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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    So I've been looking at the new fillers for the ark, and while they look rather tempting, the prices are finally hitting me where it hurts.

    Specifically this one, the "top" that covers up the bare section with the gray panel.

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    Those look like hinges so maybe it folds in on itself for bot mode but it's not clear. What is clear to me is that at ~$50 it's gonna be a couple paychecks before I can get it, and I'm concerned that it just kinda sits there.

    So I was thinking, would anyone be able to redesign it for 3D print with additional hinges so it folds up to look like a version of the Autobot Shuttle?

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    I think that way it would enhance the play value and add some functionality that would make it worth the price tag.

    Thoughts?
     
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  2. Max Tower

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    The shuttle from Beast Wars would be a fun accessory to have.

    I asked some questions of the sellers they say that it folds up and along with the new mid point side-flank fillers it all stores in the chest where Mainframe goes usually.

    I wish I'd bought it myself last week - but Likewise I think i'll let it sit a bit before I buy it - maybe see if someone gets it and shows what the fiinish is like - I have no objection to the colours of the rear wing fillers so like that would be fine with me.

    I wonder when an underside filler will appear :/
     
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  3. triKlops

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    In agreement with you both. I got the crawler/ stand with no hesitation, as i thought it added a strong base for display to it and was a good idea in functionality.
    I got the flank add ons and fin fillers as i thought it gave some needed bulk and nice use of available space.
    I would like this filler as well but it doesn't seem to me at least, that it is a value/ necessary for the price point.
    Good idea, yeah; worth it in the long run for the price, not quite sure yet.
     
  4. ziltama

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

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    Let's not have any more scale discussion, which is for other way-too-long threads.

    TFSafari listed the other Juqi Ark sets. Still expensive but cheaper than what's seen on eBay. The hands are barely cheaper but the other sets have more savings.
    【Incoming】Juqi Toys JQ03 Gap Fillers for WFC-K30 Titan Class Autobot Ark Upgrade Kit
    【Incoming】Juqi Toys JQ03B Gap Fillers for WFC-K30 Titan Class Autobot Ark Upgrade Kit
    【Incoming】Juqi Toys JQ03C Fully Articulated Hands for WFC-K30 Titan Class Autobot Ark Upgrade Kit
     
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  5. Robots78

    Robots78 Robotanist

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    Ironhide: Nonnef gun, Robots78 wheels, eBay feet and gap fillers, Reprolabels (grill and Autobot emblem)
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  6. John TL

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    Interesting. I didn’t realize Ultra Magnus is suppose to be that tall either. I think the only thing that bothers me about the leg extension is that it affects the alt mode look so much. It would be too expensive, but one thing I like about the 115 Utopia YYW-11 Upgrade Kit is that it doesn’t affect the alt mode.
     
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  7. Pcsolyar

    Pcsolyar JaAm Connoisseur

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    If you can get a DNA kit that isn't bad (win the QC lotto), the legs transform to let the core robot and alt mode have regular sized legs again.
     
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  8. blazemongr

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    Looks amazing. Hasbro really should’ve just upgraded these two to Voyager class so more of that stuff could be included.
     
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  9. Fenrys

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    Are there any forearm fillers for Collaborative Maverick?
     
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  10. Rakzo

    Rakzo Peruvian Transformers Fan

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    Nobody has made hands with wrist swivels for Siege Chromia right? I feel like that should be such an easy and obvious upgrade that would make the mould much better.
     
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  11. ziltama

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

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    No and not in the swivel you want.
     
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  12. JJJ

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    So, anyone else notice that there are now rumours of Voyager-class Ratchet and Ironhide in the SS86 line...? :) 
     
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  13. Fenrys

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    Those rumors have been around for a few months
     
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  14. Hooper_X

    Hooper_X i buy characters not collectibles

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    So you might as well 3P the fuck out of the Earthrise ones, lol.

    The minute a ST86 Ironhide is announced, I'm rattlecanning the fuck out of Earthrise.
     
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  15. Phoebvs

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    Don't be so rushy, SS'86 Voyager Ironhide could be the same as SS'86 Leader Starscream: WFC re-release with extra accessories. SS'86 Arcee is already rumored as a repaint at best.
     
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  16. Rakzo

    Rakzo Peruvian Transformers Fan

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    Leakers say is a brand new mould.
     
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  17. Max Tower

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    You can get some open casual hands that look nicer that the default- but no - not ones that rotate.
     
  18. Fenrys

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    Leakers, even credible ones, have been wrong in the past. Best not to put absolute faith in them and wait for actual images
     
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  19. Hooper_X

    Hooper_X i buy characters not collectibles

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    Maybe, but if I can get a replacement for ER for $30, I'm way less gun shy about permanently altering the one I already have in-hand, you know? I already have Ratchet and Ironhide with van modes that I find generally acceptable. I feel no real desire to buy the duo again just so they can look a little closer to the animation models that I don't care that hard about anyway. My Ratchet has a red helmet with white crest, damn it!
     
  20. Terradives

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    Has there been a gap filler for earth rise or kingdom prowl? I’m talking arms and hopefully legs