e-Hobby Twincast shipped

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Nevermore, Apr 18, 2006.

  1. Nevermore

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    ...lazy :( 
     
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    Cheap and lazy. For $75 they can do better.
     
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    Damn. Looks nice though :/
     
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    so does anyone know if this one has the ability to hold two cassettes? I heard that the original one did, and if this one doesn't, I'm gonna cancel my preorder, since it would be more like a straight repaint instead of a replica of the original twincast, which is why I liked my tfc soundblaster.
     
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    ...eh... :confused: 

    Well, I understand that they're trying to save money and cut costs, but I'm paying $70 something for this guy which means they've got to be selling him over there for about $50 or so... yeash... for a toy like that they could at least do something new with it. This is just lazy.

    Thankfully, I'm not an inbox collector. And I was planning on ignoring Flipsides Decepticon allegiance anyways (nice story, but doesn't interest me). So she and Twin Cast will be on my S3/Headmasters shelf. In box collectors will be trying to figure out where to put them...
     
  7. Nevermore

    Nevermore It's self-perpetuating a parahumanoidarianised!

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    It says "He transforms into a double-cassette tape deck that can store two cassettes" in English on the official e-Hobby website ever since they put up an English version of the Twincast page.
     
  8. e3nine

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    You have to be kidding me.


    freaking TINT THE BOX RED. Come on.
     
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    Sheesh it’s the packaging who cares, although they could have stuck and Autobot symbol on there ya but it could be worse they could have used pink polka-dots and happy flowers.

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    Me I can’t wait for him to arrive and have on my shelve next to Soundblaster :rock  and with TransformersCon coming up fast I can probably pick him up directly from Action Toy House [​IMG]
     
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    Misb'ers are getting screwed by e-Hobby lately. Packaging is a large factor to some. :cry 

    gold leaf Galvatron was ... meh.
    Battle Magnus ... not cool.
    now this?
     
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    cost-savings measures... :cry 
     
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    :cry 

    I'm glad they're doing the releases, but I'm all for doing something right and not half assed. I can't tell if this was done to save money or effort.

    For $75 a pop, they're not losing money. It's all to create higher margins for more Convoy reissues.
     
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    It's also going to be Takara's last Transformer. Everything going forward will be TakaraTomy.

    Even with the cheap-assed packaging, this could be Anime Astrotrain rare. Glad I preordered.
     
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    I don't understand.

    That type of packaging for eHobby has been standard for years. Why is everyone surprised?
     
  15. Jarodimus

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    Because it's a Destron box rather than a Cybertron box. And Twincast is a Cybertron.

    I fully expected it to have the generic e-Hobby reissue box, but figured it would have the appropriate faction. But since Flipsides is a Destron sleeper agent... *shrugs* I guess it works. Doesn't really matter to me, though, as that puppy will be out of the box within 5 minutes of it entering my house. :thumbs2: 
     
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    Well, I don't keep them in the box so it doesn't bother me that much. But gosh, you'd think they'd be a little more professional than that. I do feel for the MISB collectors. So does this mean Action HQ will be shipping him soon? Because I am really pumped to be getting this guy. First Stepper, now Twincast. Bring on Autofire!
     
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    It's odd, to say the least. But as others have already said, the figure's rawkin'!
    :rock 
     
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    :(  Lazy.

    Still won't stop me from getting it though :p 
     
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    Is Twincast supposed to have a Cybertron symbol on the cassette door, where Broadcast's was?
     
  20. Eric

    Eric RIP AND TEAR!!!

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    Poor Takara. Cheap a-holes. Oh well, Twincast still looks cool.
     

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