A question about collecting the Encore series

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  1. noob_collection

    noob_collection noob at collecting

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    I really want to get into G1 stuff...So naturally since I don't have the money for the originals, Encore seems like a awesome idea...

    But if I were talking to someone...Should it be considered a legit "G1 collection" or would it be better named a "re-issue collection"
     
  2. Red Alert

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    I would say it's a legit collection but technically they are reissues.The changes are so small that the average/new collecter may miss them.
     
  3. Mark94

    Mark94 Well-Known Member

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    To me, it's a reissue collection :confused2 
     
  4. Agent-GHQ

    Agent-GHQ Accept the unacceptable

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    A bit off topic, but for those that owns the Encore, are there anything new or different about them compared to the 80's? I plan to get back into the G1 and was wondering if its worth it. I mean I hope all the weapons are projectile, rubbers tires, chrome parts, ect.

    While I'm at it, does anyone have a comparison shots between 80's and Encore. Any figures will do.

    Thanks my fellow Cybertronian!
     
  5. Easterling Capt

    Easterling Capt I am Vern Schillinger

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    For me its two diffrent things

    Reissues are G1 and cool and all that crap.

    But vintage..that 25 year old bot you get..It is never going to be the same thing. Even if identical they are new produced to this days market and not a toy that has 20+ years of history, Sure some may say its just a date but for me it is two diffrent things.

    Besides I collecto both and love em, but the Reissus go before the originals any day.
     
  6. Ruination04

    Ruination04 8 Years Old Since 1984!

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    Well, it's kinda the same..kinda not....hard to decide. It is a reissue collection, but if it's just G! reissues...well it's a G1 collection too.
     
  7. ErechOveraker

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    You should check out the feedback side of the forum, they've got reviews of all the reissues there. With comparison pics too!

    YOUR WELCOME FELLOW ROBITLOVER!

    On topic - definitely a reissue collection if you're buying Encores. Why would you want to mislead anyone by saying anything else? Anyone you know who might be impressed by saying it's all legit G1 would call bs on you as soon as they saw them, and someone who didn't know wouldn't care either way and you could explain they were reissues easily enough. Go with the truth, my son!
     
  8. brr-icy

    brr-icy G1 Collector

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    reissue collection, and this ^
     
  9. Lunar Archivist

    Lunar Archivist Well-Known Member

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    Some reissued figures look almost the same as the originals (such as Red Alert) while others look a lot worse (like Jazz...ugh).
     
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    I agree with the other posters...it is a reissue collection.

    It's possibly the closest most of us will get to having a G1 collection, though.
     
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    I'm not sure it really matters unless your trying to sell them. In that case, you have to communicate exactly what it is your selling. From a personal standpoint though, in a display, I wouldn't seperate a reissued figure from the rest of a G1 display. So, the Encore and other reissues I have fall into my G1 collection.
     
  12. Rodimus Major

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    My reissues are displayed with vintage figures in my G1 collection, so I'd call it a G1 collection.
     
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    i try to stay as true to what i had as a kid as possible, so i haven't gone Encore. its up to you, youget TF's in top notch shape when you go Encore, they're affordable, and still nostalgic.
     
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    They fixed that. Encore Jazz looks great.
     
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    Curious what that was addressing, my Encore Jazz is awesome looking.

    Course, all the Encores are awesome looking.
     
  16. OptimistPrime

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    I agree with this statement 100%
     
  17. iron maniac

    iron maniac Help Uncle Sixshot, Help!

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    They certainly did. He must be referring to the old Jazz reissue, which really did look bad(especially in the face).
     
  18. Th0r4z1n3

    Th0r4z1n3 The F*cking Lizard King! Veteran

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    ^This^

    They're G1, but they're not vintage G1. Great for nostalgia but the value is in vintage.
     
  19. BigRC83

    BigRC83 I'm singing in the rain

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    Agreed. If you collect G1 for an investment, then go for vintage. But if you collect G1 for pleasure, go for reissues.
     
  20. Magnus' Mate

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    They're G1.

    Remember, technically, "true" G1 figures from 1984 were "reissued" for the 1985 lineup, then some into 1986...heck, here in the UK, we had G1 "reissued" in the early 1990s from Hasbro too.
     

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