Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by PoweredConvoy, Jul 5, 2020.
Dude, that chocking shot!
Beautiful shots you all!!!!
Did you paint the inside of his mouth black? Seems like he needs it from some prior photos. I was thinking vantablack or something similar.
Lol no. That was just the light above casting a sharp, hard shadow on him
No fancy photo but just proof that I have one. Just got it today and my first impression is that I LIKE it. The transformation is extremely fun. I sort of question why they went with the faux chest when the actual cockpit sits in the same spot but I haven't taken a very close look. The wing and backpack doesn't look as busy as I thought it did in photos. I feel like it tidies up very well. The plastic doesn't feel very dense. Kind of reminds me of the plastic they used on Hound but I'm less concerned of breakages.
Because they wanted as much realistic jet detail where possible (the kibbly undercarriage is an intentional design choice to match the animation), while still aiming for an animation accurate robot mode. The shape and details are different between the animation chest and an F-15 cockpit.
I ain't mad at it. Looks good.
Mine should arrive tomorrow. Anticipation is high, though I am a bit wary of any potential issues. Fingers crossed!
Quick question I read the faux cockpit is meant to slide in to give more clearance for the rectangular part that covers it in jet mode, does the whole piece slide or just one side?
Whole piece does using 2 tabs near the top, on the sides of it, within the chest. Sometimes 1 side will push in more than the other rather than both being pushed in at the same time. I usually push in near the top, at the raised/unpainted part of the canopy but very gently as it’s made of translucent plastic. You’ll know if it’s the correct spot if the cover in jet mode is able to slot into the sides of the torso(this is subtle so you may not feel it at 1st, it doesn’t really click into place and there’s the bare minimum clearance between the faux canopy and the hinge for the cover).
He's here! I'm very happy with him. QC issues present on mine: cracks on the tailfin bits (one a bit larger, but it does not seem to be a problem). The knees and ankles (no cracks btw! Whew...) could be stronger, but are not egregious. Some fairly minor paint issus, but n the whole the paint seems more durable than on MP-44 or MP-36. He is back heavy, and has some stability issues, but he certainly is much better than MP-11. Don't regret buying him (which was my major fear). Can't wait for the rest of the seekers
Day 2. I'm raising my impression from LIKE to LOVE. This is freaking amazing. I had to decompress mentally the drama and strain as a collector to really give this a second look with a fresh mind.
I've either heard or read the argument: if you have Maketoys then you can pass on this. I absolutely do not agree with that. Matter of fact, I originally pre-ordered this on Amazon.jp when it was first announced and when I watched Bobby Skullface's review, I literally canceled my pre-order. To be more specific, few months after I pre-ordered it, I ran into credit card problem and I got a new card and number but did not update my payment info on amazon.jp. In reality i allowed amazon.jp to cancel my order on that basis as I was past the point where I could actually cancel my pre-order purposely.
I'm not knocking Bobby as I'm a huge fan and I'm very accustomed to how he rates and feels about things.
I just felt very uneasy about missing out on this so I recently made an order on amazon.jp (from a private seller and not Takara because it was sold out). Paid substantially more than the initial order.
When I got this yesterday, I will admit, I was expecting to not be as impressed. I feel that I had a bias toward Maketoys. Afterall, one can recall Starscream before maketoys being absolutely unacceptable. So much that it even bred 3rd party companies that solely aimed to improve on the model with some success and popularity.
Then Maketoys happened which shattered all hopelessness and the whole MP community rejoiced and it became the gold standard. I think it was due to the absence of any Starscream to come after Maketoys for so long, that its reputation became further imbedded in the Fandom. Had the time of release between this and maketoys been like Apolyon and MP Megatron, the conversation would be much different. I could say that Apolyon is actually just fine too but have you tried MP megatron?! Kinda how I feel about maketoys and this.
Just throwing this out there again on the off chance I get lucky, but does anyone happen to have a spare smiling face that they'd be willing to part with for cash/a stoic face/other favours? As in this one:
I was hoping there'd be an equal number of people having duplicate smiling faces as there were those with duplicate stoic faces so that people could swap what they need but that doesn't seem to have been the case
I wondered if I would be capable of doing him in a running pose. These are the results:
They probably weren't mixed up, but someone grabbed doubles of the same face. I dont think anyone has found an exchange partner.
Same boat here.
Not the whole MP community rejoiced. I agree that Maketoys Meteor looked better than the official version at the time, but it was never good enough for me to consider buying one to replace my MP-11 (and I know I’m not alone in that). I figured that TakaraTomy would eventually redo the Deceptijets and would do an outstanding job with them.
Glad to see that your views on MP-52 have ended up where they are. I don’t care if someone prefers unofficial over official, but I do love seeing posts like yours that acknowledge when TT hits it out of the park.
Selling mine for anyone interested, don’t see any cracking on mine
@Sam came through like a champ and sent some spare legs. Starscream just came out of surgery.
Right spare leg had a dodgy knee so I cannibalized my old one and mixed it with parts I needed of his good one. Total left leg swap so no more busted ankle rivet
few broken spare parts left over I might spray them grey for a Galvatron ashes display.
Starscream you miserable coward, it’s over
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