MPM-12 Optimus Prime (Bumblebee Movie)

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

  1. Nemesisprime1975

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    I love the detail on this guy. When Hasbro want to they really can do detailing well. Just wish they always did this.

    Its a bit like their star wars vintage collection. Incredible detail on mainstream releases makes it a fan favorite.
     
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    So it took me a good while to realize, but I think the right bicep of my Optimus has no ratchets.
    Left one is clicky-clicky but the right is all friction.
     
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  6. Shin Densetsu

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    Bicep swivels on mine and inwards upper arm pivots(when pivoting upper arms closer to the body).
     
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    Can confirm mine are the same way. Even after a bit of sanding for the bicep swivel it only helped a TINY bit.
     
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    I also hate this joint on the elbow
     

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    Yeah. Good figure, though.
     
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    So the MPM-12 I ordered came in today, and the gun is missing.
    Anyone happen to have one they're willing to sell? Went ahead and returned the figure, and now to wait for it to pop up again.
     
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    Thanks! One of my favorite access to use in shoots

    Just the upper bicep, everything else seems fine

    They are added in post edit in Photoshop
     
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    I forget who mentioned it before, but I find the light piping works okay if you get it at the right angle. It might look good in a display case under a light, but for being on a shelf it never quite hits it right.
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    Might have been me. I think it’s mainly due to the tone of blue it was cast in. It’s a lot lighter(and looked like it worked as intended unless the shots were photoshopped) in the initial color sample Takara showed in magazines. The plastic used might share a sprue with the chest windows(which may have been painted over with a translucent smoke grey on the aforementioned color sample, as the windows and eyes were definitely a different color, unless the windows were molded in translucent smoked grey on another sprue). The reds and blues were also less saturated.

    Guessing they changed the translucent plastic to a darker blue and ditched the plan to have the smoke grey windows to cut costs(less paint or if they were cast on a different/dedicated sprue before, less tooling).
     
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    It’s been many moons (since MP Tigatron) that I’ve bought an official product. The bot mode on this guy is absolutely stellar. The back is really what blows me away. There’s literally nothing left over. Reminds me of the FT carbots flat backsides. I do have the DNA kit on order, but as is, this is top 3 of the MPMs.

    edit with another photo of bot mode 324770FC-344A-4C72-BB1A-FB52412220B1.jpeg
     

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    Vehicle mode looks acceptable now. I quite like it, thanks to Go Better Studio. No more NekOptimus Prime. :)  8EF9C9C5-A56D-4BCD-9887-7283BC1E6B2E.jpeg EDBF4342-56A6-4E2A-9B29-84F63ACD1DB6.jpeg
     
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    Nice paint job, You're like a couple of paint jobs and a grill guard away from having a ROTB Optimus Prime.
     
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    Has there been any rumblings of a Nemesis repaint of this mold (official or otherwise), I know there’s a dozen or so BB Prime’s on the 3rd party market getting repainted but I really like the look of this one over them.
     
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    Has anyone had an issue where this was missing its gun? I bought the last one at a nearby Target by pure chance, and when I opened it, no gun. Can confirm that the box was sealed on both ends.

    Can't log in to Hasbro Customer Care because they disabled my account after a previous issue either. On the phone with Target Customer Service but I am not sure if they can really help...
     
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    Outside of contacting customer support from Hasbro, a return is the best you’ll get. Official figures have pretty poor part replacement, so returns and replacements are usually what you can get.