Encore #17 Cassettes plastic quality/color?

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  1. Duximus Prime

    Duximus Prime Chronomancer

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    Just received Big Mission #2 in the mail yesterday. Overall, I'm very pleased. However, upon inspecting Ratbat and Slugfest something felt a little... 'off' about them. Compared to the Steeljaw that came with my TF Collection Blaster, the plastic quality in the aforementioned tapes felt not as good; more hollow or something. As I have never owned the original G1 versions, is this just me being over-critical or is there some truth?

    P.S.: Did they stop putting diecast in the toys after 1985? (There was none on Slugfest, Ratbat, Eject, or Rewind...)
     
  2. The Asp

    The Asp Are we having fun yet?

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    1986.
    Aside from Fort Max & Scorponok of course.
     
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    NO,in 1986 the first issues of the stunticons,combaticons,protectobots,and aerilbots all had die cast metal chests.also kup,ratbat,broadside,and maybe octane had die cast metal parts,oh, and steeljaw and ramhorn as well
     
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    Megatronwp38 Megatron? Is that you!?!?

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    My vintage ratbat has the metal chest.
     
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    Wha? Encore Ratbat has no diecast?




    Seriously?
     
  6. Duximus Prime

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    None that I could discern. :-/
     
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    Blue Meanie Hello from the Gutter

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    His entire Chest is Die Cast....
     
  8. Duximus Prime

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    Really? I don't have it on-hand at the moment, but I remember a distinct lack of heft and/or "coolness" from the presence of diecast.
     
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    slugfest's legs were a softer plastic than the rest of him, and he had no diecast
     
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    You're not going to get much heft from a cassette.
     
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    Blurr, Hot Rod, Rodimus, and Ultra Magnus all had die cast versions, too.

    And personally, I've always felt that my Encore Prime had noticeably lower quality plastic on it than my G1 Ultra Magnus. It just feels lighter and less durable.
     
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    Thanks for that. :rolleyes: 

    I meant relative to an all-plastic cassette...
     
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    Aren't the Cassettes Encore 17? Mine haven't arrived yet but i sure hope they have diecast chests ....
     
  14. Duximus Prime

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    You're right. I got Bruticus in the same shipment and must have been thinking of that when I typed it. Mods, fix?
     
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    the photos of SDCC ratbat look like hes got a metal chest, the paints all shiny.

    somebody somewhere will soon confirm, mine arrive early next week.
     
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    Blue Meanie already confirmed, he has these in hand.
     
  17. Megatronwp38

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    Slugfest's original toy didn't have Die-cast either.
     
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    so for ratbat on encore 17 is the chest diecast metal or not? Also is the purple a different shade of purple unlike the original? It looks darker than the original when i saw the pictures and compared them.
     
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    Getting back to the original question, yeah, the plastic quality is pretty crap on this reissue. Just got it today. I mean if I'd paid $20 at a target for these, I'd be happy. But for import prices, bleeeeeeehhhhhh. Cheapo. Almost Animated/Universe 2.0 level of cheap.
     
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    if thats the case thats a real shame, i know my ravage with reissue soundblaster feels really nice, the buzzsaw also nice even if his parts dont seem to fit perfactly in cassette mode.

    I ordered these anyway as i figured #1the only real chice in getting these guys easily and #2 this could well be a popular encore so i didnt want to take any chances, the last time i didnt other buying reissues was with collection minibots, i figured i'd wait a few months..........yeah right, look what happened there.
     

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