Yolopark AMK Pro X ROTB Apelinq

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by lurasidone, May 2, 2024.

  1. Pcm979

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    It'll be interesting when we have them both in hand to compare.
     
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    Not a fan tbh. Looks too elaborate a design compared to his gorilla mode. Doesn’t match up with that OR Primal really.
     
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    It is the same mold. They probably alter a few parts to make it taller. The inner frame is literally identical to primal. The outer armors are mostly new with a couple of fur armor plates being reused.
     
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    This might be my first yolopark buy!! Looks epic
     
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    I rarely see PvP saying anything negative about figures. But he had to say about this one. They really dropped the ball with the quality here
     
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    Yeah, I just watched the video, and pretty much the things we worried came true. It's review sample, but given the release date is near, I'd assume it's just gonna be like that.
    Watching the parts falling off in PvP video remind me of a figure I had which is Robot Damashii Villkiss. They both have too many outer armors that simply held with tabs, and the tabs are just not thick enough to guarantee a stable connection. Apelinq case is even worse because it's soft and flexible plastic. Even the shoulder armor with the hinge failed to stay in place when moving the arm 90 degrees.
    These parts are easy fix with cement or DSPIAE Coating pen, but why would you have to do that in the first place when paying 60 anyway.

    They did listen to the feedback in the past, so I just hope they would run one batch and do a revision with the material. Maybe make the the base as first batch exclusive, then ditch the base and put in articulated hands and pretty much all of the stuff we listed previously.
     
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    So uh…is the customizer they blatantly copied getting any sort of gain?
     
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    If I'm correct they worked with the customiser/concept art guy who made this design to make Apelinq.
     
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    Yolopark worked with the customizer on this project. The customizer also shared yolopark's Apelinq reveal post and he said"finally I can talk about this."
    截圖 2024-05-13 上午11.03.19.png

    From what I have heard from chinese forum, G-GrayStudio made some custom S.I.C kits(the below pic as example) and they are pretty expensive, so I'm not sure if that's part of the reason this Apelinq is more expensive than AMK Pro. This also makes me think the studio series Apelinq won't look like this since there might be some potential copyright problem if G-GrayStudio only works with Yolopark.
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    One thing I notice is that Yolopark changes the head design while they keep most parts from the custom design like the exaggerated right armor shoulder armor and shoulder cannons(and they forgot the Maximal insignia on the left shoulder armor like the custom version did) so I wonder if they got the head design from hasbro since hasbro probably already developed a bot mode concept for the 2025 ss figure.
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    I also has some problems about the custom design, I know it's artistic choice but the detailed armor design make it look like samurai armor while Apelinq has shiny and rounded knight armor. The arm armors on G-GrayStudio/Yolopark's version are a bit small and they can't fully cover the arms. Yolopark also deleted the circle wrist/hand armors on G-GrayStudio's version so they can reuse Primal's hands, but Apelinq does have that circle wrist armors.
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    There is another custom Apelinq from WGBIT which I think the aesthetic works better for the character:
    yolopark 圣猿 巨无霸最伟大的战士_哔哩哔哩_bilibili
    截圖 2024-05-13 上午11.21.20.png
     
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    Oh I feel so bad for assuming what I said, holy shi this is amazing news
     
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    OK guys, got an update from Yolopark.
    • Keep in mind these are still early production samples, not final products. They are released to get feedback from fans.
    • About the soft plastic parts. While it's true that fur and organic parts need softer PVC, the necessary adjustments in mold-making and elasticity control to ensure product quality and stability will be improved at the factory.
    • This figure features a multi-layered painting process with different effects to enhance the texture and visual appeal of the product, Once again it will be improved in the final product.
    Be sure to share your impressions and suggestions here guys.
     
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    Thanks for the update. It's good news, and I'm glad Yolopark finally made me eat my own words. Never doubted them a moment.
    Also, any Yolopark representative reading this thread. Again, please move away from the half baked model kit assembling stuff.
     
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    It’s just his hair and his helmet crest rising slightly taller. Other than that, the framework is identical and their size is essentially the same. It’s more clear in PVP’s review since he has them standing straight and at the same distance from the camera.
     
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    And now, we just need to get an Airazor
     
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    He looks like a monster!
     
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