Nemesis Destron wrote:
After combing this thread I counted only 4 fans (unless I'm wrong) that found this to be an "awesome" figure and that it's all better when in hand. The others that got theirs are pissed at the amount of QC issues involved with such a costly figure...I couldn't blame them one bit. While the majority of us (like me) are still hunting or waiting for their pre-order.
I hope I'm not mistaken but I really don't wanna go back to find the actual post. Someone posted that to get a figure with the highest (or near highest) of QC that we would find acceptable, it would cost us $300+ for such a figure. It sounds like whether we pay $100-$120 (store price) we get what we pay for then...
Well with all the bad this figure holds I'm glad that my wanting him is for mere display sealed along with my sealed Hasbro Grimlock and Hotrod. The only MP I have opened and enjoyed with hardly no issues is (except the short exhaust pipes) the Hasbro 20th anniversary edition. With all the MP TC flowing in I hope that will happen too with OP.
So I say keep up the good hunt...'til all have one
. Now I'm off to handle my heavy-metal MP Prime, I haven't done so in a long-ass time. I may do a look over to see if there were any flaws I may have missed.
I absolutely like the toy and think its awesome. Optimus is my favorite character and this MP represents what toys should
be if you ask me, for kids and collectors alike. Its a hefty toy thats durable, posable and looks great especially compared to the original cartoon. It reminds me of the toys I used to buy as a kid, except its more articulated. You always remember toys being bigger as kid then you see them again as an adult and theyre usually smaller than you remember because youve grown.
It reminds me of the dilemma of "vintage" toys. For instance, I just got my daughter into Beast Wars and we are watching it together. We are a few episodes into season 2 and she loves it. I want to get the show figures for her because she likes them, a lot lol. However as "vintage" toys I cant pay the prices they command and then turn around and let her play with them after I paid that much. I let her play with all my childhood toys because the original purchase has already been made. So I let her play with my original Megazord and some cringe at that but it makes me feel good to see my old toy bring joy to a kid. Sheesh it still brings joy to me lol.
Now let me transition back to MP10. The QC issues bother me simply because its a $100 dollar toy. I feel this is a toy you could and should let a kid play with. I only paid $80 with the coupon code that was floating around. So Im happy about that but even at that price the chest issue I have is not acceptable for me. This is the first MP toy Ive ever bought. As a longtime Gears of War collector Ive come to expect a certain quality from my toys. NECA makes the Gears toys and occasional paint apps may be messed up and a few figures are not as articulated/ posable as Id like but their toys look fantastic, are solid, affordable and have never given me any trouble. Thats what I was expecting when buying MP10. Different class and type of toy for sure but I was expecting the best quality I could find. Even though I let my daughter play with almost all of my toys this is one figure I thought would stand out and I would have to wait to let her play with. The QC issues, or just the issues I have with it lol, make me feel like its a toy a kid should play with and that it should be cheaper.