Ko Mpm-8 Megatron

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  1. Dinotrap

    Dinotrap The bw collector

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    Saw this post on Facebook and didn’t see a thread, maybe legendary toys :) 

    KO MPM-8 Megatron, c/o Mr.Elljay玩具部屋

    Received a shameless megatron of kompm08, the original, the paint noodles beautiful, improved some original joint problems. This lacquer noodles, cotton and cotton, will be very handsome.

    DaimChoc Reports - ダイムチョック・リポーツ

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    Dillpickle This looks like cool place to kick it!

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    Looks more like a custom to me.
     
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    It's the same stand and background as featured in some promo shots of Black Mamba Nitro Zeus, so don't jump to conclusions too quickly...

    Can't decide whether I'd be in for this or not if it was real. The paint's much better and with some fixed joints I might actually like the figure, but I'm not a massive fan of the design, so this figure was always just meant to be a gap filler anyway.
     
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    It's amazing how removing the red is such a huge improvement. The red was the determining factor in me skipping this mold in the first place.
     
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    Looks like a custom. Normally I would be very much against a KO but, I would be interested.

    I recently got MPM-8 and it is probably the most disappointing purchase I've made all year. Just like MPM-4 Optimus, MPM-8 Megatron is barely painted. It is mostly bare plastic and they unevenly airbrushed some silver hear and there. It is not even symmetrical applied. My right forearm has some silver and the left forearm is completely bare. The hip ratchets are the worst. The forward/backward swing has maybe 3 useful detents with a LOT of play and is a chintzy, "molded" ratchet. It feels like it is mushy and then, SNAP, it ratchets and feels like it is going to break. Mine can't even stand up straight. It either leans forward or backward... by a lot. and the ankle joints are too loose to help. Those SHOULD have been ratcheted with fine detents. None of the diecast is painted. Just bare... Maybe the toes but I can't tell if they are diecast or not. The knee armor and head fall off with a light breeze. Then there is all the warped, floppy, rubber parts. And that God awful translucent red chest plate has no place on the figure. I could go on...

    I would LOVE to see an improved version of this.
     
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  8. LeoJ

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    Hmm, I don’t think this is black mamba. There are no apparent improvements (besides paint) and it’s not oversized. Not that either of those are required to be bmb but it’s a trend they’ve been going with. I would actually be okay with an improved ko that’s the same size, but I’d want them to fix the head and flatten the backpack a little more if possible
     
  9. Dinotrap

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    Maybe legendary toys
     
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    The photographer directly stated this was a ko
     
  12. Dinotrap

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    I’m going by daimchoc reports on Facebook it says ko mpm 8 megatron same size, new paint scheme and something to do with joint improvements :) 
     
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    That’d be nice, they haven’t done anything in a while tho sadly. Hope this is a comeback
     
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    Hopefully they fix the head and make the mace solid plastic, cause I can't stand the inaccuracy of the head, and the sloppiness of the mace
     
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  15. Mercutio

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    Ah cool; that would be good info to include in the first post, along with a link to the source.
     
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    If this was Black Mamba it would be oversized to scale with their Prime KO, whereas this looks to be 1:1 with the official. Could it be the return of Legendary Toys? :eek: 
     
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  17. Megawillbot

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    I sincerely hope this comparison is a digi, and not an actual scale comparison

    If it’s not ~35cm I’m gonna have to pass
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    I believe this may be the return of legendary toys. They usually just do repaints and a few modifications on existing issues, so some of us might have to wait until someone like black mamba releases the OS.
     
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  19. Dinotrap

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    Just did :) 
     
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    Not been very happy with Black Mamba’s quality as of recent, ideally Wei Jiang would do it
     
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