Masterpiece HOUND MP-47

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

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  1. Alph

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    I was wondering, what about an Asian release with the collectors coin? Is there any chance of that, or has it already happened and had bad plastic too? I know they fixed a lot of problems with MP-09 when they eventually did the collectors coin release in Asian markets, and I've seen various other characters with collectors coin releases, but I don't know if it's something that happens for every figure.
     
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    Me too. I have my original and NO cracks. BUT Theres that looming matter of when, not if it will crack. I'm tired of handling him with super delicate care.
     
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    Have they announced an improved re-release or are we all just hoping at this point?
     
  4. Teletran-1

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    Just thoughts and prayers
     
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  5. REDEEMED

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    I was browsing BBTS today and noticed they had a pre order up for Hound. At a staggering price of 199.99
    Is this really just more of the original run or could it possibly be a reissue?
     
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  6. Shin Densetsu

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    Just curious, were all the cracks on Hound on areas where threaded flathead pins or rivets were fired through?
     
  7. Sy-Rein

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    I don’t think so. If I remember correctly there are issues with simple pinned joints in a lot of cases.
     
  8. Xaxis

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    Nope. One of the most common fracture spots was the shoulder launcher joint assembly behind Hound’s head, which was held together by a screw.

    There were also many cases of the “door” panels or other panel pieces fracturing in places where there was no joint of any kind.
     
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  9. Shin Densetsu

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    Interesting. Hope that’s addressed on any future release of this mold
     
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  10. Xaxis

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    All evidence suggests it was an issue with the materials, and likely due to a mistake made during the manufacturing process (such as not properly drying the plastic pellets). If that’s true, then a reissue should solve the problem.
     
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  11. Mike Witwicky

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    Is the reissue a definite? Pretty sure I heard about it in one of the YouTube reviews.
     
  12. Delduwath

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    There is absolutely no indication of a reissue happening.
     
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  13. M Alex

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    I need advice. I'm thinking about getting him. I've got a FT Hound, which I'll keep either way (present from my wife), but I really wanted to check this guy out. Also, Hound was always a favorite of mine. I have the chance to get one fairly cheaply, but I don't want to spend money on something that will crumble to pieces.

    So the situation is as follows:I don't particularly often transform my figures, though this happens sometimes. I like to pose them, and this is what I do most with them. I like how he looks, I like the articulation: I've seen a lot of people mentioning that it's one of the best MP - apart from that cracking issue.

    My question is this: is it throwing money away, or is he fixable/usable with the most common cracks? Is he usable after a year?

    The KO is to wonky for my taste.
     
  14. MegaMoonMan

    MegaMoonMan OFFICIAL MMM REP

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    Not sure what you mean by the KO being "wonky", mine is just as good (better in some cases) than an official release. The official is a near guaranteed crumbling mess all around, while the KO might come with a gun assembled slightly wrong (mine didn't). There's no contest as to which deserves the money. I've transformed my KO back and forth 5 or 6 times now with absolutely no issues.

    Did Takara ever even admit they fucked up or do anything to fix it? Not that I've ever heard.
     
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  15. Shin Densetsu

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    Just rumors that they stopped using the factory that produced it, nothing concrete/confirmed
     
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    I think I've probably transformed my MP-47 around that many times and the only problem I had was a small crack where the screw is at the back of the shoulder cannon armature.

    I haven't messed with him much since release, but I did put him though the rounds pretty well back then and transformed him to robot and back a while back.
     
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    Unlike Encore FireConvoy which even Amiami pulled out of their catalog none.
     
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    The reviews I watched showed him to be looser in terms of tolerances, to the extent of not being able to hold a pose.
     
  19. fschuler

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    I think your odds of getting a decent copy of the KO are better than the odds of getting a decent copy of the official. My official had a misassembled shoulder right out of the box and has since developed several cracks. The cracks didn’t appear until well after the return period ended. It’s a roll of the dice on this one. If it weren’t for the issues, he’d be one of my favorite MPs.
     
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  20. Zentropy

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    I wish I hadn’t customized my MP-47 because it’s otherwise like new. For whatever reason, it has no cracks or QC issues. The plastic doesn’t feel good, but it’s held up fine.
     
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