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

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

  1. Jdk504

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    Yes I followed the knee fix on this site and also used Tmans video for reference. Its really quite simple. Once you get everything open you'll feel less apprehensive bc you'll understand how everything works. Only tricky party is installing both springs and not letting them get lost along with launching one of the small ratcheted pieces. Other than that it's a simple process.
     
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    There's also a YouTube vid of tman doing the fix, it helps watching it before hand to go over everything you have to do
    mp 44 knee fix - YouTube
    Watch out for the springs! One of mine flew out. I just about caught it but it gave me a small heart attack
     
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    Apologise for the crossover posting

    Serious

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    Not so serious
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  4. Digger

    Digger Sharing peace, love and MP Cliff ≠ retool

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    Man can kick! Very nice. I remember I used to display all my guys like this.
     
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    Anyone who exchanged via Amazon, did they give you back what you paid in shipping? I had sent them the receipt of what I paid, but they only have me 2000 yen when I spent 70usd or closer to 8000 yen. I sent them a message, hoping they'll fix.
     
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    They did receive my package. Maybe it's just not fully processed yet
     
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    God Orion Well-Known Member

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    You have to wait a few days so they process it and make sure everything goes through their services. Then you will get your money back.
     
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  9. MP Collector 001

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    I had that. It was a flake that had bent over on itself. I gently agitated it and it came away leaving normal looking chrome underneath
     
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    Good to hear for a moment I thought the chrome came off.
     
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    Still could be, but it does look incredibly similar to the piece I had. A very gentle rub with a finger should allow them to determine whether the line where it changes is a 'step' down to missing chrome or a 'step' up to doubled up chrome
     
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    I love this shot!
     
  14. MP Collector 001

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    I got worried so I checked my copy. And there's a big piece of chrome missing on the left gas tank. :mad: 
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  15. Jarrod

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    My left hip is and has always been softer than the right. The right moves with a solid click, while the left smoothly moves between teeth. Shrug...couldn't figure out the difference. But it did not change after I modded the hips, that was really only about getting rid of the wobbly this.

    BUT, just because I feel it needs to be corrected, that fix was originally posted here in the Radicons MP-44 General fix thread:
    Minor/Repaint: - MP-44 General Fix Thread

    Nice that it's getting around on FB, but never posted it there myself and would really appreciate whoever is doing that to link back to the thread instead....

    Haha, I've absolutely brought mine to my girlfriend's place on multiple occasions. I even have a particular box I use to transport him around in.
     
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    I Amb not sure we are seeing the same G1 SS.

    To me mp44 ss headscuplt is perfect.
     
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    May I ask what courier you used to ship yours back?
     
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    USPS. They were the lowest from my pricing estimation online. It still got it there in about a week or so

    Also, Amazon JP replied and they are processing the rest of the credit. I'll be getting my full shipping amount back.
     
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  19. e prime

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    Ok I finally bit the bullet. Should have my prime by Friday. Super excited
     
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    Transformed my play copy back and forth again last night. I did get a minor ding on the corner of a yellow crotch piece (I'm sure it was that blue latch even though I was trying to be careful) and a small scratch on the grey under his right armpit, even after Futuring those areas. One really has to look for them to notice them, but I might still try touching them up. Transforming keeps getting smoother, naturally. Managed to get everything pretty flush again. Man, I love the truck mode! I love that the alt molds are more accurate than ever yet use cartoon decos. Right up my alley! The paint on Prime and the other newer figures give them a jewel-like quality, very premium looking. Love the opening doors and piloting ability. I sold my MP-10 to a buddy last month and he told me he prefers the more realistic truck mode of MP-10. I didn't have the heart to tell him that 44 is more realistic, especially in regards to the step, gas tank, and wheel placement, though MP-10's rectangular window shapes are more accurate.

    Anyway, quick n dirty truck shots. Kitchen floor fun!

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    Couple different angles. The panel breaks are much smoother and less noticeable in hand.

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  21. TattooedRobot

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    This is a great Prime. I can’t believe how good he looks in-hand.
     
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