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. franpincho

    franpincho Luxurious

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    I wish iPhone emojis were allowed somehow.
     
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  2. ChromeMagnus

    ChromeMagnus Well-Known Member

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    I had a feeling that would trigger some. lol.
     
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  3. divinecomedy

    divinecomedy JAB-A-WOOOKIE

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    I think KOs will not have such an easy time going forward. There's a thread in the 3P forum about China implementing stronger copyright protection. 3rd party with original designs should be ok, but those making a straight copy or OS will be hammered.

    Prediction for 2019: Wei Jiang is going to get busted.
     
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  4. jackisking

    jackisking Yeah, the MP line is soooo dead

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    But mah toyz...
     
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  5. skywarp-2

    skywarp-2 Master of Teleportation

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    Chinese companies will just shift their manufacturing to south America, and produce them that way, like they did before the quality was improved to be on par or eve surpass the originals. We will still have KOs, weve had KOs since the 80s. All from South America. It could be a saving grace. But remembering those 80s KOs..blech!! Very very cheap!!
     
  6. divinecomedy

    divinecomedy JAB-A-WOOOKIE

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    Sure, but as you said, the KOs of MP-44 will take a while to be high quality if ever.
     
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  7. Yeled

    Yeled Grimlock is King

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    Probably not, no. I will buy 3P figures, but haven't picked up KOs in the past. I think I'll just keep my current collection and mostly quit collecting anything new. Maybe I'll selectively grab something here or there, but probably not a lot.
     
  8. Trip

    Trip Prudentia Fortitudo Temperantia Iustitia

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    3 primes later... Still waiting on muh Jazz.
     
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  9. Jehsee

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    I'm SURE it's been answered a million times, but why does the bot-mode have the stripe if the truck-mode doesn't?
     
  10. geekatron prime

    geekatron prime Master of the Kerfuffle

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    Was really debating on getting MP-44 or not. Glad I waited to see what Amazon Japan was going to have this for. Put in my preorder for $307.47, thats a lot more feasible than $450.00.
     
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  11. mags2424

    mags2424 TT and 3P MP Advocate

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    They are going for hyper toon representation. And in the show he had the stripe in robot mode and I think only a few times in alt mode.
     
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  12. Memph99Q4Ev

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    Was curious and wanted to be fair.  I\'ve watched some reviews on KOs...

    ...those things are crap.  At least the 3P puts effort into it.  Outside of some of the seeker models or Reximus Prime, complete waste of money; not even good enough for a poor man\'s collection.  Maybe for replacement parts at most....
     
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    Do you think they will do a toy + version? In some ways mp-10 is more like the g1 toy....
     
  14. Darkstone

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    Takara released a promotional video for this figure but it is, of course, "not available in your country" :rolleyes: 

    Japanese people and those with VPN's, enjoy:



    Since I can't watch it I don't know if there are any news in this. If it's like Dinobot or Megatron's it might just compare the toy to specific animation scenes. But it should have a few new shots of Prime at least.
     
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    Getting China to enforce copyright/ IP on a substantial scale is asking them shoot themselves in the foot. My prediction Wei Jiang --> Jei Wiang
     
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    Confirms the voice gimmick, at least. Playable version here:

     
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  17. f0cus

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    Show us how you KNOW it’s a 100% markup. Do you know the cost of the figure or are you making a comparison to MP-10?

    This is a figure on a different level to MP-10. The engineering and design are far more advanced (I almost feel bad for MP-10 now).

    Sure Takara might have slightly increased the price by a few percent because this is Prime and it should sell better than any other figure but this will probably go to cover the costs of those other figures that don’t sell so well.

    Anyone on these boards should get behind Takara on this figure because most of us want to see the MP line continue and enjoy the levels of articulation and posability we are being given.
     
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  18. BIOMEC

    BIOMEC Terrorcon, aka "Ratchetman"

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    I will buy one to support Takara and then buy the KO later...
     
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  19. f0cus

    f0cus You can call me Sir

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    I’ve been waiting for TFS to add their preorder. I’d rather buy from a UK seller to avoid a lot of the import kerfuffle.
     
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    Doesn't matter if the design was stolen. Because then you're still supporting this practice.
     
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