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@  Bass X0 : (27 June 2017 - 02:24 AM)

Never had any of the Masters Of The Universe toys but I did like the highly detailed and articulated look of them. I wanted Hasbro to produce an equally highly detailed and articulated range of toys based on Transformers Pretenders outer shells from the 1980s. Although they wouldn't be Pretenders with an inner transformable robot and characters like Thunderwing would have vehicle kibble but would not be able to transform.

@  Steevy Maximus : (26 June 2017 - 08:57 PM)

Still sad that Mattel didn't even take Neca up on the offer to continue the series. Supposedly, NECA initially tried to get Mattel to license the line (with Mattel's name still on it), but had to settle on "Staticion figures "

@  Dracula : (26 June 2017 - 08:04 PM)

every non-Skeletor or He-Man was like winning a battle

@  Dracula : (26 June 2017 - 08:04 PM)

it was just such a difficult line to collect!

@  Dracula : (26 June 2017 - 08:04 PM)

I still have all my 2002 MOTU figures and even though they're usually in storage I don't think I could bear to part with them

@  Echowarrior : (26 June 2017 - 08:02 PM)

Same here. The show that went with it was surprisingly good.

@  RichardT1977 : (26 June 2017 - 08:01 PM)

I totally agree with you about 2002 MotU though.

@  Rycochet : (26 June 2017 - 06:50 PM)

Because people want some approximation of the look and feel of the vintage console and playing experience? It's not like the Mini-Snes is being produced instead of these games being released on the switch VC, that'll happen eventually anyway

@  RichardT1977 : (26 June 2017 - 06:39 PM)

Sega did it with some of their Genesis titles for the PS3 and XBox 360, and Midway did the same. Several times.

@  RichardT1977 : (26 June 2017 - 06:39 PM)

Instead of making classic consoles with classic games built in, why not release those games in classic sets for the Switch?

@  Rycochet : (26 June 2017 - 06:25 PM)

The fate of 2002 MOTU still makes me sad, I loved that line.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (26 June 2017 - 05:59 PM)

Bah. There are many many toys rarer than Movieverse toys. Any character that wasn't He-Man or Skeletor for instance! :)

@  Paladin : (26 June 2017 - 05:16 PM)

Nintendo consoles are the only things rarer than new waves of Movieverse toys.

@  Telly : (26 June 2017 - 04:12 PM)

*nevermind*

@  TM2-Megatron : (26 June 2017 - 03:48 PM)

Nintendo claims they'll be producing "significantly more" units of the SNES, so maybe there's a chance. It'd be better this time if they just took pre-orders, and based their production on that

@  Dracula : (26 June 2017 - 03:46 PM)

Nobody is getting that.

@  Bass X0 : (26 June 2017 - 03:10 PM)

Anyone getting the SNES Classic with StarFox 2?

@  RichardT1977 : (26 June 2017 - 01:56 PM)

Office: Submarine!

@  Robowang : (26 June 2017 - 01:52 PM)

SUBMARINE ACTION

@  Robowang : (26 June 2017 - 01:51 PM)

http://www.ebay.com/itm/-/172749564060?ssPageName=STRK:MESE:IT

@  Arazyr : (26 June 2017 - 11:03 AM)

Preorders just got posted at BBTS...

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (26 June 2017 - 09:52 AM)

I have yet to see any TR wave 5 items at retail in my area, only in Internet reports from overseas.

@  unluckiness : (26 June 2017 - 09:28 AM)

They're clogging shelves here, which is odd. I expected the Generations toys to be somewhat cut down in favor of movie stuff.

@  Pennpenn : (26 June 2017 - 08:11 AM)

I dunno, I got a bunch of "Blitzwing and Octone cosplaying as Megatron and Optimus Prime" in my local TRU, does that help?

@  Paladin : (26 June 2017 - 07:52 AM)

so will TitanReturns Blitzwing & Octone ever actually come out or have they just vanished into neverland?

@  Dekafox : (26 June 2017 - 07:10 AM)

With explosions instead of pouches and pockets.

@  Nevermore : (26 June 2017 - 02:45 AM)

Michael Bay is the Rob Liefeld of the movie industry.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (26 June 2017 - 02:25 AM)

I took a mega-deuce once. It was quite the epic battle.

@  TheMightyMol... : (26 June 2017 - 02:01 AM)

Now if we could explode Justin Bieber, I might pay to watch it.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (25 June 2017 - 11:47 PM)

Bieber isn't nearly as over-the-top as explosions director.

@  Bass X0 : (25 June 2017 - 11:35 PM)

Michael Bay is Justin Bieber of the movie industry- everyone makes fun out of his over- the- top -style but he keeps pulling in huge amounts of money

@  Noideaforaname : (25 June 2017 - 11:03 PM)

<--- stifled laughter

@  Sean Whitmore : (25 June 2017 - 10:56 PM)

Ah crap, I typed that into the chat thing and not the search field. Disregard.

@  Sean Whitmore : (25 June 2017 - 10:55 PM)

Twin peak

@  Noideaforaname : (25 June 2017 - 07:29 PM)

Nitro Ze-us, Nitro Ze-us! Nitro Ze-us, Nitro Ze-us, ooooh Nitro Ze-us!

@  Patchouli Kn... : (25 June 2017 - 07:26 PM)

Exactly what I was going for!

@  NotVeryKnightly : (25 June 2017 - 07:25 PM)

Dr. Zaius Dr. Zaius

@  Patchouli Kn... : (25 June 2017 - 07:10 PM)

Ah.

@  Dracula : (25 June 2017 - 07:07 PM)

It's pronounced like Megadeus

@  Patchouli Kn... : (25 June 2017 - 06:59 PM)

Is the "Zeus" pronounced like "Zoose" or "Zayus?"

@  Dracula : (25 June 2017 - 05:47 PM)

sorry I saw the name and just got excited

@  Dracula : (25 June 2017 - 05:47 PM)

NITRO ZEUS

@  Paladin : (25 June 2017 - 06:57 AM)

nobody here has moved past Wave 1. maybe if they hadn't crammed it with repaints....

@  Noideaforaname : (25 June 2017 - 06:46 AM)

Nitro's gonna be a pain in the butt to find, isn't he?

@  Pennpenn : (25 June 2017 - 03:51 AM)

Actually, on the subject of TLK toys, the voyager Nitro Zues or whatver looks pretty good. If I see it cheap I might give it to the Thunderwing head.

@  Pennpenn : (24 June 2017 - 09:58 PM)

Been playing a bit of Saints Row 4 and honestly the Blast Blast is hilariously overpowered.

@  Rycochet : (24 June 2017 - 05:28 PM)

And a better headsculpt.

@  unluckiness : (24 June 2017 - 05:23 PM)

It actually has half decent gimmicks too.

@  TheMightyMol... : (24 June 2017 - 04:03 PM)

It's still crap but at least it takes up less space.

@  Rycochet : (24 June 2017 - 10:31 AM)

I'd rather have Armada Sideswipe than Alternator Sideswipe.


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The Last Knight Leader Optimus Prime (deco name SPOILER) and Movie Masterpiece Bumblebee


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#1 Nevermore

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Posted 10 January 2017 - 05:56 AM

Leader Shadow Spark Optimus Prime. Hmm.

Revealed at 2017 Hong Kong Toys & Games Fair.

Sources: HK-TF, Toys Daily, Tag Hobby
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http://www.taghobby.com/?p=159371

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Posted 10 January 2017 - 06:09 AM

One thing I note with Bumblebee is that I'm pretty certain at this point that he's slightly mistransformed.  Pretty sure the rear wheels flip in to fill his ankle area, which will be great to finally have that detail properly replicated in plastic for once (and few Bumblebees have the wheels pinned to his ankles, but it's not quite the same as having them embedded in his ankles).  You can see that there's a suspiciously large gap in his ankles, with the support struts being conspicuously offset.

 

Also, his chest should close up tighter than that in robot mode.  You can see that the left headlight panel isn't collapsed as far as the right side one, so his chest should look narrower and a tad more accurate.

 

Yay, finally a transforming Bumblebee that has his two little "sub-wings".



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Posted 10 January 2017 - 06:34 AM

That's basically a straight repaint of the AOE leader, right?


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Posted 10 January 2017 - 06:36 AM

Yep.  Doesn't even feature the new toolings from Takara's version.



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Posted 10 January 2017 - 06:43 AM

^ Dang what's the excuse for that? Though it is pretty as hell.

 

And making a second Masterpiece design (third large design) for a version of Bumblebee that's not even in the films anymore is kind of weirdly lateral?


Edited by Anguirus, 10 January 2017 - 06:44 AM.

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Posted 10 January 2017 - 07:00 AM

Woah, yeah, new-mould Masterpiece Movie 1 Bumblebee? That's supremely weird.

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Posted 10 January 2017 - 07:07 AM

Hey, tenth anniversary.


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Posted 10 January 2017 - 07:42 AM

Oh, okay.  So this is something completely different than I own already (in regards to Masterpiece Movie Bumblebee).

 

I might be interested if it's a better attempt at the iconic design then they created before.




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Posted 10 January 2017 - 07:56 AM

One thing I note with Bumblebee is that I'm pretty certain at this point that he's slightly mistransformed.  Pretty sure the rear wheels flip in to fill his ankle area, which will be great to finally have that detail properly replicated in plastic for once (and few Bumblebees have the wheels pinned to his ankles, but it's not quite the same as having them embedded in his ankles).  You can see that there's a suspiciously large gap in his ankles, with the support struts being conspicuously offset.
 
Also, his chest should close up tighter than that in robot mode.  You can see that the left headlight panel isn't collapsed as far as the right side one, so his chest should look narrower and a tad more accurate.
 
Yay, finally a transforming Bumblebee that has his two little "sub-wings".


Yeah, you can see it properly transformed in these stock photos:

http://www.taghobby....8a-1024x768.jpg

Definitely the best transforming representation of the design to date.

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Posted 10 January 2017 - 08:04 AM

I didn't bite on that AoE leader before, and while I am disappointed that the new toolings were ignored, that DOES look awesome.

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Posted 10 January 2017 - 08:08 AM

One more step towards Bumblebee clogging shelves in every conceivable size class.


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Posted 10 January 2017 - 08:11 AM

Glad the new Optimus is just a repaint so I can just buy the voyager that does look great and be on my way.

 

That Bumblebee is GORGEOUS. Hope one day I have enough money to get one.



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Posted 10 January 2017 - 10:28 AM

Why.....why wouldn't they use the movie-accurate Armored Knight tooling? Is it not available? Is there some kind of rights issue? Like, that makes no sense. It exists, and it's more screen-accurate, and I doubt the tooling itself is somehow, like premium without the paint job. And this is possibly an asia exclusive anyway if it is! GAH.

 

That MP Bumblebee though. How big is it? I think I'm over movie stuff, but it DOES look nice.



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Posted 10 January 2017 - 10:31 AM

Why.....why wouldn't they use the movie-accurate Armored Knight tooling? Is it not available? Is there some kind of rights issue? Like, that makes no sense. It exists, and it's more screen-accurate, and I doubt the tooling itself is somehow, like premium without the paint job. And this is possibly an asia exclusive anyway if it is! GAH.

 

Maybe there's more parts?  Or it's tied up with something else possibly?

 

Or more likely they figure this is an easy cash grab and the other tooling is slightly more expensive to produce.




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Posted 10 January 2017 - 10:41 AM

 

Why.....why wouldn't they use the movie-accurate Armored Knight tooling? Is it not available? Is there some kind of rights issue? Like, that makes no sense. It exists, and it's more screen-accurate, and I doubt the tooling itself is somehow, like premium without the paint job. And this is possibly an asia exclusive anyway if it is! GAH.

 

Maybe there's more parts?  Or it's tied up with something else possibly?

 

Or more likely they figure this is an easy cash grab and the other tooling is slightly more expensive to produce.

 

 

Not having owned it, the only difference in terms of actual parts count spotted from all the detailed photos was a removable mouthplate. Aside from that, it was just, like, changes to the surface details.

 

I mean, I feel like you're right, it's just a bleh situation because that's a great deco gone to waste.



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Posted 10 January 2017 - 11:28 AM

Did the original have turning hands, as I feel the retool had hands you could turn?




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Posted 10 January 2017 - 11:30 AM

I mean, I guess I'll be That Guy, but "incredibly dark and muddy" isn't really a deco that blows me away.

 

Bumblebee looks fantastic; I'm not sure I need him in a post-3A world, with the number of other transforming Bees I have, but I am thrilled to see (like archon said) one that finally has all four wings.



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Posted 10 January 2017 - 11:46 AM

Stock photos and product descriptions on the front page:

https://www.allspark...-toy-fair-2017/

Interesting that 'Bee continues the old Movie Masterpiece numbering, I guess it's technically a Takara product which Hasbro Asia is importing as per usual.

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Posted 10 January 2017 - 11:47 AM

I mean, I guess I'll be That Guy, but "incredibly dark and muddy" isn't really a deco that blows me away.

It looks exceedingly dull to me, especially the "muddy" bit, so you aren't exactly alone on that one.  The truck mode looks a test shot.  I mean that in a bad way, not a literal one.

 

Did the original have turning hands, as I feel the retool had hands you could turn?

The retool added wrists.


Edited by Spark, 10 January 2017 - 11:47 AM.

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Posted 10 January 2017 - 11:50 AM

The light gray upper arms on that Prime are a bit of a poor match with the rest of him.



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