First look at MPM Optimus Prime?

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

  1. TFXProtector

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    There were a few Bumblebees with issues, yes, but for the most part, people seem to be happy with theirs. I am. I'd say he's Masterpiece level, even if Optimus isn't, so I wouldn't say both figures are low by comparison.
     
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  2. crazee928

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    fyi just got an in-stock notification from ae
     
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  3. ElekTriC

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    pre-orders open on hlj

    and its gone

    open again
     
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  4. axisvega

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    Well, just got shipping notice from anime-export. We will soon see exactly what we are working with.
     
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  5. lord ginrai

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    Yeah, I agree. Bumblebee seems to be pretty well received and mine is completely QC issue free.
     
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  6. Spaceman1251

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    Well he's a few cents over $140 right now shipped to the US from AmazonJP, but their price is dropping a little every few hours. Unfortunately, the dollar is also dropping right now, so he actually went up a few cents over the last few hours. God that shit drives me crazy!

    Also a little disappointed that the pin stripes are still silver on TT's. Crap crap crap, what should I do?
     
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    Bumblebee is much better than Optimus indeed. But, the presentation is severely lacking: no instruction booklet, collector card, less accessoires.
     
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  8. HolyCulture

    HolyCulture I can't count apparently hahaha

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    I just shipped mine from AE. I live in Asia so I'll get it before most of you I guess. I'll post something in a few days.
     
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    Just paid for mine too even though I should have waited to save money on shipping... Urgh.
     
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    They are masterpiece figures
     
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    Never owned a true MP figure before but... I can still say that handling MPM-4 in bot mode is a good deal more enjoyable than my APS-01 Striker figure so far (granted, KO, but comparing it to videos it's almost indistinguishable to me aside from a couple spots). MPM-3 is no slouch either.

    Now my leader figure looks like he needs a diet to me. Truck-wise it's more robust & coherent though.
     
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  12. gbm

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    Just got my IN STOCK email from AE!!!!

    Should have mine pretty soon. Can't wait!
     
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  13. Prime135

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    Wow...the level of disappointment in this thread is just...well stupid to be perfectly blunt. Come on guys, we're all adults here, we all new there was a chance the Takara version would have the same problems as the Hasbro one. I mean sure it's good to hope, but you also have to be prepared to be let down...

    That being said, I'm still super excited for this guy. The paint apps (blue stripe FTW!!!) and grey plastic are far superior to the hasbro version IMO. And as I rightly predicted when preorders for this guy initially went up, he should arrive just in time to alleviate the anxiety I've been building over the bevy of exams I have next week.
     
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    You know what would really rub it in? The new batch from Hasbro actually fixes those problems.
     
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    Guess I'll cancel my preorder and just wait for the cheaper KO.


    If I'm gonna get a figure with issues, it may as well be half the price.


    edit: Then again, if he comes packaged in bot mode, I'll never transform him anyway.....ugh, I don't know what to do.
     
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    Yes, they are under the Masterpiece sub-line. My point is that I personally feel that these MPM figures do not live up to the quality and presentation that I expect from said Masterpiece line.
     
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    I'll take yours. Is it free? :lol 
     
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  18. gbm

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    Ok, for those of us who are excited about getting this....like me.....how long is EMS Shipping to N.J.?

    ....just paid my shipping moments ago.
     
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  19. Prime135

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    Alright HLJ, you aren't exactly making the best first impression...
     
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    Seems like we're the only two that got it from hlj
     

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