First look at MPM Optimus Prime?

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  1. Robogeek28

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    Wow, I didn't realize that MPM-4 was that much taller than MP-10.:eek: 
     
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    He has his hips extended for more height.
     
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    Ahhhhh, gotcha.
     
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    I think the extended hips are the "correct way" to put the robot mode, the blue pieces of the thighs shouldn't be closer to the ones of the waist.
     
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    In my latest check of the item number at TRU the customer service rep told me it's been marked as discontinued in their system. He never showed up in any appreciable numbers in the greater LA area.
     
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    I don't extend the hips on mine but even so, he is still taller than MP-10 by at least 1.5 cm
     
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    It's pictures like these which make me appreciate and really highlight the aesthetics of Movie Prime. His form flows really naturally despite what some may call his scrapyard appearance.
     
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    I'm still hoping on some reprolabels for this guy. I would really like a non paint option for the missing color on the underside of his arms and the back of his legs.
     
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    Wow just got this in and I thought it was packaged in bot mode but its in vehicle mode. And even from the factory nothing lines up :lol . Transformed it into bot mode and the blue panels on the outside of the legs don't seem to sit flush. Is that normal?
     
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    You got the Takara version.


    About the panels, check out if the pipes are corrrectly lined.
     
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    The leg panels on the Takara version are a bit more tricky than the Hasbro version. You need to make sure that the step is pushed all the way into the leg and the panels on the back of the legs/calves are pulled all the way out, then the blue panels on the side of the legs should click into place.
    My Takara didn't line up out of the box either, but with one transformation to robot mode and then back to truck mode, everything tabbed in!
    I hope this helps!
     
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    Ah yeh. I didn't realise Takara version was packaged in vehicle mode.

    How far do they come out? They're in pretty tight. Don't want to risk breaking it lol.
     
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    MPM-4 is a height cheater. It may looks small compared to MP-10 but once you compare them side to side, it's almost just the same.
    MPM's box (voyagers sized) made that visual cheat. Hahaha..

    I hope they release an official fixed version around 2019-2020.
    I read somewhere there will be re-release of this same mold around this year.
     
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    Around summer.
     
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    It barely moves out, but makes the difference on if those panels sit flush or not. Mine are pretty tight as well.
     
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    Yea it's rumored for this Spring but no preorders are up yet.

    It was almost unbelievable that a figure the size of MP10 in robot mode could fit into the box. I was shocked once I saw the box and got the figure out.

    Functionally it works better with hips extended downwards. However I think they are meant to compress when standing straight, to better match the CG(the entire torso looks more squat than tall that way).
     
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    Ok Thanks. I'll give it a try :) 

    Fixed version or just a rerelease?
     
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    Rerelease but hopefully fixed as MP reissues tend to have some fixes/alterations. In addition, it's widely known that MPM04 had questionable qc up until the release of the Takara and Hasbro 72 run. Even with the latter 2, they weren't perfect production runs. Takara seems largely good, seemed like you would either get a really good copy or catastrophically compromised one like reg002's 2 copies. For Hasbro, 71 runs were best to avoid(Type-R and someone else here got one that tabbed fine). 72 run figures seemed to be substantially better than 71s but with some cases of bad qc. More reports of 72s tabbing together better with less gaps than 71s.
     
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    Hmmm strange but that back panel doesn't seem to affect the side panels on mine! I can open or close the back panel freely when the side is all in place. What does make the difference for me is to note the side panel is on a double hinge that needs to be configured correctly between modes. It doesn't simply open, then you shove in the tool box part, then close it up. The double hinge has to be repositioned so that the side panel can close up in the correct position.
     
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    Got my Mr Bucket upgrade kit. Hands are REALLY silver. It’s a little jarring at first but you get used to them after a while. The accessories are pretty good but I can’t figure out how to get these hands to hold the axe. It seems mostly designed for the leader hands. It is nice that all the weapons can be held by either sets of hands. All in all, pretty good.
     

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