Takara Tomy MP-36 Megatron Discussion Thread

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Re: Takara Tomy MP-36 Megatron Discussion Thread

Postby Emerje » Thu Dec 15, 2016 8:34 pm

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Kurona wrote:
Emerje wrote:
Randomhero wrote:Step one: lay Megatron down, step two:raise arms, step three: explode, step four: gun mode, step five: profit.

Is that the Pat Lee method?

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You don't see where step one is some crude shapes and step 2 is a finished head with the rest just adding excessive details on a "how to draw Optimus Prime" guide?

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Re: Takara Tomy MP-36 Megatron Discussion Thread

Postby Easy Tiger » Fri Dec 16, 2016 2:50 am

Emerje wrote:
Kurona wrote:
Emerje wrote:
Randomhero wrote:Step one: lay Megatron down, step two:raise arms, step three: explode, step four: gun mode, step five: profit.

Is that the Pat Lee method?

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Much as I love ragging on his art given the opportunity... in this case I don't get it

You don't see where step one is some crude shapes and step 2 is a finished head with the rest just adding excessive details on a "how to draw Optimus Prime" guide?

Emerje


To be fair, Transformers 'how to draw' guides are guilty of this generally.

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How to draw Bumblebee


From How To Draw Transformers Prime.
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Re: Takara Tomy MP-36 Megatron Discussion Thread

Postby Emerje » Fri Dec 16, 2016 4:34 am

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Easy Tiger wrote:To be fair, Transformers 'how to draw' guides are guilty of this generally.

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From How To Draw Transformers Prime.


That's not quite the same thing, nobody would mistake step 2 for a finished drawing.

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Re: Takara Tomy MP-36 Megatron Discussion Thread

Postby TimothyR » Fri Dec 16, 2016 6:52 am

ToaLeePrime wrote:Well that transformation looks utterly terrifying. Gives ROTF Prime a run for his money.


Rotf prime really isn't all that difficult.

The transformations that are the biggest pain are the ones that don't hold together. MP-05 is fairly easy to get used to, but it's the fact that nothing wants to stay together that is most annoying.

I'm perfectly happy with a complicated transformation, just as long as everything lines up and is solid in both modes.

Judging by recent masterpiece releases, this one should be fantastic. But we'll see.

I feel like a lot of people attempt a transformation once, and if they consider it too difficult, they never make an attempt to actually learn it. I think ROTF prime suffers from that. I think it's a really neat and interesting transformation. But most people just seem to say it's too difficult, transform it once, and never try it again.
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Re: Takara Tomy MP-36 Megatron Discussion Thread

Postby Randomhero » Fri Dec 16, 2016 7:12 am

Kurona wrote:
Emerje wrote:
Randomhero wrote:Step one: lay Megatron down, step two:raise arms, step three: explode, step four: gun mode, step five: profit.

Is that the Pat Lee method?

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It's just a fun joke about how pat lee and drramwave on how to draw transformers. It was more showing off than anything. With pat lee it was "draw a circle, now draw Optimus Prime, now give him leprosy" it's just a running joke of "this is how to draw without actually showing you"
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Re: Takara Tomy MP-36 Megatron Discussion Thread

Postby Cyberpath » Fri Dec 16, 2016 8:51 am

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Takara, leave some scenes for us. :-P
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Re: Takara Tomy MP-36 Megatron Discussion Thread

Postby Tyrannacon » Fri Dec 16, 2016 9:15 am

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Looks DECEPTIVELY simple! Eh? See what I did there? Clever, huh? ;)

I'm a horrible person for that. :P
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Re: Takara Tomy MP-36 Megatron Discussion Thread

Postby SpaceKaseJase » Fri Dec 16, 2016 12:38 pm

TimothyR wrote:
ToaLeePrime wrote:Well that transformation looks utterly terrifying. Gives ROTF Prime a run for his money.


Rotf prime really isn't all that difficult.

The transformations that are the biggest pain are the ones that don't hold together. MP-05 is fairly easy to get used to, but it's the fact that nothing wants to stay together that is most annoying.

I'm perfectly happy with a complicated transformation, just as long as everything lines up and is solid in both modes.

Judging by recent masterpiece releases, this one should be fantastic. But we'll see.

I feel like a lot of people attempt a transformation once, and if they consider it too difficult, they never make an attempt to actually learn it. I think ROTF prime suffers from that. I think it's a really neat and interesting transformation. But most people just seem to say it's too difficult, transform it once, and never try it again.


I totally agree! Complicated transformations are my bag, baby--especially when "ladder magic" is involved. But floppy messes are not fun to deal with. Never owned MP-0, so I cannot testify to how loose it is. However all MPs that I own are solid. I am rigid in joyful anticipation for MP Megs 2.0!
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Re: Takara Tomy MP-36 Megatron Discussion Thread

Postby Sabrblade » Fri Dec 16, 2016 12:48 pm

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SpaceKaseJase wrote:Never owned MP-0,
I don't think anyone ever owned MP-0. :P
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Re: Takara Tomy MP-36 Megatron Discussion Thread

Postby nycPrime » Fri Dec 16, 2016 1:07 pm

Sabrblade wrote:
SpaceKaseJase wrote:Never owned MP-0,
I don't think anyone ever owned MP-0. :P

LoL thought it was some super special collectors edition I didn't know of
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Re: Takara Tomy MP-36 Megatron Discussion Thread

Postby SpaceKaseJase » Fri Dec 16, 2016 1:47 pm

Sabrblade wrote:
SpaceKaseJase wrote:Never owned MP-0,
I don't think anyone ever owned MP-0. :P


Man, I walked into that one didn't I? More reason to proofread before posting. :BANG_HEAD:
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Re: Takara Tomy MP-36 Megatron Discussion Thread

Postby Cyberpath » Wed Dec 21, 2016 4:29 am

Just for fun...

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Re: Takara Tomy MP-36 Megatron Discussion Thread

Postby Sabrblade » Wed Dec 21, 2016 9:22 am

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Cyberpath wrote:Just for fun...

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Just goes to show how much more refined and streamlined a figure can be when its given more than a 12-day deadline to design it.
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Shadowman wrote:This is Sabrblade we're talking about. His ability to store trivial information about TV shows is downright superhuman.
Caelus wrote:My wife pointed out something interesting about the prehistoric Predacons. I said that everyone was complaining because transforming for them mostly consisted of them just standing up-right. She essentially said, 'So? That's what our ancestors did.'
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Re: Takara Tomy MP-36 Megatron Discussion Thread

Postby Cyberpath » Wed Dec 21, 2016 9:28 am

Sabrblade wrote:
Cyberpath wrote:Just for fun...

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Just goes to show how much more refined and streamlined a figure can be when its given more than a 12-day deadline to design it.


Not to mention that these were done almost ten years apart.
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Re: Takara Tomy MP-36 Megatron Discussion Thread

Postby Cyberpath » Thu Dec 22, 2016 2:26 am

Deruji tried to trace MP-36 Megatron's transformation steps -- possible "spoilers" --

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Re: Takara Tomy MP-36 Megatron Discussion Thread

Postby Deruji » Wed Dec 28, 2016 4:47 am

Cyberpath wrote:Deruji tried to trace MP-36 Megatron's transformation steps -- possible "spoilers" --




Thanks for posting, I totally forgot to post it here :D
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Re: A Guide to Buying MP-36 Megatron Online: How to Get him for $175 and more Useful Info

Postby nycPrime » Wed Dec 28, 2016 11:14 pm

william-james88 wrote:From reading the comments it has come to our attention that buying our dear toys online is not the simplest endeavour, especially when the price range can be so wide along with all the differences between each online vendor. With Masterpiece toys, there is also the issue of having it imported for you or importing it yourself.

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Importing from Japan

What is the level of customer service one can expect if one were to run into issues with the order? My first experience dealing with a Japanese store is placing the PO for MP-36 with A-E. Thus far that experience (including a few email exchanges) have been very positive.

I'm interested because I recently placed an order for something else with Nippon Yasan. The payment process failed, but my credit card company said it's not because of them, but rather the merchant. I've opened up a ticket with N -Y and tried the online chat function, but I haven't gotten any response yet. Experiences like this make me wary of dealing with Japan and push me toward paying a premium with domestic importers.....
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Re: A Guide to Buying MP-36 Megatron Online: How to Get him for $175 and more Useful Info

Postby fenrir72 » Thu Dec 29, 2016 2:43 am

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william-james88 wrote:From reading the comments it has come to our attention that buying our dear toys online is not the simplest endeavour, especially when the price range can be so wide along with all the differences between each online vendor. With Masterpiece toys, there is also the issue of having it imported for you or importing it yourself.

.......

Importing from Japan

What is the level of customer service one can expect if one were to run into issues with the order? My first experience dealing with a Japanese store is placing the PO for MP-36 with A-E. Thus far that experience (including a few email exchanges) have been very positive.

I'm interested because I recently placed an order for something else with Nippon Yasan. The payment process failed, but my credit card company said it's not because of them, but rather the merchant. I've opened up a ticket with N -Y and tried the online chat function, but I haven't gotten any response yet. Experiences like this make me wary of dealing with Japan and push me toward paying a premium with domestic importers.....


You just got burned with a bad vendor. Try amiami. Pay with Paypal and wait for the delivery. Worked for me since 2011. Though concerning Megatron, given how iffy the situation is concerning firearm analogues, that I can assure you, amiami WON'T mod the gun with the orange cap.

Other figs/stuff on the otherhand, all works smoothly.

Fyi: Amiami replaced my MP BWConvoy's paint chip face. At no cost at all. That's customer service!
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Re: A Guide to Buying MP-36 Megatron Online: How to Get him for $175 and more Useful Info

Postby nycPrime » Thu Dec 29, 2016 7:38 am

fenrir72 wrote:You just got burned with a bad vendor.

I'll limit my comments so we don't get too far off topic, but yea, I'm very wary of N-Y now. I'll give them another day to respond, but I'm not hopeful. Without getting too much into the specifics (since the transaction doesn't involve a TF), I'll have to go with a domestic company as the other Japanese retailers are oos. I'm actually a little surprised N-Y thus far has been so unresponsive. I've emailed Amiami, Anime Export, and HLJ (regarding the orange plug), and they all responded promptly. I'm glad I went with A-E for MP Megs, and not N-Y. Probably staying away from them going forward.
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Re: A Guide to Buying MP-36 Megatron Online: How to Get him for $175 and more Useful Info

Postby william-james88 » Fri Dec 30, 2016 11:39 am

nycPrime wrote:
fenrir72 wrote:You just got burned with a bad vendor.

I'll limit my comments so we don't get too far off topic, but yea, I'm very wary of N-Y now. I'll give them another day to respond, but I'm not hopeful. Without getting too much into the specifics (since the transaction doesn't involve a TF), I'll have to go with a domestic company as the other Japanese retailers are oos. I'm actually a little surprised N-Y thus far has been so unresponsive. I've emailed Amiami, Anime Export, and HLJ (regarding the orange plug), and they all responded promptly. I'm glad I went with A-E for MP Megs, and not N-Y. Probably staying away from them going forward.

AE has been my very favourite online merchant. I feel as confident in dealing with them as with anyone else. They dont feel like an ocean away and their customer service always feels personal. Like its just one guy making sure everything is fine with your personal order. I went with N-Y for MP Cheetor because , like in your case, that was the only place that still had him. I paid with paypal right away, like i did with AE and everything went smoothly. But there has been no interaction with them, since there isnt need for it so far. But if I had the choice, I would always go with AE. As for defective items and returning them, I have never needed to do that so far. I have had problems with figures, but it was usually an assembly error and every copy out there has that error so there is no "fixed" version to give me in exchange (I am referring to LG Blackarachnia but there was also the case for MP Ramjet).
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Re: A Guide to Buying MP-36 Megatron Online: How to Get him for $175 and more Useful Info

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Re: A Guide to Buying MP-36 Megatron Online: How to Get him for $175 and more Useful Info

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Re: Takara Tomy MP-36 Megatron Discussion Thread

Postby bodrock » Sat Jan 14, 2017 12:39 pm

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Re: Takara Tomy MP-36 Megatron Discussion Thread

Postby Ironhidensh » Sat Jan 14, 2017 1:36 pm

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Re: Takara Tomy MP-36 Megatron Discussion Thread

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