Masterpiece V2 Starscream Coming!

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  1. deathsheadII

    deathsheadII Not a Bounty Hunter yes?

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    Well that worked out well, I just kept layering up around the inside edge , after a few coats the hole was able to be filled which allowed me to layer it higher , let it set overnight poked the hole out , put it back together and boom this leg can take his weight at last ! Just need to do
    the left knee now , i used the same fine needle syringe i used on the ankles to layer it up with droplets of polish...."edit" you need to get into those 2 notches too that hold that half of the ratchet teeth


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    I like it much better with the intakes like this:
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    Why does it take Hasbro Pulse so long?

    "This pre-order item will be available to ship on approx 10/18/2021"
     
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    It's crazy to think that when I 1st got my MP03 Walmart exclusive, I thought that it was the best thing to ever happen to the seeker mold as MP wasn't fully established yet.

    What a time to be a G1 fan!
     
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    It was for its time and for a number of years afterwards. Back then I don’t think any of us could’ve foreseen the strides in poseability Takara would make 15+ years later. For example the kind of shoulder articulation on MP-52, I didn’t expect that and was pleasantly surprised to see it. No other Starscream figure has that.
     
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  7. marioxb

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    I don't understand why they didn't make Skywarp and Thundercracker (two major G1 cartoon characters) officially numbered MPs 54 and 55. The reject characters Reboost and Nightbird should have been pluses instead.
     
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    I have no idea :)  TT hasn't been very consistent with this. If I were to guess it might be either that they're technically Takara Mall exclusives, or because they have no remolding. Then again, MP-28/MP-40 also had no remolding.
     
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  9. jackisking

    jackisking Yeah, the MP line is soooo dead

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    Simple, they dont believe they can sell enough TC and Skywarps as general releases to be worth the effort. For the most part they have been correct in their assumptions with the exceptions of Shockwave and now TC most mall exclusives are often put on discount over there
     
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  10. Nyarlahotep

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    My TC just arrived from Show.Z :O

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    Had this guy since he came out. Just noticed one of his guns fit loose in one of his arms
     
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  14. ZANTHERA

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    I just got my Starscream in from Kapow Toys today and man he's quite a handful to transform but overall I'm very happy with him. I think I even managed to get the last one from their October batch as when I looked at the page after ordering it said he was out of stock lol.

    I first checked everything to see if there was anything wrong like duplicate faces or large paint problems and thankfully there were none, all the correct faces and the paint on all of them looks good too. Though I did have a mild scare when checking if I ended up with two left or right pieces when it came to the hinges on the front of the wings that are for the underside panel.

    The first side looked wrong and didn't like to close properly so I was thinking I'd gotten two one sided hinges, however this same thing was present on the other side. Thankfully I'd not gotten two of the same hinge, the hinges were just on the wrong sides meaning I still had a left and a right. After I transformed him to robot mode and was nearly done transforming him back to jet mode I very gently flexed the wings to help the little indents over the nub which held the hinges in. I swapped the hinges over, put the wings back together and was very pleased to see that it was as simple as that. This might be the case for others who think they have two of the same hinge on theirs, they could just be swapped.

    EDIT: I've just done a search and found that another user posted about this exact same thing! looks like the hinges are so similar it's difficult to see which is which and they can end up swapped. Masterpiece V2 Starscream Coming! In fact there seem to be quite a few people who had this happen but unfortunately a few which I guess are the ones I remember seeing where they had two of the same side.

    There were a few other minor issues but not much to bother me really. I spotted a hair underneath the paint on his left chest intake where the dark grey paint is but it's only really visible really close up. There's also what looks like paint scratched into the jet mode canopy, I'm going to see if I can clean it but I think it might have actually dug into the plastic a bit. Other than that there were some mild paint issues but nothing I can't easily overlook. There is a little dot of red missing on the left wing fin but that gets folded over in robot mode anyway so I think I'll just leave it and maybe touch in that spot at a later date.

    I think I will have to do a tiny bit of shaving on the left wing tab as it absolutely did not want to go in and I gave it more force than I was comfortable with trying to get it to tab in, the right side was almost as bad but did go in so I might shave that one a really tiny amount to help.

    The transformation was really tricky and honestly it would be hard to recommend him for someone new to the Masterpiece line. I've had Masterpiece figures since 2006 and have both the G1 colours MP-3 and MP-11 which I got both new in 2008 and 2012 so I'm happy to add MP-52 to that collection. I'd say he's harder to transform than Megatron just with how much you have to keep out of the way and try to prevent flopping around but I reckon I can get used to it.

    I did accidentally cause some damage to him on the underside of the cockpit area where you separate it to compress it down, for some reason mine was just not having it and coming away like I saw in videos so the corners there ended up rounded off and damaged which sucks but it's hard to notice. I think I'll clean it up a bit with a blade since it's a bit ragged at the moment, that and some paint chipping was caused while transforming him. I didn't realise the nose cone would go into a hole and it ended up getting rammed into it and chipping a little at the end.

    I don't mind that so much though as I'm considering painting his nose cone the same blue as his other parts as my other two are like this. The nose cones on those however were moulded in blue so all I needed to do was remove the paint and expose the blue which was not the case this time, MP-52 has his nose cone moulded in grey plastic which I'm slightly disappointed about since now I need to try and paint match the blue or repaint all the blue if I want to do that.

    Speaking of paint I have to say I'm quite shocked that they chose such a dark shade for the red plastic considering they always knew some of it would be painted, it sticks out quite a lot and really should have been planned ahead for. Perhaps they were going to paint all the red plastic but found that the parts rubbed too much to move easily enough, I noticed that the figure shown on the box photos does have the unpainted pieces actually painted to match the rest of the red and not stick out so much.

    The inside of the shoulder intakes are even moulded in a brighter shade of red so I suspect the original plan was to paint all the darker red parts but they had already made it so the red paint looked correct when sprayed over the darker red plastic, if they made all the red the lighter shade then perhaps the red paint would no longer be as bright as they wanted.

    I'm not sure if anyone else had this happen but the panels you open to flip his hands out don't seem to want to tab in properly after getting the hands out, the left side more than the right which is a bit annoying. That brings me to the biggest let down of the figure which I know I'll just have to accept, that being the angle of the thumbs and the fact you can't rotate them at the base. I don't get why they chose the most unnatural angle to keep his thumb at and didn't even incorporate a rotation at its base. I'd have preferred that and having the last three fingers fused than all individual fingers and a thumb stuck at a really strange angle.

    I think that and the fact the stripes are missing on the vertical tail fins are the biggest bother for me but I wanted to get what will likely be the last Starscream to go with my others. I only have MP-36 Megatron and Tracks for other Masterpiece figures but really I'm kind of undecided on whether or not I want to try and gather them all up, especially with how much some of them can cost.

    In the end there are more good points about him than bad, I'm really pleased to get him after the journey of seeing the first teasers to the final release.
     
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    Transform it a few times before you have a go at shaving the wing tabs. Has become much easier on repeated transformations with both my copies of this mould.
     
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    Thanks for the great write-up. No-one has really mentioned it but the cockpit folding damage has certainly been my experience and I've seen this damage on various Youtube reviews. After slightly deforming the corner on Starscream, I was really careful with my Thundercracker... and I still deformed the plastic a little! It's a design fault where there is not enough clearance for the corners to pass each other.
     

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    If I remember I’ll post what I did to avoid that, that area was giving me trouble for a while too.
     
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    Its the FansToys Spotter accessory.
     
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    Thanks.