Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by Superquad7, Dec 1, 2011.
Since the change in direction, I've been just hanging on to the MP world in the hope that we would see three specific figures released. I had hoped that the 50 slot may have been a big one but history said probably not. So I just come here to check this thread and the appreciation threads.
1. Hound. This guy was pretty good but I just wasn't feeling him for some reason. So I didn't pre order. Seems lucky since he has huge QC issues. Maybe we will see a + version since there aren't many repaint options and he will be more what I am after but at probably a minimum $100 more than I paid for Megatron and 4 of my pre Sunstreaker car bots. I'm not sure I see the value for a figure I'm not enamored with.
2. Cliffjumper. Ever since the move to cartoon only MP I was unsure about this guy even if Takara got the Porsche licence. Bumblebee V2 sealed it. He will be chibbi which is definitely not for me. I was never going to own an MP of this guy. No point waiting for him.
3. Jazz. My grail. I was less nervous about how this guy would look in toon form since the on screen version wasn't as far removed from the toy as someone like Ironhide or even Hound. However, I'm thinking we won't see this guy. I think the line is evolving again and it's a direction I have 0 interest in. So why hang on.
I think it's time to do something I never thought I would and look at 3rd party Jazz figures. A new world but hopefully I can find a good one that works with my earlier MP figures and complete my collection.
I get were your coming from. I feel bad for those that prefer the Hatsu bots. Personally, I love the new direction. There must be more out there that do because that’s the direction TT is going. What are your thoughts on something like MP 39 plus?
I like the new direction as well. I just wish QC was better since we basically buy these things blind
Oh yeah, I've said in here many times that clearly the market wants the toon bots or Takara wouldn't keep making them and I wouldn't want to deny fans what they want.
I'm just stating where I'm at. Personally, I just wish they had finished the car bots in the one style but it wasn't to be. Plus they make more money selling the + repaints so they win.
I just need to work out what I do. I've come to the opinion that I'm hanging on for no reason. They aren't going to release what I personally want so I shouldn't keep hoping and then being disappointed. It's not what this hobby should be about. It's meant to be fun!
I think I could get into a Sunstreaker +. I don't display my current Sunstreaker as even though I bought him I didn't really get into him either. He just sits in his box. Megatron is the newest MP in my display. He still works with the earlier bots for me.
Really hope Arcee means Hot Rod + is on the way and released shortly before her. Really dig how they've often put out a + figure to pave the way for an upcoming new mold (Red Alert+ before Inferno, Sideswipe+ before Sunstreaker, Bluestreak+ before Optimus and Bumblebee).
Also wondering how long it'll be before the next Movie/s3/Headmaster character. Hope it's not another 4+ years! Been a fan of that cast since the beginning and would love to have a whole shelf full of 'em!
Arcee and Bumblebee 2.0 are without a doubt trailblazing figures in the MP world (even though I find them personally repugnant) ... chibi bee unlocks the minibot door we've been waiting on for so long, while Arcee indicates the Movie cast will be fair game now that the JP 30 yr. anniversary has arrived ... combined with the Raiden project, we've really seen all our wildest TT dreams come to fruition. The only uncharted horizon remaining at this point is the triplechanger - and if TT is taking on esoteric combiners I find it hard to fathom why they'd shy away from a lesser challenge ... Good times ahead folks, we just have to keep our fingers crossed that the demo pool of collectors doesn't get aged/priced out in the coming 10+ yrs.
I really hope Arcee means we get more movie characters. I would love Galvatron, even though I know the bad bots don’t sell very well in Japan. Kup, Blurr, and maybe the first foray into triple changers could be Springer?!
If they're doing Arcee, then I see Kup and Blurr as distinct possibilities... Springer, with his triple changing, would be great, but with the move towards more articulation, and being a triple changer I can easily see him being 200+ if he happened.
The '86 Movie cast, plus the S1 characters yet to be done, easily sets us up for another ten years of G1 MPs, and probably longer.
Oh yeah, he’d probably be the same price as Dinobot. That’s the only reason I don’t collect BW, I have to draw the line somewhere with all the price increases. MP G1 seasons 1,2& movie are all I collect now. Along with 3rd party of course. I’d buy a lot more if the prices where not so dang high!
Yeah right? They will Totally milk it.
And, honestly, I’d pay it.
Anyone know what version of Kup is behind Arcee in the images?
That will be Legends LG-46 Chear, Takara's version of Titans Return Kup.
Appreciate that, thanks! Patiently waiting for the MP...
Semi-related, for a theory of mine: do you know some late'90 toyline that were reborn in masterpiece style?
I mean: not updated style, but modern articulation and accessories, and high pricepoint
I don't know what toy show this is, but it seems MP-44, 45, and 48 (at least) are on display somewhere:
アルフェス2010（ブログミニ運営中） on Twitter
"MP Rio Convoy on display at AmiAmi of Akiba Radio Kaikan. The mane's gold plastic is beautiful, but the hinges and cranks are full, so I'm a little worried. At the base of the shoulder, the lion's head seems to move freely and flexibly. There was a pop that appeared on the release date, but how about? #TFTOYの面白さを伝え隊"
アルフェス2010（ブログミニ運営中） on Twitter
"MP Rio Convoy on display at AmiAmi of Akiba Radio Kaikan. Completion degree !? In terms of time, it probably looks like a real sale. #TFTOYの面白さを伝え隊"
Yellow look better than I thought it would, too bad I sold my Prime, they look pretty good together.
They're on display in a store in Tokyo
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