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View Poll Results: Worth getting?
Yeeeesss 22 84.62%
Only if cheap 2 7.69%
Only if (something else) 2 7.69%
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Old 5th April 2017, 09:34 PM
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Now that more ppl have him in hand, I'm starting to see more pics of chipping paint, and pictures of numerous stress points and breakages

He looked fairly solid/sturdy in the initial review videos, perhaps not the case ... can't really tell as I can't read the text on the fb/ weibo posts.

eg. some examples seen so far: here, here and here
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Old 5th April 2017, 09:53 PM
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Ouch. I guess the rule of thumb is the more complicated a figure is, the more likely it is to break. I hope I don't break mine, that'll be 2/2 Megatrons
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Old 5th April 2017, 11:04 PM
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Great pics and review mate! In short, MP-36 is unbelievable. There's so many innovative steps to the transformation, you can tell the designer really put everything into it.
I can definitely echo the difficulty pulling the legs down. Way too tight, scary even. Took me around an hour with instructions to reach gun mode the first time since I was trying to be careful.
Thanks. I think the issue was more of getting a proper grip to pull them apart. I just found out it's so much easier to apply force if you put your thumb underneath (between the legs) and use your other fingers to pull. If it's still too tight, loosen the screw a little bit. Now it's much better on mine.

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7 people have voted on this poll already - 6 voting that it's worth getting, 1 voting Only if something else that hasn't been specified (?). So this must mean that there are at least 6 people who've already received MP36! That's fast! ...clearly none of them from a certain online store
I pre-ordered with that certain online shop too, as a back-up I paid around the same pre-order price for this one I have in hand from a Japanese online retailer. Ended up paying about $35 for DHL shipping after using all my store points. So for the extra $35 I get it in 3 days instead of half a year, pretty good deal if you ask me.


Okay, the paint chipping. After handling Megs for 2 days now, I can say the paint is indeed relatively easy to chip off; I think it's partly because of the speckled silver paint used(which looks fantastic in person btw). But if you're careful when transforming him, the only hard to avoid spots are the panel edges or structural support where parts fit together, and they are mostly not visible in either mode. What I suggest is take your time when transforming for the first couple of times, and do it on a large flat surface so you can prop the figure and use both of your hands to handle the moving parts.

As for transformation, again, take your time the first time around. Also check out wotafa's video review with a very clear step-by-step transformation tutorial.
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Old 6th April 2017, 09:46 AM
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Would any members here be able to post side-by-side comparison pics w/ G1 and MP5 Megs? I know that people have posted links to pics from other sites, but it's always good to see comparison pics taken by local fans. Please.
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Old 6th April 2017, 07:41 PM
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The more I transform this guy, the more I enjoy it, and the more appreciation I have for the engineering. And the end result is so rewarding.


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Would any members here be able to post side-by-side comparison pics w/ G1 and MP5 Megs? I know that people have posted links to pics from other sites, but it's always good to see comparison pics taken by local fans. Please.
Wish I could help you out but my G1 Megs is stored away and I never owned MP-5.
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Old 7th April 2017, 12:34 AM
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PSA: Warning of Breakage and Heavy Paint Chipping on MP 36 Masterpiece Megatron https://www.seibertron.com/transform...egatron/37710/

Those photos scare me and are not helping me make the decision (if it's not too late anyway) of whether or not to try and get one an easy one...

For those with him in hand, does it look like these sorts of breakages are common place, how solid/frail is the actual figure?

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Old 7th April 2017, 12:09 PM
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We have at least two reports from members stating that it's more likely due to the owner using undue excessive force on the toy.
http://otca.com.au/boards/showpost.p...&postcount=542
http://otca.com.au/boards/showpost.p...&postcount=555
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Old 7th April 2017, 01:00 PM
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PSA: Warning of Breakage and Heavy Paint Chipping on MP 36 Masterpiece Megatron https://www.seibertron.com/transform...egatron/37710/

Those photos scare me and are not helping me make the decision (if it's not too late anyway) of whether or not to try and get one an easy one...

For those with him in hand, does it look like these sorts of breakages are common place, how solid/frail is the actual figure?
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We have at least two reports from members stating that it's more likely due to the owner using undue excessive force on the toy.
http://otca.com.au/boards/showpost.p...&postcount=542
http://otca.com.au/boards/showpost.p...&postcount=555
Yes, Those people breaking their Megatrons are idiots. The barrel is rather obvious in how it moves. The hips although very tight (as they should be) just require you to get your hands in there and a use of the wonderful thing called leverage.

Actual figure is very solid.
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Old 7th April 2017, 01:59 PM
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the reports of breakages are few at best, have seen people who had transformed him back and forth many times and still ok, scratch wise that is a more valid issue but an expected one really, considering the whole toy is painted and parts rubs against each other during transformation.

The silencer part scratching is prob the more commonly reported one but some may want to reduce the scratch by sanding down the internal parts to reduce the potential scratching

http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/thread...#post-14486858
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Old 23rd April 2017, 01:34 AM
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I must admit that I didn't fully appreciate just how much better this toy is over MP5 until a few hours ago when I sat down and transformed both toys to take comparison pics. MP5 is a toy that I very rarely transform and I was reminded why... it is just frustratingly counter-intuitive and just not at all fun. And while MP5 may have a few advantages over MP36, such as...
* MP5 is much better at concealing all robot kibble whereas some robot kibble (particularly the back of Megatron's head) is visible from the underside of the chamber (in front of the trigger)
* MP5 has a nicer looking silver vs MP36's grey, and MP5s paints are also far more resilient and not as prone to scratches as MP36
* Far fewer seams on MP5's pistol mode
* MP5 includes cool real-life features such as the lanyard hook on the left-base of the grip
* Size aside, MP5 is of realistic proportions to an actual Walther P38.

But overall MP36's pros far outweighs any comparative cons with MP5. Some areas where MP36 outshines MP5 include:
+ A toy that I can transform in under 80 min (it "only" took me 50 min this time!) - and I can do it without resorting to cheating by removing and replacing panels on ball-and-socket joints.
+ I can transform MP36 in front of children and polite company as it doesn't make me want to keep swearing at it as with MP5.
+ Despite appearances, MP36 actually has a more solid gun mode. MP5 may look more solid with fewer seam lines, but it's essentially trying to hold back in all it's bulky robot kibble. The result is that parts of MP5's gun mode feels like they're going to burst and become undone. And one widely reported consequence of all this pressure is that the ball-socket jointed panels are prone to coming off, and some of the little tabs that serve to hold panels into place may be prone to breakage.
+ MP5 is essentially using a G1-accurate transformation which it has arguably translated into an MP toy. Unfortunately this doesn't work well with the toy and indeed when we look at most other MPs, even ones with slavishly G1 accurate modes have entirely new transformation. MP36 uses a whole new transformation scheme which gives us more G1-accurate looking modes.
+ Both MP5 and MP36 have tried to give us G1-accurate bulky robot modes that transform into relatively thin/smaller gun modes, but MP38 does it a whole lot better than MP5.

MP36 is just a hands down better toy than MP5. It's just a shame that the paints that they've used on this toy are prone to scratching, and not just the barrel tip - pretty much the whole toy is covered with this less than ideal quality paint. Otherwise it's a brilliant toy. It's not an easy toy - still incredibly difficult, but fun and mostly intuitive.



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Would any members here be able to post side-by-side comparison pics w/ G1 and MP5 Megs? I know that people have posted links to pics from other sites, but it's always good to see comparison pics taken by local fans. Please.
Here you go.

Standing robot mode comparison


Comparing MP5 and MP36 attempting to strike the same pose


Comparing MP5 and MP36's balance by making both toys strike a mid-kick pose


Comparison w/ G1




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