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MGS-03 New Classics Hound Upgrade Kit

Posted on 03-26-2012 at 01:23 AM by ORIO under 3rd Party Unlicensed
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News from ACtoys this evening, where a new Universe Hound upgrade kit has been shown. This kit comes to us from 3rd Party Group MGS. The upgrade kit includes customizable weapons such as rockets and pistols which can be configured in several different ways on Hound in robot and vehicle mode. He also comes with six gas tanks that can clip on to the figure. I guess Hound is not very fuel efficient! Also, in the photos is the upgrade kit used on Botcon 2010 figure Turbomaster. It's unknown at this time if a seperate kit is being developed for the Botcon Exclusive or if these pictures are just showing off the compatibility.

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ORIO
I was very very meh up until I saw the kit on Scorch. Dammit.
Maverick Hunter Christian
I like that the pistols can combine into a toy-accurate rifle, nice feature.

What's up with the hell of gas cans, though?
BScorpinok75
Interesting!
jason jupiter
nice! ill buy it for sure. great work MGS! is that the final color? no chrome?
titanwz
0-0!
Houndvoice
Looks great! Now make a chromed version for the henkei version!
Jacer
Looks alright, but I'm gonna pass.
NEST SOLDIER
I like it. Maybe it'll still be available when I get a Hound figure.
firehawc_69
Why so many Jerry cans? I don't get it.
Razor24
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Originally Posted by firehawc_69 View Post
Why so many Jerry cans? I don't get it.
He's taken up being a firebug as a hobby...
alanyap
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Originally Posted by Maverick Hunter Christian View Post
I like that the pistols can combine into a toy-accurate rifle, nice feature.

What's up with the hell of gas cans, though?

For this add-on to sell/appeal to the masses, it obviously needs more mileage. LOL
CVprowl
i am all over a henkei version with chrome. including chrome ravage missiles.
PrimulArchangel
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Originally Posted by firehawc_69 View Post
Why so many Jerry cans? I don't get it.
With the price of gas these days he has to have alot of cans so he doesnt have to buy the gas as often
Sammael
Chrome version pls. And the price shouldn't exceed $20 shipped.
Kuma Style
Honestly, I'd love a maybe white kit with different colored missiles for Botcon Scorch and SG Revage to really differentiate it from Hound.
Shelfwarmercon
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Originally Posted by CVprowl View Post
i am all over a henkei version with chrome. including chrome ravage missiles.
To heck with chrome. Make 'em diecast.

The kit looks good.
barrelks
I'll bite, Already have missles coming for Ravage (Both regular and SG) from Venksta, but I could use some firepower and gascans for the figures, and have Henkei, Universe, and Botcon to arm.
Torque
been toying around the idea of an Ironfist custom from this mold, might get it and split up the parts between him and my regular Hound, depending. Anyone know when, how much, and if those colors are final?
tom servo
I still need to buy Henkei Hound.
Thundercracker
I'm liking this. Hound is probably my favorite Classics figure, but he needs some weapons upgrades. As long as the price isn't too ridiculous, I'll pick this up. Would like to see it in a brighter silver though.
Smasher
Kinda neat -but yeah, why does he have six gas cans?

And what's with all these pictures showing exactly what you get if you buy the set?
They need to follow the Crazy Devy marketing and just show an extreme close up of one gun barrel, or maybe show a zoomed in shot Hound's shoulder and part of a missile.
DPrime
Hmm, neat.

Seems like almost too much stuff, though. All I really want to see is a toy accurate/inspired rifle that attaches to the jeep, maybe a pistol and jerry can, and Ravage's missiles - but the weapons should be in chrome!

I mean, we've got so many Hound kits at this point, seems like chrome should be a no-brainer! Oh well.

When are we going to see this kind of love for the other Autobots?
ex dtw2003
I agree with most comments - kinda neat, why the number of jerry cans.

Actually my thing is that I don't think the pictuer color really works with either USA or Takara Hound. The stuff needs to be painted like white, silver or black depending on the part. And the Ravage missiles NEED to be chrome, the Hound gun parts can be black IMHO.
juxtapose519
I still like the chromed G1 Soundwave weapons on Classics Ravage better. The shoulder weapons are neat, but not neat enough to justify the inevitable price.
exomega255
why are there like 5 sets of missiles? I only have one Ravage.
D-Unit
I really like this, did it say when it was being released?
Girl Pants
If the colors are good, I might consider getting this for Scorch/SG-Ravage.
Railguard
this looks great!!
RedAlert Rescue
A similar idea looks like it would work well for the likes of Prime Wheeljack, RID prime Cliffjumper, & RTS Jazz. and maybe even Universe Inferno.

i think it's the most effective kit overall the small missile look great on ravage - they also look like they'd look great on a USB stick cat too.
Optimist_Prime
I'm diggin' this. A lot of extra pieces in the kit though. I guess that's good for someone who may misplace pieces every now again.
naldopr
I like this set and I will like to get it when is available but don't really know how to get it do they have a web or this will be available at robotkingdom bbts etc?
ORIO
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Originally Posted by TJ Duckett View Post
Honestly, I'd love a maybe white kit with different colored missiles for Botcon Scorch and SG Revage to really differentiate it from Hound.
Agreed!

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been toying around the idea of an Ironfist custom from this mold, might get it and split up the parts between him and my regular Hound, depending. Anyone know when, how much, and if those colors are final?
Apparently... Universe Hound & Ravage Upgrade Kit - Third Party Transforming Toys & Accessories MGS This month and $29.99.

No additional info though
exomega255
what does this "MGS" stand for? everytime I read it I think Metal Gear Solid
Dark_Convoy
This looks awesome! Classic Hound's included weapon was pretty crappy.
Cyclonus79
Preordered. Crossing fingers it comes chromed.
exomega255
is that all 3 sets or no?
dj_convoy II
Neat, but it's 30 bucks at BBTS. Too much.
ORIO
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Originally Posted by exomega255 View Post
is that all 3 sets or no?
Think so. I assume you mean the three sets of weapons? ie rockets, pistols, more pistols.
Bountyan
Wow, this is what, the third company to do a Hound upgrade kit?

3rd parties sure have a knack to do the same thing others are doing.
graymer
pre ordered as well

nice upgrade kit!
cyclonus8
I'm mostly interested in the tray thing that would allow Hound's existing shoulder launcher to sit properly. Why are third party companies only doing Hound kits now? Didn't he come out about 3 years ago?
Aren't these guys really pushing it when they actually use the words Hound and Autobots on that bio card?
exomega255
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Originally Posted by ORIO View Post
Think so. I assume you mean the three sets of weapons? ie rockets, pistols, more pistols.
yeah, and 3 "back pack" thing. Those can come in hand for any Hound customs that requires shoulder mount weapons.


3rd party copies each other. I believe Renderform showed Hound upgrades first.
CVprowl
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Originally Posted by Houndvoice View Post
Looks great! Now make a chromed version for the henkei version!
id have already preordered if it was available colored to match henkei with chrome.

what news do we have on the color? is it being sold in grey? its says its due in april, ya think theyd already have color images...
Computron34
This is really cool, and it will be so bought.
Ezilla82
I have to say I like it. Because it got the missiles for Ravage and if you want to make Hound into Swindle than you got a gun that gives that illusion of Swindle's arm cannon. So I might buy this when it on sale.
Prime Aspect
With that many different weapons (and gas cans) you could upgrade both Hound and Scorch with one purchase.
Sammael
$30 is too much. I don't own Scorch (and don't plan on buying him), and I'm not too interested in Ravage's rockets. Would someone care to split the set - I need just one of each gun, one gun stand, and two gas cans.
Torque
$30... oy. Kinda want to get it, to upgrade both Hound and my Ironfist, but... iunno.
process
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Originally Posted by Bountyan View Post
Wow, this is what, the third company to do a Hound upgrade kit?

3rd parties sure have a knack to do the same thing others are doing.
Which is great, considering this set appears to be the best so far.

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