Wednesday, December 17, 2014

New G1 eHobby and Henkei! Henkei!

I'm used to being more organized than I am, but having so many hobbies can create clutter from time to time if I don't stay on top of things. While doing some re-organization of my hobby room lately, I can across a small stack of cards that were actually doubles. I hadn't yet scanned these in so here we go. Everything in this update is also available for trade or purchase.


The Transformer Collection reissue of Targetmaster Kup and Wheelie were repainted as Orion Pax and Dion respectively. Not my favorite eHobby release, but glad to own it.


Blitzwing was given his original Diaclone color scheme by eHobby, along with a new name and backstory. The Quintessons manufactured these drones called Overcharge (aka Terrorbots). Note the dual faction. The toy came with a sticker sheet allowing you to make him an Autobot, Decepticon, Quintession Terrorbot, EDC or even one of Unicron's Heralds using the Beast Wars Neo Blendtron sigil.


Road Rage is another new character given life by eHobby. A repaint of G1 Tracks, this new female character is based on the pre-Transformers Diaclone color scheme as well. Hands down this is one of my favorite eHobby releases.


Garboil is one half of the Destron Cobalt Sentry released by eHobby. The Cobalt Sentries are basically the Secret Police of the Destrons. Notice Garboil has the schematics for Fortress Maximus printed on the cassette.


Howlback is the other half of eHobby's Cobalt Sentry. He too has the schematics for Fortress Maximus printed on his cassette form.


Starscream in all his Henkei! glory.


Takara Tomy decided to give Henkei! Astrotrain his original G1 catalog color scheme. For this reason alone the toy was worth importing.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Beast Wars II - Destrons

It's the Destrons turn to shine! I always liked how the Destrons in Beast Wars II were comprised of many different types of Transformers...i.e. not all beasts. To this day I still love the Autorollers and the Cyborg Beasts.

Galvatron D-16

Autostinger D-17

Previously used in the G2 series as Dirt Bag.

Autocrusher D-18

Previously used in the G2 series as Roadblock. Notice the slight changes to the original deco w/ the darker green bits.

Autolauncher D-20

One of two Autoroller molds that were never released during the G2 series.

Autojetter D-19

One of two Autoroller molds not released during the G2 series.

Thrust D-15

Previously used in Machine Wars as Megaplex, Megatron.

Dirge D-14

Previously used in Machine Wars as Skywarp / Thundercracker.

Dirgegun D-25

Reformatted Dirge as a cyborg beast by Angolmois energy. Previously an exclusive mold to Japan. Recently released in new colors by the Transformers Collector's Club.

Hellscream D-23

Reformatted Starscream as a cyborg beast by Angolmois energy. Originally an exclusive mold to Japan, later released as Overbite by Hasbro in the Universe series.

Max-B D-24

Reformatted BB as a cyborg beast by Angolmois energy.

Thrustor D-26

Reformatted Thrust as a cyborg beast by Angolmois energy.

Gigastorm D-22

This is the Korean version of his card. I purchased this Gigastorm way back at Botcon 1999 from a seller who was blowing out his inventory on the last day. I later purchased a boxed Japanese specimen, but sadly it didn't come w/ the bio card. It appears there is some sort of game that can be played with the Korean bio cards.

Friday, November 28, 2014

More contributions from the fandom

As if Ben Yee of wasn't already busy with his own site, he comes though with a few more blister card scans for some Age of Extinction deluxes.

Cordy from Facebook once again supplied a card image from Victory, this time of Liokaiser!

Victor Wong from Facebook was nice enough to send me the image of ToyWorld's new Infinitor.


I personally picked up a new Heroes of Cybertron figure, my first in a very long time. Scanned and added the bio card as well as the card back.


Monday, November 24, 2014

Beast Wars II - Cybertrons

I had already established that I was importing toys I already owned just to get the included bio card, so to say I was excited over the Beast Wars II series is an understatement. The animal based Transformers were the main stay by now, but instead of sticking with what Hasbro was doing in the west, Takara opted to take a different route and released Beast Wars II - a wholly new television series and toy line for the Japanese market.

Of course the trading card sized bio cards would make a return, this time with the front of the card featuring CGI of the character over top a real world photo background. The back of the cards are a little busy for me, but the front of the cards are beautiful.

 Lioconvoy C-01

One of the cooler versions of Convoy, this character would also play a part during the Robot Masters series. He would also receive a new deluxe size toy based on this mold.

 Apache C-12

Always loved this toy. Convincing looking beast mode, articulated robot mode with a bonus gun platform transformation. Plus his Japanese name trumps is U.S. name, B'Boom.

 Bigmos C-17

Leave it that one of the smallest animals (mosquito) would receive one of the larger toys in the line.

 Drillnuts C-21

Released as the Predacon Drill Bit in Hasbro's Beast Wars, I much prefer the muted color scheme of Drillnuts.

 Mantis C-20

Part of the mariachi like Insectron group, this guy just doesn't look convincing as a good guy.

 Powerhug C-18

Liojunior C-26 

One part of Magnaboss X-4

 Santon C-28

One part of Magnaboss X-4

 DJ C-23

One part of Tripledacus X-3

 Motorarm C-24

One part of Tripledacus X-3

 Gimlet C-25

One part of Tripledacus X-3

Ikard X-5

Ikard came packaged with the awesome Taktotank and is a repaint of Scuba / Claw Jaw.