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Old 2015-05-21, 01:44 PM   #161
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The robot mode definitely feels more Afterburn-ery to me than Groove. Though with the right colours he should get away with it.
 
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Old 2015-05-21, 05:38 PM   #162
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Neat. Will probably get him. Although I like Superion with a few tweaks, skipping the Hasbro releases seems to be the way to go.
 
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Old 2015-05-21, 09:26 PM   #163
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May be dodgy translation or bad info or something, but it seems that Unite Warriors Defensor is going to be a TakaraTomyMall exclusive. Not sure if that means exclusive like Blue Bluestreak (TTM exclusive in Japan, sold by Hasbro Asia outside of Japan) or truly exclusive. There's supposed to be something in the info about Groove not being available overseas, whatever they precisely mean by that.
 
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Old 2015-05-24, 10:03 AM   #164
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Unite Warriors Superion packaging is now available to view here

Does not look bad. I might be silly, but I am a tad worried about their shade of white---way too white, looks like it's asking to yellow the moment the sun sets eyes on it

Ultra Prime also announced for the line in the usual manner [silhouette with kanji]. Wonder if we will see the japanese limb bots before the hasbro bots in this case.

Full colour Road Rage pics are now up [including vehicle mode shots] via dengeki hobby magazine.

I must add that Road Rage is up for preorder at Nippon Yassan, and unlike Tracks, has correct shipping quotes [for those of you that want to order via Japan].
 
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Old 2015-06-20, 08:48 AM   #165
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Masterpiece Ironhide shown at Tokyo Toy Fair... looks very cartoony. More than one better alternative out there IMO.

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Old 2015-06-20, 08:51 AM   #166
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Loads of stuff from Tokyo Toy Show

Unite Warriors Devastator is remoulded [all members have proper elbows!], flip down visor, individual guns

MP Ironhide fully revealed. Sled is extra and non transforming. Tons of accessories, all accessories can store on his sled. A little bit shorter than MP 10 Convoy in robot mode, can still fit in his trailer in van mode. Looks like he's wearing a diaper...

MP Optimus Primal also revealled. Can I get a f*ck yes? Only mock up shown for gorilla mode, I am almost certain it is non-transforming [no seams, no nothing] but looks good.


 
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Old 2015-06-20, 09:07 AM   #167
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Ah, didn't realise they were remoulds. Wonder how much that'll kill US sales?

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Old 2015-06-20, 09:09 AM   #168
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MP Optimus Primal also revealled. Can I get a f*ck yes? Only mock up shown for gorilla mode, I am almost certain it is non-transforming [no seams, no nothing] but looks good.
Meant to be a Masterpiece, really?


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Old 2015-06-20, 10:13 AM   #169
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By tfw2005 coverage, yes, its' stated to be an MP for the 20th BW anniversary. Must obviously be a mock up though.

Constucticons killing US sales depends on their retail price. I think it'll be closer to 20.000 yen or maybe a tad more [Menasor is 15.000 yen and it's 4 deluxes and a voyager].
 
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Old 2015-06-20, 11:30 AM   #170
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Ironhide proportions looks even odder in comparison... (c/o Cheem)


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Old 2015-06-20, 12:20 PM   #171
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It appears that most of Ironhide's mass from vehicle mode just compresses and folds in to form his torso, judging from the panels I can see.

The diaper is not ideal. Perhaps it's the angle.

Primal indeed verified as an MP [on the video they announce him as an MP]. Sweeeeeeeet.

These news must suck for the poor [sarcasm at maximum level] souls who thought we'd be getting all characters from S1-S3 as toys because everybody is fair game.

Ironhide looks big and has lots of stuff that come with him---I think he'll be at MP Starscream/Soundwave prices [ie around 14.000 yen before discounts].
 
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Old 2015-06-20, 01:53 PM   #172
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I know these aren't the greatest pictures, but Ironhide really doesn't impress me very much. The huge crotch and hollow forearms that are open from below are both really unsightly, and the head doesn't look very good either. He also somehow manages to be even boxier than the cartoon model, and lacks the "smoothness" (for lack of a better word) that makes the other MP cars so cool.

And the sled being a giant accessory surely defeats the whole purpose of having it?

(Kinda hard to comment on Primal until we see the actual toy, but it's cool that they're going there.)
 
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Old 2015-06-20, 02:21 PM   #173
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Forearms are not hollow [though I can see why you'd think that], it's just that the dark navy blue clear plastic of his side windows rest there, which gives the impression that they are hollow from certain angles and that light.

I'm actually on board with the sled as it is. Very Soul of Chogokin-y, where all the extra parts store on it. It homages the toy, doubles as storage room and does not interfere with transformation.

I agree on the crotch/diaper. Could be the angle of the pics though? MP Tracks didn't look as flattering on his first pics out.
 
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Old 2015-06-20, 02:31 PM   #174
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I was hoping that MP Ironhide (and by extension MP Ratchet) would blow me away, but I'm not feeling it. The crotch and hip kibble look terrible. The Voodoo offering looks the best to me.
 
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Old 2015-06-20, 02:54 PM   #175
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The mold isn't white so therefore I hate it.


Anyhooo, I'll have to echo everyone's sentiments. I'm not totally digging it. Something seems **off** to me. Not sure if it's the kibble, or the seeming lack of bulk, or... something.

But yeah, not blown away. And when it comes to Ratchet (because **** Ironhide), I want to be blown away.
 

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Old 2015-06-20, 03:32 PM   #176
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Hmmm, need to see what the price is gonna be but if I am indeed springing for a Devastator, it really looks like I'm aiming for the Takara one now.

Ironhide... doesn't look that bad but isn't quite there. Might need to see more pictures, might just be that it's not Ratchet, I'm not sure yet.

Kinda have a meh reaction to the news of Primal. Yeah, it's nice they're doing something for Beast Wars but I'm just not wowed by the idea of an MP Primal. That may change once we see a real prototype
 
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Old 2015-06-20, 05:06 PM   #177
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Ah, didn't realise they were remoulds. Wonder how much that'll kill US sales?
Yeah, I wasn't much interested in it before, but that's double-plus-crap on both companies' parts.

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Ironhide proportions looks even odder in comparison... (c/o Cheem)
I think that I'll stick with my iGear Ratchet that I got from Knightdramon.

Tracks and Road Rage look preeety, though.
 
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Old 2015-06-20, 06:44 PM   #178
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I think that I'll stick with my iGear Ratchet that I got from Knightdramon.
Mmm. I think it works a bit better as Ratchet, and likewise am not so much interested in another van. Defence Specialist does have a Nick Roche chin going on, though.
 
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Old 2015-06-20, 08:49 PM   #179
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Bit disappointed by MP Ironhide. He was a G1 fave but I had doubts he'd lend himself to Masterpiece. Seems like a weird move to include the weapons sled too. Maybe would have been interested if he just transformed from van to robot with no spare parts, but frankly given the look.
 
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Old 2015-06-21, 06:59 AM   #180
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I like the idea of the sled as a separate piece, but mainly because that will work with how the MARB was portrayed for Ratchet in the Marvel comics. I've no particular beef with Ironhide, he looks a bit rubbish, but that's fair to his character model which is the whole point of the exercise.

I may feel differently about Ratchet though.

I see the Japanese Constructicons have blown every theory about stability for the Hasbro one's arms out of the water.
 
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