Possible MP-44+ & MP Hoist/Trailbreaker repaint..

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by optimalprimus, Jun 30, 2023.

  1. stevej

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    Oh, it's THAT face with the blue eyes. Money saved then I guess - unless someone has the other head from MP-44 they'd like to part with?
     
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    Yeah they're completely fucked in this image, as a result of being able to activate the lower set in the absence of a locking mechanism
     
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    Yeah I own MP-49 but I haven’t handled it in a while and I wasn’t sure if that was possible. All I remember is that with the stopper removed from the upper knee it’s actually possible to run out of ratchet teeth and have the knee flop around loose. Not ideal but it can be avoided. I’m just annoyed that they just removed the mechanism instead of trying to fix it and make it perfect. The original design was a cool idea but it didn’t turn out well.
     
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    From what I'm hearing on Japan Twitter MP44S has better joint tolerances including those for transformation
     
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    US Sites are never going to get import stock before Amazon.JP. Even if they took an express flight out from HK (where they sometimes hit first by maybe 1-2 days) you'd be paying a disgusting mark-up for 'early bird special'. I want to say BBTS and a couple did that for a big release some years back... but I'm blanking on what it was.
     
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    Yep. Just want to emphasize this again. It certainly appeared to be user error at first, but was definitely a materials issue. It could definitely be exacerbated but a user forcing it, for sure.

    If you have one that's fine, that's great. But we've seen enough examples, and I've personally disassembled 4 different copies, to see it's the design that's the issue.
     
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    I think with MP-57 skyfire BBTS had it way earlier than normal. Or maybe im getting it mixed up with armada prime. I know they had prime like 2 months before amazon US shipped mine out. I honestly cant tell anymore haha.
     
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    That was a Mall exclusive, the only way for us in to get were through the domestic shops.
     
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    From Baidu
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    As someone who intentionally passed on MP44, I am super stoked for this! Amazon Japan just charged me, can't wait to get it in hand. This might be my definitive Optimus.
     
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    Me too! Passed on the refular MP36 megatron fpr the plus version.. looking forwards to getting the two on the shalf together
     
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    I wasn't even back into the hobby when mp44 came out and I'm very excited for 44S. I am the target demo, close enough for me!!
     
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    Is this worth getting if I already have mp-44 and magic squares ms-02 and ms-02tc versions ?
     
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    Sorry if it read that way. That’s not how I meant it at all. In fact I was one of the first people to refute the user error claim back in the day :p 

    What I trying to say was that in some cases it’s user error in other cases it’s just bad luck.

    I thought I made it pretty clear in my post that the material choice was the culprit, but I suppose I should have emphasized it more.

    My first copy had a busted knee straight from the box. Second copy had two working knees and I’ve been able to keep ‘em that way by being careful. I am very aware of how the internal mechanism works and know that it could fail. In that case I also know which parts to glue down to fix it.

    The main point of my post, however, was to explain that there were no running changes made to the knees on MP-44. The altered knees weren’t introduced until the black repaint.
     
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    I think they will all fail eventually. I barely touch my copy and was super paranoid about the knees and paid attention every time I bent them and one of them is going for sure. I will eventually have to perform the fix.
     
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    By the stickers, I know that TT knows how to achieve the perfect G1 toy version, but they chose to release this toy with an eclectic mix of cartoon version Image_1708830881730.jpg
     
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