We advise you to take this as only a rumor for now.
We potentially just received another big piece of news from TransFes2016. TFW2005 board members Verno and levandowski have informed us that Masterpiece Cheetor may have been confirmed at the event’s Q&A panel, and that the official announcement will be made in June. @chromless, the Twitter user who was at the event and was the source of many of our pics last night, seems to be corroborating this as well.
We will most certainly keep an eye out for more info and update you as it comes in. But for now, let us know your feelings on this rumor in the discussion thread!
Makes sense. With Primal Rhinox, Rattrap and Waspinator taken care of, Cheetor Dinobot and Megatron are the obvious candiadates for MP/Generations updates. And Cheetors got at least 1 repaint option 2 including Ravage/Shadow whatever he was called.
And tarantulas, Im so taken with Botcon Tarantulas I forgot theres no modern Beast update.
The MP cars are the same basic size as Gen Rhinox. Primal is bigger than them, and looks to be about the same size as the original Ultra. So it really depends on how Takara is playing it. If they're gonna use Rhinox, and Rattrap as stand in MPs, and only produce Cheetor and Dinobot. To put Cheetor in scale with MP Primal alone, then he'd need to be voyager scaled. So same as Rhinox and the MP cars. If they're taking in with the generations toys, then they'll make him a big larger than deluxe, to put him in between rhinox and rattrap.
Either way, the biggest mistake was not making Primal voyager scaled. Because otherwise Rhinox here throws everything to hell, which is exactly what's happening.
MP Bumblebee is generations deluxe so they are capable of doing more in that size class than the standard retail toys. I'd guess a proper MP Cheetor though will be voyager height but not with the same bulk as Rhinox or MP cars.
Yes it leaves Rhinox a little smaller than cartoon scale but not nearly enough to bother me. Besides if MPBW is successful theres no reason to rule out a proper MP Rhinox.
I'm not thinking so much about the size as the intricacy at that size. Bumblebee is a chunky little fella, Cheetor is a lithe cat. Apart from plastic quality I'd be interested to know how it could be significantly different to a Generations figure. Tis curious, but it would be awesome. Primal, Cheetor, Rhinox and Rattrap all roughly the right size would be great.
Hrm, for once I'm sceptical about a MP. I worry this is going to be panel city with butt flaps everywhere. The robot limbs are so much bigger than the animal limbs, so they wall probably fold up inside the cheetah.
If it does happen, what accessories do we think he may come with? Gun should integrate with animal, but doubt it will.
Scale wise, seeing as he was one of the few characters that became a normal sized animal, it's a shame MP Cheetor didn't come first. That way they could scale him with the MP Autobot cars (as in roughly the size of a real Cheetah to a real car) and then base every one else from his scale. Not sure how small that would make him, but it would be interesting.