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Re: Takara Tomy MP-36 Megatron Discussion Thread

Postby Terrsolpix » Sun Oct 08, 2017 11:09 am

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MagicDeath wrote:No, he won't be brittle, as it's gold paint, not gold plastic. The paint might be brittle, though.

Also, is it really an homage to "The Golden Lagoon", or is it just part of the Japanese obsession with chromed and clear figures?


Tbh I’m waiting for them to do both in one figure.
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Re: Takara Tomy MP-36 Megatron Discussion Thread

Postby Black Hat » Sun Oct 08, 2017 2:33 pm

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Ah yes, one of the most obscenely complex Transformers in recent history, with well-documented paint scuffing and tolerance issues, covered entirely in gold vaccuum metalized chrome, a material known for fragility and affecting tolerances. Genius, Takara!
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Re: Takara Tomy MP-36 Megatron Discussion Thread

Postby Terrsolpix » Sun Oct 08, 2017 3:09 pm

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Black Hat wrote:Ah yes, one of the most obscenely complex Transformers in recent history, with well-documented paint scuffing and tolerance issues, covered entirely in gold vaccuum metalized chrome, a material known for fragility and affecting tolerances. Genius, Takara!

I hope it’s made from the same plastic as transmetal 2 megatron!
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Re: Takara Tomy MP-36 Megatron Discussion Thread

Postby Sabrblade » Sun Oct 08, 2017 3:44 pm

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MagicDeath wrote:Also, is it really an homage to "The Golden Lagoon", or is it just part of the Japanese obsession with chromed and clear figures?
The latter, as it's a Lucky Draw figure.
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Re: Takara Tomy MP-36 Megatron Discussion Thread

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Re: Takara Tomy MP-36 Megatron Discussion Thread

Postby skywarp-2 » Wed Nov 08, 2017 10:59 am

I know this is a sore subject.. even for me, owning the MP-10 Hasbro version.. But shouldn't a third party, or Takara offer maybe some leg replacements for MP-10? I don't need a new bot, just a set of new legs to make Prime and Megs more compatible and look better next to each other. Here is an example.. it's just the lower legs or if you like the entire legs could be replaced, depends on the easiest place to do the mod on the bot. I'm not opposed to using a screw driver. I just don't want to do much more then that. I would love to get a new set of legs, and forego a new bot, As long as the legs can fit both bot mode, and alt (truck) mode with no issues, and allows the trailer to move naturally, then I think I would be satisfied with the Hasbro Prime I have already. It wasn't too bad changing out the doors on my Ironhide for the Dr. Wu replacements.

I don't know, since this is the official thread, do you guys think MP-10 will be getting an update in the future, or possibly Takara Tomy will offer legs for order? doubt a big company takes the time to do accessories like these Third parties are doing for the fans. You'd think a company dedicated to toy sales and production, like Bandai does with Gundam fans, would nurture and listen to fans and give them little things that these Third party companies are doing, which makes you feel engaged, taken care of, and appreciated as a fan and customer.

Anyhow, the Mods to the figure would look like this..

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Not really on a rant here, but I think if Hasbro and Takara took more of a Fan centric sales approach to the market, fostering fan conventions, accessory ordering, stickers and Backdrops for Transformers collectors, official cases, stands, etc.. etc.. I would feel much more catered to as a fan and as a customer with money to dispose of on their products. If these Industry giants want to maintain an edge over their third party competitors, they should stop being so smug and elitist and start actually listening and try to cater to their collector base, rather then drop new stuff on new costumers, and throw a bone (halfassed sometimes looking at you MPM-04!) and they need to above all else LISTEN to fans concerns and be more supportive. I know there are Has/Tak defenders who are gonna hate on me for this post, but look at to what the third party market is able to do, and has done for fans. If Tak/Has hired actual fans to do their figures, and could engineer brilliance under budget, why not give them the keys to the kingdom and let us start beating the third party with quality so called "industry Professional" manufacturing, and Figures that cater to the fansbase as well as new kids and customers.

I know, it's collecting.. it's not a big deal, but I just think it would be nice to see a little more attention to the collector community. A new pair of legs and instructions for MP-10 Hasbro or Takara Tomy versions would be a nice way to start..

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Re: Takara Tomy MP-36 Megatron Discussion Thread

Postby Emerje » Wed Nov 08, 2017 11:20 am

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I never really thought height was the issue with MP-10 and in your pic he now looks taller than Megatron. My problem with the legs was the wheel covers, they should have been able to hide the wheels inside the legs instead of trying to cover them up. I do think it's a matter of time before we do see a new Prime done closer to the cartoon style to go with the rest of the cartoon modeled figures they've been making, but that may be a while, like MP-50.

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Re: Takara Tomy MP-36 Megatron Discussion Thread

Postby Cyberpath » Wed Nov 08, 2017 11:29 am

I don't think MP-10 needs longer legs, buuut I'd love if the wheels could be stored completely inside the legs. Hasui said that he could have easily come up with a way to do it -- but ultimately decided the pockets were a good compromise as far as durability and ease of transformation.

Personally, I think official upgrade-kits are unlikely. Takara might get blamed for deliberately making the toys less than perfect so they could sell you a kit later. I think an MP Convoy v3 is more likely, eventually.

MP-10 is still my favourite! :) I'm pleased with all the MPs so far, except for Red Alert.

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Re: Takara Tomy MP-36 Megatron Discussion Thread

Postby skywarp-2 » Wed Nov 08, 2017 11:30 am

Emerje wrote:I never really thought height was the issue with MP-10 and in your pic he now looks taller than Megatron. My problem with the legs was the wheel covers, they should have been able to hide the wheels inside the legs instead of trying to cover them up. I do think it's a matter of time before we do see a new Prime done closer to the cartoon style to go with the rest of the cartoon modeled figures they've been making, but that may be a while, like MP-50.

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Ugghhhh!! If that's the case, I'll be 90 years old by then! See that's what I am talking about, the Third party market says, see a need and fill a need, like the slogan from Robots. I wish the Industry "Professionals" would get behind that philosophy and produce for the fans..

On a side note tho.. I am pretty happy I bought the original MP-36. I paid allot for it, yes. The KO's with improvements and better price point are nice, but on MP-36, it's the best MP to date IMHO. So I think the price I paid was justified. The quality is there, and I enjoy my Megatron. I just wish there was some way to salvage my MP-10 and get a new set of legs, official would be nice. I could care less about getting another bot.
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Re: Takara Tomy MP-36 Megatron Discussion Thread

Postby skywarp-2 » Wed Nov 08, 2017 11:40 am

Cyberpath wrote:I don't think MP-10 needs longer legs, buuut I'd love if the wheels could be stored completely inside the legs. Hasui said that he could have easily come up with a way to do it -- but ultimately decided the pockets were a good compromise as far as durability and ease of transformation.

Personally, I think official upgrade-kits are unlikely. Takara might get blamed for deliberately making the toys less than perfect so they could sell you a kit later. I think an MP Convoy v3 is more likely, eventually.

MP-10 is still my favourite! :) I'm pleased with all the MPs so far, except for Red Alert.

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Yea, I see what you mean, the legs do look better without the wheel pocket. What if they did the legs more Anime esque, and captured it perfectly like the feet on MP-36.. that would look great on the bot. I have to disagree tho, while the legs should be taller so the crotches match, Prime would be slightly taller then Megs, but only by a few inches, and in the cartoon, it always looked to me, at least, that Prime was about the same height. If he's just a smidge above Megs with longer Legs, I could live with that..it's a Matrix height thing.. (See Hot Rod height increase 1986 Movie).
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Re: Takara Tomy MP-36 Megatron Discussion Thread

Postby Relic0037 » Wed Nov 08, 2017 11:40 am

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Just got a payment request email for my MP-36 Preorder, so it looks like that second run of Masterpiece Megatron will be hitting US shores soon.
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Re: Takara Tomy MP-36 Megatron Discussion Thread

Postby Cyberpath » Wed Nov 08, 2017 11:54 am

skywarp-2 wrote:Yea, I see what you mean, the legs do look better without the wheel pocket. What if they did the legs more Anime esque, and captured it perfectly like the feet on MP-36.. that would look great on the bot. I have to disagree tho, while the legs should be taller so the crotches match, Prime would be slightly taller then Megs, but only by a few inches, and in the cartoon, it always looked to me, at least, that Prime was about the same height. If he's just a smidge above Megs with longer Legs, I could live with that..it's a Matrix height thing.. (See Hot Rod height increase 1986 Movie).


The MPs are the same height (like in the cartoon) but MP-36 Megatron has a bigger head, so his eyes are higher. I think if they were to make a new MP Convoy he would be even more cartoon-accurate than MP-10.

(The Matrix didn't change him or Magnus, just Hot Rod, cause he was small.)


They do look great together I think --

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There's a bunch of KO MP-10 with longer legs and I always see this --

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Re: Takara Tomy MP-36 Megatron Discussion Thread

Postby D-Maximus_Prime » Thu Nov 09, 2017 2:57 pm

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Relic0037 wrote:Just got a payment request email for my MP-36 Preorder, so it looks like that second run of Masterpiece Megatron will be hitting US shores soon.

Excellent! I've been waiting, and I was hearing February of next year was when he would hit, but I've started to hear rumors he was hitting the payment requests over the past week
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Re: Takara Tomy MP-36 Megatron Discussion Thread

Postby Relic0037 » Thu Nov 09, 2017 10:05 pm

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Relic0037 wrote:Just got a payment request email for my MP-36 Preorder, so it looks like that second run of Masterpiece Megatron will be hitting US shores soon.

Excellent! I've been waiting, and I was hearing February of next year was when he would hit, but I've started to hear rumors he was hitting the payment requests over the past week


Got my shipping notification today. I see several online retailers have him back in stock including BBTS:

https://www.bigbadtoystore.com/Product/ ... ails/54220
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Re: Takara Tomy MP-36 Megatron Discussion Thread

Postby skywarp-2 » Fri Nov 10, 2017 7:51 am

This is probably one of the best figures to ever come from Takara Tomy, worth paying for its original figure. Sure the KOs are coming and offer additions, but the original is worth it. A very satisfying figure.
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Re: Takara Tomy MP-36 Megatron Discussion Thread

Postby Ironhidensh » Fri Nov 10, 2017 8:15 am

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skywarp-2 wrote:This is probably one of the best figures to ever come from Takara Tomy, worth paying for its original figure. Sure the KOs are coming and offer additions, but the original is worth it. A very satisfying figure.

I'd agree.......uf it wasn't for the paint chipping/scratching issue.

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Re: Takara Tomy MP-36 Megatron Discussion Thread

Postby skywarp-2 » Fri Nov 10, 2017 8:59 am

Haven't had any problems with mine, but if it's a common issue, then I would have to agree
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Re: Takara Tomy MP-36 Megatron Discussion Thread

Postby kurthy » Fri Nov 10, 2017 9:25 am

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skywarp-2 wrote:Haven't had any problems with mine, but if it's a common issue, then I would have to agree


Don't put on the barrel extender and you should be fine.
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Re: Takara Tomy MP-36 Megatron Discussion Thread

Postby skywarp-2 » Fri Nov 10, 2017 10:39 am

kurthy wrote:
skywarp-2 wrote:Haven't had any problems with mine, but if it's a common issue, then I would have to agree


Don't put on the barrel extender and you should be fine.


I just watched a video review. Looks like the silencer barrel has a plug that fits into the gun barrel proper. I wonder if there's a way to scoop out the silencer plug as a mod? Haven't used the stock and silencer yet.
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Re: Takara Tomy MP-36 Megatron Discussion Thread

Postby kurthy » Fri Nov 10, 2017 10:45 am

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skywarp-2 wrote:
kurthy wrote:
skywarp-2 wrote:Haven't had any problems with mine, but if it's a common issue, then I would have to agree


Don't put on the barrel extender and you should be fine.


I just watched a video review. Looks like the silencer barrel has a plug that fits into the gun barrel proper. I wonder if there's a way to scoop out the silencer plug as a mod? Haven't used the stock and silencer yet.


You can take out the plug, but it just makes the barrel extender lose, which causes more scratching.
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