The highly expected release of Masterpiece MP-44 Convoy / Optimus V3 brought a lot of surprises with our first in-hand images, but we have something really unexpected to share with you: The new Masterpiece Optimus Prime Clip Sounds Include Peter Cullen’s Voice.
Previous Takara Tomy Masterpiece figure with voice clips like MP-36 Megatron or MP-43 Beast Wars Megatron features only Japanese voice clips of the characters (something understandable, being Japan its primary market). Many of us were expecting MP-44 to include phrases from original G1 Japanese voice actor Tesshō Genda, but there was more than meets the eye with the voice box here. When you push the button a while, the voice box switch to another set of sounds, and we can clearly listen to the one and only Peter Cullen as G1 Optimus Prime! 3 iconic phrases and more:
- One shall stand, one shall fall.
- I am Optimus Prime.
- Autobots, transform and roll out! (with transforming sound)
- BGM clip from the cartoon.
We bet not many fans were expecting this, and it sure adds a great extra value to this new Masterpiece. There is some debate among our users about the origin of these clips. Are they from the original G1 cartoon or from a more modern version? Maybe new recorded clips? Listen to the video sample below to decide about it and then let us know your impressions on the 2005 Boards!