ELEMENT TE-01 vs MS-01 vs MP-44 VS MP-44 KO

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by Maximus Danz, Nov 21, 2018.

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Which Prime is prime for you?

  1. TE-01

  2. MS-01

  3. MP-44 V3

  4. HasTak MP-10

  5. KO MP-44

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  1. Bugste81

    Bugste81 Ste

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  2. CigarJackal

    CigarJackal Cy-gar smoking beast warrior

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    I would use ribbon epoxy (the stuff that plumbers use). It is relatively easy to work with and inexpensive. I use it all the time on miniatures.

    https://www.amazon.com/Epoxy-Putty-...ocphy=9031610&hvtargid=pla-523578438384&psc=1

    This is just one example. You can find it at any hobby store or DiY store.
     
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  3. CigarJackal

    CigarJackal Cy-gar smoking beast warrior

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    I will get the improved 5th party version when it drops. (Infinite Transformations get moving on this)
     
  4. Cyclonus79

    Cyclonus79 Decepticon General

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    Guess you don’t know what a shell former former is .
     
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  5. Magnusfan Nujevad

    Magnusfan Nujevad Well-Known Member

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    You can rebuild most of the cab portion without affecting the robot mode.
     
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  6. Reygn

    Reygn Leader of The Abyss

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    The lower front of the cab can indeed be redesigned, but the rest of cab can only be remolded, for they are integral to the transformation. Shellformers are figures who's entire, or atleast the majority of the altmode can be drastically changed without affecting the actual bot.
     
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  7. Trip

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    Just want to take a moment to reflect on what a magical time it is to be a consumer and a collector. I look at all of these, and while I have a favorite I cannot say that any of these are bad releases. Like its nuts there are even 4 very awesome display options at varying pinpoints with slightly different accessories, and I can honestly say they are all awesome in their own right. I mean damn man, gets me in the feels thinking about it.
     
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  8. edgecrusher

    edgecrusher Pepperidge Farm remembers TFW2005 Supporter

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    Great photo. MP-44's wonky proportions are most apparent next to the better proportioned TE-01 and MS-01. Throw in the breaking knees, big seams/gaps breaking up what should be smooth surfaces, extreme price, and too-heavily-applied paint and it's an easy one to drop from contention. 3P did a great job beating TT to market and doing it better and cheaper, even including a reasonable cost bump for a trailer.
     
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  9. Tiemen

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    After the TE-01 arrived I threw my MP10 on eBay.
     
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  10. caudex

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    I hope you got a high price. Hasbro MP-10 is one of the most perfect toy sets ever made.
     
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  11. bri888

    bri888 bte888

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    I like mp44 the best but i wonder how it holds up a few years from now bec. that back pack looks really weird at certain angles. magic square and te's clean designs on the other hand surely will.
     
  12. EndoSickness

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    Transform Element...hands down!
     
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  13. Shin Densetsu

    Shin Densetsu I WILL DESTROY YOU Super Mod

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    Which Prime here has the best/most secure grip for the gun? Also can the gun for TE-01 be stored on the trailer hitch?
     
  14. GX9901DoubleX

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    On my Primes, the grip is somewhat loose on the MS-01, where it's pretty easy to dislodge when posing the figure, while MP-44 and TE-01 both have fairly good grips on the gun that doesn't disconnect from the hand from normal posing.
     
  15. Reygn

    Reygn Leader of The Abyss

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    Question - How much does it cost to make each figure, as in, you're best estimate.

    MS-01 ?
    TE-01 ?
    MP-44 ?
     
  16. Maximus Danz

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    Damn, didn't know there was a question left hanging.
    Around $70
    Around $60
    Around $100-$150
     
  17. deaculpa

    deaculpa Stand Alone Complex

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    Could please you show your math?
     
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  18. Maximus Danz

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    There is no math, these are guesses based on some experience with Chinese manufacturing and company profit margins.
     
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  19. rendsora

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    Huh how come TE-01 is much cheaper than MS-01?
     
  20. gibdozer

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    I could believe that's what retailers pay for MS and TE, but those numbers seem high for production cost to me. I'm not pretending to know for a fact, but I do have some experience with factory production that seems like a very slim profit margin.
     
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