Mp-19+ Smokescreen

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Jtprime17, Jun 12, 2019.

  1. RichP

    RichP Slick Doohickey

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    Completely understand, bud! At first I thought Smokescreen to be the most toon accurate back then with this helmet shape. After a while his face sculpt, and in particular his lips irked me. He had constant duck face imo, and I couldn’t unsee it.

    Half of me regrets not paying $10 extra with TCP back when they had him in stock. I expected delays because every NA store had them with MPs. I’m a little antsy now, but I’m also stir crazy from being stuck at home.

    I’ll take a pic of my package from Surethingtoys in a bit. That last sentence was starting to go in a bad direction. Mind = gutter
     
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  2. WinstoBot

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    Yeah, I know what you mean. It would be nice to have a little fun MP distraction from the daily limbo.
     
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  3. WyldeBill

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  4. Eastlosautobot

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    Got the email from TCP that Smokescreen will be available in "1" day! He's that much closer to arriving.
     
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  5. MnemonicSyntax

    MnemonicSyntax You know what happens to Messiahs, don't you?

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    I've never understood why some of the Autobots feet wheels didn't fold flat underneath so it could have an actual foot instead of half of a rollerskate.
     
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  6. Sam

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    If it was a choice between regular old feet or permanent roller skates I know what I'd choose!
     
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  7. Kamen Ranger Bat

    Kamen Ranger Bat That's what you say when someone kicks the...

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    now I want a set of those old heelys shoes
     

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  8. Ektris

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    Come onnn BBTS.. waiting on this guy to ship my pile of loot. Hope they get him in soon.
     
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  9. MnemonicSyntax

    MnemonicSyntax You know what happens to Messiahs, don't you?

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    Oh I'd choose skates too. Just not half a skate.
     
  10. WyldeBill

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    He just arrived form Hasbro Pulse. Air pillow in the box was completely deflated but looks like no damage.
     
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  11. Soundwave3k

    Soundwave3k TFW2005 Supporter

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    I just opened this bot and wow. I'm not a fan of the plain blue taillights but the paint on this thing is gorgeous and 98% perfectly applied from head to toe. There are also no unsightly seams all over him like some of the newer MP molds (I'm looking at you Hound, Bumblebee, and Prime). Having this bot in hand really makes me wish we could get the same finish and lack of paint chipping with the newer bots.
     
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  12. Kamen Ranger Bat

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    So I have a question for everyone that got him from takara and not hasbro

    Does anyone not want the die-cast pin?
     
  13. supervir2

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    Yeah, my POL expired and had to ship about 2 weeks ago. Smokescreen will likely start a new one for me:/
     
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    Problem that I just realized with this store is that ALL of the MP figures other than Wheeljack still says Pre-order. Even figures that came out damn near a year ago. So I’ll definitely will have to pass on this store sadly.
     
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    I dropped my BBTS preorder and instead ordered from TFsource last week.

    They came in today:

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    You make a good point. It’s doubly worrisome that the online shop is based out of NJ, a state hit very hard with the pandemic. They’re locked down tight. Not sure if they are getting inventory slowly or not at all. A lot of unknowns.
     
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  18. Grendel163

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    I wish TFSource would ship mine already. Ordered 4 days ago and paid for priority shipping. They said its still in que for shipping... soon... ish.
     
  19. GX9901DoubleX

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    I'm usually not too interested in repaints, but MP-19+ (and also MP-18+) looked really good to me in pictures and I ended up getting them. I thought MP-18+ looked OK in hand, but MP-19+ really looks even better in hand than pictures suggested. It might be my favorite repaint ever.

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    My Datsun brothers set. Probably won't be getting MP-17+ unless I see a great deal on it, as the repaint on that one doesn't look that compelling to me.
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  20. Ektris

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    At long last, I got mine in from BBTS. I'm really pleased with him. I've been a bit indifferent to the Plus repaints so far, but Smokescreen here looks really sharp. Love the clean cartoon look in this case.

    At first I did think I had a problem with some tolerances getting the roof to tab into the back of the hood in robot mode (it would just pop open the chest connection), but turns out I just wasn't tabbing that front side in all the way. Of the 3 versions of this mold I now have, this one is by far the tightest to tab in all the way there. Was rather taken aback by how much force I needed to exert to get it in. Not looking forward to transforming back now heh.