Masterpiece Beast Wars - MP-48 Lio Convoy!

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Jtprime17, Jun 15, 2019.

  1. samisham

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    Oh no, I've gone crosseyed.
     
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    Amazon JP's MP-48 restock updated to ship Sept 26 instead of Oct 14.

    They just pre-auth'd my CC.

    9074 yen plus 2267 yen shipping.
     
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    Big Convoy should technically be a head taller than both Primal and Lio Convoy... :lol 
     
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    My debit was pre-auth'd for .01 USD on Sept 18... next day Amazon JP says my payment is declined. I just updated it to the same payment, declined again... :confused: :confused: :confused: 

    So, I just loaded 11,341 yen to a gift card balance using the same debit card, and applying the gift balance to the order. VoilĂ ! :) 

    The USD for the gift card was $111.87, think a few months ago it would've been like ~$100. I should've done this months ago when the exchange rate was in USD favor. :p 

    Gift card method is an option if anyone else is having similar issue like me.
     
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    Yay! :) 

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    Good for you!:rock 

    Lio is a great buy! You will enjoyed him!
     
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    Dang good idea!
     
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    And I finally bit the bullet.

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    I was able to get Masterpiece Lio Convoy at a pretty reasonable price in Amazon Japan to ship to Peru (which is not easy to do considering the pandemic) although the low price is not so surprising since as you can see, the box is not in the best condition (wish I knew how to complaint at the site).

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    Second issue is the beast mode and yeah, this can't pass as a lion in any reality, there are just way too many gaps and robot parts hanging. I would say that is the worst beast mode of the Beast Wars MPs but then again, Blackarachnia still exists.

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    However, just like the rest of the MP BW figures, the robot mode is amazing. Is simply the perfect representation of the character from the anime that the original never managed to catch. Not only that but he also comes with a great set of accessories and details that elevates this figure to new levels.

    Not perfect though since sadly, like a few other MP BW figures, the paint chipping can be problematic right out of the box with the paint coming off rather easily. Not to mention that I wish this side line made more intuitive transformations due that Lio Convoy and his other companions can be pretty frustrating to transform, I'm seriously never going to turn this into a lion again (then again, is not like the lion mode is needed).

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    And here are the two Beast Wars leaders. I don't think the anime accurate version of Primal was needed here but considering their appearances together in the cartoon, I think they should been at the same size and sadly Lio Convoy is taller. That being said, they still look pretty cool as a display and makes me wish for more MP BW.

    Tigatron here I come.
     
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    Alright. This will be my last big purchase before 2021 budgetting begins.

    Every big site I checked online had him for about $185.00. Even the guys at ShowZ had him at $168. I was going to go for an ebay listing at $150 but someone snagged him before payday. Bummer.

    I was going to go for the next ebay listing at $160 but decided ro check one last place...this thread. Which led me to Amazon.jp. Cha-ching baby! $140.72 shipped. I call that a winner. It's my first .jp order so we'll see how it goes but I can't wait to get this guy in-hand.

    People on TFW rock. They're generally helpful folks and I've probably saved a couple thousand bucks thanks to good advice from the forums.
     
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    It will go well! Mine shipped on Monday from Amazon.co.jp and it's in the U.S. already!
     
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    I'm really looking forward to it!
     
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    I've had him for months and am finally gonna transform him today. Any breakage points I need to watch out for?
     
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    I don't believe there are any breakage points but the red paint on the arms tends to get chipped when transforming. But the chips show up on the back of the arms so if it happens to you it's not that a big a deal.
     
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    That's a pretty kitty:
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    Just arrived this afternoon! :) 

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    The bot mode elbow ratchets are known to be extremely tight and can wear out prematurely. The fix is to loosen the elbow screws. I just received mine from AMZ and they are tight. I am going to open them up and lube them up as well.
     
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    Thanks! I noticed the scary tightness on the elbow ratchets on my copy as well... I just loosened the screw and they seems to be a lot better.
     
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