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Old 2011-04-27, 01:54 PM   #1
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Default MP-10 Convoy Version 2

Takara/Tomy is releasing MP-10 in September. Not a retool of Convoy, but a new version altogether (including a driver that can sit in the front seat).

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Old 2011-04-27, 02:35 PM   #2
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seriously? of all their available options . . .
 
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Old 2011-04-27, 03:30 PM   #3
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AWful high price tag, wonder what they're doing (if it isn't just gouging, ha).
 
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Old 2011-04-28, 01:41 PM   #4
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I'm not sure what the point of a scaled-down Masterpiece Convoy would be. Surely the best thing about it is that it dominates a display?
 
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Old 2011-04-28, 04:07 PM   #5
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Speculation is ranging from Human Alliance scale to Powermaster Prime with Ginrai to Star Convoy. A Masterpiece Powermaster Prime would be best to my liking. There's also indication that it will be a more "Japan-styled" Convoy. But I don't really know what *they* mean by "Japan-styled."
 
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Old 2011-04-28, 04:51 PM   #6
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I didn't think anyone in Japan liked Ginrai or Star Convoy; I'd be surprised if it was either of them. A Human Alliance figure with Season 1 Spike I could see, though - the size would still be impressive now I think about it. I do think it's a shame that market forces in Japan limit Takara to simply making new versions of Optimus Prime, though - it would be nice to see a wider range of characters get this sort of treatment.
 
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Old 2011-04-28, 05:54 PM   #7
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Personally I hope to see a Powermaster Prime, always did like the original figure. I don't see the sense in Starconvoy, it is hardly well known to be honest and I'm not sure what Takara's take on Human Alliance is, but in my opinion that's still linked heavily with the movies and I don't think they will directly link the Masterpiece Line with that and since they did not mention it to be Movie Prime...yeah.

Powermaster Convoy makes more sense in truth since it's suitable for repaints (Nucleon Quest Prime anyone?) and we all know that Prime is linked to having repaints and reissues to any known mold of him. Though...least now they can't repaint him into Magnus...

As for Anime style...

Jap Prime in manga was always a bit...edge and pointy, so that might be a possible thing.

Also...I can not see in why Takara would make a whole new Prime mold just to cram Spike in it.
 
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Old 2011-04-30, 06:04 AM   #8
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Go God Ginrai/Powermaster Prime.
 
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Old 2011-04-30, 08:40 PM   #9
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Did they even actually release MP-1L??
 
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Old 2011-05-01, 02:09 PM   #10
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How about they don't do another prime and release Soundwave, Galvatron, Shockwave, or any other of the really obvious choices for the Masterpiece line...
 
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Old 2011-05-02, 03:54 AM   #11
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How about they don't do another prime and release Soundwave, Galvatron, Shockwave, or any other of the really obvious choices for the Masterpiece line...
That would be preferred, but Prime = Money.
 
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Old 2011-05-02, 09:46 AM   #12
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Galvatron isn't very popular, though, and personally I think an 11-inch Soundwave would be overcooking things (when Music Player and even the original do the job so well), and my big worry about Shockwave would be that he ends up the same as Megatron did *shudder*
 
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Old 2011-05-02, 11:26 AM   #13
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and my big worry about Shockwave would be that he ends up the same as Megatron did *shudder*
Well, to be honest. The original Shockwave was quite more sturdy then the original Megatron, I think this would count the same for a MP version.
 
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Old 2011-05-08, 10:54 PM   #14
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That, plus the original Shockwave toy was pretty damn accurate to his animation model already so I suspect he would be more in the line of Grimlock as far as MP quality is concerned; the only big issue is the barrel, really.
 
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Old 2011-05-10, 11:09 AM   #15
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I am disappointed.

MP 10 Convoy

[RANT]Very disappointed....why, oh why are we getting yet ANOTHER G1 Optimus Prime, why not Powermaster Prime? Why not Galvatron? Why not Shockwave? Why does it have to be yet another G1 Prime that looks, despite it's changes, still similar to the original Masterpiece Prime, and we get a little Spike figure, oh joys, I loathed the G1 cartoon Spike, he always got in the way.[/RANT]

Ladies and gentlemen, I am disappointed.

We could have gotten something else, something better...instead we get this.


 
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Old 2011-05-10, 11:40 AM   #16
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Pre order price of 179.99 delivered from Kapowtoys.
Spike looks just like the old Mask figures. They've even gone as far as not bothered to paint his face.

I love how they promote the new storage feature for the convoy gun (now we know how transformers magically get their weapons to appear from nowhere). Made me chuckle a little (Convoy gun stores in his backside).
 
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Old 2011-05-10, 02:17 PM   #17
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The gunstorage is apparently something they picked up out of the Dreamwave and IDW comics, where Prime would indeed pop his gun out of his back. And Spike just looks like crap really.

Despite my previous rant, I will admit, I love this Prime already, he looks great, even more cartoon accurate then before and he comes with a trailer right away, no sudden "Oh hey guys, buy this MP Prime with trailer for more money then the one without." All in all, apart from Spike, it's a damn good looking Prime.

I am just sorely disappointed that they go along this road, the Masterpiece line is filled with Primes already and no doubt this one will get his repaints as well like Magnus, Black Prime and what not. And if they go along the line of remolding figures, will Megatron get the same treatment? Or Starscream, or Grimlock and so on. Though...Megs could use a better mold, point remains.
 
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Old 2011-05-10, 03:18 PM   #18
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Hmmm... Given I bought MP-04 (Convoy with trailer) at 90 years ago, why on Earth would I want to shell out twice that on a smaller, less detailed version?

TakaraTomy really shouldn't dream up their high-end product marketing schemes after partaking of the Steve Irwin drinking game (which I naturally assume is the cause of this quite bizarre move).

The MP line has really lost its way... I think some recent mainline movie figures hit the mark better (although TakaraTomy like to release these as MP figures, naturally...).

I would like to say I would like to see some more characters given the MP treatment instead as well, but frankly the debacle of MP Rodimus has really put me off.

(There's a personal challenge Takara! Go on, put loads of resources into proving a single low spending very particular fan wrong, and pull me back in. It wouldn't be far off the recent marketing plans of late... Transforming shoes, bizarre sexual links with almost pornographic girl characters associated with top notch transforming scale cars, Disney transformers...)

Oh, I'm tired, have a headache, and a bit grumpy. So that's all a bit harsh for me, I think. Sorry Takara!
 
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Old 2011-05-10, 10:50 PM   #19
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Actual product looks fairly nice, but as others have stated, why should I pay twice as much for something smaller than what I already have?

At least it comes with Roller.
 
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Old 2011-05-11, 12:50 AM   #20
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I'm such a tool for even wanting this.

But the big question is, will there be a Megatron at the same scale as well? Because if so, I probably won't mind selling both my MP-4 and MP-5 in favor of the "new" scale versions.
 
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