Exgraver

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Exgraver
TFC Toys character
Exgraver-box.jpg
Exgraver box
Created by

TFC Toys
Information
Species Transformer
Gender Male
Abilities

Alternate mode

Liebherr 9800 excavator
Tech specs

ST07 IN06 SP05 EN05

RN05 CO08 FB05 SK07

Exgraver is a fictional character and third-party Transformer homage to Generation 1 Scavenger made by TFC Toys in 2011.

TFC Toys

Exgraver is a third-party Transformer and an homage to the Constructicon Scavenger. He combines with the other toys in his line to form Hercules, an homage to Devastator.

Exgraver has above average strength, courage and skill.

Exgraver is not the only third-party Transformer homage to Scavenger. There is also Maketoys Excavator.

Development

The project that would become Hercules was first teased as EX-004 with an outline picture in October 2009.[1]

An unnamed prototype of Exgraver was displayed at Cybertron Con 2010.[2]

Prototype images of the Targetroids and Exgraver were posted to the TFClub web site in November 2010.[3]

Project: Deva's prototypes of Exgraver and Dr. Crank were displayed in December 2010.[4]

Exgraver was previewed at the Third Party Panel at TFcon 2011.[5]

Exgraver was released in August 2011.

Reprolabels made a label set for Exgraver that makes it look more like Generation 1 Scavenger.

Exgraver appeared in promotional photos with Mastermind Creations Cyclops.

Reception

The [email protected] podcast for December 30th, 2010 selected pictures of the Exgraver prototype as one of the New Picture Picks.[6]

In the moonbase2 podcast for August 1st, 2011 pictures of Exgraver was one of the news topics. Dave said he would probably be getting the Hercules set, although he cared more about the Hook and Scrapper homages than Exgraver.[7]

The [email protected] podcast for December 1st, 2011 selected pictures of the completed Hercules as one of the New Picture Picks.[8]

Toys

  • TFC Toys Hercules Exgraver (2011)
An original third-party Transformer mold. Turns from robot to backhoe. Comes with two guns with 5mm handles, a shovel, a fist for Hercules and a collector card. The shovel on the initial release tended to break. A replacement shovel was shipped with the first release of Heavy Labor.
This toy was recolored and included as part of TFC Toys's Perseus.
  • Reprolabels TFC Exgraver (2011)
A set of labels for Exgraver to make it look more like Scavenger. Includes Decepticon symbols.[9]
  • TFC Toys Hercules Exgraver reissue (2012)
A reissue of Exgraver was done in 2012, with an altered box and a fixed shovel.[10]

Gallery

References

  1. http://www.seibertron.com/transformers/news/first-hint-of-tfctoys-004-possible-combiner/17128/
  2. http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/3rd-party-unlicensed-41/more-unofficial-fan-produced-transformers-images-from-cybertron-con-170331/
  3. http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/3rd-party-unlicensed-41/tfclub-custom-toys-new-images-171013/?catid=searchresults&searchid=14082
  4. http://tformers.com/transformers-2010/14887/news.html
  5. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KrUozfRdYUg
  6. Vangelus (December 30th, 2010). "[email protected]". http://www.tfw2005.com/ (Podcast). TFW2005. http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/wtf-tfw-transformers-podcast/355180-wtf-tfw-128-december-30-2010-a.html. 
  7. Dave (August 1st, 2011). "moonbase2". http://moonbase2.libsyn.com (Podcast). moonbase2. http://moonbase2.libsyn.com/episode-149. 
  8. Vangelus (December 1st, 2011). "[email protected]". http://www.tfw2005.com/ (Podcast). TFW2005. http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/wtf-tfw-transformers-podcast/501521-wtf-tfw-176-december-1-2011-a.html. 
  9. http://toyhax.com/standard-scale/874-labels-for-tfc-exgraver.html
  10. Images for New Packaging for TFC Hercules Figures, TFW2005, May 7th, 2012

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