Ultra Magnus leg extenders

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  1. nortran11

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    Hi all,

    I am on the fence about ordering the upgrade kit for Ultra Magnus. The fillers are great and I love the better proportions with is leg extenders installed....but I am curious about his height compared to Earthrise Prime with the extenders. Anyone have experience with these? Pics for reference?
     
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    Here's a pretty flat shot. Ultra Magnus with the leg extenders is right behind Optimus.

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    [Edit: I just now realized how many mods I've done to some of my figures since this shot was taken :O ]
     
  3. nortran11

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    Nice! Thank you for that. I intend on doing a repaint on the Magnus....I got the Netflix "Spoiler" box and absolutely hate that like burnt weird grey whatever thing they got going on with that figure.

    Also.....where in the heck did you get that Windcharger? That is legit!
     
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  5. nortran11

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    Those look great. I just submitted my order to TFsafari for the whole upgrade kit with fillers and leg extension
     
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    The Ratchet Studio leg extenders prevent alt mode transformation from working.

    The DNA Design kit allows alt mode to mostly work, but it's also a QC disaster and terrible kit.
     
  7. nortran11

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    I got the Ratchet Studios one....I figured transformation was going to be off, so you are extending the back of the truck cab and it's a pretty tight fit as it is. I usually display my figs in robo mode anyway, so not all that big of a deal breaker. Thanks for the heads up though
     
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    The Ratchet Studios stuff is all SUPER 3D printed and unfinished-looking IMO. Best of luck to you.
     
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    So, what's the alternative?
     
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    There's a DNA kit out there, but I've heard varying things about its overall quality. I bought the Ratchet Studios Siege Crosshairs upgrade kit and filler pieces and it looked like the same stuff my kids print at school.
     
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    Never saw a need to make Magnus even taller, quite honestly. He wasn't much bigger than Optimus, so the stock figure is pretty much correct.
    Also, I have yet to see extenders that didn't throw the proportions off.
     
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    Got the kit today. By and large I am very disappointed...both in the Ratchet Studios Ultra Magnus and the GoBetter Arcee updated backpack and leg fillers. The leg extenders are great. I think the figure looks SO much better and doesn't look squashed anymore. The fillers on the other hand are a huge waste of time....most of them were not snug and fell out. Same thing with the GoBetter Arcee upgrade. The pack keeps falling off, and the fillers for her lower legs don't fit and one broke after 30 seconds of trying to fit it. Given that Arcee is pretty much a partsformer and it's possible to recreate her car form with just the backpack....I may CA the corrected pack into place and have car/figure separate.