MP Beast wars megatron KO

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by Truong3016, Oct 15, 2019.

  1. Djs7p

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    Definitely yeah. Think Chinese New Year ends the 3rd February?
     
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    Mine came this morning. I wasn't gonna get one after the mess that was IT-02 Dinobot but I had a moment of weakness just after xmas and so... here he is. I gotta say first impressions are I'm fairly impressed. The deco is of a higher contrast to the official but it's not nearly as jarring in person as it looks in photos and a much closer match either KO Dinobot's was. If I didn't have the official to compare with I probably wouldn't be able to tell. Increased contrast skin tone aside the deco is pretty much spot on, some of the metallics are a little less sparkly and of course there's Predacon insignia on his forehead, but theres nothing glaringly out of place or starkly different here. The plastic felt a bit 'oily' out of the box and may be of a lower quality than the official but nothing as shoddy as IT-02, it feels solid enough and all the joints are good (including an improved tighter waste) and everything (so far) seems to work as intended. The transparent dino eyes are a dumb choices and IMO a wrong one. Also due the moulding on the 'wings' (on mine at least) prevents them concertinaing down so the meet and tab together at the bottom, it seems deliberate as the tab tis also missing! Both sections have a slot for a tab but no tab, I though maybe I had two left wings but no, it doesn't appear so...strange decision. It also might have been nice of them to include a stand.

    Anyway over all it doesn't seem to be a bad option if you wanna get this mould but can't afford the official OR if like me you're unwell and seem to need to get two copies of every one. I wanna get it transformed later, have a good look at everything and try out those electronics... I'll be back!

    Side by side
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    Side by side with REAL beast looking on.
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    Example of the difference with the wings. (official followed by KO)
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    I think the extra molded nub on the wings is supposed to allow them to soft-lock into place, but the nubs are too big. I sanded them down a little, and now everything accordions together like the original, and it doesn’t need the tab at the bottom to hold them together (I don’t get why they decided to remove it, tho’...)
     
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    You are right the moulding nub (although not extra) is larger on the KO and this prevents the joint from bending past that point, I plan to do what you suggest myself and shave it down so it works correctly. It's shame they got rid of the tab that connects the 'wings' at the bottom, I know it's not totally necessary, but it's an odd choice to remove it.

    I've had a go on the electronics. It appeared that the robot head lights didn't work, however on closer inspection it's just that the button is loose and therefore not making contact with the circuit board. Looking inside the head it appears there are less moulded 'guides' to keep the button in place, so I might need to add a little clear coat here and there to make it more solid.

    Official on the left, KO in the right.
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    The sound clips work perfectly, I almost want to bung David Kaye a tenner or something to pay the royalties for this.
     
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    No QC issues or anything like that, but the molding inside the shoulders prevented the shoulder pads to sit completely flush with his arms in beast mode. I fixed it by shaving away a tiny bit of plastic inside the shoulder pad. The reissue had this part remolded slightly, allowing the pads to sit flush.
     
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  7. Ian Maclean

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    I wish mine would hurry up, any idea how long people's took getting out of that bloody Shanghai Hub?!
     
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    Mine took just under two weeks, TF-Direct in China to the my place in Brighton UK.
     
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    Sadly, mine wont be shipped anytime soon either, because of the long CNY holiday. Dry season is dryyyyyy
     
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    Same. Looks like TF-Direct won't be processing any orders until Feb.2nd.
     
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    Could You make a photo or something of what to shave away?
     
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    Is it by Toys Mage?
     
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    I've seen a post or two saying CNY is being extended because of that virus spreading around in China. So the painful wait will continue on into February :mad: 

    Same request. I was going to wait and see when I get it but I just pre-ordered it yesterday so it could be March before I see it now.
     
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    Minor/Repaint: - MP32 Optimus Primal Gorilla Arm Panel Fix

    If you are only ordering now, you will most likely get the reissue figure, which doesn't require any modding.
     
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  15. Kevin Iaquinto

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    Finally made it to the states. Ironically, I used to live in Cali. Shouldn't be too long for it to make its way to Wisconsin. I'm hype. Can't wait to put him next to my other BW figs. tracking.PNG
     
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    Yes... I'm not aware anyone else is making one? Although to be honest I'm not sure how you'd tell by looking at it, the box is unbranded and it comes with no paperwork at all, but Toysmage is what I ordered.
     
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  17. Kevin Iaquinto

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    I think CNY only got extended to 2/3
     
  18. Mykltron

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    I've found a listing by a known ebayer under that name so I'll order it. Thanks.
     
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    You guys ordering stuff right now just be careful, no joke:

     
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