Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by williammmw, Jun 18, 2020.
If it was 12 I would have been sold
Man that's such a nice upgrade. I saw this guy in a store the other day (a proper Transformer - in a store! Imagine it!) and almost picked him up even though I don't normally collect non-MP. Now I'm thinking maybe I should...
So they all fit securely in place with just friction, and don't impede the transformation? That's some quality engineering.
I think this set has fewer piecers than Go Better\'s, but if the price accounts for it it\'s still a contender.
For what\'s there, I think the only difference is their circle fillers fit inside instead of over so there\'s some aesthetics to keep in mind.
Yeah a real cottage industry has popped up fixing Hasbro's Shortcuts.
Does anyone have an eBay link for the Go Better kit? Love the earthrise fig but I can’t get over the hallow aspect
This is the seller I just got my own from. It'll take a couple of weeks, but you'll get it.
Special Offer! TRANSFORMERS 3D DIY replenish KIT FOR Siege earthrise Grapple set | eBay
anyone knows what has happened to the third party producers?
I’ve heard something but no details
I would be cautious in attaching the filler pieces to the arm of the crane. Sometimes Hasbro leaves gaps not to save money but to vent the movement of the piece. I suspect that the crane arm is vented and if air is not able to get into that area there is more of a chance for the crane arm to not have as fluid of a movement and in the worst case, perhaps on a humid day, get stuck.
Well they are the least tight pieces in the kit, for better or worse; perhaps that was accounted for. And I don’t get that as a problem with the inner crane arm at all since it is still open at the end.
Also the pieces for the feet in the Utopia kit seem to be be two parts, While Go Better is a single piece that sticks out and fleshes our the gap between those parts in alt mode.
It also remains to be seen how the forearm flaps are hinged, but I doubt the hinge is pinned like the GX when the parts are cut off a sprue.
And once Inferno is made, Utopia will paint the orange pieces red.
I second this seller. I've ordered a few things from them and they get shipped out quickly and are packaged very well!
I don't know that it has the crane hinges and flap either.
My upgrade kit was ordered back in May, got a shipping notification on June 5th, and has been "released from import customs" in Chicago since June 20th. I still haven't received it, and yet a friend who ordered his after me from the same site received his a week ago.
What is even going on?
Overseas shipping sucks right now. Most of it is surface transport right now ( that means by boat!) and it’s taking forever for things to get through and be picked up from customs.
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