The Masterpiece Cards & Coins Thread

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by Trailbreaker77, Mar 3, 2013.

  1. Sam

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    It looks like the artwork on the two latest cards, 15/16E and 39, is by a new artist: Yasukuni Kazumasa

    Been going through this twitter, he looks like a really good artist and also a long-time MP fan! Some of his shots would fit right in here in the apprecation thread

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    He also did a cool sketch of MP-27:

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    Would personally love character art like that!

    He also did the artwork for a few LG releases:

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    They look quite a bit better than the earlier cards:

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    I look forward to seeing what else he brings to future card artwork.
     
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    I have seen that Ironhide drawing before! Cool to see he is passionate about the MP line, so we can be sure he will put a lot of love and care in future card designs.

    I agree with you that Kazumasa's drawings are an improvement of the previous cards. I still like them way better than the older designs though: it's way cooler to those action scenes than just some static poses. But for some reason Kazumasa's style is more appealing than the style of the previous artist (no idea who s/he is). I can't put my finger on exactly why, but something is a bit off on for example Track's design. He is a bit too blocky or something...
     
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    I just prefer consistency. I really like the action poster type cards, but I want the statistics/technical specification card, too. Would really like to see a set of cards that fills in the gaps from both ends.
     
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  4. Sam

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    Probably possible to custom-make those original style cards if you can just find all the sketches for the MPs - think most of them have appeared in Generations books here and there?

    Otherwise it would also be awesome to hire some great artist to do sketches for the old ones.
     
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    Yeah, plus getting the print quality right, too....
     
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    Finally got around to transforming MP Sunstreaker. Absolutely fantastic looking bot mode! Transformation had a couple of scary spots, but overall not too bad. Can't wait to see what Takara has to offer in 2018!

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    So...I collected my MP-40 today

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    When I first picked up the box, something felt off. Quality seemed different, if I may dare say, slightly inferior to the usual Masterpiece boxes.

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    Upon opening him, the first thing I noticed was how the Bio Card is different from the usual Masterpiece Bio Cards. Card stock used is different. A lot thicker. Print quality is inferior and it has a matte finishing instead of the usual gloss. I'm not sure if this is the new norm for the line or if this is just a matter of different print production. If it's the former, I must say I'm not impressed at all. Everything about the packaging to the Bio Card felt KO-ish...

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    I'm not particularly excited about the coins but I'm glad that the quality of this and the figure remains consistent.
     
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    I bought one 8 days ago. So far nothing. No contact or anything :( 
     
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    maybe @clintfca can tell us how his went.
     
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    Is this a good place to ask about the diecast soundwave? The little one that came with the reissue, seems really cool/cute but can't figure out where to get one in the UK or what it looks like in hand.
     
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    Yeah, I think so, especially since Hasbro Asia decided for a brief time to go with the small pewter figures instead of the coins.
     
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    Are you looking to buy or just curious? If you want to buy 25-30 is the going price on eBay.

    Here I found one:

    RARE ! Transformers Soundwave Mini Pewter Metal Figurine - dated 2016 | eBay

    Go nuts :) 
     
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    Sorry, been a while since I’ve visited this thread.

    I purchased the MP-38 coin from the same seller, it arrived in a few days (but then again I’m also located here in China).
     
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    It was a weird phase, I wonder if they'll keep doing them?

    Cheers, what I've seen generally is £10 + £20 for shipping, which is less than ideal...
     
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    Sup everyone! Any sellers trying to move that cybertron coin from singapore? I'll be complete once I find that.
     
  18. ej3ct

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    You can find those on eBay for about 10. Just put on a saved search for it. That's what I did years ago to get my whole collection up to date.
     
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    Anyone selling an extra Exhaust coin?
     
  20. HolyCulture

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    No one is selling the damn thing. Especially when I lay a hundred bucks on the table and the other collectors just look at it with smugness. Sigh. :(