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Re: Transformers Movie Masterpiece MPM-11 Ratchet Discussion Thread

Postby Hellscream9999 » Fri Sep 25, 2020 7:32 pm

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hmm, I've always kinda wanted a movie ratchet, but none of the previous figures really grabbed me, if I can get this one for 50% off too... :-?
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Re: Transformers Movie Masterpiece MPM-11 Ratchet Discussion Thread

Postby Emerje » Fri Sep 25, 2020 8:02 pm

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I still need to pick up MPM Jazz and maybe I'll grab Optimus at some point just to complete the set (I was happier with Movie the Best MB-11 Optimus based on negative MPM reviews) so I'll definitely be getting Ratchet at some point. Maybe I'll just wait a month for Target to cut the price in half. ;)

Black Bumblebee wrote:On the plus side though, I got myself my first Detolf shelf out at the Germantown IKEA during that trip, as well as the Power Punch / Direct Hit micromasters lol

I really envy anyone that can just go to Ikea a pick up a Detolf when they feel like it. I would happily rip down all of my open air shelves and replace them with a dozen Detolfs if I could. Sadly the nearest store is 3hours, 200 miles away (which is still pretty close compared to most of the country), maybe I should make the trip some day... Unfortunately Ikea.com will only ship one at a time and charge $200 for shipping each. You'd think Amazon would be eager to fill that gap, but sadly buying from Ikea.com would still be cheaper than getting an equivalent off Amazon.

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Re: Transformers Movie Masterpiece MPM-11 Ratchet Discussion Thread

Postby Bucky » Sun Sep 27, 2020 12:24 pm

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Just got a notice from Target that my MPM Ratchet shipped :DANCE:
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Re: Transformers Movie Masterpiece MPM-11 Ratchet Discussion Thread

Postby D-Maximal_Primal » Sun Sep 27, 2020 1:41 pm

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Bucky wrote:Just got a notice from Target that my MPM Ratchet shipped :DANCE:

Ah dammit, guess that means I need to keep an eye open for a charge as well.

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Re: Transformers Movie Masterpiece MPM-11 Ratchet Discussion Thread

Postby Bucky » Sun Sep 27, 2020 1:50 pm

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Yeaaaah. I kinda ran into the too many bots at one time problem... :shock:
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Re: Transformers Movie Masterpiece MPM-11 Ratchet Discussion Thread

Postby D-Maximal_Primal » Sun Sep 27, 2020 3:23 pm

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Bucky wrote:Yeaaaah. I kinda ran into the too many bots at one time problem... :shock:

all I gotta say is: good thing SS Universal Megs was put up for preorder at pulse for retail, saved me $50 from the TFsource price at the time. And good thing I got money back for MPM Starscream, that also got me stuff back. Those 2 helped justify the Pit of Judgement and Diaclone sunstreaker 2-pack price wise.

I've also got a lot coming from Target. 2 separately shipped Slitherfangs, a War Machine, a Skipjack, a frame, and hopefully MPM Ratchet, SS Overload, and SS Blitzwing shortly.

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Re: Transformers Movie Masterpiece MPM-11 Ratchet Discussion Thread

Postby SpikeyTigertron » Mon Sep 28, 2020 12:04 am

Emerje wrote:I still need to pick up MPM Jazz and maybe I'll grab Optimus at some point just to complete the set (I was happier with Movie the Best MB-11 Optimus based on negative MPM reviews) so I'll definitely be getting Ratchet at some point. Maybe I'll just wait a month for Target to cut the price in half. ;)

Black Bumblebee wrote:On the plus side though, I got myself my first Detolf shelf out at the Germantown IKEA during that trip, as well as the Power Punch / Direct Hit micromasters lol

I really envy anyone that can just go to Ikea a pick up a Detolf when they feel like it. I would happily rip down all of my open air shelves and replace them with a dozen Detolfs if I could. Sadly the nearest store is 3hours, 200 miles away (which is still pretty close compared to most of the country), maybe I should make the trip some day... Unfortunately Ikea.com will only ship one at a time and charge $200 for shipping each. You'd think Amazon would be eager to fill that gap, but sadly buying from Ikea.com would still be cheaper than getting an equivalent off Amazon.

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Why is shipping from Ikea so crazy?! (Customs?). As for MPM Prime. While his transformation is a nightmare and getting the front of the cab tabbed in was... not fun... I still think he's got some of the highest attention to detail in both modes. I do feel he, or MPM Camaro Bee are out of scale though. Maybe I need to watch the first movie again. Megs also seems unusually large, but maybe he always towered over Prime like that?

I also have to agree that none of the previous Ratchet releases in Studio Series or older... ever quite scratched the right itch with details. The first SS deluxe would have been decent if they'd just finished painting him. It's a real shame that first wave of SS figures weren't as detailed as the rest got later.
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Re: Transformers Movie Masterpiece MPM-11 Ratchet Discussion Thread

Postby GeekyGamer Gal » Mon Sep 28, 2020 5:02 am

SpikeyTigertron wrote:
Emerje wrote:I still need to pick up MPM Jazz and maybe I'll grab Optimus at some point just to complete the set (I was happier with Movie the Best MB-11 Optimus based on negative MPM reviews) so I'll definitely be getting Ratchet at some point. Maybe I'll just wait a month for Target to cut the price in half. ;)

Black Bumblebee wrote:On the plus side though, I got myself my first Detolf shelf out at the Germantown IKEA during that trip, as well as the Power Punch / Direct Hit micromasters lol

I really envy anyone that can just go to Ikea a pick up a Detolf when they feel like it. I would happily rip down all of my open air shelves and replace them with a dozen Detolfs if I could. Sadly the nearest store is 3hours, 200 miles away (which is still pretty close compared to most of the country), maybe I should make the trip some day... Unfortunately Ikea.com will only ship one at a time and charge $200 for shipping each. You'd think Amazon would be eager to fill that gap, but sadly buying from Ikea.com would still be cheaper than getting an equivalent off Amazon.

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Why is shipping from Ikea so crazy?! (Customs?). As for MPM Prime. While his transformation is a nightmare and getting the front of the cab tabbed in was... not fun... I still think he's got some of the highest attention to detail in both modes. I do feel he, or MPM Camaro Bee are out of scale though. Maybe I need to watch the first movie again. Megs also seems unusually large, but maybe he always towered over Prime like that?

I also have to agree that none of the previous Ratchet releases in Studio Series or older... ever quite scratched the right itch with details. The first SS deluxe would have been decent if they'd just finished painting him. It's a real shame that first wave of SS figures weren't as detailed as the rest got later.


I like the idea of Detolfs, but I don't like the 9lbs weight limit per shelf and lack of ability to lock the door. Check other stores though, I might have seen something similar from Target/Walmart's webpage for a bit more but without shipping costs. I like taking bookshelves and getting some plexiglass or lexan and making doors to fit the shelves that I can then lock, or I try to buy some china cabinets from estate sales, salvation army, or goodwill.

MPM's out of scale: Definitely MPM 03 Bee. Optimus (28ft) is meant to tower over Ironhide (22ft), Ratchet (20ft), Jazz (15ft), and Bee (16ft) while Megatron (35ft) is meant to be scaled into this towering foe
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Re: Transformers Movie Masterpiece MPM-11 Ratchet Discussion Thread

Postby SpikeyTigertron » Tue Sep 29, 2020 2:24 am

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SpikeyTigertron wrote:
Emerje wrote:I still need to pick up MPM Jazz and maybe I'll grab Optimus at some point just to complete the set (I was happier with Movie the Best MB-11 Optimus based on negative MPM reviews) so I'll definitely be getting Ratchet at some point. Maybe I'll just wait a month for Target to cut the price in half. ;)

Black Bumblebee wrote:On the plus side though, I got myself my first Detolf shelf out at the Germantown IKEA during that trip, as well as the Power Punch / Direct Hit micromasters lol

I really envy anyone that can just go to Ikea a pick up a Detolf when they feel like it. I would happily rip down all of my open air shelves and replace them with a dozen Detolfs if I could. Sadly the nearest store is 3hours, 200 miles away (which is still pretty close compared to most of the country), maybe I should make the trip some day... Unfortunately Ikea.com will only ship one at a time and charge $200 for shipping each. You'd think Amazon would be eager to fill that gap, but sadly buying from Ikea.com would still be cheaper than getting an equivalent off Amazon.

Emerje


Why is shipping from Ikea so crazy?! (Customs?). As for MPM Prime. While his transformation is a nightmare and getting the front of the cab tabbed in was... not fun... I still think he's got some of the highest attention to detail in both modes. I do feel he, or MPM Camaro Bee are out of scale though. Maybe I need to watch the first movie again. Megs also seems unusually large, but maybe he always towered over Prime like that?

I also have to agree that none of the previous Ratchet releases in Studio Series or older... ever quite scratched the right itch with details. The first SS deluxe would have been decent if they'd just finished painting him. It's a real shame that first wave of SS figures weren't as detailed as the rest got later.


I like the idea of Detolfs, but I don't like the 9lbs weight limit per shelf and lack of ability to lock the door. Check other stores though, I might have seen something similar from Target/Walmart's webpage for a bit more but without shipping costs. I like taking bookshelves and getting some plexiglass or lexan and making doors to fit the shelves that I can then lock, or I try to buy some china cabinets from estate sales, salvation army, or goodwill.

MPM's out of scale: Definitely MPM 03 Bee. Optimus (28ft) is meant to tower over Ironhide (22ft), Ratchet (20ft), Jazz (15ft), and Bee (16ft) while Megatron (35ft) is meant to be scaled into this towering foe



Ah... Bee was first, before "scale" was probably set. Though... aren't him and Baricade roughly the same size (because rivalry reasons). I honestly don't think I could afford to finish the Movie Cons... I couldn't imagine how much Blackout or Brawl, or Bonecrusher would be.
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Re: Transformers Movie Masterpiece MPM-11 Ratchet Discussion Thread

Postby GeekyGamer Gal » Tue Sep 29, 2020 5:09 am

SpikeyTigertron wrote:Ah... Bee was first, before "scale" was probably set. Though... aren't him and Baricade roughly the same size (because rivalry reasons). I honestly don't think I could afford to finish the Movie Cons... I couldn't imagine how much Blackout or Brawl, or Bonecrusher would be.


They're supposed to be.
Honestly as I don't have any MPM's aside from Prime and Ironhide right now, I think Barricade is smaller and about the size that Bee is supposed to be just don't take my word as absolute truth on that one.
That and I'm weird as I remember seeing the golden Costco version on MPM Bee in the wild, and thinking "Holy crap he's too big!" Low and behold a few years later and I have 3/5th of the titans. :BOOM:
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Re: Transformers Movie Masterpiece MPM-11 Ratchet Discussion Thread

Postby Emerje » Tue Sep 29, 2020 5:32 am

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SpikeyTigertron wrote:Why is shipping from Ikea so crazy?! (Customs?).

Pretty sure they "deliver" them from the nearest store rather than ship them via an actual shipping service like UPS or FedEx. That $200 is basically paying for someone to drive it directly from Mass to my house in Maine. I'm thinking it's really meant to be a deterrent since they don't seem to have an actual online warehouse they ship from so it's a burden for the individual stores to deliver long distance. Maybe in a year from now when COVID isn't a thing they'll let me buy my dozen Detolfs and charge the same price to bring the shipping cost down to $17 each. Nah, they probably wont.

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Re: Transformers Movie Masterpiece MPM-11 Ratchet Discussion Thread

Postby D-Maximal_Primal » Tue Sep 29, 2020 8:09 am

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SpikeyTigertron wrote:Bee was first, before "scale" was probably set. Though... aren't him and Baricade roughly the same size (because rivalry reasons). I honestly don't think I could afford to finish the Movie Cons... I couldn't imagine how much Blackout or Brawl, or Bonecrusher would be.

I'm anticipating that Bonecrusher will come in at around $120 since he's on par with Prime, Brawl I could see at either $120 or $150 depending on which way they go, and I am fully anticipating somewhere from $150-$200 for Blackout, but considering just how Gargantuan he is, I think that is more than fair.

Megatron is the size of a CW combiner and heavier and more involved than them too, so his price to me really works. And considering where Blackout is in scale to him, that's my thought.

Still no charge for Ratchet on my end yet
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Re: Transformers Movie Masterpiece MPM-11 Ratchet Discussion Thread

Postby Bucky » Tue Sep 29, 2020 8:25 am

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I’m so hoping that we get the rest of the Decepticons at some point. My MPM Megatron (along with MP Blackarachnia) have been stuck in Japan for months, because Amiami isn’t shipping to the US right now.

I was hoping my MPM Ratchet would be here this week, but according to Fed-Ex it won’t be here until the middle of next week. #-o
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Re: Transformers Movie Masterpiece MPM-11 Ratchet Discussion Thread

Postby D-Maximal_Primal » Tue Sep 29, 2020 8:29 am

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Bucky wrote:I’m so hoping that we get the rest of the Decepticons at some point. My MPM Megatron (along with MP Blackarachnia) have been stuck in Japan for months, because Amiami isn’t shipping to the US right now.

I was hoping my MPM Ratchet would be here this week, but according to Fed-Ex it won’t be here until the middle of next week. #-o

Damn on the side of things stuck in Japan.

I'm not sure how much stock I would put in that shipping info. When my War Machine shipped, he was originally supposed to arrive next Tuesday, but right now shipping shows him arriving this Thursday.

On the slip side, my SS Scrapper showed up a week late, lost for over a week in shipping somewhere, so there is that chance too
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Re: Transformers Movie Masterpiece MPM-11 Ratchet Discussion Thread

Postby Emerje » Wed Sep 30, 2020 10:45 pm

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Bucky wrote:I’m so hoping that we get the rest of the Decepticons at some point. My MPM Megatron (along with MP Blackarachnia) have been stuck in Japan for months, because Amiami isn’t shipping to the US right now.

I've been slowly getting stuff in from AmiAmi. They converted SAL shipments to surface mail which I guess means it take a slow boat to California, and if you want you can ask them to ship via DHL which is sometimes comparable to EMS and ships fast. I have a package from them coming via DHL tomorrow, it was less than $20 to ship a figma and a Super Mini-Pla Spider-man Leopardon kit.

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Re: Transformers Movie Masterpiece MPM-11 Ratchet Discussion Thread

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Re: Transformers Movie Masterpiece MPM-11 Ratchet Discussion Thread

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Re: Transformers Movie Masterpiece MPM-11 Ratchet Discussion Thread

Postby Bucky » Sat Oct 03, 2020 6:26 am

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MPM Ratchet is pretty wonderful. He’s obviously not perfect in every regard, but I definitely feel like they applied some hard won lessons from previous MPs into him. Particularly where MPM Ironhide’s short comings are concerned.

He feels refreshingly new for a Ratchet figure, but his transformation feels very familiar for an MP toy. Considering his size and proportions, I think they did an excellent job overall. And the only part of his transformation that I would consider a “worry moment,” was folding in the panels for his calves. Had to put a little extra oomf behind it, because they didn’t seem to want to budge at first. But that was it. Which is great because now I can transform him as much as I feel like it, without stressing like I might with other, more delicate figures.

His shoulders aren’t ideal, but the assembly, and articulation is better than I was worried it might be. And it’s a damn sight better than MPM Ironhide’s. And the way his backpack folds up is super spiffy. I’d also say that I really appreciate just how tightly and smoothly panels fold, and tab in. It’s exquisite.



It did take me a little bit to realize that his mouth does open. :lol:
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Re: Transformers Movie Masterpiece MPM-11 Ratchet Discussion Thread

Postby D-Maximal_Primal » Sat Oct 03, 2020 10:44 am

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I agree a lot with what you said Bucky!

For me, the most fun portion of the transformation is the part where you swivel the entire engine compartment between the backpack/legs and the chest, that was such a cool trick and I love doing that part.

I agree about the backpack, they handled it very well.

the only thing I can say I wish they had done differently at this point is I wish they had used a mount for his saw on the outer part of his arm, I'm not that big a fan of it on top of his forearm in the elbow crunch area.
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Re: Transformers Movie Masterpiece MPM-11 Ratchet Discussion Thread

Postby Bucky » Sat Oct 03, 2020 4:32 pm

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Yeah. Realizing that it’s just the mid section that swivels was a very cool moment.

I agree. That placement isn’t the greatest. It makes it less of a weapon, or a cool shield, and more cumbersome decoration. You’re 100% right that placing it on the side of the arm would have been an improvement. Or if they had made it so that his forearms could rotate.


MPM Megatron is supposed to finally be on his way, so I can’t speak for him yet, but the improvements they’ve been making in engineering on these MPM figures is quite impressive. If they do get around to finishing the movie 1 Decepticons (which I desperately hope they do), I’m pretty glad they’ve held off on them until the end.
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Re: Transformers Movie Masterpiece MPM-11 Ratchet Discussion Thread

Postby D-Maximal_Primal » Sat Oct 03, 2020 7:00 pm

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The last 2 years have had very solid MPMs. Jazz and Ratchet are both really good, and Megatron and Starscream are both huge and strong. They have done such a good job.

This morning, I converted him from alt to robot mode for the 2nd time and timed myself. 6 minutes 56 seconds. Much like Starscream, we have an awesome transformation is also fun and time efficient to do. Well done all on this MPM

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Re: Transformers Movie Masterpiece MPM-11 Ratchet Discussion Thread

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Re: Transformers Movie Masterpiece MPM-11 Ratchet Discussion Thread

Postby Emerje » Mon Oct 12, 2020 10:30 pm

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Hey, if you want to get Masterpiece Ratchet for nearly $95 go get him this week. Target is doing $25 off $100 with Target Circle, but you can also grab one on Target.com like I did. Mine should be here Wednesday. Sure, they might go on clearance later, but why chance it?

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Re: Transformers Movie Masterpiece MPM-11 Ratchet Discussion Thread

Postby D-Maximal_Primal » Tue Oct 13, 2020 8:14 am

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Emerje wrote:Hey, if you want to get Masterpiece Ratchet for nearly $95 go get him this week. Target is doing $25 off $100 with Target Circle, but you can also grab one on Target.com like I did. Mine should be here Wednesday. Sure, they might go on clearance later, but why chance it?

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Took advantage of this last night, bought one in store, returned it using my original preorder. Thanks to using my redcard for this order and not the pre-order, plus the $25 off, I saved $33 on him
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Re: Transformers Movie Masterpiece MPM-11 Ratchet Discussion Thread

Postby D-Maximal_Primal » Wed Oct 14, 2020 7:27 pm

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Finally got around to some group shots. My heart is so warm and huge right now

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And I don't know how I managed it, but I succeeded in getting all of these into 1 detolf shelf. Next MPM though will break the box
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