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MP-05 Review

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Knightwing at 2007-04-18 3:33 pm
Let me start by stating that I realize we don't usually do reviews as news items.  Then agian we don't usually review Japanise toys at all.  As such, this particular figure seems to warent an exception.  Forgive the lack of pictures.  I'm not even sure how I'd go about posting my own pics to the sight.  And, I don't belive there is a way to put pics into a news posting.  There are several other sights with photo galleries which I assume most of you have already seen anyway.

I just recived my mp-05 in the mail yesterday from bigbadtoystore.com.  I have to say I am over all rather impressed.  I'll start with many peoples biggest concern.  The orange safety pulg is in fact glued in.  The good news is that they used only a small amount of glue.  I just wedged a pocket knife between the plug and the end of the barrel and twisted.  With a little force it comes out in one peice leaving almost nothing in the barrel.

Megatron is packaged in robot mode so that's what I'll cover next.  This Megatron is sized perfectly to go along side the MP Prime.  There is a great amont of detail in 'bot mode.  The sholder and hip joints both have wonderful rotation in a forward or backward sense, but neiter is great in a side motion.  The legs look MUCH better in person.  In fact when it's in front of you the legs look almost twice as wide as pictures I've previously seen.  The issuse of peices poping off is real.  I haven't superglued (I'll explain superglued at the end for anyone who doesn't know) mine yet, but I intend to.  There are only 4 peices that this is a proplem with both sholder covers and both hip covers.  The good news, if you don't like supergluing your toys, is that they only seem to pop off during transformation.  There isn't as much die cast as some would like but, I didn't even really notice.  The paint is done so well it looks almost just like brushed aluminum.

Now, on to transformation.  I read a few coments about how it feels like you're going to break him during transformation.  I too felt this way.  It's the sholders.  You need to put the arm straigt out forward and then rotate the sholder down and out the side.  The first time takes a lot of force.  But, after that it seems to move more easily.  What I found most impressive about transforming mp-05 is that in a very simplistic way it transforms like the g1 toy.  That is to say that all the key robot parts come from the same place in gun mode as the g1 Megatron.  With that in mind don't even bother trying to do this with out instructions.  There are a lot of places where you have to get a joint just so in order to transform him.  But, that is part of the appeal of the MP line.

When you finish you have a VERY large hand gun.  It's about 12" from barrel tip to hammer.  It is too large to beleive as real.  But, still small enough to hold in an adult hand and be actually able to play with.  Agian, the paint is done so well that you almost can't tell wether it's painted plastic or brushed metal.  

The only thing left is the accessories.  Kremzeek is cool.  I like him.  That said I don't know how much any of us will actually play with him.  The energon sword can easily be held and posed and looks quite good.  The hand gun that Megatron comes with is actually almost the same size as a World's Smallest Transformer Megatron.  Both the gun and sword are detailed to the level seen in The Transformers The Movie.  Lastly the energon mace.  This is a fantastic looking peice.  It's hard to make look good in a static pose.   The chain is so long the mace its self is resting on your table top, shelf, ect... 

All in all, MP-05 Megatron will be a must have for most actuall collectors.  He's not perfect, but closer than most of us ever thought we'd get.  I definatly recomend picking him up.

Knightwing

Comments
Lord Megatron said,  - 2007-04-18 22:32:21
got him today also from bbts. the plug on mine also comes right off! man this is the best figure that I've got and I recently heard news that they'll be making an extra stock/silencer giftset to be released! cool and awesome in every way, this is how a real megatron should be!
Scorpomike said,  - 2007-04-18 23:13:22
Bring on the extra stock/silencer giftset!!!!! Mine never came with a stupid orange plug. I ordered two of them. I'm keeping one of them MISB.
lord megatron said,  - 2007-04-19 09:11:36
the giftset will probably retail around $40 to $50 Scorpomike.I also think that it will be an exclusive of an online sight.
Knight wing said,  - 2007-04-19 11:35:48
Justitoys.com is making the silencer/stock.
bobbdobbs said,  - 2007-04-19 12:19:48
Got mine yesterday too. I love it, defintely the best G1 megs we are likely to ever get! I can't seem to transform mine into gun mode though because i'm having trouble rotating the part of the gun that forms megatron's chest in robot mode in the correct direction for gun mode, there is a piece in the way that is blocking it from slidign into position smoothly and I can't figure out what i'm doing wrong. Going to give it another attempt later, stayed up way too late last night trying to figure it out until I gave up for fear of breaking it!

I agree about the mace, however, you can make it look good if you wrap it around the shaft of Prime's energon axe(several times) and pose them so they are duking it out!
lord megatron said,  - 2007-04-19 12:48:52
Primes', er, Shaft? odd play on words.lol. he's pretty easy to transform from gun to robot but if your new there is a very slim chance that you'll figure it out without the manual. He's a really,really,really,really good figure for your collection and last night I went ahead and pre-ordered my MP-06 Skywarp. what is up with that face?
Darknightwing said,  - 2007-05-14 18:02:19
Your review sucks! Generalize it if its MP's from Takara READ THE MANUAL!!! Simple. your crappy review doesn't make you famous. If you have problem with those parts popping out, Try making your own megatron , as if you know better than the engineers freaky boy BOOM!
Darknightwing said,  - 2007-05-14 18:05:22
Knight wing said, - 2007-04-19 11:35:48
Justitoys.com is making the silencer/stock.

EVERY TRANSFORMERS COMMUNITY KNOWS THAT WISE GUY!!
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