Hit or miss, what is the ratio with mp lambor?

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by Mattress T, Dec 6, 2012.

  1. Mattress T

    Mattress T Well-Known Member

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    Has ANYONE recieved an at least near perfect copy of this guy? I will get him in the mail soon, but I am so afraid his qc will be disastrous!
     
  2. wildfly

    wildfly Fermenting pork tube.

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    I got just slightly splotchy paint on the doors. Doors aren't flush, but I don't think they are on any of them, so does that count as near perfect ?
     
  3. SurlyJ

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    I am confident mine will be perfect when it arrives :) 

    Shipping my pol soon.
     
  4. Mattress T

    Mattress T Well-Known Member

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    Are you happy with him for the price?
     
  5. barrelks

    barrelks Captain Funtastic

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    Not sure on my doors since I transformed him to bot mode and that is where he stays, but my paint is perfect on mine. Got him from our local crack slanger though, and his lot came with the amazon exclusive piledrivers.
     
  6. mx-01 archon

    mx-01 archon Well-Known Member

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    Zero paint problems on mine, barring typical red paint translucency issues (ie: the various red portions not matching 100%).
     
  7. perithimus

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    I had 2 different ones with broken joints in 2 different places.
     
  8. Mattress T

    Mattress T Well-Known Member

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    Wow, that's new to me. Which joints?
     
  9. perithimus

    perithimus Well-Known Member

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    One was the panel that flips over to form the front of the lower leg. The other one was the tail light part that is right above the foot.
     
  10. Matt Booker

    Matt Booker Fantasy Adventure Author

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    My honest opinion? Some of the pictures I've seen look TERRIBLE. With paint bubbles and missing paint.

    But I've also seen people complaining about things I'd only have noticed if I was going over it with a fine tooth comb.

    Part of that is just human nature. People see pictures of awful paint on someone's expensive collectable, and when they get theirs they worry about it too. Suddenly things they might not have noticed otherwise become glaring.

    Before anyone gets offended here, I'm not saying this is the case with everyone. Again, there are some Sideswipe's out there with awful paint, and even one is more than there should be for a Masterpiece figure. And I'm sure some people are just that meticulous that a minor paint error would drive them crazy.

    But honestly I think a fair amount of it is just regular people being hyper aware of paint because of all the buzz about it.

    I've been telling people that if they like the mold, order it. This isn't like MP Rodimus where the mold is bad and might fall apart. A person could get a terrible one, but chances seem more likely that if there is a paint problem it's not going to be that bad. At the very least it could give them an excuse to learn how to do touch ups to the paint. And in the feedback thread both grandizerGo and David Hingtgen have said that Testors Italian Red is an apparently perfect match to the paint, so you don't even have to know how to mix colors.

    My MP Sideswipe has what I consider near perfect paint. It does have a paint issue, though it's something I only noticed because I was examining it really closely because of all the paint complaints in the feedback thread. On one side, the black trim around the window extends onto the red a fraction of a millimeter. It's such a small thing you really have to be looking for it. There's nothing gloppy on mine, and no thin patches either.

    At least none that I can see. An expert on paint might say otherwise, but for me it's what I'd call near perfect.

    ~Matt Booker
     
  11. scubaboy31

    scubaboy31 Digital Gypsy

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    I'm really happy with mine. Pretty much perfect. Worth every penny.
     
  12. Starscream Gaga

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    Hit for me, no issues!
     
  13. Knightdramon

    Knightdramon Hasbro LIES to the US

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    Besides some paint not adhering perfectly on his panels behind the front wheel, mine is just about perfect.

    Others have freaked out with issues that I had to look at a picture and then read what they thought was wrong in order to see it.

    And as Matt Booker wrote, it's mostly issues with paint bleeding over half a centimetre, not adhering as it should, or a tiny paint splotch. It's nothing like the breaking and still breaking MP Rodimus figures.
     
  14. TigerBlade

    TigerBlade Prepare for extermination

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    Besides the red shades my paint is spot on.
     
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    same here just some difference in red shades but otherwise no problems at all and looks fantastic
     
  16. ex dtw2003

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    Mine' not perfect but also not bad enough for me to think about returning it.

    I've seen both better and far worse examples than mine.
     
  17. destrongerlupus

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    Nothing out of whack jumped out at me. I'm quite pleased with this purchase.

    Hit!
     
  18. Starscream Gaga

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    This is exactly what I think! I said the same (albeit not so well) in the review thread and got my head bitten off.

    This thread also strengthens my theory that it is only a loud few individuals that actually were unlucky enough to get bad ones, its just that there's been so much paranoia over it because of that few that everyone thinks this is a terrible problem on every Sideswipe.
     
  19. ScottyP

    ScottyP Got The Touch

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    Mine has a very, very small bit of bubbly paint on the hood. Just a sign that wherever these were painted was probably too humid. Other than that, I can't think of any issues.
     
  20. mapatel

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    Got this one last week. Aside from a little shading on one of the side panels its in excellent condition.