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Encore #20 Officially Announced and Available for Pre-Order

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Thursday, June 16th, 2011 10:51PM CDT

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Encore: #20 Devastator Gift Set has been officially announced and is available for pre-order at site sponsors TFsource and BBTS. Great news for those who don't have a G1 Devastator on their shelf!

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Re: Encore #20 Officially Announced and Available for Pre-Order (1241392)
Posted by Skywarp64 on June 16th, 2011 @ 11:01pm CDT
Good news becomes bad news when it comes to the price tag.
Re: Encore #20 Officially Announced and Available for Pre-Order (1241394)
Posted by It Is Him on June 16th, 2011 @ 11:03pm CDT
I just realized I have enough bots to make two separate G1 Devastators. I want one like hell, but I'm going to have a tough time justifying this.
Re: Encore #20 Officially Announced and Available for Pre-Order (1241412)
Posted by Lapse Of Reason on June 16th, 2011 @ 11:33pm CDT
That is a great deal! :APPLAUSE:
Re: Encore #20 Officially Announced and Available for Pre-Order (1241446)
Posted by Oilspill on June 17th, 2011 @ 1:19am CDT
headsortails wrote:Well Merry Christmas to me. Can't wait to see the aggravation in my wife when I show her this. Well, she may not be too bad on this one. She said she used her brother's Devastator for a husband to Barbie once (she also liked the color scheme). I may have to get her a Barbie so she can rein-act her play time she had. It will be worth it, though.... :KREMZEEK:


There's your next Human Alliance figure, Devastator with Ken! :lol:
Re: Encore #20 Officially Announced and Available for Pre-Order (1241451)
Posted by frogbat on June 17th, 2011 @ 1:29am CDT
That's a very cool release and one I'm sure will get a gen 2 colour release

However it's a bit steep and am glad I found. Very cheap knock off a while back that cost less than ten dollars and looks ok on display. Obviously quality and safety are nothin like thee original but I will live with it as my original figures ended up with the hip connectors broke etc

Like most I think we r gluttons for new nostalgic releases and will happily enjoy both the g1 reissues and the modern interpretations

Keep bringing them on
Re: Encore #20 Officially Announced and Available for Pre-Order (1241491)
Posted by Starscream GaGa on June 17th, 2011 @ 4:59am CDT
This makes me so, so happy!

Thank goodness he's priced like Bruticus and not like Predaking! does this mean Menasor is the only Decepticon combiner yet to be reissued?
Re: Encore #20 Officially Announced and Available for Pre-Order (1241508)
Posted by Flux Convoy on June 17th, 2011 @ 6:56am CDT
Starscream GaGa wrote:This makes me so, so happy!

Thank goodness he's priced like Bruticus and not like Predaking! does this mean Menasor is the only Decepticon combiner yet to be reissued?

No, you're forgetting Abominus.
:BOT:
Re: Encore #20 Officially Announced and Available for Pre-Order (1241511)
Posted by Tigertrack on June 17th, 2011 @ 7:08am CDT
Flux Convoy wrote:
Starscream GaGa wrote:This makes me so, so happy!

Thank goodness he's priced like Bruticus and not like Predaking! does this mean Menasor is the only Decepticon combiner yet to be reissued?

No, you're forgetting Abominus.
:BOT:


Dinoking, Lio Kaiser, and Monstructor.
Re: Encore #20 Officially Announced and Available for Pre-Order (1241513)
Posted by CaSSeTteBOTs45 on June 17th, 2011 @ 7:17am CDT
SOOOOO HAPPY!!!!! :grin:
Now we just need Encore Dinbots!
Re: Encore #20 Officially Announced and Available for Pre-Order (1241528)
Posted by Primeultimus on June 17th, 2011 @ 7:50am CDT
I bought my Quick Change robot version from Tuesday Morning for $7 dollars. I think he displays just as nice. Although I probally will buy one and keep it boxed.
Re: Encore #20 Officially Announced and Available for Pre-Order (1241538)
Posted by micah1199 on June 17th, 2011 @ 8:24am CDT
My prayers of 2 years have been answered. ENCORE IS BACK! YAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY
Re: Encore #20 Officially Announced and Available for Pre-Order (1241554)
Posted by grimdragon2001 on June 17th, 2011 @ 9:09am CDT
bbts just put up thier preorder this morning

http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail
Re: Encore #20 Officially Announced and Available for Pre-Order (1241556)
Posted by It Is Him on June 17th, 2011 @ 9:09am CDT
tigertracks 24 wrote:
Flux Convoy wrote:
Starscream GaGa wrote:This makes me so, so happy!

Thank goodness he's priced like Bruticus and not like Predaking! does this mean Menasor is the only Decepticon combiner yet to be reissued?

No, you're forgetting Abominus.
:BOT:


Dinoking, Lio Kaiser, and Monstructor.


Well, if we're getting into the Japanese stuff, too... you forgot Battle Gaea :KREMZEEK:
Re: Encore #20 Officially Announced and Available for Pre-Order (1241559)
Posted by Counterpunch on June 17th, 2011 @ 9:13am CDT
It Is Him wrote:
tigertracks 24 wrote:
Flux Convoy wrote:
Starscream GaGa wrote:This makes me so, so happy!

Thank goodness he's priced like Bruticus and not like Predaking! does this mean Menasor is the only Decepticon combiner yet to be reissued?

No, you're forgetting Abominus.
:BOT:


Dinoking, Lio Kaiser, and Monstructor.


Well, if we're getting into the Japanese stuff, too... you forgot Battle Gaea :KREMZEEK:


Tigertracks, you got knocked the F' out!
Re: Encore #20 Officially Announced and Available for Pre-Order (1241566)
Posted by AshesOfPain on June 17th, 2011 @ 9:41am CDT
I want but can't. school has burnt a big hole in my wallet and has created a negative pressure situation. It so sux, but I want.
Re: Encore #20 Officially Announced and Available for Pre-Order (1241572)
Posted by kirbenvost on June 17th, 2011 @ 10:10am CDT
BBTS is 10 bucks more, but that's the price I'm willing to pay. $110-120 is pretty reasonable, I think.
Re: Encore #20 Officially Announced and Available for Pre-Order (1241586)
Posted by REMINATOR on June 17th, 2011 @ 10:49am CDT
kirbenvost wrote:BBTS is 10 bucks more, but that's the price I'm willing to pay. $110-120 is pretty reasonable, I think.

Also BBTS allows you to cancel your pre-order should you change your mind. I like to shop at places that give buyers some flexibility.
Re: Encore #20 Officially Announced and Available for Pre-Order (1241591)
Posted by LOST Cybertronian on June 17th, 2011 @ 10:54am CDT
kirbenvost wrote:BBTS is 10 bucks more, but that's the price I'm willing to pay. $110-120 is pretty reasonable, I think.


Expect TFSource to raise their price accordingly. never fails
Re: Encore #20 Officially Announced and Available for Pre-Order (1241622)
Posted by Motorthing on June 17th, 2011 @ 11:21am CDT
I'm getting one.

Happy dance.
Re: Encore #20 Officially Announced and Available for Pre-Order (1241629)
Posted by iaconportland on June 17th, 2011 @ 11:41am CDT
I had every G1 combiner except this one. I may get this one or a knockoff, but I will own a G1 Devastator before I die...
Re: Encore #20 Officially Announced and Available for Pre-Order (1241648)
Posted by DMSL on June 17th, 2011 @ 11:57am CDT
I have a 100% complete G1 Devy but i will get this set as it looks quite good packaged.

So how about some Headmasters now or a reissue from Victory?
Re: Encore #20 Officially Announced and Available for Pre-Order (1241696)
Posted by Flux Convoy on June 17th, 2011 @ 1:16pm CDT
Counterpunch wrote:
It Is Him wrote:
tigertracks 24 wrote:
Flux Convoy wrote:
Starscream GaGa wrote:This makes me so, so happy!

Thank goodness he's priced like Bruticus and not like Predaking! does this mean Menasor is the only Decepticon combiner yet to be reissued?

No, you're forgetting Abominus.
:BOT:


Dinoking, Lio Kaiser, and Monstructor.


Well, if we're getting into the Japanese stuff, too... you forgot Battle Gaea :KREMZEEK:


Tigertracks, you got knocked the F' out!

This right here, is why I like you all. Even though I have Monstructor and am very pleased to, I simply forget him because of the size. G1 gestalts have a certain size frame they all generally fit except for him. We're all forgetting Road Caesar too. ;)
:BOT:
Re: Encore #20 Officially Announced and Available for Pre-Order (1241711)
Posted by Mkall on June 17th, 2011 @ 1:35pm CDT
I'm pleased it's coming out, but I'm going to be financially stupid and go with the the TFClub Devastator.
Re: Encore #20 Officially Announced and Available for Pre-Order (1241720)
Posted by Hoitytoity on June 17th, 2011 @ 2:15pm CDT
Flux Convoy wrote:
Counterpunch wrote:
It Is Him wrote:
tigertracks 24 wrote:
Flux Convoy wrote:
Starscream GaGa wrote:This makes me so, so happy!

Thank goodness he's priced like Bruticus and not like Predaking! does this mean Menasor is the only Decepticon combiner yet to be reissued?

No, you're forgetting Abominus.
:BOT:


Dinoking, Lio Kaiser, and Monstructor.


Well, if we're getting into the Japanese stuff, too... you forgot Battle Gaea :KREMZEEK:


Tigertracks, you got knocked the F' out!

This right here, is why I like you all. Even though I have Monstructor and am very pleased to, I simply forget him because of the size. G1 gestalts have a certain size frame they all generally fit except for him. We're all forgetting Road Caesar too. ;)
:BOT:


And don't forget Landcross! Also Sixwing, Sixbuilder, Sixturbo, Raiden... oh, and if we're counting Battle Gaia, we have to add Guard City :BOT:

Back on topic, I'm really glad I waited on getting a G1 set. This will look fantastic next to my yellow and orange versions :-B
Re: Encore #20 Officially Announced and Available for Pre-Order (1241723)
Posted by Flux Convoy on June 17th, 2011 @ 2:24pm CDT
Hoitytoity wrote:
Flux Convoy wrote:
Counterpunch wrote:
It Is Him wrote:
tigertracks 24 wrote:
Flux Convoy wrote:
Starscream GaGa wrote:This makes me so, so happy!

Thank goodness he's priced like Bruticus and not like Predaking! does this mean Menasor is the only Decepticon combiner yet to be reissued?

No, you're forgetting Abominus.
:BOT:


Dinoking, Lio Kaiser, and Monstructor.


Well, if we're getting into the Japanese stuff, too... you forgot Battle Gaea :KREMZEEK:


Tigertracks, you got knocked the F' out!

This right here, is why I like you all. Even though I have Monstructor and am very pleased to, I simply forget him because of the size. G1 gestalts have a certain size frame they all generally fit except for him. We're all forgetting Road Caesar too. ;)
:BOT:


And don't forget Landcross! Also Sixwing, Sixbuilder, Sixturbo, Raiden... oh, and if we're counting Battle Gaia, we have to add Guard City :BOT:

Back on topic, I'm really glad I waited on getting a G1 set. This will look fantastic next to my yellow and orange versions :-B

I didn't forget them. They've been reissued. ;) Not G1 Raiden though...
:BOT:
Re: Encore #20 Officially Announced and Available for Pre-Order (1241733)
Posted by Hoitytoity on June 17th, 2011 @ 2:57pm CDT
Flux Convoy wrote:
Hoitytoity wrote:
Flux Convoy wrote:
Counterpunch wrote:
It Is Him wrote:
tigertracks 24 wrote:
Flux Convoy wrote:
Starscream GaGa wrote:This makes me so, so happy!

Thank goodness he's priced like Bruticus and not like Predaking! does this mean Menasor is the only Decepticon combiner yet to be reissued?

No, you're forgetting Abominus.
:BOT:


Dinoking, Lio Kaiser, and Monstructor.


Well, if we're getting into the Japanese stuff, too... you forgot Battle Gaea :KREMZEEK:


Tigertracks, you got knocked the F' out!

This right here, is why I like you all. Even though I have Monstructor and am very pleased to, I simply forget him because of the size. G1 gestalts have a certain size frame they all generally fit except for him. We're all forgetting Road Caesar too. ;)
:BOT:


And don't forget Landcross! Also Sixwing, Sixbuilder, Sixturbo, Raiden... oh, and if we're counting Battle Gaia, we have to add Guard City :BOT:

Back on topic, I'm really glad I waited on getting a G1 set. This will look fantastic next to my yellow and orange versions :-B

I didn't forget them. They've been reissued. ;) Not G1 Raiden though...
:BOT:


Ah, somehow missed the part about reissuing. I can't read today x.X
Re: Encore #20 Officially Announced and Available for Pre-Order (1241827)
Posted by RK_Striker_JK_5 on June 17th, 2011 @ 5:01pm CDT
Preordered. And all my CD upgrades will go onto him.

See that, Hasbro/Takara? You just made money thanks to a third party. ;)
Re: Encore #20 Officially Announced and Available for Pre-Order (1241849)
Posted by NTESHFT on June 17th, 2011 @ 6:10pm CDT
Preordered....... I think I'll keep this one as is, though. I like the way Devastator looks by himself, so no CD parts for this one......
Re: Encore #20 Officially Announced and Available for Pre-Order (1241850)
Posted by MightyMagnus78 on June 17th, 2011 @ 6:14pm CDT
I really can't wait for this reissue, and I don't care how much it cost either. I actual have that 'high quality' Devi KO but even that has its flaws.
Re: Encore #20 Officially Announced and Available for Pre-Order (1241946)
Posted by tmk9883 on June 17th, 2011 @ 9:42pm CDT
Pre-ordered. Originals are going on ebay for nearly that price. As much as I like old stuff, having a new one that fits together well is a deal.

Will look really nice next to the TFC version
Re: Encore #20 Officially Announced and Available for Pre-Order (1241967)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on June 17th, 2011 @ 10:53pm CDT
tmk9883 wrote:Pre-ordered. Originals are going on ebay for nearly that price. As much as I like old stuff, having a new one that fits together well is a deal.

Will look really nice next to the TFC version


Don't forget they've been "enhancing" their reissues, who knows what we'll get.
Re: Encore #20 Officially Announced and Available for Pre-Order (1242063)
Posted by Stockade on June 18th, 2011 @ 7:32am CDT
Preordered!

Now ill have one with CD upgrades and one still in the box that ill never open.
Re: Encore #20 Officially Announced and Available for Pre-Order (1242203)
Posted by Amelie on June 18th, 2011 @ 1:42pm CDT
This is great news!

Of course, I'm not getting one, but its great news all the same.

I predict a sudden launch of Crazy Devi complete set. :P
Re: Encore #20 Officially Announced and Available for Pre-Order (1242345)
Posted by REMINATOR on June 18th, 2011 @ 7:01pm CDT
I'm still shock by the fact that I'm more excited about Encore Devastator than MP10 Prime, LOL :lol: :lol:

If only November could come much quicker, he shall join with my other combiner Predaking, Menasor, and Bruticus!
Re: Encore #20 Officially Announced and Available for Pre-Order (1242448)
Posted by ausbot on June 18th, 2011 @ 10:24pm CDT
Hoping for a E-hobby Diaclone version!
Re: Encore #20 Officially Announced and Available for Pre-Order (1242869)
Posted by MightyMagnus78 on June 19th, 2011 @ 4:17pm CDT
I thought the G1 Devastator mold had been lost/damaged, along with Mirage, Sunstreaker, Wheeljack, and the Dinobots.

So where has the Encore mold come from? Now that we have Devastator, does that mean we'll be getting the others reissued to?
Re: Encore #20 Officially Announced and Available for Pre-Order (1242984)
Posted by Flux Convoy on June 19th, 2011 @ 8:28pm CDT
chuckdawg1999 wrote:Don't forget they've been "enhancing" their reissues, who knows what we'll get.

This is exactly what I was thinking and am curious about. Although I doubt it'll be much more than minor cosmetic changes in paint and possibly a new face. I have my fingers crossed for e-hobby Diaclone colors, TFCC Shattered Glass Constructicons and more as well.
:BOT:
Re: Encore #20 Officially Announced and Available for Pre-Order (1243158)
Posted by gavinfuzzy on June 20th, 2011 @ 1:11am CDT
starwarrior1227 wrote:...


sorry i don't have a reason to buy a g1 reissue right now or ever, but thats probably because i never had a childhood memory of any g1 anything...


Same. I only started collecting tfs after the 07 movie... the closest i got to a G1 memory was in the start of 2007 when my local kids TV channel re-aired G1 and i watched the jetfire episode for 5 seconds and saw jetfire flying with spike shouting "Go jetfire". I went "Fk this i hate robots an humans" and turned off the TV :lol:
Re: Encore #20 Officially Announced and Available for Pre-Order (1243171)
Posted by AshesOfPain on June 20th, 2011 @ 2:00am CDT
I started with G1, way back when it was the only version. so ya. I want, but between all that goes on, i can't have. but still want.
Re: Encore #20 Officially Announced and Available for Pre-Order (1243266)
Posted by fenrir72 on June 20th, 2011 @ 7:07am CDT
All this talk about the molds being lost.........remember OM and Skylynx?

I just pray the quality of the mold won't be as shitty as Bruticus.
Re: Encore #20 Officially Announced and Available for Pre-Order (1243268)
Posted by gavinfuzzy on June 20th, 2011 @ 7:11am CDT
fenrir72 wrote:All this talk about the molds being lost.........remember OM and Skylynx?

I just pray the quality of the mold won't be as shitty as Bruticus.


OM? But my encore skylnyx has awesome quality, and i got it for an awesome price of $32 US :DANCE:
Re: Encore #20 Officially Announced and Available for Pre-Order (1243384)
Posted by Jazz-1982 on June 20th, 2011 @ 10:03am CDT
Woo Hoo!!! :KREMZEEK:

Finally he's getting a reissue!

And it looks like the Encore series is going to start up again too. Great news all round

Pre-ordered from Amazon.co.jp already :D
Re: Encore #20 Officially Announced and Available for Pre-Order (1243406)
Posted by fenrir72 on June 20th, 2011 @ 10:26am CDT
OM and Skylynx had top quality plastics, Bruticus....... #-o
Re: Encore #20 Officially Announced and Available for Pre-Order (1243411)
Posted by gavinfuzzy on June 20th, 2011 @ 10:35am CDT
fenrir72 wrote:OM and Skylynx had top quality plastics, Bruticus....... #-o


Whut is OM?
Re: Encore #20 Officially Announced and Available for Pre-Order (1243418)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on June 20th, 2011 @ 10:42am CDT
gavinfuzzy wrote:
fenrir72 wrote:OM and Skylynx had top quality plastics, Bruticus....... #-o


Whut is OM?


More like OS, which stands for Omega Supreme. Both Omega Supreme and Sky Lynx were owned by a company other than Takara and Hasbro. Fortunately, it was revealed that Tomy has commissioned these two toys to be made, and with the merger, they became accessible for Takara.
Re: Encore #20 Officially Announced and Available for Pre-Order (1243420)
Posted by gavinfuzzy on June 20th, 2011 @ 10:49am CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
gavinfuzzy wrote:
fenrir72 wrote:OM and Skylynx had top quality plastics, Bruticus....... #-o


Whut is OM?


More like OS, which stands for Omega Supreme. Both Omega Supreme and Sky Lynx were owned by a company other than Takara and Hasbro. Fortunately, it was revealed that Tomy has commissioned these two toys to be made, and with the merger, they became accessible for Takara.


Yeah lol... os was one of the best encores... well i only own OS and SL
Re: Encore #20 Officially Announced and Available for Pre-Order (1243480)
Posted by fenrir72 on June 20th, 2011 @ 12:02pm CDT
Thanks again milady JZGR. I have this odd habit of calling Omega Supreme OM, that should have been OS :BANG_HEAD:

TomyTakara should take their time this time, not rush the production of Devastar and make sure QC is at least 90% perfect.

I for one would be willing to wait until Christmas if only that QC would be a thing of the past like that of Encore Bruticus :sad:

You'd expect at least, being a well used mold, Bruticus would have been well maintained. (Maybe it was subcontracted to save on costs? Because OS and SL were high QC re-issues. I bend my knees and pray that this isn't G2 Devastator redux (that too had really shitty quality))
Re: Encore #20 Officially Announced and Available for Pre-Order (1243541)
Posted by REMINATOR on June 20th, 2011 @ 1:05pm CDT
I read the review on Encore Bruticus and decided to ditch him on two accounts, QC and no die cast metal :lol: :lol:

Encore Omega and Skylynx on the other hand, were great. So if Encore Devastator QC is the same as OS/SL, I'm very happy. Hopefully, there's no modification. I just want it to be like the original.
Re: Encore #20 Officially Announced and Available for Pre-Order (1243687)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on June 20th, 2011 @ 5:18pm CDT
REMINATOR wrote:I read the review on Encore Bruticus and decided to ditch him on two accounts, QC and no die cast metal :lol: :lol:

Encore Omega and Skylynx on the other hand, were great. So if Encore Devastator QC is the same as OS/SL, I'm very happy. Hopefully, there's no modification. I just want it to be like the original.


I must've been lucky as my Encore Bruticus was fine; better than the desert redeco that was released in the Universe line.
Re: Encore #20 Officially Announced and Available for Pre-Order (1243786)
Posted by fenrir72 on June 20th, 2011 @ 8:22pm CDT
Don't ditch the fig due to its die-cast content. QC is the weighty factor.

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