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bfett88 wrote: fenrir72 wrote:
Megatron000 wrote:Hmm...I'm a little concerned that sellers are going to start swapping out pieces of the G1 Fortress Maximus with the remake and screw people over. Hopefully, these swap outs will be easy to identify.
TomyTakara will most probably change Encore Fortmax's screws with rivets. So don't worry about substitutions. Same thing with the Encore Convoys, you can tell the difference from the year 2000 issues over the ones before. First is the mold degradation on his left back , just right of his shoulder and the different front wheel axles.
And of course the new copyright embossed differently.
On another issue, I'm again noticing a trend among our "jaded" collectors.
What would you expect for the design and price? Hence Encore ....re-issue of a late 80's designed figure. Expect it to be blocky with limited points of articulation reflective of the technology of those bygone days. And the price? Don't you guys have a sense on the logistics needed to restore the molds, packaging and transportation cost? And of course, the bottom line Tomy will reap from this endeavor? Toymaking is a BUSINESS for profit and not charity
Iirc, Fortmax more or less broke even for both Hasbro and Takara waaaaaaay back in 1987 given the size of that bruiser so the present SRP of US$ 350 + is quite justifiable (factor in inflation/deflation)
Who the heck is going to buy an Encore for $350+ just to switch out parts on an original Fort Max, then sell it????
If cretins CAN substitute Generations Wheeljack for FOC Jazz and the like, smart money is some unscrupulous vendor will also attempt this stunt. I remember a few years back when some jerks repainted a couple of Godginrai's black and sold 'em as limited pieces?
Btw, I am NOT
fanboying,pimping this latest release............I am just full of HAPPINESS and Sunshine that Tomy will allow other fans to OWN one.
('cause I already own one)
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on Wed Oct 03, 2012 8:05 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Current collection status
Number of TFs: 350 +
Rarest TF: Fortmax,Pretenders Metalhawk,KissPlayers Sparkbots,Tomy FE Optimus Prime, custom E-hobby Orion Pax, MP-01 2004, Classics Ultra Magnus, henkei Convoy + FP Trailer, e-hobby Roadrage,iPod G1 colors Convoy
Latest TF:MP-10 Optimus Prime,Optimus Maximus
Wanted TFs:Abominus, Computron, Road Caesar, Leo Kaizer, G1 Scorponok, G1 dinobots, Grandus
Impossible Dream TFs:Overlord,Galaxyshuttle,Black Zarak, Monstructor or Dinoking