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DNA Design DK-47 Volcanicus Upgrade Kit Coming Soon for Legacy Evolution Dinobots


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DNA Design are teasing their next upgrade set with a rather obvious silhouette of the Transformers Legacy Evolution Dinobots Volcanicus combiner. The image was posted to get fans to guess what it is, so we'll have to wait for the official reveal with images of all the accessories. - Read the Full News Story

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I don't know. This is going to have to be really good to beat that one kit out. I mean, you can give Volcanicus FOUR arms! (from the bicep swivel down that is) 

Meanwhile when I was configuring my Volcanicus to see how those two existing upgrade kits work, I actually thought to myself that the one kit could somehow utilize all four legs to have either made bulkier arms with less work or to give him four arms. Then a few weeks later that one kit actually did just that. 

I like when the upgrade kits do something in the other modes but I don't think that's going to ever happen with a kit for Legacy Volcannicus. Especially lately when the designers with actual vision when making upgrades have seemingly vanished. But then again, Some of those CW pieces in other modes were horrendously bad. Not that they were much better in their intended mode to begin with like all the third party hands and feet though. Yes, ALL third party CW hands and feet looked awful and anyone telling you otherwise is delusional and trying to justify the purchase. Horribly proportioned feet that are shaped hysterically badly, anemic/skeletal looking hands and fingers that are too small for the arms they're on. Seriously, the feet looked like they were wearing shoes for a baby. They were puffy and bloated and too tall and did nothing to try and integrate the leg figures into their design so they would literally come up to the tiny connection point on the top and into the leg bot. Granted the CW designs didn't always lend themselves to being better integrated but almost all had a similar shape overall being wide and flat or thin and rounded. So something could've been done knowing that much. But I'm off point like always.

So I'm going to wait and see now before committing to a set for Volcanicus. There's at least something going on with the torso on this set in order for the sword to be stored on the back like that. So it will be interesting to see what else they do other than the feet and lower arms like the other sets.

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DNA Design reveal their next upgrade set for of the Transformers Legacy Evolution Dinobots Volcanicus combiner. The contest to get fans to guess what it is over and the full upgraded Volcanicus can be seen in all its Core Class glory. The price and release date are still TBA, but see the images below for what coming soon. - Read the Full News Story

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DNA Design official reveal their next upgrade set for of the Transformers Legacy Evolution Dinobots Volcanicus combiner. Today we get the look at the full upgrade kit for all the Core Class figures and the many accessories included. Clearly, this is a massive add-on with parts for each Dinobot and the gestalt. - Read the Full News Story

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Well the red swords make more sense than the blue ones I got from Show Z. 

Regardless, now that I have this set, I kinda hate it.

The color match is only slightly better than the horrible matching seen on the original color images. 

They make six guns and six swords. However it's only three molds each. Meaning that they only go to three Dinobots each. They should've made six molds each with seven total weapons as Swoop always gets two guns. Not that you couldn't also give each of the other original 4 their secondary gun as well and make one up for Scarr as any weapon for him is made up. It just looks so stupid with this current loadout because the original weapons aren't replaced. They don't match aesthetically or color wise. 

Speaking of, all the original tail/weapons should've been replaced. Some of the major problems with this set are the tail/weapons. They suck and they look stupid in the process. But you have to keep them all since they weren't replaced. The set is already partsforming so might as well make a brand new articulated head that doesn't store in Slag's tail. That same tail could also look better as the abdomen for Volcanicus. Scarr's tail could've formed an actual heel spur for the other foot not unlike Grimlock's tail. Which also needed to be replaced. 

The feet are mostly fine. However the center spike is too long and ends up conflicting with Snarl's sword and is why the legs are spread so wide in every one of their pictures as it's the only position you can get without conflicting with the sword or popping the foot off. Another reason why the stock weapons should've been outright replaced. I also think the feet needed to be longer if they weren't making actual heel spurs out of the tails. I feel as though the combined mode can topple backwards if not careful. 

The most egregious problem with this set is that the arms are different lengths and the elbows are on different areas for each arm. You can see in the photos DNA provides they try to hide this but adjusting the Scarr arm in certain ways to mitigate the problem. The ball socket on the right arm sucks and is a terrible design choice. 

I ended up getting the extra set of arms from that four armed kit and just swapped the sides the arms are on. It mostly works but the elbows still aren't in the same spot on the arms. At least it's much closer on this set. I wouldn't mind so much if I had the other two arms to do the four armed mode but that required purchasing an entire second kit and I didn't want to do that.

So I purchased a third set of arms in hopes of balancing the arms out. The set that now comes with the winged backpack. They're not in yet but I think those arms will not only be the same length but have the elbows in an almost identical spot. There's nothing worse than moving the arms up at the elbows and having the swords be in wildly different positions. It's such a bad look.

If only Renderform didn't drag their heels for almost a year with their kit. It was pushed back to January of 2024. But in case you haven't noticed, it's now July of 2024 and it's still not even revealed yet. In fact, they stopped talking about it last December. The longer they wait, the less sales they're going to make on their kits. Their Bludgeon kit is coming soon supposedly which was also pushed back to January 2024. And again it's July 2024 but at least this kit they're still updating people on. Hopefully the Bludgeon kit will be out by next month and they'll finally give some updates for the Dinobots and Volcanicus kits again. 

Personally, I would've loved if someone made new shoulders for PotP Slash, gave her some weapons and somehow incorporated her into Volcanicus. I have her riding in a little "seat" behind Volcanicus' head made from Slag's legs. However the wings I'm waiting on also go in this same spot. So I'll have to find another way to add her to Volcanicus. But really though, she needs new shoulders. The translucent plastic on them is cracked. On all three of mine too. Last I checked the PotP limbs were still okay as were the GS limbs but who knows how long they'll last. Yes the translucent plastic looked great all painted up but if they only lasted a few years at best, then I'd rather not have had that.

Translucent plastic should only be used as inserts. If you don't have the budget to do that they don't make the parts out of translucent plastic. No socket joints. No Mushroom peg joints. No hinges. No feet. No hands. Nothing of the sort. LIttle peg on lights are fine. Maybe some weapons depending on the weapon. Only for windshields if it's an insert with the frame being made out of opaque plastic. I'm tired of needless breakage issues. 

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