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Henkei Convoy has been Re-released!

Posted on 04-18-2010 at 03:32 PM by Sol Fury under Classics
HenkeiConvoy
Our friends and sponsors at Kapow Toys report that the extremely popular Transformers Henkei Convoy has been re-released! Henkei Convoy is the Japanese release of Classics Optimus Prime, with additional chrome sections and slightly tweaked paint applications. He's a great representation of the iconic Optimus Prime character, so if you have missed out on owning this toy on his previous releases, now is your chance to add him to your collection!
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ORIO
Nice!!
chrisr291
I may just buy another one!!! awesome

On second thought.... how much are they?
monsterikan
i wish they will release ultra magnus
Switchblade
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Originally Posted by monsterikan View Post
i wish they will release ultra magnus
If Takara hasn't done an Ultra Magnus by now, I doubt we're ever going to see one.

And I suppose that's good news about Convoy? It's not exactly the rarest mold ever made.
Bgrngod
Oooo.. might have to get one for the DIA Commander armor I've got sitting lonely without a bot to squeeze into it.
SpencimusPrime
The MP-04 waas re-released, it's price lowered, and I bought it. Hopefully the same will happen with this.
cheetorBWORG
WHERE DO I SIGN UP!?
Angelwave
Hopefully Alert will follow suit as well.
Bgrngod
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Originally Posted by Angelwave View Post
Hopefully Alert will follow suit as well.
I am still foolishly holding out hope for a Hasbro release on that one. Surely they wouldn't back away from another use of that mold?
Kimmer
wasn't hounds re-release confirmed too? any idea when?
Cheem The Rup
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wasn't hounds re-release confirmed too? any idea when?
June
AMG
Nice, I may pick him up.
Salvanis
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Originally Posted by Bgrngod View Post
I am still foolishly holding out hope for a Hasbro release on that one. Surely they wouldn't back away from another use of that mold?
As little work as it would be for Hasbro to do, I can't imagine we won't see Red Alert pop up as a case filler halfway through the Generations line. I mean, hey, it worked for Thrust.
Digilaut
Lucky me. I managed to find both Henkei Prime and Henkei Hot Rod at a store for regular prices, and then a month later they both turned pretty rare because of the DIA/TFcon commander and Protector news!

Good news for people who missed out on him and want him!
StayingInTheBox
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Originally Posted by Kimmer View Post
wasn't hounds re-release confirmed too? any idea when?
I am going to hop on that release real quick!!!

I already have Convoy, so hopefully those who missed it the first time will get it this time around.
Chris McFeely
Can't say I give a fig about Henkei Prime, but if this lends credence to the idea of Predaking getting reissued, then it is a goooooood thing.
Omnius
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Originally Posted by Bgrngod View Post
I am still foolishly holding out hope for a Hasbro release on that one. Surely they wouldn't back away from another use of that mold?
I'll be amazed if Red Alert doesn't turn up in the Generations line at some point.
Angelwave
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Originally Posted by Bgrngod View Post
I am still foolishly holding out hope for a Hasbro release on that one. Surely they wouldn't back away from another use of that mold?
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Originally Posted by Salvanis View Post
As little work as it would be for Hasbro to do, I can't imagine we won't see Red Alert pop up as a case filler halfway through the Generations line. I mean, hey, it worked for Thrust.
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Originally Posted by Omnius View Post
I'll be amazed if Red Alert doesn't turn up in the Generations line at some point.
Yeah. I have to agree as well, I'm sure he will also end up in Generations. But for those who specifically get Henkei, and missed out on getting him, this might be a glimmer of hope.
guard convoy
grabbin one just because
Sideswipe80
When is this coming out? I'm sucker for more Primes. I still have my classics one.
barrelks
Fantastic, if all those re-releases end up happening, my wallet is in trouble. Already have two Hounds on preorder. No more kicking myself for missing these guys.
cheetorBWORG
Leave some for me! D=< I finally want to get that mold!
B-Fox
Now are these legit re-releases from TakaraTomy, or is this Korean repackaging with wonky QC in the plastic? Wasn't Cyclonus also mentioned at one point?
Waverider
Based on the price that Kapow Toys, the price will remain the same the last time it was generally available(about $5USD). I don't know where people are going about it will be cheaped than the last release. And I'm not counting eBay prices.
Chosen
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Originally Posted by B-Fox View Post
Now are these legit re-releases from TakaraTomy, or is this Korean repackaging with wonky QC in the plastic? Wasn't Cyclonus also mentioned at one point?
Sonokong Transformers don't have poorer plastic QC.

But yes, Cyclonus was definitely mentioned at the same time as these guys.
Sideswipe80
When and where is this guy being released?
Cheem The Rup
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Sonokong Transformers don't have poorer plastic QC.
Yes, I agree. Sonokong tf and brave toys are made of top quality plastic.

Anyway these reissues are Takara Tomy releases
Waverider
I doubt there is a Sonokong Henkei Convoy release since they lost their TF license in 2007.
Nyarlahotep
sign me up for a convoy and predaking. anyone want to take a guess at how much these will go for?
cheetorBWORG
How much and where can we buy these!?
chrisr291
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Originally Posted by Nyarlahotep View Post
sign me up for a convoy and predaking. anyone want to take a guess at how much these will go for?
if you buy it from Kapow toys, its going to cost 43 bucks plus shipping to the USA. Retailers will probably sell it for around 50 bucks here in the US..

Now for Predaking... if it goes for the original reissue price of under 150, I might have to jump on it. Anything else and i'm passing. Not a big fan of the Predaking mold but at that price point, I could learn to love it as Ric Flair would say. WWWWWWOOOOOOOOOO
Metal Chaos
I'm hoping Henkei Megatron gets a re-release as well.
grimlock1972
awesome illbe getting one as long as the price doesn't get crazy high
Obsidian X
Yes, the only Henkei I don't have.
Classic Prime move over, your replacement will arrive shortly.
javaco
damn, i want it! but its 50 us dollars!! way to much for me -_-
Sammael
I didn't get one originally, but his chrome makes a lot of sense. I may get him.
deathsheadx
excuse me, i'm off to kapow to place my order
Phoenix Blaze
Hmm....he'll only be 35 delivered, not too bad a price by todays eBay prices and I do want the Henkei Prime.......not sure what to do.

It says May but in the past, the date Kapow give tends to be nowhere near actual release date. Hopefully he won't sell out and I'll actually be able to buy him. I'm not a fan of preordering then waiting 3 months for a product.
deathsheadx
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Originally Posted by Phoenix Blaze View Post
Hmm....he'll only be 35 delivered, not too bad a price by todays eBay prices and I do want the Henkei Prime.......not sure what to do.

It says May but in the past, the date Kapow give tends to be nowhere near actual release date. Hopefully he won't sell out and I'll actually be able to buy him. I'm not a fan of preordering then waiting 3 months for a product.
i've been looking for a decent priced Optimus for 8 months, they all seemed to be selling at 40-50 quid before P&P which would end up costing me sometimes up to 70
Solrac333
Hmmm...this reminds me. Maybe I should just wait for Henkei versions of the Generations line.
Wazzpinator
Is he being rereleased only for Kapow? Cuz if not, this little punk is finally going to be mine.

I have a store that gives me discounts, so I'll pick him up then... of they get him I hope.
Obsidian X
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Originally Posted by Solrac333 View Post
Hmmm...this reminds me. Maybe I should just wait for Henkei versions of the Generations line.
I didn't think of that, anyone think Henkei will be revived for this?
RedAlert Rescue
It would be nice if they just carried on making more toys on the same numbering system.
- I can see the Japanese liking Drift.
Nyarlahotep
BBTS has this listed but the preorder is already sold out? I remember it being like that a few months ago...think they'll have more in stock because of this announcement?
Omnius
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Originally Posted by Obsidian X View Post
I didn't think of that, anyone think Henkei will be revived for this?
Depends how Animated does - TakTom may decide to continue with more waves if the toys are popular, leaving less space to fit Generations-based Henkei in before TF3. If this happens, don't rule out GenHenkei appearing after TF3 - it's worth remembering that the original Henkei line was released long after Classics. Either way I think they will, just not sure when.
primenemesis
i just ordered one from kapow, and this sucks they already took my money. anytime i order from bbts they never collect my money til the product shows up in stock, wtf and now i'm hearing that kapow is known for taking your preorder money and it being months before you get the shit. i shoulda never bought from them, if theres one thing i hate and i did'nt know about this when i ordered it, is that if you dont have it in stock dont charge my effing card. too late i guess i can hope that it comes to me soon.

this site is very confusing http://www.kapow-toys.com/product_in...ue4g15f3c4ok54
it says at the top due in may then it says at the bottom IN STOCK
[Wing_Saber-X]
Awesome.
ae_productions
Awesome....
barrelks
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Originally Posted by primenemesis View Post
i just ordered one from kapow, and this sucks they already took my money. anytime i order from bbts they never collect my money til the product shows up in stock, wtf and now i'm hearing that kapow is known for taking your preorder money and it being months before you get the shit. i shoulda never bought from them, if theres one thing i hate and i did'nt know about this when i ordered it, is that if you dont have it in stock dont charge my effing card. too late i guess i can hope that it comes to me soon.
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