Masterpiece HOUND MP-47

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

  1. UtahRobotInDisguise

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    A friend offered his MP47 for "cheap" to me, I'd debating buying it. He's had it since Dec and it shows no cracks or chips. Is it safe to assume it's a "good" one and worth picking up? I have FT Willis so I'm not feeling Hound-deprived, but I am interested in seeing this "perfect design" in person.
     
  2. Trunkkey

    Trunkkey This Trukk turns into a Munky. Yesss...

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    Don't do it. wait for the rerelease.
     
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  3. BairdimusPrime

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    had mine on the shelf since my video review... took it out today just to have on my desk while i work.. new crack formed out of nowhere
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  4. HolyCulture

    HolyCulture I'm so much a toon guy that I framed Roger Rabbit.

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    Please don't purchase that toy from your 'friend'. I wouldn't sell my Hound to @Sam or @chchchch or @Phamduc. These guys are people I would call friends. Even if I haven't actually met them; I chat with them regularly outside of TFW. My Hound doesn't show signs of cracking and I wouldn't feel comfortable selling this toy to anyone. The figure will get returned to AMJ. Or it will go in the trash. I'm not accepting ANY 'will you sell for shipping' messages. Zero. No exceptions. TT wasn't privy to this fuck up, and I will forgive them. I will buy another hound when it's reissued.

    That all said, I think you should wait for the reissue as well. IMHO 90%+ of Hounds will fall apart in a few specific places. This isn't due to the engineering. It's because a factory tried to skimp on some costs after a contract was settled.

    Or you have some money to burn. if you can anticipate getting a faulty figure then you can enjoy it. I have this once.
     
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  5. Mr H

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    Has there been word of a rerelease?
     
  6. UtahRobotInDisguise

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    That's part of my thinking. I'm just surprised it's intact with no cracks after being transformed and displayed for 6 months. Figured by now it'd show something. My friend is getting out of toy collecting (his wife has the crazy idea that new babies are expensive) and was giving me "first dibs" before things go to ebay.
     
  7. kibble

    kibble Seeker style, yo!

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    If you're okay with a shelf queen or the deal is so good it's worth it even if it does break...then sure. But if 'cheap' is only cheap considering its original price, then I'd just wait for a reissue.
     
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  8. Sam

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    if you’re actually throwing them out please do send them to me. I want Hound’s hands for customs :lol 
     
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  9. Born with TF

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    Maybe If i’m Back in HK if he get reissued can buy him for less than 500 hkd. He is what he is, still have the FT Willy
     
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  10. e prime

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    Want to pull the trigger on this figure but the qc is inexcusable. For the 1st time I think I'm going to have to get the ko. Pity you can't sneeze within a 5 mile radius without cracking the figure...
     
  11. Trunkkey

    Trunkkey This Trukk turns into a Munky. Yesss...

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    No :(  but one can wish
     
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  12. UtahRobotInDisguise

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    Pulled the proverbial trigger. Worst case, I’m out a few bucks and put Willis back on display. Either way, I got a hell of a deal, and helped a friend get some cash during a tough economic time.
     
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  13. chchchch

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    I agree with @HolyCulture that there are zero "good ones" and it's a total probability game as far as how long a single copy goes without cracking. I certainly wouldn't pay anywhere near even the discounted AJ price for a used one, even to a friend, but if you got it REALLY cheap, I think you might find it to be worth it! I've still gotten tons of play/display value out of mine even with 10 or so breakage points and if by some weird turn of events a reissue never occurs, I'd rather have a broken copy of this particular Hound than none. Of course, I have a very limited collection, so it's easier for me to make this call than it might be for others!
     
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  14. SunSwipe5

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    Since I haven't ordered from them in awhile, does Amazon Japan still not charge until the item has arrived?
     
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    That’s rights. I believe that Amazon Japan will give you 7 days to pay once the item is in stock. I haven’t gone that route in years because I’ve always bought the gift cards and pre-paid my MPs off. But either route you go is a great route should you choose to buy from AJ.
     
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    That's my plan, to fill a AJ gift card with the equivalent of 200usd.
     
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  17. franpincho

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    No one should buy this as is.
     
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  18. Fafnir72

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    Great question. Hound was released last December 2019 and no word while Lioconvoy last February 2020 and slated for rerelease on September 2020. Either Takara wasn't able to move all units due to the beerbug or they all sold out (Lio). While Hound still is on 1st pressing. Really "more to it than meets the eye".
     
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    I can't agree enough
     
  20. UtahRobotInDisguise

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    Got the Hound today. Looked him over from head to toe, headlights to tailgate... no cracks yet. Transformation was pretty sweet. Still wish the head was on a flip panel instead of the godawful bar. Oh well... we’ll see how long he lasts.
     
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