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

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

  1. God Orion

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    I love his truck mode too. The pictures don’t do the seams any justice but they are definitely less noticeable in hands.
     
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    Yes, the panel lines become exaggerated in photos for sure, especially bot mode. His legs have a lot of panel breaks, but in hand all I really notice are the beautiful curved lines, beveled edges, and elegant flowing shapes. The whole figure looks incredibly unified, coherent, and refined. I'm in love!
     
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    Good to know, thanks for the reply! It’s the left (Prime’s left) that’s softer on mine too. The right has a nice click-ping to it and the left has a soft click. I guess I’ll just live with it. :D 
     
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  4. Cyclonus79

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    Did the same with my MP-10 & for some of the same reasons . If you get a chance , use the Mr. Hobby clear coat for those areas of impact during transformation. I used the gloss myself and so far so good . Still without knee issues . Though I only transformed mine to bot -truck - back to bot . He’ll stay like that till a 2nd run comes out with more durability for play . Hard to resist not buying a 2nd right know though lol.
     
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    I only have 2 QC issues on my MP44, the left window wiper section and the bridge of the left foot.

    If anyone is sending their MP44 back due to major QC issues but the above parts are flawless, I’d be great-full if someone could do a parts swap as both areas are easy to disassemble and replace.
     
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  6. artimus prime

    artimus prime Articulation Junkie... I'm a poser TFW2005 Supporter

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    Thanks for the suggestion! You're right the basketball size is a good compromise between Optimus and the carbots.

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    "Here, Spike. Compute... quickly!"
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  7. Dean ML

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    Thanks, brother, I'll definitely add that clear coat to the list. I put a layer of Future on those parts the day before, but maybe I should've put a second coat on, too. Or maybe the damage would've been worse without it? Lucky to have a play copy and pristine shelf copy! That's all the Optimi I'll ever need ;) 
     
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    IMHO, there has never been a truly cartoon accurate Starscream face sculpt. His cartoon face has a fully flat, small front side with sharp lines to the side. Every surface is flat. His cheeks are flat sideways. Child-like, as seen in the screenshot. His front face should be narrower than the lower outside of his eyes. All toy head sculpts of him have rounded and larger faces.
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    That's why all Starscream head molds seem off in my opinion. They are missing these typical facial traits that make him look like Starscream.
     
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    I can smell a new Starscream already. MP-50 is my guess.
     
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    Please do Galvatron first
     
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    I can't help you. Primus can't help you. Not even God can help you on that one.

    500 dollars will though ;) 
     
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    I'm beginning to really understand what makes MP-44 better than TE-01. A simple pose like this, with MP-44's proportions and articulation, looks and feels perfectly natural. Everything flows together seamlessly and makes him look almost alive.

    TE-01, on the other hand, looks clunky and awkward as hell in the same stance with his limited range of motion across the board. With no thigh rotation his left leg just looks wrong, and his overall blockiness ruins what should be an easy pose to pull off.

    If everything on MP-44 was as solid and tight as TE-01, I'd have no reason to want to keep the latter at all. That's the only real edge I can still give to TE-01 other than his cleaner profile. 20190922_152905.jpg 20190922_152912.jpg 20190922_152916.jpg 20190922_152920.jpg
     
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    Yes, I do respect TE-01 but his negatives are basically his bulkiness & too many right angles compared to MP-44.
    For example the shape of the windows, the shoulders ...
    Plus, one big difference is on MP-44 the windows are fitting flush with the grey chest part.
     
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    Except for all the seams.... GET IT
    Yeah but no, I know exactly what you mean, there's nothing nessessarily wrong with TE-01, but some simple contouring can make all the difference.
     
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    Basically, TE-01 is a cube, MP-44 is an octagon
     
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    wow that looks the nuts!! is that 3d printed? when i finally get mp44 i'm going to hound you to make me this part :lol  looks like a good match on the paint too

    @TigerBlade you might like this :) 
     
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    A family strolling through the streets of Iacon... advantage to having a big back: bumblebee can sit there.
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    I can’t wait for a toy-color release like they did with Megatron. That release is gorgeous. I don’t know maybe they could pull of some chrome thighs? Autobot symbols on both arms and a yellow eyes toy-head. I want a repaint of this guy already, what a great release.
     
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