Where to get posable humans for MP figures?

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  1. ziltama

    ziltama Mods, molds, and casts. Also full of hot gas.

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    After getting the No Box MP-10, I tried searching for posable humans with no luck on various store and auction sites. The Dr. Wu Partners kit has been long out of production. Their more recent humans are not posable. Tried searching for KO trailers as well (since they come with a human) but no luck either in regular OP colors. Any other ideas?
     
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    The Spike figure that comes with MP Hound is really dope! Although with all the QC issues surrounding Hound, you'd probably be better off waiting for a reissue.

    You could always make a thread in the wanted forum, someone might be willing to sell you theirs.
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    This is something I want as well. I'd be in for a whole cast of supporting, single episode, posable characters.
     
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    I’m surprised that nobody out there has made MP sized / scaled characters
     
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    well do you scale figures tothe alt mode or bot mode. the scales between each are not consistent. use whatever scale looks good to you. ahaha
     
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    Joy Toy Source 1/24
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    Fully articulated
     
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    MP-10's Spike was roughly 1:48 scale for a person - that's essentially O Scale for model trains, so finding raw or painted figurines at the scale should be fairly simple. I've not been able to find much articulation at this scale.

    If you want to scale to the vehicles, they tend to run at a bit larger a scale - trucks like Prime around 1:32-1:35, and carbots an even larger 1:27-1:28.

    1:32 is pretty common for model cars, so you might be able to find some more figurines, but the selection might not be as wide as 1:48. Megablok figures are sort of this scale, but they're sort of "chibi" - big heads with short limbs, essentially child-like proportions.

    1:28 is an odd one. The old Joy Toy articulated figures were around 1:27, but recent ones are a larger 1:25. There's also the Acid Rain B2Five series that's set at 1:28 (not to be confused with the main Acid Rain series that's 1:18), and have a slightly toonier aesthetic than the Joy Toy. I always figured the B25 aesthetic would look good with G1MP, but they're typically helmeted/armored figures.

    Human Alliance was an odd scale. I forget what exactly, maybe around 1:30? Smaller than the 1:27 Joy Toy, anyway. Can still find them with the $20 knock-off Human Alliance figures on eBay, but the paint's horrible, heh.
     
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    I keep hoping for a KO of the trailer and the humans as that is what I want. I'll keep TE-01 and use that trailer. Or heck DR.WU make new humans with modern poseability.
     
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    As I was about to put my THF MP Ultra Magnus up for sale I noticed he has two humans.

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    How much?
     
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    Some time back, there was release of a bunch of MP10 KO trailers in a variety of decos. Of course, regular OP color trailer sold out first. I grabbed a black KO trailer earlier, which has a Spike in different colors, but for Japanese 7-11 exclusive Legendary Nemesis Prime (that mold is strangely MP10 trailer compatible). MP10V trailers are still easy to find (voyager sized, so won't work on MP10) and come with a smaller posable Spike; I bought this for Siege and ER OP and works with an easy mod.

    Just tried looking for MP10 KO trailers again. Nothing on eBay. There's a camouflage deco version on TF-Direct and the black Nemesis trailer on Robotoybase, which are all I could find.
     
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    Yeah I have a MP 10 trailer,and MP-10, but as I said, I want the new human figures. The new trailer I was thinking of ways to repaint. But can't justify the Price. At least not till this virus crap ends and I get full time work with benefits again. It's been a long crappy year. Hopefully things will eventually turn around.
     
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    One thing to consider is what Human figures might end paired with the R.E.D. figures. Would not suprise me when they do the minibots that they use them to get the human cast out.
     
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    You could also look at Mega Construx figures. They are a little larger than MP10's Spike, but much more articulated. You can also mix-and-match various pieces, so you can create your own characters.
    I'd be very happy for some official(ish) articulated human figures though.
     
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    I personally like the DiaClone sets of people for my figures. The are a little small but they look cool 20200706_135215.jpg 20200628_095134.jpg 20200627_125508.jpg
     
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    I need humans that scale with the carbots in altmode.
     
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  19. ziltama

    ziltama Mods, molds, and casts. Also full of hot gas.

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    Yeah, we were just discussing Dia-nauts in another thread. They're smaller than Titan Masters and could still work.

    Main problems are 1) most US stores don't carry them anymore (TFSource still does) and 2) very expensive for their scale.

    TFSafari has 3p versions made by MechFanToys but the deco doesn't look nearly as nice. They are relatively cheaper, though: 20 for $48 versus 8 for $50 for Takara ones.

    This picture is from another thread (Dia-Naut in middle):
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    They come with Diaclone figures, packed with bikes, or just the humans. There's a female version pack but comes with a bike.
     
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    I'm a human and I like MP figures, but I'm not that posable.