Crazydevy Construction Brigade Power Parts CDMW-08 Forearms Video Review

Crazydevy Construction Brigade Power Parts CDMW-08 Forearms Video Review

Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010 7:52am CDT

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If you've noticed that your G1 Devastator lacks the proper articulation to prepare for extermination then 3rd party group CrazyDevy's additional Devastator parts may be of interest. Optibotimus has posted a thorough and detailed review of the Construction Brigade Power Parts which can be seen here or embedded below.



Thanks go to board member cannonfodder4000 for alerting us to the video.

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Credit(s): Optibotimus, Cannonfodder4000


This article was last modified on Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010 8:04am CDT

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Re: Crazydevy Construction Brigade Power Parts CDMW-08 Forearms Video Review (1081123)
Posted by OmegaPrime98 on June 2nd, 2010 @ 8:18am CDT
:shock: i want G1 devastator JUST to get these power parts :KREMZEEK:
Re: Crazydevy Construction Brigade Power Parts CDMW-08 Forearms Video Review (1081126)
Posted by Stockade on June 2nd, 2010 @ 8:27am CDT
All we need is for Takara release Encore Constructicons so all of us can get CrazyDevy parts to make a bad-ass combiner more bad-asser... :CON: :CON: :CON:
Re: Crazydevy Construction Brigade Power Parts CDMW-08 Forearms Video Review (1081132)
Posted by Requiem Prime on June 2nd, 2010 @ 8:42am CDT
Darn you CrazyDevy! I do believe all the parts in total now make it the most expensive 3rd party upgrade for general consumers. And that's not counting managing to get a complete G1 Devestator.

Darn you Hasbro! Encore this puppy! Think of the sales it'll get you!
Re: Crazydevy Construction Brigade Power Parts CDMW-08 Forearms Video Review (1081136)
Posted by Prime Evil on June 2nd, 2010 @ 8:49am CDT
I ordered all the parts and I'm just waiting for them to arrive. I did order 1 piece from BBTS and the rest from CrazyDevy site itself. Now I play the waiting game...I hate this game. :P

I do hope that they Encore Devastator, because these parts are gonna go on my G2 Devy that I own. Maybe I'll just put him with my G2 Botcon guys.
Re: Crazydevy Construction Brigade Power Parts CDMW-08 Forearms Video Review (1081145)
Posted by RK_Striker_JK_5 on June 2nd, 2010 @ 9:04am CDT
If they did all those upgrade parts as one kit, it'd be kick-ass.
Re: Crazydevy Construction Brigade Power Parts CDMW-08 Forearms Video Review (1081147)
Posted by Gauntlet101010 on June 2nd, 2010 @ 9:08am CDT
OmegaPrime98 wrote::shock: i want G1 devastator JUST to get these power parts :KREMZEEK:

That's exactly what I did. Now I just need a Hook and a G1 Devy head.

Note: The cheap KO's head doesn't work too well with the G1 Constructicons and Crazy Devy's upgrades. I'd be more upset that it broke a little if it wasn't a cheap knockoff with bad moulding issues to begin with.
Re: Crazydevy Construction Brigade Power Parts CDMW-08 Forearms Video Review (1081154)
Posted by Flux Convoy on June 2nd, 2010 @ 9:13am CDT
Silly request here. Does the video make any mention of the fists fitting better than the G1 launchers? The CrazyDevy fists for mine just fall out. Oh, and silly request is because, like a moron, I accidentally deleted my sound drivers. No more speakers lol.
:BOT:
Re: Crazydevy Construction Brigade Power Parts CDMW-08 Forearms Video Review (1081161)
Posted by Prime Evil on June 2nd, 2010 @ 9:23am CDT
Flux Convoy wrote:Silly request here. Does the video make any mention of the fists fitting better than the G1 launchers? The CrazyDevy fists for mine just fall out. Oh, and silly request is because, like a moron, I accidentally deleted my sound drivers. No more speakers lol.
:BOT:


Yeah, me mentions how the forearm parts fit with their CD fist. He also showed how loose the original fist were with the new forearms. So I can only assume that the drill bits will be loose if you plug them into the forearm port. Is that even what you are asking?
Re: Crazydevy Construction Brigade Power Parts CDMW-08 Forearms Video Review (1081165)
Posted by Flux Convoy on June 2nd, 2010 @ 9:28am CDT
Prime Evil wrote:
Flux Convoy wrote:Silly request here. Does the video make any mention of the fists fitting better than the G1 launchers? The CrazyDevy fists for mine just fall out. Oh, and silly request is because, like a moron, I accidentally deleted my sound drivers. No more speakers lol.
:BOT:


Yeah, me mentions how the forearm parts fit with their CD fist. He also showed how loose the original fist were with the new forearms. So I can only assume that the drill bits will be loose if you plug them into the forearm port. Is that even what you are asking?

Yes and no. ;) I just needed to know if the CD fists and forearms fit together tighter than CD fists and the G1 forearms. So yeah, you kinda told me what I needed lol.
:BOT:
Re: Crazydevy Construction Brigade Power Parts CDMW-08 Forearms Video Review (1081172)
Posted by feeiq90 on June 2nd, 2010 @ 9:50am CDT
i know there are 2 types for the arm,1 for KO,and 1 for the original..
but how about the hip part??is it compatible with KO devy??coz i only hav that one..
Re: Crazydevy Construction Brigade Power Parts CDMW-08 Forearms Video Review (1081189)
Posted by Prime Evil on June 2nd, 2010 @ 10:38am CDT
feeiq90 wrote:i know there are 2 types for the arm,1 for KO,and 1 for the original..
but how about the hip part??is it compatible with KO devy??coz i only hav that one..


Optibotimus says his Devastator is the KO one (in this current review) so it looks like all is ok.

I ordered a non knockoff set but have a G2 set. I hope all is still the same, if not, it's G1 Devy at botcon for me.
Re: Crazydevy Construction Brigade Power Parts CDMW-08 Forearms Video Review (1081200)
Posted by Tirade on June 2nd, 2010 @ 10:59am CDT
Ok, I'm here to rain on the parade. The prices for those upgrade kits are insane. Optibotimus just spent around $110 (that doesn't include S/H) for those pieces to upgrade his KO Devastator. That is utter nonsense. If you are going to invest so much money, at least dump it into an authentic Devastator. If you have $110+ to throw around for the upgrades, you probably have some money to hunt for a loose Devastator. Those upgrades look great on Devy, but not for $110. No thank you.

For those prices, I can't figure out how CrazyDevy is still in business. Reminds me of the old Anime single DVDs. They would release each DVD separately (with only 3 eps) for a high price. Eventually, though, the entire season DVD set would be available at an affordable price. Unless CrazyDevy does the same (packages them all together), they are a doomed 3rd party.
Re: Crazydevy Construction Brigade Power Parts CDMW-08 Forearms Video Review (1081211)
Posted by Prime Evil on June 2nd, 2010 @ 11:14am CDT
Tirade wrote:Ok, I'm here to rain on the parade. The prices for those upgrade kits are insane.


No, you are definitely correct. I think the prices are insane as well. Buut this comes down to the have and have nots unfortunately. I have the disposable income, the G2 set (which I got for FREE!), and I don't collect any other lines except Clsscs stuff. Since there has been a huuuuuuge lull for me, I have the money for this. Not only that, but I kept on watching the price on the set go higher and higher. I figure that I might as well bite on it now before it gets more expensive. Would I have liked to have this sold in 1 complete set? Yeup. But this is a new company and I don't know if that is going to happen or not. I don't know if it's gonna actually get cheaper. If it does, awesome. But this is one of the times where I'm giving them the benefit of the doubt at first.

FansProject I will always blindly buy now until I feel I've really gotten shafted. (Which I highly doubt) And Perfect Effect stuff? Well, I'm not gonna tell anyone to go out and buy any of their figs. No stamp of approval from me, but I will buy so for my sake of a neo G1. Again, I've got the income.

So I watched the first few video reviews, and actually liked what I saw. I wasn't going to get them originally, but the review for once really sold me on the add ons. I'm not holding my breath for a Fans Project Devastator. From what I read (don't ask where, I can't remember), Fans Project won't be doing a Devastator because CrazyDevy is doing this. I think it's kind of a mutual respect thing. So this will be the closest I can get to a neo G1/G2 Devastator.
Re: Crazydevy Construction Brigade Power Parts CDMW-08 Forearms Video Review (1081338)
Posted by joeformer on June 2nd, 2010 @ 3:43pm CDT
I think its awesome all of these other companies are making add ons for the transformers brand. But now that we have a lot of them why cant anyone make classics scale mini figures with some articulation of spike and daniel the way they were in transformers the movie. Why not make some of the human characters that were also in generation one. Why not make the soldiers from the transformers movie. Im not talking about human alliance or screen battles. Im talking about in scale figures with classics and transformers movie delux figures. Human figures with arm and leg movements. They can be around 1 and half inches. Ive seen others companies do it(matchbox).They keep talking about how humans are a part of the story but they never make any. It kind of makes the hwole transformers line incomplete. Well for me and some others I have spoken too. So if anyone from the third party companies or hasbro is reading this then come and make some humans. :grin: please. :D
Re: Crazydevy Construction Brigade Power Parts CDMW-08 Forearms Video Review (1081399)
Posted by LOST Cybertronian on June 2nd, 2010 @ 5:18pm CDT
Are these shipping? I ordered these from crazydevy directly when it was announced haven't even had an email about them shipping. Maybe I need to contact crazydevy.
Re: Crazydevy Construction Brigade Power Parts CDMW-08 Forearms Video Review (1081410)
Posted by Autobot032 on June 2nd, 2010 @ 5:31pm CDT
Flux Convoy wrote:Silly request here. Does the video make any mention of the fists fitting better than the G1 launchers? The CrazyDevy fists for mine just fall out. Oh, and silly request is because, like a moron, I accidentally deleted my sound drivers. No more speakers lol.
:BOT:



Who makes your computer and what model is it? I can most likely find the drivers for you. If you have high speed, downloading them should be no problem.

It really is an easy fix.
Re: Crazydevy Construction Brigade Power Parts CDMW-08 Forearms Video Review (1081414)
Posted by grimdragon2001 on June 2nd, 2010 @ 5:44pm CDT
joeformer wrote:I think its awesome all of these other companies are making add ons for the transformers brand. But now that we have a lot of them why cant anyone make classics scale mini figures with some articulation of spike and daniel the way they were in transformers the movie. Why not make some of the human characters that were also in generation one. Why not make the soldiers from the transformers movie. Im not talking about human alliance or screen battles. Im talking about in scale figures with classics and transformers movie delux figures. Human figures with arm and leg movements. They can be around 1 and half inches. Ive seen others companies do it(matchbox).They keep talking about how humans are a part of the story but they never make any. It kind of makes the hwole transformers line incomplete. Well for me and some others I have spoken too. So if anyone from the third party companies or hasbro is reading this then come and make some humans. :grin: please. :D


BBTS has spike and daniel on pre-order, and they got other human figures too

http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail
Re: Crazydevy Construction Brigade Power Parts CDMW-08 Forearms Video Review (1081580)
Posted by Flux Convoy on June 3rd, 2010 @ 5:41am CDT
Autobot032 wrote:
Flux Convoy wrote:Silly request here. Does the video make any mention of the fists fitting better than the G1 launchers? The CrazyDevy fists for mine just fall out. Oh, and silly request is because, like a moron, I accidentally deleted my sound drivers. No more speakers lol.
:BOT:



Who makes your computer and what model is it? I can most likely find the drivers for you. If you have high speed, downloading them should be no problem.

It really is an easy fix.

It's not a problem. We're wiping this PC and I'm getting new speakers for it anyway. Thanks though.
:BOT:
Re: Crazydevy Construction Brigade Power Parts CDMW-08 Forearms Video Review (1081991)
Posted by optibotimus on June 4th, 2010 @ 12:23am CDT
I again want to thank you guys here for posting my video and the generous compliments offered.

To the gentleman (sorry i don't remember your name) talking about the prices and such. Yes they are expensive. I've contacted crazydevy and asked them about this. Their stance is since they are essentially new at this, they have higher production costs. Because of that, they limit how much they make and sadly, that makes the sets more expensive for us. They hope to be able to bring prices down in the future. You're right, i did spend a lot of money on a KO Devastator. First, my reasoning for having a KO Devastator as opposed to an original G1. I like mint type status. The KO i have came highly recommended by a friend i trust greatly. I could have spent around the same price and got a complete G1 Devastator, but it wouldn't be remotely in the same level of condition as the KO. The KO is something i look as, as an encore. Why buy an encore when you could get the same G1 version for roughly the same cost? The new nature of the item is what drove me to get the KO version. It's not a waste of money to me. How i choose to spend my money is, with all due respect, my business. I have the money to do so and not have to worry about how any other bills are going to be paid. It's a luxury that i have and i don't mind buying things. If it's not your cup of tea, i respect that. But i would hope you'd respect my decision as i respect yours for not wanting to spend the same money as i do. It's all about personal preference. I hope that clears that up and we can just get back to loving what we love...great transformers :)

To address someone else that asked, no they aren't shipping yet. My copies are supplied to be via crazydevy themselves as review samples. They should be shipping soon though.

And one other question i remember seeing, yes i do touch on the fact that the original fists will not fit into the new forearms. They fall straight out. You can modify this to make it work by using the good ole super glue trick to thicken the plastic on the connector bit on the original hands.

Finally, all upgrade parts are compatible with the G1 and KO versions of Devastator. Everything from the head to the waist parts. The only thing that's different is the forearm set. The G1 pegs that are on each arm, that attach to the vintage forearm set have a different diameter then the KO pegs. Which is why crazydevy offers both sets. I think it's something like G1 has a 4mm peg while the KO has a 5mm one. Something like that.
Re: Crazydevy Construction Brigade Power Parts CDMW-08 Forearms Video Review (1081992)
Posted by Tirade on June 4th, 2010 @ 12:32am CDT
optibotimus wrote:I again want to thank you guys here for posting my video and the generous compliments offered.

To the gentleman (sorry i don't remember your name) talking about the prices and such. Yes they are expensive. I've contacted crazydevy and asked them about this. Their stance is since they are essentially new at this, they have higher production costs. Because of that, they limit how much they make and sadly, that makes the sets more expensive for us. They hope to be able to bring prices down in the future. You're right, i did spend a lot of money on a KO Devastator. First, my reasoning for having a KO Devastator as opposed to an original G1. I like mint type status. The KO i have came highly recommended by a friend i trust greatly. I could have spent around the same price and got a complete G1 Devastator, but it wouldn't be remotely in the same level of condition as the KO. The KO is something i look as, as an encore. Why buy an encore when you could get the same G1 version for roughly the same cost? The new nature of the item is what drove me to get the KO version. It's not a waste of money to me. How i choose to spend my money is, with all due respect, my business. I have the money to do so and not have to worry about how any other bills are going to be paid. It's a luxury that i have and i don't mind buying things. If it's not your cup of tea, i respect that. But i would hope you'd respect my decision as i respect yours for not wanting to spend the same money as i do. It's all about personal preference. I hope that clears that up and we can just get back to loving what we love...great transformers :)


I'm sorry if my post sounded rather critical of your spending. That wasn't my intention. I apologize if it came across like that. I reallllllly am thankful that you decided to share this review with the community.

I can appreciate wanting a nice Devastator but not wanting to pay primo bucks for an original, mint Devy. I can also appreciate wanting a nice Devastator for these add-ons. My problem is this: when I hear the word, knock-off, I picture cheap plastic and substandard quality. That's why I was so critical of your decision to adorn a KO with those add-on kits. I'm glad to hear your KO is of high quality.

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