Takara Tomy MP-45 Bumblebee 2.0

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

  1. franpincho

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    Fuck yeah!
     
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  2. Optimus Prime23

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    I see your point and I agree. But my statement was broader I guess. I would like to see more usage of metal and magnetic connections and gimmicks. Those old toys felt amazingly ahead of time in terms of engineering and ideas. Obviously plastic has taken the place of zinc alloys like zamak and die cast metal parts, I just feel a bit nostalgic...or maybe just old :) 
     
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    Spike comparisons. Same pic slightly different lighting 3C7838E7-2CBB-4320-A304-4339CF30F296.jpeg 5A70E315-95ED-4A82-872C-7201F96AB728.jpeg 7CE374C2-CB20-4C67-9196-D94E799F6D81.jpeg
     
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    Didn’t know about that.
    Right nah I’d love that as well. I just don’t think Takara would do something like that, it’s a bit too gimmicky, having all the humans with magnets. The most gimmick they have these days are the blast effects.
     
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    I like how that sounds.
     
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    Was this new video posted?


     
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    Yup. Unless the interaction is with the main body, adding magnetic parts would add to the cost.
     
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    In case, someone wonders his opinion. He thinks it's trash. He didn't figure out how to ride Spike so don't bother to look.
     
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    I’d like to buy his “trash” off of him ;) 
     
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    I’ll have to see that one.
     
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    that's what he gets for taking chance on early stolen piece , no manual , no complete accessories :) 
     
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    Is this the same guy who threw his mpm-4?.
     
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    I'm still really curious/excited to see how Spike gets inserted into Bee's alt mode. I remember you saying @Phamduc that it's something we won't expect. I know some may be disappointed that we can't simply put him in via the door, but personally I think that sounds fun. Maybe that will be a sort of "masterpiece moment" in itself.
     
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    You lift up the roof and front part of the bonnet hood, and insert him that way, like this:

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    A bit weird, given the opening doors, but at least Spike can go inside!
     
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    Oh that's cool. I don't mind it, plenty of toys open in weird ways for figurine access. More odd to me is that the reviewer got frustrated at not being able to figure it out. It seems like an obvious thing to try lol.
     
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    Yeah, definitely odd! I worked it out after @Phamduc said it was not what you would expect and asked him, and he confirmed it. From the review it looks as though you have to separate the hood/feet to release the hood part before you can lift that section up to put Spike in. You would have thought the reviewer would have figured it out.

    What I'd love to know is what the deal is with the weird greeble on the rear headlights:

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    That's not part of a real-world Beetle or part of the character model:

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    Nor is it part of the transformation. So why did they add such odd - and slightly ugly - details to an otherwise beautiful representation of cartoon Bumblebee's alt mode, right down to the fake part at the back to represent the back of his head that protruded from between the rear lights? Are those details based on anything?

    EDIT: I answered my own question. It turns out those details are from a real-life Beetle - the 1973-1980 US Beetle:

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    Mid America Motorworks - Air Cooled VW Parts & Accessories 866.350.4535

    Genuine Hella Rear Lamp Unit Complete Beetle 1974 Onwards

    Still, odd they added such random real-world detailing to a cartoon-accurate car, especially when the rear lights are a completely different shape!
     
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    Weird! :lol  But awesome. That made me curious, so I went and checked my various VW Beetle bots from over the years, and found that none of the others - even the MPs which have the lights but not the etching - have those details molded. But oddly, to a much lesser extent, G1 Goldbug and my vintage Gobots Bug Bite do! :lol  So my head canon is this is a pretool for Goldbug or a Gobots homage. (Not in reality, don't at me people lol.)
     
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    This shit is gold. They started off thrashing mp45 bad design inaccurate backpack, small pins, huge feet, idiocy of designing it to be accurate from the front but the rest of the angle it fell apart.... halfway through they swing to play devil's advocate by praising hastak on its design, toy being cheap, epic design, clever transformation .... in the end they ended up sucking all the energy left of them as they can no longer go on with their sarcasm anymore.

    All in all it's pretty mp45 is a huge let down.