115-Utopia Gap Filler for Siege Grapple

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by williammmw, Jun 18, 2020.

  1. D15M45

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    If it was 12 I would have been sold
     
  2. Mormolyce

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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    Does anyone have an eBay link for the Go Better kit? Love the earthrise fig but I can’t get over the hallow aspect
     
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    anyone knows what has happened to the third party producers?

    I’ve heard something but no details 
     
  8. Buzzetta

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    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.
     
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    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.
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    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.
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    And once Inferno is made, Utopia will paint the orange pieces red.
     
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    I don't know that it has the crane hinges and flap either.
     
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    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?
     
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    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.