Masterpiece HOUND MP-47

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

  1. Dean ML

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    Nice, man! Such a great alt! You're making me want to give the transform another shot...
     
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  2. crazyman

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    Did a thorough look see for any cracks and none on the new alt mode display. But who knows about the tests of time will do.
     
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  3. skynet1O1

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    Haven’t posted in a long time but damn it’s sad to see that it wasn’t just me who’s had problems with Hound. My first hound broke from the rear swinging door in its first transformation. It snapped right off. The plastic is so thin all over it’s no wonder it broke. Amazon replace it but I’ve yet to transform it at all in fear it’ll break or I’ll find cracks.
     
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  4. UtahRobotInDisguise

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    Just took Hound out to look over again... still no cracks! (Knock on wood).

    hope my luck holds out and he’s a good one forever.
     
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  5. Jarrod

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    I've transformed my several times since his 2 week crack-a-thon months ago, with no further damage. I did, of course, glue the cracks first.
     
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  6. AndyPurro

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    What makes you say that?
     
  7. AndyPurro

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    Also still no news of the reissue?
     
  8. ThatGuyCalledBlaster

    ThatGuyCalledBlaster No relation to the Autobot, ironically. TFW2005 Supporter

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    Absolutely nothing as of yet, mi amigo.
     
  9. AndyPurro

    AndyPurro Cancerous Pyro Main

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    I honestly don’t think that the reissue will fix anything tbh, going off with how people were complaning about MP-49 not fixing the knee issue.

    Especially since with all this trade wars and this pandemic drastically making Takara having to cut some corners using cheaper materials
     
  10. UtahRobotInDisguise

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    trade war doesn’t affect Masterpiece. Takara makes product only for Japan. Hasbro takes whatever Takara does and produces extra for the world market. So if Takara fixes hound, Hasbro will just use said fixes because that’s been their relationship since 1984. Takara handles most of the designs, Hasbro handles the marketing. I’ve heard nothing about Takara being required to cut corners or go cheap. Source?
     
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  11. AndyPurro

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    I don't have a source on that, It's one of my theories on why the plastic was so bad
     
  12. franpincho

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    They used shit materias and they need to rectify the issue by reissuing hound with normal plastic and not the crappy one they “experimented with” or whatever.
     
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  13. BIOMEC

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    I doubt that was the case, I think it's more likely that the plastic was not mixed or molded properly.
     
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    Not only the plastic, but the parts are thin in spots where they could have been thicker or designed a bit better. I love the transformation on this figure, and I think it’s one of the best looking MP’s TT has released so far. There are several really cool moments during the transformation, it’s such a drag it had so many issues with QC. I think the floating neck is a little shy of perfection and the rocket launcher armature could have been handled differently, but it’s unique and quite an interesting approach.
     
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  15. Nyarlahotep

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    I really want to pick this figure up, are all of them affected by these QC issues? It just sounds like a nightmare going by this thread.
     
  16. 4249david

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    Yes, basically. It's the extent that differs. There are occasional ones with no cracks but only a very small percentage. From there it ranges from a very common crack on the neck armature to hinges splitting and panels cracking or falling off.

    The view thus far is to wait for reissue, toy version or Detritus version...or see how the KO works out. Going off the MP44 KO though, which didn't fix the knee, there's no guarantee...although how they'd replicate the plastic mix that is clearly at fault here, I don't know. YMMV there!
     
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  17. Nyarlahotep

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    I had MP44 KO on preorder and opted to get the official release a while back. I also have the KO MP Hound on preorder, I just hope that one turns out better.
     
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  18. franpincho

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    How did that 44 KO turn out? Is it the best thing since slice bread some were claiming it to be?
     
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  19. lord ginrai

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    Nope. Bare plastic and still has the knee issue.
     
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  20. Nyarlahotep

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    I actually cancelled it before it came out and kinda glad I did. Fearing the KO Hound is going to be more of the same.