Takara Tomy MP-45 Bumblebee 2.0

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

  1. Omega Riz

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    So I guess it is safe to assume that the “real car” aspect for MP is over?
    I wonder if this will actually make it easier now to bring out guys like Jazz and Cliffjumper as perhaps a “toon” vehicle mode will be different enough to avoid licencing issues??
     
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  2. Spaceman1251

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    This so much!!! Bee's chin is ridiculous. His head looks like a hot air balloon, or one of those balloons they sell at grocery stores.
     
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  3. Sy-Rein

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    One release does not make a trend. And Hound is still real car looking (at least from what I can see in bot mode). So one could just as easily assume at this point that MP BB2.0 is a one-off as far as chibi alt mode and real car aspect will continue on after BB.
     
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  4. Omega Riz

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    You don’t think as well though, that this will be the opening for anime accurate minbots?
    I do.
     
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  5. flynnibus

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    Interesting discussion. But I'm surprised you didn't include the datsuns in that comparison? Prowl's folding roof is pretty ugly and gappy. Sideswipe isn't as piece-meal.. but isn't a saint either.
     
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  6. TCracker

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    MP45 is USD110 from what I heard
     
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  7. Sy-Rein

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    Oh for sure this leads the way for chibi/anime style minibots. I just don't think that precludes also having real car series MPs.
     
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  8. er4smiths

    er4smiths MP Grimlock v2.0

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    What else have you heard? :) 
     
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    They are gappy, but they are tabbing into things properly. I think the back of the legs of the Datsuns irks me more than the back. I believe the backs are animation accurate sans Smokescreen, and the same can be said for the Lambos and Red Alert.
     
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    I'm mainly interested in his alt mode, I want a cartoon accurate alt mode Bee pretty bad. Need more alt mode pics.
     
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  11. Bob 121

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    Christ, this looks awful. I can't see a single part of him that looks better than MP-21. I mean literally everything about it is worse in my opinion.

    But I'll still buy it. I won't like it, but I'll buy it.
     
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  12. Napalm

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    Bumblebee designer at 3pm when his mates are already in the pub.

    so-i-said-fuck-it-its-friday-job-and-knock-old-pal.jpg
     
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    Thank you for the comparison shots. Wow. There are definitely hands down improvements with the front look and articulation of MP45. The backpack from MP21 is still better to look at. Because of these comparison shots though, I can't help but compare the backpack of MP45 with an insect. I can't unsee it :confused: 

    Edit: I'll wait for more images. Perhaps, the pose with the ab crunch isn't allowing the sculpt to look as good as it could. Maybe it's been mistransformed.
     
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  14. oku

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    Well said. I feel exactly the same.
     
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    Welp, I’m out. I was not expecting this to look so bad. It really doesn’t seem like a Masterpiece figure at all, with a chaotic back, weird feet, and enormous head. Even the worst animation errors didn’t look like that.
     
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    solid post
     
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  17. BWfan86

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    Why? When I see people post this (multiple have so far), it boggles my mind. This makes absolutely no sense
     
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  18. peddlerofwine

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    Wow, Takara did that? Easy pass. See some of you on the Black Arachnia thread.
     
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  19. LigerPrime

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    I need to think about this Bee...it just feels like the designers just “gave-up” halfway and decided to cram everything onto the back! LOL!

    Because it hits all the nostalgia sweet spot for some folks. If one get get past the back, Bee looks decent from the front.
     
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  20. Blazing Mewtwo

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    I wanna see the designer Q&A/interview for this guy
    To see what they were figuring out with Bee
     
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