General Upgrade Kits Thread

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

  1. Fenrys

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

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    I'll find out in person hopefully by end of week.
     
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    Eventually they will. Below is ToyHax response:
    "Regarding ER Ratchet and Prowl, there's a very good chance they will appear in an upcoming release. We do our best to put out as many sets as possible, but designing them takes time when there are so many figures being released and demand from the community is high."
     
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    Only thing I've noticed about the store so far is that the product images cut off the top and bottoms of the pictures, so if there's text on them some of it gets cut off. Overall though the site looks good
     
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  5. Hooper_X

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    I would be shocked if they don't, especially since they've already got the cutlines from ER Ratchet and Siege Ironhide to work from.

    I get the vibe that the last year or so has been especially touch-and-go for them as a company - IIRC it's a side gig run out of a professional print shop, and that field got smacked down pretty hard by COVID, as a lot of the little day-to-day stuff that keeps a print shop going (church bulletins, programs (for funerals or school recitals or things like that), local marketing materials, etc.) wasn't happening for obvious reasons.
     
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  6. Maximus Danz

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    Nice!

    BTW, I just saw you 3 way airlock design... I'm no longer selling my Micromasters, that was literally what I needed. I'm gonna wait and see if you throw up Jazz's nunchucks and then order.
     
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  7. Beauman

    Beauman Prisencolinensinainciusol. All right.

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    Funny you should mention that, I just got them up maybe 5-10 minutes ago!
     
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    I just realized why those look so familiar. I actually have printed a set of them, you can buy the files to print them here: Feet and wheels for Earthrise Ironhide

    Looking at the listing, and at the pictures, they are exactly the same. I would hope that they got permission from the original designer to sell them, but I don't know. What I do know is that they have absolutely no heel support, I can't get Ironhide to stand with them installed unless he is leaning forward by a large amount, to the point that he's basically looking down. That is the only problem with them, otherwise they work wonderfully, but since the figure staying standing is kind of important, I wouldn't recommend these.

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    The toes swivel around.
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  11. Fenrys

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    Lack of heel support is definitely a deterrent to buying these
     
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  12. ziltama

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

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    This isn't a new kit, but sweetmall-1 is listing a partial repaint of a Tim Heada miner kit for Netflix Megatron. The matrix holder is obviously not a part of the kit (which would be nice to have as a separate add-on).
    Foot Sole Upgrade Kit For Siege Earthrise Ironhide/Ratchet/SG Ratchet In Stock! | eBay

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    That's good to know. I guess we'll see if they made any adjustments in this version. If anything, I thought it would lean forward by looking at the design.
     
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    That's a shame, because they look beautiful.
    If nothing better comes along from Go-better or ZBX I'll be getting these anyway and see if I can get them to look somewhat decent with some dynamic posing.
     
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    I guess this would fit here? :)  Go Better GX-06B kit for Inferno:

     
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    Wish I had known about the heel problem before I ordered a Ratchet set last week.
     
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    Here's Another upgrade kit, for Beast Wars Megatron :) 

     
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    anyone heard of the Ecarke 10pcs Sl-88 The Upgrade Kits for Siege Earthrise Base Mode Connecting Plate. is it any good?
     
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    Shattered Trousers That thing Ratchet needed.

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    If what you're asking about is Shockwave Lab SL-88, and I think you are, yes they are very good!

    Unlike any Shockwave Lab kit I've ever encountered before, these connector pieces are injection molded just like a retail toy.
    This means they are sturdy to play with and they are an excellent addition to your Micromaster bases/Modulators.

    I've got six packs of ten and they're all top notch!

    ~L~
     
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    Got my Ironhide Utopia Feet in, can't recommend this set enough.

    Was a bit surprised to discover the feet partsform via tabs instead of being mounted on a swivel, but considering the roofshield thing, small potatoes really.

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  20. ziltama

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

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    Has anyone tried the Shockwave Lab Jetfire missiles kit and their original non-LED blast effects kit for 3mm pegs?