MPM-12 Bumblebee Movie Optimus Prime Video Review

MPM-12 Bumblebee Movie Optimus Prime Video Review

Wednesday, June 9th, 2021 5:10pm CDT

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Posted by: -Kanrabat-   Views: 27,003

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Greetings Seibertronians!

MPM Optimus Prime is just around the corner. Seibertron user MadProject pointed us out that Prime VS Prime made a video review of this soon to be widely in store Masterpiece. The rather controversial truck mode that is heavily sacrificed for the bot mode and a simpler transformation is shown is all it's "cat ears" and "legs on the back" glory. Then on to a surprisingly simple transformation that is no harder than the voyager to transform and we finish with a pretty solid bot mode.

You can watch the review down below:



What do you think of this Masterpiece? Is the imperfect vehicle mode a deal breaker or is it forgiven for that nice robot mode and that user friendly play value? Please let us know!

Credit(s): Youtube


This article was last modified on Sunday, September 19th, 2021 12:07am CDT

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Re: MPM-12 Bumblebee Movie Optimus Prime Video Review (2107004)
Posted by Cliffjumperprime on June 9th, 2021 @ 5:31pm CDT
Things i dont like about this figure
CAT EARS
NO LEDS
DOORS ON ARMS
LEGS AT BACK OF TRUCK LOOK STUPID AND
WHY DOES OPTIMUS HAVE A HUGE CROUCH PIECE
AND RUBBER EAR ANTENAS ON HEAD THAT ARE RUBBER
im sorry NOT SORRY but hasbro failed massivly on this figure
Tw optimus is way better and better colors that match the movie
Hasbro is showing there true colors being cheap and nasty AGAIN while suckers are buying into this heap mess :HEADHURTS: :roll: :lol:
Re: MPM-12 Bumblebee Movie Optimus Prime Video Review (2107005)
Posted by Dominus Prime on June 9th, 2021 @ 5:55pm CDT
I also submitted this video hours ago
Re: MPM-12 Bumblebee Movie Optimus Prime Video Review (2107007)
Posted by jtanimator on June 9th, 2021 @ 6:43pm CDT
I wanted to like this figure since day 1. I really did. Up until now, I was one of the few advocates of this figure. But never freaking mind. there’s WAY too many “buts” when watching this review. His monkey arms are too long, his head is too big AND too thin, the color mismatching is completely unacceptable for a premium figure, those hands look freaking ridiculous (I’ve seen better looking articulated hands on WFC leader and voyager figures), the articulation is worse than most deluxe class WFC figures I own (seriously?? A single jointed knee???), the loose wrists, the MASSIVE gaps in the truck mode bed, the cat ears, the lack of diecast, cheaper plastic, and I’m ashamed to say the list goes on and on. I’ve liked most of the previous MPM releases thus far, but this certain figure has SO many issues and “buts” to the figure that everyone is bound to find at least a couple things that get on their nerves about him. And the worst part is hastak has absolutely no reason why they couldn’t have knocked it out of the park with this one. They have the MPM budget, the CAD design files, the groundwork example laid from several 3p companies, some ingenious hastak designers who’ve been giving us fantastic mainline figures and some great past masterpieces, so what the heck went wrong? What a dang shame. It takes quite a lot to make me consider not buying an MPM, but this is genuinely doing that for me.
Re: MPM-12 Bumblebee Movie Optimus Prime Video Review (2107008)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on June 9th, 2021 @ 6:51pm CDT
Unless I land on that MPM at heavy clearance, it's a hard pass. I'll stick with the SS voyager or I'll go the 3P route.
Re: MPM-12 Bumblebee Movie Optimus Prime Video Review (2107027)
Posted by Emerje on June 10th, 2021 @ 12:33am CDT
The way I look at this he's like the mullet of Optimus Prime figures. Earth trailer truck in the front and Cybertronian truck in the back. Still getting him, I have no choice since Amazon Japan doesn't allow cancellations after a few weeks from your order.

Emerje
Re: MPM-12 Bumblebee Movie Optimus Prime Video Review (2107146)
Posted by TulioDude on June 10th, 2021 @ 6:43pm CDT
We can do like Cyberverse and say it's his cybertronian mode.

Day 527 of waiting for Transformers Armada Masterpiece news.
Re: MPM-12 Bumblebee Movie Optimus Prime Video Review (2107147)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on June 10th, 2021 @ 6:53pm CDT
TulioDude wrote:We can do like Cyberverse and say it's his cybertronian mode.

Day 527 of waiting for Transformers Armada Masterpiece news.


In that case, it's missing the fancy hubcaps.

Regardless, I'm sure a 3P upgrade kit will come soon enough to fix the most glaring issues.
Re: MPM-12 Bumblebee Movie Optimus Prime Video Review (2107318)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on June 12th, 2021 @ 7:16pm CDT
Emerje wrote:The way I look at this he's like the mullet of Optimus Prime figures. Earth trailer truck in the front and Cybertronian truck in the back. Still getting him, I have no choice since Amazon Japan doesn't allow cancellations after a few weeks from your order.

Emerje


You could remove your card from your account.
Re: MPM-12 Bumblebee Movie Optimus Prime Video Review (2108273)
Posted by Emerje on June 25th, 2021 @ 7:07am CDT
chuckdawg1999 wrote:
Emerje wrote:The way I look at this he's like the mullet of Optimus Prime figures. Earth trailer truck in the front and Cybertronian truck in the back. Still getting him, I have no choice since Amazon Japan doesn't allow cancellations after a few weeks from your order.

Emerje


You could remove your card from your account.

Moot point now, Amazon Japan canceled my order because there was an error in the listing stating it came with a trailer. Why they would do something that extreme I can't understand. When something like that happens on regular Amazon they ask you to confirm if you want to keep the order or not, but Amazon Japan just assumes you placed your order based on their description and no other knowledge and just cancels it outright. And it's out of stock so I can't even reorder it. Can't really understand why its out of stock since realistically every order placed should have been canceled therefore meaning stock went back to 100%. :roll:

Emerje
Re: MPM-12 Bumblebee Movie Optimus Prime Video Review (2108277)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on June 25th, 2021 @ 7:14am CDT
Well, that was random.

But no matter, if you're an American, Target will have that MPM and will put it on clearance for 14$ after 3 weeks. >:oP >:oP >:oP
Re: MPM-12 Bumblebee Movie Optimus Prime Video Review (2108464)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on June 26th, 2021 @ 7:08pm CDT
Emerje wrote:
chuckdawg1999 wrote:
Emerje wrote:The way I look at this he's like the mullet of Optimus Prime figures. Earth trailer truck in the front and Cybertronian truck in the back. Still getting him, I have no choice since Amazon Japan doesn't allow cancellations after a few weeks from your order.

Emerje


You could remove your card from your account.

Moot point now, Amazon Japan canceled my order because there was an error in the listing stating it came with a trailer. Why they would do something that extreme I can't understand. When something like that happens on regular Amazon they ask you to confirm if you want to keep the order or not, but Amazon Japan just assumes you placed your order based on their description and no other knowledge and just cancels it outright. And it's out of stock so I can't even reorder it. Can't really understand why its out of stock since realistically every order placed should have been canceled therefore meaning stock went back to 100%. :roll:

Emerje


Good thing you said something, they canceled my order too, no notice or anything.
Re: MPM-12 Bumblebee Movie Optimus Prime Video Review (2108969)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on July 2nd, 2021 @ 6:33am CDT
Emgo posted his review. Upon seeing this, I'm warming up to the official MPM. I'm pretty sure a 3P upgrade will fix the truck's cat ears sooner or later. So I'll wait for a sale.

BTW, wait for the comparison between the MPM and the Toyworld version. 8-)

Re: MPM-12 Bumblebee Movie Optimus Prime Video Review (2111892)
Posted by Emerje on August 3rd, 2021 @ 3:45am CDT
Guess who's in stock on Target.com. Well, I'm sure you can guess by the topic.

Emerje
Re: MPM-12 Bumblebee Movie Optimus Prime Video Review (2111894)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on August 3rd, 2021 @ 4:29am CDT
Emerje wrote:Guess who's in stock on Target.com. Well, I'm sure you can guess by the topic.

Emerje


Don't tell me they sell it at the NORMAL price!
Well, let's wait a week and it will be on clearance for 20$. [-(
Re: MPM-12 Bumblebee Movie Optimus Prime Video Review (2111986)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on August 3rd, 2021 @ 7:39pm CDT
Mine should be here Thursday, excited to see him!
Re: MPM-12 Bumblebee Movie Optimus Prime Video Review (2112095)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on August 4th, 2021 @ 8:36pm CDT
So the MPM Optimus Prime arrived, let's have a look shall we?

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First off, let's start with the strongest part of the figure, and the part that really got me excited right out of the box: the robot mode. The robot mode on this figure is stunning. The detail is incredible on the mold. The wash effect across portions of this figure contribute to the detailing and molded in greeble, and produced a pretty spectacular effect the whole way around. It is a gorgeous looking robot mode, with a ton to look at.

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The articulation department is frustratingly close to being spot on. The main issue is the head: it can basically only swivel, there isn't a lot of up and down motion to be had, and coupled with the darker eyes means it's hard to get him really looking at something above his chest level. He also really needed a knuckle joint on his pointing finger, but that's a more minor complaint in the grand scheme. Outside of that, the articulation is solid and he can pose it up pretty good.

The gun is pretty big and pretty neat, but it does have an issue where it can only be held in the normal hand to forearm position, otherwise it is not tall enough to clear the forearm for poses like the 2-handed gun pose, but you can still make do with the way the hands function to loosely hold the gun.

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The matrix included is a nice touch, if a bit out of place considering Prime wasn't shown to have something like this. But it is neat and a nice touch to the overall package.

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Transformation isn't too bad on this, it is mostly straight forward, and things are mostly going where you expect them to. The grill becoming the movie accurate back was neat.

But you can definitely tell this figure really focused in on that robot mode and not the alt mode. The alt mode is definitely the weakest point on this figure. The back seems too long, the wheel base feels too long from front to back wheels, and the area from the smokestacks on back just isn't that good. The alt mode definitely feels like a victim of budget cuts or trying to avoid over-complicating things. The gun storage is also pretty weak, but it is what it is.

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So overall, this figure ain't bad. The robot mode is a rockstar that I would say is pretty near perfect, a 9 out of 10 at least. He just needed a little more in the head and hand position. Transformation is pretty involved but not stupid complicated. But the alt mode lets it down.

Overall, I'd say this is maybe a 7 out of 10? I don't want to be too harsh, but the alt mode is pretty disappointing in the back despite the badass robot mode.

I would recommend him though. The design is pretty good, and the robot mode has some mass to it and really plays the part.
Re: MPM-12 Bumblebee Movie Optimus Prime Video Review (2112097)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on August 4th, 2021 @ 9:33pm CDT
It's really too bad that the vehicle mode was so botched. I'll stick with my completely out of scale but completely awesome in all mode Weijiang Metal Dition Commander Leader. (What a name!)
Re: MPM-12 Bumblebee Movie Optimus Prime Video Review (2112112)
Posted by Emerje on August 5th, 2021 @ 12:51am CDT
One of the things I really didn't like about this figure was the face. The mouth plate looked really odd like some of the finer details were too deep in the stock photos. But your photos with proper shadows instead of harsh studio lights make them look a lot better.

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Emerje
Re: MPM-12 Bumblebee Movie Optimus Prime Video Review (2112190)
Posted by transformers_va on August 6th, 2021 @ 12:35am CDT
MPM-12 was found at Target in Warrington, Pennsylvania for $125.99

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Re: MPM-12 Bumblebee Movie Optimus Prime Video Review (2112194)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on August 6th, 2021 @ 4:41am CDT
transformers_va wrote:MPM-12 was found at Target in Warrington, Pennsylvania for $125.99

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Will it stay at full normal price for a reasonable time, or will Target pull a MPM Starscream and throw it on clearance for 20$ 3 weeks after it's found on the shelves? :-?

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