masterpiece convoy and destron aka prime and megatron

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  1. CVprowl

    CVprowl FREEDOM FIGHTER

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    how do the new releases (rereleases?) of these japanese masterpiece figures compare to their previous masterpiece incarnations including usa versions? :inquisiti 

    i know the prime says "last shot." does that mean it will be the last release? is it going to be the same for megatron? is this the third release for both figures?

    id love to see some pics and hear what you have to say about the quality or any updates that may have been made to them in the different releases. im hoping their are some differences/improvements.

    also do the factory boxes open to display the figures through a window?

    how about some pics of them with other transformers for a size comparison.

    thanks in advance for your posts/pics/and info. :popcorn 
     
  2. juise

    juise TFW2005 Token Negro

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    It's been pretty well reported that the only change to this last run of Prime is the "Last Shot" stamp, and the stand. Other then that its the same as always. There were no reported changes to the re-issue of Megatron so there isn't really anything new to look forward to in these figures.
     
  3. CVprowl

    CVprowl FREEDOM FIGHTER

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    aww... i thought i heard something about an update that fixed something on prime along the way. ohh well.

    the tfw2005 resource page doesnt mention the light up matrix for this version, but im guessing it is there as well.

    id still love to see any pics you guys have either with other masterpieces or with other transformers.
     
  4. Insecticon

    Insecticon I am a Transformers

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    I don't know if it counts, but I've heard that it looks like they've fixed some chest panel misallignment issue that had arisen in later versions of the mold I.E. MP4. Other than that and the Last Shot marking, the figure is virtually the same.
     
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    CVprowl FREEDOM FIGHTER

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    that sounds like maybe what i had read. : )
     
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    CVprowl FREEDOM FIGHTER

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    i ordered these both this month.

    i was going to get them both from bbts. i bought megatron and put him in my pile of loot, but by the time i had the money to get prime, he was sold out. after searching for a bit, i found him at toy arena for the same price.

    im excited to see them in hand.
     
  7. [Wing_Saber-X]

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    ^they're great buys, regardless.
     
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    QmTablit Disguise: Check. Robot...

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    By the way, Megatron's Japanese name is Megatron. "Destron" is the Japanese name for the Decepticon faction.
     
  9. CVprowl

    CVprowl FREEDOM FIGHTER

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    ugh... just shoot me. i thought i was being cool.
     
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    hardreturn Ian Reid

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    not sure this counts, but i remember reading that people had trouble with his arm cannon staying up and i can say that the one i have, his joints support the cannon with no problems

    [​IMG]
     
  11. [Wing_Saber-X]

    [Wing_Saber-X] BATTLE GAIA!

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    ^:lol  no worries, bud, hey at least ya learnt something you didnt before..:D 
     
  12. Solrac333

    Solrac333 G1 got it right!

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    Was there a USA release for Megatron? I don't think there was.
     
  13. mx-01 archon

    mx-01 archon Well-Known Member

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    Nope. He wouldn't fly in North American retail due to varying levels of anti-toy gun laws, so Hasbro skipped him entirely.
     
  14. CVprowl

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    can they be displayed in box through a window? you know, like a book opening. or is it just a box.
     
  15. [Wing_Saber-X]

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    ^Nope, it's just a solid cardbox box..with a plastic tray to fit in bot mode/s.
    FYI All MP toys are packaged this way, except MP-09 Rodimus Prime whose in his vehical wenibago mode. The 'HK-version' of MP-09 came with an additional cardboard window box to display his bot mode in, though.
     
  16. wildfly

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    Last shot convoy appears to be a slightly brighter shade of red.

    Right window panel still sits just slighly crooked. At least on mine.
     
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    whats up with those tiny side windows. doesnt that look horrible? or are they really supposed to be that tiny?
     
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    CVprowl FREEDOM FIGHTER

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    i am happy i was able to get these 2 together now. some day ill add starscream and grimlock. i really wish they had a thundercracker to match my skywarp. the japanese one just doesnt look right to me. not interested in rodimus really.

    masterpieces look awesome. did they announce the next one yet? i thought the prime was supposed to do it.

    maybe a masterpiece shockwave? how about a prowl and or jazz???
     

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