MP-44 Optimus Prime Discussion/Appreciation Thread

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by Sam, Nov 28, 2018.

  1. Shanxs

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    We hope better or at least equal to the original.
    They are saying it will be better.
    With better paint and also die- cast parts in it.
    Die- cast will be in his knees i guess.
    And i would love to hear the Chinese voice. :D 
     
  2. Sam

    Sam Arrival From Cybertron

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    Yeah no shit they're gonna say it's better :rolleyes: 
     
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  3. Cyberbot8460

    Cyberbot8460 Korean Geewunner.

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    Yeah, I'm going with official. I saw him for a pretty reasonable price on RobotKingdom.
     
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  4. Chris C137

    Chris C137 Costs less than a Fanstoys box.

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    I don't see how arbitrarily adding die-cast would make the KO any better. Maybe it's to target the Fanstoys Heft™ fetishists. It also looks like it commits the biggest sin of all 3P/KO figures by having a molded shape to put an autobot logo where inevitably no decal will fit perfectly.

    I'm glad my MP44 has no issues, it sucks that wasn't the case for some people. Would be good to see Takara reissue Prime and Hound next year and rectify the QC issues (especially Hound). I'd be tempted to double dip on both.
     
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  5. Optimus Prime23

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    Wrong thread for that KO talk, dude.
     
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  6. StrifeZ

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    It's never the wrong thread to tell someone to avoid a $450 trap for a ~$100 solution.

    It's like with MP-36 Megatron... the Transformer no sane man will transform lest they scuff the gorgeous paint job. I hope folks enjoy the grey gun barrel.Putting the black silencer on top of it is good for one use before it scrapes the paint off. The KOs do not have this problem. The KOs are actually "transformers" rather than action figures you can transform safely once.

    Don't get me wrong, both are works of art and at the core of my collection. But before MP-44 came out, pretty much everyone said "boy this better not be another MP-36 paint job episode at that price tag". And sure enough, it was. But this time with knees that were engineered that way for seemingly no reason whatsoever.
     
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    Actually it is. This is the “mp44 appreciation thread” there are plenty of other places to discuss plagiarism
     
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    Wrong thread (forum for that) to say Chineses are correct on anything.
     
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    Thank you, but things would still be missing, especially a part of the waist more faithful to the design of the television series.
     
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    Snagged MP-44 on an eBay sale for $398 before taxes, from a US based seller. I'm excited to have him in the collection, although I'm apprehensive about all of the QC issues, but hopefully I've learned enough here to avoid creating issues for myself. I do have a KO preordered to have to transform and play around with. Still, I'm amped to have another official MP in the fold!
     
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    Hopefully this falls under the discussion aspect

    BUT how am I supposed to be aware that my knee is going to break or is it just inevitable?

    I read in the fix thread that the guy felt resistance when bending it but mine is smooth.
     
  13. Prime of Shadows

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    Ok so the break isn’t really inevitable; some people will have this figure their entire lives with no breaks. Mine isn’t broken. The trick really is to just keep an eye on which joints you engage first. Make sure the top knee hinge is engaged first. Of course you can also always open up the knee and glue the culprit in place with @BrutiKing ’s guide.
     
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    Ah. Thank you. I swear I was stressing the most about it lol.
     
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    I'm not remotely mechanically inclined, and I fixed the knees easily after I was done pouting and raging on the threads. Tried crazy glue at first and that held for awhile but it was not a permanent solution. I got the two part gorilla glue epoxy. It took forever to cure but that shit is solid once it does. No issues since, and I'm wicked heavy handed. Candidly I think it's an inevitable issue if you pose it frequently, and I can't be convinced otherwise. If you more of the display over play type though it'll hold up just fine. Not me though. I dropped full retail and I'm going to enjoy every second of it. Also don't know if you're into chug but the earthrise prime is pretty dope, and I keep that on my night stand if I just need a transformation fix.
    Edit: should add despite some of the heart ache, it still ranks in my top two favorite mps of all time.
     
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  16. Trip

    Trip Prudentia Fortitudo Temperantia Iustitia

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    You can always get both and appreciate both. No such thing as too many red and blue trucks in a collection as far as I'm concerned. I have an embarrassing amount of prime figures official, 3p, ko, etc but I always feel compelled to support the official even though they torture my soul with their releases at times.
     
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    I finally had a chance to break mine out of the box this evening. Since this is an appreciation thread, I'll stick to all the good things. I like the coloring on this figure just a little bit more than my TE Prime. The white legs, and the grey stripe under the windows look better than the TE in my opinion. I like the front windows and the transformation for them. I have a V2 TE Prime and that is the one thing I just dont like on it. In all it took me about 45 minutes to get him transformed, though I had to follow along with Emgo's JTI video to get there. No intent to transform this one back to truck mode, I'll save that for the KO. Great head sculpt, and I like the hands too. I love the trailer, coloring and design of it. It looks awesome. Prime's cannon is so much better than the MP-10 version. Lastly, there are a lot of accessories with this figure. I don't know if I will ever make use of them all, but there's a lot there. Overall, I still prefer the TE mold, but the MP-44 version of Prime is pretty cool, and I'm happy to have another authentic MP in my lineup. No buyer's remorse here.
     
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  18. Shin Densetsu

    Shin Densetsu I WILL DESTROY YOU Super Mod

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    This entire thread was made to discuss MP-44 without the negativity experienced in the MP-44 thread in the news/rumors right after the price reveal and issues revealed right after release. This isn't a suckup thread. The negativity in the news/rumors thread was excessive hence why this thread was even created.

    Those of you who want to complain about MP-44 have other threads to complain in. You want the KO or 3p options? Discuss it in our 3p forum. We are trying to curb the whole Hasbro/Takara VS 3p/KO flamefests that tend to come up.
     
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  19. Shockwave81

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    I’m looking forward reissues of this guy and MP-47. Can’t come soon enough!
     
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  20. jackisking

    jackisking Yeah, the MP line is soooo dead

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    I'm trying to hold out, but I'm starting to wonder with them delaying reissues like BW Megatron and Dinobot, We may be waiting longer than expected.
     
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