The Masterpiece Appreciation thread

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

  1. Mister Raymond

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  2. HemanPrime

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    9CE69E19-B986-448D-BD63-4778105F82AA.png 672BC8BF-4B74-499C-A1EA-3BABC73FFEF2.jpeg I totally understand if people feel differently, however to me Masterpiece Grimlock holds a special place in my collection/heart (if heart is the right word). As I started collecting masterpiece transformers back in 2005/6, Masterpiece Grimlock was the first Masterpiece that to me represented the character perfectly in both modes.

    The original Optimus and Ultra Magnus (MP-1 & 2) were cool but even back then both modes were off to the g1 cartoon model and didn’t represent a true Optimus and Ultra Magnus to me (I mean you need the carrier/armor).

    Mp-3 starscream and subsequent skywarp and thunder cracker were really cool with awesome f-15 modes but (colour aside) they looked cool in bot mode but weren’t a perfect match to the cartoon character.

    MP-5 Megatron had a cool gun mode but was way off in robot mode.

    Grimlock meanwhile to me had a perfect Dino mode and I thought his robot mode was excellent. He scales even better now with MP-44 Optimus. I remember opening the box on 2009 and being so blown away.

    While I get that some people don’t like him or think he’s not up to standard for looks compared to cartoon accuracy of guys like MP-44, to me he holds a special place as the first to look perfect or close to it in both modes. Many argue, and I think Takara says, that MP-9 Rodimus started the new aesthetic/direction for the line. To me, it started with Grimlock!!!

    All hail the King!!
     
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    I see we have similar tastes :D 

    Thank you man! Yep, it's black cardstock with neon label paper that I cut into thin strips. Unfortunately it's getting a little battered but I plan to redo it on all new shelving at some point anyway...
     
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  4. Shin Densetsu

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    Which version of the MP-12 mold holds its guns the the best without needing to anything to tighten up the connection?
     
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    Far and away my favorite official masterpiece ever released. What an amazing figure
     
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  7. Shin Densetsu

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    Of the cartoon-based designs I think it oozes the most character and might have the cleanest sculpt.
     
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  9. Shin Densetsu

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    Nah that toy is still awesome to me. Even if Takara makes a new and bigger one, I doubt it’ll be able to pull off the integrated gimmicks to switch from toy and cartoon looks like MP-08 did. Fun toy to fiddle with as well and the deco is great to me.
     
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  10. Arie

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    Grimlock scales better with MP-10 than with MP-44. But even standing next to MP-10, Grimlock is too small. Grimlock should be taller than Optimus Prime. MP-44 is even taller than MP-10. I love Grimlock as a character and MP-8 did look good, but I hope they'll redo him in the right scale.
     
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    i guess when looking at height, grimy would scale better with MP-10 but I think width/girth wise he scales better with MP-44. Mp-10 has much wider shoulders and a bigger chest in my opinion.

    Glad I got my Reximus Prime... takes care of the scale issue.
     
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    :)  Right on. I agree. The biggest issue seems to be scale for most but I’m willing to overlook that and make it work because of how complete a package it is overall.
     
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    Lol, none of them. I guess 12G probably does it the best, but all of them if you close the fist, the gun pops out
     
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    I wonder if Hasbro will release an MP 44 Optimus without the trailer or accessories as a US exclusive at some point, just to make it more affordable.
     
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  16. Optimus Prime23

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    I won’t say it’ll never happen, but it’ll never happen.
     
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    peddlerofwine Starscream's Robot Gun

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    My 7 year son transformed his first MP figure. My mother gave him the red VW Beetle that I bought her for her birthday so many years ago. He was able to transform from car to robot mode, missing only the flap that slides into the gut. I used my Bee to instruct him on transforming from robot to car. This is an easy figure to transform, but I’m proud of my boy. Next up will be the lambos. 7BAF5DF4-264A-49DC-842F-72B7C5FFD7BE.jpeg 2155601B-DA95-4C66-B154-FD3F4D7826DD.jpeg A4DF564E-C1D3-4543-BA0F-1B93512D0999.jpeg
     
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    Damn….coincidentally and the main reason I asked…is because MP-12G is the only version I have! I was hoping the issue would’ve been fixed by MP-12+(which temps me due to the deco).
     
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  19. elburrito

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    In fairness, I never got 12+, so maybe? Not holding the guns properly is epidemic among the mp figures. Either so tight it feels like it will break, or too loose
     
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    Sorry, the plus releases of Sideswipe and Red Alert hold their guns just as bad as the others. :(  But both plus versions look definitely better than their predecessors, especially Red Alert if you ask me.
     
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