Whats happened to the Encore line?

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  1. jamiebrayley

    jamiebrayley Well-Known Member

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    Hey guys, I was wondering if anyone knew anything about the future (if there is one) of the Encore line? This was my favourite line of toys, well next to the masterpiece line :)  It appears to be dead and buried, but does anyone know if Takara has confirmed this?
     
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    well; we do got that predaking reissue, don't we? :lol 
     
  3. Rigas

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    And the Seacons, They probably just are calling them "Encore" anymore. Like Universe->Generations or ROTF->HTFD
     
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    The Seacons were not a Takara-Tomy release, so don't count as Encore. So far there's been no official word on the line's future.
     
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    Nothing's happened. Literally.

    Takara's busy with a number of other lines at the moment anyway. Give it time.
     
  6. Tarma

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    Although I think this years Predaking reissue is not going to be branded Encore, I'm hopeful the line will start up again, probably nearer to the release of the next movie.

    There's still lots of potential for the Encore line, but I suppose it is not massively high on Takara's list of priorities.
     
  7. jamiebrayley

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    Thanks guys :) 
     
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    Sixshot please.
     
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    chrisr291 Master of the Unknown

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    already done:thumbs2: 
     
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    Not Encore'd
     
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    chrisr291 Master of the Unknown

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    Yeah but if you wanted one, the reissue is out there :2c: .

    I don't remember how much it cost back in 2002 however... I think it was 60-70 bucks?
     
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    Yes, but I've seen more than one person want a re-release of Sixshot, and this thread is about the Encore line, so bringing up Sixshot being reissued one time in 2002 seems very irrelevant.
     
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    why is that irrelevant?

    Its already been reissued..... so what are the chances of Takara reissuing the same season 3 figure multiple times? Predaking got 2... Rodimus has 1, Sixshot has 1, Hot Rod has 2, Galvatron has 1....

    Very relevant :2c: 

    Besides, just because 2 people want six shot doesn't mean EVERYONE wants sixshot. You can't just generalize the whole fan base off 2 people. I hate it when people do that....
     
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    #1 The thread is about the Encore line
    #2 A guy says he wished Sixshot were in the Encore line

    You stating Sixshot was released previously to the Encore line is irrelevant to the Encore line and irrelevant to the guy's wanting Sixshot in it and presumptuous that you think he's unaware of it.

    I never made mention or started some debate about the likelihood of a release so I'm not generalizing anything. If your purpose of making your first post was to say "It's unlikely because he's already been reissued", then you should have made that whole statement in your post, because being "already done" doesn't mean much by itself for Encore because reissues have been repeated and there have been repeated rumors of Sixshot being re-released.
     
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    I'd love to see an Encore Sixshot. Not so much for Sixshot, but for e-hobby Black Sixshot or Great Shot. I need both!

    Hopefully Encore returns after the 2010 campaign. They should ride the campaign's coattails with Rodimus Prime, Sixshot, Ultra Magnus and Galvatron reissues.
     
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    Since they Encored Metroplex, I hope they Encore Trypticon. Only fair to have both. :) 
     
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    wildfly Right notes. Wrong order.

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    On the other hand, the two motorized TFs they Encored already didn't move as well as some hoped, unfortunately. :-(
     
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    Encore DINOBOTS!!!!
     
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    The thing to note is that TakaraTomy released Encore during a time period in which they had no real mainline to support. The first movie line was done, Animated wasn't currently on their radar, so all they really had going for them at the time was Henkei. So Encore was something of a filler line for them.

    In the past several months, though, Revenge of the Fallen and its sublines have had constant streams of merchandise coming out, they picked up Animated, and soon, they'll start putting out their version of Generations. And the third movie is right around the corner.

    Their hands, by all accounts, are pretty damned full at this point.
     
  20. Tarma

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    Generally the encore line has followed reissues of wave 1 & 2 G1 releases, and a pattern was emerging with the molds used - ratchet & ironhide; trailbreaker & hoist; skywarp & thundercracker etc.

    If encore continues I would expect to see releases along the lines of Inferno & Grapple or Red Alert & Sideswipe or maybe Smokescreen & Prowl.
     

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