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iGear Adds Pre-Order and Release Date for Kup Head Upgrade

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Monday, January 3rd, 2011 5:56AM CST

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Thanks to our tenacious site member El Duque for updating us on the latest news on third party toymaker iGear's deluxe Kup head upgrade, now called Kup01. According to the update, the set will include not one, but two heads for your deluxe RTS/United Kup figure: one with the "cygar" and one without. The set is expected to be released in mid-March (listed as March 20th) and will cost 12.99 which includes free shipping. While we still haven't see the final, colored versions of these heads, iGear has added a few new teaser images of the prototype to their site which have been mirrored below.

To check out the pre-order on the iGear Toys online store, click HERE.

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Credit(s): El Duque, iGear Toys
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Re: iGear Adds Pre-Order and Release Date for Kup Head Upgrade (1164840)
Posted by ninoslow on January 3rd, 2011 @ 6:43am CST
nice update head with a cigar and also another head with different expression iam already preorder mine i cant wait to have mine awesome
Re: iGear Adds Pre-Order and Release Date for Kup Head Upgrade (1164852)
Posted by Rated X on January 3rd, 2011 @ 7:08am CST
How about a candy green "LEGALIZE IT" repaint of Kup with 24 inch rims in truck mode ???
Re: iGear Adds Pre-Order and Release Date for Kup Head Upgrade (1164854)
Posted by zodconvoy on January 3rd, 2011 @ 7:18am CST
Ordered. I was hoping to get it sooner and through BBTS though. I ordered the Kup/Scourge/Thundercracker/Wheeljack wave through them and it would've been nice to get it all in the same box at the same time!
Re: iGear Adds Pre-Order and Release Date for Kup Head Upgrade (1164855)
Posted by El Duque on January 3rd, 2011 @ 7:23am CST
zodconvoy wrote:Ordered. I was hoping to get it sooner and through BBTS though. I ordered the Kup/Scourge/Thundercracker/Wheeljack wave through them and it would've been nice to get it all in the same box at the same time!


Same here, but I've ordered directly from iGear before and everything worked out fine. You just can't beat $12.00 for two custom heads and free shipping.
Re: iGear Adds Pre-Order and Release Date for Kup Head Upgrade (1164857)
Posted by ninoslow on January 3rd, 2011 @ 7:26am CST
yes bro u are right liked me iam preoder directly from igear , no one cant beat 12.99 and free shipping awesome deal , i cant wait for have mine also
Re: iGear Adds Pre-Order and Release Date for Kup Head Upgrade (1164863)
Posted by Stumpybot on January 3rd, 2011 @ 7:50am CST
just ordered mine, said free shipping to the uk too. winner!

2 heads will be a nice way to distinguish the generations Kup i ordered from tf aource, the ehobby Kup i preordered and the ebay Kup i ordered last week coz i couldnt wait anymore lol
Re: iGear Adds Pre-Order and Release Date for Kup Head Upgrade (1164898)
Posted by Blackstreak on January 3rd, 2011 @ 9:35am CST
Cyber Bishop wrote:I like that.. I wish they made two, one with and without the cigar..


Merry Christmas! You get your wish. Now we need to corrupt it. :twisted:
Re: iGear Adds Pre-Order and Release Date for Kup Head Upgrade (1164903)
Posted by LOST Cybertronian on January 3rd, 2011 @ 9:54am CST
Yup saw this in my email first thing this morning. Ordered right after.
Re: iGear Adds Pre-Order and Release Date for Kup Head Upgrade (1164933)
Posted by Doctor McGrath on January 3rd, 2011 @ 11:15am CST
Yes! Pre-ordered.
Re: iGear Adds Pre-Order and Release Date for Kup Head Upgrade (1164951)
Posted by Midnight_Fox on January 3rd, 2011 @ 11:45am CST
This is how you appropriately price upgrades.

Are you paying attention yet, CrazyDevy?

These are so ordered.
Re: iGear Adds Pre-Order and Release Date for Kup Head Upgrade (1165018)
Posted by sabrigami on January 3rd, 2011 @ 2:04pm CST
Wow, shipping is even free to Canada, call me a happy camper :KREMZEEK: Yeah, these people know how to do it right. I'm surprised it comes with both heads too, that's even better! I hope the paint apps are up to snuff too, but it's not a big deal if they're not. I ordered mine the second I saw the posting. I hope they do more add-ons like this in the future.
Re: iGear Adds Pre-Order and Release Date for Kup Head Upgrade (1165039)
Posted by Counterpunch on January 3rd, 2011 @ 2:49pm CST
Ordered...for GREAT JUSTICE.
Re: iGear Adds Pre-Order and Release Date for Kup Head Upgrade (1165082)
Posted by Fistful of Energon on January 3rd, 2011 @ 4:15pm CST
Not that I needed much convincing on these but $12 and FREE shipping sold me!

I cant wait =P~
Re: iGear Adds Pre-Order and Release Date for Kup Head Upgrade (1165092)
Posted by Rodimus Minor on January 3rd, 2011 @ 4:44pm CST
I like the head but the Generations head is fine.
Kup 4.jpg
Re: iGear Adds Pre-Order and Release Date for Kup Head Upgrade (1165104)
Posted by El Duque on January 3rd, 2011 @ 5:01pm CST
Rodimus Minor wrote:I like the head but the Generations head is fine.
Kup 4.jpg


Now that I've seen the iGear version I don't really like the factory head at all. Not that it's bad or anything, and if it were the only game in town I would be fine with it. I'm just diggin' the IDW style the custom has goin on.
Re: iGear Adds Pre-Order and Release Date for Kup Head Upgrade (1165143)
Posted by juxtapose519 on January 3rd, 2011 @ 6:54pm CST
The cygar head is cool and all, but I'm not paying almost as much as I paid for Kup himself for both heads when I see no point in a second cygar-less head. Aside from the cygar, there's nothing wrong with the generations head. I can make my own out of polymer clay or something. Problem solved and I save 12 bucks.
Re: iGear Adds Pre-Order and Release Date for Kup Head Upgrade (1165145)
Posted by craggy on January 3rd, 2011 @ 6:58pm CST
is the free shipping worldwide? because that might sell it to me. I'm assuming it's $12 US, not $12 Canadian, or Primus forbid, Australian?
Re: iGear Adds Pre-Order and Release Date for Kup Head Upgrade (1165250)
Posted by Primacron's Little Helper on January 4th, 2011 @ 4:41am CST
craggy wrote:is the free shipping worldwide? because that might sell it to me. I'm assuming it's $12 US, not $12 Canadian, or Primus forbid, Australian?

I reckon so - I just completed checkout to a European address and there was no extra charge. I believe they're based in China rather than the US.

Off topic, should we be sending dollars to people who can't spell dollars!? ('US dollors')
Re: iGear Adds Pre-Order and Release Date for Kup Head Upgrade (1165350)
Posted by Prime Evil on January 4th, 2011 @ 10:30am CST
It's too cheap NOT to preorder!! I'll definitely be using the cygar look.
Re: iGear Adds Pre-Order and Release Date for Kup Head Upgrade (1167353)
Posted by El Duque on January 9th, 2011 @ 12:03pm CST
iGear has updated their Facebook page and pre-order page with images of both heads in their Kup 01 set.
The second cygar-less head appears to be identical to the first with the exception the of the mouth being reversed. Theses are only prototypes, and the final sculpts may be different.

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Re: iGear Adds Pre-Order and Release Date for Kup Head Upgrade (1167395)
Posted by Sodan-1 on January 9th, 2011 @ 2:06pm CST
Just pre-ordered mine. I don't have a problem with the factory Generations head. But for only $12 it'd be crazy not to go for it. It would appear to make the figure a damn-site cooler.
Re: iGear Adds Pre-Order and Release Date for Kup Head Upgrade (1167398)
Posted by Mkall on January 9th, 2011 @ 2:15pm CST
Nice heads. Personally I'll be using the Cygar head and give 5 bucks to the first person that notices I have a cigar smoking Transformer.
Re: iGear Adds Pre-Order and Release Date for Kup Head Upgrade (1167419)
Posted by Doctor McGrath on January 9th, 2011 @ 3:29pm CST
March cannot come soon enough. These head molds make this figure for me. IDW Kup FTW.
Re: iGear Adds Pre-Order and Release Date for Kup Head Upgrade (1167466)
Posted by MINDVVIPE on January 9th, 2011 @ 5:44pm CST
If anyone wants the cygar-less head and lives around Vancouver, i'll probably sell it for 5 bucks, so PM me.
:CON:
Re: iGear Adds Pre-Order and Release Date for Kup Head Upgrade (1167488)
Posted by KIERANW on January 9th, 2011 @ 6:45pm CST
I like it, but im not gonna get it
I cant wait to see the finished product =] :KREMZEEK:
Re: iGear Adds Pre-Order and Release Date for Kup Head Upgrade (1167642)
Posted by mattyc1007 on January 10th, 2011 @ 7:38am CST
Me Likey Box
Re: iGear Adds Pre-Order and Release Date for Kup Head Upgrade (1167648)
Posted by Requiem Prime on January 10th, 2011 @ 8:09am CST
I would liked a more unique expression for his other head, but I'm still liking it. The official head strikes me more like the movie Kup as a wise old man and mentor. These are more like the IGN comics, with an aged badass vibe.
Re: iGear Adds Pre-Order and Release Date for Kup Head Upgrade (1167682)
Posted by kirbenvost on January 10th, 2011 @ 10:04am CST
lol, I like the box and how it fits in the back of the truck. Both heads look good, but are they going to come unpainted? :???:
Re: iGear Adds Pre-Order and Release Date for Kup Head Upgrade (1167687)
Posted by El Duque on January 10th, 2011 @ 10:13am CST
kirbenvost wrote:lol, I like the box and how it fits in the back of the truck. Both heads look good, but are they going to come unpainted? :???:


That is pretty cool. I wonder if it was planned that way or just a coincidence? I'm confident the final product will be molded and painted in the correct colors.
Re: iGear Adds Pre-Order and Release Date for Kup Head Upgrade (1167695)
Posted by Razorclaw0000 on January 10th, 2011 @ 10:36am CST
Do I have to buy this from I-Gear, or will BBTS carry it?
Re: iGear Adds Pre-Order and Release Date for Kup Head Upgrade (1167700)
Posted by El Duque on January 10th, 2011 @ 10:56am CST
Razorclaw0000 wrote:Do I have to buy this from I-Gear, or will BBTS carry it?


So far iGear is only place with a pre-order. BBTS has never listed a preorder for their MP Prime heads so I doubt they carry these either. I would prefer to deal with BBTS or TFsource in most situations, but in this case you can't really beat the deal iGear has going.
Re: iGear Adds Pre-Order and Release Date for Kup Head Upgrade (1167713)
Posted by Razorclaw0000 on January 10th, 2011 @ 11:16am CST
El Duque wrote:
Razorclaw0000 wrote:Do I have to buy this from I-Gear, or will BBTS carry it?


So far iGear is only place with a pre-order. BBTS has never listed a preorder for their MP Prime heads so I doubt they carry these either. I would prefer to deal with BBTS or TFsource in most situations, but in this case you can't really beat the deal iGear has going.


C'est la vie. At least it was PayPal. I was a bit worried I'd have to fork a credit card over to them.

Ordered!
Re: iGear Adds Pre-Order and Release Date for Kup Head Upgrade (1167724)
Posted by kirbenvost on January 10th, 2011 @ 11:26am CST
Hmm...I am satisfied with the original Kup head, but I might cave in to temptation for the sake of awesomenss.
Re: iGear Adds Pre-Order and Release Date for Kup Head Upgrade (1167736)
Posted by dirkmagirk1 on January 10th, 2011 @ 11:38am CST
this head piece definately fits the charactor.....man i wish all the upgrades were this cheap ithought this was gonna be $30 or more
Re: iGear Adds Pre-Order and Release Date for Kup Head Upgrade (1167808)
Posted by MINDVVIPE on January 10th, 2011 @ 2:56pm CST
Since the box fits into the back, I'm going to attempt to use a similar insulation, or the one included, as well as any gun accessories I have to place them in there, like a weapons container. Glad that the igear logo isn't terribly lame in any way, and can pass for a munitions supplier.
:CON:
Re: iGear Adds Pre-Order and Release Date for Kup Head Upgrade (1167810)
Posted by Counterpunch on January 10th, 2011 @ 3:00pm CST
kirbenvost wrote:Hmm...I am satisfied with the original Kup head, but I might cave in to temptation for the sake of awesomenss.


It's $12, shipped.

How can you afford NOT to have it?
Re: iGear Adds Pre-Order and Release Date for Kup Head Upgrade (1167835)
Posted by Vicalliose on January 10th, 2011 @ 4:23pm CST
I've decided that I'm going to use the original head for a custom Crystal Head Kup.

It'll be a prop made of Legos but still, I wanna have something like that sitting on my shelf lookin' all crazy with his ugly cygar-less face. :P
Re: iGear Adds Pre-Order and Release Date for Kup Head Upgrade (1167932)
Posted by kirbenvost on January 10th, 2011 @ 9:23pm CST
Counterpunch wrote:
kirbenvost wrote:Hmm...I am satisfied with the original Kup head, but I might cave in to temptation for the sake of awesomenss.


It's $12, shipped.

How can you afford NOT to have it?


Well I don't *need* it per se...
Re: iGear Adds Pre-Order and Release Date for Kup Head Upgrade (1168206)
Posted by El Duque on January 11th, 2011 @ 3:16pm CST
Well I guess BBTS will be carrying this: http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail
Re: iGear Adds Pre-Order and Release Date for Kup Head Upgrade (1168225)
Posted by NTESHFT on January 11th, 2011 @ 4:49pm CST
Got mine preordered.....
Re: iGear Adds Pre-Order and Release Date for Kup Head Upgrade (1168304)
Posted by Rodimus Minor on January 11th, 2011 @ 7:59pm CST
I hope it is easy to switch heads I don't like un screwing things
Re: iGear Adds Pre-Order and Release Date for Kup Head Upgrade (1168306)
Posted by MINDVVIPE on January 11th, 2011 @ 8:01pm CST
Rodimus Minor wrote:I hope it is easy to switch heads I don't like un screwing things


I'm sure its just popping off balljointed heads.
Re: iGear Adds Pre-Order and Release Date for Kup Head Upgrade (1168323)
Posted by LOST Cybertronian on January 11th, 2011 @ 8:30pm CST
El Duque wrote:Well I guess BBTS will be carrying this: http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


Seems kind of pointless with free shipping from Igear. Unless I guess you just happen to be browsing their site and see this for the first time.
Re: iGear Adds Pre-Order and Release Date for Kup Head Upgrade (1171865)
Posted by El Duque on January 20th, 2011 @ 7:47pm CST
If you were holding off on pre-ordering IGear's Kup01 head replacement set for Generations Kup until the fully painted versions were revealed the wait's over. IGear has updated their FaceBook page and pre-order page with fully colored images of both versions of the head that come in the set. The images have been mirrored below.

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Re: iGear Adds Pre-Order and Release Date for Kup Head Upgrade (1171878)
Posted by MINDVVIPE on January 20th, 2011 @ 8:12pm CST
killer, very nice paint job... very stoked for march.
The chrome on his face now really ties in the chromey feet.
:CON:
Re: iGear Adds Pre-Order and Release Date for Kup Head Upgrade (1171879)
Posted by Mkall on January 20th, 2011 @ 8:12pm CST
That's a nice job at paint matching there.

Can't wait to get mine.
Re: iGear Adds Pre-Order and Release Date for Kup Head Upgrade (1171882)
Posted by El Duque on January 20th, 2011 @ 8:20pm CST
The colors look spot on. The more I see their versions the less I like the original, but then again I love his IDW incarnation.
Re: iGear Adds Pre-Order and Release Date for Kup Head Upgrade (1171886)
Posted by kirbenvost on January 20th, 2011 @ 8:26pm CST
Well crap. Now I think I have to have it.
Re: iGear Adds Pre-Order and Release Date for Kup Head Upgrade (1171887)
Posted by El Duque on January 20th, 2011 @ 8:35pm CST
kirbenvost wrote:Well crap. Now I think I have to have it.


At least it's cheap.
Re: iGear Adds Pre-Order and Release Date for Kup Head Upgrade (1171900)
Posted by Doctor McGrath on January 20th, 2011 @ 8:52pm CST
This is total win.

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