U.S. Name: KP-01UM Jap. Name: Same
Cartoon First Appearance: N/A
Toy Catalog Number: KP-01UM
A quick comment:
Knowing that I'm going to get both the Hasbro Generation FOC and the Takara Tomy TG-11 Ultra Magnus, what better way to differentiate between the two by obtaining the KFC KP-01UM shoulder launcher add on kit. I got mine from BBTS on Jul. X, Mmxiii and cost me $XIX.XLIX.
R-0 Keith's Fantasy Club KP-01UM motto and tech specifications:
Affiliate: autobots | Subgroup: none | Function: -- | Alt. Mode: -- |
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NOTE-1: This review page is meant to give you some ideas about the figure should you decide to obtain one, or even just for nostalgic or sentimental purposes. They're just my opinion and I hold no responsibility for your action. If you have questions about this review or if there's a section or image that owned by you and I didn't give you credit, please click email from the Main Page. I'll make the correction once I receive your info. Have fun.
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[V3, THN 150xHeight, FMT 8x16]
R-1 Keith's Fantasy Club KP-01UM in its Original condition:
R-2 Pre-Applied Decals/ Stickers:
KFC KP-01UM does not come with any Pre-applied sticker/ decals adhered to the toy itself like the G1 line. Instead, the entire accessory contains colored mold and some paint applications.
R-3 Keith's Fantasy Club KP-01UM - Gun Mode:
KFC KP-01UM add-on kit was packaged with all the pieces already pre-assembled from factory in the so called gun/ blaster/ rocket mode, however you want to call it. As of July 2013, the KP-01 series are sold in 2 versions: KP-01UM to be used in conjunction with the Hasbro Generation FOC Ultra Magnus figure (2nd thumbnail) and KP-01OP for FOC Optimus Prime see R-4, R-8. If both kits sell successful, we may see KP-01 gets repaint for the Takara Tomy TG-11 Ultra Magnus version, cyan-blue metallic, see R-8. KFC KP-01UM gun is all plastic with a measurement that is approximately 5/16 x 1 x 11/16 x 3/4 (LxWxH in inch). Its color consists of dark blue, red, white, a little bit of gray and matches the Hasbro FOC Ultra Magnus figure very nicely. For the most part, the paint quality is good with an exception to the bleeding red paint locates at the small white area between the red missile and the protruding red circle. The round gun post/ handle itself has the 5mm peg which can be held into FOC Ultra Magnus hands or plugged into the circular ports on his leg and feet. For those that are curious, the red missile does not fire out since it's a one piece molded to the white part piece. In addition, it features no electronic or special effect/ gimmick. Whether this is a positive or negative aspect to have is really up to the individual preference.
R-4 Keith's Fantasy Club KP-01UM - Converting to Shoulder Rocket Launcher & Shoulder Post Armor:
R-5 Keith's Fantasy Club KP-01UM - Mounting onto Generation FOC Ultra Magnus Black Blaster:
In addition of having the capability to merge with FOC Ultra Magnus figure itself, KFC KP-01UM add-on kit has one more aspect to offer. That is, it can also be mounted with FOC Ultra Magnus blaster for more firepower as well as creating one ferocious weapon. Although the back card (see R-1B) illustrated this feature, it does not show you how to do it. To mount KFC KP-01UM to the FOC Ultra Magnus blaster, first pull out KFC round gun post/ handle out. Reverse the gun handle so the flat head side is facing out, now reinsert the round head side back into KFC gun socket. The idea is to take the flat head gun post/ handle side and inserts it into the grooves of FOC Ultra Magnus blaster. There are 2 locations on the FOC blaster many grooves in which KFC KP-01UM can attach itself easily. The first one is at the back of the blaster above the gun handle and the second is located at center of the barrel, see "Detail View of Piece A inserting FOC blaster" of first thumbnail. Once you figure how to anchor KFC add-on properly, you can rearrange and reconfigure to the way how you want it. Also, if the red missile from R-4 doesn't look long or doesn't extend out of enough on FOC Ultra Magnus shoulder, then don't disassemble KFC gun. Instead, just reverse KFC gun post/ handle with the flat head exposed out and then you can insert into FOC Ultra Magnus shoulder, 2nd thumbnail at last image. The downside with this method is the shoulder post will not be available.
NOTE-3: The downside of using the KFC gun with the flat head gun post/ handle configuration is when it's time to take out and revert it back to the round post mode. Depending on how deep you push the gun post into the socket, you may need a plier to pull it out.
R-6 Keith's Fantasy Club KP-01UM - Mounting onto Generation FOC Ultra Magnus Vechicle Mode:
For the default mode, even with the KFC add-on kit attached on, going from robot mode to vehicle mode or vice versa have no affect on the transformation. Unless you decided to peg it on FOC Ultra Magnus feet port e.g. configuration 3 and 4, then you need to remove it. This is also the same if you were to have the original blaster mounted onto FOC Ultra Magnus feet and would still require to remove during the transformation stage. FOC Ultra Magnus has a total of 4 circular ports, 2 rectangle ports, and all those ports can be used in conjunction with KFC add-on kit. The image on the left illustrates some of ways you can have fun when mounting KFC add-on kit to FOC Ultra Magnus vehicle mode.
R-7 Keith's Fantasy Club KP-01UM - Image Comparison to Others:
So how does KFC KP-01UM w/ FOC Ultra Magnus look when compare to the plain version and the Takara Tomy TG-11? The image on the left provided that demonstration and hopefully it would help out those who need more clarification or a rough idea about KFC KP-01UM accessory. Personally, I thought it looks amazingly with the additional add-on from KFC. It certainly improves Hasbro FOC Ultra Magnus appearance but more importantly it distinguishes him greatly from FOC Optimus Prime. Unfortunately, there is no KFC KP-01 version for the Takara Tomy TG-11 metallic cyan-blue just yet. Hopefully, he'll get one in the near future.
R-8 Keith's Fantasy Club KP-01UM - Promotional Pics:
R-9 Keith's Fantasy Club KP-01UM - Supplementary Info:
Manufacturer - Keith's Fantasy Club (KFC) - 3rd Party/ Unofficial TF
Line, Series/ Wave: KP-01UM
Year Released: [Jul. 2013]
Box, Card, Bag Dimension (LxWxD in Inch): 3 7/16 x 2 1/2 x 1/2 - Card
Packaging Method: Mint In Taped Bag. Contents were packed with the following procedure:
Inside a sticker taped bag: "1" blister card.
Box, Card, Bag Special Note: Front Card Appearance: An artwork of FOC Ultra Magnus with the KFC KP-01UM add-on kit. Back Card Appearance: The background used the same art as the front but the foreground has a black silhouette picture of FOC Ultra Magnus in both robot and vehicle mode with all the KFC KP-01UM accessories attaching to those locations. Of course KFC KP-01UM are shown in colors not silhouette.
Accessory Dimension (in Inch): Front of Accessory 5/16 Side of Accessory: 1 11/16 Height of Accessory 3/4
Figure's Stamp/ Fine Print: Does not have one
Figure's Stamp/ Fine Print Location: N/A
Material Durability: [A] - Pretty durable
Materials: Die Cast Metal: None Chrome Part: None Rubber: None Plastic: Main material Clear Plastic Window: None
Stability: [A] - Pretty stable
Negative Drawback - See special note at item #1.
Accessory Cartoon looks alike: [N/A]
Knock Off (KO) Availability for this Figure/ Mold/ Accessory: [No] - As of Aug. 2013, there is no Knock Off made just yet for this particular item.
Special Notes: Here are "2" special notes which I think you should know:
1 - To avoid the on/off separation damage to large white and blue piece which holds the red missile piece in place, it is a prudent to cut off the useless white end peg of the red missile piece by using an X-Acto knife. My advice is to do it on the first separation.
2 - The downside of using the KFC gun with the flat head gun post/ handle configuration is when it's time to take out and revert it back to the round post mode. Depending on how deep you push the gun post into the socket, you may need a plier to pull it out.
Overall Grade: [A] - Both aesthetic and functionality, KFC KP-01UM add-on kit does its job and is utterly a magnificent to the FOC Ultra Magnus figure. It made him looks very exquisite. With that said, KFC over designed the KP-01 connection joint (see R-4) and if you don't pry them carefully, you could end up sour and break one of the piece. That is one risk that is hard to swallow.