MP-01B Black Convoy/Optimus Prime

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  1. viper2391

    viper2391 Well-Known Member

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    Hi! I just got this for my birthday and I'm so excited!

    Here's some pictures I managed to snap in a jiffy.

    This is like a quick review. I won't go into details since this figure is just a repaint of previous MP01 releases and yes the difference I could spot and feel are the obvious color scheme (black/cyan/red/gray) and the problems with the feet and window gap has been addressed (at least on mine, hopefully to others too).

    Out of prison (box)

    You get the standard gun (Ion blaster) darker shade of gray, the G1 Megatron gun, energy Axe (transluscent red). Instruction manual and file card which is a nice touch. I don't own an MP-01 but I'm sure the packaging is near identical to this one.

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    Completely out-of-the-box this figure is PURE AWESOME... The joints are tight and the paint job is very good and the plastic does not feel cheap at all. Black really brings out the best in this mould.

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    Another pose mimicking the pose on the back of the package.

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    Now for the quick comparison with Power Up Prime...Still bigger than Power UP although Power Up Prime looks massive and wider.

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    Overall this figure is great. If you have some cash to burn spend it here. I don't know that the deal is with everyone complaining it having an Autobot insignia rather than of a Decepticon. Who cares the package clearly states MP-01B Convoy black version and not Nemesis Convoy.

    I'm betting that a version of this with the trailer will be released if not soon maybe sometime next year.

    I'll try to post some pictures later.

    Hope you like it.
     
  2. ElekTriC

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    since i bought the mp04 not to long ago i dont need this one.

    but i have to say that he looks good in black. waiting for more pictures :) 
     
  3. Skylock

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    I don't have this mold making this the perfect one for me to get. Now i need to save for it.
     
  4. Sentinel

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    Once this guy arrives, I will have every version of the MP Prime mold in-hand (currently waiting on MP-04 to arrive, but that should be here tomorrow or the day after, Black Prime should be the end of the week). Anyway, nice concise review and great pics. I really can't wait to have this guy in hand. I have no doubt he looks great in black.
     
  5. Knightdramon

    Knightdramon Hasbro LIES to the US

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    Nice review, however, you didn't transform him. Furthermore, it appears he still has the plastic bag\tape over his chest panels. Care to remove that and see if the windows still fit together perfectly?
     
  6. NGW

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    How much did he run ya? Still easily/readily available?

    Wouldn't mind looking into putting in an order on this guy after my next check if the price is right. Don't have the MP Convoy mold and..well I do like the look of the black on him..can just have him as a Nemesis Prime to go next to my other Masterpieces, both of which are already 'cons.
     
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    Black Prime runs $150 before shipping from both BBTS and TFsource. I would get him now, before the price goes up due to demand. I would expect this one to be fairly popular, even though it is a recolor.
     
  8. Dark_Rage

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    How's the special metal plate bonus?

    I wonder if it will come w/ the ehobby version...
     
  9. barrelks

    barrelks Captain Funtastic

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    Nice Review. I am a bit torn now, I still need MP-04 (only have DVD Prime), but seeing more pics really makes me want this guy now. I think I may have to get this and hope that MP-04 sticks around for a while, or maybe sell off some stuff. Would have loved an actual Nemesis version, but I guess that would have required some retooling. Damn I love this mold.
     
  10. Powersa

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    Nice review.
    Mine shipped from Bbts yesterday. Can't wait
     
  11. NGW

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    This guy has the same diecast content of MP01/2/4 right?

    Still deciding between him and Grimlock. Bleh.
     
  12. viper2391

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    YES, same diecast no more no less.

     
  13. viper2391

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    Its Ok. Nothing more than a piece of metal with masterpiece convoy engraved on it. Its inside a black pouch with an autobot logo. A nice "gift" if I may say so and it comes with a cardboard stand. I'll try to snap some pics later.

     
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    Looks great!
     
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    Looks great, I just wish he was Nemesis Prime with a con logo.
     
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    Received mine today. The box is cool. Not BT Rijie or reissue Guardian bot type, blue with artwork, that screams e-hobby, but good looking and consistent with other MP boxes.
    The figure looks gorgeous. I love that purple matrix.
     
  17. NGW

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    This^

    That said, placed my order at BBTS yesterday, should get it by the end of next week at the latest....I hope. Can't wait. My 3rd Masterpiece, first of this mold.
     
  18. heshanj

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    great review, thanks! i'd like to see a pic of the gift too :)  and i also wish they changed that symbol to the 'con symbol.. ah well, he's still gonna be my nemesis prime :D  already ordered, cant wait now
     
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    Gift?

    This?

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  20. b.winn1

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    this toy is awsome and i heard they fixed some mold problems like the chest piece. i have ultra magnus but want this one nice review and happy bday
     

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