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

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

  1. jackisking

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    The Japanese bank is about to raise interest rate which means our currency discount will disappear to some extent, would have been great to get the MP44 reissue out of the way.
     
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  2. Shin Densetsu

    Shin Densetsu I WILL DESTROY YOU Content Contributor Veteran

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    I think that was the intention.

    On my 44S, by bending the leg the lower knee joint tends to bend 1st and the upper knee joint(with a much tighter ratchet) bends afterwards.
     
  3. Throway

    Throway You'll never stop at one...

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    Let's try again! Sweet truck yadda yadda 1000034991.jpg 1000034994.jpg 1000034999.jpg 1000034995.jpg MP49 feels like a KO in comparison, my word. 1000035003.jpg 1000035000.jpg Toy toon, toon toy... toy toon toy toy 1000035002.jpg 1000035001.jpg 1000034997.jpg 1000035006.jpg
    Good show. Very nice.
     
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  4. Lklee78

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    Ok, ordered
     
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  5. brickonator

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    I gotta say, all of these in-hand pictures are really pushing me to want to get him to add to the MP Diaclone team.
     
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  6. Sam

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    Yep I got it backwards, will edit my post! I think you’ll enjoy 44S in robot mode, paint seems more durable than 44 except for the silver obliques which are the one thing that seemed more durable on 49 and are now fragile again, annoyingly. Everything else on 44S feels better than on 44 or 49, my 44S can even hold his gun properly (finally!), except that 44’s chest closes a bit more flush.
     
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  7. Aigis

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  8. KylerWilmoth

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    Does the paint feel more durable on this guy? Specifically on the grey abdomen pieces and the yellow on his crotch. I want this guy to be able to handle and transform back and forth. It bugs me so much knowing I can't do that on my original MP44
     
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  9. Throway

    Throway You'll never stop at one...

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    The grey is stronger on this than MP44 but not as strong as MP49. The yellow is bare plastic so no worries there. The paint is a nice light but noticeable coat and it doesn't thicken joints or come off your hands. The perfect paint job.
     
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  10. Paco Grande

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    As has been discussed since MP-49 came out TT changed the crotch parts to coloured plastic to avoid the paint chipping so that is fixed. The knees were also changed with 49 and 44S to avoid the breakage some people were experiencing.

    With 49 the grey abdomen paint seemed to be tougher and scratched less. But I’ve heard that 44S has more delicate paint there again for some reason so you would need to be careful with that area.
     
  11. KylerWilmoth

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    Damn. The paint being weak is enough to make me not want to pick it up anymore. I want an mp44 I can play with so bad
     
  12. jackisking

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    Paint is probably being overstated, I transformed mines without too much care and my paint was intact, you could always put a clear coat on top to protect from scratching, but nothing like MP44 where it literally flaked/ scraped off during transformation.
     
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    Throway You'll never stop at one...

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    Roughly 5 transformations in
     
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  14. Paco Grande

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    I don’t think it’s that bad or we would have seen tons of complaints in this thread. If you are careful it should be fine. I only heard about it from one person so it may not be a huge problem.
     
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  15. Shin Densetsu

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    None of it scraped on mine so far during transformation but the eye was scraped on the movie head for mine out of the box.
     
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  16. KylerWilmoth

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    Good to hear! I'm back on board.
     
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    Okay! Any updates on a new toy head for 44+? Just got my copy. :) 
     
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    Finally got mine in! Love everything about it so far, now to drum up the courage to transform him
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    Just got this guy in today. So awesome. D1328BE0-99E0-42FA-AC77-B9A79BDF1BBA.jpeg
     
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    Look who arrived yesterday
     
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