Rated X wrote:As cool as it looks, I think it is way overpriced compared to the Twincast and Sounblasters. And dont give me crap about its "E hobby". In my opinion, Takara, Encore, E-Hobby, all work together and share the same molds so they should be the same prices.
Okay... Encore is a reissue line created by Takara Tomy. It is not a separate group, such as e-HOBBY or even Hobby Town.
And e-HOBBY is a collaborator, and not owned by by Takara Tomy. So while Takara Tomy does make the figures through their factories, e-HOBBY has to pay them something to allow their stuff to exist.
Hence the exclusive pricing, versus the mass production pricing of TOMY's Encore line.
Officially collecting nothing but "Encore" (minus the exclusives and variants), G1 reissues (minus TransformersAsia.com), and G1-related variants (minus TransformersAsia.com) of my favorite characters! (^_^)vENCORE: