Encore Big Convoy, and recolor

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Sponge, Jul 28, 2018.

  1. jamarmiller

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    got mine in today, cant open it though, its for my boy and hes getting it as soon as that fan group finishes the subbing of the series and releases it. Hes getting the entire collection when we begin watching it
     
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  3. IceConvoy

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    Received my shipping notice from Amazon JP. Can’t wait!
     
  4. geekatron prime

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    Finally got an update that mine has left Cincinnati and heading my way. Should have him tomorrow.
     
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  5. mcart

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  6. unlogic

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    Yes, the hook missiles can be stored in beast mode (same as original).
     
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  7. geekatron prime

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    Got my Encore Big Convoy! Whoo hoo!
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  8. BWfan86

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    Did amazon jp put a sticker on it like they do with the MPs?
     
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    Yup. Right smack dab in the middle of Big Convoy's picture on the front of the box. It's very easy to remove without damaging it though. The adhesive they use on it is not very strong.
     
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    Mine shipped late last night and is scheduled to be here by tomorrow.
     
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  11. Black Convoy

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    First quality control issues. Loose feet, swapped elbows and a problem with the click-articulation on the hips. I hope it's not a common problem.

     
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    Woot! Will you be opening him?

    Edit: mine should be here tomorrow!
     
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  13. geekatron prime

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    Yes, as soon as I get home from work. Had to put in some OT tonite.
     
  14. geekatron prime

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    Well, got him out of the box. Time for a little mini-mammoth review.
    They had him wrapped in cellophane inside the plastic clamshell, that's the first time I've seen that from Takara. Plastic feels good. Have some sprue marks on top of his ears in mammoth mode & on the bottom of his forearms in bot mode. Should be able to cover them up with some dark brown paint or marker. Haven't noticed any other spots yet.

    He's a very nice dark brown, with a mustard yellow paint at the feet. Off white for the toes. The eyes I think could have been done better, green with white pupils. Tabs very well in mammoth mode. The lever that works the trunk feels solid and gives some decent movement to the trunk as well. Pulling the ears back still moves the tusks up & down. Overall not bad.

    As with all the versions I have of Big Convoy, the transformation can be a little fiddly. Especially with the bot mode legs. The arm & shoulder joints are nice and tight. The elbows are on the proper sides as well. Hips and knees are ok. Not tight , but not super loose either. The feet are the same, move fine, but can see them really loosening up over time. Can be hard to pose with all the kibble hanging off of him. And he's extremely back heavy, but thats pretty much par for the course for this mold.

    The matrix center is a blueish color with a tint of green to it. Nice golden chrome on the rest. Fits a little loose in his hand holes though.
    The colors of the bot mode are ok. I actually prefer the colors of the original toy somewhat more. I prefer the head colors on this one better than the original though.
    All in all, I quite like him. The anime colors are sharp & clean. He has some solid joints, other than the feet. Worth the price imo. A great addition to a collection if someone has never had this figure before.
    Here are some pics of him & being compared to my Sonokong version. My Ultra Mammoth & Nemesis Prime are in storage. Will have to compare all of them after LG-EX Blue Big Convoy is released.




    sorry about the crappy cell phone pics, it's all i have to use at the moment.
     

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  15. FAKER II

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    It’s a shame to hear about the loose feet. That stinks because no matter how tight all the other joints are, if the figure can’t stand well then the figure is junk as far as I’m concerned. It looks great. But I’ll stick with the original release.
     
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    How is he back heavy? He has nothing on his back.
     
  17. IceConvoy

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    If you leave his cannon attached he does.

    As far as loose feet, my original Big Convoy has that problem so I don’t know if that’s an actual QC issue or just something that’s due to the design of his feet.
     
  18. geekatron prime

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    Sorry, forgot to add that he's only backheavy if you leave the Big Cannon attached to his back.
     
  19. Predakwon

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    Got mine yesterday. Unreal how fast Amazon.jp ships. I'll get around hopefully tonight to play with him.


    I bought two and they only put the sticker on one of them.

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  20. Dudicus

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    Got my Big Convoy today. He's awesome. No loose feet, no major QC issues at all. Joints are tight all around. I did have to swap the elbows though.

    Can confirm the missiles can't be stored in beast mode :( 

    EDIT: I was wrong, you can store the hook missiles in beast mode.
     
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