Maketoys MTRM-08 Despotron (Masterpiece Megatron)

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  1. mikeszekely

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    So I've got a Detolf with Optimuses... MP-10, MPM-04, Gunfighter II, Op Ex, Power Baser, and Leonidas, with GT's Gorilla on the way and TFC's S.T. Commander and Unique Toys' Challenger both on preorder. On a whim I decided to pick up JuJiang's Supreme Commander (an improved, OS KO of the old Classics Optimus Prime, if you're not familiar) to go with them.

    Now, instead of the solid molded fists Classics Prime has Supreme Commander has your typical MP-style hands- fixed thumb, index finger pinned at the base with a second pinned knuckle so he can point, last three fingers molded together in a curl with a pin at the base. But he also comes with this in the box:

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    If the picture's not clear, they're fully-articulated hands, sort of Gundam-style, on a plastic runner. So I get my hobby knife and my nippers out. I'm pleasantly surprised, because although they seem to be ball joints at the base the hands are built in such a way that none but the thumb can actually pop out, and the resulting hands are much sturdier and have much tighter joints than basically any KFC hand I've ever encountered. So I go to pop one of the default hands off Supreme Commander, but those things are on there tight. Sure, SC's not the most expensive figure on earth, but I don't want to damage it, so I decide not to force it. But I've still got these articulated black hands...

    "Wait a minute, black hands..." I grabbed Despotron and popped his hands off. Now, I know that a lot of people have had luck with the Eness hands for MP-10B, but I never broke down and bought them. Partly because I didn't feel like spending $20-something on hands, partly because I heard the sockets required some modding. But here I had a perfectly good pair of articulated black hands that came for free with a figure that I wasn't going to put them on. Would they work?

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    Yup! They're slightly wider than the default hands, with a shallower palm around the mushroom peg, but they snapped on snugly without any mods. And before you ask, yes, he can transform with them. The right hand doesn't have a lot of room, so it does need to be oriented just right with the fingers curled and the thumb on the outside, but I was able to get it in and again I was able to do it without any modding.

    So, friends, if you want articulated hands for Despotron but don't want to mod anything and don't want to spend money on just hands, you can spend a little more money ($70 at TF-Direct, possibly cheaper on ebay) you can get a whole Optimus toy that comes with hands for Despotron.
     
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  2. MrHolister

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    Nice mod! Great bargain too! I was just thinking about maybe picking up that prime anyways..
     
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    Could you show the hand orientation for fitting inside?
     
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    I don't recall having to mod anything to attach the Eness hands to Despotron but it's been a couple years and a dozen other KFC/Eness hand mods to other figures since then. Either way, the Eness ones are sized pretty much perfectly, and they don't have such a long pinky finger, so I'd still highly recommend them.
     
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    It's basically the same as the default fist. Just be sure to put the thumb along the outside and curl the fingers in all the way.
     
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    Eness hands are a must and yeah they just pop on easily
     
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    Who wants my Despotron with Eness hands installed? 1oo% complete $90 shipped
     
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    To what country?
     
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    Definitely not to Australia lol. Maybe $80 plus shipping for you
     
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    I take it that none of the KFC hands world work on Despotron?
     
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    The mp10b hands would. The Eness hands are basically the same
     
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    MP-10B? KFC makes hands for MP-10B? Or do you mean KFC hands for MP Soundblaster?
     
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    I put the KFC MP10B hands on mine and they work just fine.
     
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    Robh, have you gotten the modfans cannon atrached? I'm thinking of doing the same if it's not too much hassle. The only thing I don't like about Despotron is that his fusion cannon is just Abit too long for my taste.
     
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    i have it ordered, but it hasn't come in, yet.
     
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