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

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

  1. PoweredConvoy

    PoweredConvoy Randy

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    Yeah, I picture a lot of people ruining their antennae trying to fix them. Probably best to leave them be.
     
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  2. RoboW4rrior298

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

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    Yeah I’m not risking it unless it’s ridiculous to the point I don’t know which head is battle damaged :D 
     
  3. tonewheelz

    tonewheelz Well-Known Member

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    Someone asked why not send it back for a replacement or refund, regarding on the knee issue.

    A replacement would have the same issue, if not immediately, then eventually. This is a design flaw, and I’m pretty sure eventually every unit is going to have this issue, regardless of how carefully they move the joints.

    Additionally, it’s going to cost $$ to ship it back. So might as well fix it. I’m pretty bitter about having to fix a design flaw in such an expensive figure, but whatever. I’ll probably end up emailing TT about it regardless.
     
  4. OmegaTaco Supreme

    OmegaTaco Supreme Evil will always triumph, because good is dumb TFW2005 Supporter

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    I didnt see anything too crazy like that one Chinese review. I actually handle mine in a similar fashion and I've never had anything break.
     
  5. IwatchTV

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    This is why I'm hoping I wont have issues with mine.

    I'm so careful with my figures, especially masterpieces
     
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  6. Jdk504

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    That is what I was thinking to do (just leave it). I 'll check at lunch time, didn't really get a chance to mess with him all that much this morning. I am still unclear on exactly what constitutes a fix or just leave it.

    Appreciate the speedy and courteous replies.
     
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    Prime of Shadows Quick as Lightning

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    TigerBlade Prepare for extermination

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    How long did you heat it for? lol
     
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    Robotmonkeys Sons of Cybertron

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    I thought they were pretty clear.

    If the bottom knee joint bends before engaging the top joint all the way, there’s a problem.

    If the bottom joint is locked and engages only after bending the top joint all the way, your fig should be A-ok.
     
  11. God Orion

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    I am so happy. My version is flawless. There are so much things I feel, I can’t explain. I need time to enjoy.

    My knees are fine as far as it goes. Fingers crossed.

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  12. kshaps

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    I just used a hairdryer this morning to fix my S2 antennae and it worked perfectly

    How I did it:

    1. Dismantle head
    2. Remove antennae
    3. One at a time take the antennae and hit it with the hairdryer at a mid/high temp setting about an inch away for 30 seconds your finger should definitely feel like it's hot - make sure to hit both sides evenly
    4. Wedge the antennae base at edge of a flat surface so the entire antennae is lying flat, no gaps - I used a hobby mat
    5. Rub your thumb with a good amount of pressure up and down the antennae
    6. Repeat until desired straightness

    There should be no fear of destroying the antennae following these instructions

    Before and after of mine (I wanted a little bit of curve)

    Before:

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    After:
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    so when bending the knees, do you need to hold the whole of the lower leg?
     
  14. KayODave

    KayODave Still a grey prototype

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    I hold it at the kneecap until the top ratchet is bent all the way then hold it at the shin while bending the lower ratchet.
     
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    Mine arrived today in The Netherlands. And it's damaged, A piece is broken off at his belt. I know I did not do this myself, Takara packaged it this way.
    I have contacted Amazon for an exchange, but right now I'm just disappointed...

    Does anyone know how to contact Takara directly? They have a customer service page but no e-mail to be found, only a phone number.

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  16. franpincho

    franpincho MP-47 Survivor

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    One has to assume these things get assembled in bot mode, right? I mean, in my very inexperienced manufacturing process opinion, it seems like that's the easiest way to assemble something, in this case a toy.

    So you have people that make $0.30 a day transforming these things at a rate of 1000/hr?

    But yeah, we save on packaging.
     
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    One more thing during massive enjoyment: my wife is a genius, she made a special meal for that very special occasion and thought of candles to make some nice pictures. What an evening!

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    Cyclonus79 Decepticon General

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    Nice job ! I plan on doing this myself . Good to see you didn’t burn yourself alive of melt your figure. As if we’ve done this before lol.
     
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  19. franpincho

    franpincho MP-47 Survivor

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    Take that woman to a nice dinner this weekend. I'm thrilled you are this happy man!
     
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  20. Bob 121

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    This is why I never open MPs upon release anymore. I'll wait till you guys all sort out the best ways to fix this guy.

    Why can't TT just release a single MP without widespread issues? This makes MP BW Megatron seem flawless.