If you’re asking me about Knock-Offs of Transformers toys a year back, I may have just laughed you off and disgusted at the words even mentioned.
Up until now, KOs are as always, lower quality copies of the original, usually made from cheaper and more fragile materials. However with the rise of Wei Jiang, my stance on KOs have been slightly changed.
I’m not here to debate the morality of buying KOs rather than the original, just read Optimus’s quote which is also the title of this post. =w=
Wei Jiang’s MPP-10 Deformation Era (Interestingly, seems to be an alternate way to spell OPTIMUS PRIME…), as hinted by its name, is basically a KO of Takara Tomy’s MP-10 Optimus Prime, minus the trailer. I’ve preordered it during New Year’s Eve last year, but due to high demand and low stock, only received it earlier last month.
It seems the box art I got are from the 1st release design, with a stylised artwork of Optimus himself that looks nothing like the product itself, subsequent runs actually have the product shot as the box art instead.
Nevertheless, the over all package seems pretty premium and closely resembles that of the official Transformers Masterpiece line, full with Chinese explanations of various product shots decorated a majority of the rear side of the box.
The officials, through their own social medium, dropped the dates for their annual ACG event(s) for the latter half of the year.
Aside from Comic Fiesta 2016 that will be held in the Putra World Trade Centre (Once again a change of venue from last years) on the 17th and 18th of December, the Penang based Comic Fiesta Mini will in turn be held on the 3rd and 4th of September.
In a month’s time, Penang Anime Matsuri 2016 will begin, with it comes a trio of anime movies to be screened during the course of the event!
These movies will be screened within the auditorium in Dewan Sri Pinang, the same area that will be used for the stage events during the two days. =w=