Takara Tomy MP-45 Bumblebee 2.0

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

  1. franpincho

    franpincho MP-47 Survivor

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    Yup,

    I'm sure TT is reading this and said "a member at TFW is happy with his 3P version of TB, let's scrap the project".

    I'm glad you are set with the versions that are currently out there. Some of us simply don't want them. We can wish all we want for what the next MP is, but the fact that those (TB and Hoist) were mentioned as being a WIP in some way, is reason enough to believe they will be made. If not, no biggie. I'll take whatever TT decides to put out.

    One thing I won't do personally is simply settle for just any lesser (IMO) version simply because "the gotta catch 'em all" mentality of this whole collecting TF's.

    Again, I'm happy that works for some. No conmigo, señor.
     
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  2. Goldimus Prime

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    Again, just to keep the record straight, these have not been "mentioned as WIP in some way". An interviewer asked a TT employee how they would (hypothetically) tackle those two characters and the interviewee responded in kind with an answer about how they would hypothetically go about designing them. Not how they have been designed, nor how they will be.
    I would LOVE to see an official Trailbreaker and Hoist! I'm hoping they'll get made sooner than later. I just want to quash that old rumor about them being 'in the pipeline', before it falsely spreads again. ;) 

    I too am an official product only collector. That said, I understand the frustration that folks who've already purchased a 3P version of a character feel when not wanting to 'upgrade' to a later official release. I too have felt that frustration when considering whether to go in for any of the (admittedly gorgeous to my eye) + decos. So far I've abstained from all but 1. I did have to go for MP-20+, Wheeljack just looked too off model to my eye in his older deco.

    On topic--I'm especially excited about how handsome that fresh MP-20+ Wheeljack will look when posed with this new Bumblebee!

    Hahaha, yikes!! Did your early bird copy break? I sure hope not! Is this simply a "some disassembly required" pose?
     
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  3. 4249david

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    Options are good! Personally I got a bit fed up of waiting. I can't see TT releases continuing in this line for the next 20yrs, and that's what it'd take to complete a season one collection given the inclusion of BW and the odd Diaclone option here and there. Plus the fact that Seekers v3 and a toon Soundwave will happen, OP v4, then Blaster, or who knows even a new Decepticon might happen... really limits the available slots for further new characters.

    I buy 3P to either scratch an itch or fill a hole I know will likely never be filled by TT, whether they read this forum or not (we know Hasbro did for Unicron, and there's a TT employee on here too, so the sarcasm was a bit unnecessary). I'm okay with that, and it's fairly widely held that TT are too, unless you tread on their toes (FT's Soundwave for example).

    If TT provide what I want they'll get my money, but I won't shill for them as much as I won't for 3P. I want a collection of toon likenesses of S1-3 characters, and no one company can provide that within the next 15yrs or so.

    If you wet your pants for MP44, like most people who marveled at it's engineering, myself included, you'd appreciate a lot of the 3P stuff too if you allowed yourself. Instantly referring to a 3P figure as "lesser" to a non existent TT figure that may or may not ever happen doesn't achieve anything, even if it is an opinion you are entitled to have.

    Also, just fyi, I spent ages looking at the 3P options for each figure before choosing the one that I felt best suited my tastes. In fact BSF did a really good set of videos detailing the best options for a Masterpiece collection, and all the official options made the cut.

    To finish this off, and return to Bumblebee, I must say the "half a bot in the rear of a chibi beetle" engineering blows me away!
     
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  4. Chrisola

    Chrisola Solid crotch ratchet

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    4th Party Masterpiece MP-45 Bumblebee 2.0 Loose Version w/o Box

    "Our distributer says this is the loose version, means that the figure is 100% from Takara but here is no box but we think this MIGHT(we are not sure) be a KO product so we marked it as 4th party.
    The quality might not be as good as the Takara boxed one since it might be assembled out side the factory."

    Crazy if it KO before official release?! But could just be factory seconds QC fails or something i guess? Weird o_O 
     
  5. jackisking

    jackisking Yeah, the MP line is soooo dead

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    Being the leaked copies have been floating around since August not much of a surprise,I guess.
    The irony is if its a KO its 9 dollars less than if you had ordered it.
     
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    I'd guess it's either part of the stolen stock, or perhaps a review copy like some on here have had.

    I suppose it's possible that one such copy has been KO'd but I don't know whether 3 months is sufficient time to do that or not...
     
  7. kshaps

    kshaps Busting Deceptichops

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    Does anyone think we might see final product box/figure before 11/23? Also WTF AJP...the holidays must already be hitting. My delivery ETA is Dec 1-4th...
     
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    Same here, therefore I have no doubt in my mind that an official Trailbreaker will be released by the end of the month.

    :eek: 
     
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    Is it broken or is it a mushroom peg that can pop off?
     
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  10. Optimus Prime23

    Optimus Prime23 Lighting our Darkest Hour

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    Seriously, ambitron can’t leave us hanging like this.
     
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  11. ambitron

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    Ha ha, don’t worry, it’s just a mushroom peg, nothing broken. :)  Aside from a proclivity for paint chipping at certain contact points, the figure is solid.
     
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  12. Optimus Prime23

    Optimus Prime23 Lighting our Darkest Hour

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    *wipes brow*

    Whew. :oops: 
     
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    Technically, the 'bot mode of MP-21 is based on the G1 character design incorporating real vehicle aesthetics and proportions. How the Takara engineers managed to do "mass shifting" the pennyracer proportion into a much taller form is amazing!
     
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    Where was mp-45 80 bucks? I think the lowest I personally saw Amazon go was like 95.
     
  16. jackisking

    jackisking Yeah, the MP line is soooo dead

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  18. [Wing_Saber-X]

    [Wing_Saber-X] Takara Fanboy Collector

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  19. franpincho

    franpincho MP-47 Survivor

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    Mine’s set at $95 (paid for today) shipping included from AJP. Crazy to think that MP-13 (reissue) is only $10 more (shipped).

    Not bitching about price here, but shit, how times have changed.
     
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  20. Notqr

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    I know I'm late responding, but god your post has got me so excited to have this boy in my hands. Does anyone know if he'll ship anytime soon? I wanted to do a video w/ him in early Dec.
     
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