DNA Design DK-07 Upgrade Kit for POTP Predaking

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  1. Crim

    Crim Well-Known Member

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    No, but Ultraman Zoffy has some 3D printed adapters that look amazing on POTP Predaking (to me, at least).
    Heavy/Scratch: - New Product: "PredaRex" Adapters for POTP Predaking
     
  2. Markatron

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    Does this kit fit on the WJ version?
     
  3. RyanCharlie

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    There's quite a bit of remolding on the WJ. The hands don't work with it and I think DIvebomb is hard to fit as well.
     
  4. MaximusPrime2002

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    So my kit came in the other day, and I have some thoughts.

    So the positives. The wings look fantastic, and the vertical movements (same axis as the feathers) is nice and solid. The sword looks amazing and is way bigger than I thought it'd be. The hands on their own look great. The back filler part adds some nice stability, and the waist bulk parts look great. And the shoulder ratchets work amazing, and were pretty fun to install.

    Now for the bads. First off a number of QC issues. Both of the tab slots on one of the wing struts are warped and indented, meaning it will never be able to tab in. (Thank god the mushroom peg has enough friction to keep it up) The tabs in the waist bulkers are slightly bent inward, making them very hard to tab in, and I'll probably never take them out. And the back and forth joint in the wings (the flappy flappy motion) is loose. One wing more than the other. And the handle to one of the spikes that plugs into the sword handle was bent and had stress marks. I feel lucky I was able to plug it in without breaking it, and I'm definitely never taking it out.

    And then the non QC issues. Of which I really only have one. While the upgraded shoulder joints feel amazing, and are perfectly capable of holding up the sword, the unmodified bicep swivel, elbow joint, and to an extent the wrist swivel, all struggle to hold up the massive weapon. I'm only able to put it in a few poses I've tried where one part of the arm doesn't hurl itself one way or the other under the weight of the blade.

    All in all, I do like the set, but I do have problems with it. This kit makes Predaking into an amazing display piece. And that disappoints me. When I first got PoTP Predaking for Christmas, I almost instantly fell in love with the set. I was able to look past it's numerous flaws because of just how fun it was. It was a set I loved to play with and photograph.

    And after putting the set on, I will admit it looks stunning. But now I'm afraid to play with it. And that makes me sad.
     
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    AbaddonPrime Destroyer of Paychecks

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    Does anyone know if/when more will be in stock? I took too long to decide I wanted this and now everywhere is sold out.
     
  6. daimchoc

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    AbaddonPrime Destroyer of Paychecks

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  8. daimchoc

    daimchoc TFW2005 Supporter

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  9. RyanCharlie

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    It seems to take DNA ages to re-release their products so you best buy it while you can from whatever source has it.
     
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    AbaddonPrime Destroyer of Paychecks

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    That's what i was wondering. Thanks. I guess I'll have to suck it up and pay more.
     
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    Good thing I waited. BBTS has them back in stock.
     
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    can the DNA Hands hold the WieJiang Predaking Sword?
     
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    Is anyone making adapters to fit these parts onto the WJ version? At least the hands?
     
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    Finally bought this and received it today. I like the overall aesthetic it adds to the figure. The hands are great and have all the articulation DNA always provides in their hand sets. The giant wings look awesome. The reversed screw holes aren't really that noticeable to me, especially since PK is on the top shelf on display. The plug in for the tail piece was mounted backwards, so I had to remove the hinge pin and reverse the plug. As I was doing that one of the thruster pieces popped off. It fit back together just fine but I'll need to add a small drop of glue at some point to keep it there. The side pieces really do help fill out the figure on the sides of the abdomen. The sword fits together very well on my copy. It could be a little bit smoother in fitting together, but I'm happy with it. I'd say a solid 4 out of 5 stars. If you've taken the time to invest in reprolabels then you might as well cap the figure off with this set.
     
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  16. LunchBox26

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    And then get the labels for this set too!
     
  17. XXLMagnus

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    Did Reprolabels do a separate set for the upgrade itself?
     
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    I got mine today from BBTS. My tail piece was assembled backwards as well. I was able to pop the pin out and correct it. Kinda irritating but whatever.

    It really makes Predaking a stunning display piece.
     
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    I just want the waist-filler-guns. Anybody looking to part with them or know where to find them?