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Old 2011-05-11, 01:01 AM   #21
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Though while I hate to say it, and will somewhat dislike the fact...I kind of hope so, MP Megs is one of the MP's that should get a better retooled mold that can actually STAND without fiddling for hours while he's aiming his Fusion Cannon.

I just hope they wont retool the whole MP line now, it's already filled with dozens of repaints of Prime and Starscream. Out 9 MP's and lord knows how many sideline repaints, there's only 5 actual molds...which is kind of sad for such an expensive toyline.
 
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Old 2011-05-11, 06:27 AM   #22
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Are there not 6 actual MP moulds now, plus 2 HFTD figures released in Japan as part of the MP Transformers line?

MP:
1. Convoy
2. Seeker
3. Megatron
4. Grimlock
5. Rodimus
6. New Convoy

MP Movie:
7. Starscream (released as HFTD Leader Class by Hasbro)
8. Bumblebee (released as HFTD Battle Ops Bumblebee by Hasbro)

The new MP-10 is not a retool, but a new (smaller) mould.

And, I do agree that MP-10 looks nice. Thing is, MP-04 is nicer in my opinion.

(I hope not to be proven wrong, as I can't justify that pricetag anyway!)

And - is it actually possible to get MP-05 Megatron to stand normally (i.e. not lopsided) with his fusion cannon aimed or not? I do love that figure, but he's a pain to display and transform, and has so many QC issues.
 
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Old 2011-05-11, 07:58 AM   #23
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I didn't count MP 10 yet since it's not out, that and he was not part of the point because, despite being a new mold (which is still a heavy retool considering they most likely used the original mold as example due to the heavy similarity it still has), he's still pretty much the same G1 Prime.

And yes, you can get Megatron to stand and have him aim his fusion cannon without any support, but it's (for me at least) very hard to do so, the cannon is simply too heavy to have him properly aim it. Also, if the arm joints get a little worn out, then good luck to ever getting him to hold it up.

Also, I am tempted to get this Prime despite my disappointment in the MP line, I never had MP-04 and the Prime I do have is the 20th Anniversary edition with that silly stand that says some iconic lines yet doesn't use Cullen's voice or anyone sounding close to him. Also, my Prime has damaged paint apps due to having been knocked over a few times by my cats.
 
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Old 2011-05-11, 08:18 AM   #24
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Righty-ho. Sorry for my confusion. Finished work at 00:00 yesterday and started at 03:00 today, so brain's a bit scattered!

Sadly, my MP Megs came out the box unable to support the fusion cannon with the arm aiming it (loose shoulder joints off the bat) and while he does stand with it attached (pointed down) without support, his hip joints are so loose (again, straight out the box) that he slouches heavily to one side (and only remains upright at all with some careful leg placement). Because of this, he looks like a staggering drunk whenever he's displayed with the cannon. He spends more time on show with his energon mace because of this.

Shame - he would be my second fave TF if only his joints were stiff, his paint not so easily scratched, and his metal not prone to rusting. Overall, I feel the design [I]is[i/] a masterpiece.

That said, I for one would love to see a larger scale figure (perhaps Voyager would be right) following the RTS Legends Megs design - that would be the perfect G1 Megatron homage!

I'll look forward to reading reviews of MP-10. He does look nice. Just not nice enough (or price right) when you already have MP-04.
 
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Old 2011-05-11, 08:22 AM   #25
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(And, of course, I have failed to mention that the new smaller scale Convoy will not have the greatest feature / display possibility of the larger original - as shown in my current avatar!)
 
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Old 2011-05-11, 03:04 PM   #26
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Well, well, now we know what it is. Big SFW for me. I don't need another Convoy... ugh. I think I'm firmly in the "don't bother buying MP" camp now, after so many pointless repaints and just plain flops
 

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Old 2011-05-11, 06:30 PM   #27
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New Convoy looks killer....but is very expensive to boot. Suffice to say they kicked Igear's ass with their smaller MP-1 Convoy.

To be honest, Rodimus did look very, very promising as well but his first release is plagued with various QC issues of varying degrees. Had he been free of most of these he'd truly be the king of MP figures. Apparently, the re-issued version fixes all those problems.

So in all probability, wait around for a re-issue of this Convoy. You all know this one will have leg panel joints that snap by looking at them, fitting issues in truck mode and his awesome looking hands won't be able to hold his riffle...
 
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Old 2011-05-11, 07:39 PM   #28
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I have to admit that his truck mode is better and his articulation seems more advanced but they are not big enough improvements to warrant the cost. Plus he looks to be in 2 inches smaller than MP-01 and I just know that he has far less diecast metal. It's a easy pass.
 
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Old 2011-05-14, 09:09 PM   #29
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Just had a monthly newsletter from one of the online stores I buy from. They are taking pre orders for this new version of Convoy and also a Masterpiece Rodimus version 2. Anyone know anything on the new Rodimus? Retool or an improved version of the current one ?
 
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Old 2011-05-15, 12:35 AM   #30
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From what I know, it's an improved version that fixed several of the issues that MP Roddie had.
 
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Old 2011-05-16, 08:18 AM   #31
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From what I know, it's an improved version that fixed several of the issues that MP Roddie had.
Aye, Robot Kingdom list it as 'Modified MP-09' and say that a lot of the quality issues have been corrected. Out September apparently.

http://www.robotkingdom.com/services...lang=us&CatID=
 
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Old 2011-05-16, 05:57 PM   #32
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And Takara will be taking straight exchange on the defective ones, right?

What the **** am I talking about.
 
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Old 2011-05-16, 06:44 PM   #33
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How are they going to deal with the big problem that the Transformation is ****ing stupid without making a whole new toy? I know I go on about this a lot, but the fact it's not just a case of slipping the Hot Rod toy into the Winnebago is insanely stupid and annoying.
 
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Old 2011-05-17, 01:33 AM   #34
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...if that is your biggest gripe with the figure, you've some bizarre sense of priorities.
 
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Old 2011-05-17, 05:51 AM   #35
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...if that is your biggest gripe with the figure, you've some bizarre sense of priorities.

Not being stupid enough to buy the over designed piece of crap I can't comment on any more serious flaws that are only apparent when you have the thing in your hands.
 
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Old 2011-05-17, 06:35 AM   #36
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And also the other problems are most likely (at least partially) due to the stupid over-complication.
 
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Old 2011-05-17, 03:45 PM   #37
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Actually the transformation itself is reasonably simple, I'd say it's only slightly more complicated than, say, Cybertron Megatron - the probolem is that it's just really damn fidgety. Also some of the fragile bits probably could've been re-enforced somehow, like molding them as separate pieces made from metal.

I also think calling me stupid was a bit uncalled for.
 
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Old 2011-06-24, 04:13 PM   #38
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Video of robot to truck transformation:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fFVAS...layer_embedded

More pics as well:

http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-...images-172517/
 
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Old 2012-07-11, 10:02 PM   #39
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More pics. Looks like a US release in the fall near Christmas. MSRP ~$100

http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-...images-175449/
 
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