DNA Design DK-27 MPM-12 upgrade kit

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  1. Rob

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    Oh yeah super cool. I like the GOOD light piping. I think i'll enjoy it. It's just going to make him a bit taller which means finding a corresponding Megatron may be tough.
     
  2. ziltama

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    DNA Design is getting accused again of stealing another group's work for this one.
    Sina Visitor System

    你们dna这么缺设计师吗,台湾代购买我的猫耳朵配件没几天就放黑影图,真就这么不要脸直接照搬呗现在彩图出来了,不能说毫无关系,只能说一模一样

    They were last accused of stealing the ZX/MSS SS86 Jazz kit.
     
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    I just noticed that the new thighs basically prevent any locking points between the truckbed and cab, so everything depends on the hip joints now.
    While I do love the new thighs, MPM12s biggest positive in truck mode is that he's as solid as a rock. Hoping the new hip joints hold up. Very excited for the eventual reviews.
     
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    Even if true and they did the original design, one robber is accusing another robber of stealing?
     
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    I'm one of those people who actually like MPM-12, but I may still pick up this kit (or not, if the allegations it's based on a stolen design is true). However...

    The front stripe isn't silver, it's white with silver on the edges to replicate wear and tear on the paint. The problem is that it cuts off along the panel line instead of extending to the side panel

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    that’s what I thought! Either way, it still does look off just cutting off at the panel like that
     
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    The Go Better kit from TFsafari has solid plastic smokestacks that rotate between modes.
     
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    I would care of that group bothered to make a openly available kit at the same price or less as DNA. Otherwise meh, doubt they stole anything unless you gave out models. Having similar ideas also isn’t stealing…
     
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    Ordered, even though I have no idea when my MPM-12 I pre-ordered from AmiAmi will arrive.
     
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    Holy crap, this made this mold go from third rate to rivaling threezero!
     
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    No clue what's going on with the TT release. I had originally ordered it through Hobby Search, but they sent out e-mails quite some time ago that the item would be "indefinitely postponed", with a relisting to come at a later date, but there's been no further word on that.

    So I'm placing a pre-order for this on BBTS just in case, but I'm still not entirely sure how I'm going to source the actual figure. So at least I can cancel the BBTS order at any time, if the worst comes to pass and I don't get one.

    Honestly, I'm not hugely enamoured with BB Optimus, anyways. If I can get him, great. But if I don't, I won't be particularly crushed.
     
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    Those are some nice upgrades!

    The alt mode is still half-finished, but it would probably take a new design from scratch to fix that. This kit looks like it goes a long way towards addressing most of the worst specific issues.
     
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    I thought about ordering it when it pop up on Target, but figure I can wait for it (pretty much all my amiami orders are being pushed further back from their original date).
     
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    You could always just not install the thighs. You still getting better arms better hands a better head and the cat ear problem is resolved. I'm pretty sure each set of pierces are independent from one another and won't impact transformation.
     
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  16. Beast_Megatron

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    I have never bought one of these kits before, but this is tempting for the cat ears.

    How would one go about installing the new shoulders? Does this require surgical skills that I do not possess?
     
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    It’s either unscrewing screws or punching out pins. I’m guessing it’s mostly screws like their other kits.
     
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    It looks like the rod is there to punch out pins. Something like a hammer is required.
     
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    When I look at the head and see light piping is there, I just imagine PerspectiveEnd choosing the old head just for how much he hates Light Piping
     
  20. Ed Eff

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    This is nice. But I cant figure out why you would buy a Hasbro product, that is sub par. Then buy an additional uograde kit.
    Why not just skip all that and buy a 3P or KO that fixes all this shoddy designs in one shot? Boggles the mind... PASS