MPM-12 Optimus Prime (Bumblebee Movie)

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by oku, Feb 9, 2021.

  1. octobotimus

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    Yeah... I think the main issue I truly had with the bot mode was the arms. Looks insanely better than the base figure. Truck mode is still pretty terrible, but the bot mode looks great.
     
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  2. Chris C137

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    Ah fair enough if it's just down to preferring getting the Takara version. I thought maybe there was a chance there'd actually be some differences like the varying window colours from the official Hasbro/Takara pics or something. It is strange it hasn't been relisted still. I wonder what's going on there.
     
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  3. Paco Grande

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    I'm holding out hope that someone finally noticed that the stripe on the front doesn't match the sides and they're fixing them. Most likely not, but I will continue to dream. :) 
     
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  4. octobotimus

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    Upgrade kit is probably the only thing that’ll fix that inconsistent stripe.
     
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    Ok, ok, for the right price I'm interested :) !
     
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  8. DoctorAlgy

    DoctorAlgy all your Primes are belong to us

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    Jeez man, I would like to know MPM-12's Lead Designer's reaction/comment on his figure requiring massive upgrade overhauls that it's getting to fix this beautiful mess of his, I'm genuinely curious.
     
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    why would he care though? He is totally fine with his vision
     
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    Can’t say I am interested in anything from that ‘upgrade’ kit, but I would love to buy the figure already. Hopefully it starts appearing at Target soon.
     
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    I think they may have added a few steps to fill out the gaps in vehicle mode.
     
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    The actual truck it's gappy and hollow as hell in that section though, i can understand the complaints but he is not supposed to be completely "filled". Unless it fixes the gap under the corner of the cab
     
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    I thought that too but the thighs are a bit too shrunken on the figure. Because of this, I always thought the pictures of his knee bends looked a little off since they give off the illusion that they're too short. The new Knee looks like it may include a new range of motion so a double-jointed knee may be possible, also a rotation at the upper thigh rather than at the knee would be much more accurate. This Kit looks really nice, the arms might even clean off better than Tim Heada's version, but it doesn't look like he'll have those he'll have the free-range shoulder or improved bicep so Tim Heada's arms might be better in that regard

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    I'm sure he was content with his initial vision going in but I doubt he was remotely happy with the end result. I know he's not blind to it and with all the hands-on feedback he's probably got good wind of. He should know about the errors on his figure, skinny head, horrendous forearms, cat ears, messy truck back end, and lazy engineering in said forearms which I know he has the talent to avoid in the first place had not for the obvious time and budget.

    HasTak didn't let the LD take his time till everything was great. No, ship it because deadlines and quotas. In the end, no he was not happy with his end vision. Look at all these "upgrade kits" coming in recently to help fix MPM12 proper, more like upgrade overhauls rather than simple 3D printed gap fillers/added accessories. That's not a good sign for "was totally fine".

    Sorry, needed to get that off my chest. Still love my MPM12 though heh.
     
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    This is pretty much how I feel as well. There’s a lot of cool stuff going with this figure on a conceptual level. But in the end, I just feel like they eventually ran out of time and budget, and as a result, the figure feels gimped and half-baked in a lot of areas.
     
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    Please don’t forget that the designer was forced to contend with budget restrictions and safety laws, while third parties and fans on message boards do not.
     
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  17. octobotimus

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    Still, sorta sad to see 50% of the figure getting replaced :lol 
     
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    Thunder Leader also replaced 50% if not most of the original figure but it's not precisely for the better honestly.
    Still waiting for a better trilogy Optimus (maybe one day...)
     
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    Jeez, all I need are new hands. I'll take the head mainly because I needed to get the new hands, but shin guards new lower arms. How much is it going to cost?

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    I mean i'll give you the lower arms but the original is not that bad. Ah well if it’s under $50 I’ll grab it.
     
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    We got any stateside release info on this guy yet. No sightings or even preorders so far as I’m aware (I’m aware he’s shipping from Asian retailers already, but I’d rather get it from Target before I order from those retailers)