DNA Design DK-44 SS-102 ROTB Optimus Prime Upgrade Kit

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by Operative294, Jul 28, 2023.

  1. optimusprimeroc

    optimusprimeroc Well-Known Member

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    Has anyone figured out what the 4 little grey pieces in the first image are for?
     
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    Plugs for the end of the weapons. I wonder when we'll see the DK-43 in hand, Not thrilled with that one, the new shoulders look worse than I was hoping.
     
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    Just got the upgrade kit today (and already took the liberty of painting the feet).

    Everything from the waist up works great, the shoulders, the weapons- all very easy to install as well. The tab system they did for the weapons is a bit funky, where the little peg that slides through the weapons leaves a tiny hole when not in use, but it's fine. My biggest issues lie with everything they did to the legs, the articulation feels restricted compared to before, with the knees now only bending to a little shy of 90 degrees and (despite now having a toe bend) the feet not moving as much forward or back due to lack of clearance.

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  4. Autobrat Leader

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    The legs and feet only move that much in the original configuration as well. Your pics look about as limber as my copy.
     
  5. Viosi

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    There is a noticeable stopping point when it comes to the knees, just those couple degrees less with the kit installed. But for the feet, yeah the difference is more on the negligible end and can be easily worked around with the toe bend.
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  6. Shmoptimus Prime

    Shmoptimus Prime Za Warudo!

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    Think any modding could help these small issues? I do love the look of the kit, although I'm really not sure if the new foot configuration looks any better for truck mode.
     
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    hopefully i can combine the go better kit with these arm pieces.
     
  8. OptimusTarzan

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    Wait. So this is out already? Bbts still says preorder.
     
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    Really hoping I can find the shoulder upgrades on their own. I prefer the Go Better solution for his legs/feet and don't care for the rest of his accessories.
     
  10. ziltama

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

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    BBTS and TFSource are the absolute last places to get DNA stuff. Like, way way way behind by months. Smaller mom and pop shops in the US would get them in sooner by months.

    Some more reputable places that get in DNA stuff sooner in the US are Toyarena and The Chosen Prime. There's no set pattern for which one gets sets in sooner

    Otherwise, you can order off eBay, Aliexpress, or other sites like Robotkingdom, ShowZ, or TF Direct at (significantly) higher pricing and slower shipping (but still beat BBTS by months).

    If you're into the Chinese exclusive bonuses, you have to be careful who you order from. HK based sellers do not get the Chinese exclusive bonuses either.

    The DK-44 Chinese exclusive bonuses are the blue and purple versions of the bladed weapons.
     
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    Just had an email from Bombusbee asking for balance payment
     
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    Just got mine from ShowZ
     
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    Balance request from ShowZ
     
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    So I might mix and match this kit with the GUO kit on eBay. I like the truck back, exhaust stacks and feet from it, but the guns, shoulders and fifth wheel from this kit. I feel like between them both it's the perfect Prime.
     
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    Shipped from Bombusbee
     
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    What did you use to color his feet?
     
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    Dang, guess I am just going to use shoulder pieces and weapons from this kit. I don’t want to sacrifice the figure’s leg articulations just to be compatible with Earthrise trailer in vehicle mode.
     
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    A mix of Black and Silver posca paint pens
     
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  19. Pixelmaster

    Pixelmaster >implying toys are good

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    Lmao this kit is a joke dawg
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  20. Jhund

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    Not exactly in love with the kit , honestly they could’ve at least painted the feets .

    As mentioned above , 2 lefts doesn’t make a right cannon.
    Also the smokestacks swivel gimmick is very loose on my copy of the kit, it keeps swivelling out of position. But the shoulder replacements and rest of the weapons are great .

    Their Noah sucks , it’s just this mostly unpainted grey drab of a thing with red painted chest window. Makes 86 grimlock’s wheelie looks good in comparison IMG_3738.jpeg IMG_3649.jpeg IMG_3651.jpeg IMG_3652.jpeg IMG_3674.jpeg IMG_3675.jpeg IMG_3676.jpeg IMG_3677.jpeg IMG_3707.jpeg IMG_3708.jpeg IMG_3710.jpeg
     
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