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Given the popularity of bumblebee, I'm surprised they havent announced one yet.

It would be nice to see Galvatron though.

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I'm enjoying the pics you guys are taking. No, no more Bumblebees! emoticon
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Bumblebee won't happen unless VW change their policy of not wanting their brand to be associated with anything related to war which is a very sensitive issue for them due to their early [sign in to see URL] vehicles for the 3rd Reich.

This is also preventing Masterpiece Jazz as the VW Group also own Porsche.

During Binaltech Takara proposed a New Beetle Bumblebee and went as far as building a prototype of a Porsche Boxster Jazz and the licenses were refused on the grounds of being "war toys".

When the Lamborghini license was announced it lead to speculation that VW may have shifted their stance as they also own that brand but what wasn't being taken into account is the fact that Lamborghini don't have the same stigma as VW and Porsche in regards to their [sign in to see URL] only thing they made before supercars were tractors and other agricultural vehicles.

Takara have said recently that they intend to pursue the difficult to obtain licenses so they may yet get them but if not they probably won't be made [sign in to see URL] precedent for licensed vehicles has now been set so if Takara went the Classics route and did Bumblebee or Jazz with generic alt modes it wouldn't be well recieved.

There's also the issue of whether to make Bumblebee's alt mode a realistic Beetle or a toy and cartoon accurate version with the Penny Racer proportions.


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The Tokyo Toy Show has revealed,

MP12-G ( G2 Sideswipe )

A Fan's Choice poll featuring various incarnations of Prime as well as Fortress Maximus, Dai Atlas and Star Saber is going to happen.

MP20's character is confirmed but can't be named yet.

MP20 is a character that's previously been thought to be tricky to obtain a license for.

Which means Mirage, Wheeljack, Jazz or Bumblebee.


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OMG OMG OMG
STAR SABER??????
I would get that! And bring on Victory Leo!

These are my fav transformers from my childhood.

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I never heard of Star Saber... emoticon
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The full list of characters to vote for in the poll is,

Fortress Maximus
Powermaster Optimus Prime
Star Saber
Dai Atlas
Optimus Primal
Lio Convoy
Big Convoy
Armada Optimus Prime
Cybertron Optimus Prime
Energon Optimus Prime
RID Optimus Prime

There's been some grumbling from the US collecting community about the Asia only nature of the poll and some very silly claims that this is signifying a move away from the main cartoon characters but that's really missing the following points

[sign in to see URL]'s market is primarily Asia.

[sign in to see URL] varying reasons including licensing and lack of viability for certain characters the main cartoon lineup won't ever be 100% completed, so it makes sense to start testing the waters to see what else may sell.

Fort Max won't be in proper scale if made as it'd have to be 6 feet tall emoticon

Having had a look at pics of the original Star Saber & Dai Atlas toys I'd be open minded about buying either even though I haven't a clue about their history.

Kaido,
Here's some info on Star Saber,
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MP20 is Wheeljack
MP21 is Bumblebee

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No pics yet as the news has only leaked via BBTS jumping the gun on pre-orders but if Bumblebee turns out to be officially licensed then Takara have pulled off a hell of a coup by getting both VW and Lancia on board.

It also means that Masterpiece Jazz has taken a large step towards being possible as if VW are now OK with their main brand being used the Porsche license shouldn't be an issue.


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Been a while since I posted anything so I thought I'd remedy that.

My series 1 Autobot shelf,
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Star Saber won the fan poll. Here's the concept art,
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On the 3rd party front there's been some stunning news.

Fans Toys, the team behind the incredible Shockwave I posted pics of earlier in the thread have revealed their next 3 projects,

First is,

Masterpiece Slag!
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No protos yet but they're also doing Swoop and Skyfire!

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A company called Cubex are doing a very nice Masterpiece style rendition of Huffer,
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