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New Images of iGear's "Cygar" Kup Replacement Head

Transformers News: New Images of iGear's "Cygar" Kup Replacement Head

Tuesday, December 28th, 2010 2:04PM CST

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Thanks to Seibertron.com member El Duque for letting us know that third party toymaker iGear Toys has updated their Facebook page with new pictures of the replacement head they're creating for the upcoming Hasbro Generations and Takara Tomy United Kup figure (aka Sergeant Kup). This head, which appears to be a quick swap with the production version, features a more comic-styled look to it including his signature "cygar". Some would also argue that it better captures the gruff nature and battle worn look of the elder Autobot warrior. No word yet on when this accessory will be released or whether it will be an exclusive on the iGear online store or available from our sponsors. When we know more about this product, we'll let you know!

The images below are mirrored from the iGear Facebook page.

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Credit(s): iGear Toys, El Duque
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Re: New Images of iGear's "Cygar" Kup Replacement Head (1162906)
Posted by DevastaTTor on December 28th, 2010 @ 2:06pm CST
Nice! If this isn't too expensive, is colored accurately for the US release, and is available at a sponsor site, I'll definitely get it.
Re: New Images of iGear's "Cygar" Kup Replacement Head (1162907)
Posted by ninoslow on December 28th, 2010 @ 2:10pm CST
nice head with a Cygar i will gone get him , when i see him in store

i liked with that head also nice, i cant wait for get it , nice
Re: New Images of iGear's "Cygar" Kup Replacement Head (1162908)
Posted by Captziltoid on December 28th, 2010 @ 2:14pm CST
thats sooo epic although my stupid brain cant get "PARKER" out of my mind when i see him.
Re: New Images of iGear's "Cygar" Kup Replacement Head (1162913)
Posted by Astronopolis on December 28th, 2010 @ 2:45pm CST
K Konah Kuperson lol. i like it but it makes me think of Logan/Wolverine rather than Kup from the movie and season 3. if im unhappy with kups standard head in hand then maybe ill pull the trigger.
Re: New Images of iGear's "Cygar" Kup Replacement Head (1162939)
Posted by craggy on December 28th, 2010 @ 4:07pm CST
more like Kup Fury: Agent of SHIELD to me, but I like it, yes.
Re: New Images of iGear's "Cygar" Kup Replacement Head (1162941)
Posted by phoenix88 on December 28th, 2010 @ 4:11pm CST
as has been said by others and by me. if its not expensive like crazydevy, i'll get it. I dont mind the head hasbro gave Kup, but this is too nice not to get. i await preorder and $ info
Re: New Images of iGear's "Cygar" Kup Replacement Head (1162946)
Posted by First-Aid on December 28th, 2010 @ 4:26pm CST
"I love it when a plan comes together..."
Re: New Images of iGear's "Cygar" Kup Replacement Head (1162954)
Posted by craggy on December 28th, 2010 @ 5:21pm CST
First-Aid wrote:"I love it when a plan comes together..."

MP Grimlock as BA, Wreck-Gar as Murdock and...Tracks (?) as Face. I like it!
Re: New Images of iGear's "Cygar" Kup Replacement Head (1162967)
Posted by King Slick on December 28th, 2010 @ 5:56pm CST
craggy wrote:
First-Aid wrote:"I love it when a plan comes together..."

MP Grimlock as BA, Wreck-Gar as Murdock and...Tracks (?) as Face. I like it!

That is a true A-Team.
Re: New Images of iGear's "Cygar" Kup Replacement Head (1162976)
Posted by MGrotusque on December 28th, 2010 @ 6:17pm CST
craggy wrote:
First-Aid wrote:"I love it when a plan comes together..."

MP Grimlock as BA, Wreck-Gar as Murdock and...Tracks (?) as Face. I like it!


NOICE!
Re: New Images of iGear's "Cygar" Kup Replacement Head (1162988)
Posted by sabrigami on December 28th, 2010 @ 7:06pm CST
Not so thrilled about it being a "yelly" face, but I can't argue with the quality of the sculpt. A vast Improvement over the Hasbro one. As long as it's not too pricey and can be bought at BBTS, I'm totally sold =P~
Re: New Images of iGear's "Cygar" Kup Replacement Head (1162994)
Posted by fenrir72 on December 28th, 2010 @ 7:22pm CST
Kup as Hannibal? Fits nicely!
Re: New Images of iGear's "Cygar" Kup Replacement Head (1162999)
Posted by Skyfire77 on December 28th, 2010 @ 7:39pm CST
craggy wrote:
First-Aid wrote:"I love it when a plan comes together..."

MP Grimlock as BA, Wreck-Gar as Murdock and...Tracks (?) as Face. I like it!


I would watch that movie. :APPLAUSE:
Re: New Images of iGear's "Cygar" Kup Replacement Head (1163009)
Posted by Nemesis Destron on December 28th, 2010 @ 8:40pm CST
Ehh, its interesting but I'm quite happy with the original. I think they could have gone without the cigar/cygar but what the hell do I know. I am curious what they will be asking for this interesting piece and I wonder if the paint apps will be compatible with Generations or E-hobby Kup? And that touch on "Hannibal" is pretty damn funny...'nuff said :CON:
Re: New Images of iGear's "Cygar" Kup Replacement Head (1163015)
Posted by First-Aid on December 28th, 2010 @ 8:51pm CST
Skyfire77 wrote:
craggy wrote:
First-Aid wrote:"I love it when a plan comes together..."

MP Grimlock as BA, Wreck-Gar as Murdock and...Tracks (?) as Face. I like it!


I would watch that movie. :APPLAUSE:


Ok Photoshoppers! Your call to arms is now! Let's see what you can do!

...too bad there are really no GMC van TFs to repaint black and red...
Re: New Images of iGear's "Cygar" Kup Replacement Head (1163026)
Posted by Rated X on December 28th, 2010 @ 9:45pm CST
These comic book writers come up with some bizzare stuff. Maybe if it was like a blunt it would have made a cool gag novelty.
Re: New Images of iGear's "Cygar" Kup Replacement Head (1163046)
Posted by Doctor McGrath on December 28th, 2010 @ 10:28pm CST
That is amazing! This makes all of the difference for me. :APPLAUSE:
Re: New Images of iGear's "Cygar" Kup Replacement Head (1163051)
Posted by El Duque on December 28th, 2010 @ 10:40pm CST
Rated X wrote:These comic book writers come up with some bizzare stuff. Maybe if it was like a blunt it would have made a cool gag novelty.


There's actually a really good in story reason for him to constantly be chomping on that cygar. The first time I saw him with it I thought it was silly, but after reading the back story it makes sense and makes for a really cool plot device.
Re: New Images of iGear's "Cygar" Kup Replacement Head (1163054)
Posted by Doctor McGrath on December 28th, 2010 @ 10:45pm CST
El Duque wrote:
Rated X wrote:These comic book writers come up with some bizzare stuff. Maybe if it was like a blunt it would have made a cool gag novelty.


There's actually a really good in story reason for him to constantly be chomping on that cygar. The first time I saw him with it I thought it was silly, but after reading the back story it makes sense and makes for a really cool plot device.


This.
Re: New Images of iGear's "Cygar" Kup Replacement Head (1163055)
Posted by tallsbot on December 28th, 2010 @ 10:45pm CST
While the head looks nice and is sure to be a great collectors item, with these third party companies making tf products, one has to wonder if the probable creator of this version of Kup's head, Nick Roche, is getting paid for this? I really doubt so. If he were, it'd be a wonderful thing that would encourage creators of the tf brand to continue to be more creative rather than making it without going through the proper channels. While the 3rd party products are really exciting and interesting, one has to wonder if there has to be a better way?
Re: New Images of iGear's "Cygar" Kup Replacement Head (1163088)
Posted by Supreme Convoy on December 29th, 2010 @ 1:01am CST
I thought they did a great job with the sculpt already. This is even better and the cigar is awesome!
Re: New Images of iGear's "Cygar" Kup Replacement Head (1163109)
Posted by Deludedcon on December 29th, 2010 @ 3:19am CST
Oh my gosh, definitely need to get one of those! Fantastic sculpting on that! Really makes him look like Kup for me, so i'm pretty sold. Just hope the finished product isn't hard to get.
Re: New Images of iGear's "Cygar" Kup Replacement Head (1163111)
Posted by Vicalliose on December 29th, 2010 @ 3:50am CST
For those of you that wish this didn't have the cygar. The cygar is the whole point.
I like Kup's IDW story. Plus I'm struggling to get a team assembled, and what they really need right now is a cigar smoking veteran. :P

Last Stand Of The Wreckers kicks skid-plates! Yeah!
Re: New Images of iGear's "Cygar" Kup Replacement Head (1163119)
Posted by prowl123 on December 29th, 2010 @ 5:53am CST
Get rid of the cigar and it'll be perfect. :???:
Re: New Images of iGear's "Cygar" Kup Replacement Head (1163120)
Posted by prowl123 on December 29th, 2010 @ 5:58am CST
prowl123 wrote:Get rid of the cigar and it'll be perfect. :???:


Oh, I get it now! Cygar Kup instead of Cigar Kup!

I still don't like it. :-(
Re: New Images of iGear's "Cygar" Kup Replacement Head (1163135)
Posted by zodconvoy on December 29th, 2010 @ 7:59am CST
tallsbot wrote:While the head looks nice and is sure to be a great collectors item, with these third party companies making tf products, one has to wonder if the probable creator of this version of Kup's head, Nick Roche, is getting paid for this? I really doubt so. If he were, it'd be a wonderful thing that would encourage creators of the tf brand to continue to be more creative rather than making it without going through the proper channels. While the 3rd party products are really exciting and interesting, one has to wonder if there has to be a better way?


No, Nick Roche isn't getting paid for it. See, the problem is that there are no official channels to get 3rd Party Transformers products made. If somebody has an idea for one and sent it in to Hasbro, at best they'd get a form letter thanking them for their interest in the brand and a "make sure to check out our new Power Core Combiners!" It's especially true of a product like this as any official approval by Hasbro would have some concerned mothers group or even those "Truth" lunatics on their asses so fast it would never see the light of day.

Honestly, I don't like iGear. I have a problem with the fact that they literally take MPs reduce them to 50% size and act like it's a wholly original product. To me there's no difference between that and the bad Superion KO's they put in those $5 Easter baskets. At least with this, someone at iGear actually made it. Plus it saves me from having to do it.
Re: New Images of iGear's "Cygar" Kup Replacement Head (1163153)
Posted by El Duque on December 29th, 2010 @ 9:07am CST
iGear just updated their Facebook page with a test video of the transformation with the new head attached. I would post a link to the YouTube clip, but I'm on my Android and it's giving me fits at the moment. I'll try to get the link posted shortly.
Re: New Images of iGear's "Cygar" Kup Replacement Head (1163164)
Posted by zodconvoy on December 29th, 2010 @ 9:44am CST
So the cygar doesn't interfere with the transformation at all. Good to know.

I couldn't get the video to embed so just click here.
Re: New Images of iGear's "Cygar" Kup Replacement Head (1163255)
Posted by synthetik on December 29th, 2010 @ 2:53pm CST
That's pretty classy
Re: New Images of iGear's "Cygar" Kup Replacement Head (1163486)
Posted by AutobotMR2 on December 30th, 2010 @ 9:32am CST
well, since I found out the cygar officially doesn't interfere with his transformation, I'M 100% SOLD!!!!!! Can't wait for this! :APPLAUSE:
Re: New Images of iGear's "Cygar" Kup Replacement Head (1164185)
Posted by El Duque on January 1st, 2011 @ 11:58am CST
iGear just updated their Facebook page stating the pre-order will be up soon. According to them, "quality and price won't let you down"
Re: New Images of iGear's "Cygar" Kup Replacement Head (1164192)
Posted by LOST Cybertronian on January 1st, 2011 @ 12:29pm CST
El Duque wrote:iGear just updated their Facebook page stating the pre-order will be up soon. According to them, "quality and price won't let you down"


Since their replacement MP Prime head is $18.00 shipped, then I suspect this should be cheaper since the head is smaller.
Re: New Images of iGear's "Cygar" Kup Replacement Head (1164778)
Posted by El Duque on January 2nd, 2011 @ 11:38pm CST
The pre-order is up and they released some more info. It'll cost you $12.00 with free shipping, the release date is 03/20/11, and you'll actually get two heads. One with cygar and one without with slightly different expression. Here's a link to the pre-order page.

http://shop.igeartoys.com/index.php?rou ... uct_id=100
Re: New Images of iGear's "Cygar" Kup Replacement Head (1164834)
Posted by DevastaTTor on January 3rd, 2011 @ 5:55am CST
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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Re: New Images of iGear's "Cygar" Kup Replacement Head (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: New Images of iGear's "Cygar" Kup Replacement Head (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: New Images of iGear's "Cygar" Kup Replacement Head (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: New Images of iGear's "Cygar" Kup Replacement Head (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: New Images of iGear's "Cygar" Kup Replacement Head (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: New Images of iGear's "Cygar" Kup Replacement Head (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: New Images of iGear's "Cygar" Kup Replacement Head (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: New Images of iGear's "Cygar" Kup Replacement Head (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: New Images of iGear's "Cygar" Kup Replacement Head (1164933)
Posted by Doctor McGrath on January 3rd, 2011 @ 11:15am CST
Yes! Pre-ordered.
Re: New Images of iGear's "Cygar" Kup Replacement Head (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: New Images of iGear's "Cygar" Kup Replacement Head (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: New Images of iGear's "Cygar" Kup Replacement Head (1165039)
Posted by Counterpunch on January 3rd, 2011 @ 2:49pm CST
Ordered...for GREAT JUSTICE.
Re: New Images of iGear's "Cygar" Kup Replacement Head (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: New Images of iGear's "Cygar" Kup Replacement Head (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: New Images of iGear's "Cygar" Kup Replacement Head (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: New Images of iGear's "Cygar" Kup Replacement Head (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.

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