Justitoys MP 5 Upgrade Package (Megatron)

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  1. KYQ

    KYQ The MSG Man

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    Heya gang! Package from TFsource came today and boy am I excited!

    Gotta leave for work soon, but here're some quick pics and review

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    The box is definitely very nice and slick looking and matches the other MP boxes well, as typical of Justitoys. What's new here is the windowed box, and the tray being of the 'furry'ish kind, which really adds to the coolness! The parts included are the silencer, stock in 3 parts, and die cast metal 'calves' to replace on MP Megs himself.

    When put together...

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    If you thought Megs' gun mode was large, you ain't seen nothing yet. This bastard's enormous!!!

    What's nice is that everything holds together really well. The silencer is made entirely of plastic, and while it sorta wobbles a little bit, it fits in nicely and in no way endangers the safety of megs' barrel.

    The stock and the calves as mentioned earlier, are where most of the metal is, and it gives Megs a nice increase in his heft.

    It just increases the appeal of his gun mode so much, yet it's so simply and elegantly designed (it's almost identical to G1's). It makes me wonder why couldn't Takara do it in the first place.

    Again, another great product by Justitoys! 8.5/10 here, with a slight deduction for the minor wobbles.
     
  2. RobotoChan

    RobotoChan Nothing to see here

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    Nice, very nice.

    I am in two minds whether to get one or not.
     
  3. TCracker

    TCracker おもちゃは今とても暑いです

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    Awesome! I am definitely getting this one!
     
  4. Tekkaman Blade

    Tekkaman Blade Professor of Animation

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    Does megatron pose better with the new calves?
     
  5. tusko

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    Sweet!
    I didn't know the legs would be swapped. Very nice.

    I love the size of it all. I'm looking forward to more pictures.
     
  6. Prisoner1138

    Prisoner1138 TFW2005 Supporter

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    This accessory kit is full of win.

    It shoots, more metal, accurate as heck, and it's friggin' huge!
     
  7. Red Snarl

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    Got mine today and i love it, the only problem i have with it is that it has 2 left handles but i can pry the other one out with a screwdriver
     
  8. Grimlock_13

    Grimlock_13 Reformed Geewunner

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    DO WANT but can't afford right now :( 
     
  9. Dark_Convoy

    Dark_Convoy Old Bastard Veteran

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    I almost wish I could just buy the diecast legs parts by their selves.

    That gun mode looks great, unfortunately I don't transform my MP-05 enough to justify the cost.
     
  10. Gears

    Gears buh-buh-body ya Veteran

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    It shoots?
     
  11. Primetime007

    Primetime007 Transform and roll out...

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    That looks freakin amazing...
     
  12. SureShot90

    SureShot90 Peace=superior firepower

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    Looks cool.
    However I don't like MP-05 enough to spend an additional $50-60 on it. I don't like it out of scale and with that accessory on it's even more out of scale.
    However I do understand that people find it awesome and great... but frankly I like the original G.1 toy better.
     
  13. GreenScream

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    Same here. I've transformed my MP Megs twice into gun mode and don't plan on transforming him ever again. I also figured why shell out the $50-60 on the attachments when I could drop the same amount of cash on Encore Megs. Which, IMO looks a whole lot better in gun mode.
     
  14. MACRAPTRON

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    Amazing, I was waiting for someone to review it :)  How is the kit plastic compared to the plastic on MP Megs? I'm definitely picking two of these.
     
  15. KYQ

    KYQ The MSG Man

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    The plastic is definitely sturdy enough, though the silencer does feel a little light and 'hollow', which is fine by me to be honest.

    Lots of people had worries about the silencer being too heavy for the barrel, and too much weight would've really ruined it. As it is, it sorta wobbles a bit, and if you shake Megs, it can make the front area dislodge slightly (though you can rectify it by simply pushing it back it). Definitely very satisfied with this kit - more pics to come!!
     
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    KYQ somebody said the attachments allow you to shoot? Please elaborate!
     
  17. KYQ

    KYQ The MSG Man

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    I'll definitely look into that later, but so far the only part with a spring mechanism is the stock. So my assumption is that the cannon mode MIGHT be able to fire, but the gun mode most likely can't.

    Will update it when I get to mess it with it again.
     
  18. Golgo-013

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    The rear stock piece has a spring loaded firing cannon in it and it also comes with plastic pellets to shoot. Its just like the Japanese G1 Megs except bigger and its in the stock extension. Its for shooting when the set is in the cannon platform mode. Pretty sweet I'm checking out right now..
     
  19. Quantum

    Quantum Oh good

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    Nice. I'll probably have to end up getting this.
     
  20. Primetime007

    Primetime007 Transform and roll out...

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    You got any other pic's???
     

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