General Upgrade Kits Thread

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

  1. ziltama

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

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    Yeah, pretty much. I don't want to compile a list of good or bad sellers (someone else can do that), and I have purposely purchased certain (non 3d printed) stuff from some of the copycat sellers without issues.

    Sweetmall / sugargirl on eBay are legit. I think zymodel is them on aliexpress.

    Usual warning sign is way too many color options. Edit: Another is addition of extra features like side pegs.
     
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    Already done:
    The list of GOOD EBAY SELLERS!

    And bad too:
    The list of BAD EBAY SELLERS!

    Bad is a LOT of pages, but good is smaller and you could search either one if you find a seller you're wondering about.
     
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    Added my 2 cents to the good sellers list :2c: , update pending on Wonders-TF. Might copy whatever I put for them into the bad sellers thread as well since they scammed me with a KO Dr. Wu set once.
     
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    Looking to get some kits, but never ordered from Tfsafari. Thoughts, feedback?
     
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    I've not used them for many upgrade kits so much as regular 3P figures, but I'd recommend them. The price for some kits is a bit higher than you could find elsewhere, but they ship pretty quickly and all of my items have arrived in great condition.
     
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    I use them all the time, they are quick and efficient, plus if you order four or more at a time you can use a discount code.

    Also you gain points for each amount you spend to discount on future purchases.
     
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  8. ziltama

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    Used to be my preferred stop for upgrade sets until I switched over to primarily eBay. They tend to get kits fairly late (weeks/months after other sellers) and don't carry as many sets compared to other sellers.

    They used to at least be cheaper than eBay but that's not generally the case anymore either. There was also some significant lag time in actually getting orders out.

    I don't dislike them, but I get better service from eBay these days. I still browse their site from time to time.

    My order history says I last used them in Fall 2022.
     
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  10. RinAldo

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    The 3D DIY upgrade kit for ROTB Nightbird is really cool! I love how the two katanas can be placed behind the robot's backpack (photo taken from my review published on the appropriate forum page)!

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    Ended up buying several kits from TFSafari, fingers crossed.
     
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  12. kmopotato

    kmopotato spends too much on this shit

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    Just got this in, it's filament and not resin so it's a bit more durable. Parts fit is extremely tight and it's printed in multiple colors, so it's not painted and won't wear off. Regretting jumping the gun so early since I wanted toy colors and finding out it's color printed means it's gonna be really nice.

    I'll combine it after work
     

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    They're a legit company, you don't haave anything to worry about. Their shipping can be slow, but most of the upgrades ship from China.
     
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  14. kmopotato

    kmopotato spends too much on this shit

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    Ok I lied,combined it real quick before work and just got around to my break to post pics

    If you have the foot filler kits it won't fit in, I'm gonna have to cut down these blocks to make it all work

    Parts like the ab ring like to fall apart but since it's filament abs it's very durable and similar to normal injection abs.

    The 5mm male ports on the print kit are bigger than 5mm due to flash so you need to sand them down. You get some extra pieces, I'm not sure what they're used for besides extender pegs

    With how nice the kit is overall, I wonder if this was based off a stolen factory prototype of the real mini armor set.

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  15. ziltama

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

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    I was concerned about the surface finish quality from the listings. Thanks. Looks pretty rough. Definitely going to pass.
     
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    I paid 5 bucks for the faster shipping option. Hope its not a rip off. I know it'll still take time, but hopefully not 3 months.
     
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    In my experience, if TFSafari has the product in stock, they'll ship the order out within a week.
     
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    The faster option really isn't. But it should still only take a couple of weeks at most.
     
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    Been trying to do some research, but haven't gotten any answers. Was there ever an upgrade kit for Thrilling 30 Arcee? One that maybe replaces her backpack like the one for Earthrise Arcee?
     
  20. ziltama

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

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    Yes. No.

    There was the Beelzeboss Iron Lady set that had a hunter sword for T30 Arcee.