DB-01 "Transmetal 2 Dinobot"

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by CryptiniteDemon, Dec 16, 2021.

  1. CryptiniteDemon

    CryptiniteDemon Well-Known Member

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    I guess. I don't really care about scale though. Especially not when it's like a centimeter difference.
     
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    I'm more interested how he scales with oversized tm2 megatron
     
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    I'm still a little disappointed by the lack of texture on the dino-mode shoulders/back parts.
    Otherwise this really does look incredible.
     
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    Easy project if you have an engraver tool or soldering iron
     
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    hmm. Not wrong.
    A spray can of 'hammered metal' might be enough, too.
     
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    Yeah I was probably going to go over with gunmetal
     
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    I'm not going to lie, I definitely preferred this guy in both modes over the Transart so seeing that they improved the tolerances really excites me. Now it'll just come down to what the price difference will be.
     
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    I'll never understand this mentality towards misses from products. Sure you can maybe 'fix it' but they could have just done a better job up front. Also Soldering iron? Okay let's see the results o_O 
     
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    Soldering iron worked wonders on my ut megatron head. If you have the skill, little things like that aren't a big deal.
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    What's the alternative? The product is the product. If they change or improve it, great, if not, then you're options are not buy it, buy it and live with it, or buy it and fix it to your likings.

    You can complain about it, but you can do that alongside any of those three options, so those are the three that stand.
     
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    What I am saying is the product is the product. Buy it if you like it but don't give them a pass because you can fix it at home. That is irrelevant to 95% of people buying the product.

    I think we are saying the same thing I just get a bit annoyed when there is a miss and the response is "just paint it yourself to fix it" when I think most people just want a product that is closer to screen accurate from the get go.
     
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    It's a minor detail. If that is make or break for someone, the TA model has it already done nicely.

    I think I'm going to buy a chrome paint just for that detail though.
     
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    Once someone here has it in hand we’ll see how easy it is to add texture to those Dino shoulder horns, hopefully we can remove them easily.

    I understand how people can see it as not ideal but I’m more forgiving when it’s a 3rd party company as my expectations are that it won’t be 100% due to limited references, resources and production capabilities.
     
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    I get what you're saying, but so long as they are willing to provide instructions on how it can be done, I don't see any harm in suggesting the idea. If the product is almost to your liking, and can be customized to your liking, it's something to consider.

    Edit: And I figure I would add, as a corollary, if they do suggest you "just fix it yourself" but then entirely refuse to elaborate and provide instructions on how to do so, they deserve the same karmic fate as people who talk in movie theatres.
     
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    Does anyone know where this guy can be bought from?
     
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    Nowhere yet, waiting for pre orders to pop up I think they said next month.
     
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    For sure I agree no argument here. It looks like you have the skills so more power to you. My skills are much less hands on

    I think we can all agree it is a good thing that DB-01 exists. More Beast Wars is all we all want and now TransArt has of fire underneath them which should result in better overall products. I hope more companies move in as well
     
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    If this scale is correct, then I think the Transart dinobot might be a bit on the smaller side. From pictures, it looks to be shorter than this version dinobot
     
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    In all honesty TA did a hell of a job. The articulation and ratchets and accessories they gave are really cool. It's definitely well put together.

    On db-01 I prefer the paint, LED gimmick, and overall sculpt.
     
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    I agree with this for sure. Pros I agree with all of yours but for me personally I prefer TA sculpt for bot mode and DB for beast mode. Both seem to be great offerings overall.
     
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