Oversized KO MPM Optimus Prime - Heavily Modified

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by Cheem The Rup, Sep 22, 2018.

  1. wboender

    wboender Impatient Overspender

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    i ordered and completed my payment august 28th. he told me the order before mine got the last copy but he’s getting more soon (referring to september 23rd)
     
  2. Sayan Rahman

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    When I ordered, there were still one or two copies left, so I really hope nothing goes wrong. Really wish he'd ship lol, I'm getting anxious from all my excitement
     
  3. Chris C137

    Chris C137 Has a faux butt-flap. That partsforms.

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    Not sure if this has been posted before, I know we've had pictures of WJ Prime next to MPM4 but I saw this on Instagram and thought it was cool, lining the two up as if they were the same height so you can compare the exact differences. It also highlights again just how absurdly high people are positioning the chest windows in order to angle the abs how they want.

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    This also makes me want a WJ Prime at MPM4 scale.
     
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  4. Megatron118

    Megatron118 Excelsior! Moderator

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    That’s what I wanted. I don’t like the idea of a snowball effect that requires getting upscales of every Decepticon just to scale with BA Prime. Things would be a lot simpler if it was the same size as the original. No need to wait for an OS MPM Megatron, OS MPM Starscream, Blackout, etc...and Lord only knows when we’ll get the regular MPMs of those last two to begin with, let alone the OS KOs to scale with this.

    If Unique Toys or some other third party wanna take a shot at a new 07 MPM Prime that’s roughly the same size as the official, they’ll get my attention
     
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  5. jru42287

    jru42287 Ass Möde is a way of life.

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    Saaaame. Even if it was just a slight upscale to make the scale work better with the other MPMs, i'd be happy, since MPM4 is a little smaller than he should be.
     
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  6. Lukelbs

    Lukelbs I am responsible for my own disappointment.

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    I finally tried it out and it can be accomplished without any modifications. You do, however, have to swivel the headlight past a stop to accommodate the new angle, illustrated in the picture below.
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    comparison 20190925_131034.jpg side view comparison 20190925_130722.jpg

    More angles of fan mode.
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    I'm still trying to decide if it improves the look enough to continue doing.

    How does everyone else feel about it?
     
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  7. ib4cx3pt

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    I like it, you don't think it will wear down the hinge going past that point. does it require a lot of force to pass the bump.
     
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  8. Sayan Rahman

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    Thanks so much Luke! Personally I think it looks a bit better. Does it strain the plastic?
     
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  9. Daedelus

    Daedelus Know sacrifice, know victory

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    My order from ShowZ shipped! He's on his way!
     
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  10. Lukelbs

    Lukelbs I am responsible for my own disappointment.

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    It requires some force but I didn't feel like it was ever going to break from the force. From what I can tell, no stress marks or weakening of the joint.
    To be safe, one could cut the small tab off with and exacto knife with little issue.
     
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  11. ib4cx3pt

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    interesting ill try it tonight when i get home thanks.
     
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  12. AtomicLad

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    I feel you guys on the scale thing with this guy. I am not planning on adding him to the display case, he will most likely go outside of it somewhere. I was more interested in having it on hand to marvel at the engineering of it more than anything else. It being out of scale with everything else I own keeps it from ending up with the rest.
     
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  13. Sayan Rahman

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    On a side note, I'm pretty sure a while back you mentioned how he has these weird, but accurate things on the back of his knee joint, preventing a double knee bend. Did you ever cut that off, and did it work?
     
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  14. MnemonicSyntax

    MnemonicSyntax Does it see into me clearly? or darkly?

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    I love it. It had me "on the fence" to "still on the fence but I dig the fan mode headlights."
     
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    I’m fine with the upscale. Honestly there were only a few bots I was interested in and I knew the KO companies would produce more fine detailed versions at a later time.

    I’m not sure if it’s a matter of WANTING To place the windows that high, it’s they are just THAT high because of the way it transforms. There is a LOT of folded panels under them window segments.
     
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  16. Lukelbs

    Lukelbs I am responsible for my own disappointment.

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    It's pretty tricky, it took me longer to figure out than I care to admit. I feel like it also makes things hold in place better. I might see if there is a wst to make the headlights tab into that placement.
    I have yet to cut those but when I do I'll make sure to share if it's worth it or not.
    I knew I could sway you. ;)  I too am bugged by the lack of storage for his guns in robot mode. There's a lot of good ideas in the figure, but I think all the details and accuracy got away from Black Apple. I'd love it if someone took the best from this figure and applied it to an orginal sized MPM Prime.
     
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  17. hthrun

    hthrun Show accuracy's overrated

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    I think I'm going to wait for that. I have too many other toys I've been missing out on...
     
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  18. MnemonicSyntax

    MnemonicSyntax Does it see into me clearly? or darkly?

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    Bingo. Size is also another issue with me.

    So many toys, so little time.
     
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    Size is indeed showstopper.
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    Actual intended height for BA Prime & MPM8.

    Oversized MPM8 would probably have a longer wingspan than my shoulders.
     
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  20. Seth Sunthay

    Seth Sunthay ElusoryMonk

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    The hips in the BlackApple one are supposed to collapse, thus hiding the gap between the waist, same in the official mold)
     
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