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

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

  1. Tekkaman Blade

    Tekkaman Blade Professor of Animation

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    Well that transformation looks overly complicated. And pics of the Carly figure. Looks like I'm going to have to paint all the human faces again though.
     
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  2. Cheem The Rup

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    Can't wait to get a full scan of that page: anyway the accuracy is impressive already :eek: 
     

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  3. Deruji

    Deruji 小説家と翻訳者とアニメーター

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    What I got from the paragraph with the transformation is that they chose to put the cab sides into the legs for better proportions.
     
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    Deruji 小説家と翻訳者とアニメーター

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  6. lord ginrai

    lord ginrai TT Maniac

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    Holy crap, that transformation is amazing! Who'd have thought that the sides of the truck would end up inside his legs? That's nuts!
    Also, it looks like they were considering a similar crotch design to MP Megatron at one point. I'm happy that they came up with a completely new approach and can't wait to see that feature up close!
    Starscream's face also looks a lot better in the pictures here. Man, I might actually display him like that for a while.

    Also, it just dawned on me: This toy has already given me countless hours of entertainment without even spending a dime on it. This thread has been such a fun roller coaster ride. That in itself is already worth like half the asking price XD
    This dude is definitely the most controversial figures that Takara has ever released. Save for perhaps the kiss player figures and that one pervy Ai pvc.
    I mean, damn, over 700 pages already and we still have 8 months until the damn thing even comes out. Insane!
     
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  7. Cheem The Rup

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    Made a better one :thumb 

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  8. Optimus Prime23

    Optimus Prime23 Lighting our Darkest Hour

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  9. Emperor Bruticus IV

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    Absolutely incredible!

    Nice one for sourcing these scans @HolyCulture & @Cheem The Rup !

    One of the most unique transformations I've seen & totally unexpected.
    Interesting that the toes are mentioned as being a completely unique transformation that's not been done before.
    Dope that his waist doesn't need to rotate either... he actually looks like he may be intuitive to transform like the Hasui era figures often were.
    So cool that they make technology trickle down, the idea of potentially using Megatron's crotch is interesting.
    Mr Oshima always kills these drawings! The proportions and head of that Prime are amongst the best I've ever seen.

    This is worth the £295 I'll be paying for him. I'll take a Sleep Convoy repaint too.

    The only thing left to see now is the Matrix chamber functions.
    Perhaps we can get a glimpse of this and Hound in the next mag...

    I wonder almost if the level is now been set to a higher level requiring Hound to be revamped ....
     
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    Time to sell ass or kidney hahaha
     
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    Hmmmmmm... not to be a Shade 20x6 (aka Debbie Downer), but I guess we lose the matrix chamber? Maybe it's there but we haven't seen any photos of that feature yet.

    Edit: or if there is one, dare I say, it's not toon accurate?
     
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    That's the shit! Looks awesome!

    I wonder how the matrix chamber works...
     
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    HOLY F#####G AMAZEBALLS!!!

    I'm ... I'm ...
    just speechless.
    Takara guys you're f#####g geniuses!!!
    Here's my credid card, please ...

    oh my god it's Diaclone again 40 years later!

    Need a Battle convoy recolor (with that GLORIOUS wrinting on the cart's side) ASAP!
     
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    It's there.. Its mentioned as being a separate unit that moves upwards in the transformation.. You can see it in transformation step 08 (look at the black/grey block near his crotch) you can see its moved into position in step 09.
    It looks to be a simple locket type object.
     
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    Is this homage to the Diaclone figure? I don't remember this scene in the cartoons.
     
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    Got it. Didn't enlarge the scans so I missed it.
     
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  17. Cyclonus79

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    That gray piece that holds the Matrix looks to pretty narrow . Now I’m interested to see how that’s going to function . That’s some dam fine engineering though ! Sheesh !
     
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    I'll take a kidney.;) 
     
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    Is the battle damage face the only bit that shows damage?...am I missing a damaged chest piece, something like Megatron? Just going to look a wee bit odd re-enacting scenes with only the head damaged.
     
  20. jackisking

    jackisking Yeah, the MP line is soooo dead

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    You can see it in the set with Carly in it
     
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