MP-43 Beast Wars Megatron

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

  1. mb92

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    Question for you guys that have MP-43 with the cracked crotch. Does it cause the leg to fall off or any other issues? Local comic store has one with cracked crotch for $150. Do you guys think I should buy it for that price with the crotch cracked?
     
  2. Chopper Face

    Chopper Face Emissary of The Vok

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    Get the KO for $104.99 instead. English reviews should be out very soon.
     
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  3. mb92

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    Thanks I'll check into it.
     
  4. JustineBW

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    hi guys. need help. has anyone saved the digibash of mp43 megs that he looks like the toy version. i cant find it. :(  ill use it as basis
     
  5. Dinotrap

    Dinotrap BEAST WARS FOREVER!

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    Just did a quick google search and found these, I assume that these are the ones your looking for? When you click the tfw2005 at the bottom of the image it will bring you the the designated page but I can’t see them there. Even doe I have the original and the ko preordered, I would definitely still buy this version :D 
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  6. Shin Densetsu

    Shin Densetsu I WILL DESTROY YOU Super Mod

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    Depends on assembly. If the crack is just a line through the finish, it may be normal due to how the plastic cured. If it's a physical crack, it may crack further due to misassembly
     
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  7. JustineBW

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    thanks bro. ill try to custom paint :)  ill also try this one images (3).jpeg
    Credits to @KABAR432
     
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    Wow. The original toy colors look better on that figure than I thought they would. Much better than they do on MP Primal.
     
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  9. Trip

    Trip Prudentia Fortitudo Temperantia Iustitia

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    Hmm I\'m torn between this and Lio Convoy for my purchase of second quarter. 
     
  10. Dinotrap

    Dinotrap BEAST WARS FOREVER!

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    No probs man, give it time, this company could possibly repaint it to make a few extra bucks :) 
    Yeah they work really well on mp43, this digi is making me hope we get a version like this :) 
     
  11. dragontron88

    dragontron88 Your new Lord, & Master

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    any news on if the version with the coin was improved at all?
     
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    What is the secret with the toros extension on this piece? I simply cannot apply any more force, and the damn thing will not move.
     
  13. Mercutio

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    Put your thumb inside the torso and keep the extender piece pressed down against the dino crotch, where they screw together (that sentence sounds awful). Pull the torso with your other hand. It'll move; it just requires a terrifying amount of force the first time you do it.
     
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  14. SPLIT LIP

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    Yeah, it's about applying force to the right spot. Basically make sure your grip is as close to the actual sliding joint as possible and 'feel' for the area where things don't feel like they're flexing and it'll pop.
     
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    Apply even more force. If it breaks it's your fault for being an heavy handed, ham fisted idiot who forgot these are high end collectables and not toys... nothing to do with TT at all. Enjoy your figure!

    P.S. Pretty much what @Mercutio and @SPLIT LIP said. It's an awful piece of engineering which essentially invites you to rend you £200 figure in two. Like they say it will loosen over time but jeeeeez it is not fun or reassuring for the future of that joint.
     
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  16. mx-01 archon

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    Eh. It's only the initial transformation that's scary. After that, the joint loosens up enough that you don't need a scary amount of force to pop it.
     
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    like the others mentioned, it takes a lot of force to loosen it up the first time around. but what i’d like to add is that you shouldn’t just grab the two halves and yank with full force, as it’s plastic after all and you could sheer it completely in half.

    what i would do is use both index fingers and thumbs and put them adjacent to one another, with each hand holding opposite sides of the waist. then just squeeze thumb><thumb and index><index until it finally gives. the reason why i say to use the force from your fingers is that once it finally clicks out and loosens, the pressure on your fingers will release and stop pulling the waist out any further than is needed.

    hope this makes sense!
     
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  18. Booster Gold

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    Isn't that pretty much what I said? I actually found it stiff the first 3 or 4 times (progressively less so but still stiff)... and I've only transformed him that many times. My point was its not a fun experience and it worries me that tugging on so hard on a joint like that might do it damage over time.
     
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  19. Render

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    Everyone’s right in using a lot of force, but here’s a tip to help:
    When you’ve got a good grip on the torso, as you pull up, tilt his torso back (in the direction of the hollow side of his torso) at the hinge. This makes sure the small bumps that makes his torso stay in place with friction will have some clearance for you to actually slide the torso up over the bumps.

    Hope this helps!
     
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  20. peddlerofwine

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    I used a spudger to spread it apart without an issue. That part scared me when I tried it with my hands.
     
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