New Images of e-HOBBY Magna Convoy

New Images of e-HOBBY Magna Convoy

Saturday, April 15th, 2017 6:09am CDT

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The advertising for the upcoming e-Hobby Transformers exclusive figure Magna Convoy, a redeco of the Classics Voyager Optimus Prime toy, is back on track, as their official Twitter account has shared two new images of the blue-sworded blue robot. Check them out below!

Transformers News: New Images of e-HOBBY Magna Convoy

Transformers News: New Images of e-HOBBY Magna Convoy

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Re: New Images of e-HOBBY Magna Convoy (1874649)
Posted by megatronus on April 15th, 2017 @ 1:38pm CDT
He's beautiful... but I'll wait for a sale.
Re: New Images of e-HOBBY Magna Convoy (1874653)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on April 15th, 2017 @ 2:06pm CDT
I must be blind: I just now noticed the grille, bumper and even the gun are chromed! :shock:
Re: New Images of e-HOBBY Magna Convoy (1874655)
Posted by Carnivius_Prime on April 15th, 2017 @ 2:44pm CDT
is this the retirement figure for this mold? It's had a long run. Still got my original. Also by looking at that comic I'm glad I got Straxus (or Darkmount, whatever) again. Despite some flaws with the figrue (and it's small size for a character often portrayed as being pretty chunky) I do like it and it was super cheap.
Re: New Images of e-HOBBY Magna Convoy (1874689)
Posted by Quantum Surge on April 15th, 2017 @ 8:46pm CDT
I'd like to see this go with the Powered Convoy colored City Commander trailer.
Re: New Images of e-HOBBY Magna Convoy (1875399)
Posted by Wolfman Jake on April 19th, 2017 @ 12:11am CDT
Carnivius_Prime wrote:is this the retirement figure for this mold? It's had a long run. Still got my original.


I don't know what it is, but the 2006 Classics Voyager Optimus Prime mold is just timeless. It's been in use for almost 11 years now, and every time a new repaint comes out, I wanna snatch it up. It's a very satisfying figure, even though it's got some flaws, even though engineering has improved greatly since then, and even though Hasbro and Takara Tomy could probably do a much better definite "Classics/Neo-G1" Optimus Prime mold now, something about this 2006 mold will always hold a special charm for me.

Magna Convoy really rocks the mold with that beautiful blue deco too. Blue is my favorite color, so yeah, there's no way I can pass on this. You win again, e-Hobby!
Re: New Images of e-HOBBY Magna Convoy (1875406)
Posted by Emerje on April 19th, 2017 @ 12:41am CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:I must be blind: I just now noticed the grille, bumper and even the gun are chromed! :shock:

Easy to miss, in the earliest images they appeared to be using silver paint, the chrome didn't come until later.
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I really love how vibrant the colors look in the new photos. Can't wait for this to come out!

Emerje
Re: New Images of e-HOBBY Magna Convoy (1875414)
Posted by Carnivius_Prime on April 19th, 2017 @ 1:40am CDT
Wolfman Jake wrote:
I don't know what it is, but the 2006 Classics Voyager Optimus Prime mold is just timeless. It's been in use for almost 11 years now, and every time a new repaint comes out, I wanna snatch it up. It's a very satisfying figure, even though it's got some flaws, even though engineering has improved greatly since then, and even though Hasbro and Takara Tomy could probably do a much better definite "Classics/Neo-G1" Optimus Prime mold now, something about this 2006 mold will always hold a special charm for me.

Magna Convoy really rocks the mold with that beautiful blue deco too. Blue is my favorite color, so yeah, there's no way I can pass on this. You win again, e-Hobby!



Yeah it's still a fun mold if a bit clunky and the original has been my G1 Prime since I got it for christmas 2006 (the only time in my adult life I ever received a Transformer as a christmas present) and I pose it with the recent Titans Megatron. I don't need loads of redecoes of it myself. Did have the all white 'Ultra Magnus' and Skywarp double pack for a while but sold that within a few months. Anyways sounds like this figure is ideal for you so enjoy. :)
Re: New Images of e-HOBBY Magna Convoy (1885158)
Posted by Va'al on May 30th, 2017 @ 12:09pm CDT
Fellow Seibertronian Emerje has contacted us with some news regarding the e-Hobby exclusive Transformers figure Magna Convoy - specifically, the slight delay in its release, initially planned for this month (May), and now moved to early June as the listing also shows. While this is indeed very little difference, we appreciate the confirmation!

Emerje wrote:e-Hobby announced in today's newsletter that Magna Convoy has been delayed for "various circumstances" from late May (believed to be today) to a more specific June 5. The product page has been updated with the new date.


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Re: New Images of e-HOBBY Magna Convoy (1885220)
Posted by ExciKaiser on May 30th, 2017 @ 1:27pm CDT
I want to "complete" my convobat, but I'm not sure to want to buy the complete figure only for the claw weapon.
I wonder if people who get him will accept to resell the weapon.
Re: New Images of e-HOBBY Magna Convoy (1885307)
Posted by Desslok2201 on May 30th, 2017 @ 5:17pm CDT
Various circumstances= the mold just can't take any more
Re: New Images of e-HOBBY Magna Convoy (1885311)
Posted by ExciKaiser on May 30th, 2017 @ 5:30pm CDT
Desslok2201 wrote:Various circumstances= the mold just can't take any more


I've read from people who got Botcon Ginrai that they probably should have stopped even before.
Re: New Images of e-HOBBY Magna Convoy (1885312)
Posted by Sigma Magnus on May 30th, 2017 @ 5:34pm CDT
ExciKaiser wrote:
Desslok2201 wrote:Various circumstances= the mold just can't take any more


I've read from people who got Botcon Ginrai that they probably should have stopped even before.

Yeah, this mold has gotten more redecos than a CW toy. Still, it's a great mold! The Henkei version is on my wishlist, along with a matching Megs... :PRAY:
Re: New Images of e-HOBBY Magna Convoy (1885313)
Posted by Kurona on May 30th, 2017 @ 5:36pm CDT
Classics Seeker, Classics OP, MP-03/11. The unholy trinity of mold degradation.
Re: New Images of e-HOBBY Magna Convoy (1885314)
Posted by Desslok2201 on May 30th, 2017 @ 5:38pm CDT
Can we tack Piranacon on there?
Re: New Images of e-HOBBY Magna Convoy (1885331)
Posted by Hydrargyrus on May 30th, 2017 @ 7:35pm CDT
Whereas the Combiner Wars figures somehow seemed to be unaffected by mold-degradation (at least the deluxes)
Re: New Images of e-HOBBY Magna Convoy (1885355)
Posted by Desslok2201 on May 30th, 2017 @ 9:20pm CDT
I'm just saying, I bought one of the BBTS Piranacon sets a while back and 4 out of 6 looked like thalidomide babies
Re: New Images of e-HOBBY Magna Convoy (1885396)
Posted by Nemesis Destron on May 31st, 2017 @ 3:31am CDT
Hmmm :-? ...now what to buy with that $100 plus I was gonna use for this Convoy. :-P :VEHI:
Re: New Images of e-HOBBY Magna Convoy (1885476)
Posted by Overcracker on May 31st, 2017 @ 11:16am CDT
Desslok2201 wrote:I'm just saying, I bought one of the BBTS Piranacon sets a while back and 4 out of 6 looked like thalidomide babies


Well they are mutated sea monsters, so they are supposed to look somewhat strange.

What exact issues did you have with them?

My BBTS Piranacon is in storage, but it did not have any deformations on the figures themselves. They did have some looseness in certain joints, but beyond that, they look pretty crisp, close to the originals.

Mold degradation generally manifests itself with loose joints and issues in transformation, but generally not with deformed parts or unsightly molding problems.

Even Classics Prime and more so with the classics Seeker mold which both are in the double digits number of uses have shown no actual deformations of the mold. They can suffer from looseness in joints in certain cases, but the actual molding is still functional.

Piranacon has seen a few re-releases but nowhere near the amount of uses seen by the Prime and the Seeker mold.
Re: New Images of e-HOBBY Magna Convoy (1885478)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on May 31st, 2017 @ 11:29am CDT
Overcracker wrote:
Desslok2201 wrote:I'm just saying, I bought one of the BBTS Piranacon sets a while back and 4 out of 6 looked like thalidomide babies


Well they are mutated sea monsters, so they are supposed to look somewhat strange.

What exact issues did you have with them?

My BBTS Piranacon is in storage, but it did not have any deformations on the figures themselves. They did have some looseness in certain joints, but beyond that, they look pretty crisp, close to the originals.

Mold degradation generally manifests itself with loose joints and issues in transformation, but generally not with deformed parts or unsightly molding problems.

Even Classics Prime and more so with the classics Seeker mold which both are in the double digits number of uses have shown no actual deformations of the mold. They can suffer from looseness in joints in certain cases, but the actual molding is still functional.

Piranacon has seen a few re-releases but nowhere near the amount of uses seen by the Prime and the Seeker mold.


Another sign of degradation is molded detailing looking less sharp and crisp, but you'd really need to look closely and compare to actually see that. Plus, it's quite possible that the Classic Prime tooling has been restored in some minor areas.
Re: New Images of e-HOBBY Magna Convoy (1885483)
Posted by Overcracker on May 31st, 2017 @ 11:41am CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Overcracker wrote:
Desslok2201 wrote:I'm just saying, I bought one of the BBTS Piranacon sets a while back and 4 out of 6 looked like thalidomide babies


Well they are mutated sea monsters, so they are supposed to look somewhat strange.

What exact issues did you have with them?

My BBTS Piranacon is in storage, but it did not have any deformations on the figures themselves. They did have some looseness in certain joints, but beyond that, they look pretty crisp, close to the originals.

Mold degradation generally manifests itself with loose joints and issues in transformation, but generally not with deformed parts or unsightly molding problems.

Even Classics Prime and more so with the classics Seeker mold which both are in the double digits number of uses have shown no actual deformations of the mold. They can suffer from looseness in joints in certain cases, but the actual molding is still functional.

Piranacon has seen a few re-releases but nowhere near the amount of uses seen by the Prime and the Seeker mold.


Another sign of degradation is molded detailing looking less sharp and crisp, but you'd really need to look closely and compare to actually see that. Plus, it's quite possible that the Classic Prime tooling has been restored in some minor areas.


True.

But super unsightly deformation of sculpted surfaces has not been seen, I think, beyond G1 Jazz's mouth.

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