MP-14C Clampdown

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by optimalprimus, Sep 11, 2015.

  1. Sixo

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    Thanks so much! I had a lot of fun writing it. I'm going to try and do more shorter first impression reviews like this, and if I get time will have a go at doing Road Rage and maybe red Bumble too.

    I also have a couple of 3P full reviews that I need to do though, so time is tight! Not complaining though. :D 
     
  2. glinthos

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    Yeah,he has his bar flipped forward compared to Red. Easy enough to pull it out and mount it rearward, but then the tray cover won't fit.
     
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    I flipped mine before taking all the pics etc. and no issues.
     
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    I'll be damned, I didn't even give the 'Drivers a second look! My CD has the same l'il beauty mark as well, it looks like there may have been a tiny bump in the mould. It matters little to me though, I'm more annoyed by his complete ineptitude at holding his weapon. Why I didn't order more KP-10 hands I'll never know. Other than his hands he's become my third favourite carbot after Tracks and Bee, and just ahead of MP-18B and Wheeljack. I hope Deep Cover looks as good!

    That's funny, that means that the production sample sent to whomever creates the packaging had the bar around backwards as well. I guess they deliberately wanted to make him look as different as possible from Red Alert, but didn't bother to remold the lightbar to fit flush backwards. I would have left it alone if it didn't have that gap at the front. And I'm too lazy to shave the underside of the bar so that it sits flat the way he's packaged. :D 

    Good eye though, I love these peculiar little insights and details.
     
  5. DesertDog

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    Just a "heads up"(sorry) some Clampdowns may be more Diaclone accurate than others. :cool: 

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  6. autotronprime

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    Just got CD today. They still haven't cleaned up the sloppy paint application on this mold. Tracks and Roadrage's paint application process should have been used on this guy IMO. The white and red paint are super thick. Mine also cannot tab his gun into either of his hands. Sorry just frustrated with this....
     
  7. slugslinger2004

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    I've read a lot about Clampdown's gun not being able to tab properly into his hand. Is this a common issue with this mold? My KO Sideswipe cannot hold it's gun but I figured that's the breaks when buying junk. I had a MP Red Alert a while ago but don't recall it having any issues like this.
     
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    Great photos and write-up, Sixo! So glad Clamp Down is part of my Masterpiece Autobot team (still need to open mine)!
     
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    I still need to ship mine :p 
     
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    Thanks, Ragnar! Hope you enjoy him. :) 
     
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    Just transformed mine and he's missing one of the fake tires on the shoulder. That should be a fun replacement part to hunt down :mad 

    While I don't want to resort to spending more money, it's times like this that I'm glad Takasa Tony is around :tongue: 
     
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    Cheers dude!

    All the best
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    Love the pictures and review. So glad I picked up MP Clampdown at the end of last year. Now I just need to track down an official MP Tigertrack to make my MP Diaclone collection current.
     
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    Maz, your review was a blast as always. Thorough, articulate, enthusiastic yet fair, and as knowledgeable as anyone. I might have to steal some of those fantastic poses for my Sideswipe and Red Alert!
     
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    Oh lovely Tigertrack, what a marvel. Be careful not to get saddled with a KO!

    Why not for your Clampdown? :) 

    Thanks so much for the kind words, guys. I am loving these shorter MP-based articles on my own blog so much. I hope Red Bee and Thundercracker should be up soon.

    All the best
    Maz
     
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    Maz I can't wait to see that group with Deep Cover. Great work
     
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    Don't tempt me! Straying from my collecting goals is a slipper and expensive slope :)  Thankfully I get to enjoy them vicariously through photos and articles like yours!

    Can't wait for your write ups/shoots on TC and Red Boby!
     
  20. Maz

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    Thanks man! Deep Cover, Powered Convoy repaint of MP-22 Magnus, Black Diaclone Tracks....maybe one day an all gold chrome Fairlady Z :) 

    Robot mode shoot of TC is up and around online, Red Boby needs a few more shots too but maybe I can do all of that tonight!

    All the best
    Maz