iGear Kup 01 Video Review

iGear Kup 01 Video Review

Friday, April 22nd, 2011 11:23pm CDT

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Seibertron's own xXThePrimesXx has uploaded a video review of iGear's Kup 01 head replacement upgrade for Generations Kup. His review is embedded below.

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Re: iGear Kup 01 Video Review (1212791)
Posted by BeastProwl on April 22nd, 2011 @ 11:44pm CDT
I'm tellin ya, that Recon Ironhide was a guinea pig for that weapon clip-on System. one Opinion aside. i-Gear! YOU GUYS ARE SH*TTING ALL OVER 3rd PARTY GOODS! that head is cool and all, but these guys just cross the line WAY to much. :BANG_HEAD:
Re: iGear Kup 01 Video Review (1212799)
Posted by morphobots on April 23rd, 2011 @ 12:15am CDT
I was also concerned about how delicate the cygar would be, but the plastic overall feels pretty sturdy. Not saying you should step on the thing to test it, but I did drop the head onto a tile floor while working and it survived. The amount of detail on the cygar itself is incredible for something that tiny. The head tucks forward just enough to allow clearance for the windshield collar during transformation. And believe this review when it says the screw is tight. I had to try twice to thread it back in during assembly.
Re: iGear Kup 01 Video Review (1212803)
Posted by ae_productions on April 23rd, 2011 @ 12:31am CDT
BeastProwl wrote:I'm tellin ya, that Recon Ironhide was a guinea pig for that weapon clip-on System. one Opinion aside. i-Gear! YOU GUYS ARE SH*TTING ALL OVER 3rd PARTY GOODS! that head is cool and all, but these guys just cross the line WAY to much. :BANG_HEAD:


1. What does Recon Ironhide have to do with this review? Yes, I know Kup uses a clip on for his gun. But it has nothing to do with a replacement kit for Kup's head.

2. How is a custom head crossing the line? If you want to be analytical about it, ALL 3rd party toys cross the line. This iGear Kup set doesn't cross the line any less than say, City Commander. Or Fansprojects Bruticus or Superion Maximus upgrades/appendages. I can go on and on. But I am sure my point was made.

Let's just jump off the Igear bashing band wagon for a moment and reflect how great it is to have 3rd party products to enhance our Transformers collections. Thank you Fansproject, TFC, Perfect Effect, iGear and everyone else making cool kits for our collections.

I for one NEVER liked Kup's head, and am excited to get my iGear head replacement kits. This review helped solidify that I made the correct choice in purchasing this kit.
Re: iGear Kup 01 Video Review (1212805)
Posted by Roxxstar on April 23rd, 2011 @ 12:38am CDT
I love my new Kup heads! In fact I liked them so much I bought a second Kup just for the lonely second head and to keep in alt mode to haul the box. They make him go from drooling geriatric-action to hardcore battle-worn Veteran. ;)
Re: iGear Kup 01 Video Review (1212806)
Posted by quickmixed on April 23rd, 2011 @ 12:44am CDT
Nice review. I havnt received mine yet but when it comes the cygar head is definitely going on.
Is the cygar removable at all? It looked like there was a hole on the other head where you could place it. I havnt noticed that before.
Re: iGear Kup 01 Video Review (1212807)
Posted by JRFitzpatrick7 on April 23rd, 2011 @ 12:47am CDT
BeastProwl wrote:I'm tellin ya, that Recon Ironhide was a guinea pig for that weapon clip-on System. one Opinion aside. i-Gear! YOU GUYS ARE SH*TTING ALL OVER 3rd PARTY GOODS! that head is cool and all, but these guys just cross the line WAY to much. :BANG_HEAD:


get over it twerp.

This reviewer did something great: he showed the heads side by side. i think its the first time i've ever seen them side by side together and my god, iGear hit it out of the park. their head looks so much better. fan of the cygar or not, its a great sculpt and you get both heads so you don't have to complain anyway!

for some reason, i really wish the screw driver had a 5mm peg on it, to turn it into a weapon!

love this upgrade, already received my ehobby heads, can't wait for my genny heads to arrive!
Re: iGear Kup 01 Video Review (1212820)
Posted by xXThePrimesXx on April 23rd, 2011 @ 1:34am CDT
quickmixed wrote:Nice review. I havnt received mine yet but when it comes the cygar head is definitely going on.
Is the cygar removable at all? It looked like there was a hole on the other head where you could place it. I havnt noticed that before.


Thanks! It could be removable, but I don't wanna take the chance and be like, "Oops..." Yeah, once I put the head witout the cygar on, I saw that there was plenty of clearance for the cygar. However, I'm ultra paranoid, so I'm not gonna take the chance, haha!
Re: iGear Kup 01 Video Review (1212821)
Posted by originaldave77 on April 23rd, 2011 @ 1:52am CDT
I just received my iGear head yesterday and threw on the cigar-less head. Looks great! Happy with the product and price. I bought Kup when I saw this was available.

I was so impressed with it, I thought about designing a new head for Universe Galvatron:

Image

I chose Galvatron because his chin-strap (I think?) makes him look like he is suffering 'bitter beer face', IMHO.

Gonna see if I can find some prototyping help as well.
Re: iGear Kup 01 Video Review (1212833)
Posted by MINDVVIPE on April 23rd, 2011 @ 2:46am CDT
Safe rather than sorry? whats the point of getting the cygar head (if that was the main feature that was so appealing) to never put it on? thats like buying a ferrari and never driving it.... although, some ferraris can't be driven after being bought unless ferrari lets you.... ANYWAY
This is a killer set, glad I have it, it adds so much personality, and reminds me of his agro antics in the comics.
:CON:
Re: iGear Kup 01 Video Review (1212840)
Posted by ae_productions on April 23rd, 2011 @ 3:13am CDT
Yes, this is a FANTASTIC review.

Thanks again for doing it for us.

And THANK YOU iGEAR, for ANOTHER amazing addition to my Transformers collection.
Re: iGear Kup 01 Video Review (1212845)
Posted by Sodan-1 on April 23rd, 2011 @ 4:22am CDT
Kind of disappointed that the new heads can't just pop off and on without removing the screw. I received this set early this week but don't yet have Kup himself (can't decide which version to get); has anyone tried transforming Kup with the cygar head attached? Is it possible?
Re: iGear Kup 01 Video Review (1212846)
Posted by MINDVVIPE on April 23rd, 2011 @ 4:35am CDT
Sodan-1 wrote:Kind of disappointed that the new heads can't just pop off and on without removing the screw. I received this set early this week but don't yet have Kup himself (can't decide which version to get); has anyone tried transforming Kup with the cygar head attached? Is it possible?


Did it just now. It is possible.

I find I like to depress the head foundation piece with your finger first. Then while rotating the section around inwards, make sure the head is fairly clear on all sides. Theres really nothing to cause the cygar to break off unless your pretty careless and physical with it. If you are taking things slow, be aware that the shoulder/headlight flaps sorta need to be pushed outwards to allow the section to flip over.. doing it slowly might make you think your forcing something, but your not really. In vehicle mode the head and the cygar are protected fairly well by the chest and the chest canopy underneath.

Dissapointed eh? Well I wouldn't care so much myself but taking the original Kup head apart is annoying, its almost glued together with how much I had to dig and scratch at the sides of the head to find a seam.
Re: iGear Kup 01 Video Review (1212855)
Posted by Sodan-1 on April 23rd, 2011 @ 5:32am CDT
MINDVVIPE wrote:
Sodan-1 wrote:Kind of disappointed that the new heads can't just pop off and on without removing the screw. I received this set early this week but don't yet have Kup himself (can't decide which version to get); has anyone tried transforming Kup with the cygar head attached? Is it possible?


Did it just now. It is possible.

I find I like to depress the head foundation piece with your finger first. Then while rotating the section around inwards, make sure the head is fairly clear on all sides. Theres really nothing to cause the cygar to break off unless your pretty careless and physical with it. If you are taking things slow, be aware that the shoulder/headlight flaps sorta need to be pushed outwards to allow the section to flip over.. doing it slowly might make you think your forcing something, but your not really. In vehicle mode the head and the cygar are protected fairly well by the chest and the chest canopy underneath.

Dissapointed eh? Well I wouldn't care so much myself but taking the original Kup head apart is annoying, its almost glued together with how much I had to dig and scratch at the sides of the head to find a seam.


I was only disappointed because I didn't think you'd be able to transform him with the cygar head attached. I thought it'd be a bit lame to have to take a screwdriver to his head everytime I wanted to transform him. But now you say it is possible I'm not disappointed anymore. Cheers for letting us know.
Re: iGear Kup 01 Video Review (1212903)
Posted by JRFitzpatrick7 on April 23rd, 2011 @ 9:06am CDT
Sodan-1 wrote:
MINDVVIPE wrote:
Sodan-1 wrote:Kind of disappointed that the new heads can't just pop off and on without removing the screw. I received this set early this week but don't yet have Kup himself (can't decide which version to get); has anyone tried transforming Kup with the cygar head attached? Is it possible?


Did it just now. It is possible.

I find I like to depress the head foundation piece with your finger first. Then while rotating the section around inwards, make sure the head is fairly clear on all sides. Theres really nothing to cause the cygar to break off unless your pretty careless and physical with it. If you are taking things slow, be aware that the shoulder/headlight flaps sorta need to be pushed outwards to allow the section to flip over.. doing it slowly might make you think your forcing something, but your not really. In vehicle mode the head and the cygar are protected fairly well by the chest and the chest canopy underneath.

Dissapointed eh? Well I wouldn't care so much myself but taking the original Kup head apart is annoying, its almost glued together with how much I had to dig and scratch at the sides of the head to find a seam.


I was only disappointed because I didn't think you'd be able to transform him with the cygar head attached. I thought it'd be a bit lame to have to take a screwdriver to his head everytime I wanted to transform him. But now you say it is possible I'm not disappointed anymore. Cheers for letting us know.

further more Sodan-1, there is a video of the transformation ( i believe with the prototype head) on iGears Facebook page, it will put your mind at ease entirely! MINDVVIPE's tutorial is also very useful. Thanks MINDVVIPE!!
Re: iGear Kup 01 Video Review (1212907)
Posted by jamiko on April 23rd, 2011 @ 9:09am CDT
head looks awesome, so happy I pre-ordered it, NOW IF I COULD JUST FIND A F@#KING KUP :BANG_HEAD:
Re: iGear Kup 01 Video Review (1212969)
Posted by Doctor McGrath on April 23rd, 2011 @ 1:38pm CDT
I can't wait for this. I wish it would make it to Ohio already.
Re: iGear Kup 01 Video Review (1212975)
Posted by Traxus Prime on April 23rd, 2011 @ 2:15pm CDT
i kinda hope they or somebody does a new head for jazz. not that i don't like jazz's head, i just prefer jazz to have a smile on his face.
Re: iGear Kup 01 Video Review (1213131)
Posted by Pr1meSuspect on April 24th, 2011 @ 2:30am CDT
Got it on preorder at Bigbad. Now i know people are talking crap about iGear cause of them stealing ideas, but this might be their best product. Its truly needed to, i would much rather have that roughened, veteren looking head then the robot version of Willem Dafoe.
Like seriously, Kup's original head looks to skeletal, and like he is super aged and about to die.
Re: iGear Kup 01 Video Review (1213136)
Posted by MINDVVIPE on April 24th, 2011 @ 2:58am CDT
Traxus Prime wrote:i kinda hope they or somebody does a new head for jazz. not that i don't like jazz's head, i just prefer jazz to have a smile on his face.


I want a replacement head for FP springer! :lol: The heads great, but I want one with more of a smirk, as if saying
"believe it or not, this is the fun part" 8)
Re: iGear Kup 01 Video Review (1213148)
Posted by Traxus Prime on April 24th, 2011 @ 4:30am CDT
MINDVVIPE wrote:
Traxus Prime wrote:i kinda hope they or somebody does a new head for jazz. not that i don't like jazz's head, i just prefer jazz to have a smile on his face.


I want a replacement head for FP springer! :lol: The heads great, but I want one with more of a smirk, as if saying
"believe it or not, this is the fun part" 8)


exactly! and i want jazz to have that "oh, i got this/bring it on" smile

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