MPM-6 Ironhide

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by is456, Jan 9, 2018.

  1. RinAldo

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    If the MPM-6 had been just like your photoshop, I would not have even ventured the previous comparison...! But I think that Takara, as a project, aesthetics and transformation, can not do more for this character!
     

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    Ultimately, I feel like (along with the changes to the vehicle mode tabbing placement I suggested in a past post) one thing that would help a lot is attaching the wheels by a joint directly to the liftarms supporting the shoulders, rather than the shoulders themselves. This way the placement of the wheels in robot mode can remain consistent and allow you to still make use of the shoulder joint articulation, and would possibly make the transformation easier to pull off. Having the 'hooks' that were mentioned on the side of the torso would also provide a natural spur for the door panels to tab into in truck mode. I feel like this would make the transformation as a whole considerably easier too...
     
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  3. f-primusunicron

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    but, what about accuracy? indeed his arms come out from the back rather than under his hood and so on, how would you make then his shoulder articulation possible?, as you see the studio series does the TRICK for articulation but the arm placement is not exactly ACCURATE...so there is the compromise, in this case, being accurate, since thats what the mp line prides on
     
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    Not sure I entirely understand what you're saying here, but I feel like one thing that would help the arm situation is if they could either slide or rotate forward more once the wheels are out of the way. I would probably have to draw out what I'm picturing, but all it would really entail is splitting up the giant shoulder chunks into two pieces, the hood area being separate parts from the area where the arm attaches.
     
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  5. tonysandlin

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    Unless you want to shoehorn in a character to capitalize on movie hype...
     
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    probably it would help , but sadly this is how the mold already is, they wont change it until 2.0 in 10+ years
     
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    Third parties might be able to do some mods
     
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    but usually after making an oversized mold, which many of us dont collect for several reasons
     
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    That's fair. Though oversizing it would bring him to scale with the carbots.
     
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    for the the problem instead is the size of the carbots, not ironhide XD
    but again thats personal preference, anyway, i still think it is a pretty good mpm figure, but for the quality control, yeah, the price is not exactly that good
     
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  11. hthrun

    hthrun Show accuracy's overrated

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    Personally, screen accuracy takes a back seat for me. If I have two toys of the same character and the less screen accurate one has more articulation, is more solid in each mode, has a better transformation, maybe more, but inaccurate, detail, is bigger and/or less fragile... I'll take the less accurate one.
     
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    Yeah, as I've said in a few MPM threads the problem is with the carbots but I think it's better to oversize anything that's not a carbot rather than undersizing the carbots. Undersizing them could cause problems with their designs as their engineering is intended to function at a certain physical scale or size, while oversizing bigger MPMs wouldn't cause the same issues as they can easily be amended. Also carbots will have more releases than the bigger bots until they've done them all, so it makes most logical sense to just oversize the minority of the MPMs than undersizing the majority. Besides, who wouldn't want big toys anyways? I mean, for me an OS MPM-08 wouldn't fit in my cabinet... for now.
    I agree, they should take more liberties with making inaccuracies to make a much more functional figure. I say this as a displayer as well, I still respect players and if they're unhappy with a result they reserve the right to criticize the figure for its playability since that's what these are for primarily beyond display.
     
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    My TT Ironhide just arrived. The shoulders are.. decent; the left one becomes loose when I move the arm around but otherwise it's still poseable and stays in place quite well even if I start shaking the figure which is good enough for me since I mostly care about displaying. The right one is a bit better. The arm panels won't tab in at all but they're solid enough and won't flop around even with the cannons attached. Nothing new basically. He is gorgeous and fun to look at though.
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    P.S: my copy seems to have a deep scratch just above the front grill, anyone else got this problem?
     

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    I don’t have MPM-6 but my MPM-3 has a similar scratch/dent but you can only see it in car mode, fortunately I display my bots in bot mode. I can’t wait to get MPM-6 myself, not a great figure by any stretch of the imagination but he makes a nice display piece if anything else. Good on you for appreciating his, uh, presence - I do the same with my figures now that I mention it.
     
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    Glad you agree. A figure as complex as this one shouldn't be expected to be perfect and since that's all we get for now we might as well enjoy it for what it is. I have noticed the denting on other few copies in different reviews, in the same spot and just as bad more or less. I hope it's not the same pattern with mpm-3 because he's next on the list. As for mpm-4.. I'm going to wait for the black apple release even if KO's aren't usually my thing; the official one has too many inexcusable flaws for the price it's asking. Quality control issues are one thing, but releasing a half painted figure and calling it masterpiece it's just too much.
     
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  16. SRVFan1984

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    Nope. I had my TT version two weeks ago and it was flawless and rock solid. I know i'm lucky though
     
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    I disagree. Compromises are for mainline figures. This is the MPM line, intended for collectors and meant to be the most screen accurate versions of the characters. We've already had over ten years of compromised Ironhides for things like playability and gimmicks, so choose one of those if you want something that can be handled more. I want ONE damn figure who actually looks like the movie as much as possible. I'm not saying this figure is perfect, but when it comes to looking like the movie, they did a really great job. Not to mention that if it weren't for the QC issues, this one WOULD be very playable too! As it stands it's really just the arms that keep him from being the best Ironhide figure ever in every way.
     
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    Did you get your 3D printed part yet? I haven’t received mine, but I think it’s because of CNY
     
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    Ugh so the package arrived on wednesday, but the mail person didn't deliver it and instead left a slip. I went TWICE to the post office to try and get it and TWICE they told me it hadn't arrived off the undelivered mail truck yet. Yesterday I was busy so I have to pick them up tomorrow. I'll of course post pics right away, although they come in a generic white plastic so I'll be spraying them silver and black ASAP.
     
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    Alright then I should be getting mine soon. Capcom told me it’d be here soon. And yes I gotta spray paint it too. Let me know how the build quality is when you receive it. Should be reasonably strong
     
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