Takara Tomy MP-45 Bumblebee 2.0

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by TTemploy, Feb 4, 2019.

  1. Starganderfish

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    Ironically, they can't though. Even the straight on from the front shot you can see the messy feet. LOL

    And these pics pretty much kill the chance that Spike can actually ride inside:
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    The whole fancy door gimmick is pretty much "the door opens". That's it. Maybe you can shove him inside like a corpse in the back of a car but there's no way Spike is sitting in there.
     
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    *looks at the official pics*

    Yup, it's still godawful. Nothing can excuse that side on nightmare of windows and gaps and panels, that backpack is revolting compared to the relatively clean one on V1.0, and those feet almost warrant a trial at The Hague. The arms and legs are an improvement and sure, it's great that the car door opens but it's not enough. It could never be enough.
     
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    Why else would I cite them as an example??

    Newsflash... it's possible to use crap materials - that does not mean all materials are crap. And not all rubber products are equal.

    And there are benefits... which is why it was used in the first place. No one likes cars that don't actually roll nice.. and plastic wheels slide more thus giving an inferior play experience. Plus they just feel cheaper because everyone knows tires aren't hard plastic.
     
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    I still think he can. There are seats you can see in that image molded, and the seat appears to be flush with that protruding yellow bit you're highlighting. I believe he can squeeze into the seat. (Either that or his biceps are folded for the grooves to sort of look like seats, which is a neat touch if so.) If I'm wrong, it's still not a big deal for me personally. But it definitely looks to me like he can. Obviously I can't say for sure, of course.

    The angle of that shot is also a bit misleading. Here we can see there's more depth than there first appears to be in that open door shot:
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  6. Prime Aspect

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    Easy pass for me. MP BB was already pushing it with being in a different scale than the other MP cars (1:35 vs 1:30, though MP-10 is also 1:35) -- this one with the fake chest and even weirder proportions has no place in my collection.
     
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    I didn’t know if you were making a generalized statement about the durability of toy materials in general or just rubber.

    I’ve never heard of rubber tires on toys rolling better- my autobot car MPs with plastic tires roll just fine and I actually enjoy rolling them around. So much so that MP Hot Rod (which has clearance issues and doesn’t roll for me) is relegated to his box.
     
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    Hopefully, the colour is better. Painting the windows on MP-21 last night it's really clear how orange he is. Especially compared to Sunstreaker.

    I'll be picking up the KO of this, severing the rear of his feet just before the big round window hinge, and using some styrene or a 3D printed piece to cover the sides and another piece on the back:
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    I'll also be looking at the best place to snip off the backpack. I think the big hinge here will remove both car-part shells and all the related kibble.
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    Depending on how it looks after that I can either leave as is or 3D print up a small shell for a proper back.
    It will no longer transform... at all... but it would look pretty damn spot on for the toon and fit in the collection next to MP-21 in alt mode. That's a far more extensive modification than I would normally do to get things looking good but I think he'll look good afterwards. And having zero interest in chibi mode, I don't really care about the transformation on this particular guy.
    Just annoyed that this means we almost certainly won't be getting a proper yellow repaint of MP-21, so I have to paint the entire thing myself to get the alt mode to match.
     

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    Were articulated hands ever made for MP-21?
     
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    No, but Hobby Base 1/144 scale ones fit perfectly.
     
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    i just noticed how much MPBB's head looks like Unicron's, especially in thumbnail. i don't like the new MP's head any more unfortunately :/
     
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    Shouldn’t Bee’s windows be blue if this is all out toon?
     
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    Compared with V3 Optimus, V2 Megatron and Ironhide/Ratchet, TT seems to have restrained themselves with accessories for V2 BumbleBee. However, the Spike figure, with the exception of the hard hat, looks the same as the one that comes with MP-44. Does another Spike figure come with V2 BumbleBee? If so, why couldn't TT make Spike to scale better with V2 BumbleBee in robot/alt modes. The Chip figure that came with MP-39 Sunstreaker seems to scale better.
     
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    Low point of the MP line for me.

    I half wanted Chibi/penny racers to sneak through Cliffjumper, but now I see that Volkswagen Beetle looking like that? In Masterpiece??

    Feels utterly out of place compared to MP21 and what has gone before.
     
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    They no doubt will be. I'd even expect them to have been photoshopped to blue by the time the full set of these photos properly comes out on Wednesday.
     
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    That Bee...
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    Thanks, I'll look into it!
     
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    That bumblebee is too small and expensive.
     
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    Love this post!! Particularly what you said about the figure hitting the average across various reference points in the animation.
     
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