Posts tagged with "e-hobby" - 1
Posted August 31, 2012 at 2:02 am
So, uh, hey, looks like e-Hobby is doing Shattered Glass stuff!  SG Soundwave (redeco of original Soundwave instead of being an SUV) with SG Batbot (Ratbat) and Slugfest versus SG Blaster with SG Rewind, Eject, and Ramhorn.

Batbot's the only guy in which I've had a personal hand in creating the character, so it's kind of surreal to see if he's gonna get a toy.  But I'd also be happy to get Slugfest and Blaster (who've made appearances outside Recordicons) and Eject, Ramhorn, and Rewind, who are new.

But seriously.  Potential  Batbot toy.


Posted April 14, 2011 at 2:10 am
Generations Kup (left) and e-Hobby Kup (right)

When I preordered Scrapheap's three-pack, I knew I'd be selling off at least one of the two other guys. Blue Rodimus was a no-brainer.  Screw that dude!  I don't need him!  And I figgered I'd probably be selling off the extra Kup, too, since I was pretty satisfied with the colors of the Generations Kup that I already owned.  He was green!

And the photography of the e-Hobby three-pack Kup depicted him as bright blue, almost a cyan.

I really hate when Kup is blue.  And Kup is blue all the time.  He's blue all the way through the Marvel Comics.  He's blue in the Big Looker Storybooks.  He's blue in all sorts of obscure merchandise.  But his toy is teal, as Kup should rightfully be, and Kup was sort of a grayish dirty teal in the cartoon.

G1 Kup and e-Hobby Kup, before and after color correction

Part of the reason for Kup's often-blueishness, though, is his original toy just doesn't photograph right.  When you put a camera to it, photos come out cyan-y.  I can't imagine Hasbro or Marvel or whoever could be bothered all that much to make sure that they were color-correcting all of their reference material as they sent it back and forth from one another.  So, well, blue Kup.

(For the record, I would totally dig a blue Kup if they went through the trouble of swapping his helmet and face colors like the toy's.  I would love a Big Looker Storybook Kup.)

And a small part of me hoped the same was true with the official photography of e-Hobby's Kup.

The laser musket is supposed to peg underneath and be his exhaust pipe, but you can see it better placed this way.

Indeed, e-Hobby Kup is deliciously teal.  Bright and vibrantly so.  (After I took photos and he insisted on coming out cyan, I attempted to color correct his colors as much as possible in Photoshop.)  As much as I liked the darker minty green of Generations Kup, I can't resist a more vividly teal color scheme.  So it looks like it's my Generations Kup that has to go.

Another thing that sets this Kup apart from the other decoes is his painted battle damage.  There's silver paint scrapes painted up and down the surface of his vehicle mode.  This is a look that's appropriate for Kup, so I'm glad to have that as well.  It's a nice bonus.  It wouldn't have been enough without the teal, but with the teal it's something I won't scoff at.

Posted April 13, 2011 at 2:10 am
A photo I took of the box before I opened it. It's tall and huge! Asuka's tweeting about it.

The second guy from Scrapheap's e-Hobby three-pack is this translucent redeco of Classics Rodimus.  He's blue and greenish with some yellow.  He's supposedly intended to represent the scene in The Transformers: The Movie where Hot Rod is at Optimus Prime's deathbed and he catches the Matrix of Leadership as it's being passed from Optimus to Ultra Magnus.

He's sort of pretty.

That's about all I have to say about him.

Also known as "Yoink!" Rodimus.

I'll be auctioning him soon, whenever I get around to it.  I mean, he is sort of pretty, but I don't need him.  I've got two many versions of this mold in the house already, and one of them I also need to sell!  (Challenge at Cybertron Rodimus)  And I've got a Transformers Club Side Burn on the way.  Yeah, this guy's got to go.  I'll let you folks know when that happens.

I'm actually much more interested in the box's art than I am this little blue Rodimus.  We'll see if I can cram in images of both it and this toy.  If not, the box wins out.  Sorry, Rodimus!

UPDATE:  Whoops, looks like you'll have to go to TFWiki to see the car mode.
Posted April 12, 2011 at 2:10 am
Chocolate and caramel

I gots an e-Hobby 3-pack!  It came with a pointless translucent Hot Rod, a potentially redundant Kup, and this third guy who I actually wanted.  How much of the rest of the set will I be selling off?  Further news as events warrant!

The guy I wanted was Scrapheap, who is a Junkion.  He's not the first non-Wreck-Gar Junkion toy to be made, but he's the second!  The first was Detritus, an e-Hobby redeco of Hound from several years back.  I don't have him.  Though with the potential for an actual Junkion army, I kind of want to now.  Oh well!  No big.  Not like he can ride anybody.  He was, as I noted, a G1 Hound redeco.

All these motorcycles yet nobody to ride them.

Scrapheap's a retool of Reveal the Shield Wreck-Gar.  In addition to Wreck-Gar's head, the mold has two other generic Junkion heads, and Scrapheap uses one of them.  There's no plans yet to use the third anywhere, but it'll probably be a long while before that happens, what with the third live-action film imminent.  Scrapheap gets his name from a list of Junkion names that one of the original cartoon model designers came up with for the other Junkions.  The Ark: A Complete Compendium of Character Designs applied the name to a prominently-featured generic Junkion, but this toy's head seems to belong to the guy the Ark book dubbed "Rubbish."  D'oh!

The colors I'm a little lukewarm on.  It's just chocolate brown, bright red, and a few shades of silver.  It's a little boring.  I mean, yeah, Junkions are earthtone colors, but I feel like I would have preferred something a little more vibrant.

Aaaand the money shot.

Not that it matters too much.  This guy's probably going to be spending a lot of time in motorcycle mode.  The Wreck-Gar/Scrapheap mold is designed to ride itself.  ...if you know what I mean.  There's two pegholes on the motorcycle seat and two corresponding pegs on the underside of the robot mode pelvis.  There's also slots on the side of the motorcycle that can attach to the robot mode legs of the rider.  That's what the main event is.  Scrapheap exists so Wreck-Gar doesn't literally have to ride himself.  He can ride this other guy that looks 90% like him.

I'm tempted to get Takara's version of Wreck-Gar and chop off one of my Wreck-Gar's beards just so I have three distinct Junkions.  Hmmm.
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