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

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

  1. Deruji

    Deruji 小説家と翻訳者とアニメーター

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    I think they usually only handle returns when the actual item is damaged
     
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  2. ambitron

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    I *love* the season 1 head - I like both, but the S1 head is my favourite, against my expectations. Check back through the past few pages (or run a search on this thread) for posts by @DeanML, as he has posted loads of great pictures using the S1 head. Here's one I posted myself a few days ago:

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    The rest are here:

    Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-44 Convoy/Optimus Prime Ver. 3
     
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    Final thoughts after messing around with him since Tuesday.
    Amazing figure, I really love it, my favourite masterpiece (MP-41 comming very close)

    Great engineering leading to a complex transformation yet intuitive.
    The show accuracy gives us a figure with superb shelf presence, boosted by excellent articulation ala mp36/9.
    I feel like the 5 year old kid that finally has in hand the Optimus Prime he always had wanted.

    Yes the knee can be a problem but there's a fix. I think TT didn't respect the engineers initial thoughts because of production costs. I hope there will be a reissue fixing this issue, but it will be more expensive (unless they also do a figure only item). I will get a second MP-44 eventually ...

    My only gripe so far is this way too fragile grey paint around the chest, despite being very careful. Shame

    Ps Everyone noticed the final steps back to truck mode are quite challenging. One of the reasons for struggling with the tabs could be when you push in the biceps into the shoulder right in the beginning of the transformation. On one side it's not fully pushed in and it's the most difficult side for me.

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  4. comboi

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    Maybe he can photoshop a broken figure without actually breaking the figure and show the photo to Amazon. If Amazon.jp formally accepts the return, he'll break the figure the way he photoshopped it and send it back. If Amazon rejects the return, he can keep his unharmed figure. Sounds fraudulent and wrong, but just an idea. The box is part of the product of this price range. It greatly reduces the resale value if it's damaged.
     
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  5. Onilink

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    Wait a momenti. The Ironhide fire effects are compatibile with sideswipe and red alert?
     
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  6. banjoted

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    Be sure to ask him to swing by here and tell all other collectors to fuck off because that sort of behaviour damages the hobby for everyone.
     
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  7. Trailbreaker77

    Trailbreaker77 Veteran TFW2005 Supporter

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  8. M Alex

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    This! I thought the had looked silly, inaccurate, and I actually was flabbergasted why so many people like it. And then I got mine. It looks a lot better IRL. Although I prefer the S2 head, they will be switched around! :) 
     
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  9. 4249david

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    I reckon there needs to be a sticky with all these colour matching and painting messages of yours and @Jarrod 's. They get lost in the haystack otherwise
     
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  10. jackisking

    jackisking Yeah, the MP line is soooo dead

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    I dont know they may let him return it , it is a collectors item something they are familiar with, and that damage goes well beyond a dent here, and there. Most likely they may refund a credit to his as account.
     
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  11. comboi

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    What do you suggest if Amazon says Nah, it's just a box and he paid $330 for it and cares about the box? Not trying to argue with you, but just wondering. It's strictly a business situation between him and Amazon. It has nothing to do with other collectors or this hobby. It's only coincidental that the contents aren't broken, considering the immense damage on the box. I know it's ethically wrong to purposely break a figure and as a TF collector since 1984, I could never do that and would rather take my loss than to break a perfectly intact TF figure. I was just giving the options if Amazon decided that he should not get a refund for a partially broken product. Because the box IMO is part of the product. I'm not saying he should do that.

    Amazon is a wholesale company that sells everything. They don't care about collecting. If he didn't break the figure and sent it intact back with the dented box, Amazon would still simply throw the entire thing away. That's how these large companies work. They don't refurbish them. The pristine MP-44 with dented box will simply be thrown in the bin by Amazon. It's just administration and sales loss to them. Sending it back in perfect condition with dented box to Amazon will make no difference at all. It would only make a difference if the seller was a person on Ebay or something. The seller would be stuck with a broken figure that didn't need to be broken. That's where your criticism is incorrect, because Amazon is the seller here.

    Another example. A friend of mine bought a $3000 PC. One internal USB cable was broken that could be easily replaced for $3. The warehouse simply threw the entire PC in the bin! For such large companies, handling a returned $330 figure for days costs more money on salaries and administrative costs than to throw it away. That's why they do it.

    In fact, I experienced the same situation multiple times over the years. I bought boxed vintage G1 and reissue figures that arrived with totally damaged boxes. Whenever I could not get a refund, I sold the boxes for a low price to someone who's handy enough top fix it and purchased original replacements if I were lucky to find them in auctions.
     
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  12. Markus76

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    Yes the jetpack can be used by Sideswipe and Red Alert too.
     
  13. BrutiKing

    BrutiKing Apparently Ratchet Now.

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    Airbrushed.
     
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  14. BrutiKing

    BrutiKing Apparently Ratchet Now.

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    No problem man! Feel free to let me know if you got any questions. What do you mean by material? Equipment? The number after is the “parts” of paint in the mixture. I believe next to 1/32, I wrote “a little bit”, as I didn’t know what else to type for it, so for 1/32, and a smaller portion of paint compared to the ones using 1. Hope that helps!
     
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  15. Primal Suit

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    Alright, its been a while since I last posted, and it's been 9 days since I got MP-44, and I have to say, it is holding up well. The transformation is super fun now, and it takes about 10 minutes from car to robot and 15 mins from robot to car. None of the joints got looser, and all the accessories work properly. I've had some minor paint chipping, but nothing that really matters. Knees are still great, but I've been careful. I don't understand how the flight stand is supposed to work, (The MP-44 one, not Dinobot one) as I'm having a had time fitting Optimus on the port. Otherwise, for people who want this, I'd recommend waiting for the second run, as it will fix most of the issues. Anyways, who to get next? MP-36 or some Autobots?
     
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  16. Superquad7

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    Right. The price is inconsequential; when I purchase a new item, it needs to arrive to me in that condition. That's a reasonable expectation of doing online sales.

    I have been VERY fortunate that the figure contents were undamaged. The MP box had a flap bent so badly it cut the factory tape. There was just enough room for the box to scoot around that the entire package could have rattled loose and who knows what.
     
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  17. Dean ML

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    Knees still work like a charm on both my copies. This guy's an absolute miracle.

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  18. Dean ML

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    Either 36 to have his arch enemy (and my 2nd fave figure behind 44), or his soon to be release little yellow buddy, MP-45 Bumblebee.
     
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  19. Stryder Wolfe

    Stryder Wolfe Is it...Safe???

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    Hhhmmmmmm....

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    I love the season 1 head too! Although the season 2 is great as well. It’s hard to decide:D 
     
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  20. Ninjak

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    Well, if you go for MP-36, at least you know it's been reissued and has addressed issues from the first release. And it just goes so well with Prime. :) 
     
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