Back in the days of the 'Dreamwave' covers TFC 'book' reissues, which was a long time ago (perhaps a decade or so), eHobby timed repaints with each release of the TFC Reissues.
For example, when Takara released TFC#03: Skids, eHobby timed its release with an 'exclusive' repaint, eHobby Crosscut; for TFC#04: Tracks, eHobby had Road Rage and so on.
At the time, with little knowledge of the Diaclone line and its colours (except perhaps blue Bluestreak), I looked at these repaints with derision, and wrote them off as 'cheap' recolours in a bid to milk money from collectors.
However, being a sucker for punishment, I still went out there and bought them all, mostly.
This is Deepcover and Clampdown. Both are recolours of the Sideswipe mold (TFC#07). Deepcover is a homage / reissue to the black police Countach from the extremely rare Diaclone PCDX Giftset (and in a moment of shameless plugging, this is not to be mistaken with the Diaclone late production, perhaps only 1 in the world, black Countach); Clampdown is a homage / reissue of the diaclone police Countach.
This is Road Rage, a Tracks recolour (TFC#4), homage to diaclone / MB red Tracks; and Crosscut (not sure what it is a homage to, I don't believe there is a diaclone Skids that comes in this colour).
Here is a group shot.
Now that I look at them, wow, they do look magnificent.
Here, some other exclusives are pictured - mailaway exclusives black Tracks (white box with black words) and FigureKing exclusive Tigertracks (white box with yellow art). Sitting at the bottom is a reissue Ultra Magnus in diaclone Powered Convoy colours, or some might call early TFTM movie trailer coloured Ultra Magnus.
eHobby also did Decepticons in case you were wondering. From top to bottom, there are (1) anime colour Astrotrain (became exceedingly expensive really fast); (2) Dimension Exploration Researchers (also became exceedingly expensive fast); and (3) Detritus (has remained cheap to this day).
Then, there are the odd sets - Hauler and Sunstorm. At one point Sunstorm was very difficult to get and expensive thanks to Dreamwave's depiction of him. At its most expensive, Sunstorm alone was worth almost US$250. Then, Takara deigned to reissue him again and prices tanked... never to recover.
I end with another group shot of these eHobby exclusive reissues, which back in the day, I thought little of, but today, here and now, i think they look pretty awesome!
Oh, and since they are all MISB, I haven't actually played with them or examined them up close... yet.
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