First look at MPM Optimus Prime?

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

  1. terintamel

    terintamel Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2006
    Posts:
    226
    Trophy Points:
    162
    Likes:
    +266
    Ebay:
    Actually I decided to take a different approach. Since AE cannot get me a replacement blade I decided to modify the extra right blade to become a left blade.

    I took a box knife and shaved off the tab that holds the blade to the wrist. I then shaved off a little plastic from the opposite side and super glued the tab to the correct side of the blade to make it a left one.
    IMG_20171004_190440604.jpg
    IMG_20171004_191055688.jpg

    I then took a metallic silver sharpie and painted the side where the tab used to be. All said and done it holds great.

    IMG_20171004_191105047.jpg
     
    • Like Like x 3
  2. Megatron118

    Megatron118 I <3 Linkin Park

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2010
    Posts:
    4,211
    Trophy Points:
    222
    Location:
    Dallas, TX
    Likes:
    +2,015
    Looks great!

    I’d be down for a separate piece; I don’t think others would mind either
     
    • Like Like x 1
  3. artimus prime

    artimus prime Collector of Multiple TF Lines

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2009
    Posts:
    1,616
    Trophy Points:
    197
    Location:
    Pittsburgh
    Likes:
    +2,250
    Ebay:
    Facebook:
    Flickr:
    YouTube:
    While at the hobby shop today, I saw a new display for chrome markers. I bought one and all I can say is wow! Molotow liquid chrome markers have made a believer out of me. I did a practice run on leader prime's air filter, front wheel, and windshield visor and they look great. I'll post some pics tomorrow morning.
     
    • Like Like x 5
  4. David Hingtgen

    David Hingtgen Chromaticon

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2002
    Posts:
    9,170
    News Credits:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    337
    Likes:
    +1,092
    I've heard good stuff about that marker, anxiously awaiting pics to see if it truly is much better than others.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  5. LipSmack

    LipSmack Active Member

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2009
    Posts:
    39
    Trophy Points:
    47
    Likes:
    +33
    wait... isnt the tab that makes them both right blades on the Side of the blade? the orange one in the last pic
     
  6. artimus prime

    artimus prime Collector of Multiple TF Lines

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2009
    Posts:
    1,616
    Trophy Points:
    197
    Location:
    Pittsburgh
    Likes:
    +2,250
    Ebay:
    Facebook:
    Flickr:
    YouTube:
    It really is mirror chrome, not shiny silver. I can't vouch for durability and all reviews say not to clear coat it (seems to be that way for all chrome paints). Only going to a chromer or going through the multiple step alclad process can compete.
     
    Last edited: Oct 5, 2017
    • Like Like x 1
  7. PoweredConvoy

    PoweredConvoy Randy of the Allspark

    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2003
    Posts:
    7,109
    News Credits:
    166
    Trophy Points:
    287
    Likes:
    +931
    Got mine today. He's a nice figure.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  8. John TheDestroyer

    John TheDestroyer I rise, you fall

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2016
    Posts:
    3,018
    News Credits:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    202
    Location:
    Oklahoma, USA
    Likes:
    +3,398
    Thats one of the most meh reactions to the figure so far. Either everyone hates it, loves it, or hates and loves it at the same time. :lol 
     
    • Like Like x 10
  9. Shin Densetsu

    Shin Densetsu I WILL DESTROY YOU Super Mod

    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2003
    Posts:
    20,152
    News Credits:
    7
    Trophy Points:
    357
    Likes:
    +2,064
    Transformed my leader HFTD battle hook charcoal face Prime last night. It's been a long time but for the sake of comparison...

    The ROTF leader mode has a much more solid truck mode than MPM04. The main advantage being that it's a solid brick with wheels and easier to connect sans gaps.

    MPM04 meanwhile, has a far more streamlined transformation that seems a lot more intuitive and easier. HOWEVER, it just doesn't tab/connect anywhere near as solidly as ROTF leader Optimus.

    All in call, ROTF leader has the better truck mode. MPM04 by far, has the better robot mode. I also prefer the MPM04 transformation since it seems smoother, until you try to connect the gaps in truck mode.

    Also I don't mind MPM04 having separate swords that aren't integrated as part of the forearms. The ROTF leader has spring loaded blades on hair triggers which fight against you when transforming to truck mode. Separate swords allow for longer blades, which I prefer.

    I think Takara will rerelease MPM04 in Spring of next year. Hopefully they go for a cooler grey and darker blue...like the TF1 leader or better yet, DA28 Striker Optimus/MB17
     
    • Like Like x 3
  10. daddytron

    daddytron Your mom is an oversized CHUG

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2011
    Posts:
    2,622
    Trophy Points:
    202
    Location:
    Las Vegas, Nevada
    Likes:
    +210
    This is the money shot right here. My Hasbro sits that way too. If somebody could figure out why maybe it would be possible to come up with a fix for it.
     
  11. ACMagnus

    ACMagnus J O Y C O N B O Y Z

    Joined:
    May 25, 2014
    Posts:
    763
    News Credits:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    172
    Location:
    San Diego
    Likes:
    +277
    Twitter:
    Instagram:
    Is it good enough to fix the rubbed off chrome on figures like MP-28?
     
  12. John TheDestroyer

    John TheDestroyer I rise, you fall

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2016
    Posts:
    3,018
    News Credits:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    202
    Location:
    Oklahoma, USA
    Likes:
    +3,398
    Have you seen any of @Jarrod's modification posts?
     
  13. PoweredConvoy

    PoweredConvoy Randy of the Allspark

    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2003
    Posts:
    7,109
    News Credits:
    166
    Trophy Points:
    287
    Likes:
    +931
    He's nice. I didn't have any problems with warped fingers or anything like that (I have the TakaraTomy version).

    The figure is certainly the most accurate transformable version of the figure thus far.

    I do feel the blades are a bit too big (they're probably to scale, I'm just used to the toy representation).

    I do wish his blue and red were a bit more like the Buster or APS versions, as that seemed more accurate to me.

    I do have some minor nitpicks about his abdomen panels tabbing in and his right shoulder likes to come loose from time to time.

    Other than that he's beautiful. Not MPM-03 Bumblebee great, but still very nice. :) 
     
    • Like Like x 2
  14. artimus prime

    artimus prime Collector of Multiple TF Lines

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2009
    Posts:
    1,616
    Trophy Points:
    197
    Location:
    Pittsburgh
    Likes:
    +2,250
    Ebay:
    Facebook:
    Flickr:
    YouTube:
    Look below and judge for yourselves. Ironically, it's the first cloudy day in almost two weeks here but I was able to get the mirror effect.

    20171005_085442.jpg

    20171005_085449.jpg

    20171005_085723.jpg

    20171005_085801.jpg
     
    • Like Like x 6
  15. Actar

    Actar Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 23, 2009
    Posts:
    1,135
    News Credits:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    197
    Likes:
    +3,553
    I used to display mine like that as well. That was before I realized that the sun visors on the CGI model were angled flat. The thing that convinced me that they were designed to sit that way is the little notch that's carved into the top of the chest. The hinge can actually sit in that recess and the light actually locks it into place.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  16. axiom

    axiom What the what?!?! Moderator

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2006
    Posts:
    2,776
    News Credits:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    237
    Location:
    Colorado
    Likes:
    +165
    Looks great!

    Off subject, how are you communicating with AE? I've tried messaging them on their site three times with no response. They shipped my Mpm-04 to the wrong address and won't respond.
     
    Last edited: Oct 5, 2017
  17. Actar

    Actar Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 23, 2009
    Posts:
    1,135
    News Credits:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    197
    Likes:
    +3,553
    I think the reason they pushed the gold rings up was to give the legs room to bend 90 degrees forwards in vehicle mode.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  18. daddytron

    daddytron Your mom is an oversized CHUG

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2011
    Posts:
    2,622
    Trophy Points:
    202
    Location:
    Las Vegas, Nevada
    Likes:
    +210
    I saw them but they were aimed more at the connections between all the pieces in front of the alt mode. This picture suggests that the problem lies somewhere in all those folding pieces in the back of the alt mode that form the torso.
     
  19. NormWestReloaded

    NormWestReloaded Member

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2017
    Posts:
    17
    Trophy Points:
    12
    Likes:
    +14
  20. eltonlin98

    eltonlin98 I MET BOTH MPMs IN STORE TODAY. THEY EXIST!

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2011
    Posts:
    4,666
    News Credits:
    6
    Trophy Points:
    217
    Location:
    ハイウェイ35
    Likes:
    +6,227
    I hear you're supposed to airspray that thing on for the most uniform look known to mankind. I am really concerned about its durability, because I really wanted to go to town on Prime's front grill with those

    And of course it will require at least a week to fully cure
     
    • Like Like x 2

Share This Page