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Transformers News: Reissue G1 Sixshot confirmed

Saturday, June 30th, 2012 10:23AM CDT

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Site sponsor Kapow Toys have posted a very interesting update on their facebook wall. The post tells us that the long awaited reissue of G1 Sixshot has now been confirmed, plus it contains a few titbits of information about it.

  • Asia exclusive
  • Releases in August
  • Premium packaging with leather and chrome parts (rumoured)
  • Will be expensive

Here's the original message if you wish to read it.

Kapow Toys wrote:Asia Exclusive Reissue Sixshot confirmed for this August - comes with premium packaging rumoured to be leather and chrome parts. Its also not part of the Encore line and based on the wholesale price is going to be expensive......eeeek!


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Re: Reissue G1 Sixshot confirmed (1395835)
Posted by Andrius on June 30th, 2012 @ 10:31am CDT
Dead Metal wrote:
  • Asia exclusive
  • Releases in August
  • Premium packaging with leather and chrome parts (rumoured)
  • Will be expensive




Oh good, because I love paying for packaging and hype when all I want is the darn toy.
Re: Reissue G1 Sixshot confirmed (1395838)
Posted by REMINATOR on June 30th, 2012 @ 10:41am CDT
Will be expensive??? Easily pass for me. Got the regular issue already. Save me some money for the moment.
Re: Reissue G1 Sixshot confirmed (1395839)
Posted by Optimutt on June 30th, 2012 @ 10:42am CDT
When the Takara panel at the Singapore Cybertron Convention was asked whether they planned on releasing SixShot "without the leather pants" for a reduced rate, they said "We have no plans."

So yes. Expensive. :-(
Re: Reissue G1 Sixshot confirmed (1395840)
Posted by Autobot Genocide on June 30th, 2012 @ 10:44am CDT
Just how expencive is this gonna be when it comes with a warning :lol: .

Anyway i'll wait for Hexatron? is that his name hav'nt herd nothing for a while.
Re: Reissue G1 Sixshot confirmed (1395841)
Posted by RhA on June 30th, 2012 @ 10:44am CDT
Leather.

Leather.
Re: Reissue G1 Sixshot confirmed (1395843)
Posted by Dead Metal on June 30th, 2012 @ 10:47am CDT
RhA wrote:Leather.

Leather.

Sixshot is into some kinky sh*t.
Re: Reissue G1 Sixshot confirmed (1395847)
Posted by RAcast on June 30th, 2012 @ 10:58am CDT
At first I was like :BOWDOWN: .
But then I saw "expensive" and "leather parts" and I was like :BANG_HEAD: .

Can anyone enlighten me why he would have leather parts? o_O I know next to nothing about Sixshot, but I've seen reviews and he tickles every part of what I love about g1 stuff. But if the reissue is going to be as expensive as/more expensive than the original version is right now...ugh. :sad:
Re: Reissue G1 Sixshot confirmed (1395849)
Posted by Dead Metal on June 30th, 2012 @ 11:02am CDT
RAcast wrote:At first I was like :BOWDOWN: .
But then I saw "expensive" and "leather parts" and I was like :BANG_HEAD: .

Can anyone enlighten me why he would have leather parts? o_O I know next to nothing about Sixshot, but I've seen reviews and he tickles every part of what I love about g1 stuff. But if the reissue is going to be as expensive as/more expensive than the original version is right now...ugh. :sad:

The answer is in "Premium packaging" as in the box he comes in is made from leather, not the toy.
Re: Reissue G1 Sixshot confirmed (1395854)
Posted by Bouncy X on June 30th, 2012 @ 11:16am CDT
i still have the original in mint condition and the box is mint too. i barely played with it so it literally looks and works as good as the day i got it. i wonder if he'll be worth more once the re-issue hits...not that i'd sell it but you know. lol
Re: Reissue G1 Sixshot confirmed (1395862)
Posted by Fistful of Energon on June 30th, 2012 @ 11:38am CDT
Oh well....*Hugs my G1 Sixshot* :grin:
Re: Reissue G1 Sixshot confirmed (1395871)
Posted by YoungPrime on June 30th, 2012 @ 12:03pm CDT
Meh.....I'm basically done collecting G1 figures. I want a Generations/Classic's version.
Re: Reissue G1 Sixshot confirmed (1395875)
Posted by El Duque on June 30th, 2012 @ 12:18pm CDT
Premium packaging does nothing for, I'm all about the figure. Good thing I already have a G1.
Re: Reissue G1 Sixshot confirmed (1395891)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on June 30th, 2012 @ 1:33pm CDT
Well looks like Sixshot will remain on the list of figures that i really want but will never get. Hell id settle for a KO version but i cant even get one of those.
Re: Reissue G1 Sixshot confirmed (1395898)
Posted by Flux Convoy on June 30th, 2012 @ 2:02pm CDT
Get your shit together, Takara/Tomy. We don't need more extravagant boxes than the TFCC produces for any figure or reissue. I don't care what character it is. I want Sixshot but I certainly have a cost range I won't go out of for him. He isn't high enough on my list of collecting priorities.
:BOT:
Re: Reissue G1 Sixshot confirmed (1395910)
Posted by MightyMagnus78 on June 30th, 2012 @ 2:43pm CDT
Disappointed by this, really wanted him.

However, if Sixshot is not part of the Encore series (as originally suggested) I wonder who/what will now be Encore 23, any thoughts?
Re: Reissue G1 Sixshot confirmed (1395911)
Posted by r3devi7 on June 30th, 2012 @ 2:52pm CDT
Fistful of Energon wrote:Oh well....*Hugs my G1 Sixshot* :grin:


THIS! lol

Anyone know where I can get his guns? Shapeways or otherwise?
Re: Reissue G1 Sixshot confirmed (1395919)
Posted by Hoitytoity on June 30th, 2012 @ 3:08pm CDT
Man, I'm glad I picked up an original at Botcon a few years back. I think I got him for $60, no broken parts, no yellowing and complete. Considering nowadays he's probably even double that, I'm not sure how well the reissue will fair...
Re: Reissue G1 Sixshot confirmed (1395932)
Posted by Screamfleet on June 30th, 2012 @ 4:13pm CDT
Leather and chrome parts on the box?!

Oh yea! This awesome!

I've always wanted packaging with such added highlights. I know I'm not alone, tons of fans have been clamoring for more packaging and using higher end materials for a long time. Cause this is what the fans want, fancy boxes, the contents inside....not so much.
Re: Reissue G1 Sixshot confirmed (1395942)
Posted by GuyIncognito on June 30th, 2012 @ 4:38pm CDT
What do you guys think the price will be like?
Re: Reissue G1 Sixshot confirmed (1395974)
Posted by DMSL on June 30th, 2012 @ 7:03pm CDT
Already have a G1 re-issue from Takara so don't need this one.
Re: Reissue G1 Sixshot confirmed (1395987)
Posted by fenrir72 on June 30th, 2012 @ 7:53pm CDT
Mines the late 90s early 2000 re-issue. I wonder why Tomy had to go with the leather box? Anyway, I hope they can do Great shot(without the leather)
Re: Reissue G1 Sixshot confirmed (1396018)
Posted by Crisdecal on June 30th, 2012 @ 8:32pm CDT
I'm tired of Takara playing with my emotions!!! I'm tiered of these re-re-re-reissues. Come on, lets move on to the G1 Japanese exclusives already.

I'll only be okay with this re-reissue if they decide to throw in a Greatshot. I'd most def. be over that.
Re: Reissue G1 Sixshot confirmed (1396050)
Posted by fenrir72 on June 30th, 2012 @ 10:39pm CDT
Amen to that mein freund!
Re: Reissue G1 Sixshot confirmed (1396070)
Posted by Ultra Markus on July 1st, 2012 @ 12:01am CDT
Crisdecal wrote:I'm tired of Takara playing with my emotions!!! I'm tiered of these re-re-re-reissues. Come on, lets move on to the G1 Japanese exclusives already.

I'll only be okay with this re-reissue if they decide to throw in a Greatshot. I'd most def. be over that.

that's a good idea they should reissue the repaints like greatshot, metrotitan
and what ever ones there are. i don't think many of us in the USA are into leather packaging
of a toy that would probably turn a $100 toy into a $1000 toy
Re: Reissue G1 Sixshot confirmed (1396158)
Posted by Optimutt on July 1st, 2012 @ 10:34am CDT
GuyIncognito wrote:What do you guys think the price will be like?


Far more than I'm willing to pay, that's for sure. Seriously, much as I want him, there is no way I'll pay more than $120 for him. I mean, Metroplex for $100 is too much for me, and he's got a chrome face!
Re: Reissue G1 Sixshot confirmed (1396160)
Posted by Rated X on July 1st, 2012 @ 10:40am CDT
Seems like a waste of money when Hexatron is in the works. And a leather collectors box ??? REALLY ??? REALLY ??? :BANG_HEAD:
Re: Reissue G1 Sixshot confirmed (1398969)
Posted by El Duque on July 10th, 2012 @ 1:52pm CDT
Site sponsor BigBadToyStore has provided some new details on the upcoming Asian market exclusive reissue Sixshot. In addition to the premium packaging the figure will also feature metallic paint and chromed guns! Click here to visit the pre-order page. It's priced at $184.99 and scheduled to release in August.

-Both guns are chromed
-Partial body has metallic paint.
-Brand new design box
Re: Reissue G1 Sixshot confirmed (1398988)
Posted by starscream1974 on July 10th, 2012 @ 2:34pm CDT
:CON: Way to expensive!!! Even with metallic paint apps PASSSSSSSSS!!!! :KREMZEEK: I would pay this for a Terminus Hexatron!!!!!!!!!!!! Come on Mastermind Creations where is the review for KM03 Cyclops,,,,,,,,,BBTS where is the inventory love? Ready to release the beast PILE OF LOOT :KREMZEEK: :KREMZEEK: :KREMZEEK: :CON: :CON: :CON: :CON:
Re: Reissue G1 Sixshot confirmed (1398989)
Posted by zappatton2 on July 10th, 2012 @ 2:34pm CDT
Man, I really regret selling my Sixshot for a pittance when I was 12 :(

That said, couldn't justify buying this. I'll wait for the Masterpiece.
Re: Reissue G1 Sixshot confirmed (1399018)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on July 10th, 2012 @ 3:31pm CDT
now i want this even more, but its way to expensive & I can think of much better ways to spend almost $200.
Re: Reissue G1 Sixshot confirmed (1399036)
Posted by funeralthirst7 on July 10th, 2012 @ 4:00pm CDT
You can buy an original for far less than this. I don't see too many selling until the price drops.
Re: Reissue G1 Sixshot confirmed (1399038)
Posted by Burn on July 10th, 2012 @ 4:07pm CDT
There's catering to the adult fan market, and then there's overkill.

Guess which one this falls under.
Re: Reissue G1 Sixshot confirmed (1399041)
Posted by RAcast on July 10th, 2012 @ 4:15pm CDT
Burn wrote:There's catering to the adult fan market, and then there's overkill.

Guess which one this falls under.


funeralthirst7 wrote:You can buy an original for far less than this. I don't see too many selling until the price drops.


Seriously, who thought this was a good idea?? What did they do, were they like "Oh hey, the aftermarket value for the twenty year old toy is about 100-130 ish right? So let's make reissue the mold and charge nearly TWICE that! It's genius, what could go wrong!?"

=_=;
Re: Reissue G1 Sixshot confirmed (1399056)
Posted by gothsaurus on July 10th, 2012 @ 5:13pm CDT
Wow, I'm glad someone mentioned. The comparison between hexatron and pricing is eye opening. I hope Hasbro and Takara can start to get a vision of what we're looking for and what we want to pay for. (The Masterpiece line is at least going the right direction.) But wow, this is too pricey for a chrome gun set. :sad:
Re: Reissue G1 Sixshot confirmed (1399069)
Posted by Stormrider on July 10th, 2012 @ 6:26pm CDT
Rated X wrote:Seems like a waste of money when Hexatron is in the works. And a leather collectors box ??? REALLY ??? REALLY ??? :BANG_HEAD:



How much is Hexatron?

I am interested in hearing someone's opinion from Singapore or Thailand regarding the Sixshot exclusive. Are folks there really interested in this figure with the leather collector's box?
Re: Reissue G1 Sixshot confirmed (1399096)
Posted by NTESHFT on July 10th, 2012 @ 8:43pm CDT
I picked up a Takara reissue back in '07 at SDCC. Payed $120 for it. My wife thought I was nuts. Bet she'll change her mind after seeing this price. I, personally expected to be around $160 to $170 anyways, so big surprise on price. But I'm happy with mine, so I don't see a need in buying "Sixshot the Gimp".....
Re: Reissue G1 Sixshot confirmed (1399135)
Posted by xyl360 on July 10th, 2012 @ 11:48pm CDT
I preordered one. I wasn't planning to as I have a G1 Sixshot which is in excellent shape that I picked up a while back on ebay for around $60 (a hell of a deal), but once I heard Takara was going to use metallic paint, well, I'm a sucker for what Takara can do with some metallic paint.

Once I see some final pics, if it doesn't look sufficiently awesome, I'll cancel the preorder.
Re: Reissue G1 Sixshot confirmed (1399139)
Posted by MGrotusque on July 11th, 2012 @ 12:33am CDT
Pffffft!....184 BUCKS???!!!? The crazy bastards! 8-}

I was originally intrigued by the metallic paint apps so i popped into BBTS then POW! i see that price tag. Craziness i tell ya. Not in a million years would i pay that price for Sixshot repainted.
I'll wait for Hexitron thanks.

184 bucks.......ridiculous.
Re: Reissue G1 Sixshot confirmed (1399141)
Posted by Burn on July 11th, 2012 @ 12:56am CDT
xyl360 wrote:I preordered one. I wasn't planning to as I have a G1 Sixshot which is in excellent shape that I picked up a while back on ebay for around $60 (a hell of a deal),


Same here. I picked mine up off E-Bay for around the same price before the first reissue.

However, simply can't justify that sort of money for shineyness on a figure that isn't all that great to begin with.
Re: Reissue G1 Sixshot confirmed (1399148)
Posted by kirbenvost on July 11th, 2012 @ 2:01am CDT
Silly. $200 is ridiculous, regardless of chrome and silver paint.

I just bought an original for $70 last year. He's missing one of the guns, but other than that he's in pristine condition. I'm really glad I got him then instead of waiting for this reissue.
Re: Reissue G1 Sixshot confirmed (1399193)
Posted by gavinfuzzy on July 11th, 2012 @ 7:18am CDT
There's a local preorder for $130 US here... But then again, it's a brick. 6 modes of brick. And the price is kinda high when compared to a G1 one. I saw a complete g1 in great condition for $110 US the other day... :S

Might pass this...