MP-44 KO

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

  1. mikeszekely

    mikeszekely Not Pessimus Prime

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    Not the original release, only the X version.
     
  2. Powerbomb

    Powerbomb Who's Cratermaker?

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    So many won't get theirs till October/November.

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  3. pezley

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    Nop, metallic has a more prominent coating but the original does have a matte metallic coating. I had to take a shoulder apart to replace the smokestack and the inner finish to the plastic is quite clearly different. Look at it closely and you will see :)  It's just very subtle
     
  4. God Orion

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    Why do you think so?
     
  5. Snaku

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    Shipping takes forever right now. Seems most are getting their slow boat orders in about 6 weeks but some are taking two and a half months or more.
     
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  6. Rewind

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    My last ShowZ order took less than two weeks from them sending it to being on my doorstep. It actually spent longer dicking around in US customs than anything. That was early July so I’m assuming things are getting back to normal with shipping.
     
  7. God Orion

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    Ok, we'll need to be patient if this ever gets released. I am worried with what happened to WeiJiang...
     
  8. Powerbomb

    Powerbomb Who's Cratermaker?

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    What Snaku said. I doubt things will be getting "back to normal" any time soon...
    You must be lucky.
     
  9. Rewind

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    Maybe. My last order from Bababobo (June) took about three weeks. Either way, I’m remaining optimistic.
     
  10. Snaku

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    It varies. My last arrival from them was MST Soundwave and it took somewhere between 5 and 6 weeks. Before that, I had Zeta's Fort Max arrive after only two weeks - looks like it took the traditional shipping method (had a shorter tracking number that started with 3A5 or something). As I understand it, items under 2kg can sometimes use the normal shipping method but anything bigger will likely still be on the slowboat. Dunno' which category this falls under but I'd bet it's the bigger one.
     
  11. Memph99Q4Ev

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    Bens Collectables has a review on the KO.

    No paint with "dead" eyes (like Tak MP10). It DOES however have light up blast effects. I probably will grab one for an alt mode (and so I can xform it unapologetically). Also, being that it's a tad different looking, it can be used as my SScream imposter instead of the official. The official SScream head can then be moved to my MP Scream permanently. Sideswipe can have his own jetpack as well. Also, two axes (like the Bayverse Prime) and two rifles!

    I mentioned this in the MP44 knee fix thread as well; this would be ideal for those who want to customize their own (sleep mode? Toy colors?).

    I wouldnt suggest it as a collector's main Prime (unless their entire collection is made up of KOs and 3p), but it is a nice cheap backup, even if it's just for parts and/or truck mode.
     
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  12. Memph99Q4Ev

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    It's ideal, honestly (for those who are considering it or want a 2nd copy for alt mode). Better than putting wear and tear on the original.
     
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  13. AlphaBass

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    I like my TE-01 the best, but I would pick this up just to see how the transformation works. At $400? Not interested. At about $80 shipped? That I could bite into.
     
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  14. Trip

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    Yeah I saw that. I think I'm going to be a little patient and wait for an upscale ko.
     
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  15. kibble

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    If I was one that liked to regularly transform my figures (or bend the hell outta the knees on the regs,) I'd probably pick this up. But since mine mostly just sits on display, this doesn't seem like an upgrade based on looks...unless your official one's paint has already gone to hell from a transformation attempt or two.
     
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    Does anyone have it for $80? I haven't seen that.
     
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    Watching the Taobao thread, and it was suggested it might be $60 USD if you buy it through there. I'm just guessing official retailers may offer it for your standard markup - not trying to say it's definitely that, but if it's true, then it'd be a good pickup at that price, even at $100 USD.
     
  18. Meister61

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    70 or 80 shipped would be nice.
     
  19. Reygn

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    Neato, doggo.
     
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  20. stprime

    stprime THE Prime that the Matrix refused.

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    Mine was $100 free shipping. I’ve never used Taobao. Even after asking for help NUMEROUS times.
     
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