Kingdom Ark

Discussion in 'Transformers Feedback & Reviews' started by megatroptimus, Jul 20, 2021.

  1. Mondochuk

    Mondochuk Well-Known Member

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    Mine is actually the same way. I FINALLY got the top gray piece to tab oil, but the back is split open and won’t go together.
    All the slots are aligned as far as I can tell, it just doesn’t want to go together and stay leading to the split you show in the back of the ship.
     
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  2. jaws

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    Made sure everything aligned, stayed together for a few minutes, then pop goes the Ark! :deadhorse: :horse: 
     
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  3. cyberpredicus

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    Any pics of the ark in bot mode next to Jetfire in not mode? My parents are curious.
     
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  5. cyberpredicus

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    Thanks, that's a cool comparison, I can't wait to get my Ark.
     
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  6. BlastOff682

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    So I wanted to give my feedback on this guy, so far I like him. He gives a lot of play value that the other titans dont really have for me, given there isnt much you can do with base modes. However a giant spaceship is way more fun. I know his official name is just Ark, but I like to headcanon that this is Autonomous Maximus who went into a deep slumber and disguised itself as teletraan-1, and would reactivate when all hope for the autobots had been lost. His headsculpt while it's supposed to be the last autobot also reminds me of hot rod for some reason.
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    The Ship mode is nice too, big and chunky. I love how simple is to transform back and forth, hes like a giant deluxe figure.

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    Mainframe is a nice bonus to this set, Its cool we get a nod to an obscure Action master character, not only that but he also turns into Teletraan-1.
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    Overall, this is a great set and I'm glad that I got ahold of this guy.
     
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  7. Nemesis Scourge

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    Totally honest here... I was kinda scared opening my Ark up today because of all the reports about the ship mode being floppy.

    Boy, I must be a lucky guy! I transformed him several times to ship mode and the back section connects tightly - but I must admit not all pegs stay in connected all the time. Still, it holds together.

    Kinda have to work on the ramp section though. The lower peg does not want to connect as much as I would like it to.
     
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  8. Metroplex[IH]

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    I was never able to get mine to work, so I returned him. Bought another one - same issues. Asked a buddy of mine to mess with it because his had no problems and he couldn’t figure it out either. So I checked the date codes - his was 10831#; mine was 11031 (no “#”) trying to figure out if there was a factory issue; mine came after his (if I’m reading the date correctly, his was manufactured in March, mine in June). But the “#” is particularly of interest to me (the font was also different).

    At any rate, what is YOUR date code? You can find it on the left bottom corner of the box or the ass of the robot.

    Thank you!
     
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    I just realized you’d already given me this! Thank you. I DO wonder if it was a batch issue. I’m going to stay away from anything in the 110’s as that was where the two I grabbed were from!
     
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    found mine earlier this evening along with commander class rodimus. (the little kingdom soundwave was found the night before) All at Target.

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  11. Digilaut

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    Do you still have your latest Ark copy or did you end up returning it as well? Same here, no amount of aligning solved the issue for me.

    Anyway, I posted an easy fix a couple pages back that instantly solved mine (and apparently someone else's as well). It just involves cutting/shaving some bits off the soft grey tabs. I'm going to dig up my box to see what my batch # was.
     
  12. peteynorth

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    Six pages in, and no robot to robot pics with another Titan? Yes, there's Trypticon menacing the Ark, but I haven't seen any shots of The Last Autobot standing with other big guys.
     
  13. GAUGE

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    that's because that kind of thing is a pain in the ass. :lol  only reason I haven't done it yet personally is because all my stuff is put away. I really don't feel like digging it all out just to take a single photo. but...that's just me. Apologies my friend. :) 

    Edit: okay, just for you I was at least able to get the only one that matters since the ark is closest in height to Omega Supreme.

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    Also, on another note:

    I really hope DNA Designs makes a kit for The Ark. He's in desperate need of the Leg Panels to hide the giant gaps when in shuttle mode. Also needs it's missing 5th Rocket Booster. He most definately needs much much better fully articulated hands. the hands are just bad all around sadly. Above all he also needs a more improved head/neck for proper articulation. I'm wondering if all the budget went to commander class rodimus or something. and for fuck's sake give him an actual weapon of some kind.

    but yeah to be 100% perfect, like they did with Scorponok, DNA needs to give the ark some much much needed love and attention.

    Make no mistake. I frickin' love my ark. when I first got it out of it's box i was an 8 year old all over again. Here I am at 45 and just absolutely happy and excited to have the ARK finally.

    I just felt Hasbro could have invested a bit more time and effort into giving us more articulation in the head and hands. (at the very least) especially in 2021.
     
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  15. smf2045

    smf2045 Aficionado of Combiners

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    For some reason, I honestly thought (or maybe I was just hoping) that Ark would be bigger.

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    The ship mode is neat, but the leading edge panels on the starship mode keep popping off when I try to lift the canopy or convert him.

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    If you take Mainframe out, you can stuff a couple of Core Class figures in the cockpit. I have no use for those micro-figures. IMHO, they are just tiny pieces to lose.

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    His boarding ramp can also accommodate Core Class figures. Wish we had more Autobot Core Classes.

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    Mainframe, the Golden Disks, and Sky Spy are nice little additions.

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    The robot mode looks cool and had a very wide footprint, making it quite stable. Articulation is good, too. I keep wishing that Mainframe converted into a weapon or something for Ark to hold. I ended up giving Ark Wingfinger as sort of a short sword or sai.

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    My issues with this figure:
    - Leading edge panels in ship mode pop off if you look at them wrong.
    - No handheld weapons.
    - Very few usable hardpoints in either mode to attach weapons or Wepaonizers to.
    - Hands don't accommodate weapons for T30th Metroplex or TR Fortress Maximus, and certainly don't fit 5mm pegs.
    - The blast effects don't stay plugged in to his engines.
    - The little gun turrets don't rotate or elevate and most of them are pointed the wrong way in robot mode to be useful there.
    - No base mode or ramp attachments to interact with the AIRlock system.

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    So while I'm glad to own it, Ark is probably my least favorite of the Autobot Titan Class figures. It's not a bad figure, but it's full of missed opportunities and cut corners, IMO. I don't see as much play value in this one as I do the combiner and base-bots.
     
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    Not to meantion he has zero connection points for city ramps/platforms.
     
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  17. Racer_J

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    It's taken forever to realize what the hands remind me of. They remind me of the really old Toybiz ML hands but somehow worse.

    I know I've seen The Ark's hand aesthetic and articulation on something else though, I just can't figure out what. Whatever it is might have more articulation but, I either own or have owned something that has that type of rounded tip for the thumb and digits on an articulated hand.
     
  18. Chaos Muffin

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    Did a swap with a some dude on facebook who was selling a few for store cost. For my spare $40 Ollie’s Tryp.
    (He still got called a scalper 100 times for the favors , go fig)

    Could tell he was a true fan , which was important since I never had one rip me off. He quickly came through.

    I’m a bit meh on him at the moment, but he’ll grow on me since it’s nice to have an Ark with hotdog thumbs & Teletran 1 now.

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  19. cyberpredicus

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    Can someone post a picture of the blast effects that come with this behemoth please, I just want to make sure he came with all of them. Thank you.
     
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  20. Mister D

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    Ark exchange is done. Opening Ark 2.0. Fingers crossed.
     
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