Maketoys MTRM-9 Downbeat ( MP Jazz )

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by deathsheadII, Jul 16, 2016.

  1. Acteon

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    Mine has no sticker sheet either. I note they STILL haven't painted the weapons, so basically this upgrade is tampo stickers I didn't want in bot mode, blue lights and painted shins.

    I have the original with some Toyhax labels and some custom paint for the silver bits - basically if you have him already, I really wouldn't waste your money on this.

    Car mode is a definite upgrade though.
     
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    I can ask Omega. See what reply I get.
     
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  3. Momobots

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    I placed a preorder for this back in Jan, in the meantime managed to nab one at a good price off secondary.

    Think I'm still gonna keep this and have it in alt mode. Being my favourite transformer, no qualms about owning 2 of this!

    That's if kapow ever ship it out....
     
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    I'm having a serious debate with myself over whether i should cancel my PO or not... Such bad timing for this! :eek: 
     
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    Ok I’ve gone back to TFS Express (Omega) and asked the question. Autofail has altered the words I typed. That will teach me for not checking for typos:

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  6. daimchoc

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    Comparison pics please. :) 
     
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  7. Acteon

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    I haven't transformed him as I've listed him for sale as new, but I did take this shot of the car mode next to my original version in 'bot mode:

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    The Toyhax sheet gives you all the Martini branding which I prefer. I know I'm not the only one with both versions, so I'm sure someone will do a thorough comparison. Hell, if mine doesn't sell by tomorrow, I'll do it ;) 

    I've sprayed the gun and feet on my copy silver. I'll be doing the shins now I have a pin removal kit.
     
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    Just got my PO request from ShowZ. For those who have him, did they fix the hip ratchets with regards to the wide A - stance?
     
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    Hmm, I have the Toyhax set on mine with Martini branding, which I prefer. I think I'm going to cancel my preorder.
     
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    What pin removal kit are you using? I'll likely want to spray paint mine as well. Thanks!
     
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    The weapons both remaining as plain plastic seem like an odd step, especially with the shin/foot finish being quite nice. It's the multiple Agent Meister branding that's the issue for me though - completely overkill, imo, although trying to remove them/replace them with the toyhax ones would likely destroy the finish on the white areas.

    Still, for what will be a bot-mode figure for me, I'm quite happy, with most of the Meister stickers being hidden at the back - spraying the weapons will be easier than having to do the shins/feet as well, so it's a keeper for me.
     
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    MT finally painted the shins silver awesome! Did they also paint the feet silver too? How's the build quality?
     
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    "Mysterious sticker" ? LOL
     
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    4249david Autobot's chief customs agent, apparently...

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    Mysterious, as in "hidden from view", as in "not there".

    I have a feeling it's the Martini. Under the scratchcard looking image in the promotional material that's what it looked like

    Edit: maybe not. It's on the doors...
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    Edit2: it actually says Meister on the Martini symbol. Looks like they intend(ed) to provide stickers to cover up that with Martini Racing but couldn't tampo it because of copyright laws etc.

    Wonder what is happening about that then?
     
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    Yeah - the doors have 'Meister' in place of 'Martini', but in the right style. I thought the same - maybe they planned a proper sticker set, maybe even including a faction logo, but the legal side shot it down?
     
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    Maybe you need to scratch the paint to reveal the true paint beneath!!! ;) 
     
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    Shins and feet both painted.

    Build quality seems decent, although I had one of the doors pop off when transforming him (two tiny tabs hold them on - clipped back in easily enough). The backback feels like it should clip onto something though, and the shoulder weapon comes off pretty easily if the shoulder bumps it whilst posing him.
     
  19. Autobrat Leader

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    Not "maybe". Definitely.
     
  20. Sup3hobo

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    Ah yes finally they painted both the feet and shins. WOOOO no more ugly swirly grey. Does the backpack not have locking tabs? Is it just relying on friction?