The G1-Focused Masterpiece Speculation Thread

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by Superquad7, Dec 1, 2011.

  1. Doc Pirahna

    Doc Pirahna Well-Known Member

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    Moonracer MP anyone?
     
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  2. Hicks_Royel

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    ....Not before a long list of other characters.
     
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  3. SunSwipe5

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    I would've much rather had MP Moonracer over the waste of plastic that is MP Road Rage.

    I really do hope we see MPs of Moonracer, Chromia, Elita One and even Glyph.
     
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  4. Hicks_Royel

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    If by Glyph, you mean, blue Bumblebee, that is possible, unlikely but possible.

    The thing about Road Rage is not the character but the diaclone homage and the easy repaint from a business standpoint. It was just good fortune she was a female character in recent fiction.

    If we are requesting figures that have to require all new molds and lack repaint potential, I choose any of the Constructicons.
     
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  5. Steelfire

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    Robot Corvettes are never a waste!

    Agree with second statement :p 
     
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    I don't think we can count on Hasbro buying into ANY G1 MPs, anymore.
     
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  7. Norm West

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    At this point the mpm line seems a failure.

    I hope hasbro don't screw up another mp line again.
     
  8. kibble

    kibble Seeker style, yo!

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    Initially it was $55 on the website...
     
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    Yeah I think that's what I paid. Thought it was around $65 though. It was years ago though so memory is fuzzy :) 
     
  10. chris settlemoir

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    if so when do you think if not why do you think not?
     
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    Is there a demand for one since Downbeat? I know I'm content with it.
     
  12. chris settlemoir

    chris settlemoir Well-Known Member

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    huh?
     
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    SpiderManchild Banned

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    Since they made Downbeat, is there enough people who would want Jazz by TT to warrant production?
    I'm happy with Downbeat.
     
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  14. HolyCulture

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    I read the past 12 pages. Man. What an unpleasant chore that was. I fixed the problem though. Now the board seems a little more positive haha. I'm excited to get the TT version this month from AE :D 
     
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  15. chris settlemoir

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    i honestly did not know
     
  16. Imperator

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    Jazz has been a contentious one since the Alternator days, since his traditional alt mode is a Porsche, and the company is uneasy licensing their cars for 'war toys'.

    Alternator Jazz/Meister was originally released as a Mazda, but it seems that Takara is holding out for as G1 accurate an alt mode as possible.
     
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  17. general saberwi

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    Oh come on, Bumblebee is a Volkswagen. Porsche is owned by Volkswagen. I think the real issue is not the alt mode, but the paintjob. The Martini racing livery is trademarked, and that might be a point of contention. Although, Jazz in the cartoon has a very different deco in relation to the toy, so going with the super cartoon accurate look that MP figures have now, that's probably not a problem. Although, even if their parent company has done a license with Takara does not mean that Porsche would continue to refuse. I personally find it kind of silly. I mean, I know why Porsche is uneasy with licensing their cars for "war toys", and it has nothing to do with such BS brand image, and everything to do them wanting people to forget that they built Tiger tanks during WW2. I find it silly because Jazz is a nice guy Autobot. There is a potential way out though, which has some precedence. Back in 2007, with the first movie, Barricade was not a licensed Mustang, but a licensed Saleen customized Mustang. A similar thing could be done if Takara approached a restomod company called Singer, who customize Porsches, although I think it's an older kind of 911, and not what Jazz turns into. Or, maybe it is a really big legal minefield, as copyrights can be, and Takara simply doesn't want to open that can of worms.
     
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    I personally love Jazz as a character and as an overall character design so I'm definitely on board for as many as possible. I have Downbeat and he is damn near perfect, but there are some things that could be improved (the tolerances of the torso/shoulders, the lower leg transformations, etc.). I have to second @Imperator's point of the licensing being a major impeding factor in TT making a Jazz. If you think about it, we've gotten figures of most of the "big-name" Season 1 Autobots (Prime, Prowl and the other Datsuns, Ironhide, Ratchet, BB, Sideswipe, etc.) so I'm sure Jazz has been talked about and maybe entered into the design stage, but Porsche is stopping it from going any further. But as we've seen with Sunstreaker (although it's a different situation), it's not impossible for TT to find a way to make the licensing work. Takara could theoretically make a Jazz with an alt mode that is Porsche-esque but is just different enough to escape any potential licensing issues. I think the easiest way for Takara to be able to avoid the licensing all together is to design it HARDCORE G1 toon and make it as plain as possible, but I doubt it would as well received as one that was a little more realistic.

    I personally would buy at least one, but probably 2-3 MP Jazzes, no matter what they ended up doing for the alt mode, but personally I would prefer something similar to Downbeat where it's got a somewhat realistic alt-mode with a simpler toon paintjob. In the perfect world, I'd have different official MP Jazzes encapsulating the toon, toy, and a Hasui-esque "perfect representation"/real-world version of Jazz. If I had to pick just one, I'd have to go with the last one, and then use reprolabels to achieve the other looks.
     
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  19. Prime135

    Prime135 Jill Rhyme the science Prime

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    lol, as much as I agree with the sentiment, I think you ended up in the wrong thread :p 
     
  20. HolyCulture

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    Ooh. Yes I did indeed haha! Well I am still excited to get MPM-04 from AE this month. It will be my first purchase with them. I'm excited to see how cheap the shipping will be and how fast it will be.
     
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