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Encore Omega Supreme Photo Gallery and Review

Posted on 06-28-2008 at 06:48 PM by Foster under Generation 1
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Takara Tomy's ninth release in the Encore reissue line is Omega Supreme, a highly-sought piece for Generation One collectors. And for the first time, Omega has a face, or at least eyes and the bridge of a nose! I got mine from Japan today and have posted a gallery of photos and a review in our Feedback Forum. Check it out here!
Views: 9,836 / Credit: fosterlager of the 2005 Boards!
Foster


The box says the turret is supposed to swivel as the tank drives around the track, but my original has never worked in the 10 years I’ve owned it. I might be missing something in the transform to enable that feature.





The instruction sheet was too big to get in one photo.



Omega is a classic parts-former like the 1984 Seeker jets in that you need to almost completely disassemble him to transform him. He measures 11” in height to the top of his head. Per the instructions, only two of the six pieces of track are used to make his wings, but there’s nothing stopping you from using it all!



Here’s the rubsign, on the front window of the tank, which in robot mode is around his navel. My vintage Omega has no rubsign and I’m not sure if it ever did.



It’s hard to tell from the window tint, but my guess is the new face sculpt on Omega was done with white plastic to stand out against the gray of the rest of his head.



This is my best attempt at shooting the LED feature. Hard to get when he’s walking toward you!



Lastly, a size comparison with some modern toys. The Henkei Decepticons help Omega demonstrate his shoulder, elbow and forearm articulation, very well done for his era! (Astrotrain's just happy to have some train tracks, and that he's not the one in Omega's claw!

I have to highly recommend Omega Supreme for G1 collectors. As the first motorized TF, he's part of history! Let me know if you want any more photos.
Soundblaster1
Is that a size trick or is it really that huge?

I might have to drop a $100 I wasn't expecting on dropping
Thanks, Foster.
Incepticon
Great series of pics!

It's funny, I almost forgot that this is an official release - not just another KO.
Gears
His face makes me sad. There has to be a way to remove it.
Foster
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Originally Posted by Soundblaster1 View Post
Is that a size trick or is it really that huge?

I might have to drop a $100 I wasn't expecting on dropping
Thanks, Foster.
Omega is the termination of your wealth accumulation.
brr-icy
damn, i just got my g1 one complete, but i guess i'll be getting this one too lol
OptimalCanadian
Cannot wait.
Optimus Scourge
Nice review, bro!

Try pushing his head up all the way so the chest is completely collapsed in tank mode and the turret should spin.

I like it and I'm glad he got a re-issue so more people could get a minty working one, but I really don't like the face, not sure why. I was debating him, but I have a very nice original, so not gonna do it, but if I did not have him, I'd be all over it
sixshot2K
He has a ugly face
SiamGXPrime
I like how in the instructions have a mode to use the rails to show why he really is OMEGA SUPREME! THATS A BIG OMEGA on his back, or does it also double as a space bridge?? Hmmm
rizuan76
Even tho i'm not buying him but i luv the new face sculpt! (coz got to save-up some $$ for encore Metroplex)
Peaugh
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Originally Posted by Soundblaster1 View Post
Is that a size trick or is it really that huge?

I might have to drop a $100 I wasn't expecting on dropping
Thanks, Foster.

He's really that huge.

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Originally Posted by Optimus Scourge View Post
Nice review, bro!

Try pushing his head up all the way so the chest is completely collapsed in tank mode and the turret should spin.

I like it and I'm glad he got a re-issue so more people could get a minty working one, but I really don't like the face, not sure why. I was debating him, but I have a very nice original, so not gonna do it, but if I did not have him, I'd be all over it

You not dead!
Runamuck
I know you said his face looks like it's plastic, but is it removable? Nice review, btw. Makes me wish I didn't cancel my preorder....but then again, I don't have the funds.
REMINATOR
Thanks for the pics. I was wondering what he looks like. Encore Omega looks great! I can't wait to get mine once it ships to the U.S. As for the eye or face, I like it over the original. Now, he actually has face and not just visor.
Soundblaster1
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Originally Posted by fosterlager View Post
Omega is the termination of your wealth accumulation.
If I get Omega, I can't get a grail of mine.
If I get the grail, I can't get Omega.
I'll have to see if anyone has them for less than $100 in the near future... Or better yet, if I can sell some crap...
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Originally Posted by Peaugh View Post
He's really that huge.

I knew it was big... But not that big. Maybe that has to do with all the size comparisons being with only G1 figures (which I do not have)...?
Mechafire
I have an original Omega, in perfect condition (though with almost no stickers). This one's face is just...weird.
Railguard
Not interested, pass.
Skywave
It looks beautiful! I hope TFsource get theirs soon, I can't wait much more I'll finally be able to get that toys in my hand, and it'll be one less grail to hunt, and brand new to boot
Powersa
Love it!
Blackimus Prime
REAL NICE!!! Me wants! Me wants! MEEEE WAAAANTS!!!!!
omegagoalie
Man I wish I had money!!!! I like the face add in. A very nice touch. I have to share this...last year I was watching an Omega Supreme 100% complete, C9 W/C9 box and styro-foam insert on Ebay...I forgot when it ended...it went for $87!!!!!! I couldn't friggin believe it! $87 bucks.
MV75
So have they fixed the cams?

Open up the tank and check if they're still the plastic ones. Mine are broken on my original, so it don't walk.
Rodr-Evil
Omega is pure love, since forever.
iron maniac
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Originally Posted by MV75 View Post
So have they fixed the cams?

Open up the tank and check if they're still the plastic ones. Mine are broken on my original, so it don't walk.
When I bought Omega when I was a kid(actually my parents bought it for me for my birthday), that was the very first thing that broke.
My friends at school transformed it a couple of times and both sides were broke, I only had it a week.
dark69
wow he's so cool! hope my e-hobby one comes in soon
Runamuck
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Originally Posted by dark69 View Post
wow he's so cool! hope my e-hobby one comes in soon
E-hobby one doesn't come in till September or something.
dark69
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Originally Posted by fosterlager View Post


http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c1...rlager/050.jpg

Lastly, a size comparison with some modern toys. The Henkei Decepticons help Omega demonstrate his shoulder, elbow and forearm articulation, very well done for his era! (Astrotrain's just happy to have some train tracks, and that he's not the one in Omega's claw!

I have to highly recommend Omega Supreme for G1 collectors. As the first motorized TF, he's part of history! Let me know if you want any more photos.
is this pic not working or is it just my pc?
Roanstalker
Works for me. These are cool pics. Too bad I have no money.
Runamuck
Works for me too.
Star Sabre James
AH, Crap. I really don't have the room, but I want it. I guess I am not surprised. I want the E-Hobby one too, Just don't have the $200 to spend on it. Maybe I will have to get this one as a birthday present.
dark69
must have been my pc its workin now
wow he is big!
wipedout
Had it when I was a kid. Parents threw it out when I went to college forgot I even had it.

Eventually my goal is to get all the ones I had when I was a kid. I need to get this and G1 Jetfire, Trailbreaker, Perceptor and Mirage.
Bodhar2000
Yeah, like a lot of fans I am passing on him strictly because I own the original and the face isn't enough to motivate me to add him to my already crowded shelf. But, I did order the Guardian Robot though. That was just too delicious to pass up!
Backstop
A true timeless classic, One of my all time fav bots :-) I will be getting the E-hobby one since I already have a boxed unused original one but my son just might get this badboy for X-Mas since he has always wanted it..
Tomiku
I'm too poor to get him, so my opinion on this really doesn't matter, but I prefer the faceless version. I mean, I'd rather he have a face, just not that face...
alien
well, mostly Takara reissue TF must feature something that interesting. I love this encore Omega, hopefully we will see others huge size encore TF coming. Hell yeah~
dark69
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Originally Posted by alien View Post
well, mostly Takara reissue TF must feature something that interesting. I love this encore Omega, hopefully we will see others huge size encore TF coming. Hell yeah~
what other big bots are left?
WhiteMocha
I can't wait for this guy to arrive. I had him as a kid, too, and loved him... I never should have gotten rid of him. I can't even blame my parents, I think I sold him myself. Probably for very little.

Anyhow, weirdly, the face doesn't bother me. I actually kinda like it. I like the fact that it's just half a face, and sort of creepy-looking, actually makes me like it more than I would have had it been a full, literal face. But I bet if someone really didn't like it, they could find a way to remove it.

This is just about the only Transformer whose parts-forming I forgive. That even includes the G1 Seekers. But there is something charming to me about how Omega Supreme assembles into one big robot from lots of little pieces of what is, essentially, a toy-train playset. So cool.

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Originally Posted by dark69 View Post
what other big bots are left?
Trypticon, Scorponok/Black Zarak, Fort/Grand Max, Overlord.... and if you count 'em, the big non-Takara molds like Shockwave and Jetfire (which, granted, will likely never happen).
Seaspray
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Trypticon, Scorponok/Black Zarak, Fort/Grand Max, Overlord.... and if you count 'em, the big non-Takara molds like Shockwave and Jetfire (which, granted, will likely never happen).
Wasn't the Shockwave mold made by the same company that did Omega? Never say never
Zaraxion1021
I GOTTA HAVE THIS!!!
REDLINE
I wish I could afford to get one

Nice run-down, Foster
Paradigm-Shift Prime
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Originally Posted by Optimus Scourge View Post

Try pushing his head up all the way so the chest is completely collapsed in tank mode and the turret should spin.
^ This. That'll get the turret going, you can see how the fold in chest part isn't all the way in in that pic.

Sweet total breakdown! I like the inclusion of the copyright stamps and such. I have one on pre-order, I want the Guardian one too but $...
Foster
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Originally Posted by Cataclizm1 View Post
His face makes me sad. There has to be a way to remove it.
I couldn't remove the face shield with fingernail-prying pressure and due to the head rotating motors, I didn't want to try disassembly. Maybe someone that has experience with junker Omegas can offer some insight.

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Originally Posted by Optimus Scourge View Post
Nice review, bro!

Try pushing his head up all the way so the chest is completely collapsed in tank mode and the turret should spin.

I like it and I'm glad he got a re-issue so more people could get a minty working one, but I really don't like the face, not sure why. I was debating him, but I have a very nice original, so not gonna do it, but if I did not have him, I'd be all over it
Thanks for the tip, got the turret rotation to work just fine.
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Originally Posted by SiamGXPrime View Post
I like how in the instructions have a mode to use the rails to show why he really is OMEGA SUPREME! THATS A BIG OMEGA on his back, or does it also double as a space bridge?? Hmmm
I know, someone has to write a comic where he makes the Omega symbol with his wings in a final attack blast ala Fire Guts God Ginrai.
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Originally Posted by MV75 View Post
So have they fixed the cams?

Open up the tank and check if they're still the plastic ones. Mine are broken on my original, so it don't walk.
Unfortunately, the cams are still plastic. They look just like the old ones:

MV75
Bugger. But I wonder if they'll be able to now make us some spares?

And from the first post, your original sounds different to mine. I had the big autobot symbol on the chest is printed on too, and I have the rub symbol. Might just be differing production runs which was common for things to then be changed back in the day.
soundwaveCA
I want that toy, so awesome!
optimus major
thanks to the latest animated episode....i WANT THIS!!!!!!!!!!!
RobotoChan
He is several kinds of sexy but unfortunately between the animated figures and new binaltechs, I am completely brassic

I do have an orignal Grandstand Omegatron however, so I can comfort myself with that. But to have that and the new reissue and the ehobby version would give me 3 different omegas and I really kinda want to do that
destronium
the face is like the one in TF animated!
silentrob
I love the new face sculpt, VERY cool and different. Omega was one of my absolute favs as a kid. A great tribute and great review.

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