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

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

  1. Shockwave81

    Shockwave81 Protecting Cybertron from all hostile threats Moderator TFW2005 Supporter

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    I think it mainly comes down to the fact that I’m a ‘bot mode guy’ so I’d only ever be doing it as something to fill time, it then becomes a question of ‘risk vs benefits’. Don’t get me wrong, I still want my Transformers to live up to their name, but I can happily live without frequent transformations of my more expensive collectibles (MP-44 is now in a league of his own in this regard...)

    I always think the proof’s in the pudding when I look in the MP Appreciation thread - it seems to be predominantly filled with pics of robots doing their thing, with an occasional sprinkling of vehicles and (even less frequently) the likes of MP-13, 29, and 36 lying around helplessly in their non-vehicular alt modes.

    Of course I have to admit to an exception when it comes to my MP BW figures - I’ve transformed them a whole lot more, particularly MP-43, mostly due to the fact that both modes have articulation and various facial expressions to enjoy.
     
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  2. gbm

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    I've gone through bunch of videos, and I just can't figure it out. How does this part secure?

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    Your matrix chamber’s tab should be off .
     
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  4. Shockwave81

    Shockwave81 Protecting Cybertron from all hostile threats Moderator TFW2005 Supporter

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    The back is very dependent on how the front has been transformed. You have to ensure that the blue tab below the matrix chamber is folded down, and not extending into the chest cavity, otherwise it pushes things out of whack. Of course I could be completely wrong, but how are things looking at the front?
     
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    Just put the Starscream head on the Maketoys Meteor body. Need to make/customize an adapter to fit the head. [​IMG]
     
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  6. RoboW4rrior298

    RoboW4rrior298 Oh $#!* what are we gonna do now?

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    That’s amazing, if you use Shapeways I’d definitely buy one!
     
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  7. gbm

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    Thank you friends. That was it.
     
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    SWEET JESUS THAT FIRST TRANSFORMATION WAS A CHORE!!!!! :eek: 

    I know it'll get 10x easier from here on out, but wow, what a chore. In the end however, you end up with one AMAZING looking Prime; can't deny that!

    Luckily there were two boxes on my porch today, and I suspect the other won't be such a head scratcher.

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    how’d he manage that? I still can’t find any updates :mad: 
     
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    Seeing as no one want to put facial comparisons... 20190903_174856.jpg 20190903_174856.jpg 20190903_174808.jpg 20190903_174758.jpg 20190903_174733.jpg 20190903_174725.jpg 20190903_174725.jpg 20190903_174733.jpg 20190903_174808.jpg
     
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    This just came from AJ! Box is in pristine condition with the exception of a bar code sticker placed right in the center of the front. I haven’t tried peeling it off yet, but for others that have ordered from AJ, have you gotten anything like that? Also, one side of the box has been double taped. I’m not a MISB collector and plan to open this anyway, but figured it was worth mentioning.

    EDIT: The sticker peeled off super easily. No residue or damage to the box.

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  12. BrutiKing

    BrutiKing Fixing MP-44s

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    FOR PEOPLE WHO BROKE THEIR MP-44 HERE'S HOW I FIXED MINE. THIS IS ALSO MORE DURABLE THAN THE UNBROKEN ORIGINAL.

    Thanks to @kentan99 for the original idea.
    @God Orion I never expected to be the one making a fix, but here ya go.

    Step 1: Disassembly
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    This is the back of the thigh piece you wanna take off.
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    Should Look like this when you're done.

    Step 2: Ratchet
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    Here is the ratchet piece that all the breakage surrounds
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    You wanna apply the glue on the bottom of the ratchet on the "outside" of the ring connecting it into the inner calf. Also, I recommend using gorilla gel super glue to do this. Real durable stuff.
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    Put the piece into it's slot and clean up the excess glue with a toothpick. Leave it to dry for around 5 mins.

    Step 3: Reassembly
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    Screw in the lower ratchet pieces like so and position the ratchets as though the leg is straight. This will allow you to reattach the other white piece easier.
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    Put the knee back into the thigh and put the ratchet in like so. Screw the back of the thigh in.

    Step 4: You're done. It probably won't break anymore. Life's Good.
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    Now you can play with your MP-44! I will do a paint fixing tutorial in the future. I have a lot of scuffs.
     
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  13. Prime of Shadows

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    That's it? I suggested this like 5 pages ago. Glad to know it works! If mine break, I'll do this.
     
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    Totally makes the figure.

    My 2 primes are sitting on my porch at home! Another 1-1.5 hrs before I make it to them, then probably can’t open one up for another 3. Soon!
     
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  15. BrutiKing

    BrutiKing Fixing MP-44s

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    Yup, suprisingly enough. On my other broken knee, I added a metal rod to make it even sturdier, but I tried using glue alone, and that worked out too, so yea.
     
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    Got any tips for the metal rod?
     
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    Nice! Glad you fixed the knee.

    Does it still transform back the same?
     
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  18. BrutiKing

    BrutiKing Fixing MP-44s

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    Yup.
     
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    Thank you!

    Will be one of the first things I do with mine once I work up the confidence to tackle it
     
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  20. BrutiKing

    BrutiKing Fixing MP-44s

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    Basically, I drill 3 holes (kinda like a triangle shape) on the back of the ratchet. Not all the way through. Same to the side in the inner thigh. take metal rods and glue them through. This kinda acts like a peg on a gundam.
     
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