First look at MPM Optimus Prime?

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Ra88, Feb 28, 2017.

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  1. Seth Sunthay

    Seth Sunthay ElusoryMonk

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    I think it shows how Hasbro and Takara really downgraded their quality in toys since then, the fact that an expensive toy from today can't even come close to a mass release toy from years ago it's really depressing.
     
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    I think that might be the factory's fault. Didn't the mold break or something?
     
  3. harrismonkey

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    In fairness I'm in many cases comparing the MPM's to at least the most premium versions of these molds available, and in many cases 3P ad ons and/or additional customization has been done. They aren't neccesarily losing against the most plain mass release versions, they're stumbling against some pretty tricked out versions (although I have the 3P painted MPM Prime knock off and have added significant paint to my general release MPM Prime and Bee- so they're tricked out as well).

    But yes, the way things have changed is disapointing.
     
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  4. Seth Sunthay

    Seth Sunthay ElusoryMonk

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    Well, fairly, i was comparing the molds (leaving aside PREMIUMS jobs editions and so), wich it's even more depressing.
     
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    Besides Prime, I don’t see how the MPMs are not definitively superior to other figures. Prime I can see a debate for, but MPM Bee and Barricade are way more accurate than their human alliance counterparts, without question. Human alliance Bee isn’t accurate at all and both suffer from missing a hand. And MPM Ironhide looks infinitely better than the leader class. But that’s just my opinion
     
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    The MPM’s articulation has double jointed knees, above 90 degrees of bend in the elbow, upwards and limited downwards movement in the head, increased backwards movement at the hips, and while the feet have slightly less articulation, they’re made from sturdier joints.
     
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  7. hthrun

    hthrun Show accuracy's overrated

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    Get LT2. I just got him and he rocks. I put mpm4 on eBay, so if you don't mind a used, slightly modded one, it's starting at $25 plus shipping.
    I think I'll put my dmk on eBay next. This guys robot mode is so good and easier to play with.
     
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  8. Shin Densetsu

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    MPM has better articulation. It's fluid and can kneel very easily. Double jointed knees, better ankle joints, elbows that can bend more than 90 degrees, more range for thigh swivels, hip hinges that can extend for more range, the MPM is the clear winner to me.

    Where the leader excels is being far more stable and secure in truck mode. It feels very solid whereas MPM Prime in truck mode is prone to accidentally knocking something out of place.

    That was a rumor going in where we had some pictures that were hard to make out and someone saying the mold broke. We never got official confirmation and probably never will(aside from maybe an allusion to it when pressed for an answer at a con).

    However something definitely went wrong as many members here had botched samples. I tried to fix 2 71 run figures(1st was missing a part so I exchanged it) and discovered absolutely atrocious quality control on my 2nd copy. Judging by the horrendous misassembly I discovered on the waist/hip assembly, I can only deduct that the factory worker seriously screwed up and tried to speed up assembly by literally making the problem worse and shoving the pieces together incorrectly by screwing the together.

    My 2nd copy was beyond saving. Got a 3rd copy(72 run) and that one while not the greatest, was far better than my 1st 2. Have yet to mod it. If at all, might just trim down the window tabs.
     
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  9. Yohan PLMIXMB

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    He should be a bit bigger, maybe i will do for him Feet mod and print
     
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    Does anyone know whether or not the Takara release of this fixed the hood problems?
     
  11. Prime135

    Prime135 Jill Rhyme the science Prime

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    It did not
     
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    image test

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    Great design. Just love it!

    IMG_8420_3840.jpg IMG_8425_3840.jpg IMG_8431_3840.jpg IMG_8417_3840.jpg
     
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    Havn't transformed it yet, have you lol
     
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    artimus prime Articulation Junkie... I'm a poser TFW2005 Supporter

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    Gee, I know different tolerances here and there but transforming the thing is probably one of my favorite pastimes.

    (I really should've been grading tests & writing reports.)
     
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    Not really. It's a second hand figure I bought at a very reasonable price, and merely the robot mod is already beyond my expectation.
    Tried to transform once but the tabs seemed very tight so I guess I should wait till summer to do it with the help of a small file.
    Anyway I rarely transform Leader Class figures, most of my big fellows have been standing there for many years without being touched. Voyager Class figures are more often played with by me. I think SS05 Optimus Prime is more playable:) .
     
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    Bought a cheap base for him:) 

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  20. eltonlin98

    eltonlin98 imagine spending more to have your toys do less

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