Best MP Optimus

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  1. comacaz

    comacaz Well-Known Member

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    So I was thinking about getting a MP Optimus figure, which one would be the best one to get? Thanks!
     
  2. TheBigMachine

    TheBigMachine Initiating JAZZ HANDS!

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    I don't have it, but I'd probably go with the newest version.
     
  3. D307

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    I have owned both. MP-01 is a nice one though I would go for the complete version (MP-04) I would say MP-10 is nicer as it is alittle more streamlined and is closer to anime correct (if you are into that sort of thing).
     
  4. Valkysas

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    It's up to the individual. I prefer MP-10, even though I dont have it yet. Some people prefer MP-01/04.
     
  5. comacaz

    comacaz Well-Known Member

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    What's the primary difference between MP-01 and MP-04? I prob won't even consider MP-10 because of the price, and I don't really have room for the trailer anyway
     
  6. D307

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    MP-01 does not come with the trailer, MP-04 does (that box is huge man).
     
  7. Bountyan

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    US version of MP-10 is what I'd go with.
     
  8. theestampede

    theestampede Wandering Artist

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    just wait for the us mp-10 if price and space is an issue
     
  9. Astronut

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    If price is an issue you should definitely consider MP10, especially if it comes out in the US.
     
  10. turboedguy

    turboedguy minibotologist

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    I own both, and they both have their strong points. I love my MP 04 because it is the same scale as MP Megs, and looks great displayed together. I love the diecast parts, and the general size. Truly impressive.

    On the other hand, MP 10 is to scale either the other MP figures, and is probably a better figure all in all. It has a great bot mode, and a fantastic alt mode.

    Either way, you can't go wrong with owning a MP Prime.
     
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  11. Shockwave9227

    Shockwave9227 I'm actually 16.

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    Pretty much this.
     
  12. CURAMEN

    CURAMEN LOS ANGELES COLLECTIVE

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    I definitely agree with you.
     
  13. Baird

    Baird bug-stomper

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    MP-01/04 all the way, the sheer size and quality, good articulation etc makes him the best version of G1 Prime. The new one looks smart too but it doesn't have that 'must have' quality' to me anyway.
     
  14. wildfly

    wildfly Right notes. Wrong order.

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    The size and heft of MP1 can go a long way towards swaying opinions.

    MP10 isnt perfect either...possibly just a bit too plasticy, somehow,..and its hard to get over the price.
    But its less 'clunky' than MP1.

    10 wins in my book. But I wish the margin was wider.

    Oh well. Maybe MP Convoy V3 will address that.
     
  15. Optimist_Prime

    Optimist_Prime The Original Optimist!

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    I prefer iGear's Faith Leader personally.

    I prefer MP-01's design. The new one is nice, but it's no more accurate to the old cartoon than MP-01. It does look more like recent comic book depictions, so if you like that sort of thing, go for it.

    However, scale is important to me, too - Faith Leader fits with the MP Seekers and Grimlock, better even than MP-10 imo.

    If scale isn't an issue and you just want a nice, big Prime on display, go for the original MP.
     
  17. Gilgamesh

    Gilgamesh Mostly Harmless

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    MP10 is the best Prime and anyone who tells you otherwise is wrong forever and should never be listened to about any topic at all.

    No wait, I meant blah blah personal preference blah both are good blah wait for an US release.
     
  18. Rodimus Mike

    Rodimus Mike I Drank What?

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    IMO MP-01 or Hasbro MP Prime are by far the better versions than MP10 for three reasons and they are:

    1.They have die cast metal which is awesome.
    2.They were around $100 when they came out instead of $250 now for MP10.
    3.And most important is MP-01 and so forth are way taller.

    So in my book those three answers above are the reason I chose the earlier MP's.
     
  19. mx-01 archon

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    Metal distribution in MP-01 is horrible. Top-heavy toy with weak ankle balljoints makes for a not particularly stable toy.

    Rising manufacturing costs and weak exchange rate shouldn't be a factor against the toy itself.

    And is thusly too tall to display amongst any of the other MPs short of Megatron (who is a good candidate to get a ver. 2 treatment as well)


    MP-10 handles so much better than MP-01 it's insane. The articulation actually works, and his joints can support him. He actually has a good looking truck mode this time around, which is rather important because he's a Transformer. And his trailer is much better detailed and has nicer features than the MP-04 version (and it has Roller, which was a glaring omission from MP-04).
     
  20. Soundwinder

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    I only have a US MP-01, but I'd definitely go with MP-10. MP-01 was one of the biggest disappointments to me.

    Sure, he's got a lot of die-cast and he's huge and has great articulation, but it doesn't work well together. He's one of my most static figures because the heavy die-cast and weak joints. His knees in particular bother me. Anything between a 45 and a 135 degree bend is impossible for him to hold because of the fact he's got two knee joints, one of which is way too weak to support the weight if it's bent at all. And his alt-mode is pretty terrible, too. I also feel like his arms are too short, especially the upper arm.

    There's a lot to love, sure, like his gimmicks (working suspension = wonderful, as is the moving mouthpiece), but MP-10 seems like an all-around better toy.

    MP-10 on the other hand looks
     

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