Encore 09 OMEGA SUPREME Gallery and Review

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  1. Foster

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    I got my Encore Omega Supreme today and have spent the afternoon playing with it while the GF researches a Las Vegas vacation for us. Here’s my first impressions:

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    The biggest new feature is Omega’s face sculpt. As you see, it’s the same face shield as before, just the eye sockets and bridge of a nose are built up with new plastic under the shield. The packaging is the same style as the Hasbro edition from 1985, replacing the Styrofoam with a two-piece plastic shell reinforced with cardboard around the perimeter, as was used for Encore Sky Lynx.

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    His main Autobot symbol is a tampo. Very nicely done, especially since the chest piece retracts under the gray neck piece in tank mode.

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    Although the Encore box uses the original Hasbro art and “moon base” photos (which I now strongly suspect were taken in cat litter), all of the other Photos of Omega are new, to show the new half-face.

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    He still takes 2 AA batteries. Omega rolls around his track great!

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    The 1985 battle scene on the back remains, but it has been shrunk down to make room for the transformation photos. But now the entire painting is visible.

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    The on/off switch is still in English, but now it’s a tampo, not a sticker.

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    The copyright on the bottom of my Hasbro Omega is different here. The vintage one reads, “1985 U.S. COPYRIGHT BY HASBRO BRADLEY, INC.

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    My original Omega has the Toybox logo here and “PAT. P. TOYBOX CORP” in place of this. More photos in the next post!
     
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  2. Foster

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    The box says the turret is supposed to swivel as the tank drives around the track, but my original has never worked in the 10 years I’ve owned it. I might be missing something in the transform to enable that feature.

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    The instruction sheet was too big to get in one photo.

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    Omega is a classic parts-former like the 1984 Seeker jets in that you need to almost completely disassemble him to transform him. He measures 11” in height to the top of his head. Per the instructions, only two of the six pieces of track are used to make his wings, but there’s nothing stopping you from using it all!

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    Here’s the rubsign, on the front window of the tank, which in robot mode is around his navel. My vintage Omega has no rubsign and I’m not sure if it ever did.

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    It’s hard to tell from the window tint, but my guess is the new face sculpt on Omega was done with white plastic to stand out against the gray of the rest of his head.

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    This is my best attempt at shooting the LED feature. Hard to get when he’s walking toward you!

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    Lastly, a size comparison with some modern toys. The Henkei Decepticons help Omega demonstrate his shoulder, elbow and forearm articulation, very well done for his era! (Astrotrain's just happy to have some train tracks, and that he's not the one in Omega's claw!

    I have to highly recommend Omega Supreme for G1 collectors. As the first motorized TF, he's part of history! Let me know if you want any more photos.
     
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  3. Soundblaster1

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    Is that a size trick or is it really that huge?

    I might have to drop a $100 I wasn't expecting on dropping :( 
    Thanks, Foster.
     
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    Great series of pics!

    It's funny, I almost forgot that this is an official release - not just another KO.
     
  5. Gears

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    His face makes me sad. There has to be a way to remove it.
     
  6. Foster

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    Omega is the termination of your wealth accumulation. :lol 
     
  7. brr-icy

    brr-icy G1 Collector

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    damn, i just got my g1 one complete, but i guess i'll be getting this one too lol
     
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    Cannot wait.
     
  9. Optimus Scourge

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    Nice review, bro!

    Try pushing his head up all the way so the chest is completely collapsed in tank mode and the turret should spin.

    I like it and I'm glad he got a re-issue so more people could get a minty working one, but I really don't like the face, not sure why. I was debating him, but I have a very nice original, so not gonna do it, but if I did not have him, I'd be all over it :) 
     
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    He has a ugly face
     
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    I like how in the instructions have a mode to use the rails to show why he really is OMEGA SUPREME! THATS A BIG OMEGA on his back, or does it also double as a space bridge?? Hmmm
     
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    Even tho i'm not buying him but i luv the new face sculpt! (coz got to save-up some $$ for encore Metroplex)
     
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    He's really that huge.


    You not dead! :lol 
     
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    I know you said his face looks like it's plastic, but is it removable? Nice review, btw. Makes me wish I didn't cancel my preorder....but then again, I don't have the funds.
     
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    :)  :)  Thanks for the pics. I was wondering what he looks like. Encore Omega looks great! I can't wait to get mine once it ships to the U.S. As for the eye or face, I like it over the original. Now, he actually has face and not just visor.
     
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    If I get Omega, I can't get a grail of mine.
    If I get the grail, I can't get Omega.
    I'll have to see if anyone has them for less than $100 in the near future... Or better yet, if I can sell some crap...
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    I knew it was big... But not that big. Maybe that has to do with all the size comparisons being with only G1 figures (which I do not have)...?
     
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    I have an original Omega, in perfect condition (though with almost no stickers). This one's face is just...weird.
     
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  19. Skywave

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    It looks beautiful! I hope TFsource get theirs soon, I can't wait much more :p  I'll finally be able to get that toys in my hand, and it'll be one less grail to hunt, and brand new to boot :D 
     
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    Love it!
     

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