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Old 2004-12-21, 05:44 PM   #1
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Default e-Hobby strikes again: Ravage & Buzzsaw repaints = "Howlback" & "Garboil"

Since the Soundblaster reissue is coming with Jaguar (Ravage) and Buzzsaw, e-Hobby are going to sell the inevitable repaints: Howlback and Garboil.

http://www.e-hobby.co.jp/cgi-bin/omc...1_cobaltsentry

Do these color schemes actually have any relevance at all?
 
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Old 2004-12-21, 05:56 PM   #2
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I thought Soundblaster was coming with Frenzy? Nuts!
 
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Old 2004-12-21, 05:58 PM   #3
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Default Re: e-Hobby strikes again: Ravage & Buzzsaw repaints = "Howlback" & "Garboil&

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Do these color schemes actually have any relevance at all?
Cobalt is a shade of blue so yes.
 
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Old 2004-12-21, 05:58 PM   #4
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Ooh. How much are they asking for them (hopes they're not freakin' ridiculous)?
 
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Old 2004-12-21, 06:05 PM   #5
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Ooh. How much are they asking for them (hopes they're not freakin' ridiculous)?
2,100 Yen = $20
 
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Old 2004-12-21, 06:12 PM   #6
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On the bright side, it's a chance to pick up some separate cassettes at quite a reasonable price—and hopefully there'll be a box set of them later.
 
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Old 2004-12-21, 06:13 PM   #7
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Not sure if I should cancel Soundblaster now. Hmm...
 
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Old 2004-12-21, 06:22 PM   #8
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Default Re: e-Hobby strikes again: Ravage & Buzzsaw repaints = "Howlback" & "Garboil&

Quoth Nevermore:
Do these color schemes actually have any relevance at all?

Aren't those the old Diaclone color schemes?
 
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Old 2004-12-21, 06:29 PM   #9
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Aren't those the old Diaclone color schemes?
There is no such thing as a Diaclone cassette. These toys were originally released under the Microman line. Here is a blue version of Condor. Also Jaguar came in blue.


 
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Old 2004-12-21, 06:36 PM   #10
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2,100 Yen = $20
Sounds reasonable. Garboil would probably make more sense as Garble (as in the message was garbled), but I don't know the first thing about Japanese.

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"Decepticon / Secret Police Force COBALT SENTRY"
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Old 2004-12-21, 07:29 PM   #11
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Quoth Ultimate Weapon:
There is no such thing as a Diaclone cassette. These toys were originally released under the Microman line.

I actually was wondering about that.
 
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Old 2004-12-21, 07:51 PM   #12
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Random colors or not, I like them. Always nice to have more cassettes, and at a reasonable price, too.
 
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Old 2004-12-21, 09:10 PM   #13
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Okay. Both are existing Microman color variations.
 
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Old 2004-12-22, 03:36 PM   #14
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Garboil would probably make more sense as Garble (as in the message was garbled), but I don't know the first thing about Japanese.
Garble looks a reasonable interpretation to me. Gaa-bo-i-ru. Garbul. Works fer me.

$20? Not likely. If buying direct, add on the commission that their international sales agency gets, plus shipping. If buying indirect, add on the intermediary's mark-up on top of that.

Of course, I hope I'm wrong on that score and it works out cheaper.
 
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Old 2004-12-22, 05:27 PM   #15
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BBTS is charging $34.99 US.
 
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Old 2004-12-27, 07:29 AM   #16
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Each?!? Fergoff. for the pair? Fergoff anyway. Ugly, pointless things.

And this is better than Universe how? Because they're Japanese?
 
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Old 2004-12-27, 03:37 PM   #17
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Because it's G1 nothing is ever wrong with G1
 
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Old 2005-03-22, 06:46 PM   #18
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http://www.e-hobby.co.jp/cgi-bin/omc...1_cobaltsentry

Translated tech specs...

I would have preferred Nightstalker.
 
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Old 2005-03-22, 10:04 PM   #19
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Looks like Howlback qualifies as the first Decepticon fembot produced in Japan.
 
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Old 2005-03-22, 10:08 PM   #20
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Technically, no. BW Black Widow was also a "Destron".

And then you'd have Giga from Masterforce...
 
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