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

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

  1. Snakeguy

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    Got mine in and one of the side windows just popped out. is the clip meant to be open like this or am i gonna have to get a replacement?
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    It's pinned on and swung into the frame. You could probably just glue it to the door
     
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    Whoa, wait, where’d you get the Marvel looking head?
     
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    I painted the eyes and face on the head he came with. I saw someone post about it a few pages back so I did it myself. It looks really nice. D564A43E-3F23-4C03-9B1A-223E0D8611F0.jpeg
     
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  7. Shin Densetsu

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    Plot twist…since MP-44S is a toy homage in deco only, I’m okay using the blue eyed S1 head moreso now, since it further emphasizes how this is truly a robot in diguise(moreso than MP-44/49). At 1st glance you’d expect it to have yellow eyes. I like how no 2 parts(aside from the smokestacks) look the same in either mode. For example, unless someone told me what I was looking at, I don’t think I’d be able to tell that the cab turns into that robot. That’s pretty cool engineering. More of a robot in disguise than MP-01/10.

    While I do think this will make it to sale prices over time, I still think this will end up being a sleeper hit also. Looks cool to me with the S1 head with no stickers. It was never going to be a proper G1 toy homage without any substantial retooling.

    That still leaves Takara with the opportunity to homage the original toy in the future and I’m okay with that.
     
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    This looks great! As much as I like it, I am a purists. I only changed one thing and that was the blue windows on Bee. I had to and feel it should have come that way standard. They did show pictures with the blue windows and then changed it for whatever reason.

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    Well for me at least I don’t mind a bit of customization on my mps if it will elevate my enjoyment of a figure. I’ve never been happy with mp44s head portraits and this simple repaint has made me very happy with this figure. 44s is such a better figure than the standard mp44. I wish the original had tight hip joints. It’s loose and floppy but this release is a definite improvement.
     
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    Well, got charged for Riggorus on AJ (along with the Starscream Waspinator Pack)
     
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    That is what I have been hearing about MP44S. I have yet to take both of them out of their boxes and test them out. My Mp44s are loose too, but they are one hell of a figure!
     
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    Are we tired of seeing this guy yet?

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    Excited for Rigoras, hope he releases soon!

    Really need to find someone to buy my XTransbots and Ocular Max yellow Trailbreakers...
     
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    Mine already shipped from AJ..

    I forgot I need to sell my Ocular Max one.. I still need to sell my X-Transbots Crosscut. If I can find him.
     
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    Well after flexing the knees back and forth a few times on my 44s it looks like my lower left knee ratchets have given out as they dont click anymore. Has anyone tried the 44 knee fix on 44s? Is it the same procedure? And for the record, the upper ratchets are super tight making the lower ratchets engage first when bending the knees. The opposite of 44. You have to actually physically force the upper ratchet on 44s to bend first.
     
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    Can anybody confirm if the jet pack from the KO of MP-44 would fit the new MP-44S?

    I'm interested to see if I can use the internal space inside the jet pack for a project. ;) 
     
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    Given there's zero mold changes it probably can
     
  20. Shin Densetsu

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    It seized on the legs of 1 of mine due to a tab going out of alignment. This may be what happened to yours. I unscrewed it and realigned everything then screwed it back on and it’s fine now.
     
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