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Old 09-23-2011, 10:42 AM   #21
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I very much like how the new G1 Prime scales with Movie Prime. That is a neat picture and gives me ideas for my display once I get this guy.

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Old 09-23-2011, 10:42 AM   #22
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it looks better as a whole i think, but if i look at the parts that make it up i prefer mp-01/04 except for the head and the area right under the windows.

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Old 09-23-2011, 10:48 AM   #23
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I'd pay more not to have die-cast.
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To me, putting more metal into a figure (in place of plastic obviously!) doesn't immediately define it as a quality piece. It's all how the diecast is used and in many cases, I have seen it almost ruin the posability of a figure. Maybe just have some in the feet but never should there be any above the waist IMO.
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Diecast doesn't equal quality to me either. Sure, it worked during the G1 days because most of them had zero articulation. Now, it usually (not all the time) just makes the figure top heavy and limits their movement.
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Weight isn't a substitute for quality. Die-cast toys are typically made from cheap, weak metals which, unlike plastic, tend to break before they stress and deform. Then there's paint chipping and balance.

ALL of these I agree with. Instead of putting in my own words, I think everything has been said about die-cast.
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Old 09-23-2011, 10:49 AM   #24
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I just wish that his hips didn't hinder movement. Prime can't lift his legs high enough to sit down properly.
Believe it or not I'm petty enough where this one element just turned me off enough to decide I wont get this thing. I've got a weird hangup with hip articulation on high-end figures, in that if it's not at least enough to sit down I want nothing to do with the toy.

And yes, I know this is a problem with me and not a problem with the toys.
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Old 09-23-2011, 10:53 AM   #25
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When was the last time you broke the metal parts on a Transformer of that price? Or any price? Broken plastic parts on Transformers though, very common. How many times have I read "the figure was broken right ouf of package"?
How many times have I read "the diecast had paint chips right out of package"? It works both ways.
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Old 09-23-2011, 10:54 AM   #26
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Paint chips, plastic flash, bad paint apps, no big deal. But broken parts? Anyway, I got several transforming die-cast toys and none of them ever suffered from paint chipping. Or breakage. Plastic toys, yes.
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Old 09-23-2011, 11:06 AM   #27
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Want it sooooo bad , but havent been paid yet (and have a no CC rule these days)
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Old 09-23-2011, 11:08 AM   #28
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megatroptimus fails to realize that his own (positive) experiences with diecast aren't an absolute and that there will be varying experiences for everyone. As Fosterlager mentioned, it goes both ways.

Anyway, I'll get this eventually, but I may hold out for an American release. And seeing as how the window between Japanese and American MP releases has gone from years (Skywarp, Grimlock) to just a matter of months (Rodimus), I don't think it'll be long before we see this as a hypothetical TRU Exclusive, sans trailer.
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Old 09-23-2011, 11:20 AM   #29
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megatroptimus fails to realize that his own (positive) experiences with diecast aren't an absolute and that there will be varying experiences for everyone. As Fosterlager mentioned, it goes both ways.
And you fail to realize most people against die-cast have very little if no experience will high-end die-cast figures. The Soul of Chogokin line, just to name that one, proves that die-cast can be used both effectively and tastefully.
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Old 09-23-2011, 11:20 AM   #30
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Hoping for an American release. I never got a chance to get MP01, and while I'm generally not a fan of the MP figures due to space issues, I'd make an exception for Prime.

Looks good to me so far, thanks for the photos.
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