The MPM Appreciation Thread

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  1. sadsfas

    sadsfas Well-Known Member

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    Marginally less potato camera for once:
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  2. Lukelbs

    Lukelbs Manchester Orchestra - I Know How to Speak

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    Dang those are great looking figures! Great poses too!
     
  3. Lukelbs

    Lukelbs Manchester Orchestra - I Know How to Speak

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    That's right, double post!
    Does no one appreciate the MPM figures? Where is the love?

    Also, I just decided that I want an MPM Evasion mode Optimus pronto!
     
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  4. artimus prime

    artimus prime SCALE Debater that collects multiple TF lines TFW2005 Supporter

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    It's not a lack of appreciation, it's a lack of figures. The line is young. As more characters get the MPM treatment, this thread will grow.
     
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  5. Lukelbs

    Lukelbs Manchester Orchestra - I Know How to Speak

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    Hmm more appreciation!
    Truck mode-
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    Little Samuel going for a ride - 20171225_120344.jpg
    Meeting Bumblebee for the first time - 20171228_013843.jpg
    One footed poses -
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    Starscream attacks! - 20171228_013535.jpg
    MP-10 is missing his axe...
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    Highly edited photos for fun!
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    The appreciation is strong with these figures!
     
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  6. KayODave

    KayODave Still a grey prototype

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    I really like those edited photos
     
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  7. sadsfas

    sadsfas Well-Known Member

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    Almost as if they are taken from movie renders instead of plastic hunks on a budget.

    Also a happy new year to you all.
     
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    MPM-03 Bumblebee Takara

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  9. Lukelbs

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    Upgrade!
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    Shockwave Lab blaster upgrade, worth it!

    And yes, this one footed shooting pose is my new favorite for Bee!
     
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    Really conflicted now.
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  11. eltonlin98

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    Other than his me me big boy feet, he looks really apt for an MPM-6. I'm not jumping up and down in my seat over him as Ironhide isn't one of those characters one gets enthusiastic about, but maturely nod about and acknowledges him like the warrior he is
     
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  12. KayODave

    KayODave Still a grey prototype

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  14. Lukelbs

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    Challenge accepted! 20180109_235609.jpg 20180109_234615.jpg 20180109_235052.jpg 20180109_234740.jpg
    No seam, no stump, no extra pegs, no more weak blaster.
    More midriff mass, more blaster girth, more LIGHT!
    - only about $18 or so.

    It's nice!
     
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    After seeing the release of Ironhide yesterday, I went ahead and ordered Bumblebee and Prime. These look too good to pass up!
     
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    I've got Bee and am definitely getting Ironhide, but I'm still happy with ROTF Prime as my definitive leader. He still scales well, fits with all the accessories I've got for him, particularly his UFO trailer, and just looks good still.
     
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    Just for fun, here's both the MPM's together at relative scale based on the comparisons between MPM Ironhide and Bumblebee.

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    Here are my thoughts on the Ironhide reveal.

    Pros
    - They really nailed the proportions down to the size of the head. As others have said, the deluxe came the closest to getting the stocky build correct, but I think this one does it best.

    - I'm very excited about the size of the head. For too long we've been plagued with tiny heads on our Transformers. Some of the proportions problems with MPM Prime could have been solved with a larger head.

    - The scale is perfect with Optimus Prime. Regardless of the actual height of either bot, Ironhide stands at chest level with Prime. They are going to look great together and as an added benefit, he will look good with the rest of the mainline.

    - The tire placement! This is probably my favorite thing about it. I can't stand designs that do not place the tires in the correct spot. The different tire configurations is something I love to see in each character, so it irks me when the toys get it wrong.

    - The fandom seems split on this, but I prefer detachable weapons that do not store in the vehicle. Integrated weapons almost always compromise either the weapon, alt mode, or bot mode. These cannons are HUGE. There is no good way to get a clean alt mode, accurate bot mode, and accurate guns if they were forced to incorporate them in transformation.

    Cons
    - The bottom jaw does seem too large and goofy, but it's optional, so not really that bad.

    - The toes are visible in alt mode, which stinks. It would be nice if they could fold up, but I suspect they are die-cast.

    - The giant arm panels kinda suck. It's reminiscent of the way all the kibble folds up onto the arm of the Leader. The good thing is the guns are big enough to sort of hide it or at least make it less obnoxious. Unfortunately, it won't look good with the guns removed.

    Unknowns
    - The articulation is largely unknown at this point. It looks like it might have ankle tilts and it does have a waste swivel, but how good are those shoulders? Are the hips strong enough on those tiny hinges? How much can the knees bend?

    - Plastic quality, smoothness of transformation, and paint applications are unknown at this point as well, but here's hoping they've learned from Optimus Prime and Bumblebee.


    Anyway, sorry for the long post, but I wanted to get my thoughts out. I'm very excited to add this and MPM Barricade to my collection! Fingers crossed for an in hand review or transformation soon.
     
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    The yellow paint used has a more noticeable metal flake in it too. Other than that, there's no real difference.
     
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