New Information About Masterpiece Megatron's Safety Cap

Transformers News: New Information About Masterpiece Megatron's Safety Cap

Monday, April 2nd, 2007 5:16pm CDT

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When it was announced that if fans in the United States wanted to order a MP-05 Masterpiece Megatron through most online retailers it would have to have a safety cap. This upset many fans who beleived the cap would ruin the look of the figure. Now much about the cap was really know until now. MP-05 Masterpiece Megatron has been released in Japan, people who live in the U.S. should be getting their capped versions soon. VALKYRIE-EXCHANGE.COM of Macrossworld has received is plugged version from HLJ and has posted images that can be viewed here. It appears that in some cases the cap is not even glued in and is easy to remove.

Credit(s): VALKYRIE-EXCHANGE.COM of Macrossworld


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Re: New Information About Masterpiece Megatron's Safety Cap (72136)
Posted by bumblezzz on April 2nd, 2007 @ 5:28pm CDT
don't look to bad could possible be taken out by hand
Re: New Information About Masterpiece Megatron's Safety Cap (72162)
Posted by 009* on April 2nd, 2007 @ 5:43pm CDT
It would've been nice if Takara showed us the cap a bit earlier. But all in all, It's good to know that it wasn't the issue we thought it was.
Re: New Information About Masterpiece Megatron's Safety Cap (72166)
Posted by Sunstar on April 2nd, 2007 @ 5:45pm CDT
that looks just popped on. That's great. I think I can hear a collective sigh of releif from the american fans :D better than being painted on or glued in. I had visualised far worse.
Re: New Information About Masterpiece Megatron's Safety Cap (72175)
Posted by General Magnus on April 2nd, 2007 @ 5:54pm CDT
will this be the BBTS version of the toy?
Re: New Information About Masterpiece Megatron's Safety Cap (72176)
Posted by Kayevcee on April 2nd, 2007 @ 5:54pm CDT
I think *everyone* imagined worse, Sunstar. There was much freaking out at the time. I'm glad to see it's not that big of a deal.

-Nick
Re: New Information About Masterpiece Megatron's Safety Cap (72182)
Posted by Nemesis_Apoc on April 2nd, 2007 @ 5:58pm CDT
dude, this is great! but will bbts.com be offering the same thing?
Re: New Information About Masterpiece Megatron's Safety Cap (72188)
Posted by metalformer on April 2nd, 2007 @ 6:11pm CDT
So THAT is the cap? Don't see no problem with that being implemented. My bootleged G1 Megatron has the whole front top of the barrel painted orange (haven't checked if its painted or a cap).

Compared wo this, my bootleg looks more "modified". This should keep customs happy regarding the law, as I don't see much people foolinga round with it on the streets, since only older (richer) collectors would buy it and I think of them as mature and responsible enough to be pulling that sort of stunt.
Re: New Information About Masterpiece Megatron's Safety Cap (72192)
Posted by pittsburg_22_m on April 2nd, 2007 @ 6:14pm CDT
The cap just pops off...schweet!

I was 99.9% positive that was the case but good to see for sure. Mine will be here next week.
Re: New Information About Masterpiece Megatron's Safety Cap (72204)
Posted by muswp1 on April 2nd, 2007 @ 6:21pm CDT
Well, I guess I was getting my Dremel drill and files from my modeling supplies out for nothing. I wonder if that's the same style cap that was being mentioned for the TFC-6 reissue??
Re: New Information About Masterpiece Megatron's Safety Cap (72205)
Posted by WhiteNoise on April 2nd, 2007 @ 6:22pm CDT
I hate be a jerk and say I told you so, but I told you all so. I knew it would be removable. Many of you cry babies who were so appauled by the idea of having an orange cap on Megatron would absolutely tarnish the the image of this great looking piece, and even cancelled your orders, now you all feel really dumb now, don't you?
Re: New Information About Masterpiece Megatron's Safety Cap (72213)
Posted by 1337W422102 on April 2nd, 2007 @ 6:27pm CDT
WhiteNoise wrote:I hate be a jerk and say I told you so, but I told you all so. I knew it would be removable. Many of you cry babies who were so appauled by the idea of having an orange cap on Megatron would absolutely tarnish the the image of this great looking piece, and even cancelled your orders, now you all feel really dumb now, don't you?

OK, so you were right, hurrah for you, move your meter to 60.
Re: New Information About Masterpiece Megatron's Safety Cap (72227)
Posted by edcomics on April 2nd, 2007 @ 6:39pm CDT
WhiteNoise wrote:I hate be a jerk and say I told you so, but I told you all so. I knew it would be removable. Many of you cry babies who were so appauled by the idea of having an orange cap on Megatron would absolutely tarnish the the image of this great looking piece, and even cancelled your orders, now you all feel really dumb now, don't you?


This "cap" isn't the same type of orange cap we're used to seeing on regular toy guns. The standard type is affixed permanently and wraps around the outside of the barrel. Such a cap would be impossible to remove without damaging the figure. This yellow plug is something entirely different. Still, each of these Megatron figures was opened, handled and altered before ever reaching its owner. There's still something foul about that.
Re: New Information About Masterpiece Megatron's Safety Cap (72228)
Posted by Liege Evilmus on April 2nd, 2007 @ 6:40pm CDT
This inspires hope!
Re: New Information About Masterpiece Megatron's Safety Cap (72241)
Posted by Geekee1 on April 2nd, 2007 @ 6:49pm CDT
I'm very happy that I decided to order from HLJ. :D
Re: New Information About Masterpiece Megatron's Safety Cap (72266)
Posted by dragons on April 2nd, 2007 @ 6:59pm CDT
no offfense to you other fans or collectors but i dont see a whole big deal with this cap thing if your on fo those poeple who takes the figure out to display just paint the cap the color you want it be.

on the other hand if you like me and keep the figures in case to disply then i would see what the problem....
Re: New Information About Masterpiece Megatron's Safety Cap (72297)
Posted by jgilkinson on April 2nd, 2007 @ 7:27pm CDT
i dont even care if its in or not. i was expecting the whole damn barrel a bright orange
Re: New Information About Masterpiece Megatron's Safety Cap (72303)
Posted by OptimusIsHot on April 2nd, 2007 @ 7:32pm CDT
YAY! That's so awesome, and at the same time so stupid! Here they had us freaking out about it and over that silly thing that pops out. What the hell is the point even? What a waste of time/money for that. Still I'm very happy to hear this news as now I don't have to travel to Japan to get one lol. I think I might try to make an energon bullet out of that thing, recycling!
Re: New Information About Masterpiece Megatron's Safety Cap (72327)
Posted by dinoboss 5 on April 2nd, 2007 @ 8:02pm CDT
wow I wish i could afford this
Re: New Information About Masterpiece Megatron's Safety Cap (72354)
Posted by Ninja Sixshot on April 2nd, 2007 @ 8:28pm CDT
that cap isnt even orange 8-| . dumb toy laws. oh well, this is good news
Re: New Information About Masterpiece Megatron's Safety Cap (72363)
Posted by 1337W422102 on April 2nd, 2007 @ 8:34pm CDT
dragons wrote:no offfense to you other fans or collectors but i dont see a whole big deal with this cap thing if your on fo those poeple who takes the figure out to display just paint the cap the color you want it be.

on the other hand if you like me and keep the figures in case to disply then i would see what the problem....

Did you even look at the pictures? The 'cap' is a removeable yellow plug. Just pull it out and you're set.

And painting over the bright orange tip, if there was one, isn't always a walk in the park for some of us, especially if we don't want it to be noticeable.

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