Banana Force MPL-01 Red Sharpshooter & MPL-02 Great Armor (Car Robot God Fire Convoy) Non-Transform

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  1. bman29

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    I’m not sure the sword is big enough. Should be much much longer. And preferably in the shape of a banana. Just saying...

    Other than that, I just got Bananamus Prime in the mail yesterday and I’m really digging it. Not quite Flame Toys but it’s not trying to be and at a more accessible price point.
     
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  3. Tony_Bacala

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    Working on my set now.

    So, as a big OG RID fan, I am happy when anything RID related pops up in the fandom new toy wise. I never would have thought anything like this would be done using RID characters as a base.

    It's well constructed, engineered, executed. Feels quality in hand. No complaints as a toy or the way it was produced.

    My only gripes come from a RID specific background - if this was going to be done, IMO I think the base figure should have been non super mode Prime. Parts form him up to Super Mode, what you see here as default. Then continue on with MPL-02 Magnus. The fact that you can half go backwards to base Prime from the default Super Mode kinda bugs me, especially since it's only half way back, as a RID fan that is. The original is my favorite Prime toy of all time, so I'm being picky here. :) 

    Anyway, here are some shots, will post again when all done.

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  4. Retroheavy

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    Nice pics. On of my favorite figures in my collection right now and I don’t have much if any connection to RID. But I collect Primes and something nice that represents 2001 RID was eluding my collection.

    I would love it if they did something like this for Animated. Not that a decent transforming MP scale version couldn’t be done but I feel like banana force to really knock it out of park.
     
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  5. timorvitae

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    I wish Banana Force would make every single. Optimus that has been released
     
  6. primitivebrute

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    Dang. Now I'm jonesing for the upgrade kit.
     
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  7. Flash1087

    Flash1087 Department of False Hope

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    I'm with you on that one - this thing looks amazing but the lack of a regular Fire Convoy mode kinda bums me out, even if I'm thrilled to see him come back in any form. Still want one though. :lol 

    Where did that holographic Ai come from?
     
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  8. Tony_Bacala

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    Ai (Botcon Japan 2000) - RIDForever

    Botcon 2000 Exclusive Ai
     
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  9. Tony_Bacala

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    OK, full set is up!

    Sharpshooter-Overview.jpg
     
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  10. Operative294

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    Higher resolution pics c/o of Banana_Force on weibo
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    I\'m confused why is this supposed to be ultra magnus when theirs so much red.
    magnus in rid 01 was blue/white.
    just completely throws me off.
     
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    I'm assuming the giant red shoulders are for a combining gimmick? otherwise, they fucked it up.
     
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    Looks more like a Gundam figure than an Tranformer one to me.  Maybe they should rename it Gundam Magnus?  ;-)
     
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    The red shoulder pad is more for Omega Prime mode. The good news, this RID UM also has his own base robot mode so we can leave the red shoulder pad off, see pic below, *yippeeee!*
    Earlier, I was also pissed off at the red shoulder pad since RID UM never had a huge shoulder pad like the G1 UM and the red color was even the bigger culprit for my taste. I would probably be okay with the shoulder pad if it was blue or even white.

    With that being said, I'm still on the fence whether to get only the UM base mode or also get the armor set as well. My perfect world would be UM also comes with his own smaller rocket booster/ smaller wing and blue bolt weapon, then I don't really care about the additional armor set and ginormous sword which just go straight to storage bin.

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    I need that Magnus in my mouth.
     
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    I can haz transfo...

    *re-reads article*

    *Exits*
     
  18. Shizuka

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    I'm not getting an Ultra Magnus vibe from him unlike Optimus' accuracy.
     
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  19. primalxconvoy

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    1/ Isn't official.
    2/ Is expensive.
    3/ Doesn't look even remotely like Car Robots UM.
    4/ Doesn't transform.

    And the point of this is...what exactly?
     
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  20. poor man

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    1. How is that a con in any way when there is stuff like mp47 and mp51
    2. Not that expensive considering how much stuff in a similar niche like metal builds or sentinel riobot. Granted, this company still has ways to go before they get to that level but again, that is reflected by the price.
    3. Probably the only point I agree with. I think much was sacrificed for the combined mode.
    4. Sure. But thats no the market they're trying to appeal to. And yes, there most certainly is a market for transformers that do not transform. Threezero is already working on their 4th one and I'm sure that they're selling well if thats the case.
     
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