs of the original first.
     
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    Well it won't be released right away, but Megatron Toon Deco came WAAAY sooner than I imagined.
     
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  18. jackisking

    jackisking Yeah, the MP line is soooo dead

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    I wouldn't mind if instead of releasing a straight up reissue with Prime 3.0 they released a 35th anniversary Megatron with the LED for his head and sword.
     
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  19. divinecomedy

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    Actually why not a Megatron V3 altogether. It will be a V3 to remember!!!
     
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  20. Cyclonus79

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    2 years tops. Same as Meg’s . I’d also say a possible price increase as well.
     
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