Wednesday, December 3, 2014

EMvTW 10 - Borg Sphere

NOTE:  You can click on most pictures to get a larger view of them.

[Editor's Note (February 2016): I've been doing do major over-hauls to my earliest articles to get them in line with the latest articles.  There was not much that needed to be done to this one.]

And we move on to my tenth "Eaglemoss vs. The World" review and this will be one of the shortest ones to date.  Let's take a look at the Borg Sphere.

Eaglemoss vs. Furuta

Well, there you have it.  All two of them,  Not much in the way of a comparison either, which shortens this article even more.

Let's dive right into the closer look at each of them.

Eaglemoss



It's really hard to give you different views of a sphere.  The top of this ship is just like the bottom.  Eaglemoss did a phenomenal job detailing this out.  The molding and the paint are really well done.  My only beef is the hole on the top and bottom where the stand goes into it.  It just doesn't look like it belongs with the way the rest of the model is done up.  However, when I do a search for screen appearances, it appears that there are indeed these hole areas on both ends so kudos to Eaglemoss for making sure they were screen accurate.

Furuta


Furuta's Borg Sphere ship is actually part of a two ship set.  The cube is a light up cube that for some reason, they chose to use a red light instead of a green one.



The Furuta sphere is quite small actually, being the size of a ping pong ball.  The molding is decent and gives the ship the Borg feel to it however, the chose to go with an all silver paint job which detracts from the look and just ruins the whole thing.  If they wanted to go all one color to save on money, the should have gone with a dull grey.

Conclusion

And that is all the pictures and comparisons.  I told you it was going to be a short article.  As for pricing, I will continue with the tradition of rounding up the most inexpensive Buy-It-Now prices from eBay at the time of this article's writing.  Also, please note that the Furuta price is for the two ship set as you can't normally buy thier sphere as a separate ship.

Eaglemoss = $24
Furuta = $37

As for which one is the best buy, it's quite simply a matter of lack of choices.  If you want a superb quality sphere, go for the Eaglemoss ship.

Anyway, I hope you found this article useful and informative.  Please feel free to leave any comments, questions or suggestions below.

So for now, "Live Long And Prosper!"

Additional Links To Photos Of My Collection:
Eaglemoss     Furuta

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