Recommendations for MP-Sized Optimus Prime

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  1. TripBitSh00ter

    TripBitSh00ter Well-Known Member

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    Currently looking for another MP-sized optimus, since MP-10 is less than impressive to me with his lack of decent articulation compared to figures nowadays.

    What are your recommendations? Official or 3rd party are welcome
     
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    MP-01 may be good for you. More articulation than MP-10, die cast and lots of added details and gimmicks.
    The new PotP Optimus is almost a copy of MP-10 with less heft and more gimmick.
    May be worth looking at.
    After those, I can't think of any more worthy of being considered.
     
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    Mp-01 won't scale well with my MP-sized Dx9 Mightron though
     
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    I considered potp optimus, but he is too gimmicky and hollow to act as a suitable counterpart to dx9 Mightron
     
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    Should have probably added that stipulation in the opening post.
     
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    If you want an MP Optimus, get MP10. I think you want a 3rd party Optimus. You would probably get more helpful responses if you posted this in the 3rd party forum.
     
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    There are no other Optimuses in MP scale. Full stop. (The closest 3P figure, Toyworld Orion, is way too tall.) Either get MP10 or wait for the inevitable V3, IMO.
    Edit- Does it have to be G1-styled? There's a couple IDW-based 3P figures you might be into.
     
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    Does not have to be any specific style.

    I just want an Optimus which is MP-sized. NOT MP-STYLED. MP-sized so it scales properly with my Dx9 Mightron
     
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    In fact, toyworld orion is too short, u're referring to the wrong figure. Orion is a voyager class figure, it's their Primorion who is too tall
     
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    There is Generation Toy OP EX, who is pretty close to MP-10's size and is IDW-based. That said? I really recommend just getting MP-10. It's seriously not that dated.
     
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    Sorry for uh, mixing the two nigh-identical names up?
     
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    The lack of articulation really just kills it for me. He can't even do a proper, wide legged battle stance, and has to use his awkward swivels at the knee, due to his extremely obstructive hip skirts. And i have seen nasty scratches on my friend's MP-10 thanks to the hip skirt scratching against the thighs during aggressive posing, something an MP figure should not have a problem doing.
     
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    I wish their primorion was not too tall. The style and lack of faux grill (compared to MP-10) and the much improved articulation makes it really attractive to me
     
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    Did you see the part where I recommended OP EX? That's probably the best option right now, as far as articulation goes.
     
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    Yep i did. I do like OP EX but have problems justifying the price.

    Im just explaining my views on why i did not get MP-10. my opinion may not be popular or well liked, but it's an opinion which raises a question as to why MP-10 cant even hold a proper battle pose without scratching and damaging his thighs on his hip skirts
     
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    Then... best of luck to ya. OP EX is pretty much your only decent option right now. Nobody's gonna risk money on an "alternative" to a toy that most people like.
     
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    Just wondering, what's ur opinion on OP EX?
     
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    Never heard of any MP-10 having damaged thighs from his pelvis. There's no paint on the thighs to rub off, so your friend must've really been digging those thighs into his pelvis like there's no tomorrow.

    MP-10 is missing some articulation but he's still able to pull off a decent pose. What did you mean by wide-staced battle pose? How wide do you want to go exactly?

    There's no other official MP Prime for now in the scale you want, so if you're looking for 3P maybe start a thread in the relevant section?
     
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    As you can see from my pic, i mean around this wide. MP-10 can't do it without looking awkward, and because the swivel is at the knee, it looks even more awkward (the swivel at the hip cant be used when the leg is pressed all the way to the hip skirt).

    And to address your other point, its true that my friend really did pose aggressively. The problem with the hip skirts is more apparent in the KBB MPP-10v, where the hip skirts are diecast. The diecast leaves deep scratches in the thighs, even when gently rubbing against the hip skirts.
     

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