The Masterpiece Character Guide (or "do they have an MP yet", and what substitutes?)

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  1. ChromeMagnus

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    Meanwhile, the rest of us will have it in hand much sooner.
     
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  2. eyescovered

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    you're probably right. i'm sure they have designs for pretty much every g1 character ready to go.
     
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    I’m perfectly happy with MP44. I realize I’m one of the lucky few who got it for a good price and free of any defects aside from the yellow paint chipping off his pants. I fixed that with some touch up and clear coat and bam! Best Prime ever.

    I am not sure FT could make a better figure. Better QC probably but transformation no. I just don’t think that’s a smart move. If they do, it should be after they finish all the combiner teams first! I want Computron damn it!
     
  4. RSMasterpiecefan

    RSMasterpiecefan Newbie MP Collector

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    I've been thinking over and this actually has me excited for something. They make their Prime, recolor it white, give it a car carrier trailer armor and we finally have an MP Magnus that turns into a white Optimus Prime. That would be amazing.
     
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  5. eyescovered

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    i'm ok with another prime, i doubt we'd see it for several years anyways.
     
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    Quarantine update!

    Added:
    Fans Hobby (Armada Sparkplug)
    Generation Toy GT-10A Great White Ape (T-Beast Ultra Magnus)
    GigaPower HQ-03X Guttur (G1 Snarl)
    Maketoys MTRM-09R Downbeat (G1 Jazz)
    Takara MPM-10 Starscream (TFM)
    ToyWorld TW-F?? (BB Blitzwing)
    TransArt Toys Yellow Leopard (Transmetal Cheetor)
    WeiJiang M-09 Machine Hero (BB Optimus Prime)
    Zeta Toys ZA-07 Bruticon Metallic Version (G1 Bruticus)
    The 3P Graveyard

    Released:
    Fans Toys FT-41 Sheridan
    Generation Toy GT-11 Red Bull
    GigaPower HQ-03X Guttur Snarl
    IronTrans IR-V01 Star Blade
    Takara MP-38+
    Takara MP-10DC Convoy (atmos duckcamo Ver.)
    ToyWorld TW-F09 Freedom Leader (Standard Version)
    Transform Element TE-02

    Removed:
    Spark Toys ST-03 Steellock
    Takara MP Artemis
    Toyworld TW-C07D Constructor

    Buried:
    Deep Space Arsenal Azrael (G1 Ariel)
    Deep Space Arsenal Devcron (G1 Devcon)
    Deep Space Arsenal Heavy Metal (G1 Halonix Maximus)
    Deep Space Arsenal Monster-X (G1 Autobot X)
    Deep Space Arsenal Nighthawk (G1 Nightbird)
    Spark Toys ST-03 Steellock
    TFEVO TE-?? (ROTF Devastator)
    TFEVO TE-?? (AOE Lockdown)
    TFEVO TE-?? (AOE Optimus Prime)
    TFEVO TE-?? (DOTM Sentinel Prime)
    TFEVO TE-?? (Unknown Live Action Movie Megatron)
    TFEVO TE-?? (Unknown Live Action Movie Bumblebee)
    TFEVO TE-?? (Unknown Live Action Movie Barricade)
     
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    How well does the Prowl/Streak mold hold up? I was looking at the MP-17+ and MP-18+.
     
  8. M Alex

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    They're not as posable as some (like the newer MPs), but I think they hold up very well. I've gotten MP 19+ recently, and... yeah, its a great mold.
     
  9. eyescovered

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    they are from an older MP style that was more real world vehicle. now, takara leans more towards a toon look. personally, i still like the mold.
     
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    I bought the MP-17+ from Toy Dojo.
     
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  11. M Alex

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    Let us know what you think once he gets to you! :) 
     
  12. Moonminer

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    predaking also now has Cang toys release.
     
  13. eyescovered

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    ugh, right. Cang Toys. I originally didn't include it because I thought it was CHUG sized. now, I'm not sure to include them since they are so stylized. it's like a gundam version of the characters. they definitely invoke the Predacons, though. the alt modes are not the correct type of animals, but close enough that you know what they are supposed to represent. i may add a note under Predaking for now and maybe list them individually once i see the combined mode.

    if anyone else has some thoughts on Cang Toys Predaking please add a reply below, thanks!
     
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    Fans Hobby MB-17 (Armada Megatron)
    Fans Hobby MB-17 (Armada Leader-1)
    Takara MP-39+ Spin-Out (Diaclone Sunstreaker)
    Takara MPM-11 Ratchet (TFM)
    TransArt Toys Skateboard Gorilla (BW Transmetal Optimus Primal)

    Updated:
    Rising Force *RF-02*

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    DX9 D15 Kukinski
    Fans Toys FT-30B Iceman
    Keith's Fantasy Club EAVI Metal Phase 6:C Castoff
    Keith's Fantasy Club EAVI Metal Phase 6D Scraps
    Mastermind Creations Ocular Max PS-04A Azalea Alternative

    Corrected:
    MP-38 Convoy (Legendary Leader Ver.) moved to Beast Wars II
    MP-38+ Burning Convoy moved to Beast Wars II

    Removed:
    MAAS Toys CT005 Cliff
    MAAS Toys CT-004 Strong
    MAAS Toys CT003 Stack
    MAAS Toys GT001 Speed
    MAAS Toys GT??? Iso
    MAAS Toys GT??? Dug
    MAAS Toys GT??? BG National
    MAAS Toys MX001 Tyrant Throne
    Perfect Fusion PF-01X Cesium
     
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  15. misterd

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    So I am going to pull the trigger on my first masterpiece since MP-01 and finally buy MP Soundwave, but what is the point of a Soundwave without his cassettes? I know they recently did a re-release of Soundwave, and there are a lot of KO cassettes out there. Any recommendations for authentic cassettes? Any chance they are rereleasing them?
     
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    That re release had tonnes of QC issues. Probably better looking at second hand...
    You might want to look at the original Hasbro version that had all the cassettes included. Not sure what it goes for these days though...
     
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    welcome to your new addiction! :)  i hope this guide can help you along your way. unfortunately, finding some older figures (especially fans toys) will be hard unless you're willing to pay the late tax. just stay patient and don't go overboard. have a game plan in mind before you just go off buying everything.
     
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    Fans Hobby MB-?? (G1 Toy Nightbeat)
    GCreation GDW-01B Darkness Maxmas (Nemesis IDW Optimus Prime)
    Takara MP-?? Starscream v3.0
    ToyWorld TW-F09? (BB Nemesis Optimus Prime)
    Transform Element TE-01T Op Leader (G1 Optimus Prime, Translucent)
    Transform Element TE-01C Op Leader (G1 Optimus Prime, Cell Shaded)
    Viimee Toys VM-01 Blue Iron For Small Steel Cap (Clear Edition) (TLK Sqweeks)
    X-Transbots MX-II-T Andras (G1 Scourge, metallic paint)
    X-Transbots MX-II-T Rimfire (G1 , metallic paint)
    X-Transbots MX-II-CT Curse (G1 Sweep, metallic paint)
    X-Transbots MX-II-BT Bane (G1 Sweep, metallic paint)
    X-Transbots MX-II-WT Wrath (G1 Sweep, metallic paint)
    Zeta ZV-03 Guardian (non-canon BB Cliffjumper)

    Updated:
    Takara MPM-11 *Autobot Ratchet*
    TransCraft T02 *Soldier Bee*
    Transform Element *TE-03* Phantom
    Transform Element MM-01 *Interstellar Wasp Tiger*

    Released:
    Fans Toys FT-31B Magnum
    New Age Mista
    Transform Element TE-01T Op Leader

    Graveyard:
    MAAS Toys CT005 Cliff (DW Cliffjumper)
    MAAS Toys CT003 Stack (IDW Pipes)
    MAAS Toys CT-004 Strong (IDW Brawn)
    MAAS Toys GT??? Iso (G2 Skram)
    MAAS Toys GT001 Speed (G2 Rapido)
    MAAS Toys GT??? Dug (G2 Turbofire/Hotrider)
    MAAS Toys GT??? BG National (G2 Windbreaker/Zap)
     
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  19. Mook73

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    Personally, I not a fan of MP-44. That said, will there be a Movie Masterpiece of Bumblebee Prime?
     
  20. eyescovered

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    i think all the G1 Prime options are great. you really can't go wrong.

    as for an MPM Bumblebee Prime, i'm sure it'll happen. I find it hard to believe Hasbro/Takara would not cash in on that (although they haven't done an MPM AOE Prime as of yet). until then the 3A is a good option but it doesn't transform. ToyWorld's version just released few weeks ago and there are few more upcoming 3rd party options as well.