Feeling overwhelmed starting MP collection

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  1. jwarenec1

    jwarenec1 Well-Known Member

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    So feeling overwhelmed a bit. I want to get into an MP collection but I don't know where to start or best places to buy. I also don't know which figures are plagued with issues only one I kinda know is the Hot Rod figure but to be honest I don't know which one? Anyways any help would be greatly appreciated.
    Thanks
     
  2. wildfly

    wildfly Formerly the next big thing.

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    Masterpiece Hot Rod has some issues.

    Masterpiece Rodimus Prime, all versions, have lots.

    Also, remember a lot of them, particularly the cars, have been knocked off.
     
  3. TigerBlade

    TigerBlade Prepare for extermination

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    Mp Hot Rod, Ironhide, Ratchet all have chrome rub issues.

    All the cars upto Tracks have been ko'd, only exceptions are Bumblebee's repaints (Afaik).

    Mp09 Rodimus has exploding joints. Some think it happens to them all but so far I've been lucky, some have them break out of the box.

    Can't think of anything else major off the top of my head.
     
  4. Markus76

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    Yea, I'd go with some knockoffs of the autobot cars. I've seen some videos where the KO version of Prowl can even be better than the Takara one.
     
  5. Noobimus Prime

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    Don't buy KO's

    Start slow. Do a little research on the boards and find out which figures have notebale issues. MP 25-30, and MP 9 are the ones I hear the most about

    For older figures I went with Big Bad Toy Store. I started off with the Big Guy MP-10 and worked my way up. I use HLJ for the newer figures because I save a few dollars but with the yen rising that savings has started to be less and less.

    You don't have to have everything at once either. One or two a month was my limit. You'll be caught up eventually

    Hope that helps
     
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    I started my MP collection on September, last year after selling a big portion of my G1/AEC/Movie/Generations. As of right now and after a year, Im almost current, only missing some characters. Be aware that Im current to what I want to buy, not to what is being released, as I dont do diaclones.

    I went with MP 10 and Apollyon. Then I moved to some of the cars, or at least those who I thought could get scarse in the near future. Then went for some jets (Still missing Ramjet)

    Im now waiting for a pack from BBTS with Ratchet, Shockwave and Bumblebee I ordered the last week.

    As for the future releases, I just pre ordered them to not miss them.
     
  7. chrisr291

    chrisr291 Master of the Unknown

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    Past MP-09, most of the recent figures don't have issues that prevent transformation or functionality (excluding MP Ramjet but those are being replaced by retailers). IF you're looking for a retailer, I'd suggest Toy Dojo because they have an almost complete selection of MP figures!

    Side note, this is probably the BEST time to start MP collecting. The market is super saturated with figures, nothing really sells out anymore. You want Prime, Starscream, Soundwave, or Prowl? Easy to find....

    Good luck!
     
  8. The Smirker

    The Smirker I Hate Sam Darnold

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    To be honest, I got mp mp-11 and fake megatron 6 months ago and still nothing. If you want to start mp, you got to ask yourself, do I really like g1 and everything, because I myself have the holy grail list of masterpieces. I want to buy a decepticon for every 2 autobots I buy, because soon I'll run out of decepticons, then that won't be fun. I'm going to stick to my season 1, then season 2, then finally tftm, I don't really like season so there you have it, now here is my list.

    SEASON 1 AUTOBOTS.
    Tru optimus prime

    Mp-27 Ironhide

    Mp-30 Ratchet

    Tr-01 Hova

    Ft-08 Grinder

    MP-20 Ko Wheeljack

    Mp Ko Prowl

    Bc Brawny

    Ft Scoria

    Bc Roadblock

    Fanstoys Phoenix (depending on final product) or daca toys skyfire

    Mp-21 Bumble

    X transbots Cliffjumper?

    Fanstoys Stomp

    MMc sphinx



    Venture Bros fans would get that^

    Fanstoys Willy

    Mp-12 Lambor

    Badcube Sunsurge

    Mp Streak

    X transbots windcharger (toy version)

    Badcube Grump

    Ft soar

    Ft sever

    SEASON 1 DECEPTICONS
    A proper g1 megatron (appolyon for now)

    Mp-11 (already got)

    Tru soundwave resissue

    Mp-29 laserwave

    Ko mp-11 thundercracker or tru thundercracker

    Ko mp-11 skywarp

    Ft reflectron

    Ft insecticon bunch

    SEASON 2 AUTOBOTS
    Fanstoys Perceptor

    Kfc transitor with casettes

    Mp Ko smokescreen

    Badcube hoist

    MP-takara Grapple

    X transbots arkose

    Mp-14+ Ko or mp-14 ko red alert

    Badcube Wardog

    X transbots powerglide or ko upsized cw powerglide or cw powerglide

    Mp Omega Supreme

    Mp Superion from takara or someone with the g1 look

    Season 2 Decepticons

    Mp Masterpiece Devy or Uw one

    Mp Ramjet or Ko version depending on how it is

    ^Same to Thrust and Ramjet

    Kfc Ditka (unless tt comes out)

    Mp tt astrotrain

    Mp tt stuticons

    Mp tt bruticus

    TF MOVIE

    Autobots

    Ft Hoodlum

    Mp-22 Magnus

    Mp-04D Black, dead optimus prime, because that was the best mold

    Ut Blurr or until tt comes around or another company with g1 look

    Ut Springer, or ft springer, (I only liked his heli mode)

    Lg-Arcee, or Someone gets to it

    X transbots 2.0 wheelie

    Mp Rodimus prime or I'll settle with mp-9

    NON ASSOCIATED TRANSFORMERS

    Kfc Dumpyard 3x

    Kfc Crashhog

    MMc allicon

    5x Mp Gnaw's

    Platinum edition unicron or mp unicron

    Mp executioner quintesson

    Mp quintesson

    Mp weird brained quintesson

    DECEPTICONS

    X-transbots abbandon, elligos, scrouge, set of 3 swarm.


    Oh, I didn't know this thread exists, and the list above is all done by myself, here's unexpected panda.
    http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/transformers-toy-discussion/971521-masterpiece-character-guide-do-they-have-mp-yet-what-substitutes.html
    THAT'S ALL YOLKS.
     
  9. primalxconvoy

    primalxconvoy グーグル 翻訳は素晴らしいです!

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    I recommend treating MP as actual masterpieces, and collect a refined, personal collection of only the characters or toys you want. Having every character is going to cost you the earth, and if that's daunting, then save the Pokemon style collecting for CHUG.

    However, if you want multiples of the same mold, I recommend getting the main version/first choice character officially, and get KO versions/cheap official versions forthe repaints. That way, you won't be too annoyed if you need to add varnish to ball joints, or they aren't as good, etc.

    Here are some official versions to avoid, or be aware of:

    - Masterpiece Rodimus Prime (it's a piece of sh@t)
    - Nemesis Rodimus Prime (See above)
    - Masterpiece Tracks (not great, but OK)
    - Masterpiece Road Rage (head is unsupported in bot mode and is floppy. Instills Nerd Rage).
    - Masterpiece Seekers (there are TWO versions of most of the seekers; the originals, which are ok, but have more leg kibble, and the latest design, which does not. I'm not sure if they are the same height or size. If they are, don't be afraid to mix and match them, and buy whichever is cheaper at the time)
    - Masterpiece Optimus (Two versions; both are great, but the original is bigger, while the other looks more "anime" and is in roughly the same scale as all the recent MP figs. Both of these can come with or without a trailer, I think. These can also come in limited edition repaints, such as "BAPE", so check what you are ordering before paying)
    - Bumblebee (yellow version has thin yellow paint over clear blue plastic, so it doesn't look great. Spike is just a head and shoulders inside the "suit", so it's not really a suit. Gold version is nice. Hasbro version might be cheaper and have better yellow paint. This is the same size as classics bumblebee, so you can use it with CHUG, or not bother with him if you've got the CHUG version).
    - Statsabre's sword doesn't fit properly/same as original G1 version, plus he holds it inhis hands like a lollypop (flat part facing you, rather than the edge of the blade). Lacks extra detail, as it's meant to look "anime". Breastmaster doesn't combine completely the same way as original G1).
    - Ultra magnus (no separate white optimus cab/robot), red front "anime" bumper and a lilac-coloured gun. Overall, it lacks detail and could be seen as "too anime")
    - racing cars, such as Smokescreen lack the official sponsor and logos from their original toys/official car models, requiring reprolabel/buying same scale model kit to get the transfers/stickers. This is strange for a so-called " Masterpiece " line.
     
  10. Ruizu1990

    Ruizu1990 I'm a girl, not a boy.

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    Masterpiece Ratchet has paint flaking issues.

    Masterpiece Ramjet has a high probability of misassembled shoulders.

    Takara Masterpiece Starscream may have floppy chest and loose joints
     
  11. ph4zed

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    One of the best-est, most amazing, totally superior to constructicons MPs you can buy right now...

    MP Soundwave.

    His reissue preorders are up everywhere and you can not be without him or you might DIE*...plus he comes with 4 cassettes.

    *Probably not, but as much as he has been selling for ($300+), you will kick yourself for the rest of your life if you miss him.
     
  12. primalxconvoy

    primalxconvoy グーグル 翻訳は素晴らしいです!

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    One thing to know about Soundwave is that Takara were naughty and popped ratbat only in the Soundblaster recolour, even though ask the other takes were available separately.
     
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    Big Bronze Rim ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    Definitely a must have.
     
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    Decide who you want in your collection. I always say "not every soldier made the battle
    that is my shelf". That and avoid getting repaints. Start slow, buy mp10 and that dx9 mightron(which rubadubspawn has for $119 shipped) to get you going.
     
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    Yeah, if you have no attachment to diaclone or if you're not a completist, you will save a lot of money by avoiding those repaints.
     
  16. jwarenec1

    jwarenec1 Well-Known Member

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    Hey just wanted to thank everyone for the great advice. Keep It coming!
     
  17. jwarenec1

    jwarenec1 Well-Known Member

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    Is Mp10 with the trailer?
     
  18. Noobimus Prime

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    Yep that's the one! I personally recommend the Hasbro version because I think the paint apps on the figure are better.
     
  19. jwarenec1

    jwarenec1 Well-Known Member

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    Do you know if its through the roof expensive?
     
  20. [Wing_Saber-X]

    [Wing_Saber-X] Great Shot!

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    Definitely start with MP-10 Convoy/ Optimus Prime version 2.0 and MP Soundwave first. They are the two best MPs from both Autobots and Decepticons, imo. Happy collecting, and remember, always enjoy the hobby, dont buy for the sake of it.. ;) 
     

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