Encore 16 Bruticus, cheap plastic and terrible quality

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  1. dragon516

    dragon516 Well-Known Member

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    Apparently for this one the word traveled very fast. What my friend had said was not that the prices in Singapore were dropping but that nobody was buying the Bruticus release like the usual Encore releases has been in the past. It was so bad that some stores are forcing them to buy the Bruticus and cassettes release as a pair. There were no price differences though. My friend expects this to go to 40 USD before he would even consider pulling the trigger.
     
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    wow poor bruticus!
     
  3. videriant

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    Yep, unless the person I know has the same friend as you. He was able to get it shipped to Canada for $40 a piece but the best he get the cassettes for me was $38. (unless of course he's got tricked into buying KO's).
     
  4. Ruination04

    Ruination04 8 Years Old Since 1984!

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    Perhaps that Bruticus is not selling well not because of the mold damge but maybe because everone and their grandma already has a version of it? I really hope this doesn't affect their opnion to do more combiners in the future. I have a feeling it will though.
     
  5. chrisr291

    chrisr291 Master of the Unknown

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    I remember Digital Toys having a sale on Perceptor and Hound. Yeah, the original reissues didn't go on clearance because everyone was like OMG REISSUES!!!! but now... 20 primes later... they are on sale. i got sunstrom and black Megatron on clearance for like 100 bucks awhile back:thumbs2: 

    Obviously, the best sales were the Hasbro Reissues... I remember 5, 6 dollar toys on Amazon with free shipping. Oh the memories....
     
  6. chrisr291

    chrisr291 Master of the Unknown

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    WHAT!!! Man I feel like a RE-**** (Hangover reference)!!! I just paid 90 bucks for it.... oh well..... I'll take a bunch of photos of it when it arrives still.
     
  7. jazzimusprime27

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    I seriously don't think it looks that bad. To me the G1 pictures of Bruticus look photoshopped. There's no way that the pictures could show how clear the G1 Bruticus is compared to the Encore unless the G1 Bruticus got photoshopped or was photographed by use of a higher quality camera. Besides, I don't have a combiner and Bruticus will be my first!:D  Unless you count the KO Devastator I got off ebay that broke in a day. :banghead:  One other thing, how is the plastic cheap? They must of used the same plastic for the rest of the Encores.:confused: 
     
  8. PoweredConvoy

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    I bought a Dirge reissue for $3 at Toys 'R Us.

    Randy
     
  9. videriant

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    Most people paid $90. I think he got it shipped direct from Japan (or China, whatever).
     
  10. joopsta

    joopsta Masterpiece, Encore and 3P collector

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    Mines are at the post office right now. I'll pick them up tomorrow and take some pics.
    And I didn't pay 90 a piece for them. :D 
     
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    Thats what I'm thinking! That G1 Bruticus looks a little fake if you ask me. Maybe they shined it up?

    Lucky SOB! Good deal.

    oh ok, makes sense. On ebay ACtoys wanted 110 shipped to the USA. I passed on that one and brought mine from BBTS.
     
  12. chrisr291

    chrisr291 Master of the Unknown

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    Them? How many did you buy?
     
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    Mine's waiting at the P.O too. And after the mould rape I wouldn't really expect better.

    I got mine from HLJ and paid $90 in total for it.
     
  14. joopsta

    joopsta Masterpiece, Encore and 3P collector

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    Well see for yourself! :D 
    I intend to keep 1 sealed and for the other I am going to make a US giftset box.

    But anyway, I'd like to clear these things have problems, NOT AT ALL!
    Cheap plastic????? No way!
    I didn't study 'plastic quality' science, but I've seen many cheap quality toys
    and this is definitly not one of them.
    For the mold degradation I can't compare, because my loose Bruticus is long gone. I'm more of a MIB collector now.
    But if you say these things are pressed (or vulcanized I think it is) with a worn mould, I'd say "Go find a job!!

    Conclusion: Great quality plastic, no mold issues whatsoever!
    You can buy this thing and won't be dissapointed.



    @mods: please clear this on the front page section, the Encore Bruticus doesn't deserve this!
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  15. chrisr291

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    NICE!!! now i'm excited again! Mine should be here Friday and i'll take photos of it to confirm.

    oh and joopsta, do your Bruticus a favor and flip Brawl around! come on now:thumb 

    Anyone else received their bruticus yet?

    EDIT: I wish Takara would of put a hole on Swindles shoulder so you could display his gun like an Arm cannon, similar to the cartoon.
     
  16. Runamuck

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    Nice pics, man. Thanks! Can't wait to get mine. I still wish they would've put a window on the box itself, rather than leaving holes there.
     
  17. joopsta

    joopsta Masterpiece, Encore and 3P collector

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    Damn you're right. Im getting old!!:eek: 
     
  18. Runamuck

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    I know, right? I always thought Brawl was supposed to have his turret on the front of the leg. Then I see all these pics with it on the back, and now I thought I'm losing my mind...lol

    Yeah, the arm cannon for Swindle would've been nice, but I honestly don't see a whole lot of room to put it on there.
     
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    I ordered two, and one Cassette tape (like the photos above). Mine are waiting for me at the post office.

    Randy
     
  20. chrisr291

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    We are all getting old... i'm 4 years away from turning 30!:rip 

    True, The only swindle i've had is that RID repaint but yeah... the hole would of probably taken up his whole arm. Still would of rocked however
     
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