Masterpiece HOUND MP-47

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

  1. Fafnir72

    Fafnir72 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 16, 2009
    Posts:
    4,180
    Trophy Points:
    262
    Location:
    Heart of a neutron star
    Likes:
    +6,605
    I rest my case.

    Btw, my weekly update on those nasty Hound parts are due next Monday, February 10,2020. Which part is gonna break first?
     
  2. Silvershot

    Silvershot On The Double Dutch Bus

    Joined:
    Nov 25, 2008
    Posts:
    1,788
    News Credits:
    10
    Trophy Points:
    267
    Location:
    Los Angeles
    Likes:
    +2,012
    We got a Hot Toys Transformer and it cost $300 and didn’t do shit. Imagine the price if they spent time R-N-Ding, designing, and engineering it to be able to transform which includes added parts count as well.
     
    • Like Like x 5
  3. Fafnir72

    Fafnir72 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 16, 2009
    Posts:
    4,180
    Trophy Points:
    262
    Location:
    Heart of a neutron star
    Likes:
    +6,605
    But some collectors want their MPs to do the Mc Farlanesque Stix poses. :lolol and still expect the fig to remain pristine. Maybe TT should shift to the actual Titanium joints (not the dumpter fire that was the Titanium series (die-cast for the sake of)

    Toy Story 2. Just enjoy the ride.
     
  4. franpincho

    franpincho Luxurious

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2015
    Posts:
    5,821
    Trophy Points:
    282
    Likes:
    +15,373

    What a disappointment that was. I remember being so excited about it (when I was heavily into HT).

    I'll take a $450 Prime (mine didn't even cost that much but who gives a fuck at this point) vs that abomination.
     
    • Like Like x 3
  5. GizmoTron

    GizmoTron Roobaticon Commander

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2010
    Posts:
    5,429
    Trophy Points:
    287
    Likes:
    +6,641
    Ebay:
    You can look at it that way if you want, but by your own comparisons a designer chair wouldn't just break from sitting in it and designer clothing wouldn't be expected to come apart at the seams just from wearing it a few times.

    So whether it's a "toy" or a "high end collectible" in your eyes, a MP should be able to transform back and forth without breaking. That's literally the bare minimum that a "Transformers" transforming figure is expected to do, let alone other simple actions like attaching accessories and moving robot parts for different poses that all should be capable of doing without the figure falling apart.
     
    • Like Like x 5
  6. Optimus Prime15

    Optimus Prime15 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2012
    Posts:
    290
    Trophy Points:
    92
    Likes:
    +45
    Hey I was wondering if anyone had ordered hound from nippon yassan and not received it yet?
     
  7. chockey88

    chockey88 koolkollectibleskhai

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2013
    Posts:
    1,247
    Trophy Points:
    197
    Location:
    Australia
    Likes:
    +2,298
    Holy shit I just got notified that my order from NY just shipped! Hopefully it arrives in one piece. I told them 2 days ago that if it didnt ship this week, I'd be contacting my bank. I just hope it arrives in decent manner and there arent any breakages.
     
    • Like Like x 6
  8. PopCulturePooka

    PopCulturePooka Longest running avatar

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2002
    Posts:
    6,676
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    337
    Likes:
    +1,059
    Bollocks.

    Designer furniture can still be used as furniture, and in some instances, would be of far superior quality to cheap furniture.

    I have some designer clothes (and sneakers). The quality is out of the world and very much designed to be worn. You take extra care of them because of their value, not their fragility. I don't cover my $400+ sneakers in plastic bags, tip toe on them and only wear them for 30 minutes a day out a fear that normal, careful use will make them fall apart. If they DID fall apart under normal, but careful use, they would be considered defective.

    This IS a toy. To be sold in Western countries (and not via import) it would still need to pass safety standards that all toys do.

    And it sure as f*ck better be able to do what it is advertised to do. Which is transform. More than 30 times if the user uses due caution. I don't think total kid gloves, slathering your toy with lubricants, 2 hour terrifying transformation ordeals and only touching it within a strict temperature range is at all acceptable, but thats what people here are being made to do.

    Hound is a defective product that cannot be used for the manner it is advertised and intended to be used for. If Tak/Tom were an Australian company, Australians would be able to contact consumer groups about it.
     
    • Like Like x 13
  9. ElekTriC

    ElekTriC Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2007
    Posts:
    6,220
    News Credits:
    7
    Trophy Points:
    287
    Likes:
    +6,633

    Uhm? What? No explanation? Yeah this makes sense
     
  10. Spether

    Spether Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 8, 2009
    Posts:
    1,085
    News Credits:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    232
    Location:
    Anoka County, MN
    Likes:
    +1,697
    Same here! Can't wait to get that sweet package from Japan and then watch the contents crumble before my eyes!
     
    • Like Like x 2
  11. DaptoDog

    DaptoDog Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2016
    Posts:
    235
    Trophy Points:
    122
    Location:
    Australia
    Likes:
    +299
    Congrats! I really hope you don't have any QC issues with it because they won't help you. Waiting for the outcome on my chargeback for my faulty MP-45.

    The QC issues alone meant I was very happy to get the PayPal refund for Hound. Will be ordering shortly from the ever reliable Ohmyprimus. Dennis is going to check mine over before sending it out.
     
  12. darwin

    darwin Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 7, 2013
    Posts:
    1,575
    Trophy Points:
    197
    Likes:
    +3,527
    Me too.
    They clearly took their f#####g time and, in an act of retaliation, i did not pay the mp lio convoy preorder...
     
  13. Virtual Venom

    Virtual Venom Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2012
    Posts:
    170
    Trophy Points:
    122
    Likes:
    +407
    Second batch is in at chosen prime. Wish me luck. I’m finally pulling the trigger on this mold. I hope the qc is improved.
     
  14. flynnibus

    flynnibus Masterpiece Addict

    Joined:
    May 22, 2014
    Posts:
    1,312
    Trophy Points:
    197
    Location:
    NorthernVA
    Likes:
    +716
    Ebay:
    So you can't address the points just continue on with your absurd comebacks and name calling.

    no I don't read tfw every hour...

    Your beliefs somehow ignore that until recent years... the MP line was plenty durable and able to be transformed without worry.
     
  15. flynnibus

    flynnibus Masterpiece Addict

    Joined:
    May 22, 2014
    Posts:
    1,312
    Trophy Points:
    197
    Location:
    NorthernVA
    Likes:
    +716
    Ebay:
    TT has taken "cosmic dust" to new levels. 35 years from now hound will be a pile of green debris
     
    • Like Like x 2
  16. betsuni

    betsuni I'm just here for the robots

    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2016
    Posts:
    3,976
    Trophy Points:
    222
    Likes:
    +5,043
    Please share your experience here and numbers.
     
    • Like Like x 4
  17. Xaxis

    Xaxis Multi-dimensional Traveler

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2002
    Posts:
    5,720
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    337
    Location:
    Near Mt. St. Hilary
    Likes:
    +12,858
    35 years from now I'll nearly be 80 and won't be far from being a pile of dust myself if I'm so lucky. In the meantime, I'm going to enjoy my still unfractured MP Hound for as long as he holds up.
     
    • Like Like x 6
  18. flynnibus

    flynnibus Masterpiece Addict

    Joined:
    May 22, 2014
    Posts:
    1,312
    Trophy Points:
    197
    Location:
    NorthernVA
    Likes:
    +716
    Ebay:
    this is self serving... price has to do with what they can get... not product quality or designer level stuff.

    I guess we quickly forget figures MP-27 and below...

    mans everyone can stop worrying about how complex transformations are or not... since people think that's something you shouldn't be doing anyway... smh
     
    • Like Like x 1
  19. Dean ML

    Dean ML Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2013
    Posts:
    13,812
    Trophy Points:
    277
    Likes:
    +32,004
    No doubt there are widespread manufacturing problems with Hound, but I've seen plenty of breakages with MP-05 Megatron and MP-09 Rodimus, I've seen MP-10 leg and backpack panels snapped off, plenty of fins that sheared off Laserbeak and Buzzsaw, cracks on the torso hinges on Ravage and the wings on Buzzbeak , cracks and breakages on Wheeljack's wings, Hot Rod visors broken off, rough looking chrome on MP-10 and Soundwave and Frumble, chrome that rubbed right off the vans and Hot Rod, paint that falls off Ratchet and Grapple, shoddy paint on Sideswipe, Prowl, both MPs Bumblebee, paint wear on the bottom of Soundwave's feet, scrape-off paint on Primal, arm panel breakages on Cheetor... Again, Hound's widespread plastic problems are inexcusable (mine's still crack free), but I strongly disagree that qc problems are new to the line, that everything was gold until recently.
     
    • Like Like x 21
  20. IwatchTV

    IwatchTV Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2018
    Posts:
    367
    Trophy Points:
    122
    Location:
    Llanfyllin, Wales
    Likes:
    +1,453
    Oh bugger. Never thought of it like that. I to will be near 80. Hope I'll still be here to see what remains of my figures :) .

    Anyway, I've got the money to drop on this figure.

    Have to wonder what the chances are of TT fixing the problems when the inevitable reissue comes.

    My finger is sorely tempted to click 'confirm' on my tfs-express order, but this is putting me off.
     
    Last edited: Feb 6, 2020
    • Like Like x 5