Transform your DS Lite!

Discussion in 'Video Games and Technology' started by Omnius, Jan 30, 2008.

  1. Omnius

    Omnius Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 14, 2006
    Posts:
    11,890
    News Credits:
    8
    Trophy Points:
    256
    Likes:
    +8
    Picked up something rather interesting in HMV today...

    TF protective case for Nintendo DS! :D 

    In-package shots:

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    Currently retailing for £19.99, there's a two for £30 offer on, but they didn't have the corresponding Autobot set in stock at the moment.

    For your money there's a lot of goodies! Three DS card cases with embossed Decepticon insignia:

    [​IMG]

    Wrist strap with a small screen wiper on the end:

    [​IMG]

    Outer casing, made from polycarbonite

    [​IMG]

    The DS can be opened and played in the case, which has openings for both slots, volume, L&R, stylus slot etc:

    [​IMG]

    It comes with a set of front & rear card inserts using Dreamwave-originated artwork:

    [​IMG]

    The front insert features a character's robot mode, while the rear has the alt mode. The characters depicted are:

    Megatron
    Soundwave
    Scorponok
    Starscream
    Skywarp
    Shockwave
    Brawl
    Razorclaw
    Bonecrusher
    Barricade
    Frenzy (well, the blue tape :D )

    There was also a random Seacon insert (bot mode only).

    They didn't have the Autobot version in stock at my local HMV, but I'll keep checking for it!

    Happy hunting, DS Lite owners. :D 
     
  2. Beastbot X

    Beastbot X The Toad Knows.

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2004
    Posts:
    8,025
    News Credits:
    22
    Trophy Points:
    211
    Likes:
    +22
    Darn, that IS cool. I hope it hits the U.S.
     
  3. Deefuzz

    Deefuzz Beard On! Beardmaster! Veteran

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2002
    Posts:
    13,306
    News Credits:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    246
    Likes:
    +3
    Ebay:
    That's been out for quite a while, it was on a clearance sale at Fry's.
     
  4. Chosen

    Chosen Space Ninja

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2004
    Posts:
    8,998
    Trophy Points:
    227
    Likes:
    +1
    Wish I found that version, especially with those 'Con DS cases. I ended up with the much less stunning set of Movie Barricade decals.
     
  5. artiepants

    artiepants Just over here punching Unicron.

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2002
    Posts:
    15,979
    News Credits:
    12
    Trophy Points:
    312
    Location:
    Seattle
    Likes:
    +200
    that's pretty dang slick.
     
  6. Batman

    Batman The Dark Knight TFW2005 Supporter

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2006
    Posts:
    11,554
    News Credits:
    11
    Trophy Points:
    257
    Likes:
    +15
    Ebay:
    I got this quite awhile ago at Toys r us. They still have them, a lot more bot than con. It is wicked cool, congratulations on your find:)  My DS is always pimped out as Shockwave!
     
  7. Omnius

    Omnius Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 14, 2006
    Posts:
    11,890
    News Credits:
    8
    Trophy Points:
    256
    Likes:
    +8
    Oopsie, didn't realise it was old news. :D  Couldn't find anything when I did a search. :eek: 
     
  8. Erector

    Erector I ruined the Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    May 1, 2007
    Posts:
    11,052
    News Credits:
    21
    Trophy Points:
    217
    Likes:
    +21
    ima get my girlfriend one. she'll... hate it probably :D 
     
  9. MilkManX

    MilkManX TF Comicbook Fan

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2004
    Posts:
    1,376
    Trophy Points:
    161
    Likes:
    +0
    I got the Autobot one months ago. Very cool.
     
  10. Dirge121

    Dirge121 Eat the chikums

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2005
    Posts:
    9,567
    News Credits:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    227
    Likes:
    +20
    Ebay:
    Twitter:
    YouTube:
    Tumblr:
    £19.99? What a rip-off! Still, it is mighty tempting. Luckily I'm broke right now or I'd be there tomorrow morning, cash in hand.
     
  11. Omega Supreme-1

    Omega Supreme-1 Autobot Sentinel

    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2002
    Posts:
    1,995
    News Credits:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    161
    Likes:
    +2
    Ebay:
    They have these for the PSP also, and I might get an Autobot set for my DS. While, Frenzy (my PSP) is definetly getting a Decepticon set =3
     
  12. Prisoner1138

    Prisoner1138 TFW2005 Supporter

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2007
    Posts:
    2,018
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    181
    Likes:
    +1
    They're kinda cool, but I'm just so sick of that artwork.

    Anything that is g1 related but not retro uses those exact same images.

    T shirts
    xbox faceplates
    ds cover
    xbox live theme
    statues
    etc etc etc.

    Isn't there another drawing of megatron that can be used?
     
  13. Omega Supreme-1

    Omega Supreme-1 Autobot Sentinel

    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2002
    Posts:
    1,995
    News Credits:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    161
    Likes:
    +2
    Ebay:
    Decepticon set for PSP
    http://www.buy.com/prod/psp-transformers-decepticons-classic-travel-kit/q/loc/108/204519415.html
    Autobot set for PSP
    http://www.buy.com/prod/psp-transformers-autobots-classic-travel-kit/q/loc/108/204519414.html
    Autobot set for DS
    http://www.coregamer.com/coregamer/coregamer.asp?cmd=detail&prodID=61
    Decepticon set for DS
    http://www.buy.com/prod/ds-lite-transformers-decepticons-classic-protector/q/loc/108/204505499.html

    Well the IDW Megatron, is a vastly differently drawn version of Megatron, and I don't think they've really produced too many pieces that are authentic G1. The only company before Dreamwave was Marvel, and their really outdated art. What they could be doing, is commission an artist like Don or anyone to draw them up new art; however, that would come at a cost and delay the product. It's far easier to take pre-existing art, that is easy to access and reuse it for your product; thus ensuring your product gets to market on time and at the cost you expect. It's basic business my friend
     
  14. Omega Supreme-1

    Omega Supreme-1 Autobot Sentinel

    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2002
    Posts:
    1,995
    News Credits:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    161
    Likes:
    +2
    Ebay:
    Double post
     
  15. Prisoner1138

    Prisoner1138 TFW2005 Supporter

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2007
    Posts:
    2,018
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    181
    Likes:
    +1
    I know it's business, as well as marvel's art being drastically outdated, but it's just frustrating to see the same picture used on so many tf products, especially if you just wanted to buy a bunch of stuff for one character(like myself and wanting to buy megatron stuff), and having it all end up with the same picture on it.
     
  16. rattrap007

    rattrap007 Insert witty comment here TFW2005 Supporter

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2002
    Posts:
    14,883
    News Credits:
    6
    Trophy Points:
    297
    Likes:
    +37
    Got one for my PSP and DS. Got my PSP as Shockwave and my DS is Soundwave..
     

Share This Page