Encore Continues...give Us The Other 84 Cars.

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  1. taterx

    taterx Lurkin since Transfandom

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    I broke down and bought the KO Mirage and it is perfect, displays great on the old G1 shelf. I then pre ordered Sunstreaker and Wheeljack, but the whole situation stinks with whats going down at A3U. I found a nice vintage Sunstreaker via my local source for $50 so I bought it because who the hell knows when the situation will be resolved at 3 and UP.

    If the encore line keeps on trucking as it appears to be, they need to mix in some of these supposed lost molds that these shady cats apparently have been able to reproduce so we can choose to buy the legit product. The seekers are great but how many times now in the last decade or so have they been pumping those out at us?

    What do you guys think? It's been on my mind for a while now I wonder if the notion has dawned at the folks at Tak-Tom, and if they'll ever act on it.
     
  2. Erector

    Erector I ruined the Hall of Fame

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    More 'cons please.
     
  3. Red Alert

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    my top 10 wanted not in any order

    1.grimlock(followed by the other dinobots)
    2.sunstorm
    3.thrust
    4.ramjet
    5.dirge
    6.octane(not tankor)
    7.blitzwing
    8.astrotrain
    9.blaster
    10.tripticon
     
  4. bouncing boy77

    bouncing boy77 Syntax Error

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    yeah, '84 cars would be great. im also hoping for trypticon, gestalts in giftsets and dinobots as well.
     
  5. Erector

    Erector I ruined the Hall of Fame

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    Good call. I think the three coneheads are pretty-much no-brainers, since we know how much Takara loves repaints. I hope NOT Sunstorm, as a) he's not "original" G1, and b) I just shelled out for an original, haha. Other than that, those are some damn nice choices.
     
  6. BigPhill

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    I don't think they'll do Sunstorm as a mainline release as he was an EHobby exclusive before.

    Also Several on your list have already been done by Takara.
     
  7. Red Alert

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    sunstorm is more of a wish list.Since i try to get everything sunstorm.


    another one i just thought of is shockwave.He gets no love:lol 
     
  8. Jeremy.B

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    doubtful that we will ever see a schockwave, as i believe Takara does not hold the rights to that mold.
     
  9. Satomiblood

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    Legit combiner reissues please.
     
  10. Ruination04

    Ruination04 8 Years Old Since 1984!

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    I want them to do:

    a REAL Mirage (Got the KO, but I would buy an encore!)
    Sunstreaker
    Trailbreaker
    Wheeljack
    Thrust
    Ramjet

    It's all I need. PLEASE!!
     
  11. taterx

    taterx Lurkin since Transfandom

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    I knew some one out there was feeling me! It's not something crazy like Fort Max we're asking for, mostly it's simple less risky pieces like these.
     
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    I would go nuts if Takara-Tomy would release a G1 Headmaster Scorponok reissue! Hmmmmm....accessories and shinning mint chromed leg guards.

    And, I do agree: bring some other classic G1 84 cars! Wheeljack! Sunstreaker!
    ...Please!
     
  13. T-money

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    I would totally spooge in my pants if they did a shockwave. Or the constructicons. That would be awesome.
     
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    I want them to re release the cassettes. If they did that I would be happy.
     
  15. lars573

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    If you turn a critical eye to this of the 11 '84 cars, only two are still more likely. Remember TFC used 4, and Encore has 3. With one overlap (Jazz). So in TFC you had Jazz (broke ass version), Prowl, Sideswipe, Hound. Encore has Jazz (fixed version), Ironhide/Rachet. That's 6, leaving 5. Now three are in unusable condition (lost or broken), Sunstreaker, Wheeljack, and Mirage. And, let's face it, don't have the market clout to make it worth reverse engineering. That leaves 2 '84 cars that haven't been mass released by Takara. Trailbreaker and Bluestreak.
     
  16. taterx

    taterx Lurkin since Transfandom

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    I don't agree w/ the reverse engineering statement, it does cost money and who knows how much? Any the shady underground toy mafia seems to be able to swing it so why not the big dogs?
     
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    You'll note the price of the KO dinobots and Mirage. $80 (on average), where as the official reissues of comporable G1's are half to a third of that price. This high price compared to legit pieces can be explained by the KO makers having to totally reverse engineer them, or having broke ass molds that they fixed. The reason Takara doesn't is that they too would have to charge $80 each for Mirage/Sunstreaker/Wheeljack and the dinos.


    Much easier to say "It's gone." Than "Well we could do it, but you'd have to pay double for it."
     
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    Crazy on what basis? Aside from the fact a reissue of Fortress Maximus is nothing more than speculation at the moment, the mold was last used in 2000. The last time the molds for Sunstreaker and Wheeljack were used was back in 1990/91.

    As for why Takara won't reverse engineer molds, who knows? Perhaps it's because they're concerned about loss of detail, or perhaps it's because investing in new toys is more cost effective for them than reverse engineering old toys.
     
  19. Easterling Capt

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    Trailbreaker was a limited con piece , should be able to get a Encore. Bluestreak has almost th same molds as Smokescreen if not identical.

    Takra has reversed once ...Soundwave in TFC. but that thing sold out and WAS cost effectiv. I dont think Takra think the other cars are cost effectiv. Sunstreaker is a very hidden character compared to Wheeljack and Mirage who actually got some screen time. Wheeljack beeing the one who hade the most of the 3.
     
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    Even though I have vintage Sunstreaker, Wheeljack, Mirage and Trailbreaker, I'd also like to see reissues. I'd buy the Encores and sell the originals.
     

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