Takara Tomy MP-45 Bumblebee 2.0

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

  1. timcourtois

    timcourtois Well-Known Member

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    @deanml, when you referred to the bar being extended, what are you referring to? I’m not clear on what part you’re talking about.
     
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  2. anubis20

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    master mechanic at work!
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  3. Destructimis Prime

    Destructimis Prime We have Landed

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    So after seeing the post above by @Jarrod I opened up my hips to have a look. I ended up removing some paint from the lower tab and enlarging the hole to accept it in the pelvis below the screw. It made a world of difference. It fixed the loose hips and waist rotation. He’s really solid now. It’s unbelievable that those issues were caused by some paint and a small clearance issue. I’m still upset that my panel broke but I’m ok with that. I may try to see if I can do something to fix it. But after tightening this guy up he has redeemed himself a bit.

    After looking at how they could have omitted the window glass from his feet I see the easiest way which could probably be modded would be to have the glass mounted to the center hood pin at the bottom of the windshield. It could have slid out slightly and rested on the side of the backpack. It could even have a additional hinge to make it work in unison with the door probably a small tab to keep them together.
     
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  4. timcourtois

    timcourtois Well-Known Member

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    Thanks jarrod! so I got mine apart and I’m noticing that the mushroom peg is right enough that it seems to be seated on the square shaped “stalk”, but it still is able to rotate slightly - like an eighth of a turn. Is it supposed to do that? What if I just put some glue in the river so it couldn’t rotate at all?
     
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  5. Jarrod

    Jarrod Semi-retired Builder

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    That might work. My left leg has a little movement to it too. I'm guessing the square peg was slightly damaged or deformed from when the mushroom part was essentially glued to the pelvis. It's not enough for me to bother fixing further, but it's there.
     
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    Decent figure with great articulation, but he's as janky and fiddly as all heck. I sure hope Hound is better built than this guy.
     
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  7. shadow panther

    shadow panther Mechanically Insane

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    I've had this guy for a week now and I've never seen so much paint chipping on a single toy. if this is the future of the MP line i may have to rethink my collecting
     
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  8. jackisking

    jackisking Yeah, the MP line is soooo dead

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    Autobots, Rollout!!
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  9. Dean ML

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    Hope this helps, Tim!

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  10. timcourtois

    timcourtois Well-Known Member

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    Ok, thanks. I saw that part, but didn't know if you were trying to point out something in the longer bar that connects that whole assembly to the rest of the backpack. Thanks for spelling it out for me! :) 
     
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  11. Robotmonkeys

    Robotmonkeys Sons of Cybertron

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    Story time:
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  12. Detroa

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    Still waiting for mine to arrive.

    I didn't follow this thread for a while and the search function didn't really help: did anyone figure out a feet mod to make them less ugly yet?
     
  13. Digger

    Digger Sharing peace, love and MP Cliff ≠ retool

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    4249david did this little fan mode. Decreases the depth but also stability.
     
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    kshaps Busting Deceptichops

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    Can’t sleep so I’m messing around with Bee.

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  15. Digger

    Digger Sharing peace, love and MP Cliff ≠ retool

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  16. Dean ML

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    Rando poses. Lil guy’s capable of so much!
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  17. chchchch

    chchchch Weight Master

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    Holy cow, these are too good man! That's the best running pose profile shot I've seen yet! And conversing with Spike while walking is chef's kiss perfect.
     
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  18. Dean ML

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    Aw thanks, broski! I’ve already lost so much work time to him this week, I wish I could take a few days off and just pose and take pics till my fingers and eyes bleed!

    Take more grid snaps tonight, man!
     
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  19. chchchch

    chchchch Weight Master

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    Haha, don't lose that job, we need you to be able to afford these things and keep posting photos! And will do on the grid :D  , I'm excited because I finally learned to turn down the ISO and shutter speed on my camera while blasting with actual light, so I think I'll have some much better quality soon!
     
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  20. BairdimusPrime

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    Bro mine chipped straight out of the box first transformation! literally watched the paint flaking as I moved the parts.. what a nightmare