Which MP characters have been nailed?

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  1. TigerBlade

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    Agreed. Wardog nails how not to do Warpath imo but ultimately you hit the nail on the head. This will just devolve into arguments about whose ideas/tastes are 'right'.
     
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    The Nissans and MP10, Wheeljack, MMC Sphinx, Maketoys Downbeat. MP Grimlock (except a bit small), Soundwave.
     
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    it's happy hour somewhere.
     
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  4. Mormolyce

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    IMO, MP-10 and Sovereign.

    I think Skyfire too, and possibly Megatron, but I don't have either yet :S

    Can't see myself ever needing another Grapple either.
     
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    i like brawny's sculpt, but his fit/finish leaves a lot to be desired. The ones I couldn't see replacing are:

    TT Optimus
    TT Soundwave
    FT Sovereign
    FT Phoenix
     
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    Takara - Soundwave
    Perfect. Even more so that Optimus, Soundwave is the king of all MPs to me.

    Takara - Ratchet
    Did not think this was even a top 10 but in hand it is spectacular.

    Takara - Prowl
    Still my fave carbot, and just about perfect not counting a neck joint that is lacking some range of movement.

    Takara - Cheetor
    Love everything about it.

    Maketoys - Downbeat
    OK, I know that car can use some help, but it's a minor issue and the robot is so on target. I am leaving FansToys Sovereign off because its alt mode is just nowhere near where it needs to be, but Downbeat actually has a pretty nice car, with one obvious flaw from the back.

    Maketoys - Gundog
    Well this toy does not looks whole hell of a lot like the cartoon, going for a bit more of a toy look, but that makes for a great figure. I know this is not everyone's cup of tea but this thing is outstanding in every way.

    MMC - Kultur
    I have no idea how this would be any better.
     
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  7. Scourgatron

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    Love Gundog.
     
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    Most of the figures I'd say are "nailed" required help to get there. I always add articulated hands because it adds so much character. Ratchet and Ironhide needed the Shapeways sets, Tesla, Wheeljack and Bumblebee were given new faces, even the FT Dibots were revised by FT to get them right (Swoop and Snarl especially) but after the upgrades they're perfect for me and I can't see any reason to swap them out.

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    MMC Kultur.
     
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  10. mags2424

    mags2424 TT and 3P MP Advocate

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    Going by my collection. Mostly TT and FT. The figures I would never consider replacing are:

    TT Prowl
    TT Bluestreak
    TT Inferno
    TT Grapple
    TT Soundwave
    TT Shockwave
    TT Megatron

    TT Primal
    TT Cheetor

    FT Dinos minus Scoria
    FT Willis
    FT Phoenix
    FT Sovereign
    FT Bugs
    FT Terminus (only have part A but can already tell he will be permanent)

    FH G2 Laser Optimus

    I really think the rest can be improved upon. In my collection that is.

    In all only 20/32 are permanent
     
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    Yeah, I'd say TT nailed Beast Wars.
     
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    Lots of companies have "attempted" Optimus, because he's Optimus, but they don't hold a candle to MP-10.
     
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    TT MP-10
    TT Datsuns
    TT Wheeljack - i mean i have y gripes with him but he IS wheeljack...and the gripes are minor
    TT lambor
    TT's soundwave

    FT's Willis AKA hound
    FT stomp aka sludge
    FT grinder aka grimlock
    FT soar aka swoop
    OM sphinx...arguably aka mirage...this is the only one i'm hesitant to include
    dx9 richtofen aka powerflid
    XTB paen aka hoist
    XTB Andras aka scourge
     
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    I tried buying it because I had some extra cash sitting in my paypal account and found a fairly good price, but the seller went rogue and I was oddly kinda relieved when eBay refunded my money instead of being sent a $50 Brawny.
     
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    I really like MP-10, don't get me wrong but he is not perfect. For instance I liked Toyworld Orion's vehicle mode better than MP-10.
     
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    There needs to be a good non-Studio Ox version of Mirage. I want something that looks more like the cartoon and that can take an Autobot symbol in the chest (rather than a huge "26" there.
     
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    The only ones that I think would be near impossible or at least extremely difficult to beat are:

    Takara Optimus Prime
    Takara Megatron
    Takara Prowl
    Takara Soundwave, Laserbeak, Ravage, Rumble, Ratbat, Frenzy & Buzzsaw
    Takara Bluestreak
    Takara Coneheads
    Takara Seekers (sorry, I think they're as good as they need to be)
    Takara Inferno
    Takara Grapple
    Takara Sideswipe
    Takara Smokescreen
    Takara Wheeljack
    Takara Ironhide
    Takara Ratchet
    Takara Sunstreaker

    So, really, the only ones that I don't think Takara nailed and definitely could be done much better are Bumblebee, Red Alert, Shockwave & Tracks. I don't care enough about Rodimus, Ultra Magnus or the BW stuff, so I'm not even going to address them.

    FT Dinobots (although "Soar" definitely could be done better... and bigger)
    FT Insecticons
    FT Skyfire
    FT Omega Supreme

    MT Reflector

    DX9 Powerglide

    If the original BC Huff could have been re-released with paint that wasn't total dog shit, I'd include that one too. But it wasn't, and the new version is just hilariously awful.
     
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    Mp10 is over-rated especially when it comes to articulation. Mp36 embarrasses it.

    Give him double jointed elbows, deeper forward thigh rotation, ab crunch, butterfly jointed shoulders and square chest windows and it could be the best thing ever.
     
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    MP01 may be outdated but he is still closer to being 80s Optimus Prime than MP10 ever was. And he has a special place in my heart for many reasons. I'd love a definitive toon accurate V3 that takes the best from both Primes.
     
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    TT Megatron
    TT Inferno
    TT Grapple
    TT Soundwave and all his cassettes
    TT Prowl
    TT Bluestreak
    TT Ultra Magnus
    TT Ironhide
    TT Ratchet

    FT Caesium
    FT Stomp
    FT Sever
    FT Phoenix
     

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