TakaraTomy tweets Encore Twincast, Nightstalker, Stripes Photo
Posted 22 February 2012 - 07:22 AM
Twincast has a tampographed Autobot symbol on his chest and some red stickers/paint underneath the upper thigh stickers he usually has. This makes me wonder if they used the Blaster door or smoothed away the techno-details on Twincast's chest to place the symbol (or just painted over it like with Encore Convoy)? It looks completely smooth (so either it's Blaster's or they changed the mold on Twincast).
Nightstalker looks as originally depicted but Stripes is very much a normal orange and not the dark orange you get when Photoshopping black into orange.
Posted 22 February 2012 - 10:01 AM
I wonder how well he'll sell, considering the e-Hobby release never seemed to sell for much on the secondary market (last I checked anyways).
Posted 22 February 2012 - 10:31 AM
Obviously the big draw is Nightstalker and Stripes, so naturally it's Stripes we don't get a good look at here. Still, tapes tapes tapes.
Posted 22 February 2012 - 10:46 AM
I have a hard time figuring out why I've never been fond of the Twincast deco. It's weird for me because I love Blaster and Blue and grey are usually two of my favorite colors on TFs. I think it's something about how the bright yellow and red don't fit with blue and grey well. He makes me think of McDonalds for some reason. I don't know...
-ZacWilliam, an well, he makes a nice accessory for Nightstalker and Stripes I guess, who are the real reason to want the set...
Or the proverbial ailerons of Titanium Moosebots?
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Posted 22 February 2012 - 01:50 PM
Posted 22 February 2012 - 09:32 PM
If you think the encores are expensive, you're not going to like what the un-reissued G1 cassettes cost...
Posted 23 February 2012 - 12:42 AM
This modified art is the one used on the character card shown on Encore Twincast's TakaraTomy page when it first went up. I'm surprised you didn't pick up this detail, Randy.
And sorry to disappoint, but Encore Soundblaster still got the red chest. But hey, the toy photos on the boxes show that both Twincast and Soundblaster have anime-accurate faces:
Soundblaster on Hobby Search
Twincast on Hobby Search
Edited by Megatoron, 23 February 2012 - 12:48 AM.
Posted 23 February 2012 - 01:09 AM
Does anyone know if anybody repro's the weapons on these buggers? I know that chrome won't last forever...I'd like to have some back up weapons, but that's expensive to go the real route.
edit - Damn! Was really hoping for the purple chest on Soundblaster...just looks sharper. Oh well, I understand the decision since the cassettes still have those stickers. Glad to see Wingthing got painted eyes and they didn't over-homage the Action Master. The faces are a nice touch tho...
Not sure on Twincast. Trying to resist!!!!!!
Edited by GALVATRON I, 23 February 2012 - 01:18 AM.
Posted 23 February 2012 - 06:01 AM