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Masterpiece-01 or Masterpiece-04?

Postby ZenithF0RTE » Thu Jan 25, 2007 7:57 pm

Rumours are floating around that the Optimus Prime in the MP-01 is better than the Prime in the MP-04 set.

The rumour has it that the quality control wasn't as good when it came to MP-04 Optimus and thus, his paint application isn't so great. Further more, the paint on the MP-04 Optimus supposedly peels / chips / flakes off.

Is any of this true?

Thanks to anyone who can help! :)
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Postby JetfireUK » Fri Jan 26, 2007 5:38 am

I've only got MP-01 but I want MP-04 as the masterpiece line is the only one I'm choosing to collect.

I've not heard any serious complaint over paint applications, so I agree that you should make a decision on whether you want the trailer or not.

He's a great figure so you'll be happy with either version.
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Postby ZenithF0RTE » Fri Jan 26, 2007 8:37 am

Thanks for all your help!
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Postby Down_Shift » Sat Jan 27, 2007 10:46 am

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MP-04 by a mile. I don't have him in robot mode, he's all about the truck and trailer.
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Postby Alex Kingdom » Sun Jan 28, 2007 3:17 am

Down_Shift wrote:MP-04 by a mile. I don't have him in robot mode, he's all about the truck and trailer.


I'm of the opposite persuation. I dont think Optimus Prime has ever been 'all about the trailer' in fact he hardly ever uses it. In robot mode there is very little ponit in even having the trailer, it just takes up space. Personally I have owned MP-01 since release and am very happy to do so. IMO MP-04 is way to expensive for the sake of the trailer, espcially when a) MP-01 comes with a cardblard trailer anyway, and b) there are better third party trailers available. If you really waht MP Convoy with a trailer buy MP-01 and one of the better KO trailers.

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Postby Swoop » Sun Jan 28, 2007 4:15 am

Alex Kingdom wrote:
Down_Shift wrote:MP-04 by a mile. I don't have him in robot mode, he's all about the truck and trailer.


I'm of the opposite persuation. I dont think Optimus Prime has ever been 'all about the trailer' in fact he hardly ever uses it. In robot mode there is very little ponit in even having the trailer, it just takes up space. Personally I have owned MP-01 since release and am very happy to do so. IMO MP-04 is way to expensive for the sake of the trailer, espcially when a) MP-01 comes with a cardblard trailer anyway, and b) there are better third party trailers available. If you really waht MP Convoy with a trailer buy MP-01 and one of the better KO trailers.

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I upgraded from MP01 to MP04 a couple of days ago, and love him! In truck mode, the trailer just makes him look so much better and makes up for some of the cab's shortcomings too. Yes, leaving Roller out is utterly cheap and halfarsed, but it's still better than the alternatives, one of which is an overpriced trailer that doesn't even open, and the other is a still further overpriced G1 KO trailer. Only the MarksProjects trailer is likely to be better, all things considered, and that costs a small fortune if you even get hold of one. As for expense, MPO4 is only £30 dearer than MP01. Consider that you'll pay at least £30 for even the non-opening trailer, and suddenly MP04 doesn't seem so pricey.
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Postby Down_Shift » Sun Jan 28, 2007 2:11 pm

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Alex Kingdom wrote:
Down_Shift wrote:MP-04 by a mile. I don't have him in robot mode, he's all about the truck and trailer.


I'm of the opposite persuation. I dont think Optimus Prime has ever been 'all about the trailer' in fact he hardly ever uses it. In robot mode there is very little ponit in even having the trailer, it just takes up space. Personally I have owned MP-01 since release and am very happy to do so. IMO MP-04 is way to expensive for the sake of the trailer, espcially when a) MP-01 comes with a cardblard trailer anyway, and b) there are better third party trailers available. If you really waht MP Convoy with a trailer buy MP-01 and one of the better KO trailers.

Yours AK


Sorry bro, I think you mis understand me. I bought MP-04 just to have him in Truck and Trailer mode. I also have Magnus and both Hasbro versions of Prime. I also have the none transforming Justitoys Trailer. I just really like the look of Prime in complete vehicle mode as a centerpiece to my collection.
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Postby tacogrande » Sun Jan 28, 2007 2:30 pm

I've had 20th prime since he was first spotted, got him down off one of the high shelves at wal-mart back in the day. Ever since I'd had him he's only been transformed to cab mode twice, and left that way for maybe 1 minute each time before being changed back to robot mode. It's the robot mode that makes the toy so I've never felt the need to get the mp-04 or any of the ko trailers. I don't think the cab mode is bad at all, though it probably does need the trailer to look better and maybe that's why I've never left him like that for very long.
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Postby jnmx2000 » Sun Jan 28, 2007 2:52 pm

who buys transformers for the vehicale modes? the last thing i want to do is display a transformer in his alt mode, i'm not going to pay 110 bucks for a transformer and not keep them in bot mode. thats like buying a very expensive video game system to just watch dvds, if i want to watch dvds, i'll buy a dvd player, if i want to display cars, i'll buy model cars, if i want to display big kick ass robots, i'll buy transformers..... or other kickass giant robots lol my point is, i don't really get why people buy something, like a transformer and then not display them in the robot mode? thats what you buy transformers for right? i'm not trying to offend anyone either but i don't get it personally but thats just me......

o and about the topic, i don't know as i don't have a MP prime yet, and i already know i won't be buying the one with the trailer, i could honestly care less about it
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Postby Down_Shift » Sun Jan 28, 2007 3:30 pm

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jnmx2000 wrote:who buys transformers for the vehicale modes?


Me for one. Lots of other people won't buy a figure if the alt mode is garbage.
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Postby Dclone Soundwave » Sun Jan 28, 2007 10:40 pm

Despite only having MP-01, I would say go w/MP-04/ For one thing, he has the frickin' trailer, & that in itself is awesome. Second, I like that Mp-04 has different communication panels from MP-01, the difference being Megatron & Grimlock instead of Bumblebee & Starscream. I'm planning on picking up MP-04 soon as it is.......seeing as how I just got a job.......
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Postby Godmodule » Sun Jan 28, 2007 11:53 pm

jnmx2000 wrote:who buys transformers for the vehicale modes? the last thing i want to do is display a transformer in his alt mode, i'm not going to pay 110 bucks for a transformer and not keep them in bot mode. thats like buying a very expensive video game system to just watch dvds, if i want to watch dvds, i'll buy a dvd player, if i want to display cars, i'll buy model cars, if i want to display big kick ass robots, i'll buy transformers..... or other kickass giant robots lol my point is, i don't really get why people buy something, like a transformer and then not display them in the robot mode? thats what you buy transformers for right? i'm not trying to offend anyone either but i don't get it personally but thats just me......

o and about the topic, i don't know as i don't have a MP prime yet, and i already know i won't be buying the one with the trailer, i could honestly care less about it


vehicle mode was my justification for buying mp-04, as well as magnus (who now get's displayed in robot mode along mp-01) and I bought two mp starscreams for the same reason. if megs is any good, I'll buy another of him as well.
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Postby Down_Shift » Mon Jan 29, 2007 9:54 am

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Stormrider wrote:Me too. I like realistic alt modes too. Some of the time is spent in alt, some in robot.


Ironically, after me saying I like it in truck and trailer mode, my best friend came over last night and transformed damn near everything I had. At least MP Convoy and MP Mangus look gorgous next to each other. I should also point out that up until last night Magnus was still in the box. I let the poor bastard open it. That was his birthday present.
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Postby ZenithF0RTE » Tue Jan 30, 2007 7:25 pm

vehicle mode was my justification for buying mp-04, as well as magnus (who now get's displayed in robot mode along mp-01) and I bought two mp starscreams for the same reason. if megs is any good, I'll buy another of him as well.


I wish I could afford to buy two of every masterpiece :D

But in any event, I agree that the robot mode is awesome, but to me, Transformers is more than just kick ass robots!

They're kick as robots that transform! Being a truck is a part of Optimus as having a faceplate, a big ass gun, ass kicking "boots" etc.

Granted, it does SOUND kind of cheesy to pay X amount of dollars to have a fancy truck displayed, but as I said, the truck mode is also a part of Optimus.

My initial dilemma wasn't so much MP-01 vs MP-04: Which is worth the money, but rather a comparison of the QUALITY of the Optimus Prime between each Masterpiece.

I fully appreciate ALL the comments made here, it really helped me out a lot!
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Postby GrimSqueaker » Wed Jan 31, 2007 5:20 am

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