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#1 Powered Convoy

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Posted 22 September 2011 - 07:29 AM

https://twitter.com/#!/Hasui_TF
http://photozou.jp/p...44750/100013949
http://www.tfw2005.c...cept-image.html

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Takara Tomy designer Hasui Shogo,He revealed a secret at Twitter!

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MP Ultramagnus concept, based on ver.2 Convoy with G1 Ultramugnus parts.


Make of it what you will. Looks like at least one designer is considering how they'd make the figure (by slapping some G1 Magnus trailer parts on the new MP Convoy).

Also it appears that Convoy's truck mode is to scale with the Alternity this time as opposed to the Binaltech (roughly).
http://photozou.jp/p...44750/100010935

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#2 Meister79

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Posted 22 September 2011 - 07:53 AM

Cool! I guess releasing the new Convoy mold in white as Ultra Magnus is inevitable. But if he came straight with his trailer that combines into his super mode, it would make the remakes of Masterpiece figures in smaller scale worth it.

Edited by Meister79, 22 September 2011 - 07:54 AM.


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Posted 22 September 2011 - 07:55 AM

Yeah I agree that it looks a little rough. 10 years ago this would have been amazing, but in comparison to City Commander that looks like a pile of crap. How about less G1 slavishness and more updated aesthetics and modern engineering?

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Posted 22 September 2011 - 07:59 AM

I'm sure if they did ever make one, it'd be more complex than having a cut-up G1 Magnus pieces slapped on the new Masterpiece Convoy. icon-fire.gif

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Posted 22 September 2011 - 08:06 AM

QUOTE(Quantumhawk @ Sep 22 2011, 08:55 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Yeah I agree that it looks a little rough. 10 years ago this would have been amazing, but in comparison to City Commander that looks like a pile of crap. How about less G1 slavishness and more updated aesthetics and modern engineering?

With other lines I would agree, but this is Masterpiece we're talking about.
Its very purpose is to be a slavish to G1 as possible.
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Posted 22 September 2011 - 08:08 AM

QUOTE(Quantumhawk @ Sep 22 2011, 07:55 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Yeah I agree that it looks a little rough. 10 years ago this would have been amazing, but in comparison to City Commander that looks like a pile of crap. How about less G1 slavishness and more updated aesthetics and modern engineering?


It's the 25+ year old Magnus armor photoshopped to a high end collectors toy. Ofcourse it looks like crap.

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Posted 22 September 2011 - 08:08 AM

QUOTE(Silent_Magnus @ Sep 22 2011, 09:06 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Quantumhawk @ Sep 22 2011, 08:55 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Yeah I agree that it looks a little rough. 10 years ago this would have been amazing, but in comparison to City Commander that looks like a pile of crap. How about less G1 slavishness and more updated aesthetics and modern engineering?

With other lines I would agree, but this is Masterpiece we're talking about.
Its very purpose is to be a slavish to G1 as possible.

I think QH is missing the fact that this is just a rough concept. Sure the general idea will be the same, but I'm confident IF they made one it'd be better in execution than what we're seeing here. Hopefully his blue would be darker too, I want one in cartoon colors!

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Posted 22 September 2011 - 08:12 AM

I'd rather have a Masterpiece Ultra Magnus that takes hints from the Titaniums figure and transforms directly from vehicle to armored robot. Mind you, I realize that's never going to happen while they can just recolor a Prime body and (maybe) add new parts.


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Posted 22 September 2011 - 08:24 AM

^ Plus Randy wants the new MP Convoy in white!

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Posted 22 September 2011 - 08:31 AM

Now I want an MP Ultra Magnus!

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Posted 22 September 2011 - 08:32 AM

I have no interest in the new MP Prime since he's too big to look right with the CHUGS. But I'd definately want any armored up version like Magnus or PM Prime.


-ZacWilliam, the armored up forms get more leeway from me for being a bit oversized...

Edited by ZacWilliam1, 22 September 2011 - 08:39 AM.

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Posted 22 September 2011 - 08:40 AM

QUOTE(ZacWilliam1 @ Sep 22 2011, 09:32 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I have no interest in the new MP Prime since he's too big to look right with the CHUGS. But I'd definately want any armored up version like Magnus or PM Prime.


-ZacWilliam, the armored up forms get more least from me for being a bit oversized...


If vehicle mode is roughly in scale with Alternity, then the Masterpiece Optimus is actually too small for CHUGS. icon-waspy.gif

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Posted 22 September 2011 - 08:45 AM

QUOTE(NightViper @ Sep 22 2011, 09:40 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(ZacWilliam1 @ Sep 22 2011, 09:32 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I have no interest in the new MP Prime since he's too big to look right with the CHUGS. But I'd definately want any armored up version like Magnus or PM Prime.


-ZacWilliam, the armored up forms get more least from me for being a bit oversized...


If vehicle mode is roughly in scale with Alternity, then the Masterpiece Optimus is actually too small for CHUGS. icon-waspy.gif


Robot mode is all that matters to me as far as scale and at MP Grimlock/Rodimus height he's WAY too tall to fit with the CHUGGERS. Sadly.


-ZacWilliam, it feels a bit odd to be asking for a MP to be smaller, but there ya go. If I wanted a MP Prime not in scale with the Chugs, well, I've already got that, don't I. icon-hotrod.gif
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Posted 22 September 2011 - 08:49 AM

Alternity cars are 1/32, and while Classics Autobot Cars are non-scale, they seem to generally conform to being about 1/36. If MP10 does scale correctly to Alternity cars, Zac's probably right about it being on the large side to work with Classics. Of course, to my eye that comparison photo makes Prime's vehicle mode look a little small relative to that Alternity, so I'm actually not any help at all. icon-waspy.gif


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Posted 22 September 2011 - 08:50 AM

QUOTE(ZacWilliam1 @ Sep 22 2011, 09:45 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(NightViper @ Sep 22 2011, 09:40 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(ZacWilliam1 @ Sep 22 2011, 09:32 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I have no interest in the new MP Prime since he's too big to look right with the CHUGS. But I'd definately want any armored up version like Magnus or PM Prime.


-ZacWilliam, the armored up forms get more least from me for being a bit oversized...


If vehicle mode is roughly in scale with Alternity, then the Masterpiece Optimus is actually too small for CHUGS. icon-waspy.gif


Robot mode is all that matters to me as far as scale and at MP Grimlock/Rodimus height he's WAY too tall to fit with the CHUGGERS. Sadly.


-ZacWilliam, it feels a bit odd to be asking for a MP to be smaller, but there ya go. If I wanted a MP Prime not in scale with the Chugs, well, I've already got that, don't I. icon-hotrod.gif

I'm sure MP Optimus is definitely in scale with the likes of Ultra Silverbolt and Onslaught.

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Posted 22 September 2011 - 09:13 AM

The most recent tweet indicates that fan response will determine if it gets made or not.

I kinda have the feeling it will be since if they don't make it a 3rd party will, and thus Takara would lose out on possible sales.

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Posted 22 September 2011 - 09:48 AM

I wonder how much of a price increase Magnus would be if any.
Prime seems to come with a lot of extra stuff, but is all that stuff equal to a transforming trailer?
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Posted 22 September 2011 - 09:53 AM

I postulated in an earlier thread that making a smaller MP Convoy opens the door for them to do armored modes. The new exhorbitant price point likely is testing the waters. Is this really just G1 parts photoshopped onto MP10? They seem different, making me hope that an actual release wouldn't look as bad as the photo.

If MP10 comes with Spike that fits in the cab, maybe MP Ultra Magnus would come with Sparkplug.
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Posted 22 September 2011 - 09:55 AM

And what's going on with MP10's head in that photo? Looks like it was replaced with a marble. I like how they flip the legs to make them look different. Looking at the knee joint on MP10, it appears to move equally in both directions.
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Posted 22 September 2011 - 10:01 AM

Well I tweeted I want one. I encourage others to do the same if they want TakaraTomy to make a MP Magnus with armor like this.

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