e-Hobby Re-Issues Megatron Black Version & Sunstorm

On-line retailer e-Hobby has decided to do a little Transformers Encore themselves by re-issuing two previous exclusives. To commemorate their 8th Anniversary and very first e-Hobby exclusive, which was originally released in March 2001 during Botcon Japan, they will be re-issuing Megatron Black Version retailing at 6,300 Yen.

The other will be Sunstorm retailing at 4,200 Yen, which was originally released in July 2003 because of it's popularity. Both will be released in February 2009 in new packaging similar to the design of the more recent e-Hobby exclusives and includes a set of Cybertron/Destron decals and a newly written mini-comic illustrated by the famous Transformers artist Hidetsugu Yoshioka-san.

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sertile - 2008-10-13 @ 3:19 pm
All of this Sunstorm talk makes E-hobby Black Megatron cry. :tfsad

Speaking of Black Megatron, here's what BBTS had to say:

Hi - we've listed sunstorm, at this point we probably will not be carrying megatron however due to the toy gun laws

Thanks!

Joel Boblit

President

Not Letting The Acronym Go - 2008-10-13 @ 2:58 pm
Takara based Sunstorm on a background Seeker that appeared in the very first episode of the cartoon as pictured here (on the far left):

Thus, he is indeed a G1 character. He just didn't get a name of toy until years later. He is G1 though. The only thing I don't like about this reissue is that it is more "orange" than the first issue, which was more yellow.

I would debate calling him a "character" solely based on that 1 appearance.

I say a character at the very least should either have some dialog or be given a name.

But I guess its a pointless debate.

and skids gets by on a technicality!

Agent Zero - 2008-10-13 @ 2:56 pm

I consider Sunstorm a retconned G1 character. Which means he's technically a G1 character, but really he isn't if you think about it.

That said, Universe Classics Sunstorm Hasbro? Please?

Not Letting The Acronym Go - 2008-10-13 @ 2:55 pm

Racists!

Lord Madhammer - 2008-10-13 @ 2:54 pm
NOTE: E-Hobby WILL NOT respond to English or ANY correspondence other than native Japanese language. Their site also does NOT allow user account details to be inputted via an English keyboard and will ONLY accept Hiragana, Katakana and Kanji characters. Please do NOT attempt to order from them in English, either via Email OR their website. Thank you.

Global Economy Fail

Primal-Convoy - 2008-10-13 @ 2:41 pm

NOTE: E-Hobby WILL NOT respond to English or ANY correspondence other than native Japanese language. Their site also does NOT allow user account details to be inputted via an English keyboard and will ONLY accept Hiragana, Katakana and Kanji characters. Please do NOT attempt to order from them in English, either via Email OR their website. Thank you.

FREEFALLL666 - 2008-10-11 @ 5:41 pm
YUCK!!!!!! THATZ JUST WRONG.

Its how something like 90% of all P-38's are coloured. :tflol

DABA. - 2008-10-11 @ 4:49 pm

YUCK!!!!!! THATZ JUST WRONG.

Lord Madhammer - 2008-10-11 @ 4:37 pm
The story is that Dreamwave thought it would be a neat idea to go back and turn a random background Decepticon jet into an actual character for their comics. Behold, "Sunstorm".

Although, I'm pretty sure that Sunstorm's new fan-popularity began before Dreamwave V3.

As far as I knew, he came into existence in 2003, or thereabouts. But I'm not into the comics so much; I might be off on that.

I'm actually now wondering if "Sunstorm" became popular because of the first eHobby repaint. Although, I will agree it was Dreamwave who actually tried to give him some kind of character, instead of just being "random yellow Seeker from MTMTE" guy.

Right, wasn't the first eHobby repaint in 2003?

FREEFALLL666 - 2008-10-11 @ 10:47 am

Black Megatron + Reprolabels Autobrands = Shattered Glass G1..

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