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Re: Why is Masterpiece Megatron so Worthless?

Postby Gauntlet101010 » Mon Nov 12, 2012 10:29 pm

Until recently my old MP Prime and Megs stood behind my regular Classics TFs as a sort of "movie poster" type of setup. Where some peopel are out of scale to signify spiritual signifigance? Yeah, that's what I did.

I paid the original $150 at a con. Never broke him and transformed him quite a few times. But I'm very careful with him.
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Re: Why is Masterpiece Megatron so Worthless?

Postby Ravage XK » Tue Nov 13, 2012 4:23 am

Motto: "Hollywood is good but Rosetta is better."
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While MP Megs isn't my number 1 MP figure I think Takara did an incredible job in creating such a detailed and complex figure from a handgun form. His feet rust, his head isn't right and his arm cannon is far too big and heavy for his frail body to cope with but I wouldn't be without him in my MP lineup.

He cost me less than £60 if I remember correctly so I cannot complain. I also sprung for the 3rd party add on kit.
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Re: Why is Masterpiece Megatron so Worthless?

Postby vectorA3 » Tue Nov 13, 2012 2:39 pm

Motto: ""You must journey back farther into the matrix for the answer...""
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I like MP05. I'm going to hate doing it, but I will buy a newer version of him if they make one. As long as it's not super expensive. Got mine from BBTS for $85 and don't regret it at all. You need a big Megatron to display with MP Prime og. He's just a superb&*&*% to transform & there is a lot of plastic & he is fragile. Only downsides to me. Should or will Takara make MP Galvatron first or a new Megatron??
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Re: Why is Masterpiece Megatron so Worthless?

Postby RodimalToyota » Tue Nov 13, 2012 3:25 pm

Why?

Because he's crap, there I said it.
I know he's the best Takara did AT that time, but..

Losers always whine about their best, winners go home and make a proper g1 Megatron toy.



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Re: Why is Masterpiece Megatron so Worthless?

Postby Blasphemous Prime » Thu Nov 15, 2012 9:08 pm

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if you compare mp1 to mp10, the mp5 makes a hell of a first draft for a megatron v2. Sure he has his issues, but I'm sure most of us would have a hard to engineering him to transform into a rather large p-38. the only thing I really worry about is that megs v2 may end up being that dreaded tank (ughh!) I hope to hell that what ever the alt mode ends up being, at least have his bot mode look like his G1 self.
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Re: Why is Masterpiece Megatron so Worthless?

Postby AdamFett » Thu Nov 15, 2012 10:17 pm

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Does the plastic that MP Grimlock is made of feel brittle, or cheap? Like does it appear that it will last a long time?
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Re: Why is Masterpiece Megatron so Worthless?

Postby RhA » Fri Nov 16, 2012 1:38 am

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RodimalToyota wrote:Why?

Because he's crap, there I said it.
I know he's the best Takara did AT that time, but..

Losers always whine about their best, winners go home and make a proper g1 Megatron toy.



look at that, I spat on MP Megs, and raped a movie quote.. Booya Grandma!


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Re: Why is Masterpiece Megatron so Worthless?

Postby Ravage XK » Fri Nov 16, 2012 2:57 am

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AdamFett wrote:Does the plastic that MP Grimlock is made of feel brittle, or cheap? Like does it appear that it will last a long time?


Hmm, doesnt feel cheap. You just have to be careful with him. Some of the joints are thin and FEEL like they would break but I think he is tougher than he looks, you wouldn't want to use him for anything other than display though IMHO.

Once you start to transform Megs you get a sense of what a feat of toy engineering he is. Insanely complex and intricate in parts.
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Re: Why is Masterpiece Megatron so Worthless?

Postby vectorA3 » Fri Nov 16, 2012 3:10 pm

Motto: ""You must journey back farther into the matrix for the answer...""
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I presume you're talking about MP Megs with your last sentence?
I agree.
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Re: Why is Masterpiece Megatron so Worthless?

Postby -Kanrabat- » Tue Nov 20, 2012 4:17 am

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Worthless? I cannot get one for below 200$ on Ebay.

MP Megs did not impress me from the start but at that price? I'll stick with Hegemon.
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Re: Why is Masterpiece Megatron so Worthless?

Postby SJ21 » Tue Nov 20, 2012 7:11 am

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MP Megatron is just fine for my collection. Unless Has/Tak is going to make a Megatron to scale with MP Prime, I am not interested in another version. They reside on their own shelf, front and center, in my Transformers room. They need to be in scale.

I like my figures big. Especially the highly detailed figures. I am not buying into the new MP figures because I don't think their size differentiates them enough from Alternators or Classics.
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Re: Why is Masterpiece Megatron so Worthless?

Postby thedistinctroom » Tue Nov 20, 2012 5:59 pm

Motto: "Be an Optimist Prime. Not a Negatron"
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I will never stop loving the MP-5. I do think his fusion cannon is way too big and heavy, but no big deal for me! This version of Megatron is my favorite design.

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Re: Why is Masterpiece Megatron so Worthless?

Postby Yotsuyasan » Tue Nov 20, 2012 6:39 pm

Motto: "No matter where you go, there you are."
He may have some problems, but I love my MP-5. As far as the complaints that the fusion cannon is too big... That is true, but there is a (*cough* third-party *cough*) soloution for that, that also helps the alt-mode out a ton.

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Mind you, as I said, he definitely has some problems. But he's still awesome. I'll take him over Hegemon with his (in my opinion) weak looking alt-mode and accessories (the stock extension) that seems to have no use with the robot mode any day.

That being said, since they've done a new Optimus, I'd not mind if they took another shot at Megatron in the new MP scale, as well. The legs could definitely use some work, perhaps with a transformation somewhat inspired by the Legends class version (more complexly designed to fill in the hollow back end, of course). But if they do do another MP Megatron, I suppose there's an even chance they may do a non-gun alt mode (such as a G2 tank) which I know has many advocates, but I am not one of them. We'll see, I suppose.

And until such a hypothetical day comes to pass, as I said I am more then happy with my MP-5!
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Re: Why is Masterpiece Megatron so Worthless?

Postby Arie » Wed Dec 26, 2012 2:48 pm

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Megatron (MP-5) was my first Masterpiece release, but it will go up for sale pretty soon. I prefer the new smaller sizes, where all Transformers match. Megatron does not fit in unfortunately and therefore he has to find a new home. I am hoping for a smaller sized Megatron Masterpiece release still.
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Re: Why is Masterpiece Megatron so Worthless?

Postby mooncake623 » Thu Dec 27, 2012 8:48 am

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Re: Why is Masterpiece Megatron so Worthless?

Postby vectorA3 » Fri Dec 28, 2012 1:30 am

Motto: ""You must journey back farther into the matrix for the answer...""
Weapon: Energo-Sword
mooncake623 wrote:I love MP-5
he will never be sold!


Amen.

The 2 leaders should be the biggest. (I love the MP-1 OP too) Despite the spindly legs he's still a force to be reckoned with.
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Re: Why is Masterpiece Megatron so Worthless?

Postby Stormrider » Tue Jan 01, 2013 10:26 am

Weapon: Atom-Smasher Cannon
MP Megatron seems to be climbing recently - $250 for MISB on eBay.
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Re: Why is Masterpiece Megatron so Worthless?

Postby norwichchris » Tue Jan 01, 2013 11:33 am

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well he isn't worthless he goes for £80-£100 on EBay or over in some cases. Maybe you are selling him at the wrong time?

Hes a decent figure to have though but not really much you can actually do with him, i have purchased the Toysworld megatron which is excellent and a near perfect replica of Megatron although he does have the popping off pieces from the body which is a bit annoying.
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Re: Why is Masterpiece Megatron so Worthless?

Postby Arie » Tue Jan 01, 2013 12:13 pm

Motto: "Got miles and miles of smiles."
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I've got an MIB up for sale for €100 in case any one is interested. I have just posted it up here.
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Re: Why is Masterpiece Megatron so Worthless?

Postby fenrir72 » Tue Jan 01, 2013 6:09 pm

Motto: "Power to the strong and the right!"
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vectorA3 wrote:
mooncake623 wrote:I love MP-5
he will never be sold!


Amen.

The 2 leaders should be the biggest. (I love the MP-1 OP too) Despite the spindly legs he's still a force to be reckoned with.


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