Tuesday, April 26, 2011

MP-01L Convoy Final Edition Review (Part 2)

Part 2 of the review has come! This part of the review will primarily focus on the robot mode of MP-01L Convoy/ G1 Optimus Prime. At first look, this bulky piece of metal cum plastics seem to have little articulations and mainly for display purposes. But how wrong was I..... XD

Its articulations are actually very decent for a figure this size and weight and i'm quite surprised by its mobility and action gimmicks. Its joints are also very sturdy but not too hard like some transformers figures out there especially those leader class ones. And the details? Well, as equally stunning as the vehicle mode of course! ^^

Visuals: Checked!

Arms: Checked!

Legs: Checked!

Communications: Checked!

Really love the details they put in for the communication systems as with the screen and buttons~

Action Shots!


The Matrix....

Overall, this figure is worth every penny i paid for with it vast details and gimmicks that allows me to play with. However, this figure that i've got is considered "lucky" by the toy store owner that i usually go to as it have very few nubmarks and scratches on the metal and chrome parts. A really recommended figure but a version 2 is coming and lets see what have they done to improve this figure of such excellence. Hmm......

Sunday, April 24, 2011

MP-01L Convoy Final Edition Review (Part 1)

Hi all! After a teaser posted a few days ago, here is the review of MP-01L Convoy Last Edition. Well, the term "Final Edition" from Takara doesn't live long enough to justify its name, as MP-10 Convoy Version 2 is coming out soon!! MP-01L is after all MP-01 in its mold and everything, except for the "sound stage" base which have the voice of the original seiyuu for the transformers (Japan Version of course). Obtaining this version made my dream of finally owning a proper G1 Optimus Prime come true as i did not have the means to obtain one of these when they first came out...
On this first part of the review, only the vehicle mode will be in the mix as i would like to keep the robot mode for part 2. ^^

The details on the masterpiece series are just mind bobbling!
even the wipers are accurately coloured

The headlamps

One of the design features i loved the most are the tires and suspensions ^^


Part 2 of the review can be found here.