Takara Dramatic Capture Series

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  1. Throway

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    Can you tighten the knees on Megs?
     
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    It looks like it would just be a case of tightening the screws, mine were tight out of the box though
     
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    The only shame is that Megs' backpack stops him from sitting on the throne normally, and he looks like he's got some sort of medical problem.

    I'd take his backpack off as I wasn't planning to transform him often, but honestly the beautiful metallic finish makes it more likely that I'll flip him from time to time, it's that good.
     
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    ziltama Mods, molds, and casts. Also full of hot gas.

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    DCS Shockwave looks terrible in-hand. Such a downgrade from Siege Shockwave. The light gray plastic is a total eyesore on him.

    Megatron's deco is great, but that's about it in terms of positives from the set.

    His joints are looser in general compared to ER.

    The backwards ankle drifting issue is a carryover from the ER mold. Hasbro inexplicably forgot to add the stabilizer tabs for the rear foot that the Siege version had. The work around is to have the foot arch by not straightening out the heel part.

    Megatron's barrel connection in alt mode is scary tight. The peg connection is OK but the shoulder tab connections gum it up.

    Edit: To get the barrel off, I hold the barrel like a pencil between the thumb and index finger, and then use the index and middle fingers to grab the bottom parts from both sides. Then I gently rock back and forth while trying to remove.

    The shoulder tabs will scuff paint from the sides during transformations.

    You can re-tighten them for a very slight / minimal improvement. Loosen first and then re-tighten. Obviously don't over-tighten. Once it's snug, then stop.

    Otherwise, if you feel comfortable taking stuff apart, you can gum up the knee mechanism with tape.

    DCS version is fine with correct assembly, so not applicable here. Regardless, that fix for Miner Megatron didn't affect anything functionally. If people had better knees afterward, it was from tightening the knee screws.
     
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    ziltama Mods, molds, and casts. Also full of hot gas.

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    OK, able to take apart Soundwave's head with a jewelry plier trick I use for glued heads, although that usually results in internal tabs being broken and possibly needing glue again to keep together. Took a few seconds to do.

    Yeah, the lightpiping piece is just lathered with clear red paint.

    Applied red masking tape over the eyes. I know some people here like using red kit kat bar wrapping, which I don't have atm. Even with the masking tape, it's a vast improvement. I'll update my bloated modding thread after I get ahold of some kit kat bar wrapping.

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    Edit: King size kit kat bar red wrapper for the visor and added red pinstriping tape to the hand blaster.
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    More in-depth info / tutorial:
    Heavy/Scratch: - Various mods (of mods), custom stuff
     
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    The next of Dramatic Capture could be Autobot Origin from BB (Wheeljack from Legacy United). All of them aren't released in Japan yet.

    Most Likely, Earth Mode Hound will be released in Dramatic Capture alongside with Ciffjumper.

    Here's my whislist:
    -Autobot Origins (Bee, Jazz & Wheeljack)
    -Hound & Cliffjumper
    -Hijack Shuttle (Dead autobots from SS Buzzworthy)
     
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    I'd love an origins set, I have a feeling that they are more likely to do the seekers or insecticons though
     
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    Earth mode Mirage and Hound with Ravage and the cage and key from MTMTE part 3
     
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    Do we have official word of which characters will be in or this is just pure speculation...
     
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    I think we are just speculating at the moment, unless something was announced that I'm not aware of
     
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    If they do Autobot Origins, maybe we could get the rest of the Welcoming Committee.
     
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    God yes please, my collection has big Sunstorm and Bitstream shaped holes in it!
     
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    I figure the third would be a redone Hotlink, since the previous release was both not cartoon accurate and a U.S. Walmart exclusive that I'm not certain saw a Japanese release.
     
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    They did sell him in Japan as a TTM exclusive, but I wouldn't mind a cartoon accurate one. Whether that means a better deco on the Siege mold or the ER mold for more accuracy in bot mode, I do not care. A 4 pack with Earth Nacelle and either mold for Hotlink, Bitstream, and Sunstorm would be great.
     
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    Not sure if this would affect them making an Autobot Origins set, but according to this thread, there is supposed to be a re-release of Origins Bumblebee at Target later this year

    Listing for Origins Bumblebee reissue and Beyblade collabs
     
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    Makes it more likely imo. Mold is already running, Takara could put in an order to the factory right after.
     
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    Ahh ok that makes sense
     
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    Honestly maybe Hasbro is just taking advantage of a Takara run and that's why we're getting a reissue? Seems like that would undercut Takara though so I doubt it's going down that way. If Takara is doing a run at all, which is heavy speculation with no basis as of now.
     
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    Just got a processing email from bbts on my set
     
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    Yeah those knees just aren't staying tight. Any time I turn the screw, it gets loosened by moving. Annoying
     
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