The G1-Focused Masterpiece Speculation Thread

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

  1. Matty

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    Sure thing. I feel like the discussion is getting beyond what I originally wanted or intended. I’m bowing out of this one :thumb 
     
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  2. jackisking

    jackisking Yeah, the MP line is soooo dead

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    Whew, imagine if Raiden us the first MP combined. Would make all those years of, "Takara will never do a combiner because of x,y, and z .......discussions worth it.
     
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    I was just coming here to post about this! I’m not in the least interested in Raiden, but I’m super curious as to how this would play out. I’ve always been of the 2-3 years to release individuals mind, but their promos sure are making it look like they might do it in one go. I’m terrified of the cost if they do that.
     
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    I definitely wasn't expecting Takara to start doing combiners anytime soon, let alone with Raiden. If it's confirmed it's going to be a really huge moment for the MP line. Can't wait for more info.
     
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  5. jackisking

    jackisking Yeah, the MP line is soooo dead

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    Thinking about it even more, it would change a lot of things about what could be possible. Would it make Astrotrain or in turn Blitzwing even more possible. Or even more Japanese G1 figure possible. Will this eventually be MP50 and the year is filled with repaints? How close is Devastator in their plans? Will they finally clean up the Vietnam factory, especially if this is a MP. I guess now we wait for final confirmation.
     
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    If Raiden is a Masterpiece as the brochure suggests, then every Diaclone-originated Transformer is all but confirmed. Devastator. Insecticons. All five Dinobots. Skids. They're all coming.
     
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  7. jackisking

    jackisking Yeah, the MP line is soooo dead

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    Nah, not Skids:lol :lol  He's just not in demand like that.
     
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    Can’t imagine a Masterpiece Raiden being less than $1,000 USD. I also can’t imagine sitting out Takara’s first Masterpiece combiner, which I did not have money on it being anything other than Devastator.
     
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    Well boys they did a thing, so I’m here...for now...

    I’m guessing $500-$700 domestic in Japan.
     
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    jackisking Yeah, the MP line is soooo dead

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    He's going to be expensive no doubt as this is just as much aimed at the toy train enthusiasts as MP fan. It literally ticks so many boxes for them. Hopefully factory QC doesn't let this project down as he would signal more combiners.
     
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    I want to believe that, but until they do anything outside real world vehicles for G1, I'd be hesitant to say so.
     
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    I would not be too sure that the actual scale will be taken into strict consideration...
     
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    I would, this is also targeting the model train market, and model trains ain't small.
     
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    Listen. Raiden has fuck all to do with Transformers. Hasbro ignored him back in '83. He stuck out like a sore thumb in Headmasters. When that show ended he vanished into obscurity and never appeared in another show or toyline. If Raiden is MP-50, then this is just more proof of what I've been saying all along: Masterpiece is about the origin of this franchise, the pre-Transformers era, and that's Diaclone and Microchange. And if Takara is going to make a D-lister like Raiden, who wouldn't even be a Transformer if they hadn't put him in Headmasters, then you can be damn sure they're going to make the Diaclone crew who are, in fact, inaugural characters in this franchise. Masterpiece is about the toys that were there the day the foundation was laid. Train Robo were there, picked up or not. And Dinosaur Robo were there, and Insecter Robo were there, and Construction Robo were there. There'll be Masterpieces of all of them before Takara's through.
     
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    ...i hope so; the model train market would provide ample demand for a realistically-detailed option in lieu of the current animation-art vogue...
    ...i used to believe that, and it's a beautiful dream, but it's not supported by takara's behavior over the past couple of years...
     
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    That I wouldn’t count on...the animation models for the trainbots are pretty spot on to the original toys, just better proportioned.
     
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    I don't think that a not-robot scaled Raiden will be a wise choice, for a line that has the scale(where possibile) in robot mode as one of the main goals
     
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    Superion, Defensor, Menasar, Devastator, Computron, Bruticis.
    With all those known combiners to choose from,TT chooses a choochoo combiner few have heard of, for their first MP combiner?

    I guess that's kind of par for course. I mean, their first MP femme was one few were familiar with.

    I'm happy for those who are looking forward to this future MP though.
    Personally, this is an easy pass for me.
     
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    Sinestro00 When the Curtain Falls

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    Where is this brochure of which you type?

    Edit: Never mind, I saw it on the front page. Interesting, but I'm skeptical that this will be a true 'Masterpiece' in the vein of past G1 or BW MP releases. I think this is gong to be something new, kinda like the MPMs.
     
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    If this is true, I for one am glad that that argument can now be put to rest. Bring on Devastator, Menasor and Bruticus! :) 
     
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