Masterpiece MP-36 Megatron Discussion Thread

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Re: Takara Tomy MP-36 Megatron Discussion Thread

Postby Burn » Wed Mar 29, 2017 6:50 pm

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william-james88 wrote:
Dagon wrote:
Amazingly, that was really all I wanted to know.

Then next time, thats all you need to write, it will stop the thread from derailing. Keep the other troll like comments to yourself next time please, there is no need for them here.

There's also no need to attack other members like this. Please re-acquaint yourself with the forum rules.
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Re: Takara Tomy MP-36 Megatron Discussion Thread

Postby Dagon » Wed Mar 29, 2017 8:58 pm

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william-james88 wrote:
Dagon wrote:
Amazingly, that was really all I wanted to know.

Then next time, thats all you need to write, it will stop the thread from derailing. Keep the other troll like comments to yourself next time please, there is no need for them here.



It was in my initial post. You missed it being angry over a sentence that really didn't matter. I never meant any offense, but clearly you were. I was on-topic and all of that, so I don't know what got you all wound up about it. But, peace, you know, sorry you took this so hard, and thanks again to everyone for the cap info. You may have just helped make a sale. :lol:
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Re: Takara Tomy MP-36 Megatron Discussion Thread

Postby fenrir72 » Wed Mar 29, 2017 9:10 pm

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chuckdawg1999 wrote:
fenrir72 wrote:
chuckdawg1999 wrote:
Ironhidensh wrote:
Burn wrote:That's some good quoting there. :-P

My understanding could be wrong though. I remember from previous discussions though there was talk that they HAD to be glued in, things may have changed though.

To me though, if it's a requirement for legal reasons, then I can't imagine removing it would be an easy thing.

Yes, it is supposed to be glued in, but there are no requirements for the glue used. Hence, some pop rigjt off, some are permanently bonded. Luck of the draw, really.


Last time some people had to use some remover to remove the glue and it damaged the plastic.


Which company used super glue? I hope they use Elmers Glue instead. Water soluble. If it was hlj why not email them this suggestion? If it's local/domestic importers, then by all means, email them now.


It was a mix, some people were getting Megs with dried glue down the barrel


That being the case, whoever your supplier mau be, email them now as I am assuming they haven't yet started the gluing on process.
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Re: Takara Tomy MP-36 Megatron Discussion Thread

Postby Doom Saber » Wed Mar 29, 2017 10:30 pm

User897 wrote:Will there be ANY retailers that won't use the plug? Will any of them press it into place or otherwise be easily removed? Man I hate this ****.


If they continue the tradition that they started with the first MP Megatron then it will be extremely easy to remove the yellow cap - it was an unglued rubber plug.
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Re: Takara Tomy MP-36 Megatron Discussion Thread

Postby Doom Saber » Wed Mar 29, 2017 10:37 pm

fenrir72 wrote:
chuckdawg1999 wrote:
fenrir72 wrote:
chuckdawg1999 wrote:
Ironhidensh wrote:
Burn wrote:That's some good quoting there. :-P

My understanding could be wrong though. I remember from previous discussions though there was talk that they HAD to be glued in, things may have changed though.

To me though, if it's a requirement for legal reasons, then I can't imagine removing it would be an easy thing.

Yes, it is supposed to be glued in, but there are no requirements for the glue used. Hence, some pop rigjt off, some are permanently bonded. Luck of the draw, really.


Last time some people had to use some remover to remove the glue and it damaged the plastic.


Which company used super glue? I hope they use Elmers Glue instead. Water soluble. If it was hlj why not email them this suggestion? If it's local/domestic importers, then by all means, email them now.


It was a mix, some people were getting Megs with dried glue down the barrel


That being the case, whoever your supplier mau be, email them now as I am assuming they haven't yet started the gluing on process.


If HLJ glues the plugs this time around, I wouldn't mind since I picked up a neat trick that not a lot of collectors know about when it comes to glue - I guess not a lot of toy collectors are miniature collectors and vice versa. Anyway, if you live in the US, buy a product call Simple Green. It is used by hobbyist to remove glue from metal miniatures. It works well on metal and I have heard it works the same with plastic (although I have not use it to remove glue from plastic as I use cement glue for plastic, I have used the product to remove paint from the mini). Just wish that the retailer using glue doesn't use cement glue as that would destroy the plastic - unlike supergirl, hobby cement bones to plastic together.

They have a similar product in Europe, but I don't remember the brand.
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Re: Takara Tomy MP-36 Megatron Discussion Thread

Postby Doom Saber » Wed Mar 29, 2017 10:39 pm

fenrir72 wrote:
chuckdawg1999 wrote:
fenrir72 wrote:
chuckdawg1999 wrote:
Ironhidensh wrote:
Burn wrote:That's some good quoting there. :-P

My understanding could be wrong though. I remember from previous discussions though there was talk that they HAD to be glued in, things may have changed though.

To me though, if it's a requirement for legal reasons, then I can't imagine removing it would be an easy thing.

Yes, it is supposed to be glued in, but there are no requirements for the glue used. Hence, some pop rigjt off, some are permanently bonded. Luck of the draw, really.


Last time some people had to use some remover to remove the glue and it damaged the plastic.


Which company used super glue? I hope they use Elmers Glue instead. Water soluble. If it was hlj why not email them this suggestion? If it's local/domestic importers, then by all means, email them now.


It was a mix, some people were getting Megs with dried glue down the barrel


That being the case, whoever your supplier mau be, email them now as I am assuming they haven't yet started the gluing on process.


Going by the previous MP Megatron, BBTS glued the cap on while HLJ didn't. Also, HLJ secretly sold Exhaust (I think by e-mail) while TFsource modified the front of Exhaust with paint that isn't removeable. As such, I think HLJ will do something similar in giving collectors an easy way to remove the cap whereas I have a feeling the other American retailers will use glue.
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Re: Takara Tomy MP-36 Megatron Discussion Thread

Postby fenrir72 » Thu Mar 30, 2017 6:57 am

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Re: Takara Tomy MP-36 Megatron Discussion Thread

Postby Krapicon » Thu Mar 30, 2017 7:12 am

My Fellow :BOT: :CON: :MAXIMAL: :PREDACON: :SG-BOTS: :SG-CONS:

This is my message from HLJ about the plug after asking for further details.

"Thanks for writing. The plug will be glued.

In order to maintain your item's compliance with your country's laws, we recommend that you do not remove the plastic plug after you have received the item.

We appreciate your understanding, and your business with us.

Best Regards,

Mark Kutsugi
HobbyLink Japan"

Krapicon :KREMZEEK:
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Re: Takara Tomy MP-36 Megatron Discussion Thread

Postby fenrir72 » Thu Mar 30, 2017 7:41 am

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Krapicon wrote::BOT: :CON: :MAXIMAL: :PREDACON: :SG-BOTS: :SG-CONS:
My message from HLJ about the plug.

Thanks for writing. The plug will be glued.

In order to maintain your item's compliance with your country's laws, we recommend that you do not remove the plastic plug after you have received the item.

We appreciate your understanding, and your business with us.

Best Regards,

Mark Kutsugi
HobbyLink Japan

Krapicon :KREMZEEK:


Are there people dumb enough to pull off the plug during customs clearance? :shock:
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Re: Takara Tomy MP-36 Megatron Discussion Thread

Postby william-james88 » Thu Mar 30, 2017 8:01 am

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fenrir72 wrote:All Hail Megatron! :BOWDOWN:

CONGRATS Fenrir! Please give us your thoughts on him and the transformation.
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Re: Takara Tomy MP-36 Megatron Discussion Thread

Postby fenrir72 » Thu Mar 30, 2017 8:18 am

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william-james88 wrote:
fenrir72 wrote:All Hail Megatron! :BOWDOWN:

CONGRATS Fenrir! Please give us your thoughts on him and the transformation.


Just wait for Cyberpath. He does wicked scene recreations better (as I'm not transforming my Megs). I'm looking at you buddy! :lol:
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In-Hand Images for Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-36 Megatron Collector Coin

Postby Va'al » Thu Mar 30, 2017 8:23 am

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Via the Facebook page for Planet Iacon, we have a look at the collector coin to be included with non-Japanese releases of the Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-36 Megatron figure. The casing is molded like the character's chest, and the coin has the Decepticon leader's motto: Peace Through Tyranny - check it out below!

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Re: Takara Tomy MP-36 Megatron Discussion Thread

Postby Cyberpath » Thu Mar 30, 2017 10:47 am

fenrir72 wrote:
william-james88 wrote:
fenrir72 wrote:All Hail Megatron! :BOWDOWN:

CONGRATS Fenrir! Please give us your thoughts on him and the transformation.


Just wait for Cyberpath. He does wicked scene recreations better (as I'm not transforming my Megs). I'm looking at you buddy! :lol:
Thanks! It'll probably be a while.



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And a "stability test" by Phamduc --

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Re: Takara Tomy MP-36 Megatron Discussion Thread

Postby chuckdawg1999 » Thu Mar 30, 2017 11:07 am

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I'm surprised that coin isn't painted orange.
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Re: Takara Tomy MP-36 Megatron Discussion Thread

Postby nycPrime » Thu Mar 30, 2017 11:46 am

Got my in stock notification from A-E! Debating if I should request the orange plug. I think a few of you mentioned it's a low risk to forgo the plug in the US?
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Re: Takara Tomy MP-36 Megatron Discussion Thread

Postby Sigma Magnus » Thu Mar 30, 2017 12:08 pm

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Just got around to watching the transformation...dear Primus. I'm gonna love this. :D
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Re: Takara Tomy MP-36 Megatron Discussion Thread

Postby SpaceKaseJase » Thu Mar 30, 2017 1:51 pm

A-E just emailed me with regards to the plug:

"It will be up to the customer. We can offer this service for free, but we will have to open the product (the plug will not be glued). However, we believe there should be no problem shipping it untouched.

Best regards"
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Re: Takara Tomy MP-36 Megatron Discussion Thread

Postby nycPrime » Thu Mar 30, 2017 1:59 pm

SpaceKaseJase wrote:A-E just emailed me with regards to the plug:

"It will be up to the customer. We can offer this service for free, but we will have to open the product (the plug will not be glued). However, we believe there should be no problem shipping it untouched.

Best regards"

Are you going with plug?
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Re: Takara Tomy MP-36 Megatron Discussion Thread

Postby Emerje » Thu Mar 30, 2017 3:08 pm

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Sabrblade wrote:Heh, people used to claim that MP-5 took an hour to transform.

That's because they counted crying as part of the process.

Ultra Markus wrote:I don't see what the big deal about the plug is, its removable!

A lot of retailers are gluing them in.

Doom Saber wrote:If HLJ glues the plugs this time around, I wouldn't mind since I picked up a neat trick that not a lot of collectors know about when it comes to glue - I guess not a lot of toy collectors are miniature collectors and vice versa. Anyway, if you live in the US, buy a product call Simple Green.

Yikes! I'd be VERY careful about that if I were you, I'm pretty sure the barrel is painted and this will remove paint as you know. Plus you don't want to take a chance in getting the metal parts wet as they'll rust.

In my experience the glue is applied to just the inside of the barrel so breaking the cap free shouldn't effect the appearance of the barrel unless you look inside.

And as a quick aside: Nothing pisses off some news writers more than the question of if something was written as the result of a "slow news day", even if they weren't the one doing the writing.

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Re: Takara Tomy MP-36 Megatron Discussion Thread

Postby dragons » Thu Mar 30, 2017 3:17 pm

Mindmaster wrote:The Chosen Prime's stock should be untouched (credit to Diem for asking Brandon)!


thats good if its true i ask same question today to chosenprime i should have check site before asking,.

i was surprised hegemon didnt come with orange plug but i will reamin schepticale until i get him in hand chosenprime preorder for megatron is sold out
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Re: Takara Tomy MP-36 Megatron Discussion Thread

Postby superchook6909 » Thu Mar 30, 2017 3:42 pm

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I live in WA
I am lucky to have a MP5 and G1 Movie Issue (Grey not Silver) that came with Dark of the Moon Megatron.
Both sold at the same store, no problems with Custom.
I did get a Original G1 Megatron. It came through Customs.
First off I didn't know about the Licensing Issue. They were going to destroy it unless I got the proper paper work.
But then they decided that it was a Toy and not a Replica.
I am sure that if you look around at small shops, you can find toy guns that could be mistaken for the real thing.
Hell, I even have a torch/lighter made from metal that is in the shape of a gun, small of course. Sold at my local Petrol Station.
If the the Government is targeting Megs for looking like a real gun, then accuse them of being Bias towards this toy.
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Re: Takara Tomy MP-36 Megatron Discussion Thread

Postby Burn » Thu Mar 30, 2017 3:48 pm

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Emerje wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:Heh, people used to claim that MP-5 took an hour to transform.

That's because they counted crying as part of the process.

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Takara Tomy MP-36 Megatron Discussion Thread

Postby SpaceKaseJase » Thu Mar 30, 2017 6:11 pm

nycPrime wrote:
SpaceKaseJase wrote:A-E just emailed me with regards to the plug:

"It will be up to the customer. We can offer this service for free, but we will have to open the product (the plug will not be glued). However, we believe there should be no problem shipping it untouched.

Best regards"

Are you going with plug?


Better to be safe than sorry, so yes.
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Re: Takara Tomy MP-36 Megatron Discussion Thread

Postby Burn » Thu Mar 30, 2017 6:45 pm

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FYI, Australian collectors going through HLJ may have ... wait for it ... dodged a bullet (HA!) as it's been reported on the TCCA Facebook group that HLJ have reversed their decision on adding a plug for Australian customers.
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Re: Takara Tomy MP-36 Megatron Discussion Thread

Postby fenrir72 » Thu Mar 30, 2017 7:46 pm

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Megatron who?

Short version:

G1 Megs (quantum surge G1 Megs) > G1 Galvatron (purple guy) > Super > Ultra Megs > Action Master Megs > G2 Megs (purple and green) > He gets defeated by Laser Prime and is banished.

So where does the G1 Megatron body who gets his azz wiped by Galvatron II fit in? Same with Legends Megatron who seems to be the same Megs. Could he be before or after that incident with the Danny Elderoids?
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