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. LipSmack

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  2. warhide

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    Looks good and all, amazing extras, great choice of colors, bla, bla bla.
    Is it better than Mp10? no it is just different. It's not like comparing Megs v1 and v2, its more like Screamer v1 and v2, and man despite the fact i have all my seekers set with the mp11 mold I still think the 3 originals look gorgeous and are not that far behind.
    If i had enough space I would have an armada of seekers of both versions. No back to Prime, well some parts ar really cool and improved, but others... in fact they did things that look even worst... what a gappy ankle rocker! and the backpack...dude since Shockwave they are a bit into this "lets fold all shit into a huge backpack and pretend no one will notice" type of transformation.. yeah I´m looking at you Sunstreaker!!! And the price tag...jessshhh is this for real? Again Shocky started this nonsense of humongous prices for whatever based on "parts count" or whatever excuse the Takara white knights pretend to believe to simply justify it. The way I see, since this "Hasbro Branding Unification" all we got were jacked up prices, lower quality painting and the slower pace of g1 releases.
    I think Mp10 is the one to go, "gorilla arms" and all and I mean I never noticed that before i read it here hahahaha. It was my very first MP and it will be one my top 5 favourites!!
    I will vote with my wallet and save some money for other bots or maybe a nice trip with my wife. Not even a KO will be worth!
    Good luck to everyone that will throw money to Takara.
     
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  3. TigerBlade

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    $50 monthly mortgage payments? If only.

    V1 and v2 Starscream are essentially the same figure tweaked. I might be wrong but I'm pretty sure mp10 doesn't have butterfly shoulders, double jointed knees/elbows, wrist pivot, ab crunch or high forward thigh movement. Come to think of it I didn't get a flight stand or battle damaged parts with mine either.....
     
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    Did you buy the MPM version and the IDW MP OP from Gcreation and Generation Toy?!
     
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    Sure, but its a style that I'm personally not into, not a fan of the cartoon-skewing Masterpiece line in general. Besides, I'd be able to tolerate it more if it used actual truck parts for the chest.
     
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    Pass.
     
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    Ugg still doesn't look like a $450 toy. $300 would be kinda pushing it..
     
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  11. ZombehDino

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    This looks pretty great but maybe not $450 great. Using the drone arm/crane thing as a flight stand is genius, the articulation is spectacular, the accessories are superb (that might be the best G1 Starscream headsculpt ever), and just about everything looks spot-on to the cartoon. It's just... the price. Sheesh. Hopefully because Optimus Prime is such an easy sell this will get some kind of domestic release.
     
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    also i hope when you transform it it doesn’t take 50 yrs
     
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    also i hope when you transform it it doesn’t take 50 yrs
     
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    That's a good-looking prime. Still out of my price range, but I can appreciate it for what it is. Love that Starscream head a lot!
     
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    I think that clear part is an adapter so the battle station can lock in place in the truck mode. It looks like it can fit in that empty gap at the front of it.
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    You can see that the trailer is flat without it.
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    So either it always unsecured or something will lock it in it's traditional spot.
     
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    I am in love. I love the truck mode, too!


    "Hasbro/Takara, PLEASE give MP-44 CONVOY, TF-AOE: 1ST EDITION OPTIMUS PRIME/TF-CYBERTRON: LEADER CLASS OPTIMUS PRIME levels of ratchets. GOOD RATCHETS! Not those cheap ratchets you have been using on your retail AND your Masterpiece line!"
     
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    That's all fine and dandy, BUT...



    Does his mouth move?
     
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    Don't get me wrong, it looks great, but I'm just not seeing where the pricetag comes from. The deco is flat and simplistic, as it should be, but its hardly anything incredible. The accessories are about average for an MP. (love that it comes with both head designs) Yeah it has a trailer but that's hardly anything incredible.

    Looks like the best MP Optimus ever, but not 50,000y's worth. :/
     
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  20. tfcrafter

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    Hahahaha you are good.
     
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