Next Encore reissue rumor: Predaking

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  1. micah1199

    micah1199 Well-Known Member

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    I got this info from this threat at seibertron.com from supposedly someone in the know. He says that the next encore reissue will be Predaking. Hear is the thread: Energon Pub • View topic - Encore?

    Hear is the post by Blurrz:
    Just to get your tastebuds going, expect an official announcement concerning the Encore release of Predaking soon...

    I hope this is false as I bought 2 reissue 25th predakings. One to open and one to keep sealed for display. The only way I would be tempted to buy this is if it was an all plastic version as the original version had diecast.
     
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    this will be epic and expensive..but worth it if it is true.
     
  3. DeathStorm

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    And here's how that thread goes:

    Predaking is going to be announced as the next Encore


    No it's not.


    Yes it is, I promise.


    OMG it's true!


    It makes no sense for Takara to re-release a figure they've already put out, at least not this soon. Now if Hasbro had put out the first Predaking reissue then it would be Takara's turn, but they didn't.
     
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    Ratchet2007 Neither Here Nor There

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    Take with a pinch of salt
     
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    They have done it before. Encore is FULL of previously reissued bots.
     
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    Hopefully it's real; I really want a Predaking, but don't want to spend $300 on one.
     
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    Ruination04 8 Years Old Since 1984!

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    It's been a while since Predaking was was released (2004??). I hope not though...I want something we haven't seen yet! I thought they were gonna do 5 volumes of cassettes?
     
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    I would like it to be real, too. Never got the last reissue.
     
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    Predaking would be sweet, but expensive. I'll have to wait until I see the price before I even consider getting it.
     
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    grimlock1972 "No Mas" My Wallet

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    im all for Preadaking
     
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    It'd be nice to have it easily available again, but I'm sure I still couldn't afford it.
     
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    I was hoping that Predaking would be reissued once again during the Encore line. Hope it's true. I missed out on the last reissue.
     
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    ...whoo? Call me when they reissue some G2 toys.
     
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    Thank Primus I don't need Predaking. My G1 original is still standing tall. :D 
     
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    Would be 20th, no?

    Glad to see it coming out again, if true. I'll park it alongside my metal G1, plastic G1, and 2004 reissue. Can't get enough of this guy!
     
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    I have a Predaking, it´s awesome. I just wish they gave him a proper huge sword instead of the tootpick he uses.. :p 
     
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    Nothing on that size/cost scale though. Takara got burned with the crap sales of Metroplex and Omega - I'll be shocked if they decide to go with another large, expensive toy so soon.
     
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    I mean 20th anniversary predakings. Heck, I may buy another one if he comes out because of my love for all things predaking.
     
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    I have the original reissue, so I'd be passing on this, but Predaking is an excellent figure and this would be a great opportunity for others to get it.

    On the other hand, the last few larger Encore figures haven't sold well, at least in US-based e-tailers, so an even larger release seems like an odd choice. The first reissue was a little under $200, IIRC, so I can't imagine this reissue having a significantly cheaper MSRP.
     
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    How did the Bruticus reissue do? I dunno if I believe it but I don't necessarily immediately disbelieve it. There's plenty of demand still for both the G1 original and the reissue as evidenced by the prices of them so I wouldn't be surprised if they decided to go this route.
     
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