Overseas shop information: MP-38 Masterpiece Convoy (BW) Legendary General Commander Ver. Released in June In Asian shops, information on products released in Japan in June Masterpiece is out.
* Toy Garden (Malaysia) * Action Robo (Hong Kong)
For now, although it is only text information, it is the product name "Masterpiece MP-38 Comboi (Beast Wars) legendary general commander Ver." It is released at the end of June, it is 12000 yen without tax.
Details other than the product name are unknown, but from the price, it is expected to be a spec change item of MP-32 Convoy BW.
I dunno. So far all basic repaints are all still the same MP number as the original, just with a letter added, right? Like red bumblebee was MPXX-B. If it were just burning convoy, I'd think surely the exact same applies.
What comes to mind is Optimal Optimus. But 1) surely that would justify a larger and more expensive toy, and 2) I'd think if they did another BW, it would be Megatron, Dinobot, or Lioconvoy.
You're wrong. They're different characters. You're proposing that this might just be Burning Convoy. But plain repaints do get the same MP number as the original. It goes all the way back to the original MP Optimus with the like, dozen repaints he got. Dead Optimus, Red Bumblebee, weird Black Hotrod, Marvel Grimlock, all use the same number as the original release. Just with a letter suffix attacked.
If it were just Burning Convoy, there is zero reason to believe it would be any different at all.
You guys are mental. The MP Primal we already got is perfection. I'd kinda liked to have seen him come with the show's shield, or the Cyberbee that drove him bonkers in Gorilla Warfare, but otherwise perfect.
Yeah, I wouldn't describe my MP's as anything other than toys. They're on display, but they all get fiddled with and played with, so... mileage may vary of course but I wouldn't buy any transformer and just stick it somewhere to just look at.
Post by Baron B of Triple B on Jan 18, 2017 17:31:46 GMT
If I buy something as a toy I do want to be able to use it as a toy. Due to life and kids and work and other stuff like limited space getting in the way I rarely have time to play with them much so I tend to have a quick play about/transform with them then pick my favourite mode to display it in because it'll be a while before I get near it again.
I do have some statues and dioramas that are really only good for display but not many.
Anyway, back to the topic, I'm in the camp that the repaint seems fairly pointless but it does look more like a toy now. It's making me want to go and buy the original toy which I hate because then I'd need to acknowledge that Beast Wars is an actual thing. And, you know, eugh at the thought of that.
I think I figured out why this looks so off to me. It's completely lacking in the marvelous sculpt details of the toy. Meanwhile the mold was designed to look like the animation model, and not the toy. As such, completely lacking in sculpt details, it ends up looking like a low polymer and under-detailed CG model.