MP-43 Beast Wars Megatron

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Knightsword, May 9, 2018.

  1. PrimalPrime007

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    The swirly plastic in the crotch area is a bit of a concern. I'm no engineer so please correct me if wrong, but my understanding is that: it is generally lower quality/brittle plastic that's prone to swirling . If so then it's baffling that TT would use such plastic on stress prone area . My MP-32 Primal has zero sign of swirly plastic (unless the paints covered them up?) and the figure feels very rugged
     
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    Did any one else get a copy with bad black paint? I got paint chips on the black paint on the back of his legs and on his crotch. Also the sprues (at least that’s what I hope they are...) on his shoulder pads are so bad that the green paint there didn’t take and now there’s just 4 super obvious paint chips on the green paint on both shoulders.

    This wouldn’t be a big deal if this was XTB or MMC because they take care of you after the sale. But Takara does nothing like that and the only option is an exchange. Which I very very much believe everyone should do if they find their copy unacceptable. Forget the ppl who say you should put up with bad QC because “nothing’s perfect.” While true, HasTak is now charging Hot Toys prices so we should now fully expect (or even demand) Hot Toys level QC and after sale support. Better QC and after sale support costs money and they don’t want to do it unless they absolutely have to. And they’ll never have to if we all just roll over and accept terrible QC. But on the other hand, if we ignore the haters who seem to be okay with paying premium prices for below average work and use the only avenue that HasTak has given us to address the bad QC (i.e. exchanging your bad copy) then after it starts to cost them money they’ll finally pay attention to their QC. And that’s really the ONLY way they’re ever going to improve it. In fact, I’d even go as far as to say that if they see that their target audience is not only happily shelling out $500 for a figure with bad QC but they’re also actually defending the bad QC and not exchanging the items they’ll cut even more corners to increase profits even more. That’s how big business works. Money talks, so scream at them if you got a bad copy by exchanging it.

    I’ll get off my soapbox now because that turned into a rant from just a simple, genuine question lol.
     
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    The image you didn't know you wanted to see...
     
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  5. lord ginrai

    lord ginrai Proud member of the Cult of Scorponok

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    General Tekno Self-Styled #1 Lugnut Fan

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    He actually is being sold domestically through Diamond. But it's the same release with no changes to the toy.
     
  7. Optimus Prime15

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    Might have been covered already...anyone have any tips from getting his chest to tab together. Thanks in advance
     
  8. SPLIT LIP

    SPLIT LIP Be strong enough to be gentle

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    Make sure the folding panel that goes inside the chest is properly folded in half. It’s a double hinge and needs to be folded at both joints, and if it sticks out too far it stops the chest from closing.
     
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  9. Optimus Prime15

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    Thanks finally got it!
     
  10. ThisIsBadComedy

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    If you just use common sense you shouldn’t have any issues. Also a few transformation videos I’ve seen so far from unknowns are not good either and will cause damage. Pretty sure the one I watched before I transformed him the first time actually broke a tab in the vid and they didn’t know lol. Just follow the instructions and pay attention to what tabs are hooks and where they are and you’ll be fine. The issues I’ve seen popping up as far as breakage goes seems like they’re more user error than QC. Like it should be common sense not to grab the arms and legs to pull apart the very tight waist on that step, but apparently it’s not. We already know swirly plastic is weak, so it should be common sense not to put an immense amount of pressure on it, but again it’s not lol. And there’s no reason to have to put any pressure whatsoever on the weak swirly plastic crotch or on that massive backpack. You’ll naturally want to in a few steps though, but if you just keep in mind that you shouldn’t it’s fine. I found that holding him at the rib cage on those steps worked well. And just be careful with the backpack panels or just take them off while you transform. NBD.
     
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  11. CryptiniteDemon

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    Only 5 more years. They need to start releasing these faster.
     
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  12. mjaSoundwave

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    I am sooooooo glad I have been viewing these forums since Megatron became available for those in hand pictures. At the time I did not pre-order through Amazon Japan, I couldn't do a pre-order, and so I just assumed the cost would be the same as it was on BBTS. I am so glad that on 3/31 I went to Amazon.co.jp and low and behold he was available to order. I did have a weird thing though. When Megatron was placed in my shopping cart it was listed as sold by Amazon.co.jp, but when the order was finished it listed another vendor eおもちゃやさん as the seller, but it would be shipped and fulfilled via Amazon. So...with all this I was able to get him for $251.00 shipped saved $94.00 from BBTS price.

    I have been noticing though as the ones from sold by Amazon.co.jp would be available one instance and sell out the next. I am very glad that when I did my order for whatever reason it went to the other vendor, still fulfilled by Amazon. I got my ship notification last night so I should get him either tomorrow the 4th or the 5th.

    Hope this information helps out, as I thought it was odd how the order went through. And at one point I almost cancelled the order since it wasn't "fulfilled" by Amazon.co.jp, but I am glad I stuck with my original order as I got to witness the whole selling out and restocking on Amazon.co.jp site.

    Thank you all again for the head's up! I am very greatful to the members of this community as I cannot wait to get Megatron.....yessssssssss

    P.S. Any word on the possibility of a third party releasing a sound mod for David Kaye's Megatron. The Japanese voice doesn't do it for me.
     
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    Man, that sliding waist joint everyone is complaining about is so tight! It legitimately takes quite a bit of force to pull it open. I hold it in such a way such that my fingers are pulling on sections very close to the hip to minimize pulling on something incorrectly but man it makes me so damn nervous every time. the way it POPS out is terrifying. Ive read about how others were doing it and it doesn't really make a difference. My only fear is that when it pops out, because im already exerting so much force, that one day its just going to split in two. Does anyone know the exact points of contact where it is getting caught? Ive seen the two nubs that are on the sliding joint where the abs would be. I am wondering if i should shave those down with an xacto knife just to make that tolerance easier. but I dont want to do that if its something else that is being caught. hmmmmm
     
  14. Hoffman

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    Pretty sure it's just those. The should wear a bit over time.
     
  15. Actar

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    Man, I would sell my extra MP G1 Megatron to get some extra funds, but thanks to KOs flooding the market, I can't even get any significant return on it. (-.-)
     
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  16. ThisIsBadComedy

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    Yeah it’s pretty scary. I’m a big dude (6’2” 280 lb former college football player) and I’ve broken more things than I care to remember just from pulling joints just like that apart lol. I’ve been holding it on both sides of his rib cage then at the base of the joint when I do it and my heart skips a beat still every time. It has loosened up quite a bit though and not nearly as bad as that first transformation.
     
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  17. BluScorpio

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    Does anybody have any ideas as to how to tighten the waist rotation in robot mode?
     
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  18. Juraash

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    Hmmmm, my order from AmiAmi comes in at 275 shipped and I think the difference between it and my cancelled Amazon Japan order is just shipping costs. Still wavering, but it's still cheaper than a domestic option down the road.
     
  19. AndreyOfDoom

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    That's true they didn't require reinventing the wheel as their original Ultras were close in show accuracy compared to dinobot, Rhinox, Blackarachnia, terrorsaur which all looked terrible compared to their on screen.
     
  20. SunSwipe5

    SunSwipe5 Twin Hellion Masters Of Jet Judo

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    Mine just arrived. Holy guacamole, he's HUGE!
    I won't have time to properly look him over until later tonite, when I get home from work.

    :D 
     
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