Takara Tomy MP-45 Bumblebee 2.0

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

  1. iconscons

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    My biggest complaint isn’t the backpack or feet. Both are survivable. My paint and joints are good. It’s the arms. It’s like they’re shorter every time I look at them. They’re just so f’n short. I have to bend them at the elbow so it’s not so obvious he can barely touch his own hips.
     
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  2. Digger

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    It’s that bad?
     
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    GX9901DoubleX Just a passing through rider...

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    The Kiki solution is very liquid, so it can be dropped near the joint area and it should work itself into the joints. For MP-45 I just put a few drops around the joint that I'm trying to tighten and articulated the joint to try and work the solution into the joints. It's white before it cures clear, so you can see where it's going. It's been a day since I applied it to MP-45 and it's working pretty well. My copy now has pretty solid joints throughout.
     
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  4. RichP

    RichP Slick Doohickey

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    got a link? i can't find it on ebay.
     
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    GX9901DoubleX Just a passing through rider...

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    Try this link.

    If it doesn't work, just search for "kiki joint"
     
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    Prime of Shadows Quick as Lightning

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    This sounds like a prank set up.
     
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    GX9901DoubleX Just a passing through rider...

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    Well, it has worked well for me. I’m certainly not the one selling this stuff. I just thought it would be something useful for a lot of people who hates loose joints (like me). I was tipped off on this stuff from a YouTube video and decided to try it. I’m certainly glad I did.

    I can see how I might come off as trying to peddle this stuff, so this will be the last time I post about it. You guys can decide whether to try it or not based on available information.
     
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    I've ordered one and will also report
     
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    You can always use Pledge Floorshine with a pipette or syringe.
     
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    I’ll try it. Thanks for the recommendation. I hope you’re getting a cut. Just kidding. :p  my copy’s legs are super loose, and future leaves white residue peeling off when I’ve used it
     
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  11. chockey88

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    Yep, the feet are definitely pretty frickin ugly! But I think everything else, including the backpack, is an improvement over the first version. Video review up soon :) 

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    To me it is. Since very few others are mentioning it, it must be mostly me. The backpack doesn’t bother me at all, and I can live with the bad feet. All personal subjective opinions.
     
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    I can see what you mean by not being able to touch his hips. A lot of photographers seem to avoid it. Something a bit longer so that he can firmly place his hands on the side would be right for you?
     
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    Anyone else have trouble pegging the front wheel arches together for vehicle mode? The right one on mine seems ok, but this is as close together that I can get the left
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    So in the end ....what I wound up doing is dripping some Crazy Glue into that roof hinge to stiffen it up. It's now rock solid and I can hold it by there too and shake it, and it stays put.

    A solution I guess...but I'd rather of just had it worked correctly out of the box.

    Still love this figure.
     
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    I do have this problem, it looks like the tab on mine is just slightly too big to fit all the way into the slot. I'll probably end up trying to file it down a bit if it bothers me, but I also don't usually keep these in alt mode for very long.
     
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    Yeah this only the second time putting him in vehicle mode. No wonder I couldnt get it right first time. Gonna find a small file and see what I can do :) 
     
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    The passenger side gives me trouble. Its most likely paint, perhaps after a bunch of working that peg in there would wear it enough
    It may be excess paint in there which might wear over time with enough use. Or it could just stress the slot...
     
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  19. Dangard Ace

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    I'm watching your video more for the dog behind the screen door.
     
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  20. Optimist Maximus

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    You are not alone at all mate. A lot of reviewers are showing how horrendous this figure is. This is gonna hurt, but MP 45 is selling poorly in comparison to other releases. Even this thread is a sample of the very low interest in this figure.
    Hoping TT learns about their own mistakes.
    Sayonara, bye bye! :D 
     
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