KO MP-36

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by deathsheadII, Sep 6, 2017.

  1. ILoveLuci4

    ILoveLuci4 Well-Known Member

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    Holy feck!
    This is confusing as anything could be...
    Is there an English guide to the different releases or - better yet - a clear chart?
     
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    Here's a chart I made, hope it helps:

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  4. ILoveLuci4

    ILoveLuci4 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks---?

    LOL
     
  5. ThatGuyAce

    ThatGuyAce Pics or it didn’t happen

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    Yep.
     
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  6. Windsweeper II

    Windsweeper II The Pristine

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    For example, a common tell that a MP36 is a KO are these "notches" on the biceps (see attached photo). There's no rational reason for a KO maker to mark the arms like this.

    There is however a common practice in manufacturing to slash or mark a unit if it fails some QC check. This is one of the reasons I believe the unbranded KO are actually factory seconds. If you look in the other Masterpiece threads (Hot Rod, Barricade in particular) people are speculating their KOs are actually factory B-stock.
     

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  8. tk7261

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    Personally I really doubt it. They are too different. Between the different paint color, the different color of the clear bits on his abdomen, and the slight softness in the mold it seems like a full on KO to me.
     
  9. reluttr

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    The clear belly parts are totally new pieces. If you look closely at takara's the larger blue circle has a dot in the center, that is entirely absent on the unbranded KO.

    It was theorized that Magten was repainted factory seconds of the official... but tbh I think it might be more likely to be repainted THF releases. Especially since it comes with the THF toy face and chest.
     
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    Ah I didn’t realize there were other differences as well. Never mind then.
     
  11. shiin

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    Has anyone started to see the second run of IT-01 arriving to retailers? TD-Direct lists it as a preorder for March, which is now well past.
     
  12. deathzero23

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    I thought IT-01's stocks will eventually flood since it boasted the unscratchable surface, dual language, tight ratchet joints building some reputation. What's up with the makers?
     
  13. Motor_Master

    Motor_Master Lets the balls touch

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    Mine arrived from shxfg_bo7766_0 almost two weeks ago. The packaging was OK but I don't think wrapping the box in rigid Styrofoam was a great idea. My inner 10 year old was reborn shooting everything in the living room using the English cannon with the proper cannon sound affects.

    However I think the stock cannon with the Japanese voice on it has either bad batteries or a loose connection... but who cares the English cannon works great. I've really fallen in love with this figure and it will sit proudly on my MP shelf.
     
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    Just thinking the same thing. I doubled down on this guy after getting the first run so I already know what I'm getting. He is worth the wait.

    My guess is they didn't expect such a smashing success on the first run and didn't expect to go another round. Chinese New Year probably through a wrench in there as well.
     
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    I have the same problem with my stock cannon as well, as well as the cannon on the MP-36 KO. But, like you said, if the English cannon works I’m good.
     
  16. Zappit

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    Got the IT version. It must be first run, because it came with the backplate. Got one blue Kremzeek and only one cannon. Hav n’t put in batteries to see which one it is.

    Love it so much more than the basic KO I bought earlier. It really is as good as advertised.
     
  17. minstral

    minstral It's all about G1 Masterpiece

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    First run came with 2 cannons and 3 different coloured Kremzeeks. One of the cannons had English voice clips. I think you might've gotten a 2nd run?
     
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    I thought 2nd run wasn’t supposed to have the backplate, though. At least, that’s what the rumor was.
     
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    minstral It's all about G1 Masterpiece

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    I honestly lost track. Maybe you have a 1.5 :D 
     
  20. 6Speed

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    Is the IT version the one to have, of the KO's?
     

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