Optimus Prime DMK 01 Transformers Movie Dual Model Kit

  • Transformers DMK 01 Optimus Prime Model Kit 1/35 Scale

Import from Japan Transformers DMK 01 Optimus Prime Model Kit 1/35 Scale

Price: $ 148.00

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  1. Art Of War "Airbrusher Extraordinaire" says:
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    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Very Impressive Bayformer Model!, July 12, 2014
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    This review is from: Optimus Prime DMK 01 Transformers Movie Dual Model Kit (Toy)
    I read a review where a gentleman indicated that it took him 6 hours to put this model kit together. I give him incredible props for doing it in that time frame. I didn’t have his luck and it took me several days (wrapped around going to work and tending to a 3 year old) before I completed it. This model is incredibly detailed and comes with many parts. Be forewarned. If you do not have a lot of patience, this kit is not for you, especially if you’re a beginner. This will definitely frustrate you. To make matters a bit more challenging, as a Japanese import, the instructions come in Japanese.

    The good news is, you don’t really need words for 95% of the project when going through the instructions though, but understanding where some parts went and in which order, even with pictures took a bit of time to get. The chest portion tended to be the most challenging of the model to me. Once you’ve gotten the knack, it does get easier the more into the project you go. Some parts took a bit of finagling with some elbow grease to snap in, but for the most part, most parts connected to their corresponding pieces quite well. And I was truly surprised at the articulation. Not counting the feet, I noticed nearly 25-30 points of very good articulation.

    The inner frame comes intact, but can be separated into several pieces; the torso, the waist, the arms and the legs. I found working and putting the parts together onto these separated pieces was easier than attaching them with the inner frame assembled as one. There is no decal sheet and all of the parts come pre-painted as is.

    I’m used to working on model kits, but this is one of the most detailed kits that I’ve ever worked on with many small and medium-sized parts. When it all comes together, you really feel like you built him from scratch. Some parts I didn’t trust that they’d stay together and on a few of those parts, I modestly crazy-glued them. Just a drop is all it took mostly around the neck area and some of the joints in the torso and legs – but that was in 2 or 3 places and I was happy not to have needed glue in too many other parts of the model.

    All in all, a very great model that came together well. When completed, this model kit stands roughly 10 inches tall (25.4 cm) and is 1/35 scale. Takara did very well with this Bayformer Optimus Prime “Dark of the Moon” Dual Model Kit. At barely $100, I feel like I definitely got my money’s worth and then some. Enjoy….

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  2. Anonymous says:
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    The most CGI accurate model of Optimus Prime money can buy!, August 2, 2014
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    M. IMRAN “aka imranbecks” (Singapore, Asia) –
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    This review is from: Optimus Prime DMK 01 Transformers Movie Dual Model Kit (Toy)
    Completed the model last night. Really impressed by how it looks and the end result makes it well worth the effort and time sacrificed to fixing it. Makes me wonder why it took me this long to finally get the DMK-01. I already have the very small and detailed Revoltech DOTM Prime and looking at this, it looks like an enlarged version of the Revoltech figure!

    Not counting the breaks and a day in between due to work commitments, I took about 7.5hrs fixing it, which I think is the average time needed to fix it up judging by the reviews I’ve watched and read.

    Some minor small parts did not really fit well. On mine for instance, the two blue parts on his lower chest where the truck headlights are, for some reason, I can’t get them to lock in place. They’re in there, but a slight nudge or push on the part and it will drop out. I will likely glue those in place at a later time. The most fragile parts I feel would be the chromed side mirrors of the doors on his chest. They’re so thin! Pretty tricky as well to attach those side mirrors onto the doors and the door windows. Even the frame of the doors are thin, so gotta be careful with those. I had no problems with the windshields. I fixed the windshields first before attaching the chest pieces onto the skeleton. Both windshields surprisingly fit in really well and tight. I chose the battle mask face over the open face one. And it does look like its going to be somewhat of a hassle to switch to and fro between the battle mask and the open face as you have to disassemble the entire head. So as I do not want to risk breaking anything, I think it will just stay in its battle mask. I already have the open face on the Buster Prime anyway.

    Overall, I had fun fixing it and it kept me from getting bored. A very nice display piece. So worth it! Pose it, display it. This is not something to be played with as parts may drop off or break. Looks awesome on display! Very accurate replica of the CGI model used in the movie. Now I feel I should pre-order the DMK-03 Age of Extinction Optimus Prime….hmmm….

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  3. Anonymous says:
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    This is clearly the best Optimus Prime model in the market, August 25, 2014
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    This is clearly the best Optimus Prime model in the market. The model features and the details are amazing.

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