Kingdom Ark

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

  1. T4mercustomz

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    Well add me to the shredded shoulder club.

    He’s fine. It’s fine. I’d rather have had something really different. This was a completely new character. They really could have tried anything new yet it’s just sort of a skinny bore.

    Mainframe is good. He needs his G1 Colors.
     
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    Finally found one today. I’m not generally a fan of the big guys (space hogs) but I had to have the Ark. It does not disappoint! Ark mode looks killer and isn’t too big to be swooshable. Transformation is simple but has enough “oh neat” moments to make it fun, like the arm and leg panels that automatically slide into place.

    Bot mode looks so cool, I love the overall aesthetic and the head sculpt. It is almost too big to play with but still really fun to pose. For someone who loves ratchets, this thing is a smorgasbord of clicky goodness. I just wish his head was at least on an up/down hinge (with ratchets!).

    No other complaints really. The gaps in alt mode don’t bother me in hand. Alt mode holds together well. I seem to have gotten lucky in that regard.

    Mainframe is really awesome too. I’m a little fatigued with vehicle alt modes so I always appreciate a good “thing” alt mode and what better thing than Teletran 1? No issues with him at all, joints are good, he holds together perfectly in all modes. Even the big computer panel on his back is charming instead of irksome. If they release another one painted in his G1 colors I will buy that as well.

    Overall, fully satisfied and excited with this release. Hasbro was 100% on my wavelength this time.
     
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  3. Lazerwave

    Lazerwave My Most Prized Treasure

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    Never intended to get Autobot Ark. I only wanted the Golden Disks. Give me at least 3 more reasons to get the Ark.
     
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    I’ll send you a disk
     
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    Lazerwave My Most Prized Treasure

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    Just one?
     
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    I really like the way he came out. Ratchets are a little scary and I can’t get that gray top piece to tab in without popping out. Other than that he’s really cool. I got in the third party gap fillers for the sides. Only covers the main gaps but those are the only ones that really bother me.

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    I'm really hoping that a third party, maybe DNA does a better ratchet system for Ark. I took out the bits from mine to prevent them from just being stripped, but gravity just isn't enough.
    Also hopeful they'll do some gap fillers, but those above look really good.
     
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    Has Toyhax announced plans to make labels for this? I’d love a set that adds details to the bridge and Teletran 1, among other things.
     
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  9. Megatronwp38

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    Where did you get the fillers from?
     
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    I don't have my Ark yet, is it possible to disassemble the shoulders and access the springs?

    I ask because I remember reports of Trypticon's ratchets being too strong, and people would either cut them or compress them over and over until they "loosened up".
     
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    So how does Dinobot hold the Golden Disks? They mentioned they were compatible with him but I feel like I'm dumb sitting here trying to figure it out. :lol 
     
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    he loosely grips them in his closed hands
     
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  13. LinkNZ

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    Oh, my one doesn't even remotely hold one. :(  Was hoping there was a 'proper' way to connect it after they mentioned about it in the blurb.
     
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    Had we gotten that in the first place I would have been in enthusiastically in. As is, even at discount I’m really uncertain.
     
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    I was curious about it myself. I can't find a way for Dinobot to hold it in any way that gravity won't immediately cause a disc to fall out - HOWEVER, in his dino mode, it is possible to wedge a disc between two fingers, so he is capable of holding them as a velociraptor.
     
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    Got these from my friend @djjetstorm. I only needed the tower filler. but he tossed in the thruster.

    All in all I like all of the parts. Once I paint the 5th thruster it'll be boss I hope.

    Considering the 5th thruster splits apart for robot mode and is still able to hold a blast effect in alt mode says something about the 3d printed quality.

    It's pretty damned good. Very close the what the official Ark Thrusters. Ever sharper and more crisp to be honest.

    The kits are sold out now apparently but...they were pretty cool. :) 
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    There are no springs. I took mine apart and found his ratchets were plastic tabs with the ratchet point on them. For some reason that point goes very deep into the cog spaces on the arms and shoulders.
    I went ahead and removed mine. Gravity holds okay, but I'm hoping for a third party solution. In the meantime my Ark stays a ship.
     
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    on www.Tfsafari.com

    They are also on eBay.
     
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    Terrorsaur is coming with a disc.
     
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