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First/Last Comic Appearance (US) -
First/Last Comic Appearance (UK) - Issue 187, October 15th 1988
First/Last Cartoon Appearance - The Transformers: The Movie, August 8th 1986 / Episode 78 (Season 3 #13), October 13th 1986
First Toy Appearance - 1986
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Manufacturer - Perfect Effect
- Added an Autobot symbol to the chest
One of my favourite parts of the original Transformers movie was when Soundwave and Blaster's cassettes fought each other. Until then, I didn't know Blaster had any mini casettes! Luckily, Perfect Effect have stepped into the breach, and provided an update to Eject. So, is this guy fit to play, or should you pause for thought before getting him?
Appearance (Robot Mode) 9/10
I recently added Eject to my collection, and let's make no bones about it - this is another fantastic looking little 'bot from Perfect Effect's growing stable of awesomeness. It matches the original toy so well, but adds in a much mure modern aesthetic. One gripe would be that the head sculpt is a little 'flat', but then I guess so was the original toy. The paint apps are of a usual high standard, as is now expected of Perfect Effect. The swords are a great bonus, too.
Appearance (Alternate Mode) 5/10
Another Perfect Effect cassette mould, another gun. I would like something different in all honesty, and this is a worse gun than the 'Shadow Warrior' mould. It does not hold together very well, and you have to keep tinkering to get the barrels aligned. But I suppose only a lunatic would display this in anything other than 'bot mode. I need to see if Blaster's fist holes are big enought to wield him - I suppose that would look pretty nice...
This follows a similar blueprint as Shadow Warrior, but is less successful because of the fact the gun doesn't hold together too well. You have to make sure that the shoulders are at the correct angle when hiding the head for the transformation. One very neat part is that both the gun barrels can be shortened, so that they are less obtrusive in robot mode.
You get what you pay for. The small Perfect Effect figures never get you much plastic for your money but they often come up trumps with the articulation they offer. This mould is no exception. However, I have Eject and Rewind, and they both have an issue with their right hip, where the leg will pop off the ball joint with very little encouragement. Because both suffer with it, I suggest that the mould itself is faulty. It's a shame, because I kept having to put the leg back on while posing them.
Other than the aforementioned loose hip issue, I have no complaints. Considering the amount of articulation packed into this figure, you would think it would feel flimsy, but it does not. This is testament to perfect Effect's skill.
Overall - 37/50
While not as nice as Rumble/Frenzy, Eject is still a very nice little robot. Blaster was severely outnumbered by all of Soundwave'scassette bots, so it's good to redress the balance somewhat. The alt mode is never going to live up to the frankly brilliant robot mode, but I am still very happy to have Eject in my collection.