Transformers Masterpiece MP-53 Skids

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by PoweredConvoy, Dec 31, 2020.

  1. jackisking

    jackisking Yeah, the MP line is soooo dead

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2014
    Posts:
    10,020
    News Credits:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    277
    Location:
    On the burning Cuyahoga
    Likes:
    +21,518
    Dont know if anybody mentioned it but its $145 sgd each. So $108 US more or less with the JP preorder being better. Rough change over 11900 yen or 8300 after discount =$75

    Even more crazy they made reboost MP-54
     
    Last edited: Apr 7, 2021
    • Like Like x 2
  2. Raiyuki

    Raiyuki Low Class Seeker

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2014
    Posts:
    5,463
    Trophy Points:
    247
    Likes:
    +1,125
    I'm just hyped to see another Diaclone newly named personally. Hope Crosscut and Burnout aren't too far behind. Part of me wonders if Screech and Skids might pop up as well but unlikely.
     
  3. HolyCulture

    HolyCulture I'm so much a toon guy that I framed Roger Rabbit.

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2013
    Posts:
    5,255
    News Credits:
    27
    Trophy Points:
    272
    Location:
    Seoul, Korea
    Likes:
    +15,604
    Ebay:
    Facebook:
    Twitter:
    Google+:
    Instagram:
    Flickr:
    YouTube:
    Tumblr:
    Pinterest:
    If racism is ever the punchline in your joke you’re better off not telling the joke.
     
    • Like Like x 6
  4. Ikkstakk

    Ikkstakk Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2010
    Posts:
    12,395
    News Credits:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    307
    Likes:
    +14,848
    That's not crazy, he's a general retail figure. I believe there's only one exception that general retail MPs always get their own number?

    I already predicted that Crosscut and Burn-Out will get their own numbers too, I'm assuming they will also be offered at general retail. The popularity of the car is the central selling point here, it doesn't make sense to make them Mall exclusives or otherwise hard to buy for the general public, from whom I expect greater-than-normal interest.

    Somebody suggested making one of them some kind of Honda dealership exclusive, maybe where you get the toy for taking a test drive. Honestly kind of brilliant marketing for Honda, though of course it will suck for us non-Japanese collectors. That's where they ought to put the red Turbo, the red Skids, if they do him.
     
  5. weevil

    weevil Let's dance!

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2013
    Posts:
    2,972
    News Credits:
    7
    Trophy Points:
    222
    Location:
    Indonesian
    Likes:
    +6,056
    Twitter:
    I hope for MP Crosscut.
     
  6. Moonminer

    Moonminer Moonminer

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2016
    Posts:
    967
    Trophy Points:
    172
    Likes:
    +1,054
    Wow they got Ōno ?! Amazing. But yeah this Skids is what the gold standard for MP should be imo.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  7. jackisking

    jackisking Yeah, the MP line is soooo dead

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2014
    Posts:
    10,020
    News Credits:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    277
    Location:
    On the burning Cuyahoga
    Likes:
    +21,518
    General release crazy no, as MP-54 and not Mp-53 R or whatever numbering yes. Only because of the recent run of 51,52,53 and 54 and none of them BW.
     
  8. unexistance

    unexistance 60:1 scale human in Diaclone world

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2011
    Posts:
    1,676
    Trophy Points:
    192
    Location:
    Malaysia
    Likes:
    +814
    urgh, now I'm afraid Crosscut will not come with motocompo & the human figure (Dianaut?) T_T
     
  9. Ikkstakk

    Ikkstakk Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2010
    Posts:
    12,395
    News Credits:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    307
    Likes:
    +14,848
    The eHobby Crosscut came with the Motocompo, so the MP will too. If we're seeing anything here, we're seeing that Takara is slavishly recreating these toys' original releases, even when it's to their detriment to do so. MP Skids doesn't come with the Motocompo because G1 Skids didn't, even though including it could only have helped sales. People are going to see these two side-by-side in the store and say "The red one comes with the scooter, the blue one doesn't, I'm buying the red one." Literally no Transformers fan anywhere would have said "The scooter?! Man, Skids isn't supposed to have a scooter! Hard pass!"

    Takara should be correcting the mistakes of the past, not repeating them.
     
    • Like Like x 5
  10. Digger

    Digger Cracker-Man

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2017
    Posts:
    16,987
    News Credits:
    6
    Trophy Points:
    302
    Location:
    Queensland, Australia
    Likes:
    +19,782
    Twitter:
    Neat
     
    • Like Like x 1
  11. Optimus Prime23

    Optimus Prime23 Lighting our Darkest Hour

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2004
    Posts:
    2,881
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    312
    Location:
    Pacific NW, Earth
    Likes:
    +5,532
    As a black dude, I'd rather you not lecture me on joking about racism. And I'll leave it at that.
     
    • Like Like x 3
  12. HolyCulture

    HolyCulture I'm so much a toon guy that I framed Roger Rabbit.

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2013
    Posts:
    5,255
    News Credits:
    27
    Trophy Points:
    272
    Location:
    Seoul, Korea
    Likes:
    +15,604
    Ebay:
    Facebook:
    Twitter:
    Google+:
    Instagram:
    Flickr:
    YouTube:
    Tumblr:
    Pinterest:
    Ok dude :thumbs2: 
     
    • Like Like x 1
  13. harrismonkey

    harrismonkey Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2009
    Posts:
    7,999
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    287
    Likes:
    +3,797
    Hmmm. Pretty sure I'm getting Skids (need to see a few more pictures of those possibly ridiculously wide shoulders before I'm 100%), but am I getting the red one? I'd be all over it but I already have the 3P Crosscut- and I absolutely love that while the two will be similar they won't be identical).
     
  14. harrismonkey

    harrismonkey Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2009
    Posts:
    7,999
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    287
    Likes:
    +3,797
    Not a big deal- but if you can easily answer, why do you think this doesn't signal a change in the lines direction? (not doubting you)
     
  15. Ikkstakk

    Ikkstakk Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2010
    Posts:
    12,395
    News Credits:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    307
    Likes:
    +14,848
    Jumping in with my opinion, you can't look at how Takara chooses to present a D-list character like Skids as indicative of any sort of major shift in aesthetic. You have to look at how they present an A-lister like Starscream. They're in a rough spot with Skids, how to market a guy who barely appeared in the cartoon and whose animation model was a bit shit anyway? I think they chose to lean heavily into the real-world aesthetic (get that car mode looking like a model) and try to appeal to the toy fans who might have had Skids when they were young.

    Expect people to double down on these "they're going back to the Hasui style!" pronouncements when we finally see how they're cooking Raiden, who I expect to also draw heavily on the real-world/toy aesthetic. But again, where is he sitting? On the D-list, right next to Skids.
     
    • Like Like x 10
  16. octobotimus

    octobotimus # Make Devcon

    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2017
    Posts:
    10,824
    News Credits:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    277
    Location:
    Washington
    Likes:
    +25,305
    Ebay:
    What has this Ōno designed/made?
     
    • Like Like x 1
  17. harrismonkey

    harrismonkey Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2009
    Posts:
    7,999
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    287
    Likes:
    +3,797
    Good thought.

    Also with limited A & B listers left (at least from the pre- movie cast), it would certainly make sense to do Jazz and Cliffjumper using this overly tune aesthetic (which I really, really dislike) as it seems very unlikely that after all this time Porsche will finally give a license. The only way those two are getting made is as blobby toon cars. (but that's ok, plenty of good 3P options)
     
  18. llamatron

    llamatron OFFICIAL MMC REP TFW2005 Supporter

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2002
    Posts:
    9,283
    News Credits:
    9
    Trophy Points:
    367
    Likes:
    +1,042
    Instagram:
    A decent chunk of G1, but not sure on exactly what more recently.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  19. Blitz.

    Blitz. Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2009
    Posts:
    7,322
    News Credits:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    287
    Likes:
    +2,144
    Moto-Compo = yes please.
     
    • Like Like x 2
  20. Digger

    Digger Cracker-Man

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2017
    Posts:
    16,987
    News Credits:
    6
    Trophy Points:
    302
    Location:
    Queensland, Australia
    Likes:
    +19,782
    Twitter:
    G1 Skids, and apparently also MPM-03 Bumblebee and SS86 Hot Rod