Encore God Fire Convoy, LG64 Seaspray and Rione, LG65 Targetmaster Twin Twist & LG66 Targetmaster

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  1. Cheem The Rup

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    My bad: meanwhile I fixed it, thanks :confused2 
     
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    But I was talking about repro(duction):/, which means it's supposed to the exact replica of the original toys.
     
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    Anddddd dpreordered @hlj
     
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    The encore version has replace some chrome paint to silver paint.
     
  5. primalxconvoy

    primalxconvoy グーグル 翻訳は素晴らしいです!

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    I think the South American versions are the same as the Diaclone versions, non?

    The names I suggested are homages to one of them, with the other being a perfect companion to that name...
     
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    Oh wow hobbylink japan has a pretty cheap price :D 
     
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    And preordered all of them.

    The HLJ price isn't too shabby for Encore God Fire Grand Convoy though the 8% consumption tax (for domestic buyers) kinda stings (soon it'll be 10%, ugh). I've tentatively preordered him too over at Amazon.co.jp hoping the price will drop as we get closer to March.
     
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    I'm... Actually okay with the painted chest!

    Looking froward to this reissue, I regret selling mine years ago.
     
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    NY has a great price, but shipping kills it. If I could get this for 200 EUR shipped from a store that will mark it down for customs, I'd be game.
     
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    Kind of a downer that Peacemaker reuses the Recoil's main body. Or rather that Recoil used Peacemaker's design for his main body.

    It would have been nice to have different designs for each Targetmaster.
     
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  11. PoweredConvoy

    PoweredConvoy Randy of the Allspark

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    One positive is the gun part is new at least. :) 
     
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    So, what logic made Takara change the blue on the Jumpstarters? I mean, they cannot say those are "cartoon colors" this time. ;) 
    Still don't know why they are adding Targetmasters to characters who were never those, instead of their regular guns. Without their robot partners those are rather unnecessary.
    Seaspray is really boring looking. Basically they colored the ship windows the same blue as the ship, removed the stickers and that's that.
    I do like how Leone's colors are same as the G1 toy (see my comparison photos in the review topics) but that's not enough incentive to buy this.

    Honestly, for the longest time I thought the grey-black Targetmasters belonging to the 1986 Bots and Cons were more of an afterthought and they are repaints of the 1987 guys. To be fair, they do look a lot alike - Recoil and Pinpointer transform the same way for example.
     
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    PoweredConvoy Randy of the Allspark

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    Any color changes are likely just a preferential thing. :) 
     
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    Yeah but generally they are ridiculously closely adhering to cartoon appearances (even with animation errors like Grapple's yellow helmet)... hence why I wondered. Maybe there was an animated appearance for them in a commercial somewhere?
     
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    The only thing that I wish the Jumpstarters had is chrome instead of silver paint.
     
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    According to this post, it seems that God Fire Convoy will have 40 news sounds, including phrases and effects.

    TFND
     
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    True, but Grapple was supposed to have a yellow helmet.
     
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    They probably liked them better. I know I do, though I prefer TR Topspin's visor colour compared to his Legends counterpart.

    I think I'll get Legends Seaspray, though I do like the Hasbro one, because he comes with a nicely painted Titanmaster that goes with a certain lion/shield. That will, of course be released with a new Legends update of one of the original Autobot Targetmaster Transformers.

    Minus his trademark weapon, because someone already else has it.

    It's not like Takara hasn't done something like that before. Just look at the latest release of God Ginrai.
     
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  19. Hanzkaz

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    I've noticed that Takara do try to be a bit more creative (or simply do what they like) when they're not being G1 accurate. I get the feeling the cartoon accuracy thing is more for the collectors.
     
  20. IceConvoy

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    That does soften the high price of this release for me if only just a bit. Hopefully those additional sounds are authentic to the show, particularly with the sound effects, which I've no doubt they will be. I always hate purely generic sound effects never used in the show. Would like one of those sounds to also be the theme song, since they did that with Fortress Maximus.
     

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