General Upgrade Kits Thread

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by ziltama, Nov 30, 2020.

  1. kronatron

    kronatron Well-Known Member

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    Thanks @Pcsolyar , yup that's the one. More and more these days I'm getting the upgrade kit before I even have the figure itself, lol. It seemed a bit pricey but it does give the figure a better profile so it's worth it I guess.

    I've been looking at @MegaMoonMan 's leg panels for the ark. They look very well done and certainly tick all the right boxes as far as I'm concerned . I really like this design but he's not selling finished pieces ATM. The files are available on Cults but I don't have a 3D printer. Anyone willing to print a few and organize a group-buy (if MMM approves, that is)?

    I also recall someone designing an upgrade for the middle thruster but I haven't seen anything on Ebay for it. Any news on this?
     
  2. Bob Schoonover

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    That Rodimus air conditioner unit seems almost entirely superfluous, poorly color matched, and overpriced, and yet I still might get it. I may have some issues
     
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    It looks like the USPS might be "padding" ETA dates. The CA to TX shipment arrived today as did the OK to TX shipment that UPS handed off to the USPS.
     
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  4. ziltama

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

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    The Jurassic set turned out disappointing for a variety of reasons. JP93 is a gap-tastic mess. Tyrannocon Rex has some QC blunders, in particular, the dino eyes.

    Wonder if Go Better will release a set of their gap fillers for T. Rex, although I can find matching paints if they don't. A gap filler set for JP93 could easily exceed the cost of a normal Deluxe figure.

    I don't even see any Asian listings for the Jurassic set on eBay, just US scalper listings and one from Canada. I guess if it's not seeing an Asian release, then I won't expect kits from the usual suspects anytime soon.

    Anyhow,

    Wonderfullys listed more kits shipped from US:
    Items for sale by wonderfullys | eBay

    Koaoao also listed more kits (they only ship from US):
    Items for sale by koaoao | eBay

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    Leg filler and chest stabilizer parts for Waspinator
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    Mechanical Skull Studio posted a picture of a SS86 Grimlock crown
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    Yikes, that's an unauthorized version of our Waspinator leg filler :/
     
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  6. ziltama

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

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    Go Better posted stock photos of their Kingdom Sideswipe kit. Pre-orders should be going up on the usual suspects soon. Sweetmall already listed a pre-sale.
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    The A/C unit for Rodimus is a great idea, just not this specific one. A bit smaller would've been just fine. That said, if it's the only option, it's better than nothing and might fix a lot of people's trailers plus gives a new accessory to boot. I don't see anything inherently wrong with it other than size/price.
     
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  9. ziltama

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

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    There's a Pipes gap fillers set showing up on eBay but is a repaint of the Tim Heada set, not the better (and more expensive) Go Better set.
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    Jokes aside, seems like a neat idea.
     
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    Nice! I’ve been waiting for this one, so I can just order it and the Red Alert one at the same time.
     
  12. Optimus1138

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    Looks pretty good, looks like they color-matched him a lot better than the Red Alert kit. I'll still want to wait and see what ZX comes up with though, I like the cannon and spoiler but I wouldn't care about the gap filler parts.
     
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    The Go Better sideswipe kit looks nice - but I do feel that they still missed a few gaps such as the slots in the inner legs, the holes under his arms.

    I'll have to do some asking around and see if they can be pursuaded to sell the arm fillers on their own for all your siege toys and for Gigawatt as well. It would be a bit silly if I have to buy so many multiple kits for every single figure.

    I'm very curious to see how those arm covered work in the vehicle mode though.
     
  14. Pcsolyar

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    Glad to see the Sideswipe kit is coming, the Red Alert kit doesn't fit with my limb-swapped one
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    I do wish I could just get the little fillers. I have the other kit for my Huffer but the lack of small gap fillers bothers me. Yes, I realize I'm addicted but at least it's not to illicit or illegal drugs.
     
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    "One man's toy money is another man's beer or cigarette money." - One of my older friends, a career comic dealer, whenever I get self aware of my toy habit.
     
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  18. ziltama

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

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    Koaoao added a US listing of the Shockwave Lab Optimus Primal shield. They listed the Wreck Gar accessories earlier. Don't see one of the Unicron maw lights yet.
    Shockwave Lab SL-117 The Blast Shield For Kingdom Optimus Primal Weapon Shield | eBay

    Wonderfullys is adding an extra Matrix Workshop blaster to their Go Better Kingdom Sideswipe listing.
    New Weapon Shoulder Gun Filler Tail Spoiler Upgrade Kit For Kingdom Sideswipe | eBay

    TFSafari added some of the more recent kit releases.

    Go Better has only done spoilers for the Siege Sideswipe molds.

    Is your stuff behind a paywall?
     
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  20. TFXProtector

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    Speaking of Upgrade Kits... What the heck happened to Perfect Effect? For the longest time, they were the go-to even beating out FansProject in a lot of ways, and now they're more or less just gone. (I know one part of them went legit and is making their own transforming figures line, some kind of Mad Max-like thing I believe.)
     
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