Encore Metroplex Unboxing

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by solitudinal, Sep 18, 2008.

  1. solitudinal

    solitudinal /B/anned

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    Hope this has not been posted yet :) 

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    Scramble City, essential viewing if you can track the episode down.

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    Meek-looking Metroplex

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    Why am I taking a picture of the blaster? Because it once again is able to FIRE PROJECTILES. Yup, Takara kept him spring loaded. :D 

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    Now we're talking.

    Too tired to give a detailed review. Will try to do so after some rest. :) 
     
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    I love the way he's packaged the exact same way as the original, only with a plastic tray instead of styro.
    ...and is he chrome legged and rubber tired? Oh, that's settled it. I was on the fence about getting him, but now I'm sold.
    Thanks for the pictures d00d! :) 
     
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    Man I loved that guy when I was a kid. That Encore looks nice!
     
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    artiepants Just over here punching Unicron.

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    even though i have a really nice almost complete Metroplex it is taking a LOT of will power not to order a shiney new one...
     
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    Yay! finally get to see pixs of it unboxed. thanks solitud bro. looking forward to the detailed review soon (maybe you could do a comparison with yr earlier Metroplex i.e take a side by side pixs)

    And quick apply them stickers too, he looks naked without it :D 
     
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    Blue Meanie Hello from the Gutter

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    The KO I bought will make a spectacular fourth of July blow up toy
     
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    'Tis a shame they aren't using styrofoam... good news on the launchers, wheels, and thighs... it's not tough to make the US release original launchers work tho.
     
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    that looks awesome, and so cool to be able to get something branb minty new that is essentially identical to the vintage toy. i actually wonder what compromises are made compared to original toys (if any)
     
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    that looks awesome...i can almost feel ur excitement :D 
     
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    Indeed he is! You're welcome. :wink: 

    I have a really nice almost complete Metroplex too. I'm impressed by how well the toy has aged. Even today he still looks almost new.

    No problem :wink:  Haha, I will try. At work now so no time with fiddle with him. I agree, Metroplex does indeed look a little nude.

    I did not know the US launchers could be made to work. You mean they left the springs inside them?

    It'll prob sell less on eBay? :tongue:  Haha, it was mentioned that there are some improvements on him over his original release, which includes an additional "tower" to his city mode. I've not had a chance to play with him in depth so I can't really give you an answer now. But needless to say, I'm almost completely satisfied. :) 
     
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    solitudinal /B/anned

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    Thanks bro. :) 
     
  12. microclone

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    when i mentioned 'compromises' i should have been more speciic, i wonder if the plastics used for the g1 reissues is similar in quality to vintage, im sure its not the same type/spec exactly, one would hope with technology that its actually better!
     
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    No, but it is very easy to source a spring and install it.
     

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