Takara Tomy MP-45 Bumblebee 2.0

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

  1. tonewheelz

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    It’s called research. It can be time consuming for sure, but if you’re not willing to do the research, then don’t be surprised when people call you out on your ill informed conjecture.
     
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    They better not delay the other figures.
     
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    As a general rule if you are using WD40 or similar spray, this penetrates a joint - it is quite sufficient to spot it onto the outside of a ratchet or other joint at a join line (i spray a bit into a small container then use a cotton bud to apply) - you will see it go in, then work the joint a little, repeat if neccessary then clean up excess.
    If you are using a thicker or non spray type lubrication its likely a disassembly job unless someone knows better for the specific product you are using.
    Word of caution - i use wd40 all the time and its a godsend, but be cautious using on a circular post through long air tight hole (the type you sometimes find used for elbows) if the joint creaks, or a creaky ball joint which is very enclosed - you can freeze it up worse.
    Hope this helps.
     
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  5. jackisking

    jackisking Yeah, the MP line is soooo dead

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    The fact there were a lot of Japanese users with knee problems was enough for me. No different then their complaints with 28's chrome or the clusterf@ck known as mpm4.
     
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    and thats a "fact"? did they send a message about that they removed the listing because there are knee problems? if not its still just a random quess..


    anyway.. sux BB got delayed and if blackarachnia doesnt get a delay we get 2 great figures in the same month so thats cool
     
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  7. God Orion

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    I am not getting Blackarachnia but waiting longer for Bumblebee is ok. The way I see it, I get longer to put some money aside.
     
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    yeah exactly. I was well aware of all the knee problems before I transformed my MP-44 and took extra care but the left knee was already broken. Most of the reviews I had seen on youtube had broken knee ratchets at that point (whether they knew it or not). Its a design flaw, that is unacceptable for such a high cost item, and unless it was fixed for some, it might eventually happen to most of the copies. I used the fix from the boards and TMan978's video and it worked well, so overall I'm still happy. I'd like to think MP-45 won't have a design flaw like that though.

    The more I see MP-45 I like it more and more ...it really is a great sculpt. Everything apart from the back, the feet don't bother me at all. I almost feel like the designers could solve a better way for it to look less messy, but I guess they would've tried...or the solution was going to be too complicated for a small figure ....or cost too much for TT. Either way, for such a high price tag for such a small bot, I would've expected it a bit neater at the back. Still looking forward to seeing reviews etc and I hope that people who get it are happy with their purchase.
     
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  9. mags2424

    mags2424 TT and 3P MP Advocate

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    The Chosen Prime just posted a bunch of pics from a production sample.

    The Chosen Prime
     
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    This is still insane voodoo to me (credit to Chosen Prime, as you linked to above) that the alt mode is that much smaller, yet the bot mode is taller. Magic I tells you.
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    jackisking Yeah, the MP line is soooo dead

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    But he has a backpack and ugly feet, Lazy Takara just plain lazy.
     
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    Wow this is awesome! Impressive magic!
     
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    No they sent out a message saying that they are doing it for fun. Amazon will never send send out a message like that. Last time around when issues were prevalent with Platinum Version Trypticon, they did the same thing i.e. they pulled the item, and later restored it with some message along "this item is problematic, etc, etc".

    Also prior to pulling the listing, AJP still had stock. They can't be sitting on those just for fun. They have not been selling MP-10 for some time, and yet you can still find the listing for the item in AJP. Also consider the return cost of MP-44. I've seen members posting prices from 150 dollars to as high as 209 dollars (based on your location). AJP has to be running a loss for each MP-44 refunded.
     
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    I just had a support chat yesterday with AJP to see if I could exchange my MP-44 for a replacement and I was told they’re out of stock.

    If they did pull the listing due to the defects and amount of returns, and if they had stock before the listing was pulled, then perhaps they’re sending them back to TT?
     
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    A week ago(?) they still had some. And yes, that's after the listing has been pulled. My friend managed to snag a replacement. It's possible they've run out as well. But no doubt this thing is being negotiated behind the scenes with TT.
     
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    Backpack and feet be damned, it's amazing how much better 45 captures the look and feel of Bumblebee. It's extraordinary.
     
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    Bumblebee! What are you doing? The cons are that way!! Geez.....Do you believe it? E93CD33B-8F83-45B4-BBD2-46BE74268A56.jpeg
     
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    And too little detail to mimic a stoopid toon but too much seams and panel lines that break the sculpt.
    BOO TAKARA BOO!!!


    ...i'll wait for the ko anyway.
    :rolleyes: :D :D :p 
     
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    That should not be in blue XD