Cybergundam Blog has updated with new solicitation images for upcoming Takara Tomy Transformers figures. First up is a solicitation for Masterpiece 12 Lambor. The solicitation images reveals that this figure will be officially licensed by Lamborghini. Second is a solicitation for a reissue of Masterpiece 10, due out in early October. Last are several images of figures for the upcoming United EX Master series aka Powercore Combiners! Revealed in the solicitations are the following:
- United EX 03 Road Master Prime Mode (Redeco of Mudslinger with Destructicons in delicious Decepticon purple)
- United EX 04 Grimm Master Prime Mode (Redeco of Grimstone with Dinobots with added black paint apps)
- United EX 05 Race Master Prime Mode (Redeco of Doubleclutch with Rallybots with a Hot Rod color scheme)
- United EX 06 Build Master (Steamhammer with Constructicons)
- United EX 07 Assault Master Prime Mode (Crankcase with Destrons)
- United EX P2 Dozen Master vs Air Master (Redecos of Sledge and Skyhammer)
- United EX P3 Tank Master vs Marine Master (Heavytread and Undertow)
The last three listed sets listed are not shown with new color schemes, but this may change. Keep checking back for more updates! Click on the title bar to see all of the images.
Not really that limited quantity,we can see abundance at Ebay of the United figures that is release this year.
I couldn't bring myself to buy the Dinobot set, even on clearance. Styracosaurus, Euplocephalus, Pachycephalosaurus, Parasaurolophus, and Dimetrodon just don't seem like plausible choices for an altmode for a team of commando autobots.
Styracosaurus and euplocephalus both are defensive animals, not built for offense.
Pachycephalosaurus has an armored head, but that's it. Very weak jaw (typical of plant eaters).
Parasaurolophus is a "duckbill" which has no known offensive or defensive capabilities. (They are thought to defend themselves by living in large numbers)
and finally Dimetrodon… not even a dinosaur… but a slow-moving, awkwardly built precursor to mammals (yes, that's right, it's your great-great-great-great-great-great x 10X10 grandmother!). It's enormous head, large sail, and very small legs lead many scientists to believe it was an ambush predator, using it's sail to quickly warm up or cool down it's body temp before attacking prey scurrying for shade or warmth………….
compare that to the "True" Dinobots…
Grimlock – T-rex… 3rd largest terrestrial carnivore in history. (Spinosaurus and Giganotosaurus were larger)
Slag – Triceratops… largest, and best equipped of the horned dinosaurs… horns on it's head, with keratin sheaths, would have been 4 to 6 ft long!
Sludge – Apatosaurus… as an adult, had no predators, but even so, it's whip-like tail and crushing legs would make short work of any would-be predator.
Snarl – Stegosaurus… tail spikes, plates, and the brain smaller than a walnut put in charge!
Swoop – Pteranodon… not a dinosaur, but a marvel of natural avionics. The physical structures used to create a pterosaur's wings have never before nor since been seen in nature. The wings were almost like carbon fiber hang-gliders.
To me,they are just another peg warmers.
Your suspicions are probably true enough, the thing is the Takara PCCs are likely to be limited in quantity like the ther United figures released this year, maybe more so.
73 dollars? Heh. I paid less than 15 for EVERY PCC! I got every last one on clearance. Let's hope there's Marshall's in Japan because I don't see these flying off their shelves either.
Race master looks pretty snazzy but ugh. That mold.. can't believe they are charging so much for those too..
The Mudslinger one looks better than the Hasbro one deco wise but again ugh.. Worst commander figure from the line.
I guess the silver lining with these releases is that it gives Japanese fans a chance to grab them for Iron Army and any other future add-ons.
Freaking epic that Sideswipe is gonna actually be a Lambo!!!
And those PCC are meh to me. I prefer the Hasbro versions.
That would be the ideal situation for me, after all, as far as the plastic being red, why not? It would really help hide or blend the transformation lines, though that sort of thing tends out a bit more on metallic paintjobs, as with the great deco for HA Jazz.
Haha, that is the double edged sword of cartoon accuracy, when it comes to the G1 cartoon being only so accurate.
DAMN! I only wish MP-10 came with that much detail out of the box!
So if Sideswipe fits in the MP-10 trailer would that make him deluxe size? I don't have MP-10 yet but I was checking out Xeltecon's custom MP-10 thread and deluxes look like theyre the right size to fit in there.
painted makes more sense as they will be painting the plastic many different colors for the other characters….
It'll probably be molded in red plastic painted red, like MP-10 is.
MP-12: Interesting how the vehicle mode is going to be painted as opposed to being molded in red plastic.
Yup. He also used them to bust Jetfire out of the Ice
I found this link that depics every instance the SS used his pile drivers in the G1 cartoon. Turns out there are several pile driver designs to choose from.
Heroic Decepticon: MP-12: Lambor (aka Sideswipe) – A proposal to Takara in relation to accessories and repaints
sideswipe my first ever TF and by default my fave forever and ever, love the cars looks, cool and underutilized underappreciated character
sooooo happpy about this MP release!!!
Sideswipe vs Skywarp, my original 2, can now fight in MP scale!!
Only pic I could find where he uses his piledrivers. I think its in the dinobots episode.
Okay, got my caliper and did some measuring.
The ramp for MP-10's trailer is 7.1 cm.
If MP-12 is to fit inside MP-10's trailer then his wheelbase can't be wider than that. According to wikipedia, a Lamborghini Countach has a wheelbase of 254,0 cm.
That makes MP-12 scale 1:34 at most and possibly scale 1:35.
(The 25th anniversary is smaller with a width of only 200 cm and is if they use that one then MP-12 is approx scale 1:28)
EDIT: I wouldn't be surprised if they make him a bit too wide for the ramp and just barely fit inside the trailer (it's not like Prime's trailer is meant to haul cars — unlike Ultra Magnus), and make him 1:32 like Alternity figures
damn really wanted more PCC (read as repaints), but eff those prices.
maybe as part of the TFCC club connection we can get these w/o our azzes bleeding?