MP29+ Shockwave And MP36+ Megatron G1 Toy Colors

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  1. jnguyen

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    Apparently, Animetropolis raised their price from 189 to 199.92 on MP-29+. I'm glad I finally bit the bullet due to the flash sale yesterday. Great timing
     
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    Anyone selling mp29+ send me a pm
     
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    Finally picked up a 29+ on ebay with that last coupon code, 169 USD shipped was acceptable
     
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    You mind sharing the link? Did he arrive yet? Reputable seller?
     
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    My wife just confirmed 29+ has arrived at my home all the way from Tawain (purchased on eBay with that 15% flash sale coupon). Only have to make it through four more hours of work :lol 
     
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    Not sure if you missed the text, but she's actually sending me your MP29+ because she said you didn't take her out this weekend. Shame on you! lolz
     
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    :lol 

    Hey, maybe you could take her out for me tonight and then she'll let me have it back?

    Kidding, kidding, OH GOD I HOPE SHE DOESN'T SEE THIS
     
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    How about my wife takes your wife out and we check out MP29+ together =)
     
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    Ah everybody wins!! :lol 
     
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    Post some pics and your impressions when you finally get it man!
     
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    Will do! I've only had time to take it out of the outer package but at least I'm sure the seller was legit now :thumb 
     
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    Won one today on yahoo jp. Hopefully the guy packs it in a smaller enough box I can send it Sal for $20. He and MP-36+ are going for about14000-15700 yen about now. Only thing about yahoo jp is you have to use Japanese payment or a proxy. Most domestic shipping is cheap, and Tenso's rates are not as good as many of the etailers we use. I got lucky last month with shadow panther got him for $40, free shipping, and he was small enough I shipped him SAL for 9$
     
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    Same seller as @LipSmack posted earlier or different one?
     
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    Alright, got to test it out for a few minutes, thanks to using the unboxing as incentive for the kids to clean up their toys. I recommend not opening an MP with a 3 year old and 1 year old unless you want to feel like you're going to have a heart attack for 20 minutes straight ;) 

    I was a bit worried I'd be disappointed because I actually loved the color on regular MP-29, but I have zero regrets about this replacement! This is my first time being able to compare a + release to the original and I can't believe what a difference the fully painted surface makes, regardless of the color. The hue is also excellent and my photos below do not capture it at all--my camera is making it appear much more blue than it really is. I thought about correcting it after the fact but I haven't. Part of me will always wish they had gone with a lighter shade (like Megatron's sword handle as @Sam suggested), but this really does match the '86 movie color, which is possibly my preference anyway. The hands and chest don't look nearly as pink in hand as they do in photos either (though they're perhaps still a little too bright).

    As others have attested, the joints are much tighter on this version. My og 29 had developed a floppy thigh joint over time but I'm pretty sure that will never happen here. I will say that one thing has neither improved nor worsened (at least on my copies), and that's that the two halves of the legs seem to have a little bit of trouble staying pegged together--maybe there's some trick I'm missing to get them tight? It won't fall apart while posed or anything, but as I handle it and move the legs with any force they sometimes untab.

    First quick pose:

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    What Shockwave does to an inferior electronics-based lifeform:

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    What it feels like to be said lifeform:

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    The orange light piping also works really well, no hint of green!

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    Hopefully I'll get some more pics soon with him taking his proper place among the rest of my collection!

    Mine was from this listing (different seller): 100% Takara Transformers MP-29+ Plus Destron Laserwave Shockwave & Coin NEW 4904810102298 | eBay Strangely my wife was cool with hanging out with your wife, so come on over whenever :lol 
     
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  17. jnguyen

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    Glad you received everything and we have another seller to add to the list! Animetropolis is good in my book as well. It shipped a day or two after the flash sale then arrived in 3 days via DHL express which was a surprise for me since I didn't pay for expedited or anything.

    Hopefully this is the last time I will have to buy a MP shockwave stand-in, this is the color the original release should have been. Now I just have to go to my hardware store to see if they have any yellow plasti-dip so I can paint the eyes without it being permanent
     
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    Mine arrived on Friday - let me know if yours was opened - Customs opened mine - all 4 pieces of tape inside were cut and taped over. Figure is perfect, though.
     
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    I do kinda wish I'd gone with Animetropolis as I think they were about $4 cheaper than what I paid :lol  To be fair my seller was listed as "GOOD" in that eBay Seller Check thread, but since I hadn't seen any direct testimonials I was still SLIGHTLY nervous, but all good! Hope you can post a picture of that eye if and when you paint it!

    As far as I could tell, mine was unopened. There was exactly one piece of tape on each box flap and no evidence of tearing or anything from tape being removed prior to that or anything. Same with the four inner pieces of tape holding the clamshell together. Well, exactly one of the sides had two pieces of tape for some reason, but both were uncut.
     
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    Mine had the same problems problem. I thought it was a used item at first but everything look untouched. One side had double tape then the clam shell had all 4 pieces with double tape. Everything looked untouched in the box though. I check for any imperfection but didn't see any
     
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