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Old 2007-04-17, 03:49 PM   #1
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http://www.digital-toys.com/tfmasterpiece.html


http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/showthread.php?t=130271



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Old 2007-04-17, 03:55 PM   #2
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Would make sense if it is true always assumed the next one would be a Starscream recolour, hope it is as well as i dont have the mold.
 
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Old 2007-04-17, 03:57 PM   #3
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If this is in fact legit, I'm glad I passed up MP Starscream. Skywarp is who I initially wanted the MP seeker mold to be in the first place. If it's true - way to go Takara, you got it right this time!!
 
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Old 2007-04-17, 04:02 PM   #4
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If that is real, that is sooo sweet. And awfully logical. Only gripe would be that he has no obvious purple (the overmarking is purple, so it might just be contrast issues). I do hope that the few little niggles on Screamer have been ably taken care of eg the plastic stress issue raised by Knightdramon in his review.

I expect a TC soonest

(Wow - got in before Numbat!!!!)
 
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Old 2007-04-17, 04:03 PM   #5
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If that is real, that is sooo sweet. And awfully logical. Only gripe would be that he has no obvious purple (the overmarking is purple, so it might just be contrast issues). I do hope that the few little niggles on Screamer have been ably taken care of eg the plastic stress issue raised by Knightdramon in his review.

I expect a TC soonest

(Wow - got in before Numbat!!!!)
There's some purple shown on the shins, not much but its there.
 
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Old 2007-04-17, 04:11 PM   #6
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What do I think? I think they may be planning to release one of the only two MP figures I'd actually care enough about to pay full price for (the other one is Black Convoy, and that one would require wrestling with my will, but would inevitably win out, especially since I don't have Prime). Well, maybe Thrust, too, so I guess that's one of three, if you count unlikely candidates.

I really like the look of the seekers, and Skywarp has my favorite color scheme, by far.
 
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Old 2007-04-17, 04:22 PM   #7
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Bah, also some purple on the arms and the chest, so we're looking at a randomly presented custom or -fingers crossed- the actual thing.
 
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Old 2007-04-17, 04:25 PM   #8
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I'd file this under "Duh!". The biggest positive to making a Masterpiece Starscream to begin with was the fact that he has canon repaints. Starscream molds are profitable that way.

Incidentally, this will make Matt happy.
 
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Old 2007-04-17, 04:29 PM   #9
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The biggest positive to making a Masterpiece Starscream to begin with was the fact that he has canon repaints. Starscream molds are profitable that way.
Something thats positively lacking from the Megs mold, bar "complete Megatron" complete with all the add on gubbins that the original had.
 
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Old 2007-04-17, 04:39 PM   #10
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Ah, but there's always "Megaplex" and Black Diaclone Megatron.
 
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Old 2007-04-17, 05:39 PM   #11
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Damn, torrential rain and high winds have forced an early return today... (I don't mind the weather, it's just that results for owl surveys in such conditions aren't valid...)

Well, at least it forces me to tackle paperwork! (Going well, as you can tell...)

So Clogs beats me!

Anyhoo - MP Skywarp is a nice idea, and one I would have expected to actually happen. And those pics look very nice - the scheme, as ever, works better that Screamer! Still, costs and all...

However, I must agree with RID Scourge - an MP Thrust would rock. I would find a way to buy that. (Never gonna happen though... Pity the Classic is so expensive as a Botcon Exclusive...)
 
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Old 2007-04-17, 05:57 PM   #12
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Only problem is...it still won't fix the problems native to the mold itself.
 
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Old 2007-04-17, 06:16 PM   #13
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Meh. Unless one of its flaws is the inherent ability to break at a glance, I'll live with the flaws

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However, I must agree with RID Scourge - an MP Thrust would rock. I would find a way to buy that. (Never gonna happen though... Pity the Classic is so expensive as a Botcon Exclusive...)
Aye, it seems like, as of late, the premium stuff is quite expensive, partially expensive (that is, if you want all 6 seekers with a classics update, you can get three with relative ease, but the other three will cost you) or not really meant to be played with (I don't really have any titanium 6"ers yet, but I've heard they tend to loosen quite easily. Still won't be a deterrent in my getting the best (imo) Magnus in years, though).
 

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Old 2007-04-17, 07:49 PM   #14
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Aye, it seems like, as of late, the premium stuff is quite expensive, partially expensive (that is, if you want all 6 seekers with a classics update, you can get three with relative ease, but the other three will cost you) or not really meant to be played with (I don't really have any titanium 6"ers yet, but I've heard they tend to loosen quite easily. Still won't be a deterrent in my getting the best (imo) Magnus in years, though).
Too true.

As to the Titaniums, I have three (G1 Rodimus Prime, Fallen and G1 Scourge), and would love to get hold of G1 Ultra Magnus. They do seem a mixed bag, mind. I love my three, and the only one with looseness is Scourge.

I doubt the Titanium line will be seeing a G1 Seeker mold though! So, MP and Classics seem to be the way, with Classics the only way to have all six Seekers (if you have the dosh or your partner won't have your balls for spending it!).
 
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Old 2007-04-17, 08:55 PM   #15
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I doubt the Titanium line will be seeing a G1 Seeker mold though! So, MP and Classics seem to be the way, with Classics the only way to have all six Seekers (if you have the dosh or your partner won't have your balls for spending it!).
In my case, it'd have to be some other part of the anatomy. It's usually the ears; man, can he nag!
 
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Old 2007-04-17, 08:57 PM   #16
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Old 2007-04-17, 09:31 PM   #17
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I hope this is true news, coz God Damn the Skywarp colours look awesome on the Masterpiece Starscream mould (seen enough custom paints to know ). I hope the colour scheme is a little more faithful to the G1 Cartoon Character, coz the white/silver, purple and black is such a distinctive scheme, so definitive.

I forced to wonder about the possibilty of more Masterpiece Seekers. It doesn't seem likely to me that they'd release Thundercracker next (if they were to release anymore after Skywarp) as Starscreams base colour (that grey blue) is almost a perfect shoe-in for Thundercracker's colour.

Again (and I've said this a million times), an Anime Coloured Starscream would be an awesome idea for an MP release. And who knows, they could make MP-08 all three of the original seekers, Starscream, Skywarp and Thundercracker (all G1 Cartoon Coloured Inspired of course).

HOWEVER, maybe I want to see a conehead masterpiece, like Dirge or Thrust. I'd like to see Thrust simply because of the interesting wings he has. It might mean a lot of alterations to a basic mould but meh, I'm sure they'd do it if it meant getting the bling-bling of their devoted customers...

***Someone mentioned earlier about the other 3 Classics Seekers, they are being released as exclusives? This is an extreme blow to my dream. I live far too far away for a Botcon or other Transformer conventions to be a viable financial option... to secure the other three seekers... ***
 
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Old 2007-04-17, 10:04 PM   #18
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HOWEVER, maybe I want to see a conehead masterpiece, like Dirge or Thrust. I'd like to see Thrust simply because of the interesting wings he has. It might mean a lot of alterations to a basic mould but meh, I'm sure they'd do it if it meant getting the bling-bling of their devoted customers...
It's actually impossible to get a Conehead out of Masterpiece Starscream. You can't just swap out the nose of the plane like with the Classics toy - the entire fuselage would have to be redesigned to get the plane nose on top of the robot.
 
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Old 2007-04-17, 10:54 PM   #19
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I would actually prefer to buy this over MP Starscream if only because I like the colors better, but I just didn't get boners over Starscream like other kids apparently did.
 
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Old 2007-04-18, 01:24 AM   #20
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It's up for preorder at the BBTS now...

http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/p...12&mode=retail
 
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