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

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

  1. choicemeats

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    lol seeing the red through the ankles at the most extreme ankle tilt.

    anyways. i just received my figure last night. I'll be honest--when I saw the price originally I swore off the figure. I managed to win it for far less in a raffle which is why I have it at all. FOr me I'm not super concerned about the accessories and they will remain boxed for the time being but I literally could not wait to transform this. I was a little apprehensive--out of all my figures I've transformed maybe two of them. I prefer robot over alt modes. Anyway. Out of the box the truck looked great! No paint issues that I could detect on the truck. I went to youtube for transformation help because the instructions are.....meh. Despite how involved it was I never felt "lost". I did find myself a little concerned at points at how stiff some of the portions were (some of the things you have to flip over in the legs) but I grew a little more confident on the second leg and through the torso. Thankfully I have no paint issues on the figure that I can see (on first look) and the paint looks amazing. Articulation is amazing. Presence is amazing.

    I have it in my case next to my IT-01 Megatron. Last night when i had them together I noted how slim it was compared to MS-01 for example which is what we're pretty much used to. When I woke up this morning I saw it from my bed I finally got that cartoon accurate feel based on silhouette and the shapes of the figure. Knocked it out of the park.
     
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  2. BrutiKing

    BrutiKing Apparently Ratchet Now.

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  3. Dean ML

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    Love 44's truck mode so much. Big improvement over MP-10 in so many ways - gas tank placement, ladder placement, opening doors, trailer attachment, trailer distance from cab, etc

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    Goes so perfectly with the other anime leaning cars (Day of the Machines nod here)

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  4. jackisking

    jackisking Yeah, the MP line is soooo dead

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    One day, I hope Takara can give us a display like that at a show. I love to see all the carbots in altmode at a show on display.
     
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  5. Fafnir72

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    MP-10 had its own great and awesome run. Time to pass the torch.
    Awww common fellas, let's be all civil.:lolol 
     
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  6. lord ginrai

    lord ginrai Proud member of the Cult of Scorponok

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    I still love my MP10 to bits. Both figures were created with wholly different design philosophies and there's absolutely room for both IMO.

    There's no denying that MP44 is the definitive G1 cartoon Optimus Prime (for now) but MP10 looks terrific as a hyper-stylized, "realistic" mecha-take on the character.

    Hooray for options!
     
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  7. Mantis

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    Wow, absolutely amazing.
     
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  8. Shin Densetsu

    Shin Densetsu I WILL DESTROY YOU Super Mod

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    And it may even surprise people to know that it's possible that the same designer(s) worked on both(I don't know for sure but hopefully it's elaborated on in future interviews).
     
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  9. vvvTheONEvvv

    vvvTheONEvvv \/ He Thinks He's Smart.

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    I just watched the video 3 times back to back... holy #&>",#!:bowdown: 

    If I had a TFW2005 trophy to hand out, you'd win hands down! Freakin' amazing, man!





    Do you offer tours?:lol 
     
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  10. Dean ML

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    More Day of the Machines inspired shots. One of my favorite episodes. It's action packed, has incredible animation (sharp, angular, lots of low 3/4 shots), and Prime is at his ass kicking best, which MP-44 represents so beautifully. I just feel lucky that these figures exist and I get to own 'em.

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  11. Rubber John

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    Great pics.
     
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  12. Stryder Wolfe

    Stryder Wolfe Is it...Safe???

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    Very cool good work!

    Great pics! Day of the Machines is a cool episode...one of the few times they can let loose since they’re fighting “drones” in a sense...
     
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  13. Dean ML

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    Thanks, SW! Yeah, G1 TF was a bit more violent overall than its contemporaries like GI Joe. Might've been on one of the bonus docs from a G1 DVD where a writer or producer talked about how they were allowed to have them beat the hell out of each other because they were robots.

    Btw, still no knee problems! And still enjoying the transformation. Don't do it often enough to be fast yet, but it still feels intuitive, everything locks together really well on my copies, the results are well worth it (love both modes), and there's a sense of accomplishment and satisfaction when complete, akin to solving a tricky puzzle.
     
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    Has anyone tried something to fix the loose waist ? Cheers ;) 
     
  15. kibble

    kibble Seeker style, yo!

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    That's a good thing? I think it sits too far back and looks goofy. In alt mode, that's by far my biggest complaint.
     
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    I Think it's accurate, at least in real world
     
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  17. XXLMagnus

    XXLMagnus King of Kings

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    You’re supposed to be the nice guy here!
     
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  18. kibble

    kibble Seeker style, yo!

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    I thought the whole point was toon accuracy now... And I think it depends on the model. I don't think it's that way across the board for real life semis.
     
  19. Dean ML

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    They're still going for realistic vehicles, though, just with more cartoon accurate decos.
     
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  20. kibble

    kibble Seeker style, yo!

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    MP-45 would like a word with you...