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

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

  1. Such Heroic Nonsense

    Such Heroic Nonsense No!

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    More power to those effecting the fix, but tbh ... the last thing I want to be doing to my ultra-expensive new toy fresh out of the box is disassembling knee joints or whipping out the hair-drier to heat me some antennae.

    The latter bugs me most.

    Deliberate design choice or not, gonna wait for the V2 in the hope they (maaaybe) straighten those suckas in time. No, it's not the end of the world, but it IS the kinda thing – exactly the kind of thing – in a headsculpt to bring out the OCD streak and drive me nuts. :D :rolleyes: 
     
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  2. Stryder Wolfe

    Stryder Wolfe Is it...Safe???

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    Regarding the knees....I was just thinking...what if one were to simply trim the "locking" piece off of the blue ratchet. The "L" shaped bit that is supposed to slide into the white thigh but doesn't always quite make it? I don't have this in hand yet so that's maybe a ridiculous idea that won't work or it's maybe a drastic measure, but could be a possible solution? Maybe it would even be an improvement, letting me decide which knee ratchet I want bending first instead of having it dictated to me by a piece of plastic that then causes damage when it fails?

    Really just musing take this post with a feather light touch...won't have MP44 in hand for at least another 48 hours.....
     
  3. BrutiKing

    BrutiKing Apparently Ratchet Now.

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    Nope. In Canada, but it went through Cincinnati customs.
     
  4. Grumble11

    Grumble11 New Member

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    Are you trying to be funny cause I really can't tell...
    I meant I did not damage it during transformation, the damage was already there.
     
  5. BrutiKing

    BrutiKing Apparently Ratchet Now.

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    Two heroes, two of my best purchases this summer.
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  6. Jarrod

    Jarrod Semi-retired Builder

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    Hmm, you're the second person to mention that the tab will not go into the channel at all. I wonder if that is the actual begining cause?

    Does it look like it's too big? Or not lined up properly? Have you tried pushing it in with your finger while bending the knee? Any chance you could take a pic?

    But yes, if you glued that part in, locking it as intended, you would lose the lower knee joint unless you can get that tab to enter the channel.
     
  7. Emperor Bruticus IV

    Emperor Bruticus IV Destron

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    Man, I know how you feel about these things man... strict collecting parameters etc etc!
    You're a lucky man.. I'm going to enjoy living through your pictures until I get myself one in the future.
    Seeing everyone's photos so far I can honestly say he looks better than I imagined & I was expecting a lot!
    Cannot wait to see how they redo Soundwave!
     
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  8. lord ginrai

    lord ginrai Proud member of the Cult of Scorponok

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    Oh no, that sucks! :( 

    Oh wow, your wife's awesome!
    Sushi? XD
     
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  9. DashCourageous

    DashCourageous Greetings Programs!

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    Same here.
     
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  10. RoboW4rrior298

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

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    I really want to do this, but have them halfway through transformation.

    A stop motion would be even sweeter, I feel like I’m brave enough to make one for Prime when he arrives.
     
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  11. flynnibus

    flynnibus Masterpiece Addict

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  12. flynnibus

    flynnibus Masterpiece Addict

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    Got some cite behind that claim? Or was it..
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    This guy?
     
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    Trailbreaker77 Veteran TFW2005 Supporter

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    Prime has been delivered, and placed in storage until I have a place to put him.
     
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    RoboW4rrior298 Oh $#!* what are we gonna do now?

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    If I’m correct in assuming he came from AJ, it might be worth opening him and just sliding out the plastic shell to check for missing parts or obvious damage besides the knees.

    Won’t be able to get a return if you leave it too long.

    Then again not sure if you plan to sell it either :) 
     
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  15. TJDetweiler13

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    I had the same trouble last night - lock the backpack first then push it down, that worked for me.
     
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  16. lord ginrai

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    The figure that was shown off at the last few toy shows had the same bend.

    Although I now subscribe to @Jarrod's theory that it's probably a result of how the nylon cures rather than how it was molded.
    All figures I've seen so far have the exact same curve, which also suggest it's a curing issue and doesn't happen due to packaging and/or transformation.

    Regardless, it seems like TT were aware of this during manufacturing and decided to let it slide.
     
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  17. KayODave

    KayODave Still a grey prototype

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    I can confirm that not all figures have the same curve. On my S2 head the right antenna is roughly straight while the left has the curve. It’s definitely unintentional, and either a design or QC error.
     
  18. Georgii10235

    Georgii10235 A member for fun

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    It's both. Design-wise they made it curve to emulate some frames in the cartoon. QC-wise the softer plastic means a higher chance of it not hardening properly so it becomes asymmetrical. Intentional idea yielding unintended results in some cases.
     
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  19. lord ginrai

    lord ginrai Proud member of the Cult of Scorponok

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    I agree! There was an autocorrect typo in my previous post. I meant to say "it's probably a result of how the nylon cures rather than how it was molded".
    Thanks for sharing that your antennas did not have the same curve :) 

    I don't think it was intentional because none of the included promo material features curved antennas. Not on the box, instructions or product design sheets.
     
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  20. kshaps

    kshaps Busting Deceptichops

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    It's my last day of vacation so I decided to take some pics of Prime. Loving him even more after playing around with him for a few hours.

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