Masterpiece Megatron V2.0 has arrived... and he is GLORIOUS

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Sol Fury, Sep 8, 2016.

  1. Bumblebee2000

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    So was loving Megatron yesterday (finally got him). Today I tried to transform him, but when I try to hinge the barrel down it gets stuck halfway. I didn't buy this figure for the alt mode admittingly but I thought I'd at least try to find out what is wrong but can't find anyone else with this issue.

    In case no one knows what I'm on about, it's this step after he lifts the back thing up.

     
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    A few people had that issue including me. What I did was very carefully support the hinge as best I could and as carefully as possible force it to rotate. There are moulded bumps that it has to get over and sometimes due to tolerances there's too much force required. After I rotated mine a few times the plastic yielded and now it's normal. What I meant by support the hinge is to try to clamp your fingers around it as you rotate to try to stop the plastic from stressing too much.

    I also had a few floppy joints that I fixed with Future and like many people my silencer was very tight going on the gun barrel in alt mode. I was able to get the silencer on and off by keeping it as straight to the barrel as possible and going VERY slowly. I still ended up with a tiny bit of paint wear on the lip of the end of the barrel but it's not too bad. If you go too fast you'll risk paint damage if yours is tight.

    One more very important thing is to make sure the pin on that hinged piece on his lower back/butt is flush with the black plastic. It's the part that holds his rear hip skirts in place. I believe the pin usually sticks out to the right side looking at his back. If the pin is sticking out a tiny bit it will damage the paint on the front of his left shoulder when transforming to gun mode and it's quite visible on the shelf in robot mode. That happened to me. I ground down the end of the pin with a dremel tool with carbide bit after the paint chip happened but it's too late for me. That paint chip really bugs me and you'll see it on other people's figures posted online. Always in the same spot. I'm pretty sure Bobby Skull Face had a chip there too in his review video. Great figure and I love it but these issues were a pain.
     
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  3. Blazing Mewtwo

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    I love that custom Prime! How did you paint him like that? With acrylics?
     
  4. Chrisola

    Chrisola Solid crotch ratchet

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  5. Blazing Mewtwo

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    Oh, okay. Is he still fully transformable?
     
  6. BWfan86

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    So, is this getting a reissue? Saw BBTS has it up for preorder?
     
  7. minstral

    minstral Back on the TF bandwagon after 6+ years off

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    Did Takara ever announce this?
     
  9. minstral

    minstral Back on the TF bandwagon after 6+ years off

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    I'm not sure, never looked for or seen an official Takara announcement and wouldn't know where to look. However a number of stores have pre orders up for MP36. I have one on order
     
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    Which stores? Are you talking import stores or U.S. websites?
     
  11. minstral

    minstral Back on the TF bandwagon after 6+ years off

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    For me, a local Australian retailer. TF Direct also
    MP-36 MASTERPIECE MEGATRON REISSUE
     
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    It sucks, don't think TT is re-releasing it, only Hasbro Asia. So can't get it for any cheaper than $225 like the first release. I made a dumb mistake not preordering him.
     
  13. racefox

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    po on HLJ.com
    mine was about $205 shipped (1st wave)
     
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    Jdk504 Everything is as it should be

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    artimus prime Collector of Multiple TF Lines

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    :(  Really bummed, but I have to put my Megatron up for sale. Life really sucks right now. If you're interested see my selling link in my signature.

    Edit: Sold
     
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    Does HLJ add the orange barrel plug?
     
  17. Sinestro00

    Sinestro00 I Am the Highway

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    Yes, but they are very easy to remove.
     
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    Only if you live in the US, IIRC. At least that's what their site says.

    But as Sinestro says, it just comes right out, so it only sucks if you're a MISB collector.
     
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    which Australian store may that be or is it just a local shop?
     
  20. minstral

    minstral Back on the TF bandwagon after 6+ years off

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