Masterpiece V2 Starscream Coming!

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

  1. Destructimis Prime

    Destructimis Prime We have Landed

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    Thanks @Dean ML you as well :) 
    I’m loving the figure. The transformation was really fun and intuitive. He has tons of personality. I can’t wait to have more time to play with him later this weekend.
    I do have issues with the ankles being loose. No cracks. I’ve done two sessions of floor polish the last one being last night so I’ll see if that has any impact. If not I’ll add more. My left forearm cover does secure well but some polish there will fix that up too. There’s something off with the paint on my smirking face. The eyes look wonky and there is missed paint on the mouth. I want to see if I can fix it because that would be my preferred face but the smile I like too and makes him look like he’s up to something.
     
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  2. Fafnir72

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    Since we all been focusing on the bad, why not some sunshine?

    1. Those nullrays. Who would have thought to make them collapsible and add the option to attach on those extensions? MP Moment!

    2. Making those vertical stabilizers fold onto the sandwich back wings? There bye getting rid o the kind of an eyesore on the ankles ever since the G1 F-15 Eagle acrobat type from Diaclone. MP Moment!

    3. Folding those mini(?) vertical stabilizers (again, correct me folks) into his shins (who'd have thought of that? Though kinda reminds me of MP Hound). MP Moment!

    4. The false cockpit.........not an MP Moment but a fair give and take to make him anime accurate ( you've come a long way baby since MP-11, that difference between the neck and shoulder always bugged me).

    5. The OG G1 had that no locking cockpit issue which kind off carried over into the MP version, now no more swinging loose cockpit chest.

    6. Great use of a backpack. Not too obtrusive (or is it just a optical illusion of sorts?)

    7. Not gonna complain on the lack of waist swivel.
     
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  3. Fafnir72

    Fafnir72 Well-Known Member

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    Smirk face has a chipped tooth ( do robots go to a cyber dentist?)!:lol 
     
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  4. Legate

    Legate Plastic Crack Addict

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  5. aurance

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    God dammit guys, I don't give a crap if it's 3p or TT, whatever figure I buy I just want them to not be QC roulettes. The 3p vs. TT discussions are just a distraction from helping people figure out whether they should buy this thing or not from a QC standpoint.

    I definitely wanted to pick up the Skywarp version of this but for this level of expense I shouldn't have to pan-fry-saute-sous-vide my $200+ toy and/or have it come with cracks (regardless of whoever made it). If that's the case I'd rather not get it and I don't think I'd be the only one.
     
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  6. Legate

    Legate Plastic Crack Addict

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    I can't hold any sympathy for people complaining about the lack of waist swivel. We all knew early on this thing wasn't going to have that feature, the design simply didn't allow for it.
    If you're carrying on like you were swindled or the design is trash because of that one "flaw", you have only yourself and your false expectations to blame. It's not the toy's or Takara's fault.
     
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  7. Fafnir72

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    Mine didn't have a crack.........waaait, that didn't sound right!:drunk 
     
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  8. Arie

    Arie One Man Army

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    Looks like the plastic inside your right air intake is slightly misformed. It caused mine to to not fit properly. Hope yours is working fine.
     
  9. jackisking

    jackisking Yeah, the MP line is soooo dead

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    Once you saw how the nosecone broke down to fit in his back, it was like " Okay, I see why"
    Then again dollars to donuts the people complaining about a lack of waist swivel probably don't complain about lack of full elbow and knee articulation which is also "pretty basic"
     
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  10. Shin Densetsu

    Shin Densetsu I WILL DESTROY YOU Super Mod

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    Hopefully by the time Skywarp rolls out the cracks will be a thing of the past isolated to MP-52. Since they’re pin assembly issues, the factory would probably have already addressed them by the time they work on Thundercracker. Just to be on the safe side though, if I want them I’ll probably just wait for reviews and order after the 1st few weeks to see if they turned out fine, rather than preordering.
     
  11. Ratzo99

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    It's NOT ok, but the 3rd party alternatives are ugly, so...whatcha gonna do?
    If you don't like it, don't buy it...or buy a KO (just make sure you don't cry if/when the officials stop getting produced due to lack of sales from being undercut by KO'ers).

    Sidenote: I'm sure you're aware, but you come across as extremely obnoxious.
     
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  12. BrutiKing

    BrutiKing Everything, right now, shining in hope.

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    What about the chest piece’s screws stripping and falling off haha… I also had the purple paint come off with my yellow windows. Just left it be, it’s not too noticeable luckily.
     
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  13. treatment

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    Not sure if I should make a separate thread or what, but I'm gonna ask about it here first.

    For those of you that have returned your MP-52 for the specific issues like the various cracks and have already received replacement,
    • does the replacement still have the same issue(s) ?
    • does it have a new issue(s) ?
    • which shop did you used ?
    Your input are appreciated.
     
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  14. Stryder Wolfe

    Stryder Wolfe Is it...Safe???

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    @Sam here ya go bud I took close-ups (slightly too close some are blurry) for you. Five faces of darkness! (Well six if you count the one he’s wearing!)

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  15. Dean ML

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    Man I love when figures can pull off a double handed gun grip!
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  16. WinstoBot

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    I’m assuming Amjp made you send back the first copy of 52 BEFORE they sent you a replacement?
     
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  17. Liampope

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    Not to mention, didn't that MP-36 barrel break happen to like one person who admited it was his own fault? But shouldn't let reality get in the way of making a nice TT bashing meme!

    I mean coulda just used Hound instead and it woulda been legit slamdunk truth and put us all in our place! Missed opportunity. :) 
     
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  18. Silvershot

    Silvershot On The Double Dutch Bus

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    I always think about that when I watch Optimus spit out teeth in ROTF.
     
  19. The Allspice

    The Allspice Seasoning is the right of all sentient beings!

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  20. Silvershot

    Silvershot On The Double Dutch Bus

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    Nope - they send out the replacement first, and if they don't receive the original within 30 days, they charge your card for it.
     
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