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#1 Powered Convoy

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 07:22 AM

https://twitter.com/#!/TF_pr/status/172271967955730432

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.

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 08:50 AM

Note that the Encore's art has a yellow face with blue eyes instead of a silver face with yellow eyes. I'm thinking he's going to have an anime accurate (colored) face!!! icon-silverbolt.gif

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 09:27 AM

Makes me wonder if the blue chest on Soundblaster is accurate (I believe his chest was purple in the anime). Also if he'll have red eyes or yellow.

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 09:52 AM

Triple posting? Really?

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 10:00 AM

Posting about my posting (all which were at least a half hour or more between each)? Really?!

I guess I'm the only one excited about this at the moment.

I'm glad to see Twincast still has the red window at least.

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 10:01 AM

Wow, the packaging and deco changes are starting to make me more excited for this set than Soundblaster. I never owned an original Twincast either, just the e-Hobby one (which had boring, generic packaging despite coming with Flipsides), so it'll be nice to finally have full-size packaging and boxart for Twincast.

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).

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 10:31 AM

I really love the yellow face; I preferred the techy detail on the chest. I guess I can always switch their heads if it drives me crazy.

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.

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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...
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Posted 22 February 2012 - 01:50 PM

I don't want this enough to buy it, but there's no denying that this looks like a Twincast done right. It's such a shame that no modern toy has ever really been able to nail the integrated partner gimmick better than these 30-year-old molds. Of course, there's partly because the tape/deck dynamic has never been replaced by anything as workable for a toy.

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 01:54 PM

Excellent! Looks like I picked the right reissue to get icon-fire.gif

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 02:02 PM

Lets hope that HLJ (and other Japanese based retailers) can fulfill their orders unlike the United stuff from last month.

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 02:09 PM

QUOTE(Powered Convoy @ Feb 22 2012, 10:00 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I guess I'm the only one excited about this at the moment.


I'm just waiting for a better image of Stripes. He's pretty much the main reason I have this set on order icon-fire.gif


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Posted 22 February 2012 - 02:14 PM

Yeah I wonder how the stripes carried over, and how the tape mode looks on him.

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 02:21 PM

I like them, but never able to buy them. Sigh...

Edited by OmegaX80, 22 February 2012 - 02:22 PM.


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Posted 22 February 2012 - 07:12 PM

Damn, I just may have to get him afterall. I'm already down for Soundblaster.
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Posted 22 February 2012 - 08:45 PM

I has a sad. This makes me want to complete the cassettes, but backtracking through even the Encores is prohibitively expensive...

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 09:32 PM

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I has a sad. This makes me want to complete the cassettes, but backtracking through even the Encores is prohibitively expensive...

If you think the encores are expensive, you're not going to like what the un-reissued G1 cassettes cost...

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 12:42 AM

QUOTE(Powered Convoy @ Feb 22 2012, 08:50 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Note that the Encore's art has a yellow face with blue eyes instead of a silver face with yellow eyes. I'm thinking he's going to have an anime accurate (colored) face!!! icon-silverbolt.gif

Randy


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
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Edited by Megatoron, 23 February 2012 - 12:48 AM.


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Posted 23 February 2012 - 01:09 AM

I just really hope we get to see the last 8 cassettes brought back to life in an official release. I am lucky enough to own them thanks to KOToys but I'd still happily buy official releases.

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!!!!!!

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 06:01 AM

It doesn't matter, but Wingthing should have had a black painted head with silver eyes. But an orange head with black eyes isn't a big deal.



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