Oversized KO MPM Optimus Prime - Heavily Modified

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

  1. zark225

    zark225 The Day Fukr

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    If you do it through ShowZ then it’ll probably the same thing. Dealing with pins sucks but I doubt they’ll do a whole leg or even the leg below the knee just for one part. If they do though then awesome!
     
  2. Xcandescent

    Xcandescent TRUKKS are the new MUNKYS

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    Here's the thing: a whole bunch of tabs on this figure have been beefed up for no reason, and the end result is that they both get stuck and end up stressing the related joints. There's a lot of needing to slightly bend plastic to clear tabs happening.

    That wheel is a design that basically dates back to the original ROTF Leader Prime. On no other version of this mold has it broken -- not even on the incredibly cursed and defective first release of MPM-4. That indicates a design and/or manufacturing change for the worse.

    ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

    If that happens, I guess I'm writing off the figure then!

    Yes, make the customer have to go a thing that has a high chance of breaking the figure, in order to fix a broken part. Makes sense!

    Guess I'll have to pick up the Black Mamba version as a Plan B.

    -XCN-

    Something about the change in the wheel tab design was bothering me, so I decided to double-check my memory. I pulled out both my LT-02 (MPM-04, but actually functional) and my 1st release of MPM-4 (broken and incredibly cursed) ... and I saw this on both figures:

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    So yes: the reason why I couldn't recall stressing the wheels during transformation on the MPM-4 mold is because they physically can't be, thanks to that hole actually being an open-ended groove, and not a closed peg hole.

    I also double-checked the other front wheel on my BA figure, and confirmed that it took barely any force to rotate, because there's enough space between it and the hole to avoid the peg being jammed in.

    This implies that the broken side had an assembly error -- but also that hey, all of this could've been avoided if they hadn't changed the design from a groove to a peg hole.

    -XCN-
     
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  3. ThePrimeCustoms

    ThePrimeCustoms Cybertronian Gentleman

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    Very interesting insight, I'm terribly sorry that this happened to you but I truly hope that things work out in the end and that hopefully, you get to enjoy the figure after the replacement part arrives! :D 
     
  4. LilPrime

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    Looks better then I thought with LS-12. Think I'll go ahead and cop black apple!
     
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    What Megatron is that? I’ve been looking for a fitting version to go with BA Prime.

    On a side note, I’ve not had one issue with the first release BA Prime I have. Everything is secure and nothing feels like it’s going to break.
     
  6. BrutiKing

    BrutiKing Apparently Ratchet Now.

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    I believe with the light up eyes, that is the black mamba one.
     
  7. savio-prime

    savio-prime Autobotist

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    Aoyi Mech LS-12 Megatron Oversized
     
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  8. ZEGR

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    the scale chart might show Megs being that much taller but in the movie there never was such big of a difference
     
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  9. Bee Camaro

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    The passenger side smokestack snapped on mine, and the rear arches on the driver side fell off the pin it was attached to.
    Seems like the newest batch hasn't been the best quality-wise :( 

    His size in the movies was inconsistent at times, but he was definetly meant to be that much bigger. I'm pretty sure that height is even official.
     
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  10. ManelFigures

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    The scene where they stare each other, Megatron has a head like a melon and Optimus a head like an orange, :D :D  Megatron 2007 is massive in comparison.
     
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  11. Shmoptimus Prime

    Shmoptimus Prime Za Warudo! TFW2005 Supporter

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    Yeah he's not just taller he's also much bulkier. It wasn't until he became galvatron (then inexplicably megatron again) that he lost a lot of the mass. He was only a few feet taller than OP in the 4th and 5th movies.
     
  12. savio-prime

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    Concept art from back then

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  13. Fade2BlackZarak

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    I've been out of collecting for a bit so apologies if this is the wrong place to ask, but I'm just curious as to what the major differences between this and the WJ OS Studio Series SS05 Prime are? There's a $60 price discrepancy and I was wondering if it was worth it?
     
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    Well here's this figure and oversized SS05 for ya
    Thunder Leader.PNG Weijiang.PNG
     
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  16. Could Mango Juice

    Could Mango Juice Todos saúdam Megatron!

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    I remember people bringing up an ab crunch on this figure that turned out to be an error in transformation. Is that correct? Is it supposed to come with an ab crunch or is it really just a missed step in transformation that results in that? If so, what is that error specifically?
     
  17. JohnnyGundam

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    There is no ab crunch. People are not tabbing in the back torso in properly and are also not locking everything into place using the silver ab grill under the red ab sections
     
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  18. Could Mango Juice

    Could Mango Juice Todos saúdam Megatron!

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    How does the back torso tab in properly?
     
  19. savio-prime

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    For those that have ordered from SZS...

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    What's the deal with the "Confirm Receiving" link?

    My order is still sitting at the Beijing Airport (since 11/26), but am I supposed to click on "Confirm Receiving" for it to move forward? Any thoughts on what that's about?
     
  20. octobotimus

    octobotimus Decepticon Intelligence

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    It means exactly what the words mean. That is to tell them you got it. It helps them get more accurate numbers for that shipping time estimate they have under their products. You simply click it after it arrives at your house.
     
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