Takara Tomy MP-45 Bumblebee 2.0

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

  1. gbm

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    So I had an MP party last night while watching TV .....and I say it all the time ....it's HARD to go back to the articulation of the older MPs (albeit AWESOME ones) once you had Bee and OP in hand.

    Grapple held his own, as did Rodimus ....but Wheeljack, and Prowl, and Swipe , OH MAN gimme some 3.0s on them please!!!! Makes me look forward to Hound all the more!
     
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    Hips are weird because when you dynamically pose them they're solid. There's just a bit of play in a neutral position. It's almost like it's intentional.

    Here's a little group shot:

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    Yup.

    Well played Takara. Well played. Fits like a glove.
     
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  3. franpincho

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    We really need Sunbow Dinobots, don’t we?


    Great stuff man.
     
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    Wish I had more time for photos this morning! Hopefully tomorrow, but for now just basic car and bot turnarounds. After an hour or two of initial disappointment, three days later I can confidently say I'm head over heels in love with this guy. Optimus, Bumblebee, Ironhide, and Wheeljack are what always came across to me as the core Autobots from s1 & 2, always my favorites, and I'm pinching myself that I have them all in MP form now and they look closer to what I grew up loving than I ever thought possible.

    I can't get over how much personality Bumblebee's car mode has. Big fan of the opening doors and seating ability, so if sacrifices were made for their sake (though I think the backpack and heels have more to do with his faux chest and the unwillingness to chop up the doors), then it was worth it for me. The car mode on my copies cleans up pretty nice, though in photos the gaps really stand out just because they magnify such a tiny figure.

    Anyways, very happy!

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    Heels and messy backpack aside, they absolutely nailed the bot mode. TT stock photos did not do him justice, especially since they didn't extend his neck at all. Anyways, couldn't be happier! I still have to sand down the backs of all his eyes so his faces will sit more flush, though...

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    Loving this group as well:

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    Arguably only Cliffjumper (a remould of the mp45 would be perfect) and Gears don't fit in. I have a feeling Fanstoys Brawn and Warpath will slot in like a glove.
     
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    Yes!! Been anxiously awaiting your Bumblebee photos Dean! And right there with you on those four Autobots, they are my core quartet as well!
     
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    Personally I think Gears fits fine. CJ looked okay until 45, but now Toro is decidedly not a suitable candidate to remain in a toon centric collection
     
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    Yeah, they were ever present throughout s1 & 2 with few exceptions. Ratchet could probably sneak in there as well, tbh! Bumblebee has me looking forward to Hound even more now (Insecticon Syndrome) as well as Smokescreen+ (Child's Play). Man, Bumblebee's yellow is so perfect and striking, so different from Sunstreaker that it's amazing how the little guy stands out even in a sizable collection. Hound's green is really going to be something new!

    Also amazing how well proportioned he looks and how dead on his head sculpt is in hand when I think back to his initial reveal and how off they both felt then. Kinda par for course, really. Wish they'd get a photographer who can really do these figures justice!
     
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    He is a great looking little guy. 57D5D891-ED29-4420-AF19-490244CB6AB4.jpeg
     
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    Great shots as always!
    Say, on this pic:
    EBBB059E-E7FE-418A-9945-C59A1E733A8F.jpeg It looks like you may be able to compress the backpack a little bit more by pulling the bonnet piece out so that the telescoping bit is pulled out all the way.
    my copy’s bonnet sits flush with the back bumper just a tad bit more.
    Can’t wait to see more shots bro!

    edit: looks like it’s as compressed as it can be. The bonnet piece is just angled differently. Thanks @4249david for the pics. Can you post a view from behind?
    Thanks
     
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    I’m okay with BC Grump (although I’d buy a TT version of course!) but I NEED a proper Cliffjumper...3 third party tries, 3 third party fails so far...I really had my fingers crossed for that mp49 rumour...
     
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    Yeah a Cliffy using the mp45 mould (with obvious retooling) will be fantastic. He needs the same proportions as Bee. Toro is 100% more suited to MP21. Same build/proportions.

    I'm more shocked at how spot on Beachcomber and Windcharger are!
     
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    That's as tight as I can get it.

    And I'm quite content with my reworked heels too. Think they might stay like that... 15753936846667382683522371118367.jpg 15753937296532874654225111831414.jpg
     
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    If only Windcharger wasn’t on my “do not transform” list :D 
     
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    Fantastic pic. No doubt MP-45 from the front looks like he jumped out of the cartoon and the S1 head from MP-44 looks perfect like he's smiling.
     
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    Fiddlin' with Bee REALLY makes me want an MP Cliffjumper with similar engineering.
     
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    I'm hoping the factory rejects drop in price then I'll splice one together with Toro car parts/head!
     
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