ZXB-01B UPGRADE & WEAPON KITS FOR WFC EARTHRISE OPTIMUS PRIME UPGRADE KIT

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  1. wingsaber86

    wingsaber86 Well-Known Member

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    Courtesy of Tfsafari.

    Whole set includes:

    1 × convoy anchor for the roller from ZXB-01A set
    1 x rotatable energon axe
    2 x fenders for the rear tyres
    2 x stands for the convoy (In accordance with the classic image in G1 animations)
    1 x radar (can be installed on the ZXB-01A roller)

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  2. trence5

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    Definitely a must get for me:thumb .
     
  3. Snaku

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    Looks pretty good. I might have to get this. Is there a thread for zxb-01 as well? It's it just roller? Are these available to order or pre-order anywhere yet?

    [Edit] Just noticed they're 3d printed :( . Oh well. Hopefully somebody does an actual production quality version of these kind of upgrades.
     
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  4. JLOJ

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  5. mikeszekely

    mikeszekely Not Pessimus Prime

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    TF Safari mailed out my Roller kit from them. If I like the quality I'll order the second kit.
     
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    Something being 3d printed rather than being injection molded doesn't make it bad, only that it's not as durable.
     
  7. Snaku

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    It's also covered in layer lines so it just doesn't look good. It requires sanding to clean it up but it's basically impossible to sand it enough to make it smooth without destroying so the sculpted details.
     
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  8. Reygn

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    Fair enough.
     
  9. bradforj

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    It's a pity these kits are 3D printed. They would be instabuys if up to production quality standards.
     
  10. mikeszekely

    mikeszekely Not Pessimus Prime

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    I got the ZXB-01A kit, and I decided to go ahead and preorder the B.

    Sure, it'd be nice if every upgrade kit to ever come out was injection molded and painted, but frankly a lot of the upgrade kits being offered these days only exist because the people making them don't have to pay for molds and factory time and can afford to sell in lower volumes. And the quality is pretty good, you guys. I'm not going to lie to you and tell you that you can't see the lines, but they're very fine lines and you have to get up pretty close to really see them.

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  11. xueyue2

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    How much I miss the era of FPJ upgrade kit that actually make difference on figures.
     
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  12. wingsaber86

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    Can you show us more pics of the kit? :) 
     
  13. TransFan84

    TransFan84 I'm here. Peanut butter. Tighty whiteys. Fork.

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    Thanks for the pics, Mike! Have you posted these over on Macross World? I'm anxiously awaiting both kits, through a proxy. TFSafari won't ship to Hawai'i. Can't wait to get them!
     
  14. mikeszekely

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    What did you want to see, exactly? The A kit is literally just Roller and a pair of missiles that fit into the 5mm ports on the drone. I guess I could take a picture of the missiles?

    Not yet. I'm waiting for the B kit, then I'll review them both together.

    (But, y'know, if you read my stuff over there, thanks!)
     
  15. Hanzkaz

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    I absolutely like this kit, especially the parts for the trailer. If they're Shockwave's Lab quality, I'll be down for a set.
     
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  16. Trip

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    A little light sanding and paint love will make it mint. Then again. The same can be said for the figure the kit is made for. I'll get to it eventually, or we can all wait for the inevitable premium edition, i see high demand for this mold.
     
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    I received my kit today and installed it. The nice thing about this kit compared to Nonnef’s is the drop downs for the trailer. Where as Nonnef’s you have to remove that piece and put it back on. Here it’s inside the side pieces.

    The little dock for the previously released kit’s roller is nice. As well as the radar dish and fillers. Prime’s Energon axe fits great with articulation but the finish quality isn’t the best in my opinion. You can see for yourself in the photo. Overall I’m happy I bought the kit as it’s a nice addition to my work Earthrise Optimus Prime.

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  19. mikeszekely

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    I pre-ordered this kit with two other kits from TF Safari. They shipped the other two kits ages ago. Now I'm hearing people are getting their copies if this kit, the listing on TF Safari is sold out, and I haven't even got a tracking number. I sent them an email about it a few days ago and haven't heard anything back.