KO DMK-01 Optimus Prime from 4ever Studio

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  1. Cheem The Rup

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    It's pretty awesome that it's finally available directly from a retailer. I imported one about a month ago, going through a Taobao reseller. I ended up paying about as much as Uncle Billy is charging, which is to say you probably won't be able to find one that's any less expensive.

    Just a heads up: the set comes with the figure mostly assembled. The only work required are the chromed side mirrors, chromed windshield visors and rubbery windshield wipers if I recall correctly. Like the original kit, the clear windshields don't like to stay in securely. My set also came with a few broken pieces, including one of the heels and both abs that I had to order replacements for. You just have to be very delicate with this set and hope nothing gets damaged in transit.

    Couple photos including a comparison:

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    Why does this set cost more than the original authentic product? Is it just because it's assembled?
     
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    It's based on the official DMK 01, but has extensively remolded parts for screen accuracy. That combined with the fact that it's assembled and given a premium paint job nets the huge bump in price.

    You can see the comparison shots with the original, albeit painted, DMK 01 here: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.651218401630566.1073742140.407873945965014&type=3
     
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    Cool, thanks for that link! Quite a bit of weathering on the KO, looks really nice and really digging the remolded parts!
     
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    I have one.

    He is far, far superior to the official DMK release and probably a third of the pieces have been re-engineered for greater accuracy. The paint work is amzing.

    I can't recommend this enough. If you're tempted, DO IT!

    The only downside I can see is that the collar visors, rearview mirrors and wipers don't stay on (they come unattached to avoid breakage) and pretty much must be glued on.
     
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    WoW cool!!!!

    Ouch, didn't notice, mods please merge this thread to that, thanks :) 
     
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