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

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

  1. Agent 539

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    I keep saying that I will takea deeper look into the the loose waist issue but haven’t had the time lately.

    This sounds like a great solution.

    I’m still wagering that this hips and waist are supposed to feel a little loose due to the transformation process. I absolutely refuse to believe that TT would leave a joint loose unless it was aQC issue like Thrust’s waist.

    I’m sure you’ll hit on something soon Doc Ratchet. Once I get some free time, I’ll pull mine apart again and look for some more solutions that won’t involve pin/rivet removal.
     
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    That could work I believe. Although it would extend the torso up just a smidge. Not sure how much of a visual difference that’d make.
     
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    I think I can actually use just enough thread to add friction but not raise it up. My main concern is that it might loosen the pin up even more over time, but I might be willing to chance it. I'll post about the results if I try it.
     
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    The yellow piece has somehow been pushed out of it’s seating chamber. In order to fix that issue, you’ll have to pull off the access panel to push the piece into its original position. If you have a tiny hook or pointed tool, you can do this without unscrewing any parts. Just flip up all the hip panels. There’s probably some adhesive securing the with panel so be ready for that.
     
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    Just got an email from Amazon JP advising that I’m being refunded ¥4092 for the export fee I paid on MP-44. A neat little surprise which will go straight back into the TF fund heheh.
     
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    Yup, that happens almost every time for me. The more expensive the figure, the bigger the refund!

    It’s because they calculate the import fees on the price you order it at. And when the price drops you get the difference later.
     
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    Nice! First time I’ve ever had one heheh.
     
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    May23th my post.:) 
    Transform Element TE-01 (Optimus Prime)

    But, it seems that the pin cannot be inserted any deeper.
     
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    I apologize for my work desk. It’s more than a tad bit messy lol. I’m been busy. Bill Nye’s there for the few reading breaks I take :p 

    I’d imagine this off stage:

    Prime: want a banana?
    Megs: sure.
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    Hey guys,

    I've got a bit of an issue with my MP-44 and am not sure where to go for this. A little backstory: After I had a pretty intense transforgasm transforming him for the first time, I was posing him around and noticed that his left hip didn't have the ratchet the right did. I thought, maybe it's just overtightened or something and I'll look at it later. Well a bit of time passed, I got a bit busy and there go a few weeks. The next time I go to take him out of the case and have some time with him I realize I hadn't looked into that hip yet. So I take the hip apart and it's missing half of the ratchet assembly!

    I got him from Amazon Japan and they did say that I could return, but not exchange as they are sold out. Which is a huge bummer for many reasons let alone having to source another for a lot more $$. So I'm on a mission to see if anyone happens to have an MP-44 they are piecing out and would have that hip ratchet available.

    More specifically, it's the rear blue portion of the left hip ratchet assembly, see the pic. I can confirm the left and right of that piece are interchangeable as I am now missing the ratchet piece for the right hip.

    I apologize if this isn't the appropriate thread and I thank you all in advance for any assistance you might be able to afford.

    -Sugar
     

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