DNA Design DK-03/03G Rifle for TR Fortress Maximus/LG EX Grand Maximus

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  1. ziltama

    ziltama Mods, molds, and casts. Also full of hot gas.

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    Looks like the mystery of the Fortress Maximus connector on the DNA Design Scorponok rifle is solved: @Black Convoy

    Pictures from DNA's FB Account.

    DNA Design DK-03 kit is finally getting released...which is now a straight redeco of the Scorponok refile with zero mold changes on the main rifle (maybe slight detailing changes on the Fort Max connector part, which looks more like the DK-19 prototype version). Scorponok rifle cover does not look included either.
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    Scorponok rifle in comparison:
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    Rear handle part rotated down:
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    Of course, some may feel disappointed that it's not really a Fortress Maximus style blaster, not to mention their original combiner concept design for DK-03:
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    Went back to look at the DK-19 prototype pics. Looks like the plan was there all along for the rifle to be made for Fort Max.
     
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  2. Bob Schoonover

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    I'm happy enough with that offering from DNA if the price is not super outrageous. Still disappointed neither of DNA or SND ended up giving us combining weapon parts, but I'll live
     
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  3. Black Convoy

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    Thanks for the update and all the realted info!
     
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    that updated gun is such garbage. talk about a anticlimactic let down. when you look at what it could have been.
     
  6. ziltama

    ziltama Mods, molds, and casts. Also full of hot gas.

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    The combiner gun would have been awesome.
     
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  7. Pcsolyar

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    Design-wise I still prefer Professor Heisenberg's gun, but since there isn't a red one I might get the Grand Maximus one from DNA
     
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    It is WAY too late for this upgrade kit.
     
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    i already got the Perfect Effect verions of the Fort Max and Grand Max gun (as well as the Professor Heisenberg gun too) back in the day so I'll pass on this DNA Scorponok repaint rifle. If Hasbro ever does a Generations Select Shattered Glass Scorponok though this upgrade kit will sell like hotcakes!
     
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    Dual-wielding this and the PerfectEffect gun sounds pretty good, IF I COULD EVER F**KING AFFORD THEM MUCH LESS FORT MAX!!!

    I F**KING HATE BEING POOR!!!:cry 
     
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    Ha! I just stumbled upon it on TCP yesterday and ordered the Grand Max one. I already have the Prof one for Fort Max, so now they’ll have different weapons.
     
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    Count me among the disappointed for the multi-mode gun's cancellation, not even including the characteristic sight scope as an add-on part seeing as this version doesn't need the armour part also seems a bit of an extra cheap move to me.
    Good job I have the PE Titans Cannon already, if I had waited on the DK-03 version I'd be highly disappointed.
     
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    The original modular design was interesting, this suits me better. As soon as I saw the orange Scorponok gun, I knew I wanted a couple of red ones for my Metroplex to dual wield.
     
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    Haven't gotten my copy of PE's Titans Cannon yet, though it IS en route

    Just saw the listings for these pop up on BBTS, wondering what the heck re: timing
    But I suppose timing makes sense if they're just re-uses of the DNA Scorponok gun

    I'd be really interested to see pics if anyone has Heisenberg & Titans Cannon side by side
    Or better yet dual wielded

    Wondering if I may have backed the wrong horse?
     
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    The Heisenberg is the more G1-toy accurate (slavishly so, although I don't count that as a negative; others might). Personally, it'd be my pick if I had him, but mainly because it's cheaper than PE's.

    In some ways, the PE rifle better suits the 'upgraded' vibe that Titans Return Fortress Maximus tries to achieve - you just have to be willing to shell out more for it (on the plus side, if you decided to sell it later, it would likely retain it's value and easily cover the cost of one of the other guns). For this reason, I think you made the right choice.

    The DNA one looks to be neither expensive, nor particularly G1; it just is. The most helpful thing about it is that it would allow those who missed out on the other two to give Maxy some kind of rifle - I mean COME ON Hasbro; even the box-art has TR FM wielding one!!!

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    Sadly, I think the Electronics got it cut by swallowing budget, and though I've been critical of the SFX before in hindsight though he may be more monosyllabic than Metroplex, 'Plex doesn't have certain unique sounds unlocked by each mode type/Titan Master phase. Though I did at one point hope he'd get a Legend class "Targetmaster" like CW Shockwave as that updated not-quite-G1 just a bit of homage design on the box is a neat design, or that at least one 3P would do a version based on it. Heck, I'd probably still pick up a box-art accurate take on it, 3P or official now!
     
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    evenstaves you maverick renegade

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    Man looking at that boxart again, it's a bit misleading they presented him so chonky, when really his fig is lean-lookin'

    A nice thick FortMax like the boxart, would be p fun
     
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    Yeah, I'll bite on this one for the $20 shipped that BBTS is asking, lol
     
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