KFC CST01SG Rhinohorn (Evil Ver.)

 

 

Lets take a quick look at this new product from a third party company with quite an interesting name: KFC (Keith’s Fantasy Club) CST-01SG Rhinohorn (Evil Ver.) –

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Obviously this is an Unofficial Shattered Glass Ramhorn. While KFC is releasing a regular Ramhorn soon, they kicked things off with the SG version likely due to the EHobby SG Soundwave vs Blaster that recently became available.

Besides a great cover art, and the pink cassette case (matching the new MP Cassettes), you get a bio card in the box with the instructions.

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Ramhorn himself comes in tape mode and features some really nice paint aps on the cassette, including “KF Club” which is an interesting choice.

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One detail I really like is that they added the actual tape reel running along the bottom of the cassette (part of it becomes the tail).

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One thing you’ll notice right away is that Ramhorn is thick in cassette mode. Not by a lot, but noticeable, as you can see here.

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While he fits in G1 Blaster –

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His thickness prevents a second cassette from fitting inside.

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His Transformation is easy enough and basically involves splitting the tape in half and folding out the head and legs.

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While I like him a lot, there are a few issues. First, the only true design issue I have is that the sides in rhino mode are not supported, so they tend to fold inward a bit. It’s not a big problem but it just feels like it needs support. The only other issue I have is that they added pupils to the eyes. I don’t get why they would do this, as it looks kinda goofy to me. But it’s easy to fix.

The head is on a ball joint which allows for some great poses:

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Size wise he’s quite big compared to G1 Ramhorn:

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He fits in quite nice with the MP cassettes –

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All in all he’s a really cool figure and while I think there’s room for improvement in the design, for a first attempt at making an improvement on the old G1 Designs I think KFC did a really nice job with Ramhorn!

Coincidently, I fixed the eyes on mine with some simple reprolables cut with a hobby knife. I also added a Reprolable rub sign too!

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More to come, so stay tuned!

 

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4 comments

  1. Sweet, can’t wait for mine to arrive. Using him as a minion for MP Soundwave.
    I actually like the eye pupils. Def going to get a faction symbol for it.

    1. Yeah, you can kinda do anything with him, make him a Regular ‘Bot or ‘Con, i mean, how many redecos of Laserbeak are there, right?

    1. He’s sturdy. I think it’ll vary buy each one, but his joints are tight. Mine’s sides sent to want to bend in on the hinge but I’ve seen others that are perfect.

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