Masterpiece HOUND MP-47

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by oku, Jul 28, 2018.

  1. treatment

    treatment Well-Known Member

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    I think TT is just trying to out-compete the various KO-factories by hiring/making/selling the KOs themselves now...
     
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  2. El Duque

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    I'm torn. I love the figure, he looks great in both modes, the engineering incredible, but but I've already got several cracks after one transformation from jeep to robot, and seeing all the other broken images that have been posted makes me cringe. Considering sending mine back for a refund and hoping for a reissue with better materials and QC. I already have FT Willis in my display, so it's not like I will be completely missing a Hound. FT has the better build quality, but TT has the better engineering and aesthetic. TT are going to have to step up their QC game, they're wasting great engineering on poor production.
     
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  3. ckhtiger

    ckhtiger old skool fool

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    So did you have cracks develop where there weren't any upon arrival?
     
  4. crazee928

    crazee928 Well-Known Member

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    thanks for this!
     
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  5. 4249david

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    My shock oil arrived. He's been at room temperature for a couple of days now too. Still no sign of spontaneous cracks.

    No excuses for not transforming him now I suppose... *gulp*
     
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    Another thing that's bothering me is how I am supposed to sell this on now I have it and don't really want it. My copy isn't damaged; transformed to bot mode cautiously once without cracks or anything else, thankfully. The thing that bothers me is that the buyer receives it, transforms it, breaks it and then calls me back for a refund - what do I do then with a busted figure... Or I transform it and a hinge cracks but there's no way for me to know because it's all hidden inside the alt mode and again, the buyer receives it and calls it damaged for a refund - again leaving me stuck with a busted figure.

    This is the most disappointing MP figure I have bought from any company - let alone the supposed "industry leader".
     
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  7. Shunwei

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    they will be there trucking because the same diehards enable them to. but i think they will lose some casual and ordinary fans for sure. i know i won't be buying another one again for one.
     
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  8. El Duque

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    Not sure, but I've got full cracks in at least two hinges, kinda scared to mess with him anymore at this point.
     
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  9. flynnibus

    flynnibus Masterpiece Addict

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    What sucks is... all these highly expensive returns can't be going unnoticed by Amazon Japan... Amazon is so data driven they have to see these products as risky and costly to them. I would not be shocked if they stop selling them international... after this string of high return rates... it is.. inevitable.. :/
     
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  10. pezley

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    It's a shame of the issues. Luckily mine arrived and it issue free.

    I must say though, this is hands down the best masterpiece to date. The legs in particular are packed full of masterpiece moments and is so incredibly well designed. Mines been back and fourth 4 times now and no paint flaking or damage. Incredible figure.
     
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  11. thrustjet24

    thrustjet24 Little known member of the Rainmakers

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    Does he come with everything? How much you looking to sell him for? I plan to keep him in bot mode so if I could get an undamaged copy and I don't have to transform him = a win.
     
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    Mine arrived tuesday been fiddling with him for a couple days now and he is perfect

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    Having him also completes my Season 1 collection!
     
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  13. franpincho

    franpincho Hater = Fan

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  14. Zeke1

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    I doubt that this product equals even .001% of Amazon's total revenue or volume of items.
     
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    franpincho Hater = Fan

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    This right here. Most of us (myself included) have no idea about the volume of sales Amazon actually generates, and the amount of returns they get. Hell, their owner is the richest MF on the planet.

    While I wish this would somewhat sent a message to TT in regards of QC, it won't.

    That job is for the likes of BBTS, TD and the like. One can hope.

    Amazon corp? Nah.
     
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  16. Rockdown

    Rockdown Persecutor in chief

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    Interesing advice, thanks. It would probably be more sensible to wait for feedback and reviews before purchasing MPs in future.
     
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  17. banjoted

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    The escalation continues, nice. If I may, perhaps I can be the one to elevate it further?

    *ahem*

    I wonder if this scandal with MP Hound will sink Takara?
     
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  18. Liampope

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    I think that might be missing the point. They aren't as successful as they are by ignoring returns rates just because one individual product is a very small fraction of overall sales. It all adds up. I'm sure they'll have data on all products and act on it. They did take down MP-44 afterall. I really hope TT do see the writing on the wall here and do something about it.
     
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  19. Liampope

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    So short sighted...

    Goodbye toy industry, it was a hell of a ride.
     
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  20. DukeFett

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    I got my Hound from AJ and have been sitting on it, didn't read this thread until today. It makes me want to return it lol, I had no idea there were all of these widespread issues.