The G1-Focused Masterpiece Speculation Thread

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

  1. jackisking

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    The fact we seem to be 3/3 where there is a (possible) MP version, makes me think that we might actually see him now. I'd love for the black Ironhide repaint, to be wrong, with the repaint being CJ and the black whatever a Predacon leg. But that's just me dreaming:lol 
     
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    Tbh if anything I think this makes mp cliff more likely does it not? Like his alt mode is identical, which means porsche presumably wouldn’t take legal action if he wasn’t licensed.
     
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    Maybe the black Ironhide was actually for Missing Link?!
     
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    Yeah, but maybe in MP, where license Is 99% mandatory, chibi alt mode is not accepted by Porsche
     
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    I don't think that would MP Cliffy. If I'm understanding what jack said, Missing Link Cliffjumper won't be licensed, so maybe Takara is skipping the licensing for a possible MP Cliffjumper.
     
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    This Porsche licensing thing is so strange. I think I'm going to go with "Cliffjumper isn't accuate enough to the 924 GTR to need a license." Though certainly there has been some back-and-forth between Takara and Porsche over what crosses the line, and presumably Porsche has agreed to not sue for infringement over Cliffjumper. Porsche... being reasonable and cooperative?? What timeline am I in, what year is it? o_O 
     
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    Makes me wonder if the MP Cliffjumper prototype we saw was delayed because Takara thought they might be able to get it licensed by Porche as part of the movie deal. Based on this apparently unlicensed Missing Link version, maybe that fell through and they will now just go ahead and release the MP Cliffy without a license.
     
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    For licensing/copyright infringement, the line absolutely should not matter. At best you could have the licensing company question whether a line called Masterpiece would have chibi altmodes.

    But the point is more: if ss86 Jazz is very, very clear a Porsche but not licensed and Porsche does not take action...then there's definitely some sort of agreement between them.

    That's my thinking as well. From the looks of it it's less Porsche saying this figure is licensed and allows the logo to be used, and more Porsche acting as though it does not exist, perhaps argueing that the altmode is no longer in production and as long as there's no logo on it, the link with Porsche is less obvious. (kind of like HasTak with 3rd party).
     
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    And the spoiler is made-up, the air duct is from the regular 924 Turbo not the Carrera GTR, the original toy was a mash-up of a couple of different models plus some artistic license right from the get-go. I love those licensed cars, but if this is how we get it, this is how we get it. As long as they don't change stuff to avoid the need for licensing like SS Sideways and Dino, I'll be okay with it.
     
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    I would take MP Cliffjumper exactly as we saw that prototype copy. No problems for me except a couple of the slider mechanism parts need to be cast in red and not the grey we saw in the finished, painted version. I think they were up by the shoulders or something. Even that isn’t the end of the world to me. Just release it already, as is.
     
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    So, with the new magazine scans for Ginrai coming in, it kind of seems like Super mode might be as large as MP01??
     

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    Damn, he's gonna be a big boy
     
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    Just about 11-12 inches
     
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    From off Baidu
    Update: I communicated with the source fan again today and found out that Mouse has been postponed. He had never thought that he [​IMG]would have to wait until the second half of the year.
    But I personally feel that it may be the fourth quarter or the end of the year at the earliest, because there will be 2-3 characters in mpg next (new model + repaint)
     
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    Fuck.
     
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    Mouse?
    Unless there's a Mickey crossover we don't know about, I'm guessing Mouse is a smaller member of the Axalon crew with an ego as big as the ship itself?
     
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    Ding ding ding
     
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    What does he mean by new model + repaint?

    Missed a few pages.

    Is the new model = bomber?
    Repaint = another train component?
     
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    Rumours: a black Ironhide, Godbomber, Rattrap, Jazz [edit] and Predaking
     
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    OOT, does this leaker went wrong about ML? He says only "a Decepticon"?