MP-43 Beast Wars Megatron

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

  1. Goldimus Prime

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    Glad to hear you're getting a replacement!
    I sent my broken one back to Amazon Japan. I'm keeping the credit there for now and awaiting MP-44's release. I did just work out a partial trade/purchase with a fellow board member here for new MP-43. I'm pretty excited to return him to the Beast Wars roster. :) 
     
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  2. Sammael

    Sammael MightyMegatron from ATT

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    Yes.
     
  3. Booster Gold

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    Excellent news! I had the same experience with Anime Export and a Spider-man figure I got from them. It took a while and I had to pay return postage but I got it replaced. I hope your replacement is in perfect condition.
     
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  4. nuropa

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    I just got email, refund $20 back for it

    This refund is for the following items.

    Item: トランスフォーマー マスターピース MP-43 メガトロン (ビーストウォーズ)
    Quantity: 1
    ASIN: B07FJNDNVX
    Reason: Export fee reduced

    Details of the refund are as follows:

    Export Charge: ¥2,029
     
  5. SPLIT LIP

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    Yup, just got a refund. Didn’t even know I was overcharged.

    Good guy AJ. This is why I love them.
     
  6. ElekTriC

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    uhm no?
     
  7. Paco Grande

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    Yup me too. I expected it because I often get refunds for import fees from AJ. I got 2063 Yen back which is $25 Canadian right now.

    I think the reason is that they charge you import fees for the price you preorder at. And then when the price drops during the preorder period they don’t drop the import fees with it. So eventually you are refunded the difference. I believe I ordered Megs at full price before the 30% discount kicked in.
     
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  8. alldarker

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    So yup, as expected, I also got a refund. JPY 2,120 in my case. Looks like they now cater to English speaking customers with e-mails sent in English, which makes it even easier.
     
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  9. LipSmack

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    Sweet just got two refunds, one for 300yen and another for 1100yen
     
  10. iuJacob

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    Primal Sabbath mentioned something about an English(?) slip cover or something? I was unclear on what exactly was on it.

    Does anyone have any pictures?
     
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  12. iuJacob

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  13. oku

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    I shipped one to China and got less than $2 refund. :confused: 
     
  14. Samus Aran

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    Picked up this bad boy yesterday. He is magnificent and marvelous as befitting the glorious Predacon leader, but he was way too expensive. It also kinda sucks that he has a Japanese-only voice gimmick that only serves to skyrocket up the price even further, I'm not even bothering with the voicebox for mine because it ruins the immersion (if it was simply Chiba doing a Japanese imitation/interpretation of Kaye's original it'd be amazing, but the Japanese BW dub and its characters are butchered beyond belief afaik - which is especially ironic considering this toy is for adults and many older Japanese BW fans like Ichikawa have vocally decried their own dub). Mine seemed to have a couple hairline marks in the crotch but it didn't seem to break since I was careful with it, however getting him back into dino mode is hell. It's so frustrating to align all the panels and then make sure there are no gaps between them that make him unstable.

    I'm not in a good financial situation at all and so I'm considering reselling my Megs (it was a bizarre impulse buy that I had an entire existential crisis over), but damn if I don't find him to be one of the best Transformers (and even dinosaur toys) I ever owned.

    As far as Japanese dubs go, it would have been great if the show got a darker and more accurate/faithful redub. I think Norio Wakamoto (the Japanese VA for Animated Megs) could be an excellent Japanese equivalent to Kaye for this Megs, and if they got that redub and this toy had his voice instead IWOULDINSTALLBATTERIESINAHEARTBEATANDPLAYWITHHISVOICEGIMMICK1MILLIONTIMESKTHX.

    megs 1.jpg megs 2.jpg
     
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  15. Fafnir72

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    Crotch issues aside(mine is still whole), another awesome feat in toy engineering!:thumbs2: 
     
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  16. Samus Aran

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    Agreed! Transforming him from dino to robot is a lot of fun (I'd say the same for the other way around until you get to the final steps where you piece together the dino-skin).

    I kinda want revenge on TT for not including an English voice option for the toy. NECA or Hot Toys should make the greatest, most detailed, most posable, most expensive action figure of Goku from DBZ, and then give it a voice box option that only has Sean Schemmel's voice clips from the dub so that Japanese fans complain about there not being Nozawa and they know how we felt about MP Megs :rolleyes: 
     
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  17. HolyCulture

    HolyCulture I'm so much a toon guy that I framed Roger Rabbit.

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    Thanks to JobbytheHong I just found out there’s 2 more entire sets of voice clips in my toy. Hold down the button until you hear a transform sound.

    Blowing my mind right now!!!
     
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  18. jackisking

    jackisking Yeah, the MP line is soooo dead

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    Especially the one that can only really be described as "WTF.:lol  I think that one is my favorite. That and the ones where's he's laughing
     
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  19. Booster Gold

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    I have never and probably will never install the batteries for the voice feature unless there's some way to switch it out for a David Kaye chip. I'm sure it wouldn't have affect the price once bit but I could have totally done without it....as much as I don't like the design of the stand I would have found one of those more useful/fun.
     
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  20. Samus Aran

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    Now your Megatron can be an anime girl just like his!! (It's actually the Japanese-adapted version of the Predacon computer)

    Same. I'm hoping a third-party company can release a Kaye chip with instructions on how to replace it on the figure. I may eventually install batteries for the light-up eyes, but not for the voice feature as it is. As great as Shigeru Chiba is, his interpretation of Megs is just way too wacky and isn't at all the awesome villain I grew up with to the point that it breaks the immersion.

    Even for people who don't enjoy the Japanese dub of BW, I'm sure fans of Chiba's other work/characters like Captain Buggy and Kefka would enjoy the gimmick. He is one of the most prolific seiyuu after all and you can tell from the voice clips that he seems to have a blast playing Megs. But... again, it's just way too different from Kaye and eschews a lot of the reasons why we love the character.

    You can even tell from Chiba's filmography... he voiced Kefka Palazzo, a villain known for being wacky and insane and clown-like, whereas Beast Megatron is more like Ganondorf as far as game villains go. (Come to think of it, David Kaye would make an absolutely stellar Ganondorf, what with how they're starting to give Zelda characters spoken dialogue.)
     
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