Masterpiece Optimus Prime: Which version to buy?

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  1. Darth Trader

    Darth Trader Well-Known Member

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    I really want the MP 04, but, after reading some of the horrible QC issues, I am not sure which to get. Seems pointless to have without the trailer. I suppose there is the Justitoys trailer, but...

    Which version do you guys think is the best, with the least QC issues? Thanks!
     
  2. QmTablit

    QmTablit Disguise: Check. Robot...

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    I have the US DVD version myself. Don't exactly care for the trailer, and I don't have anywhere to display it anyway.

    It's a decent version of the mold, just without any chrome.
     
  3. Grimlock_13

    Grimlock_13 Reformed Geewunner

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    Depends....does battle damage bother you? If not I'd track down a 20th Anniversary Optimus. I'm not exactly sure how much they go for these days though, they could be as much as the Takara MP-01.
     
  4. Darth Trader

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    I Hate battle damage....and I want chrome...so I guess that limits me to MP 04 or Mp 01?
     
  5. Satomiblood

    Satomiblood Prototype Black

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    If you want the total package, get MP-04. If you're looking to save some money, get the 20th version and order some long smokestacks.
     
  6. ronin0510

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    What qc issues are with mp-04?
     
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    the original 20th anniversary has chrome and the battle damage does come off....depends on price it can still be a better deal
     
  8. Darth Trader

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    I have read: Large paint chips, misaligned doors, windhields glued in wrong or backards(!), paint runs, especially on the trailer.

    I really do want the MP 04 version beacuse it seems to be the most authentic w/the functioning trailer. But based on the QC concerns I have read about (and experienced with my MP Megatron) It has scared me enough to most likely look for a MIB rather than MISB...
     
  9. unmc2001

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    I had MP-01 and the original 20th Prime with battle damage. I loved the battle damage so I got rid of MP-01 and then picked up MP-04 trailer off the for sale boards on this site.
     
  10. F18Starscream

    F18Starscream Commander of the Skies

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    I don't know about QC issues, but My choice would be MP-04 that's the way I would go. I also have Prime 20th Anni. I'm going to put longer smokestacks on my 20th prime.
     
  11. Waverider

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    I have no issues with my MP-04 Convoy or 20th Anni DVD Prime. Both are solid figures.
     
  12. F18Starscream

    F18Starscream Commander of the Skies

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    I agree with Waverider no issues from me:thumbs2: 
     
  13. Tigertrack

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    Isn't it always better to get the Japanese version?
    I'm also interested in getting the Optimus Prime Masterpiece as the beginning of my Alternators collection. So I too wonder which is best. As I can't afford any of them at the moment, it wouldn't matter which is more expensive, just as long as I get the best one available. I would think it would be incomplete without the trailer.
     
  14. F18Starscream

    F18Starscream Commander of the Skies

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    You would have to buy the trailer Optimus isn't complete without it. The Japanese version is better he has longer smokestacks.
     
  15. unclemarsellus

    unclemarsellus Imaginaut

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    I've had 2 MP-04 Primes and both had QC issues. Misaligned doors, bad paint apps, and bad scratches on the die-cast metal legs were common to both. The same can be said about the second production run of MP-1 Prime of which I had one. The best MP Prime was the MP-1, first production run. I have had 2, I think, and both have been perfect. But good luck finding one of those now. There is no way to tell if the toy is from the first run or not. You just have to trust the seller on when they say they bought it and from who.

    I'm not saying it's impossible to get a good MP-4 but it's risky in my experience. If you can get your hands on a good MP-1 and then get one of the after-market trailers, like the upcoming one from iGears, you should be more than fine.
     
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    I've go with RoTF Leader Class Prime.

    A Masterpiece quality fig for only $35-$45 :thumb 
     
  17. GrimlockAutobot

    GrimlockAutobot Me No Bozo Me King!!

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    20th Prime MISB goes for a C-note these days....
     
  18. Tigertrack

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    Can somebody post pictures of all the Masterpiece Primes for us to compare with? Including the Japanese version with longer pipes?
     
  19. Backscatter

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    No QC issue with my MP-04 at all. I'd buy this again if I had to.
     
  20. Movie PRIME

    Movie PRIME Autobot Leader

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    Ok you guys scared the you know what out of me, and made me look over every inch of my MP04. I can however now say that my MP04 has no issues. He is 100% PRIME!
     

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