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

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

  1. Paco Grande

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    One of mine seized up as well as one other copy I’m aware of. For us the fix was to take apart the affected joint and add a bit of shock oil to lube it. Seems fine now. But the re-assembly of those small parts when they are slick with shock oil was a bit of a nightmare. Not sure how they do it at the factory. They must have a tool to help them.
     
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    It's probably been said already but man, the Riggoras mold HAS to get a black release as a 'toy deco' trailbreaker...
     
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  3. Throway

    Throway You'll never stop at one...

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    We need to nail down how to properly spell Rigorous. Are people trying to make it sound cooler?
     
  4. Jarrod

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    It's been spelled consistently "Riggorus" by TT since the reveal.
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    And confirmed in box/instructions.
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    I'd suggest following the dedicated Riggorus thread, instead of this, oddly, combined one.
    TAKARA MP-56+ Riggorus
     
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  5. Max Rawhide

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    Yeah, it would look absolutely amazing next to that toy deco Sunstreaker they made from MP Spin-Out....

    ...oh, wait :oops: 
     
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    Should Tomy make MP SG line in Japan (not counting to MP SG Prime 2016, who is not released in Japan).
     
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    If I didnt know better, I'd say they increasef the size of,the instructions, hopefully thats a good sign headed into the future.
     
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    Yeah, genuinely surprised that we haven't gotten that by now…
     
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    I don't know if this is a question, but yes.
     
  10. stprime

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    Bbts just charged me for op. Few months early. I’d been ok if thy also didn’t charge me for ML 01 and 02.
     
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    Just got charged for Riggoras! Hopefully he will be here in a few days. I'm hoping the toy detail stickers are good quality...
     
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    Biggest issue is the arm stickers as they go on raised surfaces. Do wish they tampoed the inside of the arm shield. Stickers are fine small flat surfaces, kind of meh when you have to apply bigger ones.
     
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    That’s a great idea! Tbh I’m thinking of using this to replace my mp-44 as I prefer the silver over the white (on the waist and legs).

    Sometimes I think they use white in the animation but they couldn’t use silver like in the Voltron toon!
     
  14. Shin Densetsu

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    The silver looks good in person. Regarding using white instead of silver in the cartoon, usually with implied silver they’d use some spot black shading/accents but for Prime it was normally lilac for the white areas even in the movie, so I’m not sure.

    To me, 44S isn’t a good homage to the original toy but it’s a great repaint as is.
     
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    Loving MP-44S... Just need to paint the eyes blue!

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    I need a 2nd MP-44 this looks nice but I think would stand out like a sore thumb in my cartoon style collection. Maybe just hold out for a reissue of cartoon Prime in the new MPG line.
     
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    Hey since you own both MP-44s and MS-02, I was wondering how you’d compare the two of them. I’ve been rather intrigued by both recently.
     
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    Prowl2000 Keep it sealed

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    MP-44S just arrived from BBTS. The figure looks great. My question to people that have this. Are you applying the stickers? I think it looks great without them.
     
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    Before I had him in hand I was going to put them on, but after I had him in hand I decided against putting the stickers on as I agree with you he looks great without them.
     
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    I do like the white of MP-44 (because the red, white and blue combination looks great), and it's a nice interpretation, but in the cartoon the legs were clearly meant to be silver following the toy, the same as how most of the faces (except for Hot Rod maybe) were meant to be different shades of silver but the cartoon had to use white or grey. (One of the things I'm less keen on in recent MPs is the use of flat face colours to match the literal colours of the cartoon instead of the colours the cartoon was trying to represent - I see it as less rather than more accurate, but I know I'm in the minority on that! Sunstreaker even mentions having his face re-chromed in one of the cartoons - possibly why he's one of the few modern MPs with a silver-ish face.)

    With Prime, you could often tell that the legs were meant to be silver (or rather chrome, the same as his grill) when he was standing next to truly white bots:

    prime-silver-3.jpg prime-silver-2.jpg prime-silver-1.jpg

    (In some cartoons, and in the movie, I think, they did appear more white, though.)

    That said, I have both MP-44 and MP-44S, and like both a lot!
     
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