Takara Tomy MP-45 Bumblebee 2.0

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

  1. OptimusTimelord

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    Keeping my word to @Sam from a while ago! :thumb 

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  3. ambitron

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    Wow, superb!
     
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    Well done!!
     
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    After your other attempts I expected nothing less, but the way you integrate the background figures behind the cartoon Witwicky's is exceptional! The Bee transformation is great stuff as usual
     
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    SOO Awesome! Please don’t stop making these!
     
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    If you are a Takara Fanboy, buy it without remorse.
    If you are not I recommend stay away this product.
     
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    Hope this helps!

    Incorrect: The rod is not extended and the hinge is not fully bent
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    Correct: The rod is fully extended and bent on the hinge so that it's nearly parallel with the windshield.
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    Should look like this. Locks nice and tight and the only piece that really moves is the hood flap on the lower back.
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    Do you own the figure? What is a Takara Fanboy and why are they the only ones who can buy it without remorse? Again, your username is a wonderful bit of irony, man. Well done.
     
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  9. betsuni

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    Thanks for finding those instructions and photos @Dean ML . Yep, I managed to read that correctly in the instructions then since I did that.
     
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    Ah-MAZ-ing!
     
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    Cheers! :D 
    Thanks! It's always a bit of extra work when there are toon humans involved, but usually worth the effort!
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    I don't know if it comes across in the gif, but I added a little bit of silver detailing to Bee's alt mode (around the windscreen and along the side/door handle) which is something I often do with MP cars.
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    I'm a bit disappointed with the flat, plain and dull headlights TT gave him; some clear plastic and slightly domed ones would have looked cool (even the toon art in the original version of that transformation has detailing on the headlights).
     
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    It's amazing all the little things you regularly do to make it more accurate to the original scene.
    I fear for your sanity the day you try to recreate this scene... ;) 
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  13. [Wing_Saber-X]

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    Freaking awesome!
     
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    The loose hips (front to back articulation, I assume? Sideways is usually fine) are pretty easy to fix. Just open up the waist and thighs to get at the hip joints, and then use a set of pliers to push the rivets in a little further. Wrap the parts in paper towel so you don't put teeth marks in the plastic.

    Can't tell you about the waist, mine was fine in that regard.
     
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  15. Dean ML

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    Still my 2nd favorite figure from last year (the 1st being Optimus). So much fun to transform and pose and I really think he looks great.

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    Transformation sequence attempt:

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    Well done, sir! Well done.

    Most of my attention’s been on Hound this past month but I’ve been on a Bumblebee kick all morning. Still my second favorite from ‘19 and probably my third overall behind Optimus and Megatron.
     
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    I opened up the waist and used a soldering iron to heat up the pins on the mushroom peg to push it in a little further. While I let the plastic cool, I put a little future polish around the waist peg and put it all back together. It's perfect now, and he can hold poses without any floppiness. This little guy is so awesome and fun to pose. He fits in with the big boys in a way I just didn't expect, and I'm really glad I picked him up.
     
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  20. ambitron

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    Thanks! The attempt was partly inspired by the great sequence you did of Hound and Bumblebee transforming at Prime's behest, which I love. He really is a fun figure - my subjective number one, if not objectively the best of my MPs (he's pretty close even there, though).

    Oh, wow, thanks! I had actually intended to make a gif of it, which is why I lined up all the shots, but then when I exported the frames I didn't think it would look that great as a gif because the angles change quite a bit. It works a lot better than I thought, though! (I do wish I knew @OptimusTimelord's secret to getting all the angles lined up perfectly in each shot.)
     
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