Transformers Masterpiece Series to End/Unified Under MPG

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Bubblegunner, Apr 9, 2024.

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  1. Scornstream

    Scornstream Dinobot Seeker

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    That's the name I also use. It just seems like such an obvious pun and makes the name so much better, don't see why Hasbro didn't go for that themselves.
     
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  2. Skreeonk

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    If there's a repaint that can draw me into finally buying an MP, it's Lift Ticket. Don't ask me why, I have no idea why I like him so much. Hoist never did much for me, but apparently if you paint him red, you have my attention.
     
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    My personal name for him is Armorhide; it's a name that has precedence in Transformers, and also it reminds me of King and Armor King in Tekken. Vanguard is an awesome name as well though.
     
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    Black hide and red breaker looks more fitting to repaints
     
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    Exactly. We’re so close to catching up on the Diaclone variants. We just need Deepcover, New character Red Skids, Breaker, and a new character Blue Hoist. Then we’re all caught up on existing molds. With these two, I’ll be ditching 3P temps…
     
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    Shiiiiit black Ironhide takes me back to 2015 and discussing with @Dean ML (we miss you brother!) how a black repaint could come with Ironhide's missing drill from MTMTE and three-pronged green hand attachments, same way they included the Immobiliser with Exhaust (and how they're including more of Trailbreaker's force field effects with Lift Ticket!) but damnnnn looks like that ain't happening.

    Seems like DK Guard includes two neutral faces (one red, one black), but the new pelvis is cool. Hoping for tampos but probably it's gonna be stickers. Need a C-02 licence plate!
     
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    I hope they continue with the history of insane numbering and Guard is something like MPG-MP-27G+.
     
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    That's clever! I was thinking Armorhide would suit him as well.
     
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    Just a friendly reminder that in 2015 when MP-27 Ironhide came out he retailed for 10000 yen, which at the time was just over $80 USD.
    When taking US inflation into account, that puts him at about $105. Since the currencies have fluctuated so much in the last 10 years, that would imply a reasonable asking price would be 16,000 yen (a 60% increase from the initial release).

    Anyone have any guesses as to the prices of these releases?
     
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    Why don't we reserve judgment when we actually see the first new G1 non-redeco mold in MPG?
     
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    Do we know what date these are dropping?

    My personal headcanon for him is that he was original a chivalrous Autobot paladin swordsman called Guardian. He was captured and reprogrammed by the Decepticons and became a dark version of what he once was, now called Blackguard. When he was eventually changed back by the Autobots, he still remembered everything he did as Blackguard and claimed he was no longer a Guardian…. Just a Guard. So a fall from grace kinda story akin to Beast Wars/Machines Silverbolt.
     
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    I never got MP Ironhide/Ratchet, so I was surprised to see that nearly all of Guard's accessories are not new. Is the toy faceplate the only new thing?

    EDIT: maybe his pelvis plate is new? Doesn't look like either of the previous ones, but might just be paint.


    Pretty sure the text on the pics is suggesting preorders will be June 5. Not sure on release. Probably early 2025 given that this year is full with the trains and Ginrai.
     
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    This is great, always love more Diaclone. I see Lift-Ticket has a toy-accurate head, as expected. Did they give him new wheels, too? Too blurry to see detail.

    And his towing apparatus is toy-accurate too! Lots of differences from Hoist here, good deal!
     
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    Using 4D math and the fandom's well known "Takara made all their money years ago" fundamental theory of pricing, Black Ironhide will be priced at 10000 Yen.
     
  15. Khaotika

    Khaotika Fetch The Bolt Cutters

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    Huh, that's interesting... wonder if that means Deep Cover from MP-12 is back on the table.
     
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    This looks awesome! I hope this is true, but we will definitely depend on price. 
     
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    "You" may not need them. Others however seem to be enjoying them.
     
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    Oh, good. I’d like to be able to order these on Amazon along with the Mainframe set on the same order to save shipping cost. :lol 
     
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    Looks like he has the Trailbreaker/Rigorous closed cab too. It's amazing that none of these Truckbros will be a simple recolor when they totally could have been.
     
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    Hell yes on Diaclone repaints!
     
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