Wednesday, 8 August 2007

Pimping the Blog that Pimped My Transformers!

Woohoo! Look what I managed to get my grubby hands on last week!

Yes, those are Alternators Jazz/Meister and a Classics Dirge you're looking at.

Now if you're wondering where to buy these, I can safely tell you that you WON'T find these two Transformers in any toy shop in Malaysia. Why? Because these are repaints of the original all-white Alternators Jazz and the Classics Ramjet toys.

Now, I usually prefer my toys to be in their original colours, but these two are an exception.

This particular Alternators Jazz is actually all white, with no racing stripes. And since a Jazz without racing stripes is like almost like a Bumblebee that is PINK, I decided to get it repainted by a friend I met at Robotcon - Ryukaze.

Needless to say, I'm quite happy with the way Jazz looks now:

Sure, it's still not a Porsche, but what the heck, the Mazda RX-8 is a cool enough car for an Autobot as cool as Jazz.

Now Dirge is a different story altogether. You see, in the original G1 Transformers cartoons, there were SIX different 'seekers', ie. Decepticons that transformed into fighter jets - the orignal three were Starscream, Skywarp, Thundercracker; and then the 'Coneheads' Ramjet, Dirge and Thrust.

What happened with the recent Classics line of toys is this - bloody Hasbro decided to release Starscream first, then repainted him into Skywarp, and then came out with a Ramjet retool/repaint.

HOWEVER, even thoghthey'd already done THREE out of the six seekers, they decided NOT to release the other three, and made them into exclusive toys that you could only purchase if you went for the Botcon convention in US. Now, that set of three seekers are fetching a bloody throat-cutting price on Ebay.

So what's a seeker-completist gotta do to get the other three then? Simple - REPAINT EM.

This time, Ryoyoyo took an extra Ramjet toy and repainted into Dirge, like so:

So now, I have FOUR of the six seekers!!!

Now, does anyone have an extra Starscream or Ramjet toy I can repaint into Thrust and Thundercracker??? :-D

To see what else Ryo has repainted or to get one of YOUR own toys repainted, check out his blog R.K. Design Works.

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