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Masterpiece MP-12 Lambor/Sideswipe has arrived in the UK, but there are PROBLEMS!!!

PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2012 2:54 pm
by robotmel
:grin: :grin: :grin:
Oh my gosh! I am gobsmacked!

I worried no end whilst waiting for this to arrive, but now I rest easy! :D

Transformers Masterpiece MP-12 Lambor Sideswipe is in the U.K. and so full of AWESOME!!!
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MP-12 Lambor = AWESOME!

Magnum P.I. 8)
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As a great man once said... "Awesomesauce!"

He also comes with his Pile drivers and the 'Amazon' chromed thingybobs too!!!
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Can you dig it?

:DANCE:
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Instructicons, fold out!

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Re: Masterpiece Sideswipe/Lambor has arrived! In the UK and in my hands!!

PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2012 2:59 pm
by Grimlock Shakur
man! that's amazing... is the car body metal or plastic? in other words what's metal and what's plastic! and is it worth the money for such a small masterpiece?

Re: Masterpiece MP-12 Lambor/Sideswipe has arrived! In the UK and in my hands!!

PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2012 4:07 pm
by robotmel
:D
Mostly plastic as far as I can tell?
Ever so slight colour differences where the red paint is applied to the window and roof parts which also form part of the doors compared with the molded red plastic of the bonnet and rear engine cover, but not too obvious. :D
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The silver gun and rocket launcher pops off the top of the roof quite nicely, not too loose, not too stiff, just right. The gun is slotted into the rocket launcher which is pegged into the roof, but what is nice is once they are removed the hole contains what seems to be a spring-loaded cover which pops up once they are out!
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We're gonna need guns.

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Lots of guns!

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Tough at the top!

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You wouldn't get a nine inch nail in my hole!

The rocket launcher is only one piece, so no seperate missile. Once attached to the robot modes shoulder the screwed hinge has a small amount of movement which would allow for some nice poses I guess!

Re: Masterpiece MP-12 Lambor/Sideswipe has arrived! In the UK and in my hands!!

PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2012 4:22 pm
by Rhinox23
robotmel wrote:He also comes with his Pile drivers and the 'Amazon' chromed thingybobs too!!!


If you can, could we see some pictures of him with the pile drivers and the "'Amazon' chromed thingbobs" please?! I don't think there have been many good up close ones.

I have him preordered and TFSource announced today that he should be shipping next week! I'm very excited and anxious to get him, but seeing your pics helps tide me over...a little! :grin:

Re: Masterpiece MP-12 Lambor/Sideswipe has arrived! In the UK and in my hands!!

PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2012 4:37 pm
by Arctorro
Awesome pics! Thanks!

Mine is on pre-order, but I'll have to leave him in POL for a month or so... So these pics will have to tide me over for a while...

Re: Masterpiece MP-12 Lambor/Sideswipe has arrived! In the UK and in my hands!!

PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2012 5:13 pm
by robotmel
:D
MP-12 looks rather nice in alt mode, I almost feel afraid to transform him! :lol:

Grimlock Shakur wrote:man! that's amazing... is the car body metal or plastic? in other words what's metal and what's plastic! and is it worth the money for such a small masterpiece?

For the price I got him for, oh so definately worth it! Less than £50 off Ebay delivered from China, you cant go wrong! :grin:
He is small but I only have him in alt/vehicle mode at the moment. I have taken a couple of pictures with him along side Universe Chevy Aveo Swerve which just arrive yesterday (OMG!!), also with Alternator Mirage standing nearby!
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Here I am!

When I say 'small', in vehicle alt mode he looks relatevly scaled okay against Chevy Swerve, so I guess once I transform him he'll be up against the larger Deluxe but better against Voyager/Alternator-Binaltech sizing? I see now that the current Materpiece sizing will work well alongside the Alernator/Binaltech lines perhaps?

Rhinox23 wrote:If you can, could we see some pictures of him with the pile drivers and the "'Amazon' chromed thingbobs" please?! I don't think there have been many good up close ones.

I have him preordered and TFSource announced today that he should be shipping next week! I'm very excited and anxious to get him, but seeing your pics helps tide me over...a little! :grin:

I am really surprised and pleased he arrived today as I hadnt heard he was shipping yet?
I am off to bed now, but when I get home from work tomorrow I will pop a few more pictures up on this thread, transformed in his full glory! ;)
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Sideswipe "Swerve, what do do mean it rains a lot in the U.K.?"

Re: Masterpiece MP-12 Lambor/Sideswipe has arrived! In the UK and in my hands!!

PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2012 8:05 pm
by craggy
that's pretty awesome. honestly, he is expensive for the size of him...BUT so are a lot of toys made by other companies that aren't quite as nice looking as this. Looking forward to robot mode pics and size comparisons please!?

Re: Masterpiece MP-12 Lambor/Sideswipe has arrived! In the UK and in my hands!!

PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2012 9:05 pm
by Duo_r
Can't wait for mine to arrive at the local hobby store!

A bit of panel lining, and that shoulder cannon would look even more awesome.

Re: Masterpiece MP-12 Lambor/Sideswipe has arrived! In the UK and in my hands!!

PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2012 6:24 am
by Breakdown 2099
I hate you. Not in an angry road rage kind of way, more of a deeply envious kind. Thanks for all the cool photos! Can't wait for mine :D

Re: Masterpiece MP-12 Lambor/Sideswipe has arrived! In the UK and in my hands!!

PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2012 8:47 am
by Ravage XK
Arghh! Come on Kapow Toys! Get them shipped out!

Edit: Had a look and couldn't see them for less than £50 on Ebay.

Re: Masterpiece MP-12 Lambor/Sideswipe has arrived! In the UK and in my hands!!

PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2012 4:57 pm
by robotmel
Ravage XK wrote:Arghh! Come on Kapow Toys! Get them shipped out!

Edit: Had a look and couldn't see them for less than £50 on Ebay.

I found a seller called 366offer whom had an auction which I sniped at the dying seconds for £49 with free delivery! Woop Woop!

To be honest I was became rather worried as the tracking number didnt work at all? I was really pleased to find via Ebay a Universe Chevy Aveo Swerve for a great price too which also came from China. The tracking number worked fine with that but not with Sideswipe, so I started to worry, thinking the worst that could happen? I even contacted a buyer who had used the seller and they confirmed everything was ok but took a while.
I jumped for joy only the day after Swerve arrived when another China Post package was presented to me, Sideswipe was in my hands!! :APPLAUSE:

I spotted maybe one or two other China based sellers offering the same item using similar photos and description (which can be a little worrying) which had MP-12 as an auction?
Just keep searching is all I can say really?
;)

Re: Masterpiece MP-12 Lambor/Sideswipe has arrived! In the UK and in my hands!!

PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2012 2:52 am
by Ravage XK
Ahh, the lucky find. Well done.

Aveo Swerve is a great figure. Reminds me of Robocop.

Re: Masterpiece MP-12 Lambor/Sideswipe has arrived! In the UK and in my hands!!

PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2012 5:16 am
by robotmel
Ravage XK wrote:Ahh, the lucky find. Well done.

Aveo Swerve is a great figure. Reminds me of Robocop.

:D
Now that you say that, I do see the resemblance! ;)
He was a bargain also, came mint in sealed bag in a little clear plastic tray and cover with instructions.
China based Ebay seller timing12 has these on auction currently starting at £19.99 (I was the only bidder for mine at which got me it delivered for £18.69) tracked. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Hasbro-Transformers-GM-Chevrolet-Lova-Swerve-2007-Limited-Ver-New-Rare-MISP-/190741954833?_trksid=p2047675.m1850&_trkparms=aid%3D333005%26algo%3DRIC.FIT%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D12%26meid%3D2987233217968197168%26pid%3D100011%26prg%3D1005%26rk%3D4%26sd%3D190736061815%26
:D
Back on topic, sorry for the lack of pictures of MP-12 robot mode and size comparison for yesterday but I was knackered so went to bed! :lol:

I will get right on it this evening without fail! ;)

Re: Masterpiece MP-12 Lambor/Sideswipe has arrived! In the UK and in my hands!!

PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2012 6:06 am
by Mykltron
There are some MP-12s on ebay for around £65 BIN. That's cheaper than Kapow. I've just ordered mine although I'm saving it for my birthday in December.

Re: Masterpiece MP-12 Lambor/Sideswipe has arrived! In the UK and in my hands!!

PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2012 7:56 am
by Autobot032
Thank you for posting the instructions.

I'm very impressed with the figure. I'm considering ordering one. I want to see if Hasbro will give us one, but even if they do, it's going to go for at least $50.00 through TRU. I know this is $30.00 more, but...

I'll have it in hand, it's guaranteed to be in my collection, and Christmas is coming.

Tempted. ...I don't care about exclusive piledrivers, I doubt I'll ever put them on him.

Re: Masterpiece MP-12 Lambor/Sideswipe has arrived! In the UK and in my hands!!

PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2012 4:37 pm
by robotmel
:D
so this little bugger is proving to be a pain to transform! Not to sound all cliched but the instructions are in Japanese! ;)

Here are a few more photos to keep you going...
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Just gotta figure out how his waist transforms then he is done?
:BOT:

Re: Masterpiece MP-12 Lambor/Sideswipe has arrived! In the UK and in my hands!!

PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2012 7:02 pm
by Neo Optimus Prime
Here's my video review for Transformers Masterpiece MP-12 Lambor Sideswipe.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vj9DlQtxeEQ

Re: Masterpiece MP-12 Lambor/Sideswipe has arrived! In the UK and in my hands!!

PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2012 8:29 pm
by Rhinox23
Neo Optimus Prime wrote:Here's my video review for Transformers Masterpiece MP-12 Lambor Sideswipe.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vj9DlQtxeEQ


Great review! I'm really excited to be getting him soon! Hopefully TFSource's information was correct and he'll start shipping next week!

Re: Masterpiece MP-12 Lambor/Sideswipe has arrived! In the UK and in my hands!!

PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2012 12:08 am
by Neo Optimus Prime
Thank you. I hope you get your soon! =)

Re: Masterpiece MP-12 Lambor/Sideswipe has arrived! In the UK and in my hands!!

PostPosted: Sat Oct 27, 2012 5:19 am
by robotmel
:-?
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Mirage - "They've found us. I don't know how but they've found us!"
Sideswipe - "My waist hurts?"
Mirage - "Shut up fool!"

Re: Masterpiece MP-12 Lambor/Sideswipe has arrived! In the UK and in my hands!!

PostPosted: Sat Oct 27, 2012 8:17 am
by robotmel
:D
Poor old Sideswipe...

A few new size comparison pics! ;)
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Red Alert - " Did some one call 999?"

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Inferno - "You're what-class-now?"

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Swerve - "There, there, Swipe. it happens to all of us?"

Re: Masterpiece MP-12 Lambor/Sideswipe has arrived! In the UK and in my hands!!

PostPosted: Sat Oct 27, 2012 8:51 am
by Fistful of Energon
That waist looks a little mistransformed. Looks like Sideswipe is trying to squeeze an inch on us! :lol:

Re: Masterpiece MP-12 Lambor/Sideswipe has arrived! In the UK and in my hands!!

PostPosted: Sat Oct 27, 2012 9:53 am
by robotmel
Fistful of Energon wrote:That waist looks a little mistransformed. Looks like Sideswipe is trying to squeeze an inch on us! :lol:

;)
Yep, I bought a duff version I think! The torso has been pinned to the waist the wrong way around so his body cant fold into position correctly?
#annoyning
Add to that his head is falling apart, badly glued together!
I have contacted the seller 366offer via Ebay but they say this is 'the worst problem theyve had,this month' so I need to send photos which they will then pass on to their warehouse for analysis?
I just hope they can send me another out in time!

Re: Masterpiece MP-12 Lambor/Sideswipe has arrived! In the UK and in my hands!!

PostPosted: Sat Oct 27, 2012 3:08 pm
by Fistful of Energon
Sounds fishy but you never know. Hope everything works out for you!

Re: Masterpiece MP-12 Lambor/Sideswipe has arrived! In the UK and in my hands!!

PostPosted: Sun Oct 28, 2012 10:51 pm
by SKYWARPED_128
The paint job on mine was really sloppy. Found a red paint chip in the left headlight, and the red paint on the sides were a mere mist coat. It's like my fricking MP-10 all over again.

I tell you, the guy in charge of QC must be perpetually drunk or watching soccer matches on his i-Pad during working hours.

@ robotmel: Can't you DIY it? Maybe get the pin out yourself and reassemble the torso? I've disassembled the elbow pins om my WFC Soundwave before, and it's pretty easy if you've got the right tools--a thin nail to push the pin out a little, and pliers to gently wiggle the rest of it out.