Predaking reissue will have die cast

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Sol Fury, Nov 8, 2010.

  1. Sol Fury

    Sol Fury The British Butcher Administrator News Staff

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    /shocked
     
  3. grimlock1972

    grimlock1972 "No Mas" My Wallet

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    good to get confirmation on this. and perhaps this is also a sign we don't have too much longer to wait for its release. I always assumed Diecast myself, as based on whats been said here the odds favored it heavily.
     
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    I might get a set at some point.
     
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    Best new of the day !!! Too happy that I paid mine yet :) 
     
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    thats cool, btw how limited is this thing? they always say limited, how limited? a million? or limited until they stop making it in a year or so?
     
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    happy happy joy joy!
     
  8. Wyvern

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    Does it make a difference if it's diecast or not?
     
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    Awesome but wayyy to expensive for me.
     
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    Yes.

    Die-cast is heavier, more expensive (not only is the tooling more difficult, but metal pieces also put more stress on the plastic parts, so they have to be reinforced) and harder to paint. (thus also driving the price up)
     
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    Did the previous version have the same amount of diecast?
     
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    Yes
     
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    So is diecast on this figure a good thing? I have the all plastic original. It's a great figure as is but does diecast make it that much better??
     
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    yes you will end up giving takara more money to invest in future reissues, if you can say thats a good thing.
     
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    I'm glad I have this pre-ordered. Sounds like it'll be better than the previous reissue (which goes for insane prices on eBay).
     
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    I thought the originals has die cast pieces, but I could be wrong.
    kinda in the eye of the beholder thing. Usually from my experience, when they take plastic parts, that USED to be Die cast, it ends up a sloppy fit, and or the plastic isnt reinforced where it should be because it originally relied on the integrity of the die cast piece, so, like I said, from my experience, Plastic parts, used when the original parts were die cast, usually ends up with a cheap, light, hoaky feel to it.
    Just look at some of your original G1 TFs. any metal parts you see are die cast, it means metal was poured into a mold to make the part. as oppossed to other ways, such as Stamped parts.
    A great analogy of the difference is to look at the difference between, an ORIGINAL AK-47, with a MILLED or MACHINED receiver, and the ga-jillions of crappy, STAMPED rifles that came after.

     
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    Alrite! best piece of news for the day. :rock 
     
  19. Soundwave2

    Soundwave2 Excitement! My Style!!!

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    It's an unwritten rule that Transformers + Die-Cast is always a good thing, although there's absolutely nothing wrong with the plastic version:thumbs2: 
     
  20. PoweredConvoy

    PoweredConvoy Randy of the Allspark

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    I thought it was pretty ridiculous to think he didn't have diecast considering the last reissue.

    Randy
     

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