The Masterpiece Appreciation thread

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by Superquad7, Oct 1, 2012.

  1. Duomaxwell1017

    Duomaxwell1017 Lt. to Optimus Prime

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    I found a couple on Yahoo Japan auctions but I can't sign up. I cant read the authorization code, its in Japanese and google chrome wont translate it.
     
  2. AmonDemon112

    AmonDemon112 Demon General

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    Been awhile since I've posted on here. I sacrificed Scoria and MP Bumblebee(which I'll get again some day) to afford THIS beast! Really fun to mess around with Mp and g1 toys!
    edit: fixed the picture
     

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  3. Destron UK

    Destron UK G1 Dinobot Pro

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    Many Japanese sellers won't ship outside of Japan anyway, You'd need to use a third party like Mailorderjapan or Tenso or Buyee (there's loads of others too if you search on google)

    Each will have different fees associated though.
     
  4. TCracker

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  5. DukeFett

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    Great pic, what armor is that?
     
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    leov36 Rubber Wheel'd UM

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    Not bad advice, I think I'll take it.
     
  8. Weird Alex

    Weird Alex Kaon Gladiator

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    Just ordered MP Ultra Magnus today from BBTS! I hope he is as awesome as everyone says he is haha.
     
  9. DukeFett

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    I tried to get Magnus in the running pose, definitely takes some balance to pull it off a one legged pose.
     
  10. CyclonuS_ZerO

    CyclonuS_ZerO Uni-con

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    Trying to get that poster pose. Please excuse the poor quality of the images (don't have a proper setup).

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  11. Superquad7

    Superquad7 OCP Police Crime Prevention Unit 001 Super Content Contributor

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    Yes, I would. The direction that I'm gearing my current Masterpiece collection is towards having a "show-accurate" cast, with only a few exceptions (and those exceptions are not "show" characters). I really like MP-5, even though I don't display it with my MP-10 and beyond collection.

    Most Masterpiece collectors also keep a good eye on both official and unofficial scenes. For characters they feel are likely, even a third party release can be passed on in hopes of an official release, whereas a character that will likely never get the Masterpiece treatment is considered a bit more heavily. Megatron is a pretty likely character to be made.

    That being said, there's also the factor of time. Most of us are in our early thirties and no one is getting any younger. For some, the wait is over. That makes a figure like Apollyon a welcomed addition.

    All of this being said, personally I'm not so black and white for everything. Sometimes, it's a case-by-case basis. There's also the factor of available expendable cash, which, for me, is a pretty big factor. There are some figures that I'd purchase a third party version of and keep regardless of an official release. Quakewave is such a figure. I'll be all in for a Laserwave when it's made, but even upon arrival, I'm keeping my Quakewave.

    Sure, but each photo here really needs to have at least one official figure depicted. This is official Toy Discussion, after all. There are threads in the Third Party Forum for photos of only third party products.
     
  12. Dean ML

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    Your shots are works of art, man.

    I think most of us here have given a stab at these poses - great work! I might've kept mine in the movie poster pose but it makes him too tall to fit on my shelves! Anyways... amazing figure.

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  13. craftsmith

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    Movie pose ;) 
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  14. Dean ML

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    From the Tracks thread. Apologies to the original poster. The image is stretched out - he will not look this thin in hand.

    This is beyond my expectations. Flight mode tail fins, flight mode stand, Raoul, Blaster, and beautiful blue metallic paint. Even the hollow back issue has disappeared now that the transparent plastic is tinted. All we need to see now is the hood deco.

    Glorious!
     

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  15. OMEGAPRIME1983

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    Awesome shots, man!! Really like that second one. Would look great with his screaming face.
     
  16. Honesty

    Honesty honestly, Honesty!

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    Agreed and agreed.

    What Takara version. You mean the one that no one has any idea if/when it'll be released? :eek: 

    Oh come on. Don't need to be so black and white about it. I prefer 3P over official for the most part, but would never get rid of the official figures I have and like (very much so I may add) for a strictly "xxxx ONLY!!!11one" collection.

    Lazerwave? Also, Apollyon will be my MP Megatron for many moons to come. If/when (if that day ever comes) Takara makes a MP megs and its somehow better than Apollyon, I'll make a decision then.
     
  17. DukeFett

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    The flight stand is something I didn't expect, he's going to be an awesome MP!
     
  18. Honesty

    Honesty honestly, Honesty!

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    I wonder if any of those extras will be an Amazon exclusive ...
     
  19. Sam

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    He really does look amazing. Takara are finally understanding our appreciation of accessories!

    If so I hope it's Raoul, he's the one I can live without.
     
  20. Yeled

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    Yeah, I'm not sure how it's possible that this has all these accessories. Hasui used to comment all the time how he had to remove this or that because of budget. And now we're getting a fully realized Tracks with all those extras? I'm sure something has to be an Amazon exclusive, right? But even so....