MP-44 KO

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by octobotimus, Mar 2, 2020.

  1. Optimist Maximus

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    I'm TOTALLY DISAPPOINTED with this KO. The Backpack is still there. TE 01 will continue as my masterpiece OP.
     
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  2. ChromeMagnus

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    If that's the case $99.99 with improvements beats $370-$400+ with problems.
     
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  3. Booster Gold

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    Interesting... I am quite happy with my MS-01 and if i wanted a show accurate MP Convoy Id probably have gone with TE-01 as the back pack on this REALLY bothers me. However, there are things I like about mould this from the perpective of being an '86 movie fan....I just thought the price tag was insane. I'll have to keep an eye on this.
     
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  4. timcrook

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    Wait for a ko upsize earthrise Optimus Prime
     
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  5. Megawillbot

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    Yeah I don't get how people expected a knockoff to fix a core problem with the design

    They could've nibbled the base off the backpack slightly if they got rid of the voice feature, but other than that, the backpack wasn't going to be magicked away
     
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    Been looking for an regular earthrise prime here for a few weeks with no luck. Hopefully the upsized KO will come out soon enough.
     
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    I knew it was just a matter of time so I'm pretty excited for this guy... Fingers crossed it actually comes out in June.
     
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  8. Bruticus88

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    For $100USD I'm in. I'll display him right next to my OG MP-44 too. Improvements are better.
     
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  9. Reygn

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  10. Snaku

    Snaku Primes Don't Party

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    I'm a little disappointed that he won't have the trailer. It's probably better that way, though, as it will bring the price down. With any luck they'll do a separate release of the trailer like was done for mp10 so anybody can have the cheap Optimus and anybody who wants the trailer can have it too.
     
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  11. ChromeMagnus

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    I wouldn't be surprised if that's the case.
    So the options may include:
    Cab only
    Trailer only
    Cab + Trailer

    Just like with the KOs for MP-10 and MP-10B.

    Who knows, maybe when they KO MP-44B gets released they'll offer a matching trailer option like they did with KO MP-10B.
     
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  12. Gamerlingual

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    Damn, an actual KO is already being made and coming out??
     
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  13. GX9901DoubleX

    GX9901DoubleX Just a passing through rider...

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    The English translation of the Chinese post is a bit rough. Allow me to try and make a clearer translation.
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    万相变形擎天大哥柱子加强版,不带车厢小滚珠维修台和小人,其他配件齐,肩膀及膝盖关节加强,不易磨损断裂;手肘增加齿轮关节;增加大量合金电镀件;背包喷射器加灯光效果;中英双语声效,6月出

    Transforming Optimus Prime Improved version. Does not include trailer, Roller, repair module, and small human figures. All other accessories are included. Shoulders and knee joints are strengthened so that they are not easily broken. Elbow joint has ratchets added. Added a lot of diecast plated parts. Jet pack has light up feature added. Chinese and English voice box. June release.
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    If this thing is at IT-01 quality and around $100, I'd probably be in for one, even though I have and really enjoy official MP-44.
     
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    Needs to keep the full paint finish. Most important thing IMO.
     
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    GOOD! Hopefully a KO of Hound is next.

    Put me into the category of wanting more diecast, stronger ratchets and no trailer. Indifferent with light up features and voice sounds.
     
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    Don't smoke at home, Seth. :p 
     
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    After the debacle with this figure's knees, Bee 2.0, and what I call Shattered Plastic Hound (pun intended), I may finally consider my first KO after what's been happening. Definitely keeping my original MP-44 since it was a gift from my wife and I cherish it for that. But it will be nice to transform this without worrying about breaking it.
     
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  18. Booster Gold

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    YES! I'm instantly more interested.
     
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  19. Mentasm

    Mentasm I check in, but I don't check out.

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    I have both the official and IT Megatron, so I might get one of these to compliment my official MP-44 if the price is right. At least that way I'll have a figure I'm not scared to touch for fear of further breakage and paint chipping. Odd that it has faction symbols moulded onto both shoulders though.
     
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  20. Rewind

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    I'm hoping the final paint looks more appealing to me than MP44. I really dislike the thick, shiny, candy-like glaze on 44.

    I had hoped a KO would remove the electronics but oh well. I think it's hilarious that they said, "Nah, MORE electronics - have lights with your sounds!". :lol 
     
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