The -NEW- END ALL BE ALL Masterpiece Speculation Thread

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by Superquad7, Dec 1, 2011.

  1. GearsRollo

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    It may actually be a Legends thing. The thighs are hollow on the interior - pretty common feature of the main line. Also, it’s worth keeping in mind that Seige is clearly using some simplified elements from the earlier MP figures to do the carbots.

    They may be adopting a few bits and piece like older styled MP hands to make big characters. A few of the newer figures for that set are pretty wild, and because of repurposed MP parts and additional detail on the bodies, look pretty highly designed. The cab combining function looks pretty similar to the more recent Powermaster Optimus they did for measurements and fit - it’s conceivable this is Hasbro and TT using their existing resources to up the main line appeal to get some of that sweet sweet age group crossover going strong.

    Always remember, repurposing Mild elements and reusing and combining parts is a toy line’s best friend, and a tried and true Transformer-producing method.

    The more you know.

    Okay shit, the image won’t upload.
     
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    So Takara's Jetfire is the "clean" version .Prepare for board eruptions #2 ,#3, and #4 when the prices go live for him and the LG Primes. Guess this delays an Armada Prime MP, one of the few I d actually get.
     
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    I am afraid I don't get what you mean
     
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    Well, we learned at the same show what 45-47 are, and we're not even sure yet if Hound is this year or next yet. A MP Armada Prime wouldn't hit until '20 anyways now, regardless of this Star Convoy & Armada Prime likely out this year. If they don't do it in '20, I figure it's more other priorities (new Seeker MP? Galvatron?) vs this new Classics figure cockblocking one specific MP.
     
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    If we get an MP armada prime, I’m expecting him in 2021 to help celebrate the 20th anniversary of the series.

    Unrelated note, I feel so bad for red alert. MP-14 came out at the beginning of the Hasui era and thus had minimal differences to mp-12. Then, MP-14+ came out at the beginning of the plus line, before they started doing any actual retooling to improve the old molds.
     
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    Oi, at that price point it's a hard pass. Aside from I have never cared much for Bumblebee, Takara may be doing serious damage to their future sales. There's typically not much I won't buy if it's MP. $400 for Ops and now over $100 for a mini....
     
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    To be fair it’ll likely be approximately $80 from the usual suspects like amazon jp.
     
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    Fair enough I guess. What was the original BBs price on that site?
     
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    Couldn't order from them back then, not toys anyway only magazines and books I believe.
     
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    He and Sideswipe will get 2.0s. My only hope is they don't jump ahead of Starscream in the to-redo line.
     
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    But....but.....people will be mad . Honestly , I think they would curveball and do Soundwave next before Starscream. Just so this board can have a nervous breakdown. Remember all the people that thought mp10 was perfect, Hasui's legacy......who now own 3P Primes who they proudly proclaim that it blows mp10 out of the water. Same will be said about Soundwave and Prowl.
     
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    I just hope we still get Deep Cover from MP-12. I'll go crazy if he and Clamp Down don't match. (I'd like the unreleased G2 deco as well, but I don't ever expect it.)
     
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    I could totally be wrong, but I don’t see a 2.0 happening for any of the figures that get the plus treatment.

    As for what 2.0s we will get, seekers for sure to take advantage of the new flight stand that dinobot came with, possibly a new Soundwave or we’d have likely seen a plus version by now, which will of course mean new cassettes. I also wouldn’t be surprised to see a new magnus with a more toon accurate cab, and less chunky bot mode.
     
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    I think MP 50 should have been the new Optimus Prime. But do you guys think that a v2 Grimlock is coming?
     
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    I see them at the farther end of the to do list. Unless they get hundreds of right -ins saying people want new Lambors. Contrary to belief I think there are some other characters they want to get to.
     
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    Takara has a solid relationship with Lamborghini, and Red Sunstreaker is the last thing they can do, if they don't want to do Deepcover from MP-12. It's kinda getting time for a new Lambo mold.
     
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    Are there any other G1 (non combiner) characters that they could utilize the lambo license on?
     
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    There was a Micromaster...

    Actually, branching out of G1, there's Car Robots Mach Alert. If Car Robots wasn't such a minor entry in the mythos, I might think he and the other Brothers were a real possibility. But it's really overshadowed by Armada, and sits in a weird place continuity-wise, and is really small compared to G1, and Beast Wars, and Armada, and the movie series.
     
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    Breakdown!:D 
     
  20. Superquad7

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    I want both of those, dangit!

    That aside, I think you guys are right on the money with the "redos" and it makes for interesting speculation discussion.

    I still feel Broadcast (Blaster) is coming soon, and I'm shocked we haven't seen a thing by now. The reworking on Hound has been interesting to see (I noticed the upper legs looked slightly redone, too).

    The reactions to Bumble v2 has been just as interesting. Part of me was thinking that TakaraTomy was expecting the clamoring of fans like this new mold is just awsum, but I don't think such was the case (I wasn't there, so I'm just partly going off of the reactions online).

    @BWfan86, Yep, @kibble was right - that was me. kibble is also correct in that whatever the case, no way the designers would use the former proto, as things have changed so much since then both from engineering and design standpoints. The direction of the line is so different.

    I think that this new approach with Bumble v2 tells me that they could start making the alt modes a bit more generic to skirt by the licensing. Rijie could just be a blue race car and Meister could be just a white car with the 4 on the doors. I think Rijie has a better chance than Meister, as I still don't see them trying to make that generic of a white car just to make the character.

    What I would like to see is Meister (Wheeljack, and Bumble) in the Cybertronian modes as seen from the first episode. It would give us a Meister, skirting around the Porsche licensing, another really cool Wheeljack and Bumble (though those last two would be a while because of their upcoming releases). The Tetrajets would be much more difficult, and I really don't see those happening.
     
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