Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by octobotimus, Apr 30, 2020.
Finally got mine this morning! Almost got apoplexy transforming the li'l shite
How come? Was it that difficult to transform?
I don't have the original MP-47 so I am not familiar with the transformation. Maybe with practice, it'll get easier. Doesn't help that many parts are really, really thin
I just watched Emgo's video that's all.
Man, I’m not loving how every face seems to have battle damage, I don’t mind some scuffs on the legs but it seems like every face has chunks missing. I think mine should be here next week.
The standard face in mine has some paint messed up on the chin like most. It looks like it was put into vehicle mode while the paint was still curing and it got pushed by the piece under the hood.
Sounds like they sped up the production in order to get a leg up on the big upcoming June sale on Taobao then.
Fixed the shoulder and knee on mine. Right shoulder was free-swinging and the pin on the right knee wasn't in all the way leaving the knee a little loose. I tried using a soldering iron to push in the shoulder pin and, when that didn't work, I slapped a magnet on the pinhead and a folded up paper towel on the other side of the joint and gave it a squeeze with a pair of pliers (magnet was to give the pliers something to push against since the pinhead is recessed in the plastic). The knee pin was another squeeze with pliers with plenty of paper towels on both sides to protect the plastic/paint from the pliers. I shaved down that bit for the transformation joint in the shoulder the other day. He's still got a loose right elbow but I'll have to try to just drip some future in there since I can't reach to do anything else.
So that's the main figure pretty much repaired (scuffed thighs aside) but my luck wasn't so good on the jeep's cannon. I got one of the pins out cleanly but snapped the plastic in the hinge on the other one. It's glued and curing - I'll try to reassemble it tomorrow. Hopefully it holds. If not, I'll reach out to ShowZ and see if I can get a replacement.
So I really like this guy. Damn good design. Impressive engineering on the transformation, especially the wheels, and I love that the gas tank, spare tire, and jeep cannon can all stay integrated and fold away in bot mode. Takara have outdone themselves with this design (shame they had to leave it to a KO company to do the plastic right). One minor nitpick that nevertheless is really sticking in my craw: why the fuck did the KO company make the headlights slanted? That texture is supposed to go up and down, not diagonal (also it's supposed to be stretched out vertically compared to what we got). I mean it looks worlds better than the first run with the smooth headlights, but how much harder would it have been to just do them right?
And now I have a quandary. This guy is replacing my FT Willis and Hound just isn't an important enough character to me to justify owning two MP figures, yet when I took Willis out of my display to replace him with Hound, I just enjoy his look so much I don't know if I want to give him up. I've regretted some of the figures I've given up in the past. But at the same time, I just don't have the display space, he's just not important enough to have duplicates, and I could probably get a decent amount for him considering how long he's been out of print.
MP Hound is a much better figure in all aspects but preference is subjective, keep what appeals to you most.
Well I like the finish on Willis, he's rock solid, and some of the sculpted detailing is pretty great but yeah, the MP is vastly superior in posability for one thing, which is a pretty big deal for me, and better in a lot of other ways too.
I´m really happy with this KO. Some parts are a pain, and you must be careful, but, still, a really good looking figure
So I screwed up
My copy came in the other day and I got him transformed smoothly, no gun or pin issues. I went to pose him and his left left knee was completely seized, it would not budge. I tried a little too hard and the lower left broke clean off. Glue didn't work because then the leg couldn't rotate back to Jeep mode. I messaged Showz for an entirely new left leg, otherwise I'll buy a new copy and part out this one
Oh man... That sucks. Hopefully ShowZ will hook you up and get him back to being whole!
Finished repairing him today. I mentioned the other day that one if the Jeep's cannon pieces had snapped when I tried to knock the pins out and I glued it. Reassembled today and it survived transformation and storage in his foot so I now have an almost perfect MP Hound (still got some minor scratches on his thighs and his right elbow is still a little loose).
So, I've decided to go ahead and sell Willis to my friend. Anybody know what the going rate for a used, transformed two or three times, posed a few times, and displayed for a couple years Willis with all his accessories is?
You have a photo of where it broke? I'm also curious how it can still work after gluing it back. Still waiting for mine to come in.
I didn't take any pictures but it was the inside piece at the hinge: it broke where the pin is so there was a U shaped piece of plastic. It works because I was very careful not to use too much glue and to make sure it was held steady while the glue dried and cured.
Has anyone experienced this particular issue: the circled part moves freely, as in it rotates, making the shoulder panel a floppy mess. The other side is fine and when I checked that joint, it didn't budge.
Got mixed feelings about this figure....don't know if it's good enough to replace Willis. My figure had the scratched up thighs like everyone else, loose legs when doing the Van Damme, my jeep missile was completely misassembled, including the green base (had to punch out 3 pins), spike having 2 right thighs. He wins in articulation and character likeness. So glad I didn't pay the full official price.
Got my copy today. It's an OK figure. Didn't break or crack when transforming. Sculpt looks nice.
- Paint scuffs on the thighs
- Paint scuffs on the area under the windshield (gets worse the more you fiddle with it.
- Right arm won't stay up and is really loose.
- The shoulders (with the star and Autobot logo) are loose and don't stay in with the body. They tend to follow gravity.
- Hands are difficult to get out.
- Missing a pin in one of the doors.
- Had to sand the tab / locking mechanism on the right shoulder for his arm to click in
It can work for a display (except for the right arm)
Yes. My copy does that on both sides
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