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

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  1. DoubleClouder

    DoubleClouder Prototype / Testshot collector

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    Weird I had all of them in my cart and when I went back they let me order. Probably screwed something up on my end.
     
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    I can’t wait to get the encore fire convoy
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    I think very likely the black fire convoy or nemesis whatever black version of him will be an ehobby release or some toyshow exclusive
     
  3. Booster Gold

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    These look great, I have such fond memories of these guys.
     
  4. primalxconvoy

    primalxconvoy グーグル 翻訳は素晴らしいです!

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    Cheers. Where can I buy these? A quick Google search yielded only eBay results...

    I don't do eBay...
     
  5. STRAKER454

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    Not too sure. Everywhere sold out pretty quick though BBTS could have them. I wound up doing Ebay in the end and was rather pleased. If you're worried about good sellers, this is where I got mine from: Dr.Wu DW-P37 Headman weapon upgrade kit For Transformers New in stock | eBay
     
  6. primalxconvoy

    primalxconvoy グーグル 翻訳は素晴らしいです!

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    Cheers. I am actually waiting for Rederform's versions. However, it seems DR Wu needs to get more of their stuff into the more mainstream collectors' online shopping sites. Even if they sold out, I should be able to see the old listings at those sites...
     
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    I've always regret not getting RID Optimus Prime and Ultra Magnus long long time ago when I saw them at Target...I picked Megatron instead. Preordered it on Amiami a few days ago.
     
  8. PoweredConvoy

    PoweredConvoy Randy of the Allspark

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  9. Diecast G2

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    A couple of things. Inflation, cost of plastic, and cost of assembly have all gone up. Assembly drastically so. (Now that China's minimum wage is $2.28/hr, they've moved to using factories in Vietnam with a minimum wage of $0.64/hr and that's still more than they paid in the '90s.) They're older molds that use far more paint, plastic, and pieces than the modern stuff we're getting now.

    But the absolute biggest thing everyone seems to forget with every collector-aimed toy ever: When they released these 17 years ago, they produced enough to put some in every toy store in Japan and Hasbro did the same for the US. Things get cheaper when you mass produce them. This is a smaller production run aimed at collectors. There are far more children that get toys at Christmas than there are overweight, basement-dwelling toy collectors.
     
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  10. Black Convoy

    Black Convoy Proudly Peruvian Transfan Moderator News Staff

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    Good thinking, but I don't even want to think the price of that set.
     
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  11. Black Convoy

    Black Convoy Proudly Peruvian Transfan Moderator News Staff

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    Agreed.
     
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    Haha, I said essentially the same thing and people just said I was wrong. I didn't bother replying after a couple of times, but these reasons are totally valid. Thank you.
     
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    Facts interfere with the narrative. Most people don't like paying higher prices for anything, but most adults can rationally understand why they may have to.
     
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  14. Ragnar

    Ragnar Fun with G1

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    I got my set on Ebay for $9.00 from a Chinese seller about a month ago. I'd say they're definitely worth it. Plastic quality and color match are great. Fantastic G1-faithful styling. Hardhead's guns fit in his hands a little more tightly than Chromedome's guns, but nothing too worrisome. Overall I'm very glad that I ordered them.

    Would love to get a similar set of G1-faithful weapons for TR Topspin and Twintwist.
     
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  15. Black Convoy

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    I think I can understand some of the new audio clips in romaji, but I hope someone can help me with the translation or correction of the second clip:

    Clip one: "Fire Convoy, Transform!"

    Clip two:"Daijobu. atsui kokoro ni fukano wa nai!" / "It's alright, there's nothing impossible for the burning heart".

    Clip three: "Arm Lada (Ladder) ! Set On! Fire Knuckle!"
     
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  16. mcart

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    Oh this toy is going to be fun!
     
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    Beat you by over 12 hours. :) 
     
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  18. Black Convoy

    Black Convoy Proudly Peruvian Transfan Moderator News Staff

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    No prob, you got your news credit then! Thanks!
     
  19. Nemisispath

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    Oh man, i really want this reissue! Doubt I can afford it, though.
     
  20. Venomus Rodimus

    Venomus Rodimus Decepticon 4 Fire

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    Oh if only Hasbro would release this set in the US and encourage Neil Kaplan to provide his voice for the sound clips.
     
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