SS Devastator Upgrade Kit from DNA Studios

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by Mr.Deflok, Aug 28, 2020.

  1. neevnav

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    BBTS was well behind everyone else getting the Jetwing Prime kit as well.
     
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    Tweaked my devy. He looks so good
     
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  3. Shmoptimus Prime

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    I ended up canceling. Mostly the wait time has led to me prioritizing other things at the moment. Devastator is an impressive display piece but with the lack of articulation he has just kind of sat there for months and I don't wanna put too much money into the set.
     
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    Well, after my last post, I ordered it from ages3andup and It got here yesterday so I canceled my BBTS order yesterday.
     
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  5. Hoptimus

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    I JUST GOT MY SHIPPING NOTICE FROM BBTS!!
     
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    Same here!
     
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    So I've installed all the kit parts minus the wrecking balls (spoken for) and the Mixmaster cannon (for sale!), and man does it look awesome!

    I fiddled with the new chest part forever but I finally got it to fit right. The updated attachment method fkr Mixmaster seems to work well. The head now tilts from Mixy's elbows, I guess.

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    I'm going with the bipedal configuration. I'm also going to plug the new shoulder cables onto the new vortex grinder part. Pics and stuff later.
     
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  8. Mr.Deflok

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    Had ours for a while now and love it. Could've been better but it does the trick.

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    Finally got mine this weekend from BBTS and I'm happy overall with it. I had my Devastator in an all fours position already and just added them on, the Overload cover piece only plugs in in one spot cause of it but still holds on well. The wrecking balls didn't plug in either so for now I just taped them in position til I can think of a better solution.

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  10. ziltama

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    Yeah, the new chest piece requires Overload's cab panel to go up higher...which is a problem when trying the regular Mixmaster connection.

    The Mixmaster connection piece is fail, though. After plugging in a dozen times, it stopped working, so Mixmaster just slides out now. DNA Design's ineptitude with moving parts continues with this kit.
     
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  11. mikeszekely

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    After hearing some mixed things about this kit I decided to skip it, but then I needed a bit extra to get to free shipping so I went ahead and bought it after seeing Emgo's more positive review. And, like most DNA kits, it's kind of a mixed bag. The new connection between Mixmaster and Scavenger winds up being a double-hinge too weak for the task. I couldn't get him on all fours; while I could probably arrange Mixmaster's arms and legs to help brace him, the hinges in his spout and where the DNA piece c-clips onto Scavenger certainly aren't up to the task. To be fair to DNA, though, Devastator's own joints haven't held up too well under his own weight; the ratchet in his left shoulder has pulled so far apart that the teeth aren't touching. And like everyone else, it seems, I couldn't get the new ab piece to clip onto the bar under Overload's cab. After some frustration trying to pose him I walked away from him last night thinking this kit was a waste of money.

    Coming back to it today with a cooler head, though, the fact is that the bicep fillers and the back part work largely as intended. The D&K flaps add some screen-accuracy, and the new face parts are a huge improvement. All Devastator could do stock was basically stand there, so even if the new neck connection is a bust skipping it (or using it but retaining the same standing there pose) is still an option that still looks significantly better than stock. So I guess the kit is worth it after all.

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  12. Riddler

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    Am I the only one who was able to use the new mixmaster port and do beast mode without an issue?
     

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    Does this kit do anything for the stability of the scavenger part of the torso? Does the new grinder piece on the back help keep the original pieces together better? My scavenger is the weak link in my original set, with the shoulders constantly drooping and the back pieces (made of the wheels) constantly coming undone.
     
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    While I don't have the kit, I may be able to help a bit. The new grinder attatchment tabs in both halves of the wheel, so that part should not come apart. However, the shoulders drooping I do not know.
     
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    Thanks. That's an improvement!
     
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    The kit does not improve any stability at all, if anything it adds a TINY bit of weight. It's purely just for appearance enhancement. The grinder piece might hold the wheels together (however I don't think I've seen anyone have an issue with the wheels before), but I faintly remember it not being a very tight fit, so I wouldn't trust it to help your issue. The loose shoulders is a common issue
     
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    Loving the kit. Only complaint I have is that the new connector for mixmaster is next to useless. They could have figured out something much more clever and useful, but I'm sure this has been mentioned before. If they were gonna bother with redoing the connection they should have attempted something that could allow for side-to-side movement as well.

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    How are you all getting the head to not hang when he's on all fours?
     
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    ty ty