The Masterpiece Appreciation thread

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by Superquad7, Oct 1, 2012.

  1. Mardroid

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    Video watched- thanks again, and yep, multiple proof this is a KO. The most glaring:

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    Interesting thing that comes to light in the review: the original Takara isn’t better in every way. Mine doesn’t have the flaky paint on the cable/spring issues to near the same extent as the guy’s in the video.

    Anyway, I took pictures and sent them with a link to the video to the seller and asked for a 50% refund, which I think is fair.

    And while I was typing this he has replied… be back in a bit…

    … okay he says he bought it second hand and due to the good quality, (and it is pretty good, to be fair) he thought it was genuine. He said he’d check out the video when he gets home from work. He was very apologetic, and I think he might actually be telling the truth.

    Anyway. I’ll see what happens.
     
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  2. Ichibaru

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    Yeah, the easiest way to tell if SW is a KO are the hands. Mushroom pegs? KO!
     
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  3. atomD21

    atomD21 Not made of sterner stuff...

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    Arcee showed up today! Thanks again to @HolyCulture and @deruberhanyok for the input on her! She's pretty fantastic!
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    And she is clearly replacing the KO Upscaled T30 Arcee I had with my MPs!
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    Glad you like her. :) 

    Her backpack can be compressed more though. Those two hinges behind her neck can completely close, so that there is no opening underneath them anymore. Also make sure that the piece underneath her neck is tabbed in completely too, otherwise you won't get those hinges to close up.
     
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    atomD21 Not made of sterner stuff...

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    It looked like it could go further, but I didn't want to force anything and risk breakage. I'm a wee bit more gunshy with MPs after Hound...

    Here she is! Much better! Thanks again! 20210924_201140.jpg
     
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  6. Mardroid

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    Update on my KO Shockwave, seller came through for me really quickly and sent a 50% refund. He even included the delivery charge in the percentage. He said I could return it for full refund if I like but I'm happy to keep it.

    So while I never wanted a KO, I ended up with a pretty good deal. I have batteries on order.

    Appreciate this isn't a KO thread (although I first commented not knowing my Shockwave was a KO), but it is an appreciation thread, and I appreciate that with all those rascals out there, there are people who will still do the right thing. (He was so apologetic, I think he was telling the truth when he said he had been unaware. He checked out that YouTube video, and couldn't deny the evidence. I think he was the one who was actually scammed.)

    More thread related: I have also put an offer on a Masterpiece Ironhide. I did this on Mandarake, this time. It's a display piece in the shop ( so might not be available) but I think as a Japanese shop seller this will be genuine. They need to come back with the delivery charge, so hopefully it won't be too much.

    First time using Mandarake. Had an odd moment filling in a form which didn't allow me to select country (I think it was for Japan based buyers) but then I found a link that allowed me to use my saved address information. I guess I'll get a message from them early next week.

    Aside from a pre-ordered Nightbird, (and a GigaPower Superator, if you can count that as MP) I think this may be my last masterpiece for a good while. I never intended to get them all, just a nice representation of certain sculpts. And I fancied a proper non-partsforming van-bot. (I really do like my Earthrise Ironhide and Ratchet, and I made good use of the shield/roof with accessories, turning them into battle/medic stations, but they aren't it.)
     
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  7. stprime

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    New lighting! Clean background.

    Toy inspired custom.

    Part swaps from all 3 TT corvette molds with rubber tires switched from ko.

    KFC MP Sideswipe hands.

    Painted, detailed, and used both Toyhax and Ocean labels.

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  8. Ichibaru

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    Sounds more like a deficiencies post than an appreciation. :p 
     
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  9. Brum Bot

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  10. stprime

    stprime THE コンボイ that the Matrix refused

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    I literally made MP 25+ for TT, どういたしまして, and unless we are not looking at the same custom then I see no lack or shortage nor failings or any form of shortcoming. Nevertheless our perceptions and opinions do not have to be and much too often are not the same.

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    fwiw, I thought the emoji would have given it away, I was joking.
     
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    My apologies.
     
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    Isn't there KFC hands made for tracks?
     
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    If so not in black for toy accuracy.
     
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  16. betsuni

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    Got this guy last year, but finally decided to take a photo to enjoy him. I missed out on buying Soundblaster by waiting for a deal, then found out that this guy existed so I watched sales on eBay and found one for a good deal.

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    I really love the colors they used for this variant. Wouldn't mind picking up the other Ratbat one day, but this one is my preferred version for now. Plus I remember him more from the Marvel comics than the cartoon.
     
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  17. Max Rawhide

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    @betsuni A Marvel coloured Ratbat. Very nice. I have the regular version (okay, the KO -- I think the only time I bought a KO instead of the official) but I've always wanted the Marvel version because like you, that's the version of the character I have nostalgia for.
     
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    Yeah, that KO kept on tempting me for years (still does). This thread is actually where I discovered that the Marvel version exists thanks to a GI Joe crossover exclusive set.

    I just realized I missed an opportunity to take a photo of him being crushed by a gate.
     
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