Tokyo Toy Show 14 Coverage - All pics / discussion here

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Hotspot17, Jun 11, 2014.

  1. Afterburner

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    Yuki-san is doing Star Saber, Kobayashi-san is doing the regular MP line.

    I'd say Mirage and Jazz are the toughest licensees to get - at this point. But it is possible they will be easier than Wheeljack or Bumblebee were - those were both considered impossible. Hell even Sideswipe was.

    I'd say the biggest challenges for Mirage and Jazz are the inappropriate sponsors - and their logo designs are directly part of the vehicles making it hard just to change the text. But then again TakaraTomy may not see it as an issue.

    I think it is likely the biggest challenges at this point are probably:

    1. Mirage (Ligier is rumored to be unfriendly)
    2. Jazz (Have a VW and Lambo, Porsche in the same group but still yet to have one)
    3. Cliffjumper (see above)
    4. Sunstreaker (Countach concept - will Lamborghini approve? As time passes I am getting worried).

    Most other characters either have made up modes or come from companies we know will work with TakaraTomy.

    I can tell you for sure though, TakaraTomy would not have gone down this road if they didn't think they could complete the cast everyone is wanting to see.

    As much as no one saw Wheeljack and Bumblebee coming, or Sideswipe back when he was announced - or Soundwave and tapes - is it possible MP-23 could still be a surprise in the same vein?
     
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    Ah yes, that's right. It'd been a while since that news came out so I think I retroactively combined them into one person in my head. Kobayashi, who did the earlier MP releases, is taking over for Shogo Hasui.
     
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    So you can be pre-determined to reject against a release you do not even know about?

    :lol 
     
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    This has not actually been totally confirmed. When Hasui left, it was to work on the TF4 line and Kobayashi stepped in. Now that the TF4 line is done and we've seen Kobayashi's contribution, it will be interesting to see how they move forward with the MP line.
     
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    inappropriate sponsors?
    We should all mostly be adults here haha.
     
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    We all remember what happened to speed racer when he took tentacle porn as his sponsor.
     
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    Yes, I would imagine because of production schedules, when Hasui announced he was working on AOE, the switch had already happened many months before.

    So there is a good chance Hasui will be soon or already is in the early stages of another masterpiece design. But we might not see the proto until next year.

    It would be helpful if we knew how long a typical design cycle is.

    In feature animation, we have several projects overlapping one another with about a 4-5 year average cycle until release.

    I would assume a toy is much simpler, haha, so maybe(wild guess) a year from early concept sketches to final production piece shipping to wholesale and retail?
     
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    IF there's a follow-up line to AoE, would Shogo Hasui stay on for that before moving back to the MP line? And even if there isn't, should we assume there'll be a brief period where he returns, only to leave again to work on the next movie line ahead of TF5?
     
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    I don't think we've seen the last of AOE, I have the dealing we're going to get some reveals at bot con and SDCC that won't be out until December 2013/January 2015.
     
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    LMAO
     
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    Well it seem like there is conflicting information. I would assume though they will not let the MP line be dominated by one designer, it simply isn't fair when they have so many who are qualified. Yes, everyone love's Hasui's work so far but let's see what is coming next. Maybe you'll love someone else even more as the line evolves.
     
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    what planet do you live on?
     
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    I live on Kobayashi Planet, and it's beautiful.
     
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    Yep. I'm guessing if we had never heard information on the lead designer most people wouldn't even know the difference between the two.

    It is just a nature of most workplaces today that people rotate positions and jobs. The theory is this helps creativity and creates more well-rounded employees. Can also cause a lot of inefficiencies, but that is another topic.

    But I doubt Hasui will ever be the exclusive lead designer on this line. Best get over it now.
     
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    Yeah, which is EXACTLY what gets on my nerves and gets me all sarcastic and full of irony when talking with some people.

    A few years ago, people would say "aaah...MP0Xwhichever sucks because it has loose hips/bad arm design/looks like crap", which is perfectly fine.

    Due to a stupid sense of undeserved self-entitlement, nowadays some people can and do say "aaaah figure X is designed by Y I'm not buying it".

    :lol 
     
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    Will this Ultra Magnus be able to carry a Matrix? That would be a cool feature.