Transformers Masterpiece MP-53 Skids

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by PoweredConvoy, Dec 31, 2020.

  1. Sinestro00

    Sinestro00 Fully vaccinated and ready to party!

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    I’m hoping Skids goes up on Amazon JP by tomorrow so I can order him and Reboost at the same time to save on shipping. I may put in an order for both at HLJ just to be safe.
     
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  2. ThatGuyCalledBlaster

    ThatGuyCalledBlaster No relation to the Autobot, ironically. TFW2005 Supporter

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    This.

    Forgive me if i'm remembering wrong or missing something but didn't it end up being some sort of miscommunication with his "reissue" ending up being a late piece of the run?

    Hahahaha, good one, my friend.
     
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  3. treatment

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  4. primalxconvoy

    primalxconvoy Banned

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    Nope. It's still there. I just clicked the link in your reply and it's still there.

    However...

    Someone at Amazon Japan recently (yesterday) changed the URL for new Transformers products listings.

    It used to be this:

    - おもちゃ – 通販 | Amazon.co.jp

    But now it doesn't work. Searching for the same list doesn't work, as the official Takara Tomy pages at Amazon Japan don't show the new Masterpiece "SKIDS" or other preorders...

    Can anyone help please?
     
  5. treatment

    treatment Well-Known Member

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    Err, still nope...

    https://www.amazon.co.jp/dp/B091VK479Z

    upload_2021-4-13_19-42-46.png

    Either you have a cached url copy, or amz-jp makes it available to japan-residents only...
     
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  6. Lone_Decepticon

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    I ordered both of mine from Hasbro Pulse.
     
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    Jarrod buddy, you mean to say Black Convoy release didn't fix anything? The neutering, you mean some parts were left out in the knees? Dangit!:( 

    BW Megs of mine still solid at the groin/hips. I'm thankful as I am one of the first adopters, source was amiami

    Arcee(too early to tell but still holding up)

    Lio ( passed the year no cracks)

    Paint chips? MP-01 1st release of mine has the paint flaking off the angled thin parts all over (can't do anything about it anymore) but to counter that folks, I own several Soul of chogokins of the Bandai type. My Danguard Ace does have a paint chip on the soles of his die-cast feet(though when his lower torso fell off to the floor due to his funky locking mechanism, nothing chipped off) which probably was due to natural wear and friction (you'd think that part should just have been plastic or something but it has to also support his frame) and the paint over all, though not chipped on the torso is showing signs of corrosion. Natural process? Toshio Daimos' leg panel due to the design, has a chip because the part of his painted leg that has a sharp peg that folds is prone to friction upon getting out of the box. His shoulder rotators are painted. Yup! The part that is prone to movement due to the poseability is PAINTED. So it gets chipped off. Design snafu?

    Also, sweeping generalizations/stereotyping indeed does not help. 100%
     
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  8. PoweredConvoy

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    See my prior message as to why you are seeing different results. The site gives you different sellers based on your shipping address. If I switch to my Japanese address I see many sellers including Amazon Japan. USA address, just one seller who doesn't ship outside of Japan.

     
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  9. unpunk

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    Off topic, but where is Robot Kingdom based out of? Their price is so cheap but I assume shipping must be high to the US or something. I have been a die hard customer of HLJ since MP-10 came out but I can’t argue with cheaper prices.
     
  10. Runamuck

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    I love it! I do hope they paint his arms and head the same shade of blue as the rest of him. The original toy had all the same shade. Not unless that's not what they were going for.
     
  11. PoweredConvoy

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    Hong Kong.
     
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  12. lord ginrai

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    They'll remain on my naughty list until they reissue Hound with sturdy plastic :p 
    Still love em though! <3
     
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  13. Mormolyce

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    Well this is strange, the MP is less cartoon accurate than the 3P? I wonder if they deliberately changed the aesthetic because frankly there's not much they could add to XTB's design other than a better head and some extras.
     
  14. lord ginrai

    lord ginrai Proud member of the Cult of Scorponok

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    Yep, same here.
     
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    So no alt faces huh? That's a damn shame.
     
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  16. SaintsIconsNemesis

    SaintsIconsNemesis Toys are Subjective

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    My Xtransbot Skids is great and toon accurate and not overly complicated to transform. Better than the offical. Support both offical and third party but this one doesn\'t even give the XTB a run for its money
     
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  17. Xaxis

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    You’re welcome, dude! :) 
     
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    The video seems to imply this is a very simple transformation.
     
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  19. primalxconvoy

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    I believe I've found an updated list that will show all of the recent TFs for sale at Amazon Japan. It definitely includes Skids:

    -https://www.amazon.co.jp/-/en/s?k=%E3%83%88%E3%83%A9%E3%83%B3%E3%82%B9%E3%83%95%E3%82%A9%E3%83%BC%E3%83%9E%E3%83%BC&rh=n%3A2277721051%2Cn%3A2189356051&dc&qid=1618368069&rnid=2321267051&ref=is_r_n_7

    I can't guarantee this will be as useful or stable as the previous url list of new figures, so please let me know in the future if it remains static/is removed/etc.

    Amazon Japan for back to me and gave me this link, which they said it's updated hourly:

    - https://www.amazon.co.jp/gp/new-releases/hobby/3307840051/ref=zg_bs_tab_t_bsnr
     
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  20. jackisking

    jackisking Yeah, the MP line is soooo dead

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    Evidently Amazon must get a lot of MPs as they havent opened up to outside Japan and the bots keep listing them as opening and closing. Still enough to rank 4th.