Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by KayODave, Oct 9, 2017.
Has there been any rumours on MPM Starscream lately? Haven't heard much, but still anticipating a release at some point. Thanks!
So for anyone interested, MPM4 (the Hasbro version) is up for pre-order on BBTS at $99.99 Transformers Masterpiece Movie Series MPM-4 Optimus Prime Exclusive
This guy is fantastic! I finally got him into vehicle mode, though I can't quite master getting the hood flush...
It was the best of Primes, it was the... well... still the best of Primes!
Here’s a photo of all of my MPMs! Loving this line so far!
prime needs to be a wee bit taller. Other than that I love the scale
First off, awesome pic. Secondly, would you recommend MPM Ironhide? He's only about $60 on Amazon Japan, but I'm not sure if I want to take the plunge.
Uh guys... I think SS Optimus is MPM scale? XD
The scale in Bumblebee is completely different than in the Bayverse movies.
That said, I really hope that they make the bots bigger in the next movie. Except Bee of course, he’s perfect.
Just got mpm Megatron and jazz yesterday, holy God Megs is huge! I'm honestly really impressed with Jazz though, it was a really interesting transformation, he's got good articulation and paint apps, and metal toes! Wasn't expecting that lol. And the "rip in half" feature is cool too, I like that they made a button so you don't do it by accident just messing with him.
I have yet to get MPM-9 Jazz, but here's my current MPM ranking. Do you agree? What's your favorite MPM figure ranking? (^o^)
6. MPM-4 Optimus Prime
Rushed, simplified engineering that led to not only many inaccuracies in 'bot and vehicle modes, the first couple of batches couldn't even hold together in vehicle mode. Paint is not only inaccurate but cheap and lacking. No Autobot symbol, no blue stripes on the legs, the back of the figure has no paint, etc... All this after the true Masterpiece that is ROTF Leader Prime? Bah, humbug! Easily the biggest disappointment in all my years of collecting.
5. MPM-6 Ironhide
While there are crippling design flaws in 'bot mode that don't allow his shoulders to be pegged together properly, he looks great and fairly accurate to the CGI model. The figure is heavy and chunky and is all in all a great display piece. Nothing more, nothing less.
4. MPM-7 Bumblebee (Volkswagen Beetle)
Solid figure that seems a little too rushed and contrived. Transformation is nice and complex, but the end product is just not that good looking nor accurate to the final CGI model. Inoffensive at best, unnecessary at worst.
3. MPM-5 Barricade
Honestly, all the figures from here on out are all top-notch in my book. Barricade is a great representation of his on-screen counterpart that takes some strikes thanks to his wonky elbow articulation, inaccurate shoulders and obtrusive backpack.
2. MPM-3 Bumblebee
Excellent, excellent figure. Super-accurate, supremely articulated, fun transformation, the works. Even after being inundated with so many Bumblebee figures over the years, this one still feels like a breath of fresh air. It has zero backpack kibble and is even able to incorporate the rear tires into the ankles. Minus points for an inaccurate vehicle mode (production model instead of the concept car used in the movie) and upside-down lower-rear-wings.
1. MPM-8 Megatron
Beating Bumblebee by just a fraction of a point is Megatron. Yes, it might be just the honeymoon phase but I love this figure. I didn't think I would like him that much, but holy crap am I in love. First the negatives. Poseability's not the greatest with awkward limited joints and large ratchet teeth, but it's enough. The shoulder panels are the only real issue I have with the figure, not being able to collapse flat when the arms are extended out to the side. The soft plastic fingers are a bit of a let down too...
HOWEVER. He's big. He's solid. He's super intricate in terms of sculpt. His jet mode looks amazing and it's impressive as heck with the large wings and long nose that seemingly fold out of nowhere. He comes with additional play features in addition to the basic weapon accessories. The pop-open chest and the die-cast Allspark are great touches that really add to the play value. What pushes Megatron over Bumblebee for me is the fact that we haven't had a good Movie 1 Megatron since... forever. And as the first Megatron figure in a long while that hasn't had anything else to take engineering cues from, they kinda knocked it out of the park. Highly, highly recommended.
I would put Ironhide ahead of Beetlebee. Like you said, he's accurate for the most part. Beetlebee is a bigger studio series figure with more steps. I have yet to get Megatron and might wait since I'll be getting Black Apple Optimus and Ironhide (eventually). Jazz is my next buy. He looks great!
Finally someone did it!
My birthday is all the way on the 27th but while looking at Ironhide (Amazon JP) and BeetleBee (Amazon) I asked my brother which is one is cooler. Next thing I know, he tells me to buy Ironhide cause he just bought Bee. He arrives tomorrow so I'M hyped.
Question: Is Bee able to transform with leaving the battle mask on? Is there a better weapon storage than that weird tow hitch thing?
I saw on Instagram that Starscream and Ratchet have been officialized as the next two mpms. Really hyped for Ratchet, I still haven't found a decent one that transform. I only hope it will be in carbot scale as this is my target.
It will be a long wait!!!
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