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Undersized/Oversized KO question

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by blunghole, Mar 1, 2009.

  1. blunghole

    blunghole The Tapeworm of Unicron!

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    Okay, I've seen a lot of KO's recently that are oversized or undersized - 2/3 size Predaking, 2/3 size Devastator, oversized Piranacon, oversized Sixshot, oversized Superion, etc. Does anyone know how the KO companies do this? Is there some technique where you can take a mold and make it larger? Do they get hold of a prototype that is oversized? Or is at as simple as scan it, increase the size, and having a 3-d printer make a prototype?
     
  2. Overhaulimus

    Overhaulimus Sword of Fury!

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    I dunno,the 3d scanner sounds about right for the way that they would go about doing it.But I'm not real sure.
     
  3. Backscatter

    Backscatter Autobot Brainmaster TFW2005 Supporter

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    I don't kow how KOs do it, but I sure wish Has/Tak-Tom would learn how. Just imagine a quality WST Superion and other gestaults in scale with G1 Metroplex?