encore and classics stuff

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> Man, those are such good fucking toys. I like a
> transformer it doesn't take half an hour of
> nervous sweating (plus extra time re-consulting
> the manual) to transform.

The Classics seeker mold is probably my favorite Transformer of all time. It's utterly a toy: colorful, durable, and fun to play with. It totally evokes pleasant memories of my childhood toy collection.


> Too bad it's so prohibitively expensive to pick up
> the full sets of them...

I preordered Thrust and Dirge from Celga so I paid retail price plus markup rather than scalper's prices. These sets are like $170-$200 at Franks and Sons.



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Update on my Ganbo Gentei! Thrust. I made holes on the legs so the wings can look more G1-style. The wings can be positioned in front or behind the rear stabilizers and they impede posability somewhat either way, but I think he looks a lot better. He can still transform perfectly by moving the wings back to the normal slot.







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Man, you are hardcore! Go, you!
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> Man, you are hardcore! Go, you!

Thanks!
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Rumor flying around that G1 Devastator will be the next (or upcoming) Encore release. Finally one I could get excited about the release of.

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Hmm...

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I feel a shameful sort of desire when I see these.

Per the bio written by Furman, they are essentially Sliders in the Jerry O'Connell sense of the word. I can't begin to describe how happy that sort of thing makes me.
Don't bother getting the Encore Bruticus. From what I've read, the molding on it is quite poor and they didn't put back the diecast like with Predaking. You may recall that the original release of Bruticus did indeed have a little diecast but was taken out (like how Hot Rod and Predaking had releases that first had diecast then they didn't but did have metal content kept in their reissue releases). It'd probablly better just to get one of the billion repaints the guy had over the years than this.

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akum6n Wrote:
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> Hmm...
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> [www.millionhero.jp]
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> I feel a shameful sort of desire when I see these.
>
>
> Per the bio written by Furman, they are
> essentially Sliders in the Jerry O'Connell sense
> of the word. I can't begin to describe how happy
> that sort of thing makes me.


Daniel, what the fuck are these!?

Are they reissues??? Crazy! I find the proportions and chrome weapons most-alluring...
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Yeah, recolored reissues of G1 Skids and another Diaclone guy that never made it to Transformers- supposed to resemble the twins from THAT MOVIE. They're being sold as exclusives with a new TF book in Japan.
Just received Encore Omega Supreme today (a bit of selling gave me some cash). BBTS had it on clearance for 70+ bucks. I never owned this guy when I was a kid though my brother had him (I had Trypticon, while my other brother had Scorponok). I forgot what a great toy this thing is. It's basically a Transformers train set with more to it. My kids will have a grand time with this guy!

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B00
The commemorative edition Insecticons are out, I also saw Percepter too. $30 for all three Insecticons isn't too bad. I passed on Percepter.

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I read they took out the metal in the Insecticons. Confirmation?

I already have them when they were reissued several years ago. I may get Perceptor though.

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A poster on 4chan said the parts that were originally metal are now plastic with paint that mimics painted diecast.
B00
Mine has metal.

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Relaly wish they weren't constantly re-issuing the same old molds... Yeah, I realize that there aren't too many of the originals left, but still...

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Got Perceptor today. Nice quality. Has all the metal and chrome the original did. The missiles don't fire. The spring was taken out and due to this the missiles just fall out of the launcher, although luck would have that one of the missiles had just enough flash on the side that it'll stay in the launcher.

Sad that there was pretty much nothing else I wanted at TRU.

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Whooopss, I missed the news. US TRU has more new reissues? ...KA-PWIING-ing..out the door.
Just Perceptor and the Insecticons but yep.

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Thanks for the intel guys.
Got the Insecticon set, and may get that Perceptor yet.
Cool packaging.

And a boatload of Universe/Classic, and Animated stuff got re-stuffed too!
there is a perceptor and insecticon re-issue?
as in G1 or this Henkei stuff...???
G1 re-issue. Very nice. Git, Git.
Ok, waitaminit..just unboxed the Insecticons. Beatiful, and yes, the front half of the chests are metal just like G1, but...

I guess in our war-torn, PC, time period, names like Bombshell, and Shrapnel, are no-nos, so they've been renamed as Hardshell, and Sharpshot, Kickback is the same. Grrrrr... Oh well.
Major fail.
take pictures and send.

I just came from the TRU in times square and there isn't any of this stuff there.
repairtechjon Wrote:
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> Ok, waitaminit..just unboxed the Insecticons.
> Beatiful, and yes, the front half of the chests
> are metal just like G1, but...
>
> I guess in our war-torn, PC, time period, names
> like Bombshell, and Shrapnel, are no-nos, so
> they've been renamed as Hardshell, and Sharpshot,
> Kickback is the same. Grrrrr... Oh well.

More likely that they lost the rights to the names.

Considered picking them up, but I have the Japanese release from a few years ago, and in comparison Perceptor seems like a rip off (three insecticons or Perceptor?). Of course, I already have a Soundwave reissue and still picked up that con-exclusive one.

Also didn't know that Walmart was getting some Ultra recolor exclusives, which includes a Classics Powerglide in red. Tempting.
Perceptor is the same price that the Japanese release was a couple a years ago.

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fujishig Wrote:
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> Also didn't know that Walmart was getting some
> Ultra recolor exclusives, which includes a
> Classics Powerglide in red. Tempting.


Huh. Do you know if it will be identical to the Japanese red release or if it will be different from that?
B00
The new US red Powerglide isn't in the same color scheme as the Henkei, and it looks awful.

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Doh.
B00
Not digg'n it at all.





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Oh...oh....oh my...

That's horrendous. Eh well...with space at a premium in my place, I doubt I'd've gotten it anyway, even if it looked perfect...

B00, what do you mean, "no attachment function"? I can attach files fine...
B00
I can't attach a file to my post in the TF forum.

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E-mail Erik. I don't know webstuff, but I'm sure he'll figure out how to make it do right...
Dammit. I've never really been into any of the TF reissues. I didn't have many as a kid, and by 1985-86 was too old for toys. I went to TRU to check out the AstroBoy toys (not impressed...don't like the head sculpt) and saw a solitary TF I DID recognize - Perceptor. For some reason, I was compelled to buy it. I'm glad I did...it's pretty damn cool. Bummed there is no firing mechanism, but it's a sturdy little toy. I now am compelled to pick up the Soundwave.

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Yeah, that Perceptor box art is nice, and the heft of the thing with the diecast in it is a nice little brick.
I still like my gray Powerglide.

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That Powerglide is cool. One of the clicky-est, clacky-est releases.
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Dark Skyfire. Kinda cool.

And who the hell knew about the Classics Jetfire-Optimus Prime combined mode mentioned at the bottom of this review!?
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> And who the hell knew about the Classics
> Jetfire-Optimus Prime combined mode mentioned at
> the bottom of this review!?
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