MP-39: Masterpiece Sunstreaker

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Spark Extractor, May 22, 2017.

  1. oku

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    I'm sorry real world experience is a far reach for you.
     
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    I have no desire to continue an argument will someone so deluded as to think everything they say and think is right and refuse to see other viewpoints
     
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    I don't know, @BWfan86 , if we're going to bring up breakage risk as a weakness for Sunstreaker then I think it's only fair to bring it up for other figures where it's been reported. Prime's leg hinges, Soundwave's leg hinges, Laserbeak/Buzzsaw's wing hinges and tailfins, Ravage's hinges, and Wheeljack's wings are all prone to cracking and breaking. I transform mine very carefully but my Soundwave, cassettes, and Wheeljack all have cracks on those hinges but my Sunstreaker is still minty, knock on wood.
     
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    I agree- I think it is very fair to bring them up. I have only transformed laserbeak 3-4 times and had significant stress marks that made me hesitant to transform it again- it’s a big problem if a QC issue like that limits your ability to enjoy the figure. As far as I know, there is no way to prevent inevitable breakage. I have been lucky with the soundwave leg issues and the wings because others posted methods to avoid them and, knock on wood, have been okay through miltiple transformations each way. I think the issue with MP39 (and Cheetor, too) is that their breakage issues have no easy fix without modifying the figure (sanding hex tab to smooth edges for MP39, heating metal tabs to exapnd them for cheetor)
     
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    I love it when there are places on a figure that make for perfect accessory storage. There are some who feel that Sunstreaker’s backpack is too much of a backpack — but what better place is there to store the extra faces?

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    If this has been posted before, forgive my not finding it. I searched this thread and it didn’t look like it had been discussed.
     
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    Wait, what?
     
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    Yup.

    They slide in perfectly right there, almost like it was an intended spot. I'd post this in the "hidden features" thread but someone would probably say something like "shoving a part in a place isn't a hidden feature".

    In any case, it's a perfect fit. Open the bottom sides of the backpack and position the faces upside-down with their backs facing out. Slide them in and close the backpack sides. :) 

    Once I transform him again I'll have to find storage for them in alt mode.


    Related note: I store Grapple and Inferno's faces in their legs. They rattle around, but it keeps them all in one place and makes for easy swapping.
     
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    That is fantastic to know! Thanks!
     
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    I never transform none of my Masterpieces. I am afraid I might break it or damage it.
     
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    You're welcome! :) 
     
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    AWESOME find! How secure is this storage? Can tbe face slip out when reposing, fiddling with the figure?
     
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    It's very secure! Like I said, almost like they were meant to fit in there. They don't slip out at all, the face is held in by the components of the backpack. Here’s another photo to show how snugly they fit:

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    Whoa..so that means once out of package, they'll be trap in their vehicle modes forever?
     
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    Face paint scratch?
     
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    Only when his nose itches. ;) 

    So far, no damage. They fit snugly, but not to the point where it's causing paint to chip.
     
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    GTFO!!!!!!!! Do the faces get scratched up when stored there? It would be NUTS if they store under windshield in alt mode as if being the faces of the driver and passenger in the car.
     
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    So far no scratches.

    I love the idea of putting them under the windshield in alt mode, too bad there's not enough space. :( 

    There are a few spots in alt mode, including the back of the car (though they rattle around in there) and the hood/trunk (only fits one face). The best place I've found for face storage in alt mode is here:

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    They fit nice and secure, no rattling at all.
     
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    I never taken them out of the package. Now several of them I have opened the boxes just to look at them. I keep them in the box.
     
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    "sucking" track's face: totally unquestionably SUBJECTIVE wiew, so not a flaw.
    sunny: transformed more than 20 times, no problem whatsoever. A lot of people DIDN'T report breakages.
    If you want i can do a list of other more expensive lines that have problems; bandai's SOCs first. Every one has "problems".
     
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