MP-43 Beast Wars Megatron

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

  1. Destron23

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    Got my Megatron over the weekend at TFCon! Overall I think the figure's splendid; yessssssss!
    I don't know if this a prevailing issue, but the waist on mine is SUPER loose. If he's just the slightest bit off center, his torso will just totally go flying in that same direction! Does anyone else have this issue? Are there any fixes? Found that his shoulders are fairly loose as well and his two back "fins" are at such an angle that they will not peg together.

    Personally hoping eventually we might get to see a Masterpiece version of Transmetal Megs! Out of all his designs, I think that one as always my favourite! Think it would probably be a lot simpler to engineer as well!
     
  2. firetruckprime

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    We need to get a video of David Kaye singing the tyrannosaurus rex song in his BW Megatron voice while holding MP 43
     
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  3. Toyzaremine

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  4. Dinotrap

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    Well there’s the two transmetal versions and the there’s the huge hybrid megatron by weijiang called ne-01 megamaster. I picked him up for my transmetal shelf due to his cameo in beast wars and his size :) 
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  5. Toyzaremine

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    yesssss meant that big g1 megs

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  6. Dinotrap

    Dinotrap The bw collector

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    The one in that pic isn’t even standing up straight as he’s crouched due to not fitting on the shelf. I think his size works well and it’ll be even more impressive when toyworld releases their legends scale tm megatron :) 
     
  7. SpectrumBelle

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    Hi. I'm considering picking this guy up because he looks like a sublime representation of MY Megatron, but I was worried by the initial QC reports such that I decided to "wait for the KO."
    And, well... that's ethically troublesome, not to mention evidently not happening anytime soon, so.
    Is there anything I should watch out for on this guy, beyond the obligatory "it's an adult collectible, don't manhandle it"? Thanks!
    edit- also, anybody got pics of this dude with the BotBots duckie?
     
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    He's really an amazing figure. Watch out for the crotch, and just generally be careful moving what becomes his back panels in robot mode. I hear they are prone to stress marks but mine haven't had any issue. Someone on reddit did post a pic of him with the duck, but in bot mode.

    Lets face it. If we had more Beast Wars, we know Megatron would have found a way to do this :) : transformers
     
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  10. Booster Gold

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    What @SpectrumBelle said. Plus check out this thread MP 43 Beast Wars Megatron, loads of good balanced reviews of the figure (including mine?) and advise on how to handle him. It's all in this thread too but harder to track down. The areas to watch out for are:

    The Crotch: The swirly plastic IS normal and those are not stress marks however some are misassembled and may break or be broken out of the box.
    The Beast 'wings': The panels that form the beast mode back and sides and fold up onto the robot mode back have tabs holding then together that can become stressed or snapped if you are not careful. Take your time with them.
    The Chest: This extends during transformation but will likely be VERY stiff out of the box and may feel like you might break it as you'll need to apply a LOT of force. Make sure you have a good grip on both sections and be brave.

    I'd recommend watching a few transformation/review videos before you do anything. It'll warn you of any issues and likely give you some pointers. Enjoy, aside from all that he's an amazing masterpiece.
     
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    Just got mine in and I gotta echo everyone and say he’s amazing. Crotch seems fine on mine too! There are two minor issues I’m having. When I try to swap the face only the black outer face comes off and the purple inner face is snugly attached to the head still. I’m not sure how to get it off without breaking the toy. Also I’m having difficulty getting to the battery compartment in the Dino head. It just won’t come out after I’ve unscrewed it.

    Edit: Nevermind I didn’t realize that I had to lift up the head to get both pieces. Also figured out the Dino head batteries. Great figure no issues. Worth every penny.
     
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    I just got notification from the chosen prime about a replacement crotch. Anyone know the story behind if these are newly molded ones or what? I did not think Takara made replacement parts.
     
  13. Cyclonus79

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    Can you share the email ? I got mine from AJ. So I may “spring “ for those if they become available.
     
  14. TheEldrazi

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    I'm super thankful since mine is cracked, but curious to know more whether or not these are parts from Takara or not.

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    Agreed 100%...I haven't had any issue with mine, but as long as it's treated like an adult collectible and not a Legends class toy there should be absolutely no problem.
     
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    Wow ? That’s pretty darn cool of Takara if they send those out to folks
     
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    I've been hoping for a while that some third party might make a diecast replacement piece.
    No idea what that's about, keep us updated on what you learn.
     
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    Just got my Megatron from bbts today and when I took it outta the box IT WAS OPENED! It was in a regular box inside a black box. So I figured maybe it was just inspected. I opened the main box up and every piece had been opened and retaped. From the clam shell to the instructions. Just an FYI I've been getting things like this or missing pieces or damaged boxes from them the last few orders. I just can't believe theyd try to resend someone a 350 dollar toy after taxes. Bananas.
     
  19. LipSmack

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    This has happened to my buddy a few times with figuarts pieces, I order lots and have never had this happen, I would be pissed
     
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  20. BWfan86

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    I would call them and request an explanation