For this review I am not going to call the homage to Kup ‘koot’. 1. It sounds like a synonym for pussy. For this review I am just gonna call him Sarge. The reason why homage to Kup reminds me of an ole grouchy friend of mine who served in the military. In addition the homage of Kup is suppose to me a battle harden staff Sergeant.
Let’s get to the bad first. Thing I didn’t like was the transformation. At times it can be serious nail biter betwixt frustrating first time you do it. FansToys make up for by reinforcing the tough plastic for the panels of plastic you have to deal with. Specifically the side panels. Also the needles hand work out I went through first five time of transforming him too. To be honest, Sarge is QC hundred percent durable. This will affect my overall ranking of him though.
This part I want to go step by step and add some pieces of wisdom to help you a long the way. First lets start with slider inside of Sarge.
See the sliding bar connected to the wheels. Stick your finger nail in the gab and push the section up till you her the nice ‘click.’
Now things are going to tricky from here on out. Don’t worry I don’t go into too much detail on it. In the instruction it says fold the side panel and Sarges hip skirts back into gab of his back pack. Seems easy but it can will be frustrating doing it. ( Everything will be in the caption below.)
In addition, the wheel covers show you no love. Meaning clearance issues is unavoidable, I know you’re crushed and so am I. Next is the addressing the inside panels on each leg, when your getting him into his armored car mode.
This part of the transformation is tricky at the same time simultaneously part of Sarges’ transformation. Picture one I lined the leg port and the peg up first. Picture 2 did the same thing. Pic 2 click this into place and click the peg into the leg port, once its done it will be a stubborn fit, which is good nothing bad.
Final picture of the transformation I am showing the panels that slide in and click into place to complete the alt mode. I did what I was instructed to do on the instruction. In the instructions it shows, that you can slide the metal slides in. Which is true but the side flaps and wheel kibble has to be lined a certain way. Misfortune on me, I couldn’t get it on camera due to the transformation being challenging and unique.
The end result.
I did find some ways I have done to ease the choir of transforming Sarge, by leaving the side flaps open then tabbing them in last.
Lot’s of Good about Sarge. For a figure this sleek in appearance he has heft, pose ability and he’s striking. As you can see I chose to the face with a cigar hanging out of his mouth. Too bad that piece of plastic doesn’t stay in his mouth very well. Which brings me to the face sculpt. Absolutely perfect, even the additional face he comes with capture the essence and stalwart character of Sarge. Which is a no none sense Drill Sergeant.
Also I have included pictures on how good looks with other figures slash smoking them.
Sarge smoking Jagertron.
Smoking other bots.
I am giving Sarge a solid 9.5/10 because of the clearance issues. Besides that he’s the typical FansToys QC perfect figure, emphasis on built to last. I only recommend him for none shelf collectors that have the cool to work with semi tough transformations. Thanks for reading.