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Old 2016-04-03, 12:31 AM   #501
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I'm not usually one to give much of a shit about this sort of thing, but the first thing that struck me was how ugly the gun on the right looked in the first shot. I get why, but damn.
 
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Old 2016-04-03, 04:46 PM   #502
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Aaaand Nosecone...
 
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Old 2016-04-03, 10:02 PM   #503
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They make quite a good showing at convincing that they care about their products.
 
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Old 2016-04-04, 10:30 AM   #504
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And finally, Strafe.
 
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Old 2016-04-04, 10:17 PM   #505
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I don't know why I'm so hung up on the hollow bits showing. It's not like I've never seen it before.
 
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Old 2016-04-05, 08:29 AM   #506
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I don't know why I'm so hung up on the hollow bits showing. It's not like I've never seen it before.
Because it at least used to be a little less conspicuous by disguising itself as greebles?
 
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Old 2016-04-05, 12:14 PM   #507
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Yeah, lots of figures used to use two pieces screwed together for bulk: hollow inside, but you couldn't tell visually. Now it seems that they've cut the parts count for stuff and left the hollowness exposed.

I wouldn't mind so much if they'd just put it on the underside of things, but with the arms they invariably seem to place the hollow side where you can see it.
 
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Old 2016-04-05, 01:06 PM   #508
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Looks like we're getting a black Diaclone version of Masterpiece Tracks
http://masterforceuk.blogspot.co.uk/...sterpiece.html

Head looks to be new.
 
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Old 2016-04-05, 03:03 PM   #509
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Well, Denyer is probably going to be happy about that I think.

Tracks' toy head is infinitely better than the cartoon one but I don't know that it's better enough to make me consider buying it. I am curious how the whole package will look in colour, though.
 
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Old 2016-04-05, 07:18 PM   #510
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Mmm. Popped up in FB feed at lunch. The first one was reduced enough to get picked up and with the Turbo Tracks head makes a nice shelf line-up piece (redeems the figure well) but this'll work in somewhere if it gets released. Possibly on a flight stand.
 
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Old 2016-04-05, 09:17 PM   #511
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MP Primal up for pre-order at both Nippon Yassan and Anime Export.

Total with EMS shipping came to 75 GBP. Would be rude to leave it.

NY's shipping calculator is f@cked up though. MP Tracks goes from "oh hey good deal" to "WTF is this?" at the touch of a button.
 
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Old 2016-04-05, 09:38 PM   #512
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NY's shipping calculator is f@cked up though. MP Tracks goes from "oh hey good deal" to "WTF is this?" at the touch of a button.
Watch the setting on that. My one order from there thus far was for UW Devastator, wasn't paying close enough attention at checkout and ended up accidently picking the option that cost about the same as Devy. Luckily it was a pre-order and they fixed it for me after a quick email. Still, the layout of things makes that a little too easy of a mistake to make
 
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Old 2016-04-06, 12:50 AM   #513
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Because it at least used to be a little less conspicuous by disguising itself as greebles?
So it isn't just my imagination? Toys really are getting uglier?

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I wouldn't mind so much if they'd just put it on the underside of things, but with the arms they invariably seem to place the hollow side where you can see it.
Yeah, I'm not sure they can help it with the arms, though. They're going to be seen pretty much no matter where they put them. The weapons are just tragic.
 
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Old 2016-04-06, 07:54 PM   #514
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And MP Red Alert is getting a reissue in "anime colours" because a) reasons and b) ****ing kill me.

http://news.tfw2005.com/2016/04/06/t...edition-312528
 
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Old 2016-04-06, 09:24 PM   #515
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So it's basically the original MP Red Alert, with a muddier shade of white plastic and fewer paint apps?

I look forward to seeing it roundly praised by the same people who froth with anger when Hasbro does the exact same thing to a movie or Generations toy!
 
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Old 2016-04-06, 09:42 PM   #516
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So it's basically the original MP Red Alert, with a muddier shade of white plastic and fewer paint apps?
And the Auto Berzerk alarm flashy light things are now an anime accurate orange as opposed to the blue that they were in the actual episode and on the previous toy and just shoot me already.
 
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Old 2016-04-06, 10:50 PM   #517
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Or how about just reissuing Sideswipe?

Or is that too much to ask?
 
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Old 2016-04-07, 10:57 AM   #518
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POLICE SQUAD Computron - in COLOUR!

Interesting that Afterburner appears to be red, given Takara's "OMG everything must be cartoon colours" approach to previous Unite Warriors sets.
 
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Old 2016-04-08, 08:57 AM   #519
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Brap
 
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Old 2016-04-08, 09:44 AM   #520
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Looks nice, but still don't understand why Afterburner is the wrong colour...
 
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