115 Utopia Upgrade Kit For Transformers Kingdom Voyager Inferno

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  1. bellpeppers

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    I’ve yet to see it.
    So little trickles out here, that the little bit that does show up is nabbed up immediately.
     
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    He showed up here locally as well in SE Michigan.
     
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    Day before yesterday I saw 1 copy of Optimus Primal.
     
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    What are we supposed to be seeing in the second half of the third photo? Is it just closeups of the fillers or is it something more important?
     
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    I think it's showing to use pliers and padding to push the pieces in all the way.
     
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    Or the fandom is large enough that the people displeased with the hollowness aren't the same people displeased with the increased price for higher quality? I'm an adult with a good income, I don't mind paying more for a better product. So I won't complain about a solid Voyager Hot Rod the size of a deluxe, and I doubt I'll have many complaints about Commander Rodimus either. And I'll spend the money to fill in the gaps, that's pocket change. But I'd rather be paying Voyager prices for Deluxes and not have to rely on a third party.
     
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    I am curious who Hasbro is targeting with this line - adult collectors or kids? Or both? I can understand the cost piece if they are targeting kids. But not so much if targeting adults.
     
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    Both. It's always both with a mainstream collector line like this. Even if collectors are explicitly targeted, the price needs to be kept at acceptable levels for big box retailers to stock and hopefully sell to parents as well
     
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    Hasbro straight up calls the line a "Kidult product range", which is weird corporate speak for 'both', yeah
     
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    I think it's cheating.

    Inferno and Grapple should hit the gym instead of taking the easy way out with implants.
     
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    Will likely wait for Go Better to show theirs. I thought their Grapple and Impactor sets were excellent.
     
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    There's maybe 80c worth of plastic involved. I get that budgets can't be unlimited, and there would be extra assembly costs as well, but I dunno. It would be nice if Hasbro aimed a little higher. I'd be willing to pay for it.
     
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    I installed the 115 kit in my Inferno yesterday. You can see in the reference image below that the paint color is a shade darker than Inferno's plastic and paint, but due to where the filler pieces are located on the figure, it's not that noticeable from a distance. You'll definitely need to make sure that the sprues are completely removed where they rub against the figure's plastic, since the general tolerances are already very snug. I actually had to use one of those pistol grip clamps to fully seat some of the pieces.

    It'll do for now, but I imagine I'll upgrade to the Go Better set for what appears to be a better color match and detailing.

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    (repost from the General Upgrade kits thread)

    I'm not sure if there is a thread for it, but I'm going to strongly urge people not to buy the 115 WORKSHOP YYW kit for Inferno. This one.
    115 Workshop YYW Gap fillers for WFC Earthrise Inferno Upgrade Kit
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    In my haste, I thought this was a different kit, namely the Inferno version of the one I had got previously for Grapple. I was mistaken. That was a different kit. For Grapple, I got this one.
    Go Better Studio GX-06 Uptrade Kit for WFC Earthrise Grapple ( Upgrade Kit+ Gap Fillers)
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    They look similar, but I'm not sure exactly why I got the 115 Studio. In any event, it's extremely poorly made.To fit it into the gaps, I had to shave down man of the pieces. The color matching is way off. And most offensively, the gap filler for the foot is extremely poorly made and breaks very easily.

    Having realized my error, I intend to rip out the entire set and replace it with the studio GX one when it comes out. There is also this one, but I'm going to avoid getting it and wait for GX Studio:

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    I've had a lot of luck with 3d printed gap fillers, including other 115 Workshop ones. But this one was just a bust. Avoid.