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

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

  1. divinecomedy

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    You can call it anything but a veggie is a veggie and I make it my business not to eat rabbit food as part of my diet.
     
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    I wholeheartedly disagree. If WJ can pull off the back cleanup on their MPM04 variant there is NO reason Takara can’t do it from the get go.

    Even IT Megatron just simply added that back plate to over the mess (again something Takara could have included in the box). There is no excuse, I feel like these newer releases, while enjoyable, are being rushed out the door to compete with the third parties now. They need to strike the market when the iron is hot.
     
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    Takara Advertorial done right!!! How do I know it's one? 4.5 for price.
     
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    Don't even mention Binaltech. :mad:  Then came my my KissPlayers Convoy, one of the sharp edges on his feet got a paint chipped off :eek:  very nasty(yet I was OCD careful in handling him. From the vantage point it looked multi layered. Ever since then, it was like a hit and miss with Takara. Not into the technical terms but whether paint bonds well to plastic or die-cast (my Binaltech Convoy's paints are still holding up)is up in the air. Later, their iPoD G1 Optimus had awesome paint apps even for a G1 base figure. Seems they have improved even back then. My 1st release MP-01 circa December 2004 is like peeling off literally on the angled surface.:cry  Maybe if Takara went back to the toxic lead based paints, the situation might improve?:lolol 

    The head aesthetic though will always be subjective.

    Those who hate on the trailer are just a noisy minority. They rant about accuracy and being true to the source material yet......... Btw :deadhorse: there's like a full metal RX-93 V that sold out in 30 s at par with the cost of MP44.. Its a Gundam folks! Doesn't transform at the same price range(I'd have also gotten it if not for the PO madness). Don't hear the JP fans digging at the price.

    I for one am happy with the trailer. If Takara manages to release Rodimus version 2 full trailer I'm in!

    Yup. The MP44 +++++ is primarily tailored to a clientle who are slavish to accuracy. Just like the same videophiles who get the special ed BD /dvds with all the bells and whistles. They are a sizeable number the manufacturers would at their peril attempt to ignore. As there are the casual ones who get the basic/default version (noisier bunch like Jobby( he gets a pass 'cause he's funny).
     
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    This is Prime shooting at Megatron while trying not to step on dog doo

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    Saw Jobby's review, very entertaining, nails what a lot of people have been feeling.
     
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    Watched the opening of this character's review. I'm impartial, but my thoughts are that this guy is an attention seeking douchebag with what appears to be an infection on the left side of his face.
    Until the viewer realizes that he uses either a band-aid or some form of medical tape to maintain the mic. What a f--king tool.
     
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    Pretty sure you'll complain anyway if they sold him without trailer either...
     
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    It's a floor polish. The Pledge you can buy in Europe isn't the same as the one in the USA though. You can better get HG Product 77, which does the same and equally well.
     
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