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

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

  1. octobotimus

    octobotimus Decepticon Intelligence

    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2017
    Posts:
    4,555
    News Credits:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    212
    Location:
    Washington
    Likes:
    +9,873
    Ebay:
    $400 and needs a knee fix....... hhmmmmmm

    I mean he's an impressive prime, but really... he needs a fix....
     
  2. malware5

    malware5 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2013
    Posts:
    5,103
    Trophy Points:
    242
    Likes:
    +3,051
    Just got this bad boy....more to follow.......
     
    • Like Like x 5
  3. IwatchTV

    IwatchTV Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2018
    Posts:
    311
    Trophy Points:
    112
    Location:
    Llanfyllin, Wales
    Likes:
    +1,154
    Well, good job I love to tinker with things. Really shouldn't have to though.

    Wonder how long it will be before we see a re-release? I'm sure MP-36 was just a few months after the initial release.
     
  4. 4249david

    4249david Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2018
    Posts:
    553
    Trophy Points:
    137
    Location:
    Stalybridge, outside Manchester, UK
    Likes:
    +933
    Ebay:
    Did you get a pin too? The only thing I received was the figure (nothing packaged with it), and in the box was the plastic containing all the figures and accessories plus a poly bag with manual and card.

    Am I missing something other than my free t-shirt?
     
  5. Satomiblood

    Satomiblood Prototype Black

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2007
    Posts:
    21,045
    Trophy Points:
    362
    Location:
    Lancaster, PA
    Likes:
    +1,804
    Good luck.
     
  6. treatment

    treatment Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2013
    Posts:
    3,982
    Trophy Points:
    217
    Likes:
    +3,033
    I don't think anybody is quite giving TT a pass on the issue(s) at all.

    It is a double-tragedy if you actually paid $450 for it and the knees actually broke on it...
     
    • Like Like x 1
  7. twohip2

    twohip2 TFW2005 Supporter

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2019
    Posts:
    59
    Trophy Points:
    72
    Likes:
    +53
    Ebay:
    Gaining credibility at the office with clients today hand over fist:

    8AB1DC69-3E13-4290-9423-D5EFC1B5D6F7.jpeg
     
    • Like Like x 10
  8. flynnibus

    flynnibus Masterpiece Addict

    Joined:
    May 22, 2014
    Posts:
    1,281
    Trophy Points:
    197
    Location:
    NorthernVA
    Likes:
    +631
    Ebay:
    Well, if you wanted to get the figure.. I'd start with knowing it's actual cost.
     
    • Like Like x 7
  9. mags2424

    mags2424 TT and 3P MP Advocate

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2007
    Posts:
    2,870
    Trophy Points:
    282
    Location:
    Fort Montgomery, NY
    Likes:
    +2,306
    Well Amazon.jp price is 54,000 yen is $500. It is just discounted.
     
  10. TigerBlade

    TigerBlade Prepare for extermination

    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2011
    Posts:
    27,803
    News Credits:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    327
    Likes:
    +23,161
    Yup got the pin too:

    PicsArt_09-05-12.47.32.jpg

    Nearly threw it out lol Shirts are all medium.
     
    • Like Like x 4
  11. OmegaTaco Supreme

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

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2016
    Posts:
    1,054
    Trophy Points:
    217
    Likes:
    +2,559
    There are people buying it up on ebay for $500+ right now
     
  12. Houstonian Prime

    Houstonian Prime skilled tradesman

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2016
    Posts:
    1,172
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    192
    Location:
    Houston, TX
    Likes:
    +5,517
    even though it doesnt concern me I hate seeing these stories. especially on these big ticket items. I find this to be unacceptable that Has/Tak never will address these issues either. the most expensive retail priced transformer to date, needs to be pulled apart and fixed. are you f*ing kidding me. \"prone to breaking\". that thing is too expensive to have be pulling it apart and fixing it. if I had an issue I\'d send that thing back in a f*ing heartbeat, demand a new one. and file complaint.

    edited.. courtesy of Mattymo
     
    • Like Like x 1
  13. Mattymo

    Mattymo Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2017
    Posts:
    1,431
    News Credits:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    197
    Likes:
    +3,067
    Takara*
     
    • Like Like x 1
  14. Kenchanayoh

    Kenchanayoh Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2012
    Posts:
    1,420
    News Credits:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    197
    Location:
    USA to Korea to Japan to USA
    Likes:
    +442
    Ebay:
    Ever since MP Dinobot\'s shoulder ratchet exploded, I have been very wary of Takara\'s expensive figures. Seems like early adopters always gets screwed.
     
  15. T-Hybrid

    T-Hybrid "See see Seacons!"

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2006
    Posts:
    15,547
    News Credits:
    29
    Trophy Points:
    337
    Likes:
    +11,309
    If they're going to keep ratcheting up costs on MPs, they should probably stop selling figures with joints that explode.

    Right? For all the people who crap on Hasbro QC at least there it's $20 figures instead of a $400 collection centerpiece.
     
    • Like Like x 2
  16. Incepticon

    Incepticon Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2006
    Posts:
    15,608
    News Credits:
    13
    Trophy Points:
    337
    Likes:
    +8,085
    So have we confirmed anywhere yet that the jetpack works on MP Sideswipe?
     
    • Like Like x 4
  17. TattooedRobot

    TattooedRobot Let’s Nuke Hurricanes!!! TFW2005 Supporter

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2013
    Posts:
    10,700
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    307
    Likes:
    +8,059
    Damn I want to order this but the QC issues are freaking me out.
     
  18. treatment

    treatment Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2013
    Posts:
    3,982
    Trophy Points:
    217
    Likes:
    +3,033
    *shrugs*

    :scalper  == :crazy: 
     
    • Like Like x 4
  19. BWfan86

    BWfan86 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2013
    Posts:
    11,462
    News Credits:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    277
    Likes:
    +7,035
    Good to know that quality control and design expertise still top priority for the flagship TF line
     
    • Like Like x 3
  20. BrutiKing

    BrutiKing Apparently Ratchet Now.

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2016
    Posts:
    1,892
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    197
    Location:
    Canada
    Likes:
    +4,238
    If you ever need help, feel free to DM me and let me know!
     
    • Like Like x 2