MP-04 Masterpiece Prime Reissue Dilemna

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MP-04 Masterpiece Prime Reissue Dilemna

Postby galvatron1979 » Wed Nov 11, 2009 9:49 am

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I recently bought the MP-04 reissue and was very excite dover this pruchase, I was shocked to find that with this reissue my prime chest doors/panels don't close well or fit perfectly, how come this can happen to such an expensive figure. Am I the only oen siffering the smae problem or is this a standard problem. THer eis also small paint chip with this figure. :shock:
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Re: MP-04 Masterpiece Prime Reissue Dilemna

Postby Razorclaw0000 » Wed Nov 11, 2009 10:36 am

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galvatron1979 wrote:I recently bought the MP-04 reissue and was very excite dover this pruchase, I was shocked to find that with this reissue my prime chest doors/panels don't close well or fit perfectly, how come this can happen to such an expensive figure. Am I the only oen siffering the smae problem or is this a standard problem. THer eis also small paint chip with this figure. :shock:


Can you contact the reseller you bought it from, and see if they can replace him?
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Re: MP-04 Masterpiece Prime Reissue Dilemna

Postby Orthobotrex » Wed Nov 18, 2009 11:45 pm

I have that problem,too, with my MP04, over the left chest panel...saw a lot of the same with different reviewers on you tube as well. :sad:
Plus, The right chest panel on mine has a broken/chipped-off piece of metal, which is the worst of all the problems! :-x
Some say the fault may be with the molds because it has been re-used a lot of times since the first model. When I lifted the side panels over the hip part, the year marked was Takara 2003, while the trailer was a more recent mold(2006, I think?).

Which makes me think about the upcoming MP01B (Nemesis) model. SAME MOLD + DIFFERENT PAINT = THE SAME PROBLEMS WITH MP04 ALL OVER AGAIN?! :-?
Ergo, I suggest that when buying masterpiece toys, avail of the newest ones to avoid having too many disaapointments. Of course, you can always return or exchange the item!
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Re: MP-04 Masterpiece Prime Reissue Dilemna

Postby goshjosh95 » Thu Nov 19, 2009 1:32 am

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Hmm, that's so strange. I've heard a few complaints about the chest piece, but only a few. My MP-04 has been perfect in chest pieces, paint quality, etc. Sorry to hear you had a bad one. As mentioned before, see if you can contact your reseller (hopefully you got it from a large scale seller who'd be willing to work something out with you).
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Re: MP-04 Masterpiece Prime Reissue Dilemna

Postby Orthobotrex » Thu Nov 19, 2009 3:12 am

Well, I guess, I expected too much from the thing aside from the pricetag being that high. I just thought that they could control these problems at the factory itself, I mean its quite easy to see if there are gross defects...it made me think of this skit I'm running through my head:

Worker #1: Hey, Ching, I think I broke off a piece over here!
Worker #2: Do not worry, Cheng! Its called battle damage! People will still buy that!
Worker #1: Really?
Worker #2: Yeah! There are models that were precisely made to have battle damage! I don't think they would mind!
Worker #1: OK! :grin:
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Re: MP-04 Masterpiece Prime Reissue Dilemna

Postby Counterpunch » Thu Nov 19, 2009 7:40 am

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This is common, nothing you can or should do about it.

Except buy MP-01
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Re: MP-04 Masterpiece Prime Reissue Dilemna

Postby Vegitron » Thu Nov 19, 2009 12:03 pm

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I have a quality issue with my MP-04 also. In my case the left chest panel wouldn't open all the way. When I forced it, a small metal tab broke off leaving a gap. I was bummed as it happened the first day I got it, but now I just live with it. I still have the tab and am thinking of using gorilla glue to fix it.
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Re: MP-04 Masterpiece Prime Reissue Dilemna

Postby Orthobotrex » Thu Nov 19, 2009 5:53 pm

Its still a great toy, all in all! Its just that, in my opinion, it could have always looked better if there weren't that many problems with it. When I read "masterpiece", I was thinking "perfection"! But now I know better!

I wouldn't mind trying to fix the chipped off part in my piece, its just that there isn't a piece to glue back on, he he he!

But that being said, Optimus Prime is Optimus Prime! And I wouldn't know if anyone else can come up with a better design than this piece. If given the chance again, I'd still buy it!
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Re: MP-04 Masterpiece Prime Reissue Dilemna

Postby naiLS1 » Thu Nov 19, 2009 7:23 pm

I've got an issue with my 20th Prime - the panels don't line up very well when they are closed, but it isn't too horrible. My MP-01 is perfect. I was shocked at how much better the quality seemed to be compared to the 20th Prime.
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Re: MP-04 Masterpiece Prime Reissue Dilemna

Postby kirbenvost » Fri Nov 20, 2009 4:01 am

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My 20th Prime has the same problem, but it's slight, so I don't realy care.

Are all the MP-01's really perfectly aligned?
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Re: MP-04 Masterpiece Prime Reissue Dilemna

Postby Mykltron » Fri Nov 20, 2009 4:41 am

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My 20th Anniv Prime has a small piece of blu-tak holding his chest shut.
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Re: MP-04 Masterpiece Prime Reissue Dilemna

Postby kirbenvost » Fri Nov 20, 2009 4:49 am

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Mine stays shut fine, it's just slightly misaligned.
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Re: MP-04 Masterpiece Prime Reissue Dilemna

Postby Convotron » Fri Nov 20, 2009 6:46 am

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My 20th Anniversary OP seems fine. The chest panels don't seem to have any problems and I've transformed the figure a dozen times at least.
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Re: MP-04 Masterpiece Prime Reissue Dilemna

Postby Autobot Strider » Fri Nov 20, 2009 7:01 am

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I occasionally have problems closing the chest on my 20th Prime (the pre-DVD one). It seems to happen more often if the headlight panels are mis-aligned during transformation. However, no issues in robot mode.
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