Masterpiece Optimus Primal

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Masterpiece Optimus Primal

Postby Sparky Prime » Mon Dec 21, 2015 5:28 am

TFW2005 has posted an image from a Japanese magazine showing a computer render and control art for the upcoming Masterpiece Optimus Primal. Looking forward to seeing the actual physical toy with how this render looks. Really looks as close to cartoon accurate as a toy could be.
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Re: Masterpiece Optimus Primal

Postby JediTricks » Mon Dec 21, 2015 1:21 pm

It also looks fairly similar to the original Ultra figure in technical layout, so I suspect it'll just have nicer sculpting and paint, and be smaller.
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Re: Masterpiece Optimus Primal

Postby Sparky Prime » Thu Jan 21, 2016 3:21 am

The first prototype images have been released thanks to Figure King magazine. The images also shows some features of the figure, including different expressions for the gorilla mode face, and light up eyes in robot mode.
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Re: Masterpiece Optimus Primal

Postby Onslaught Six » Thu Jan 21, 2016 6:12 am

I shouldn't want this...but it's Ultra Primal.
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Re: Masterpiece Optimus Primal

Postby JediTricks » Sun Jan 24, 2016 3:08 pm

That looks nice, but I am not in love with the lack of sculpted detail. My guess is they're going for a painted detail to match the CGI of the show. The robot mode sculpt looks really good, the beast mode looks only fair due also to the gaps. They sure do know how to pry cash from our cold hands. ;)
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Re: Masterpiece Optimus Primal

Postby Sparky Prime » Sun Feb 07, 2016 5:52 pm

The first painted figure of Masterpiece Optimus Primal has been revealed at Wonder Festival.
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Re: Masterpiece Optimus Primal

Postby Sparky Prime » Mon Apr 04, 2016 1:51 pm

TFW2005 has posted official stock photos of MP Optimus Primal.


Amazing looking figure. Just wish they gave us something to give us a sense of the scale for this figure...
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Re: Masterpiece Optimus Primal

Postby JediTricks » Mon Apr 04, 2016 7:13 pm

The $100 price tag is ridiculous at any size. AE has it for $70-something, but even that's pretty harsh when seeing the back of the beast mode legs, and the hinges, and weird things almost everywhere.
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Re: Masterpiece Optimus Primal

Postby Sparky Prime » Tue Apr 05, 2016 12:32 am

"Weird things almost everywhere"? I can't say I see what you mean by that. Looks incredibly accurate to the animation model to me. Granted there is the back of the legs showing some robot parts in his beast mode, but honestly I'm not bothered by it. It's a huge improvement over the original.
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Re: Masterpiece Optimus Primal

Postby JediTricks » Wed Apr 06, 2016 9:53 am

Sparky Prime wrote:"Weird things almost everywhere"? I can't say I see what you mean by that. Looks incredibly accurate to the animation model to me. Granted there is the back of the legs showing some robot parts in his beast mode, but honestly I'm not bothered by it. It's a huge improvement over the original.
Robot mode elbows showing in beast mode, seams, cut-outs, screws, and whatever the hell is going on with the figure's back: http://news.tfw2005.com/wp-content/uplo ... /04/16.jpg

The oddity of the in-use elbow joint is rough as well:
http://news.tfw2005.com/wp-content/uplo ... /04/17.jpg

At $50 I could see it on an MP, but they want $100, that's a lot of coin.
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