KO MP-47

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  1. REDEEMED

    REDEEMED Hold on to your innocence

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    Just got mine today. Overall I’m satisfied. Some minor paint blems the likes of which have been mostly documented already by others here. Most noticeable being the scuff on the chin, and the yellow waist stripe is a bit scuffed. The bigger concerns are a good number of joints are so tight you can feel the plastic flex when during the transformation process. But nothing broke! So there’s that. Oh, But neither of the shoulders will go into place, I’ll have to take a file to the tabs to make it finish up the transformation into bot mode. Oh and his little faux tires on his feet won’t tab in either. I’ll have to drill those holes out a bit bigger as well. But I can live with all of those inconveniences. Especially at the price of 60 dollars. Not bad.


    On a side note, the one millimeter gap between his neck and the hood really bothers me. But I blame Takara for the design choice. Other than that. Well done Takara. This is an awesome figure. Too bad you couldn’t build it as well as you designed it and some KO company ended up with my money instead of you. Better luck next time
     
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  2. Mks

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    Mine had this as well, have you tried tightening the two black screws at the front under the bonnet? Worked for me, they're nice and tight now.
     
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    Oooow.. mine is set to be delivered today.. Yaaaay!
     
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    *facepalm. Now I feel like an idiot for missing such an easy fix, especially after punching out pins and dremeling plastic to lock the shoulder. But yes, tightening the screw underneath the bonnet did the trick! Thanks.
     
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    After inspecting mine.. Simply in vehicle mode, not transformed it yet.

    Teh lower flap underneath the "door" is loose, this keeps falling down.

    And.. The steering wheel is missing.
     
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    Thanks for the tip. That did help. They no longer move with gravity and are not loose any more.

    The right arm is still loose around the joint where the pin is circled. It flops down when positioned like he's pointing straight ahead.

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    ...and that's where my copies right arm is loose and I don't know how to fix it.
     
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    Kiki, and lots of it! I've lumped loads of it in all the joints I can get to, he can hold a decent amount of weight now.

    Just a thought, I've not transformed him back to jeep so might want to be careful if you've tightened those screws...
     
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    I got mine a few days ago and absolutely love him, but I do have have same issues. As far as tightening up the right shoulder, I'm probably just going to drop some floor polish around the pin.

    My right arm also wouldn't click/snap into place. I couldn't even tell where the tab was to file or sand it. I just brute forced it in, which scared the F outta me. But nothing broke. Gotta say this fig feels nice quality wise. I'm considering ordering a second copy to keep in Jeep mode, just because I'm a huge Jeep guy.
     
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    What’s kiki?
     
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    The pin didn't get pushed in tight enough. I used pliers to press it in and that tightened up the shoulder for me. It's a little tricky because the pin is recessed in the surrounding plastic, so I threw a tiny magnet on it and pressed the pliers to that. On the other side of the joint, I put a folded up paper towel to keep the pliers from digging into the plastic.
     
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    When the arm is not locked in, you should be able to access this area and file/sand it down some. I used a file on a small nail clipper.

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    The transformation on this is pretty remarkable but like so many knockoffs, it had me wanting to take a pair of pliers to it at times with how tight some of the joints were.
     
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    I had ordered one from ShowZ and one from TF-Direct

    TF-Direct came bare in a simple box that had gotten crushed - luckily the actual MP box seemed ok

    ShowZ shipped with bubble wrap AND corner cups around the MP box, in another box. Great packing.

    Hope to open the figure soon!
     
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    Got mine tonight and transformed him to bot mode. No major problems. Had the cannon assembled incorrectly, but with a pin punch, hammer and pliers it took a few minutes to fix real easily. I had to tighten one of the screws under the hood to fix a loose arm. Both shoulder pins are going to need a little floor polish to tighten up. Not that loose, but should needs a little bit of help. All the leg joints seem fine, and had no problem paint being stuck together. Only noticed a few small paint defects, but that is so low on my list of things I care about I probably won't ever notice them again.

    Compared to my only other MP KOs of MP-39 and MP-44, this one is the best. Took the least amount of work to fix up, and didn't have any major problems. I'll transform him a few more times in the next week and report if anything pops up then. But overall looks like a great KO of a great figure.
     
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    Kiki is an overpriced 1oz bottle of water-based polyurethane. You can buy an 8oz container of WBP from any hardware store for the same price as 1oz of Kiki. Only difference is Kiki comes with a tiny syringe needle dropper to deliver the goods.
     
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    what size pin punch did you use? I need to buy one to fix mine...