Masterpiece V2 Starscream Coming!

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

  1. Prime of Shadows

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    Bruticus would be 100% bought.
     
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  2. oku

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    Just an average midget.


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  3. Mike Witwicky

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    Followed promptly by Devastator, of course. Those might be my biggest wants from Takara.
     
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  4. AndyPurro

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    Soo anyone 3D printed coronation gear for this figure yet? Or are we still doing that Destron jet campaign?
     
  5. Gamerlingual

    Gamerlingual Moderator TFW2005 Supporter

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    Makes me wonder if I can get the coronation set after ordering the other 2 on Show Z. Otherwise, a KO coronation set to get with my official figures works for me.
     
  6. deathsheadII

    deathsheadII Not a Bounty Hunter yes?

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    that would be my preference too
     
  7. HolyCulture

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    If I had to choose one combiner to own and could own no other then Devastator would be the only choice I would make. A million times in a row. But I am comfortable knowing that Devy is eventually coming.... so bring on Raiden, and Bruticus, and Abominus for all I care. I'm 100% down with any of them!

    Jesus TT JUST SHOW US RAIDEN ALREADY FOR FUCK'S SAKE!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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  8. Mike Lundberg

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    I only recently received my MP-52 from BBTS. After thorough inspection, the few minor QC issues are pretty much paint application and part tolerance (small crack around the rear tailfin and left forearm that doesn't fully tab in). Fortunately, it doesn't appear to have the assembly related problems like poorly fired pins that caused cracking, or wrong accessories like duplicate faces, two of the same null ray, etc.

    Anyway, my copy came in the black Hasbro-issued outer box. I'm wondering if I benefited from getting an item that came off the assembly line near the end of the run, after workers had a chance to familiarize themselves with the assembly process. Of course, this theory would only work if the factory used some kind of first-in first-out process on the assembly line.

    Who else ordered through Pulse or another retailer that sent you a Hasbro-boxed Starcream--have you had any of the QC issues that appeared to plaque the figure during the first month it was out?
     
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    I think that is a good theory and I feel that way about the MPMs as well. Except with the MPMs the Takara run seems to happen after the Hasbro run so I've found that the Takara Japanese domestic version of the MPMs typically have slightly better QC. So you may be correct and the Hasbro boxed versions are made last and have slightly better QC. I'm just hoping those lessons learned on Starscream were applied to Thundercracker! We will find out pretty soon!
     
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  10. Mike Lundberg

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    Exactly! That's why I'm hoping that if there was some QC improvement over the course of Starscream, then we should see some significant gains for Thundercracker. Keeping my fingers crossed, though!
     
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    I got mine from BBTS. Mine is really good. No cracks, tight joints, great paint. The only issue is the circled part is really loose and falls off during transformation sometimes.
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    Lemmie see the hasbro box mate
     
  13. jackisking

    jackisking Yeah, the MP line is soooo dead

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    That may be an issue with the rivet, you might want to see if some future/kiki may tighten it up. If it comes completely out you might want to try replacing it with a small enough screw.
     
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    That's the one really iffy part about Starscream's transformation. Unless you do it just so in the shoulder area, you can't transform that wing point without attempting to flex it around the shoulder. And you don't want to do that, because flexing it will pry and unseat the small pin that's holding it it, making it loose.
     
  15. jackisking

    jackisking Yeah, the MP line is soooo dead

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    You can flip them over before doing the arms, you lose some of the ability to see whats going on when plugging the arms in , but that part ends up not coming in contact with anything.
     
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    Looks like he was thrown and landed on his feet with the anticipation of a a second attack or his own retaliation. Maybe 19+'s smoke effects could come in handy here. Looks fantastic. Too bad this figure almost makes photography too easy haha
     
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  19. mx-01 archon

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    I'm aware of that, but it's a somewhat unintuitive step, compared to the rest of his transformation that is relatively straight-forward and clean.
     
  20. Abigail Barajas

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    OMG POSES LIKE THAT MAKES ME SO JEALOUS, THIS TOY IS SO COOL
     
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