KO OS GT Gravity Builder (Devastator)

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by Bystander, Nov 2, 2017.

  1. ultraman zoffy

    ultraman zoffy Well-Known Member

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    I use neodymium magnets for a lot of projects, and the sizes that would be needed to hold sections of OSGB together would definitely not be "tiny". =) Some areas could maybe be secured better with medium to large sized magnets, but overall his design is just straight up not meant for the scale it was oversized to. All of the little friction pegs and tabs on the figure are worthless for the task they were intended to perform, and the plastic Jinbao used is too soft to support the engineering and mechanics Generation Toy incorporated. It's a shame that GT is trying to release their original scaled GB with a new paint job instead of oversizing it themselves with their quality standards, as I honestly think it would easily go toe to toe with TW Constructor and sell really well. Hell, I'd easily buy a dialed Generation Toy OSGB over TW Constructor if I had to choose between the two.
     
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    Craigmcgowan1984 Devastatingly handsome

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    Anyone ever thought of petitioning jinbao to made improved joints and release them as an upgrade kit? Combined mode ratchets is the only thing I can think of I really need but I'm sure there is more lol
     
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    The problem with the figure is not just in the joints, unfortunately. A lot of the stock joints are actually strong (except maybe the shoulder ), but they overwhelm the design of the limb bots, which all fall apart every time you try to articulate the figure. Jinbao needs to learn to oversize tolerances and not just the toys when they do these OS KOs. They apply the same OS formula to all these combiners, but that doesn't work when these combiners are all coming from different companies and design philosophies. Still love their stuff though. Lol

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    When will these 3d parts be available to sell if your thinking of selling them
     
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    So I bit the bullet and bought set A, 'cause I really wanted this version of Scavenger for my MP shelf, and this set is becoming quite scarce. Bulldozer's going to storage, though.

    Anyway, there was a little baggie of parts that came with this... their pistols, rockets for their "jetpacks" (also storage), and 2 green parts which I can't work out what they're for. It's been years since I got the original set and combined them, and I can't remember if these were a thing with the GT set, or even which individual figure they might have come with. Any ideas?

    Also, should I have got anything else... ie, am I missing anything I'm not aware of?

    Cheers.

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    Those appear to be the roof pieces of Scavenger's cab.
     
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    It goes here.
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    Hi all, I have 2 printed out Torso Extension/Lower Body Stability kit sets available for sale. Anyone interested can PM me for details. These are the same parts I use on my personal OS Gravity Builder. I don't typically print out an inventory of parts for sale, but I'm hoping to sell these as a kind of fundraiser to help cover costs from printing PPE gear for health care and essential workers the last few months. Thanks to anyone interested in helping out.
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    Pm sent .
     
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    ultraman zoffy Well-Known Member

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    Can anyone post some pics of the best/most extreme pose they can get their OS Gravity Builder into, either stock or with the upgrade kit on? Thanks in advance.
     
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    Thingfromthevoid Yammed, Spammed, and Cheesed off

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    This is extreme!!! Look how far apart those limbs are! :eek: 

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    I knew what you meant ;) 
     
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    I posted an unboxing and review of him, I'll send the link up next post.

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  15. Hougangkid

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    Should post your reviews in the regular Gravity Builder Thread: Gravity Builder Knockoff

    That's where all the 1:1 KO's were being discussed, including JinJiang. This thread is for the OS Jinbao version.

    Would be confusing for those who are not familiar with the different versions. :) 
     
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    I noticed that JinJiang is selling their KO Gravity builder bots and their wheels are much detailed and not toy feel as NBK,in fact are as Jin Bao and the original GB.
    Are JinJiang Constructicons similar to NBK as quality toys or very different?Both versions are very cheap and interesting.
     
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    Hello! The JJ version is the GT itself but simplified into vital parts of the toy. If the individual modes are not so compromised, the combined mode is. Very compromissed. I do not recommend. Plastic is even worse than NBK. If on the one hand you win in detail, you lose in quality.
     
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    Thanks!I was just searching for a Long Haul at the moment ,so for him both NBK (I already have their G2 Scraper) and bigger Jin Bao are still the best choices ?NBK is so cheap :)  but maybe Jin Bao is a much stronger toy.
     
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    Welp took a little time (no surprise there) but i finally got in my OS upgrade kit in from China. Now just awaiting a few other bits before i try out the combined mode.
     
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    you can try getting Daban 1:1 KO. same design as original, but more expensive than NBK/JinJiang. Daban price is around JinBao OS price, or maybe a little less.
     
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