MS Toys MS-01 (MP Optimus Prime)

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  1. Reygn

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    Something I still think about is which figure is the true king, which G1 MP Optimus Prime is loved the most. I feel like MS-01 is in the far third, while MP-44 and TE-01 are dukimg it out for 1st. Taking into account that MP-44's main and biggest drawback is it's price, and that the magority of people just can't and will not budget for it, I still want to lean towards TE-01. It just seems that people just want an OP that is clean and will look good on a shelf.
     
  2. mikeszekely

    mikeszekely Not Pessimus Prime

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    Well, for less than the price of an official MP-44 I bought MS-01, TE-01, and I have the MP-44 KO preordered.

    Yes... but also no. Which is best is ultimately VERY subjective. A lot of people do seem to want something as close to the animation as possible, which is why MP-44 and TE-01 both get a lot of attention, but both are close to "full toon" than I personally care for. While I've got nothing against people wanting toys that look like animation cells come to life, I prefer MP figures that are like the idealized robots that the animation could have been based on. I prefer Prime to have white stripes on the cab and blue stripes on the trailer. I prefer his thighs and pelvis to be silver or light gray, not pure white. So while I enjoy TE-01 (the leg transformation is especially impressive) if I had to sell all my Primes but one MS-01 is the one that stays.

    Ultimately, it doesn't matter which figure would win in an opinion poll. What matters is which one you think would look and feel the best on your shelf.
     
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    I have to get off my butt and touch up my MS Prime. I got the painted version, and why they didn't paint the forearm arrows or crest baffles me. Just gotta get the right color paints (light silver and a metallic bronze, ala MP10) and spend 10 minutes with the brushes.
     
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    Anyone have this wanting to get rid of it? LMK
     
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    CigarJackal Cy-gar smoking beast warrior

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    This turned out to be more troublesome than I thought. The surfaces are not as smooth as they appear. However, I am happy enough with the results. Now, time to repro him up.

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    If you didn't like MP sunstreaker transformation you might as well already rule out transform element. Sunstreaker was a breeze in comparison. Magic Square is nice to transform though
     
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    A friend's MS-B18G review:
     
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    As a figure, MS01 is probably the best looking. Of course t's not toon accurate, it's an improved and updated MP10.
    For me it's more like MS01 vs MP10 and TE01 vs MP44.
    And I have to say that, in my book, both 3p offerings win over TT...
     
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    Any word for a possible re-release? I'm late to the party and, to me, this is the best looking OP.
     
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    I'm with you on a re-release however I was on time to the party. I had ordered both TE-01 and MS01 but after 2 weeks I got a notification saying the seller of MS01 was out of stock.

    I love TE01, its a great figure but I am really drawn but MS01, it looks very much like the Transformers Devastation video game OP.

    I don't want to miss out entirely on this mold and have been considering the Sleep Mode just to make sure I have at least one version in my collection. What are ppls thoughts on the other colours? The way I'd rank them personally:

    Original chalky paint
    Metallic
    Sleep mode
    Shattered Glass
    Black
    Ghost Busters
    White
     
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    Original chalky paint is my favourite too. In person it has a premium feeling to it that even the TE-01 lacks. Really kicking myself for selling it. As much as I like the TE-01, there is something magical about the MS-01.
     
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    Anyone looking to sell their MS-01X?
     
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    If anyone has mutiple versions of this, are black and sleep version as good as the original?
    From reviews, I can see the original version is very good, but black and sleep versions seem to be a bit more floppy. In Ben's reviews, he was struggled to keep his black OP to stand on its legs.

    I'm waiting for my TE-01 but still want to consider one of this mold to be the Nemesis or Sleep mode. Thanks!
     
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    Is the White Prime MS-01W a strong recommendation for those that own him?

    I’m thinking about joining the MS-01 club :)  Any issues with the Pearl white to be aware or other. Much appreciated the feedback. Thanks in advance.

    @Snaku
    @Decepticon13
     
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    The only issue I have with the figure is that you have to move his side hip skirts out for almost any leg posing other than bolt upright. It's not too bad and you can keep them close enough that they still look good and don't disrupt his silhouette much, but I prefer when hip skirts only need to be moved for more extreme poses or at least legs out to the side posing. Also I suppose one of his antennae is a little loose but not drastically and certainly not bad enough to complain about.

    As for paint, on mine it's immaculate. So damned beautiful. I showed him to my wife recently and I was absolutely gushing about the paint job. She agreed that it is quite striking and ultimately he served to convince her to let me get Firebird Nicee (I like that figure a lot overall but the pearl finish was what made me need her).

    Here's a small comic I did using MS-01W for April Fools. The photography doesn't really do the pearlescent finish justice but I think you can gather enough from the different photos to get at least some idea of how good he looks in person. Note, however, that I photoshop out screw and pin holes in my comics so don't use this as a guide for how he looks in that regard. None of the pics give you a very good look at his hips but in the third panel you can kinda' see what I was talking about - you can see just a little bit of the side hip skirt sticking out at an angle, even though his thigh isn't bent outward at all and is only bent a little bit forward.

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    And here are some more of my pics of him - the first shot gives a pretty good look at the pearl finish on his helmet catching the red from the bigger Magnus' chest ...sooo pretty. I'm working right now but if you want to see anything else specific let me know and I can try to get a pic later.

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    @Snaku

    1. wow thank you for the detail explanation and taking the time to generate.

    2. wow thank you for the comic and picture references....in addition to the detail explanation. I didn’t know you did comics. Looks great :)  thumbs up!

    3. I think your reply is more then enough to convince me, thank you! Happy to hear the paint looks as good/ better as the pictures convey him to be.

    4. Not to hunt one down, much appreciated for providing :) 
     
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    Will there be another batch? I just got TE 01 and it left me wanting this one... But can only find "dead" and "clear" versions when I want the metalic paint, or at least his basic colors.
     
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    No problem. You can still get him at TCP or TFSource.
    Magic Square Toys MS01W LIGHT OF FREEDOM (WHITE)
    https://tfsource.com/magic-square/MS-01w-light-of-freedom-white-version/

    I don't do a ton of comics but every now and then I'll be in the mood. Mostly when I think of an idea that I think will be funny.

    TCP seems to think there'll be another batch. They've got a pre-order listing for him. Magic Square Toys MS01 LIGHT OF FREEDOM (2020 Reissue) You might want to reach out and ask if they're still expecting it.
     
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    Someone has had extra time. :D  Great comic! Thanks for the laugh! :D 
     
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