Masterpiece V2 Starscream Coming!

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by PoweredConvoy, Jul 5, 2020.

  1. gbm

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    I hear ya.

    Oddly enough, I just bought Inferno a few days ago; should be here this week.
     
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    After playing around with this a bit, I truly believe this crack is merely a one-and-done. There is no indication that after that initial "crack", it'll progress any further. Looks like that initial turn of the stabilizer gave it a snap, but now there's no reason for it to keep going on.

    No need to stress.
     
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    But there was no initial turn on my part. This is a crack when I havent even taken it out of the clam shell yet. Luckily I have my MPs in bot mode so it's pretty much hidden. Still a shit thing on such an otherwise awesome looking figure. Very similar to the tiny crack I had on Hound's cannon arm.
     
  4. Shockwave81

    Shockwave81 Protecting Cybertron from all hostile threats Moderator TFW2005 Supporter

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    Do share your thoughts when you get him. :) 
     
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  5. gbm

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    Right, but that means someone did already; in the factory obviously.

    What I'm saying is, it already happened, be it you or someone else; but I really don't see it furthering.
     
  6. Shin Densetsu

    Shin Densetsu I WILL DESTROY YOU Super Mod

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    Meanwhile went for another transformation cycle. 1 engine nozzle was always easier to extend than the other and I found out why(see dark grey piece):
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    Arghhh luckily the crack doesn’t widen when the nozzle is extended or retracted and the other size isn’t cracked. This is where a solid pin was used also.

    All the cracks I’ve noticed on my copy I noticed are on plastic that doesn’t feel prone to cracking. So for now, I don’t think most of the cracks will get worse. I think the cracks are occurring due to how these are assembled(with the firing of the pins/rivets into the plastic).

    Also noticed that the faux canopy can push forward a few millimeters and also push in a few millimeters. Pushing in/compressing it in jet mode is the only way for the cover to clip on within the underbody(and even then it’s a shallow clip). Pushing in the bottom and pushing the top forward in robot mode helps free the ab crunch I think.

    Not sure if this is supposed to happen but sometimes when enabling the ab crunch, a light grey clip on the right side of the bottom torso unclips.

    Also in jet mode, the way the rear landing gear are handled here is better than on MP-03/11 where either looked like the jet was resting on its belly or landing gear doors. There’s definitely more distance between the rear tires here and the underbody by comparison.

    Best way I can describe the jet mode is take the Sunbow animation model and whatever jet parts are shown(for example some of the robot parts like the knees could be seen on the animation model the animators would reference) have detail from the F-15. So while this is figure is based on the animation, it still does have some realistic details as to not leave the jet mode look basic/plain as hell. It’s a good mix.

    Good chance it won’t, at least for now.
     
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    Seriously... What's wrong with Takara's plastic mix?
     
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    opoptimus SUN WUKONG, not Son Goku.

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    Exactly my point.

    China is probably getting too expensive to go back to now for TT. With these less experienced/qualified Vietnamese factories, they didn't even think to account for the fact that their design needs to facilitate ease of production by the looks of it.

    But even TT used a better factory, and the tolerances were right/pin shot in properly etc, this is still a sh!tty design to begin with imo. The friction won't last for too long. I get it they're saving space in the shin to accommodate transformation, but what's the point of all this great articulation they've put in if the figure can't even barely establish a solid foundation to stand on its own....
     
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    I've got the same thing. I'm not sure if every copy has this problem, or just some. I went from "I can't wait to get him" to "maybe I should have stayed with MP-11" :( 
    Are there people who don't have the problem with the foot/feet?
    MPs had their problems in the past, but the ones they've had recently (MP-44's ankle, MP-47, MP-52) are ludicrous. For the first time I'm thinking about giving up buying new TFs.
     
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  10. 4249david

    4249david Autobot's chief customs agent, apparently...

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    Right here!

    Only issue with my copy is a small paint chip on the die cast intakes. I'll touch that up and that's all that's wrong with mine.
     
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    Just opened both of mine. Both are flawless on all accounts. Don't want to sound like I'm gloating or smug. Just don't want only the "Mine's broken" comments to be the only reports. Sorry to everyone with problems with their damaged toys.
     
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    Apologies if this has been mentioned before but for those who might feel that Starscream is not tall enough can consider extending the thrusters and the landing gears and he will reach Megatron's shoulder perfectly. :D 

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    'Rollerskating Starscream', he's king of the sentient robot rollerskating scene
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    :D 
     
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    mine should be with me in the next couple of hours and worried mine will be cracked too , you would think after hound they would sort this shit out! they charge enough for them and obviously not enough qc testing before letting them out of the gate
     
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    Thanks - I don't think it's gloating or being smug. I know that it sucks to get an expensive item that's defective, and I truly appreciate all the people talking about the problems they had with theirs - I prefer to know if something might be wrong and know how to solve the problem - but at times I get the feeling that I'm not buying an awesome figure but certain disappointment. It's nice to know that there is a chance that I won't get one that can't stand or will be damaged to the degree that It won't be able to stand or be posed.
     
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    He's here! What a much-needed update! The original MP feels so, so light, flimsy, and unpolished in comparison.

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    A gorgeous looking figure, with a beautiful paint app that makes it pop. I have a tiny crack on mine near the rear stabiliser, but hopefully that's the only QC issue on this one!

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    For it's time, it's a great release (Though the change from the original MP11-ish prototype to its actual release model was a weird decision, probably a Kawamori thing). I still love my Mp-03 to bits, so once MP-52 is in MP-03 will still look great in alt mode.
     
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    When is your review up?
     
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    the same way they make any other curved part on it