mp skywarp black with and without top coat?

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  1. mweeuser

    mweeuser Well-Known Member

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    I still hope I'm missing something obvious but has anyone noticed that the walmart exclusive skywarp has a forearm that has glossy/metal flaked top coat on it's black but all the other black is flat with no topcoat? Is this a major QA issue or something else? If this is an error then it's time they just tear down the walls at hasbro! (no time for pics now but can get some tomorrow) I really hope I'm missing something, and in my opinion, the flat black does suck.
     
  2. Grimlockprime16

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    yeah that does suck but at least you got 1
     
  3. Dran0n

    Dran0n Junk male

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    You GOT one, count blessings boi.
     
  4. juise

    juise TFW2005 Token Negro

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    They all seem to be like that. My GUESS is that they just painted over the Takara version with the flat paint, and forgot the arms.
     
  5. Gryph

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    It does not work that way.
     
  6. juise

    juise TFW2005 Token Negro

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    Then please tell us how it does work.
     
  7. Feralstorm

    Feralstorm I ship Nick & Judy TFW2005 Supporter

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    The black on the forearms is paint (over purple plastic), where most of the rest of the black on the figure is black plastic.

    Apparently the Takara version is (I hear) painted or gloss-coated all-over
     
  8. PoweredConvoy

    PoweredConvoy Randy of the Allspark

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    The arms are glossy for one reason or another. Most of Skywarp's other parts do look like they have black paint on them, just not the same kind of paint. It happens with figures from time to time.

    Randy
     
  9. fisch

    fisch In a room...WITH A MOOSE!

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    I am disappointed with the US MP Skywarp. Just think Hasbro cut too many corners with him, at least the one I purchased was.

    Paint apps are sub-par again, not as many paint details as MP Starscream, and too many of the pieces had not been deburred after casting or during assembly.

    Hell, the package has a damn decal nameplate on the top instead of being embossed like MP Screamer's.
     
  10. U.Magnus80

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    Maybe I need to look at mine closer, but I didn't notice these things.

    And regardless, I put him I'm jet mode and put him on the shelf cuz a flat black F-15 looks sic. Better than the gloss takara version IMO.
     
  11. SPLIT LIP

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    The figure is manufactured seperately than the Takara one. They don't literally paint over old figures for repaints, they're produced in different colours.
     
  12. amd098

    amd098 En taro Artanis!

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    actually US release is starscream repainted as skywarp, as takaras one has different alternate face on skywarp
     
  13. Optimus Vader

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    I finally got to see the Takara MP SW in person, and some will call me crazy, but I actually think the US version looks way better.

    The Takara version is pretty much a solid black jet. That's not what G1 SW looked like. Where are the purple stripes and tail fins? And the red eyes? His eyes were yellow. Yeah, it's shiny,.. great, but the US version is really close to the G1 look.

    If I didn't have either and I walked into a store and had the choice between the two, I'd take the US version every time, but that's just me.
     
  14. PoweredConvoy

    PoweredConvoy Randy of the Allspark

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    There are things I like about both, but right now I'm digging the American one more. But that might be because he's newer. Though I think the all black jet looks nicer.

    Randy
     
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    I think people who say that are the ones who don't have the Takara SW.
     
  16. kibble

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    Insignia painted on upside-down (or improperly right side up)= :thumbdown 
     
  17. Optimus Vader

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    I held one, transformed it, and compared it side by side... a good friend of mine is a pretty big collector and swears by the Takara stuff, so I stopped by his place to compare.

    It's not like searching for The Matrix of Leadership in a giant desert. If I wanted the Takara version, I'd just go buy one.

    I like MP Skywarp over the plain black jet that Takara makes. It's just my opinion.
     
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    The forearms are shiny and metalic because like someone said, it's painted. Looks like they used the same paint as Takara Skywarp. It's a bit weird that they used different paint for the arms and nosecone, but in either mode it's not much obvious unless you look for it.. It's the same with the purple, the tail fins are painted and don't match the forearm, but it's less obvious since they aren't side by side.
     
  19. 03Mach1

    03Mach1 Reason Has No Voice

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    Or maybe the people who say that like a jet/robot that looks closer to G1 Skywarp.
     
  20. Nightrain

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    While on this subject, I have a few questions after seeing a bunch on shelves today. I didn't want to pay $60 until I'm clear on the differences.

    Does it have as much detail as the Takara one? Is there a sticker sheet? Does it have the jet/robot stand w/missiles? Admittedly I'm a total Takara fanboy, so I thought it looked kinda "cheap" to me somehow. Was that my biased imagination?
     

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