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

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

  1. Sam

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    Although we hadn't seen before that the handle of the rifle can actually fold backwards 90 degrees! Lots of storage options indeed, I imagine it can fit in his trailer drawer as well as on top of Roller.

    Also the Energon Axe is looking sahweet!

    Really not sure if there's anything I would change on this guy.
     
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    Anti Spark It'S DUB Or Nothing!

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    I know alot of comments have been about primes robot mode but I find his alt mode so amazing. I though Mp 10 was the bomb untill I saw this!

    Does anyone think swapping Mp 10 head on Mp 44 is a odd idea?

    I want to try that.
     
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    The price? I kid, I kid
     
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  4. Sam

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    Heh, now that I would change.

    But not if it meant losing those Starscream parts. I just love those too damn much :lol 
     
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    It’s such a great nod to the show. Hopefully that’s not why the price is so high. I’d gladly give those up for a cheaper price tag
     
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    Not excluding the impressive engineering, articulation and accessories, I think that TT are simply charging a premium for owning the centrepiece of a toon-accurate MP collection.
    Could be many reasons why they're doing so. Maybe the brass need some kind of reassurance that G1 MPs still sell well, maybe TT just need to make money.
     
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    I like his robot mode, but I might catch hate for it. I think the truck mode looks like poop. Especially the back half.
     
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    Agreed. If the high price tag helps fund more figures, then I’m all in....as long as I can get it through amazon japan
     
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    Yeah, maybe it's the 'reassurance' they need to carry on and make Jazz, Mirage and co. Silly as it sounds, I also think that the MP line having more 'premium' prices might make it more appealing to the likes or Porsche - don't know if it's worth the trade-off though!
     
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    Yeah, they’re taking some pretty big price leaps here. If the new Bumblebee is really over $100, it might get a little scary. I was ok with carbots being around that price. Really curious to see what Hound will end up being. Do you think Takara would get in trouble for making Jazz without the license?
     
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    I think it’s mainly down to the engineering on this guy. The new knee joints, the hip skirts that rotate back into the pelvis, the painted finish etc

    There is sooo much in this that TT should be lauded for. Could they have made it cheaper? Maybe, but this is Optimus!!
     
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    I’ve wondered if perhaps the price increase is in part to fund an expensive Porsche license.
     
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    I’d be cool if Takara would take pics of MP-44 with MP-36.
     
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    I think It's just to make sure Japanese collectors have less money left to get on othet plastic cracks.
     
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    Oh. :p 

    What about money for sushi?
     
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    Side abcrunch is a beautiful thing.
     
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    But is it $350 beautiful? :D 
     
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    To me and countless others who have him on PO ......yes;) 
     
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    In fairness despite all the bad, he is Sunstreaker crammed into a 4 inch bot. That fairness it's a big part of what turns people off. He's not as beautiful as I wanted, but I can appreciate the effort.
     
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