The Masterpiece Appreciation thread

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

  1. Nemesis Otaku

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  2. DesertDog

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    Considering that issue #5 was my first exposure to Transformers fiction outside of the Tech-Specs, and his recurring role in the Marvel comics it’s surprising that I didn’t have any Shockwave at all until the Fall of Cybertron figure. Now I have nearly ten versions of him. And every single one gets this pose sooner or later.

    Don’t look at me like that, you all do it too!:D  CF41B256-62FB-4D12-95B0-7519335D2FE0.jpeg
     
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    To be honest, I never did the #5 pose. I somehow feel left out.
     
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  4. Shockwave81

    Shockwave81 Protecting Cybertron from all hostile threats Moderator TFW2005 Supporter

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    I think this basic pose is one of my favourites for the figure:

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    The angles of his shoulders, ‘A’ stance, slight crotch thrust.

    Love it.
     
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  5. Autobot Meister

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    I know very little about Masterpiece, if I understand correctly, the new releases are more cartoon accurate?
     
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  6. Sam

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    That's right. It's a direction the line has been gravitating towards since the very beginning, but pretty much any release after MP-22/25/27 or thereabouts is considered to be as cartoon accurate as they're likely to get. Some earlier releases are getting '+' repaints that usually make them more cartoon accurate (MP-12+, 17+, 20+ and the upcoming 18+).
    N.B. New releases that came out after MP-30 might get '+' releases which make them more toy accurate, like MP-36+.

    Other earlier releases have simply gotten entirely new versions to make them more cartoon accurate, which is why MP-10 and MP-21 have been remade in the form of the upcoming MP-44 and MP-45. The same will almost definitely happen for MP-11 too (just look at the Starscream head that comes with MP-44 for how different a new Starscream will look).

    It's pretty likely that Soundwave will also get either a new version or at the very least a toon-accurate '+' repaint at some point soon.
     
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  7. Silvershot

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    Some 2014 love. Can’t believe this guy is almost 5 years old!

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  8. kraven

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    They grow up so fast.
     
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  9. Shockwave81

    Shockwave81 Protecting Cybertron from all hostile threats Moderator TFW2005 Supporter

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    I’ve always been a fan of visor/mouth plate combos...

    Heck, I’m happy with either/or as well!!
     
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    I had a dream last night that I saw pictures of MP Trailbreaker. It was a weird photo because it wasn’t the normal grey background used to showcase MPs. This was a cityscape and in it, it showed Trailbreaker’s arms as Scavenger’s arms in the Devastator form. Some weird stuff but I need an MP that makes force fields.
     
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    Look who I found for $50 at a local comic book shop:
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    Gonna be fun taking pictures of these two in the future: 83276405-D9A4-4A71-87C1-426CEE5F8FB4.jpeg B28C8DCC-F622-4EED-9A03-05C43DEF03E3.jpeg
    ^Same energy 94E5DA23-EFB0-40EE-B5B6-6123CF755172.jpeg

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    Bluestreak= when Hasbro/Takara know that I’ll have to get Smokescreen in order to complete the trio

    Prowl= me when I realize that I’m too broke to get Smokescreen:
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    I’ve never posed MP-29 and MP-29+ with the classic #5, but darn near every other shockwave I have that can strike a pose has, even my Kre-O battle Changer. Honestly not sure why I haven’t.
     
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    So more old school love - these were taken December 30, 2003 - over 15 years ago! Some MP-1 love:

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    With cardboard trailer:

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    Even though I am a huge chug collector I really love masterpiece mainly because there’s so many options for quite a lot of characters letting people build whatever collection they want
     
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    So that’s what the cardboard trailer looks like. I never but mine together.
     
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    What do you guys say about Smokescreen? Is he cartoon accurate enough aside from the logos and is he different enough from Prowl and Bluestreal to warrant a purchase? Thoughts? Thinking of getting him as another deskbot. I know there might be a plus one the horizon, but it’s too early to know when still.
     
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