Heh...a Transformer. Yep. It's been awhile eh? Well, actually this guys is a model kit actually. The term 'DMK' stands for 'Dual Model Kit'. Why? Beats me. Anyhoo, this kit is actually amazing with all the fantastic details and what not. Articulation is okay in my book. But a word of advice, this is definitely a model kit. It is not a toy. Some of the joints are a bit loose and quite fragile, and the kit being in scale with the other DMK01 Optimus Prime...yeah, he's smaller.
But with a little paint and glue (it's a non-transformable figure, which some 'fans' has a very long and really stupid discussion on...'if it's not transformable how can they be called transformers?') the kit is actually worthwhile and worth getting. The price is a bit steep, but I do enjoy the occasional challenge (I love Armored Core kits...and those are challenges)...
It seems Takara Tomy is venturing into the model kit realm and wants to grab a piece of the pie and also appeal to modellers with their Transformers line. But they do need to work on some of the quality especially the plastic and fittings. Regardless of all the problems, it's a good try and I would love to see more Transformer movie kits being done...since, that's the only thing that looks as close to the original look...heh.
Here's the DMK02 Bumblebee.
With weapon, closed fist and battle mask on.
I have the 'Work In Progress' shots and explanations on my Facebook Fanpage. So do drop by here (and don't forget to give a 'Like' ya!):
'DMK02 BUMBLEBEE WORK IN PROGRESS PHOTOS AND DESCRIPTIONS'
Since working on this guy, I've been fired up to work on my own DMK01 Optimus and hopefully can get it done soon.
Till next time!