TakaraTomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-28 Hot Rod Discussion Thread

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Re: TakaraTomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-28 Hot Rod Discussion Thread

Postby RodimusConvoy13 » Mon May 23, 2016 10:00 am

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RodimusConvoy13 wrote:I used the future floor Pledge polish. It worked just fine. I don't see any new Chrome wear from after I put it on. The chrome is still shiny. It also really tightened up his hip joints when I applied it to them too.

Paintbrush or dip?


Paint brush. 2 coats. approximately 24 hours between coats.

Thanks!

Did it leave any brush strokes? Do you have pix? :)


it's so thin it doesn't leave any brush strokes. And I used a really **** paint brush. It was from a pack of like 30 paint brushes for 2.99. It's the same brushes you used with water colors when you were a kid. I can't even tell I did anything. I made sure to use a paper towel to soak up any excess between the open areas of the wrist blasters. It's pretty much like painting with something just slightly thicker than water. But it will protect the chrome. Sorry, don't have any pictures.
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Re: TakaraTomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-28 Hot Rod Discussion Thread

Postby Cyberpath » Wed May 25, 2016 10:31 am

Thanks, sounds good. Working on getting a bottle.

Meanwhile, I used the other brand polish that I got for MP-28 on the floor today and it did wonder for it. :D
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Re: TakaraTomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-28 Hot Rod Discussion Thread

Postby william-james88 » Thu Jun 09, 2016 9:37 pm

I finally got Deluxe Classics Rodimus and took some pics to see how the lengths of the vehicles compared. It was some pretty impressive stuff:

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Re: TakaraTomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-28 Hot Rod Discussion Thread

Postby Rodimus Prime » Fri Jun 10, 2016 11:09 am

This is why I think so highly of this figure. To be able to pack in so much robot into a smaller vehicle, it takes some great engineering. MP Rod might seem simple, especially when compared to MP-09, but I think it took a lot more effort to not have so many parts than it did to have them. I hope that makes sense.
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Re: TakaraTomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-28 Hot Rod Discussion Thread

Postby william-james88 » Fri Jun 10, 2016 12:08 pm

Rodimus Prime wrote:This is why I think so highly of this figure. To be able to pack in so much robot into a smaller vehicle, it takes some great engineering. MP Rod might seem simple, especially when compared to MP-09, but I think it took a lot more effort to not have so many parts than it did to have them. I hope that makes sense.

It makes a ton of sense and I agree ;)^ Though I am still debating which is the better hotrod between this MP and the animated toy. I am judging based on how much they do in comparison to their peers and price.
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Re: TakaraTomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-28 Hot Rod Discussion Thread

Postby Cyberpath » Thu Aug 11, 2016 4:03 am

RodimusConvoy13 wrote:it's so thin it doesn't leave any brush strokes. And I used a really **** paint brush. It was from a pack of like 30 paint brushes for 2.99. It's the same brushes you used with water colors when you were a kid. I can't even tell I did anything. I made sure to use a paper towel to soak up any excess between the open areas of the wrist blasters. It's pretty much like painting with something just slightly thicker than water. But it will protect the chrome. Sorry, don't have any pictures.



Thanks, RC13!

I bought a bottle of Future from the internet. Hot Rod's pipes already have 2 coats and I just applied the first one to his engine block. Hope it works. :)

Do you have to repeat this action after a while -- does the Future coat wear off eventually?

And will dipping the parts work, too? (I'm thinking about Ironhide's chromed gun and deck gun.) Or would that be a waste of liquid if you can just paintbrush it?


I had put MP-28 in the drawer till I got my hands on the bottle. Fiddling with him now reminded me how fun the figure is to transform.
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Re: TakaraTomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-28 Hot Rod Discussion Thread

Postby fenrir72 » Thu Aug 11, 2016 7:23 am

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Cyberpath wrote:
RodimusConvoy13 wrote:it's so thin it doesn't leave any brush strokes. And I used a really **** paint brush. It was from a pack of like 30 paint brushes for 2.99. It's the same brushes you used with water colors when you were a kid. I can't even tell I did anything. I made sure to use a paper towel to soak up any excess between the open areas of the wrist blasters. It's pretty much like painting with something just slightly thicker than water. But it will protect the chrome. Sorry, don't have any pictures.



Thanks, RC13!

I bought a bottle of Future from the internet. Hot Rod's pipes already have 2 coats and I just applied the first one to his engine block. Hope it works. :)

Do you have to repeat this action after a while -- does the Future coat wear off eventually?

And will dipping the parts work, too? (I'm thinking about Ironhide's chromed gun and deck gun.) Or would that be a waste of liquid if you can just paintbrush it?


I had put MP-28 in the drawer till I got my hands on the bottle. Fiddling with him now reminded me how fun the figure is to transform.


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Re: TakaraTomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-28 Hot Rod Discussion Thread

Postby Counterpunch » Thu Aug 11, 2016 7:44 am

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Selling mine. $65 shipped in the US.

No chrome wear or issues. Transformed twice to check for flaws then left on display.

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Re: TakaraTomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-28 Hot Rod Discussion Thread

Postby william-james88 » Thu Aug 11, 2016 8:05 am

Counterpunch wrote:Selling mine. $65 shipped in the US.

No chrome wear or issues. Transformed twice to check for flaws then left on display.

Message me if interested.

Not a fan of the toy?
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Re: TakaraTomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-28 Hot Rod Discussion Thread

Postby Counterpunch » Thu Aug 11, 2016 9:21 am

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william-james88 wrote:
Counterpunch wrote:Selling mine. $65 shipped in the US.

No chrome wear or issues. Transformed twice to check for flaws then left on display.

Message me if interested.

Not a fan of the toy?


It's great. I'm just done with the MP line. Trying to clear it out and get more of the stuff I want.
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Re: TakaraTomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-28 Hot Rod Discussion Thread

Postby Ironhidensh » Thu Aug 11, 2016 10:39 am

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Counterpunch wrote:
william-james88 wrote:
Counterpunch wrote:Selling mine. $65 shipped in the US.

No chrome wear or issues. Transformed twice to check for flaws then left on display.

Message me if interested.

Not a fan of the toy?


It's great. I'm just done with the MP line. Trying to clear it out and get more of the stuff I want.

I sense a story here......
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Re: TakaraTomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-28 Hot Rod Discussion Thread

Postby william-james88 » Thu Aug 11, 2016 10:59 am

Ironhidensh wrote:
Counterpunch wrote:
william-james88 wrote:
Counterpunch wrote:Selling mine. $65 shipped in the US.

No chrome wear or issues. Transformed twice to check for flaws then left on display.

Message me if interested.

Not a fan of the toy?


It's great. I'm just done with the MP line. Trying to clear it out and get more of the stuff I want.

I sense a story here......

Yeah I am curious too. If you dont want to discuss it, or dont have the time, its fine. But I have always cared for your opinion on toys (as others probably do too, with you being a prominant voice in the community) and this sounds really interesting since it goes a bit against the general notion that fans preffer MPs above all other toys (which I personally dont abide to). So if you have some time to discuss what you do like and why the MP line doesnt interest you as much as it once did, then go for it :)
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Re: TakaraTomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-28 Hot Rod Discussion Thread

Postby Counterpunch » Fri Aug 12, 2016 1:29 pm

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william-james88 wrote:
Ironhidensh wrote:
Counterpunch wrote:
william-james88 wrote:
Counterpunch wrote:Selling mine. $65 shipped in the US.

No chrome wear or issues. Transformed twice to check for flaws then left on display.

Message me if interested.

Not a fan of the toy?


It's great. I'm just done with the MP line. Trying to clear it out and get more of the stuff I want.

I sense a story here......

Yeah I am curious too. If you dont want to discuss it, or dont have the time, its fine. But I have always cared for your opinion on toys (as others probably do too, with you being a prominant voice in the community) and this sounds really interesting since it goes a bit against the general notion that fans preffer MPs above all other toys (which I personally dont abide to). So if you have some time to discuss what you do like and why the MP line doesnt interest you as much as it once did, then go for it :)


Well, I don't really have a great story or anything to go with this, just some thoughts and a dose of introspective honesty...

First thing is, I have limited space and a wide set of interests. My primary focus of my collection is Classics/Generations…you know, the whole Neo-G1 idea.

Well, what that means exactly has changed over the years. It’s evolved really. Hasbro’s choices, 3P options, and character updates have made this a really fun hobby. Ultimately, my goal is to put together a modern, updated, and whole cast of G1 stuff. This includes all its offshoots down to the smallest character.

For a time, I tried to have my classics be perfect updates of G1. As G1 as possible was the goal. Then two things happened. One, sometimes G1 kinda sucked and the modern take on things happens to be better. Two, IDW literally changed the game with some characters and their total makeup.

So, I allowed my collection to diversify. My seekers are F-22s and not F-15s. My Bumblebee is the modern hatchback and not a VW bug. My Ironhide and Ratchet are straight IDW –ion era style. I like this. I like the growth of the characters while keeping the homage strong.

On the other hand, the Masterpiece line moves constantly towards the boxy G1 cartoon look. The releases are fast, furious, and expensive. To really play in this line, you have to keep up with a monstrous amount of 3P figures who might be surpassed by official figures any month (and usually are). While the engineering is awesome, the designs are old and frankly, I transform the toys and then put them in a glass case, never to be handled.

So, I said to myself, there’s about $1,500 worth of MP stuff here. You won’t miss it. You’ll have some spending freedom for the rest of the year. You won’t have to budget for future MP figures. It’s one less thing to worry about in the hobby.

The funny thing about it, is that this all got decided one weekend where I got MP Ratchet and TAV Bumblebee at the same time. I enjoyed Bumblebee a lot more and the realization was something that I had to own up to.

Price, collector orientation, staying involved with what other people viewed as “the best” was something I had no interest in. I’d rather spend money on the super nice versions of retain figures and enjoy them than put them in a case to admire from a distance.
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Re: TakaraTomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-28 Hot Rod Discussion Thread

Postby Agamemnon » Fri Aug 12, 2016 1:37 pm

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Re: TakaraTomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-28 Hot Rod Discussion Thread

Postby Cyberpath » Sun Aug 14, 2016 5:19 pm

Futured and ready for action!


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Re: TakaraTomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-28 Hot Rod Discussion Thread

Postby Cobotron » Sun Aug 14, 2016 5:58 pm

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So the same stuff you use to tighten joints, can be used as sealant for chrome? :-? Awesome!
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Re: TakaraTomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-28 Hot Rod Discussion Thread

Postby Cyberpath » Sat Aug 20, 2016 4:59 am

Really like this figure! Especially now, Futured-up, I can fiddle with it more.

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Re: TakaraTomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-28 Hot Rod Discussion Thread

Postby Ironhidensh » Sun Aug 21, 2016 8:28 am

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You know, its time for honesty. I can admit when I'm wrong. When Hot Rod first came out, I gave him a lot of flack. While I still hate his backpack, I have really grown to love this figure over the months I've had him. The articulation is amazing, and really, the engineering is second to non.

It may be a little late, but Hot Rod had my full love and approval.




Counterpunch wrote:
william-james88 wrote:
Ironhidensh wrote:
Counterpunch wrote:
william-james88 wrote:
Counterpunch wrote:Selling mine. $65 shipped in the US.

No chrome wear or issues. Transformed twice to check for flaws then left on display.

Message me if interested.

Not a fan of the toy?


It's great. I'm just done with the MP line. Trying to clear it out and get more of the stuff I want.

I sense a story here......

Yeah I am curious too. If you dont want to discuss it, or dont have the time, its fine. But I have always cared for your opinion on toys (as others probably do too, with you being a prominant voice in the community) and this sounds really interesting since it goes a bit against the general notion that fans preffer MPs above all other toys (which I personally dont abide to). So if you have some time to discuss what you do like and why the MP line doesnt interest you as much as it once did, then go for it :)


Well, I don't really have a great story or anything to go with this, just some thoughts and a dose of introspective honesty...

First thing is, I have limited space and a wide set of interests. My primary focus of my collection is Classics/Generations…you know, the whole Neo-G1 idea.

Well, what that means exactly has changed over the years. It’s evolved really. Hasbro’s choices, 3P options, and character updates have made this a really fun hobby. Ultimately, my goal is to put together a modern, updated, and whole cast of G1 stuff. This includes all its offshoots down to the smallest character.

For a time, I tried to have my classics be perfect updates of G1. As G1 as possible was the goal. Then two things happened. One, sometimes G1 kinda sucked and the modern take on things happens to be better. Two, IDW literally changed the game with some characters and their total makeup.

So, I allowed my collection to diversify. My seekers are F-22s and not F-15s. My Bumblebee is the modern hatchback and not a VW bug. My Ironhide and Ratchet are straight IDW –ion era style. I like this. I like the growth of the characters while keeping the homage strong.

On the other hand, the Masterpiece line moves constantly towards the boxy G1 cartoon look. The releases are fast, furious, and expensive. To really play in this line, you have to keep up with a monstrous amount of 3P figures who might be surpassed by official figures any month (and usually are). While the engineering is awesome, the designs are old and frankly, I transform the toys and then put them in a glass case, never to be handled.

So, I said to myself, there’s about $1,500 worth of MP stuff here. You won’t miss it. You’ll have some spending freedom for the rest of the year. You won’t have to budget for future MP figures. It’s one less thing to worry about in the hobby.

The funny thing about it, is that this all got decided one weekend where I got MP Ratchet and TAV Bumblebee at the same time. I enjoyed Bumblebee a lot more and the realization was something that I had to own up to.

Price, collector orientation, staying involved with what other people viewed as “the best” was something I had no interest in. I’d rather spend money on the super nice versions of retain figures and enjoy them than put them in a case to admire from a distance.

Boy, did this post ever get me thinking. I went kinda the opposite direction you did, however. See, for a long time, I haven't really gotten any satisfaction from non masterpiece figures. They are nice, and good toys, but that is what stands out to me: they are toys. While yes, I understand that masterpiece figures are technically toys as well, I think we can all agree that they don't feel like them. I have totally fallen in love with the amazing detail that goes into Masterpiece (and 3rd party) figures. So much so, that the main line figures just don't cut it for me. I have been incredibly negative to them in the related threads, so much so, that I don't even feel comfortable commenting in them. My negative feelings aren't fail, as the toys are very good for what they are supposed to be. I just don't get any joy out of them anymore. So, I think I'm going to start liquidating my collection down to just Masterpiece/3rd party figures, and a handful of chug toys I really like.
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Re: TakaraTomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-28 Hot Rod Discussion Thread

Postby Cyberpath » Sun Aug 21, 2016 11:15 am

Ironhidensh wrote:You know, its time for honesty. I can admit when I'm wrong. When Hot Rod first came out, I gave him a lot of flack. While I still hate his backpack, I have really grown to love this figure over the months I've had him. The articulation is amazing, and really, the engineering is second to non.

It may be a little late, but Hot Rod had my full love and approval.

Yay! :DANCE:

I got to say that I like transforming him, especially the part where everything folds on his back. Somehow, the transformation is more fun when you're not worrying about the chrome. ;)

One thing though, did anyone manage to transform Hot Rod with enough ground clearance to roll smoothly?
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Re: TakaraTomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-28 Hot Rod Discussion Thread

Postby Ironhidensh » Sun Aug 21, 2016 11:46 am

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Cyberpath wrote:
Ironhidensh wrote:You know, its time for honesty. I can admit when I'm wrong. When Hot Rod first came out, I gave him a lot of flack. While I still hate his backpack, I have really grown to love this figure over the months I've had him. The articulation is amazing, and really, the engineering is second to non.

It may be a little late, but Hot Rod had my full love and approval.

Yay! :DANCE:

I got to say that I like transforming him, especially the part where everything folds on his back. Somehow, the transformation is more fun when you're not worrying about the chrome. ;)

One thing though, did anyone manage to transform Hot Rod with enough ground clearance to roll smoothly?

Yes. Its just a matter of getting his legs properly clipped into his upper section.
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Re: TakaraTomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-28 Hot Rod Discussion Thread

Postby william-james88 » Sun Aug 21, 2016 12:17 pm

Cyberpath wrote:
Ironhidensh wrote:You know, its time for honesty. I can admit when I'm wrong. When Hot Rod first came out, I gave him a lot of flack. While I still hate his backpack, I have really grown to love this figure over the months I've had him. The articulation is amazing, and really, the engineering is second to non.

It may be a little late, but Hot Rod had my full love and approval.

Yay! :DANCE:

I got to say that I like transforming him, especially the part where everything folds on his back. Somehow, the transformation is more fun when you're not worrying about the chrome. ;)

One thing though, did anyone manage to transform Hot Rod with enough ground clearance to roll smoothly?


I never figured that out.

Cyberpath, I know you love mp shockwave, but between him and Hotrod, which is best?
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Re: TakaraTomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-28 Hot Rod Discussion Thread

Postby joeprime276 » Sun Aug 21, 2016 12:38 pm

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Hey guys, I've been looking for a Rodimus Prime and was wondering if there is an official one in the near future? This MP-28 looks beautiful as but I'm more interested in having Rodimus Prime for my Rodimus figure (if that makes sense). The DX9 Carry is a gorgeous figure but I'd rather stick to official releases if possible. Any thoughts?
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Re: TakaraTomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-28 Hot Rod Discussion Thread

Postby fenrir72 » Sun Aug 21, 2016 5:30 pm

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joeprime276 wrote:Hey guys, I've been looking for a Rodimus Prime and was wondering if there is an official one in the near future? This MP-28 looks beautiful as but I'm more interested in having Rodimus Prime for my Rodimus figure (if that makes sense). The DX9 Carry is a gorgeous figure but I'd rather stick to official releases if possible. Any thoughts?


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joeprime276 wrote:Hey guys, I've been looking for a Rodimus Prime and was wondering if there is an official one in the near future? This MP-28 looks beautiful as but I'm more interested in having Rodimus Prime for my Rodimus figure (if that makes sense). The DX9 Carry is a gorgeous figure but I'd rather stick to official releases if possible. Any thoughts?


If you mean an MP style Rodimus Prime (Space Winnebago), then no, there's nothing in the near future that's been announced.

If you mean a general Rodimus Prime in any line, the only upcoming Rodimus Prime (Space Winnebago) is the Platinum Edition Rise of Rodimus set, which features a repaint of the 2007 Titanium Rodimus Prime.

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He comes packaged with Generations Galvatron.

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Re: TakaraTomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-28 Hot Rod Discussion Thread

Postby joeprime276 » Sun Aug 21, 2016 5:56 pm

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Thanks for the info! That Generations figure looks okay but I was hoping for a more MP styled Rodimus Prime. What do you guys use to fill that hole in your collection? It seems like MP-09 is rather frowned upon, and everything else is just 3P products.
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