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

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

  1. BrutiKing

    BrutiKing Apparently Ratchet Now.

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    Almost there... (I never wanna do this ever again)
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    What exactly did you do?
     
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    Fully disassembled it then topcoated everything, so the paint is more durable. Also fixed every paint chip. It was very painful. Warning: not for the weak-hearted ;p
    Order is absolutely butchered btw;
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    HOLY HELL! That’s ridiculous! I can only imagine the pain in the butt that must have been. I don’t think I would have the patience to document the whole process for reassembly.
     
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    I bet you are into scale modeling or gunpla building!
     
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    Imagine assembling these as the way you make your living. Day in and day out. We really are fortunate to be able to enjoy toys like this.
     
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    BrutiKing Apparently Ratchet Now.

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    Gunpla ;) 
     
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    Original Diaclone had three pilots.


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    Now I want a set of retro style Diaclone men built like the figures 44 came with.
     
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    Being rude is a must in relation to the new MPs, right?
    I was referring to the gif, not the actual figure. IMHO, compared to that gif, from that perspective, to be super clear, the mp10 head is more similar to the toon.
     
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    Got mine yesterday after a loooong day.
    I did not expect to like him as much as I do!
    Transformed him back and forth about 6 times. No issues on mine.
     
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    I'm not very experienced at modding but the knee fix is really quite easy, it's definitely worth doing if you can summon the intestinal fortitude to do it! The guys on the fix thread have laid out the photos and the steps so it's easy to follow and I think there is a vid by tman on YouTube that shows how to do it. Be careful of the springs though!! They like to fly out
     
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    Hey thanks! Just doin what I do!
    It was never on proper UK tv, but I have a distinct feeling that I've watched bits of it as a kid. Did it used to play on a loop with a few other random cartoons in the kid's area of a D.I.Y chain (maybe Texas Do It All?). Any other UKers remember this or am I just crazy?
     
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    Is it thought?

    The way they designed it isnt what we are used to so yeah

    We will see in time.
     
  17. [Wing_Saber-X]

    [Wing_Saber-X] Takara Fanboy Collector

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    @BrutiKing : You sir, are a friggin champion of champions for doing this great service to us MP44 collectors.
     
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    "Acknowledge April............" That voice! :rock 

    He also was the voice of "Mightyman" tandem with F. Welker being "Yuk".:bowdown: 
     
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  19. [Wing_Saber-X]

    [Wing_Saber-X] Takara Fanboy Collector

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    This! That voice is so macho. Lol. Sort of like a tough Cowboy.
    Which of course btw..is reflected in how this anime is essentially a Space Western ...
    Which begs the question.. is Ramrod * ahem* a sentient robot or not? Lol.
     
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    so something interesting happened ...my mp44 so far has been peefect...no knee issues of any kind and I was thinking of doing the knee repair anyway to prevent issues I. the future...so I opened up the knee and the piece was already glued !!! was this piece always meant to be glued some skipped the process and that's where the QC issue is??
     
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