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

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

  1. Prime of Shadows

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    Oh of course, the ultimate V3. Why have the fun of a complex transformation when he can simply transform himself?
     
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  2. Optimus Dime

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    Sorry, but I like all the extras that he came with. Not every person hates having extra stuff.

    I found Emgo's was very smooth and easy to follow.



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  3. piman

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    and i am sure there will be a dual version, manual and auto. why drive stick when you can drive auto? same idea.
     
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    Eh, that’s more of an automorph analogy. This is more akin to a self-driving car.
     
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    I got mine from them as well today and was surprised by the shirt. I thought they were only giving them out from the UK site. The shirt is nice, but too small for me, and too big for my three year old. Maybe frame it for display.
     
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    Has anyone been able to compare MP-44's and MP-10's trailers to look for shared parts? I had assumed 44's was entirely new, but someone pointed out to me that the swing-out support pieces on the bottom look remarkably similar. Just curious if anyone's done a detailed comparison, thanks! :thumb 
     
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    it would be more like to a case that you use a remote control for the transformation then.
     
  8. Prime of Shadows

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    I would imagine that Prime has a remote control, yeah.
     
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    Hi guys, just wanted to pull out more awesome poses on this one and just wondering how do you detach the upper section from the lower one so that I have a waist swivel and an ab crunch? Any videos? Thanks in advance!
     
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    Ok, put your thumbs under his backpack, and apply increasing forward/upward pressure. The joints are strong, don’t be afraid to put a little more pressure than you think is necessary. Brace the chest with your fingers to absorb the momentum/energy.

    Also @chchchch nice job Chris! His crotch is really thrusting in that one! Edit: wrong thread, sorry...
     
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  11. Vakamadisk

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    He's so much fun to pose. I've never enjoyed posing a figure as much as this one. It's just so easy to manipulate this guy.

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  12. TJDetweiler13

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    Thanks do I have to untab the red flap at the back? or I should be able to do it even though it is attached?
     
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    Nope no untabbing of ANYTHING is necessary. The joint simply unclicks.
     
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    Has anyone been able to get a “hand-grasping-chin-deep-in-thought” pose? I though I saw that one in one of the promotional pics but not sure the hands will allow it.

    The only reason I haven’t tried is it just occurred to me and I’m at work for several more hours.
     
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    I just took this video (based on @Prime of Shadows' method), hope it helps too!!



    And haha @Prime of Shadows, yes it is! :lol 
     
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    Thanks bud! Just scrolled back a few pages, pretty much push the the backpack upward/forward using your thumbs then bob is your uncle :)  I'll give it a try when I get home :) 

    Thanks for the vid @chchchch !!! :) 
     
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    In fact I’d also recommend placing a finger or two on top of his waist just above the rear and side skirt pieces as braces as well.

    Nice job man! That’s exactly what I meant!
     
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    Ah thanks, I think you were one of the ones who helped me understand it in the first place! :thumb  :thumb 
     
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    Sorry, but how? How is a total rebuild, ground up, with a massively different budget and mandate not a V3? I’m honestly curious.

    That self-transforming thing doesn’t even look good, and you don’t get to engage with it except to flick a switch. That’s a totally different kind of piece.
     
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    Well i finally got around to transforming him and he is a thing of beauty. Unfortunately alot of his parts are tight and made me nervous. Also i noticed during the begining of mytransformation. I had gotten a stress line at one of the locking posts on the side panel. This made me cringe a bit. Also hisleft knee even with me following directions and taking it slow and supporting the joint seems to be messed up lower ratchet not ingagingeven when aligned. Surgery tomorrow i guess. Do i contact tfsexpress and see if i can get a replacement part or not?
     

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