First look at MPM Optimus Prime?

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Ra88, Feb 28, 2017.

  1. George982

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    I still have my original with the flip out blades, and he's still going strong. I'll never forget the day I bought him. I got home and took him out of the box and started trying to transform him into a truck. At the time it felt damn near impossible. I had the radio on while I was doing it, and just as I was ready to throw the thing against the wall, they announced Michael Jackson died. Suddenly I wasn't as frustrated with the figure after hearing that. This doesn't really have any bearing on transformers collecting, but is just a way for me to remember the day I bought him. Eventually I figured out the transformation, and never had a problem with him since.
     
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  2. World Prime

    World Prime Za Warudo!

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    He may be a little more toy like than this MPM (which is NOT made to be like a toy cause it's for adult collectors) but if you've ever looked at reviews by non-fans he's considered a complete and utter mess who has disappointed countless children just as you seem to be disappointed. Reviews say he's a half-transformed mess that got tossed aside because not even the kid's parent could transform him or make any sense of him, even with instructions.

    TL; DR MPM seems to be disappointing to you in the same way that the original leader disappointed kids and parents.
     
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  3. DarkEyes

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    The use of one material or another is part of the design process. Materials must be able to support all stress applied.

    Sorry, the design issue of the figure is totally disappointed and not aceptable.

    Hasbro failed again with his low quality. The quality problem of the Transformers brand has many years and do not think it will find a solution. Just hope the brand can be handled by a better company in a future, but until that I will stay with old Transformers of old lines with better quality, before the cheap hollow plastic syndrome, and KO and 3P products with better quality.
     
  4. Seth Sunthay

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    Well, that was fast.
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  5. Seth Sunthay

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    Ironically, the ROTF leader has more hollow parts than the mpm.
     
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  6. World Prime

    World Prime Za Warudo!

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    Some people are having trouble admitting that there is anything good about this figure. Yes there are a few (to me) minor things the original did better, but for what it's supposed to be, which is the most screen-accurate transforming Prime we've ever gotten, it's not even debatable that this is the king. In the bot mode looks department it is better than the original from EVERY angle. No question.

    From the pics I've seen from some people they don't even realize how subtle the upgrades are. You can adjust the shoulder pads so that they are at an angle and much more screen accurate, but most people still leave them sticking straight up and down like the old leader. You can arrange the back kibble so that it looks way better than the official images. You can flip out the forearm kibble so that it's beefier looking and more accurate.
     
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    I picked one up yesterday even though I have Takara on pre-order.
    • I thought the gray might be a little too dark, but it's nice in person.
    • I really love the blue colors on this figure - beautiful!
    • Someone had complained about the shoulders not tabbing in. This might be due to poorly arranged sleeper top pieces in the back.
    • Truck mode doesn't tab in. I can get the hood pieces to line up, but the shoulder pieces that form the doors push the windshield away. I flush up the windshield and leave those doors out a little. It's less distracting to me.
    • MP-10 trailer gimmick is nice, but the truck seems a little too small for it.
    I'll sell one when the Takara version comes in.
     
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  8. John TheDestroyer

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    And he's much more screen accurate in truck mode too. The headache rack isn't wide enough and there are all those tabbing problems, but otherwise the truck mode is way better proportioned than the leader truck mode.
     
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    That's not entirely true, the smokestacks are short, and the gas tanks are short too, while are bigger in the leader.
     
  10. MnemonicSyntax

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    Can you elaborate on this?
     
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    Shoulders do tab in but i had to work the right one a bit
     
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    Ah, I forgot about the tanks but I don't count the smokestacks because they're just as short as on the leader. So the only parts of the design less accurate than the leader is a slightly too thin headache rack and slightly too thin gas tanks. Everything else is much better.

    Someone posted some pictures a while back comparing the mpm and leader to the real truck and its obvious how much closer the mpm is to the real thing.
     
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    Guess you're right, the cab in the leader is too big compared to the real, also, it doesn't has the pipes and a the grill is too flat, and the back even is too big while in the mpm us too short.
     
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  14. George982

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    I have fought with this figure for over a week now. Even with all his flaws, I still love him. Of course I would love an issue free version, but I'm happy with him in the meantime.
     
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    Ad. Nauseam.
     
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    I have hasbro copy " delayed due to recall" and Takara to look forward to . But I would love a flawed one to seal it up , as part of this "historic debacle lol" . But that's just me.
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    Don't those error/ flawed copies go for a smal sum in time ? Or is this absent from this hobby ?
     
  17. John TheDestroyer

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    What does that even mean?
     
  18. eltonlin98

    eltonlin98 Stop!..IN THE NAME OF LOVE

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    It's when you're watching a video, and them darn YouTubers keep stretching the video to get that sweet ad revenue and then you get sick of watching them fondle themselves to their own voices

    Just kidding, it really means when something is repeated to the point of it being annoying, kinda like a "we get the point" sorta vibe

    First you learned what a b-pillar is, and now you know ad nauseam. Isn't TFW2005 a wonderful knowledgeable place?
     
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    In 10 years the MPM4 will be praised. That is just how Nostalgia works. Besides, who isn't to say that by EOY there won't be fixed versions flooding the stores and the broken ones won't be sought after?
     
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    eltonlin98 Stop!..IN THE NAME OF LOVE

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    Here's a really stupid idea I would like for to catch on. So you know how MPM-4's swords attach to his gun? What if we could get HasTak & 3rd parties to unanimously agree to continue to create every future accessory to make it be able to peg onto the gun during truck mode, and just to keep stacking all accessories onto the gun until we either have an official or 3rd party trailer
     
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