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@  Sabrblade : (29 November 2020 - 05:11 PM)

Also, the face of the black redeco is painted gray.

@  Sabrblade : (29 November 2020 - 05:09 PM)

To be a little fair, the original was also lacking in more detailed color. The Telemocha Series figure fixed that.

@  TheMightyMol... : (29 November 2020 - 05:05 PM)

The unpainted face and all the greys make that look like a knockoff.

@  Sabrblade : (29 November 2020 - 05:01 PM)

One could headcanon this one as such.

@  Otaku : (29 November 2020 - 01:06 PM)

@Bass X0 Weird how they come close, with the likes of Onyx Primal and Nemesis Prime (Universe 2003), but no actual evil gorilla...

@  wonko the sane? : (28 November 2020 - 03:00 PM)

Oh my god! WFC ravage is adorable! Who's a pudgy kitty? Yes you are!

@  Maximus Ambus : (28 November 2020 - 09:50 AM)

The 86 line prevented made me reconsider a new years resolution.

@  unluckiness : (28 November 2020 - 04:33 AM)

And Devastator because I'm a sucker for combiners

@  unluckiness : (28 November 2020 - 04:32 AM)

Decided to stick with the main cast from 2007 and a few assorted ones here and there.

@  TheMightyMol... : (27 November 2020 - 02:02 PM)

I said I wouldn't buy a lot, now I have seven. And at least three might be on the culling pile.

@  Maximus Ambus : (27 November 2020 - 11:44 AM)

"I'll just get one" I said now I have almost twenty Studio Series figures.

@  wonko the sane? : (27 November 2020 - 11:19 AM)

The geese are fleeing... death comes soon...

@  unluckiness : (25 November 2020 - 07:20 PM)

Not even head, just a faceeven

@  TheMightyMol... : (25 November 2020 - 12:58 PM)

Just stick a Megatron head on Optimal Optimus.

@  Sabrblade : (25 November 2020 - 12:46 PM)

There was also an evil-looking black and gray redeco of the RobotMasters toy

@  Arazyr : (25 November 2020 - 11:54 AM)

That's KIND-OF what I consider the Throne of the Primes Primal to be...

@  wonko the sane? : (25 November 2020 - 11:16 AM)

I would buy the hell out a nemesis primal...

@  Bass X0 : (25 November 2020 - 11:15 AM)

I'm surprised there's not been a Nemesis Primal given all the Nemesis Primes.

@  unluckiness : (23 November 2020 - 03:17 AM)

The real Drifts were the Windblades we made along the way

@  PlutoniumBoss : (23 November 2020 - 02:25 AM)

Drift-kun 2 Electric Boobylube

@  ▲ndrusi : (22 November 2020 - 11:36 PM)

I'm pretty sure Drift 2 was Empire of Stone.

@  Sabrblade : (22 November 2020 - 10:06 PM)

I thought people said Prime Wheeljack was Drift 2.

@  Maximus Ambus : (22 November 2020 - 03:51 PM)

Windblade was Drift.2.

@  TheMightyMol... : (22 November 2020 - 02:44 PM)

Drift with boobs.

@  Rycochet : (22 November 2020 - 11:50 AM)

I can't imagine a live action movie version of Windblade being all that different from Drift. Not my thing, but not the worst thing I've ever seen.

@  Bass X0 : (22 November 2020 - 09:54 AM)

The thought of Movie aesthetic Windblade makes me feel sick.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (22 November 2020 - 08:47 AM)

Though, the fact that Japanese people would pay for Windblade toys in the $30-40 range doesn't mean they'd pay however much MPs are going for now.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (22 November 2020 - 08:44 AM)

Back when I made a habit of checking Mandarake for pre-owned TFs, Windblade's toys went for surprisingly high prices. By which I mean not lower than the original price.

@  Maximus Ambus : (22 November 2020 - 08:15 AM)

If she's in the next movie you might get her.

@  unluckiness : (22 November 2020 - 07:58 AM)

Japan didn't get most of the IDW comics and are the target market for MP. They basically know windblade from a few crappy pack-in comics and a show that wasn't particularly popular there. Unless they start cranking out Cyberverse MPs, it's not very likely.

@  TheMightyMol... : (22 November 2020 - 04:24 AM)

Again, depends if she's popular enough in Japan to warrant it. Our view of which characters are popular is not the same as Takara's.

@  Bass X0 : (22 November 2020 - 01:53 AM)

So characters like Windblade then.

@  TheMightyMol... : (21 November 2020 - 07:19 PM)

They're complicated and expensive to design. By necessity, they're gonna be restricted to well-known characters who are more likely to sell.

@  Bass X0 : (21 November 2020 - 07:05 PM)

I don’t think Masterpiece toys should be restricted to only show characters.

@  Rycochet : (21 November 2020 - 03:09 PM)

If she wasn't in the Sunbow cartoon, Live Action movie or Beast Wars and can't be repainted from someone else, she's not getting an MP.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 November 2020 - 12:44 PM)

They'll make their money back if they include the metal thong...

@  TheMightyMol... : (21 November 2020 - 12:29 PM)

Is she popular enough in Japan that Takara would even try?

@  Paladin : (21 November 2020 - 11:23 AM)

depends. will that one also have a giant metal thong?

@  Bass X0 : (21 November 2020 - 11:10 AM)

Should there be a Masterpiece Windblade?

@  -LittleAutob... : (20 November 2020 - 12:46 PM)

EIGHT WORDS! THATS A RECORD! XD

@  wonko the sane? : (20 November 2020 - 09:08 AM)

So you were hired by a middle easterner! AHA!

@  ▲ndrusi : (19 November 2020 - 11:45 PM)

that's eight words

@  Bass X0 : (19 November 2020 - 03:56 PM)

"I only want to hear one word from you... The name of the guy who hired ya!"

@  Maximus Ambus : (19 November 2020 - 12:41 PM)

It's great how they reference G1 concepts like this one features the harmony from the episode Carnage in C Minor and and Slugslingers featured anti electrons from Grimlocks New Brain.

@  Steevy Maximus : (18 November 2020 - 10:01 PM)

Or at least those little story blurbs like Beast Hunters had. Especially for stuff like Selects which tend to exist in their own little side world

@  Maximus Ambus : (17 November 2020 - 04:03 PM)

I got me Legends Soundwave, Be cool if the next Generations toyline had a mini comic with the instructions.

@  Maximus Ambus : (16 November 2020 - 03:42 AM)

Aw no unusual activity on my Paypal Ebay, Amazon and Netflix account in one day! All I have to do it verify on those E-Mails and I'm all set..... wait a mo, I'm not on Netflix!

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (14 November 2020 - 11:56 PM)

I swear though.. The idea of "Catch up" is stupid.

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 November 2020 - 11:25 PM)

That's irritating, but it sounds par for the course with new hardware release. Within a year, there'll probably be some good stuff out there that does it all.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (14 November 2020 - 11:23 PM)

4K/HDR switches are.. iffy.. Because most of them can't do 4K and HDR at the same time.. Or can't do 120hz... and all sorts of things the new TVs have built in, and the new consoles use...


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Posted 06 January 2018 - 06:27 AM

The transformation is crazy, but it all makes sense pretty quickly after the first time and it's fairly intuitive. There's only a few pegs you got to make sure you fold away.



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Posted 06 January 2018 - 12:28 PM

Its weird, Ive always been much more a proponent of toy accuracy over cartoon accuracy, but I didnt have an interest in the masterpeice line until they really went all in with the cartoon aesthetic. I think its because of some perfect storm of mind boggling engineering, swappable faces and silly accessories that these have ended up being the most delightful transformer toys in a while. I think its the translation of the levity and stupidty of the original show to toy form that charms.

Anyways, Sunstreaker finally shipped which was the longest delay between placing an order and having it shipped out from hlj ive encountered, and Megatron arrived.

Megatron is basically perfect. I had watched and read as much as I could so I was expecting to lose some paint in the transformation. But as it turned out, my hands got more scraped and hurt than he did. That first time transforming to gun mode is like some sort of rite of passage. The second and third and subsequent times it cools off and he is just a total joy.

I also recieved Ironhide for xmas and he is charming for a bunch of different reasons. Mainly the smooth transformation and that cherry vanette mode is perfect. He loses points for not having a smiling face and his thumbs scare the crap out of me when Im trying to put weapons in his hands. Im fighting myself to not get ratchet asap.

Edited by Ave Destron!, 06 January 2018 - 12:29 PM.

Does anyone see City-Swimmer? Is he gliding beneath the silver water? Is he creeping 'round a corner, hugging a wall, silent as a shadow in the dark?

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Posted 06 January 2018 - 06:03 PM

Cross-posted from the Dinobot thread:

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Posted 07 January 2018 - 01:26 AM

HLJ is replacing mine, and paying for the shipping which is great. Between the fact Sunstreaker will effectively be shipped three times, more be paid in shipping him than his actual cost. I think thI plastic might have been more brittle due to coming straight in from our unusually extremely cold weather.

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Posted 08 January 2018 - 09:50 PM

Sunstreaker video review:

 


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Posted 22 January 2018 - 12:39 AM

Im happy to say the backpack is way less offensive in person.

Transformation is a total joy.

Shame about the fake chest, but I picked up an Omnigonix Spinout for dirt cheap to fill that void.

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Posted 23 January 2018 - 08:27 AM

Nice article (with wonderful photos) from Maz regarding MP Sunstreaker:  https://tfsource.com...9/sunstreaker2/


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Posted 02 February 2018 - 11:17 AM

Unreleased Masterpiece MP-34 Cheetor Coin?

 

 

 

 

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The only other coin unreleased by Hasbro Asia was for Exhaust, but that had to do with his entire release being cancelled by Hasbro Asia (with the stock going to TakaraTomy for distribution in Japan after the initial release).


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Posted 02 February 2018 - 01:05 PM

That's an interesting interpretation of his head. Moreso than, like, the toy.

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Posted 02 February 2018 - 06:53 PM

Im happy to say the backpack is way less offensive in person.

Transformation is a total joy.

Shame about the fake chest, but I picked up an Omnigonix Spinout for dirt cheap to fill that void.

 

Personally, I didn't enjoy the transformation much myself.  Granted, I guess much of this comes down to the backpack transformation, as it took me far too long to figure out that his backpack instructions were intended to start from proper Lamborghini mode.  Need to figure out how to transform him back, but that's on my to-do list.


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Posted 04 February 2018 - 04:38 PM

my sunstreaker kind of broke?

The rotation joint on the backpack made a horrible snapping noise and now theres a crack running right down the middle of it. It still transforms fine and isnt falling apart. The joint even rotates easier now , but its scared the hell out of me.
Does anyone see City-Swimmer? Is he gliding beneath the silver water? Is he creeping 'round a corner, hugging a wall, silent as a shadow in the dark?

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Posted 06 February 2018 - 11:32 AM

Crack in the plastic or the diecast?

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Posted 06 February 2018 - 05:03 PM

plastic, Im not sure where any diecast is on sunstreaker.
Does anyone see City-Swimmer? Is he gliding beneath the silver water? Is he creeping 'round a corner, hugging a wall, silent as a shadow in the dark?

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Posted 12 February 2018 - 08:06 AM

MP-40 Targetmaster Hot Rod in package:

 

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Posted 15 February 2018 - 08:03 AM

MP-40 Targetmaster Hot Rod's coin:  https://www.facebook...?type=3

 

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For reference, here is MP-28's.

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Looks like MP-40's some how folds out to be Hot Rod in car mode with Firebolt some how attached (or some squished or cropped version of that).


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Posted 21 February 2018 - 10:49 PM

More pics of MP-40's box and coin: https://m.facebook.c...190726147660000

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Posted 22 February 2018 - 10:54 PM

New pic of Hot Rod: https://twitter.com/...798456932122624

Color is very nice.

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Posted 23 February 2018 - 12:34 AM

New pic of Hot Rod: https://twitter.com/...798456932122624

Color is very nice.


Looks great.

cause you cant see his arms or legs.

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Posted 23 February 2018 - 01:03 AM

Yeah the colors are nice. Shame about the placement

Edited by unluckiness, 23 February 2018 - 01:03 AM.

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Posted 23 February 2018 - 08:18 AM

http://www.tfw2005.c...7#post-15532617

 

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