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. 4249david

    4249david Click my avatar, you won't regret it...

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    Not that we didn't already know! From TT on X
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    Tease the rat.
     
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  4. Ratchet2007

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    Looks like we will finally get a date for MPM Brawl
     
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    Throway You'll never stop at one...

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  6. 4249david

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    Rattrap has been leaked/teased as coming, from those on Baidu etc.
     
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    What time do these things usually go up for order?
     
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    Between 11-12 something est , Japan is 13 hours ahead
     
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  9. BBJazz

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    Isn't Ginrai a completely separate character to Optimus Prime?
     
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  10. SecretWyvern

    SecretWyvern Tax fraud is the right of all sentient beings

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    That may be true, but the original toy was explicitly designed to be Optimus Prime, and it's not like he doesn't look the part. Like it's literally just Prime that folds up to become an even bigger Prime.
     
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    I do know that. Regardless, this is not a toy of Prime. If people want to repurpose it as him then that's fine, but it's taking a lot of cues from an animated series that explicitly distinguished Ginrai and Prime. I wouldn't really say this is "Optimus Prime in all but name".
     
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    As much as I'm excited about this, I hope they do more ACTUAL Predacons other than Megatron. They have, what, Airrazor after this and then the S1 Maximals are done? I feel like they already have a really good template to work from with for Tarantulas as the Legacy figure is already basically the show model with some liberties taken. I think the ones they will struggle with the most are Inferno and Terrorsaur. I'm hoping that we eventually get them but I get a reaaaaally weird feeling they're actually going to start on S2 Maximals before they finish S1. I have literally no reason to think that but I can picture them putting out Silverbolt before finishing out the normal cast.
     
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    A lot of those distinguishing cues however are just aspects translated from the toy itself, which design wise is the same no matter where you are (unless you want to get nitpicky about things like smokestack height), while Ginrai is definitely the primary intention for the target audience (since for probably various circumstantial reasons the people behind the shows decided to repurpose the obviously Optimus Prime toy as their new OC) it's not like it's a case of like repurposing a non-G1 character as a different G1 character it's where saying it's either or is just as valid.
    Hell the black repaint is explicitly just Optimus Prime even in Japan instead of the typical Nemesis
     
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    So, looks like I'll be up late tonight watching for the reveals.
     
  15. Seth Sunthay

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    Regardless if it's meant to be based solely on the Ginrai from the anime, Ginrai itself it's the animated form of the Ginrai/Optimus Powermaster toy. There's this wrong idea that Ginrai differs a lot from "Powermaster" when in reality both the anime model and thus the MPG are the closest thing to the original toy. And if you didn't know, the US Powermaster was released BEFORE the Ginrai version.
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    So yeah, MPG Ginrai is still a modern update to the original PM Optimus, even if it's not the same character.
     
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    I still need someone to make a figure of that third design concept of the triple changing head/power-master
     
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    Should be in an hour or so
     
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    4 more minutes.
     
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  20. Maximus Danz

    Maximus Danz Trying to achieve something

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    Idk, no matter how you slice this Optimus-Ginrai pie, I think this is going to count as our "New Optimus" for the next half a decade or so.

    I think the main thing is how they're really just warming up now with the MP-44 repaints. Plus, I really don't know how much they can improve an MP G1 Optimus.
     
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