Minor/Repaint: Not really a "custom": MP-4S Sleep Mode Convoy repackaged into a Hasbro box

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  1. Bern

    Bern Pathetic fools!

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    So I re-packaged an MP-4S Sleep Convoy into an extra Hasbro DVD Edition Anniversary box I had. This is actually a side-effect of what I really wanted the MP-4S for, which was its clear trailer as a compliment to the Family Mart Prize A Clear ROTF Optimus (pic below).

    I made no mods to the actual figure, but added a few silver highlights to the electronic base he stands on, I basically took a silver paint pen and went over anywhere there was factory paint. Not the finest work but it works for me. Also made little cutouts for the ears and smokestacks.

    I took extra care in repackaging it to factory or better-than-factory specs. I think it looks great on display like this next to my other factory Hasbro version, and the MP-4S has some great details like the purple Megatron that basically goes unseen for the folks who like to keep their collections boxed. So I thought it might be nice to have one for display. This actually took over two hours. Damn you to hell accursed Hasbro factory packaging! Lol.

    And I just love the Clear ROTF Prime / clear trailer combo :D 



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    Customized stand and customized box = custom :thumb 

    I really like everything you've done here. I also think that the "DVD" packaging is more appropriate for "Sleep Mode Convoy" than the actual "DVD Prime".

    Thanks for sharing :thumb 
     
  3. Bern

    Bern Pathetic fools!

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    Thanks for the words of encouragement. :D 

    Hopefully now that I got my new work area squared away (still finishing up the makeshift paint booth), I'll have some more fully customized additions coming soon.
     
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    i like it. i have a few of the those and the first release boxes. what did you do with the actual box? what's family mart and how did you win the clear rotf op?
     
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    He´s just put the Sleep Mode Convoy into the Box of the Hasbro MP Figure and the clear RotF Leader Prime was available as a Lucky Draw Figuren in the Asian Family Mart shops. Each shop had one or two of those clear Leader Prime´s. I really like him with the clear trailer i´ll have a look if i´ll unpackage mine too as ive got both the figure´s :) 
     
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    ^^But that last pic of that clear ROTF Prime with the transparent trailer = OMFG. :drool: 
     
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    Ya know, there are a few of us (me, ahem) who really want Sleep Mode Convoy, but couldn't care less about the clear trailer.

    You make me pine for a standalone release with this!
    ;-)
     
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    Well I have the original giant black box in storage. It just sorta sucks, can't see the figure and there's no real image of it either. And I picked up the clear ROTF Prime on eBay, it was almost as much as the MP-4S but I really dig the ROTF Leader Prime and I really dig clear figures. :D 


    Hehe yeah! I drilled a tiny hole in the trailer hitch peg for the ROTF Prime hitch receiver peg. Now it fits perfect , almost as if the trailer was designed to fit the ROTF mold on purpose.


    Yeah honestly it makes no sense to have a 'ghost' trailer be included with this figure. Not sure what Takara was thinking but it's a killer for fans who have to shell out $250+ to get one. If it were priced more like the Black Convoy without trailer, more folks would be able to get one and really appreciated the details and subtleties about this figure.
     
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    ^Awesome! Also, maybe to those who have a spare transparent trailer lying around...PM me for a good price! :lol  Your kickass pic of that ROTF-Trailer clear plastic goodness makes me delirious!! :drool: 
     
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    OMFG. F*cking win.
     
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    Were did that clear trailer come from?
     
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    looks more like shattered glass generation 1 optimus prime to me
     
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    Ah... the people who look at pics without reading the first post... gotta luv em!

    *sigh*... it's part of the Masterpiece Sleep Convoy MP-04S
     
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    yeah like you said !
     
  15. Bern

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    Lol! Not to be a dick, but they ignore what I post, I ignore what they post :eek: 
     
  16. Bern

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    Check your monitor's color settings? :confused: 


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    i still say it looks like shattered glass optimus prime
     
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