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

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  1. jackisking

    jackisking Yeah, the MP line is soooo dead

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    2019 is going to be hard to top
    Prime 3.0
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    Let's hope we can look forward to an equally good and maybe better 2020
     
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    Oof, good point Dean. I hadn’t seen that exact photo of the accessories. But I still severely doubt the mouthplate is movable. There would need to be some sort of mechanism to move it, and considering we haven’t seen any advertising of such a feature, plus the faces have to be able to swap, it seems very unlikely.
     
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    It appears the season one head also has a small hinge on the antenna. Perhaps that is a trigger for a movable mouth plate. I suppose we will find out soon enough
     
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    Samue1 Grew up with Galaxy Force, but G1 is a classic!

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    It’s even more noticeable when comparing the picture from the toy show to this promo shot:
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    The angles of the photos can’t explain this discrepancy because the mouth plate is visible over the blue “cheeks” in the promo shot. There’s definitely something to your theory Sam!
     
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  5. Prime of Shadows

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    Hastily assembled prototypes?
     
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    Potentially...after studying the pictures a bit more it almost looks like it could be two different face sculpts—one with a movable face plate (that slides up and down) and one where the faceplate is molded in. Although that difference is appearance could be accounted for by your theory as well.
     
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    Samue1 Grew up with Galaxy Force, but G1 is a classic!

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    Potentially...after studying the pictures a bit more it almost looks like it could be two different face sculpts—one with a movable face plate (that could slide up and down) and one where the faceplate is molded in. Although your theory would account for the difference between the photos as well.
     
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    Samue1 Grew up with Galaxy Force, but G1 is a classic!

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    Strange...I didn’t mean to post this twice haha:eek: 
     
  9. jackisking

    jackisking Yeah, the MP line is soooo dead

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    Dinobots doesn't exactly looks like it moves,it was a nice surprise when I found out.
     
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    The dollar will continue to weaken. Either the Fed is going to cut rates and/or a war will happen and the deficit will go parabolic in which case lower rates will be required. I have MP-44, Blackarachnia, Hound and a couple of other figures already paid off.

    That does not mean the dollar can't occasionally rise. The yen too can fall. But I am in a decent spot right now.

    Remember guys, the Yen at 100 means you will probably be paying around 350?
     
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    I do hope it bounces back at least to 110. At one point it dipped to 108 but went back to 111. So we'll see...
     
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    jackisking Yeah, the MP line is soooo dead

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    I think it had dropped down to 106 the last time I went to Japan. The only good thing about that that it was much cheaper booking a trip. Go figure. Normally when the dollars hood prices are up.
     
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    I'm really warming up to this guy. Too bad I missed the pre-order.
     
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    Yeah I think it's still too hard to tell if that's thick paint pooling up or a complete lack of space. I think the mouth-plate is still a separate piece, but that doesn't mean it can't be glued into place too.

    Yeah this is a great shot showing how it's changed.

    That said, it could be that the original prototypes were poorly assembled. It's possible that the way they're assembled simply allows for the mouth-plate to 'droop' or not, depending on how tightly they're stuck together.

    We won't know until we get him, but I do feel like there are so many features that they haven't been able to show them all off. We still haven't seen MP-12+ wearing the jetpack in robot mode, and that must be a possibility.
     
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    Amazon japan and bbts still has him for PO.
     
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    It's been shown it can fit mp-12 alt mode.
     
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    Does anyone know if the head articulation is a ball joint? Or just a hinge? And how do you remove the head?
     
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    I don’t think we know that yet, but the head movement could be similar to mp10 with the shoulder player under the neck being movable. Just speculating
     
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    If I was to guess it’d be a ball joint. Seems like the standard.
     
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