Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-44 Convoy/Optimus Prime Ver. 3

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Retroheavy, Feb 21, 2018.

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  1. tturbozx66

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    Would have been nice if they included both a soft and hard type.
     
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  2. [Wing_Saber-X]

    [Wing_Saber-X] Takara Fanboy Collector

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    Oh yes! Great to see Wotafa's awesome video! He sure works fast! Lol
    Gonna slowly digest this when Im at home...
     
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    Man, TCracker would have lost his marbles over this...

    It's so GOOOooooodd.....
     
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  4. Sam

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    I'll be opening the box from this flap:

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    Always cut open on the side with the vehicle mode picture.

    I'm sure you all needed to know that :lol 
     
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  5. ComputronX

    ComputronX Till all are MP

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    Did anybody get a email from Amazon.co.jp?
    I ordered months ago, but can‘t login for some reason. Password reset doesn‘t work for sone reason, so I can't check the status. So I wo der if they have sent a email regarding the shipping of the figure...
     
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    Selection of instagram pics under #transformers and #transformerstoys:

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  7. lord ginrai

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    The stand doesn't seem to have space for a ratchet so I don't think it's an assembly issue. The fact that the instructions don't make any mention of the stand functionality makes me think it's an abandoned feature precisely because of this issue.

    Future might do the trick but Prime is pretty hefty!

    The head comes apart very easily. Just 3 little screws, no glue.

    Face paint is flat grey as far as I can tell.

    Season 1 antennas are both the same lentght.
    I'm afraid I don't have Ironhide but I do have Ratchet!

    Note that the antennas don't fit in this configuration without modding and so the head can't be closed properly. For the picture it's just balancing on there.
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    Also, this is how far the season 1 faceplate will slide on the season 2 face without modding. Shouldn't take too much cutting to make it fit. You'd still need to do some additional modding to be able to get the antennas to fit though.
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  8. Such Heroic Nonsense

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    If not bendage ...:confused: 
     
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    lord ginrai D-list Decepticon

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    Right. The thing is though, that they're molded with the curve on purpose. They're all like that.
     
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    even the prototypes were like that.
     
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    darthschroeder Macro-Con

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    Every time I look at this mid-transformation photo I get really strong Bay Movie vibes

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  12. lord ginrai

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    Actually, they were straight on the prototype, test shots and all the promo pics. It's very much a last minute change and I can totally understand why people are disappointed or upset about it.

    On the flip side, the inclusion of Peter Cullen voice clips was also unknown and kinda makes up for it a bit.
     
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    Cool! It's very similar to his look in Atlantis Arise or A Prime Problem:

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    It's a shame that the different eyes/mouth aren't designed to be swapped between each other, but with a little modding it sounds quite doable. Flat grey is perfect, that means I should be able to find a good spray paint that's a colour match! :thumb 

    Great that it's so easy to disassemble and there's no pieces glued together.

    He looks great with Ratchet, thanks :thumb 
    Group shot with all available Autobots? :D 
     
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    Just two questions - how much forward, side to side, and back does his ab joint allow? And is he back heavy at all?
     
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    Y'all are putting me to work tonight! Sheeesh :p 

    Here ya go
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    About yay much
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    And he's very stable because of his heels.
    He has a heavy back, but he doesn't seem back heavy at all, if that makes sense.
     
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    Yeah cause absolutely no one else asked or tkought the exact same thng before ...
     
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    And I thought it was just me that did that :lol .

    Just watched the transformation video. Alot of hate in the comments kinda had me worried, but alot of them are from TE01 lovers who just cant help but bring up the price and the backpack. Also, have to say that the guy transforming him in that video is just super rough with the figure. I sure wont be handling my MP44 like that.

    Didnt think I could get anymore excited for this figure, but the photos/videos on here have pushed my eagerness for MP44 to a new level. So great to see the absurd levels of articulation on this guy and the balance that a figure like this can have.

    Will pass the final verdict when I eventually have him myself but at the moment it sure is looking like £300 well spent in my opinion.
     
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    Aaaaaaaa you all are killing me with envy. Mine shipped today. I cant wait to lick him
     
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    I don't know what you're smoking but i'd like to have yours dealer's phone number.

    GRREDY MY ASS.
     
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