Bruticus/Combaticons re-issue set delayed?

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  1. Astoriacrew

    Astoriacrew Well-Known Member

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    I went to Image Anime in NYC yesterday to place a pre-order for the Bruticus gift set. Unfortunately I received some bad news. From what I was told, it's delayed for now, or might be cancelled altogether. IA is waiting for confirmation from Japan, and until they get confirmation, I'll hold off on the pre-order for now, and check their website for any updates. I picked up Henkei Skyfire, and he's an awesome transformer for my collection.
     
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    I've been waiting for the preorder at HLJ and nothing yet there either. Hmmm. Any word on the second cassette (Ratbat/Slugfest/Steeljaw/Ramhorn) set?
     
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    Delayed until when exactly, according to what you were told? I just checked TFsource (I preordered two through them) and BBTS and both are still listed with a June arrival date. Same with the second Cassette set (June for TFsource, 'second half of '09 for BBTS). Can you get any more information? A delay or even cancellation is certainly news to me.
     
  4. Astoriacrew

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    The person at Image Anime didn't exactly say. I know the set is coming out in June, according to the IA website. Let's all hope the Bruticus/Combaticon set comes through. The only G1 combiner that I have is Menasor/Stunticons. I'll keep everbody informed about the B/C set as the weeks go by.
     
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    Thanks for the head's up. I hope this is still on, I'm sure you'll love the Combaticons once you get your hands on them. :) 
     
  6. T-Logicon

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    Bruticus is awesome!! I really hope that this set is released. A crispy new Bruticus will look sharp leading my 3 Ruinations into an assault on anyone who looks at them incorrectly.
     
  7. BigRC83

    BigRC83 I'm singing in the rain

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    I hope this will not be canceled. It will ruin chances for other gestalt (the molds that are still around) re-issues.
     
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    What level of person did you speak to? Is this someone that's even in the know about these things?
     
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    I CALL BULLSHIT...takara has not cancelled one Encore item YET...so until you can provide verifiable details....
     
  10. Lbsammills51

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    Are you asking me or the author of this thread?
     
  11. wildfly

    wildfly Lasers, 8 O'Clock, Day 1.

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    Which is around the time movie products are released, and isn't Takara handling production for both itself and Hasbro at the moment? I'm guessing it's being rescheduled in some way.
     
  12. Ruination04

    Ruination04 8 Years Old Since 1984!

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    I certainly hope this is not true!! I just sold my other Combaticons/Decepticons.....
     
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    True, but Takara had to have known that ahead of time, so why plan a big Encore combiner release for the same time if they couldn't handle it? Of course, it's possible they could've become overwhelmed recently and started mulling the possibility of pushing back other releases like Bruticus to ensure the movie stuff comes out...but yeah that would seem like a weak excuse if Takara used it.
     
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    I'd wait for further confirmation than just the words of a staffer.
     
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    Well, according to imageanime.com, the Combaticon/Bruticus set has a release date of July 25, delayed by a month. I'm going to place an order before the end of May.
     
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    combaticons rule!
     
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    Ruination04 8 Years Old Since 1984!

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    BBTS has a July date now as well, yet TFsource still says June.
     
  18. lord ginrai

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    Preorder on HLJ is up here. Says it'll be released in July as well.
     

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