Encore Metroplex v. KO Metroplex

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  1. Kickback

    Kickback Proud father Administrator Super Mod News Staff

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    Anyone kicking themselves for dropping $90 on a KO Metroplex only to learn Takaratomy is going to officially re-release it later this year?

    I'm not personally ... but then again, I don't do that whole KO thing so I have nothing to kick myself for!
     
  2. unicronhq

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    you are just trying to start beating that dead horse again ain't ya?!?!?

    no. not regretting it at all. gives me another bot to kitbash.
     
  3. Gears

    Gears buh-buh-body ya Veteran

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    I almost bought a KO Metroplex, but then I saw the mismatched plastic in some reviews. Thank goodness I waited.
     
  4. Optimist_Prime

    Optimist_Prime The Original Optimist!

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    BBTS image had the half chrome legs, bah! I hope Encore has full crome legs and rubber tires, not that it matters b/c I got my complete G1 Metroplex earlier this year.
     
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    never thought about the KO but at least the offical release will put the KO in its correct price range I couldn't believe they where charging what they did for them.
     
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    Shadow Convoy Stealth Ops Commander

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    hmmmm with metroplex being released i wonder if they'll do metrotitan too
     
  7. Kickback

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    Not really, but kind of.

    A lot of people justified the "It's ok!" argument on KO Metroplex because it hadn't been and didn't look to be re-released anytime soon and it was a good opportunity for people who didn't have one to be able to afford one without going to eBay for an original.

    Now there's an Encore re-release of the figure. Not everyone kitbashes their toys, and I'm curious if anyone was feeling buyer's remorse for purchasing a KO Metroplex and saw today's news and went "DAMN IT!".

    I think that's a valid question to ask, not that I'm trying to rub dirt in their face. I know I'd be horribly pissed at myself.
     
  8. atomicthumbs

    atomicthumbs Bots > Savings Acct

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    A little. I picked up the KO thinking that the original mold was lost/broken so it was never coming out (I had mis-information). It looked pretty darned good to me and some of you gave it pretty decent reviews so I got one (and have been pretty happy with it)

    So, I'll be selling/trading the KO after I get the Encore (I'm sure we will see A LOT of that going on).

    Agreed - That I hope it has rubber tires and chromed legs!
     
  9. cobra zartan

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    Mabey Ehobby would, least they wont fudge up the colors. Id still prefer them not to do it thou that way I dont feel bad for paying $400 for my original
     
  10. Prowl2000

    Prowl2000 Keep it sealed TFW2005 Supporter

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    I'm curious what made them think to do Metroplex. I wonder if it might have anything to do with the KO in a way of attempting to make the potential customers think twice before purchasing one. I've made my view on these KO's clear so I won't repeat it again. But as we get closer to the release it will be interesting to see what it looks like. I have an original Metroplex and it might be nice to have a nice minty fresh one.
     
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    It is a bit of a curiosity, Though I'm not enough of a Metroplex fan that I feel any need to replace my beat-up original with the missing parts.

    If Tomykara pops up announcements for Encore Mirage/Ligier, Wheeljack, Sunstreaker, and Dinobots, then I'll be taking much closer notice, as those are the only ones I've considered dropping funds on knockoffness. (haven't yet, but surely thought about it.)
     
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    I was not giving you grief...I was just like OH GOD not the KO VS LEGIT ARGUMENT....NOT AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  13. joevill

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    that would be sweet!
     
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    I would be mad too. However, I don't think anyone will say they are mad about it, as an earlier post stated that it didn't appear likely that an actual metroplex would be officially released.

    I am definitely purchasing this one to go with my pink KO metrotitan I ordered from Spencer :D 
     
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    jorod74 Psycholagnist (Ret.)

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    i couldn't afford the KOs Plex and Titan at the time so i was kinda left out. heck, because i was shocked by the announcement, i am scrambling my budget to see if I can get the Encore Plex now.
    even if i had more money and freedom to do so, i think i wouldn't kick myself for buying the KOs. no way in hell i could.
    think about it- extra city bases for a neat setup (and easily able to know which is which) and heck, it is a little dose of history. Like you can show someone the differences between em and you look smarter for that.

    the only time i could kick myself for a KO is if i buy one and it is a complete pile of crap. like not even getting it out of the box and it breaks. other than that, it is just an addition to a collection.
     
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    KA PENIS GOES WHERE?!!

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    i guess its the same feeling like when you splurged on the vintage and then find out a reissue is coming out.

    except, you know, in this case you splurged on a KO.
     
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    Whew..nope thank god i was patient enough & it paid off, b'coz i had a suspicion dat right after Sky-lynx sooner or later they would reissue Metroplex (one of my G1 grails). patience is a virtue :D .

    Great news indeed!
     
  18. Razorclaw

    Razorclaw Are ya gonna draw pistols

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    I'm up for good bootlegs and KOs, but when you can get a sealed original figure for the same or slightly higher price, forget it.
     
  19. stevej

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    I'm pissed that I finally got the Hasbro re-issues of Thundercracker (TC just arrived yesterday!) and Skywarp and now Encore versions are coming out. It has nothing to do with whether or not they're KOs... Just that I always want the best version of a figure.
     
  20. hoots

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    Edit, nevermind. Found the link.

    This is awesome news for both the seekers and metro. Im pretty happy even if my girlfriend wont be!

    Thanks
     

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