Takara Tomy MP-45 Bumblebee 2.0

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by TTemploy, Feb 4, 2019.

  1. ThisIsBadComedy

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    Yes, you typed a fact. You didn’t think about it, but you typed it.

    MP-44’s delay was normal. Figures are delayed in that manner pretty much all the time. More often than not it seems like these days. He was delayed at the first of April a full 3 months ahead of his intended release and only for a month. That happens literally all the time.

    This Bee is a completely different case. He’s literally days away from the pre-orders getting paid and shipped out. And he’s getting delayed for a full two months (if not more) and it’s causing him to overlap and compete with the big CF and new MPs which would only hurt his sales.

    This is apples to oranges here and to think otherwise is plain silly.
     
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    What date MP44 have on the box? Now I'm curious, also MP44 was delayed, was not?
     
  3. ThisIsBadComedy

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    It’s a completely different figure.
     
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    I don’t think he was delayed.
     
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  5. ThisIsBadComedy

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    He was delayed a month but it was 3 months before his release, not days before like this.
     
  6. AndreyOfDoom

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    This is bad, Amazon JP may just pull the plug on allowing international orders on these in the first place.
     
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    Pretty sure those feet aren't cartoon accurate.
     
  8. Prime of Shadows

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    Yeah...we're not going there again. If anyone wants to see a debate about that, they can read the beginning of the thread.
     
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    He wasn't delayed a month, I'm not sure what people are talking about. They changed the release date from August 24 to August 31, presumably because the first date was a mistake (they like to release on the last weekend of the month).
     
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    A part of me does wonder if MP-44's QC issues caused TT to take a closer look at MP-45's about to release and found an issue they decided to correct. I actually hope that's the case.
     
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  11. bigcee66

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    Lol whatever you say kid...They have learned. And I'm not understanding the lack of QC complaints I keep reading. Do you know that certain defects like this wont alway get caught by QC? I design conveyors, and trust me things like this get by all the time why? Because it's not visual. It's a mechanical function that while they're to test it, there apparently weren't any glaring issues while bending the knee joint. But the whole knee issue is not so much a QC issue as it is a over developed, and easy to mess up if you dont know what you're doing issue. It's the same with any mass produced product. Ive seen the vids and I also see extremely rough handling of the figure also.
     
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    MP-44 was never delayed. I agree delayed figures in the past didn't have better qc.
     
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    As long as you're happy, kid.
     
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    That's what I thought too. Where are people getting 2 month delays from?
     
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    Ahh tit for tat response. Pathetic.
     
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    I have seen the vids too, there was no "extremely rough" handling of MP44s. Normal moving of the knee seemed to mess them up. Idiotic knee design in MP44. When they release it again the knee ratchets will be upgraded, I bet.
     
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    I never received a delay in delivery email from amiami concerning MP-44. It was BW Megs that I got a delay email from amiami.
     
  18. bigcee66

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    Man they actually have a couple of the vids linked in the MP 44 thread. Trust me they were rough. And yeah the design was questionable tbqh. But sadly it's one of those flaws that's not going to be caught right away. As some were reporting it happen during 2 or 3rd transformation or during poses.
     
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    I was trying to figure out why this thread went down the toilet all of a sudden and then I checked the front page and sure enough......

    It’s gotten to the point where if a thread is front paged I avoid it for a few days.
     
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  20. GizmoTron

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    My, aren't you jolly.

    Bee got delayed. It is normal. That was my point, that you really shouldn't read too much into it. But believe what you want, I guarantee it's not going to mean jack all to the final product's QC since past delays in the MP line have shown that there doesn't seem to be any correlation between the delay and prevention of QC (especially since those QC issues have almost exclusively been due to design flaws that no amount of delays is going to solve) no matter what the timetable of the delay is.

    What's really silly (other than your faux positive outlook) is your believe that this will now hurt sales. I doubt anyone is going to cancel preorders just because of the delay or that anyone isn't going to buy Bee now that wasn't already skipping him before. And since the crowdfund will be over by November and Blackarachnia and Hound will now likely see a delay, too, I don't see what TakaraTomy has to worry about with the new release schedule.