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Thread: Toy Review - YUKIKAZE (Masterpiece)

  1. #1
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    Default Toy Review - YUKIKAZE (Masterpiece)

    Trainbot YUKIKAZE (say "yoo-kee-kah-zeh")
    Series - Masterpiece
    Size/class - N/A
    New/remould/redeco - New
    Wave - MPG-03
    Released here - N/A (Japan, late February 2023)
    Approximate Retail Price - 19800JPY ($216)
    Approximate Size - 18cm
    Allegiance - Autobot
    Sub-Group - Trainbot
    Alt-mode - 200 series Shinkansen (bullet train)
    Main Features/Gimmicks - HO scale train mode, combines with fellow MPG Trainbots to form Raiden (say "Rye-dehn")
    Main Colours - white, green, gunmetal grey
    Main Accessories - Snow Laser gun, x2 railway track parts, flight stand connector, Raiden's head




























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    MPG-01 Shouki review thread
    MPG-02 Getsuei review thread

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    Awesome! This is the first that I've seen of him in-hand. I'm a sucker for Transformers that look identical in alt-mode (or close to it, like this and Shouki) and seem like a remold but then transform completely differently. Masterpiece Sideswipe and Sunstreaker were fantastic in that way.

    I've got the first two Masterpiece Trainbots and I'm so impressed how they turn long, skinny scale trains into bulky robots.

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    The 200 series Shinkansen does bear stylistic similarity with the 0 series (both were manufactured by the same companies), but they are entirely different trains and both toys are completely different moulds. No shared parts, no shared engineering.

    This is what the Trainbots' alt modes look like in real life.


    About 2/3 of the train becomes the legs, making the legs by far the most complicated parts of the toy to transform as you have to fold and compact most of the train into become the lower legs. Everything from knee-up is relatively simple, but knee-down is where things get complicated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GoktimusPrime View Post
    Trainbot YUKIKAZE (say "yoo-kee-kah-zeh")

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    MPG-01 Shouki review thread
    MPG-02 Getsuei review thread
    Heh. You've made Yukikaze a southpaw!


    Eagerly waiting for Masterpiece Meister

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    Opened mine this morning.
    First transformation I was able to work out without heading to the instructions or YouTube. The legs were the most frustrating part but I got there in the end. Getting it back to train was far easier than I thought it would be.
    It's one of those instances where the first transformation can be a pain but once you know where everything needs to go and joints have been loosened it becomes a breeze afterward.
    I'd put Yukikaze as the most enjoyable Trainbot they've done so far.

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