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Thread: Toy Review - Masterpiece Hound

  1. #21
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    I didn't get Hound.

    And super happy I probably dodged a bullet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by popculturepooka View Post
    I didn't get Hound.

    And super happy I probably dodged a bullet.
    Agree. My 3P Hound does me just fine. HasTak can stick their ‘Masterpieces’ where the sun don’t shine.

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    I love the detailing on this figure in jeep mode, very cool. Not a huge fan of the legs or the gun but they're toon accurate. Also the colour isn't brilliant to me. In general though it's a good looking MP.

    I can't help but think a more toy like deco in dark green with chrome would look brilliant but we may never see that. Despite the QC risk, I would grab this guy at a reduced price. He is cheaper on Amazon Japan right now but we can't purchase from them any more unfortunately.

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    Jellico is online now Rank 6 - Dedicated Member
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    Well finally got him. Boy it is a long time since I opened a MP clam shell. Looks like they use 6 pieces of tape now.

    So Hound. Very pretty. Looks like a jeep. The wheels look like they are from a Toyota, but that is his vintage. Same with the padded bucket seats.

    As a robot he looks the part. Good proportions. The wheels on his ankles look silly, but it is accurate and using them to lock his feet together is clever.

    There is a lot of clever. Too much clever. Using the legs and feet for storage is a good example. Clever, but very cramped to the point of impractical, even breaking the toy.

    Which brings me to tolerances. The one thing that stood out for me was tolerances. The first transformation was scary because of so many joints for the panels being too tight. I can see why they have been broken. The back seats don't slide smoothly through the gap in tray of the vehicle when forming the feet. Tolerances. The front fenders don't pop out cleanly. Tolerances. I expect better from Takara. Bending plastic past other parts is 3rd party cheats. I want my "Takara moment". Not 3rd party fiddling. Speaking of 3rd party the plastic reminds me of Bad Cube. I never had a problem with it but it never felt as crisp as the plastics Takara used previously. Interesting to see it here. Especially given how panel-ly that company's products can be. Is this the future for Takara?

    Good use of paint. Not so much chipping, but rubbing in interesting places. Eg, the corners of his front hip skirt where if slides under his hip when raising his leg. Not really noticeable but it is happening. Similar sort of rubbing elsewhere. Eg bottom edge of the shins where the feet can rub against them.

    Three transformations in backwards and forwards. No damage yet and the joints are loosening up. That is probably key. Get those joints loosened and you should be right. Getting them loosened the first time is the challenge.

    Anyway, the Ark crew continues growing, and Hound is worth getting.

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    For me I struggled to lock the arms in place. Maybe I did a step wrong. But I didn't find it as intuitive or refined as, say, Ironhide/Ratchet or Inferno/Grapple. I haven't managed to fully enclose the feet due to level of cramming in stuff together, but I'm not going to have another attempt. I'm just grateful I didn't have any QC issues with mine.

    But overall, he looks the part, and it is so nice to have another different coloured Autobot who is not blue, white or red. If you're focussed on completing the Arc crew, then get this one for sure.

    And with that, with no more G1 MP's on the horizon, my wallet is going to be having a break from Transformers purchases (unless I pickup Bumblebee 2.0 very, very, cheap somewhere)

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