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TFCC / e-Hobby Solar Requiem Pricing and Pre-Order Dates Revealed

Transformers News: TFCC / e-Hobby Solar Requiem Pricing and Pre-Order Dates Revealed

Tuesday, September 11th, 2012 2:53PM CDT

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TFCC have revealed the pricing and pre-order dates for their collaborative effort with e-Hobby, "Solar Requiem". The set features Shattered Glass repaints of G1 Soundwave, Ratbat, Slugfest, Blaster, Eject/Rewind mold, and Ramhorn. Pre-orders will start tomorrow and run approximately a month with a price of $195.00 not including shipping and handling.


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Re: TFCC / e-Hobby Solar Requiem Pricing and Pre-Order Dates Revealed (1419007)
Posted by gothsaurus on September 11th, 2012 @ 3:03pm CDT
Copper color weapons for the win! Really pretty, those.
Re: TFCC / e-Hobby Solar Requiem Pricing and Pre-Order Dates Revealed (1419014)
Posted by Seibertron on September 11th, 2012 @ 3:22pm CDT
Seems like that price should be the price to import these from e-Hobby. Has BBTS, TFsource or any of the other online retailers posted pre-orders for the e-Hobby sets yet?
Re: TFCC / e-Hobby Solar Requiem Pricing and Pre-Order Dates Revealed (1419021)
Posted by NTESHFT on September 11th, 2012 @ 3:48pm CDT
GuyIncognito wrote:I think these look awesome. I know some like to bitch about the Shattered Glass fiction, but I only collect the toys. I couldn't care less about the silly stories made up to sell them. They're cool toys, in cool colors, and that's enough for me.



Agreed. I hope they don't sell out soon, because at $200, I won't be getting these guys until I finish the list I got goin on right now...
Re: TFCC / e-Hobby Solar Requiem Pricing and Pre-Order Dates Revealed (1419024)
Posted by STngAR on September 11th, 2012 @ 3:53pm CDT
Hmmmm, wasnt expecting that price. Up in the air now. :MAXIMAL:
Re: TFCC / e-Hobby Solar Requiem Pricing and Pre-Order Dates Revealed (1419029)
Posted by KNM2012 on September 11th, 2012 @ 4:16pm CDT
El Duque wrote:TFCC have revealed the pricing and pre-order dates for their collaborative effort with e-Hobby, "Solar Requiem". The set features Shattered Glass repaints of G1 Soundwave, Ratbat, Slugfest, Blaster, Eject/Rewind mold, and Ramhorn. Pre-orders will start tomorrow and run approximately a month with a price of $195.00 not including shipping and handling.


And I still find it surprising that they still snubbed their Facebook followers when it comes to this, as something as big as this should have been posted there the same time it was Tweeted. Then again, they also excluded a e-HOBBY link on their page, while e-HOBBY posted a TFCC banner/link on theirs. >:oP

Also, I am wondering if this is Takara Tomy's second exclusive that was sold by both e-HOBBY in Japan and in an area that sells Hasbro Transformers. Because I read somewhere that the first was A-01U Ultra Magnus, who was also sold at the Transformers China Carnival in 2010. Even then, this is still a piece of Transformers history.

But with the price... I have to pass. I need to set up my 2013 vacation plans, and other stuff. Plus, I am iffy about trusting TFCC right now. So those who get it through them... Good luck. >:oP

Seibertron wrote:Seems like that price should be the price to import these from e-Hobby. Has BBTS, TFsource or any of the other online retailers posted pre-orders for the e-Hobby sets yet?


Seeing how the items go on sale tomorrow, I am assuming we will hear something from them as early as the same day. TFsource, however, I'd give them an additional day or two on this. :-?
Re: TFCC / e-Hobby Solar Requiem Pricing and Pre-Order Dates Revealed (1419041)
Posted by Immortal Starscream on September 11th, 2012 @ 5:07pm CDT
jeebus. $200 for this set? I can get the originals for less then that.
Re: TFCC / e-Hobby Solar Requiem Pricing and Pre-Order Dates Revealed (1419053)
Posted by KNM2012 on September 11th, 2012 @ 5:38pm CDT
Immortal Starscream wrote:jeebus. $200 for this set? I can get the originals for less then that.

True. But those are not originals, much less exclusives, like these are. ;)
Re: TFCC / e-Hobby Solar Requiem Pricing and Pre-Order Dates Revealed (1419054)
Posted by gothsaurus on September 11th, 2012 @ 5:40pm CDT
Yeah, but it's 7 toys... That's only like $28.57142857142857 each! Not too bad for an exclusive. LOL.
Re: TFCC / e-Hobby Solar Requiem Pricing and Pre-Order Dates Revealed (1419061)
Posted by craggy on September 11th, 2012 @ 6:06pm CDT
I'm not sure I see the price as being way too high. IIRC the last Soundwave reissue was on par with a new Voyager figure, price-wise. Blaster is a lot bigger, so probably be double the price, and the cassettes in their Encore line haven't been cheap. Plus this set is in exclusive paint colours and may or may not have some kind of yellow thing that we've only seen artist's renditions of, so may be entirely fictional. Still, if I had the money, and actually wanted these things, I'd buy.

as they are though, it's only the tapes I'm even a little bit interested in, and I'd maybe stretch to 50 bucks for them.
Re: TFCC / e-Hobby Solar Requiem Pricing and Pre-Order Dates Revealed (1419064)
Posted by KNM2012 on September 11th, 2012 @ 6:21pm CDT
gothsaurus wrote:Yeah, but it's 7 toys... That's only like $28.57142857142857 each! Not too bad for an exclusive. LOL.

It's 6 toys, as the seventh is a "bonus" piece. But I do agree that the pricing is not too shabby when you separate the items into their own categories. :-?

I mean, lets say that each tape is $15 each. That is a $60 set right there. That is a really good price for a set of four tapes, especially when they are compared to the Encore sets.

And that least SG Soundwave and SG Blaster being $70 each. Which makes them a great price, taking into account that they are exclusive pieces. ;)

craggy wrote:I'm not sure I see the price as being way too high. IIRC the last Soundwave reissue was on par with a new Voyager figure, price-wise. Blaster is a lot bigger, so probably be double the price, and the cassettes in their Encore line haven't been cheap. Plus this set is in exclusive paint colours and may or may not have some kind of yellow thing that we've only seen artist's renditions of, so may be entirely fictional. Still, if I had the money, and actually wanted these things, I'd buy.

as they are though, it's only the tapes I'm even a little bit interested in, and I'd maybe stretch to 50 bucks for them.


Just take into account that these items are not Hasbro exclusives, but rather ones that are tied to Takara Tomy. So when it comes to pricing, items like this go by an import pricing and not a domestic pricing. ;)
Re: TFCC / e-Hobby Solar Requiem Pricing and Pre-Order Dates Revealed (1419070)
Posted by Gauntlet101010 on September 11th, 2012 @ 6:44pm CDT
That's incredibly pricy. Even compared to previous eHobby exclucives.
Re: TFCC / e-Hobby Solar Requiem Pricing and Pre-Order Dates Revealed (1419077)
Posted by KNM2012 on September 11th, 2012 @ 7:25pm CDT
Gauntlet101010 wrote:That's incredibly pricy. Even compared to previous eHobby exclucives.

Agreed, when compared to some. Because the 2008 exclusive "Gadep" was pretty huge. And 2011 Black Rodimus Convoy was a Masterpiece. But the rest...

http://www.e-hobbymagazine.com/category/english/museun_en

...They were not this big of a set, especially the G1 exclusives. ;)
Re: TFCC / e-Hobby Solar Requiem Pricing and Pre-Order Dates Revealed (1419082)
Posted by C - 310 on September 11th, 2012 @ 7:41pm CDT
Shattered Glass Continuity needs to go away yesterday...
Re: TFCC / e-Hobby Solar Requiem Pricing and Pre-Order Dates Revealed (1419094)
Posted by Mkall on September 11th, 2012 @ 8:13pm CDT
C - 310 wrote:Shattered Glass Continuity needs to go away yesterday...

No one's forcing you to buy it.
Re: TFCC / e-Hobby Solar Requiem Pricing and Pre-Order Dates Revealed (1419095)
Posted by Cyber Bishop on September 11th, 2012 @ 8:13pm CDT
Wow.. What a price... Here, take my kidney too... :lol:
Re: TFCC / e-Hobby Solar Requiem Pricing and Pre-Order Dates Revealed (1419119)
Posted by joevill on September 11th, 2012 @ 9:30pm CDT
Bob called it!
Re: TFCC / e-Hobby Solar Requiem Pricing and Pre-Order Dates Revealed (1419121)
Posted by Seibertron on September 11th, 2012 @ 9:34pm CDT
I'm not saying the price is high for e-Hobby exclusives. I'm saying the price is high for it being sold as a club exclusive. I would expect that would be the price we'd pay for the actual imported e-Hobby exclusives via BBTS or TFsource. This price doesn't seem like the Club is doing any of us any favors. I had expected the price to be cheaper. For that price, I'll just order them when the e-Hobby ones come out.
Re: TFCC / e-Hobby Solar Requiem Pricing and Pre-Order Dates Revealed (1419134)
Posted by Cooter on September 11th, 2012 @ 10:21pm CDT
Hope they put the purple autobot insignia on blaster, the red one in the pictures isn't doin it for me
Re: TFCC / e-Hobby Solar Requiem Pricing and Pre-Order Dates Revealed (1419150)
Posted by Rated X on September 11th, 2012 @ 11:07pm CDT
I was all in at $150, but at $200 I think Ill pass. The cassettes were all I really wanted.
Re: TFCC / e-Hobby Solar Requiem Pricing and Pre-Order Dates Revealed (1419248)
Posted by El Duque on September 12th, 2012 @ 8:57am CDT
New continues to trickle in on TFCC and e-Hobby's "Solar Requiem" collaboration. e-Hobby have posted a mock-up of the sets packaging, which can be seen below. The set features Shattered Glass repaints of G1 Soundwave, Slugfest, Ratbat, Blaster, Ramhorn, Eject, and Rewind. According to TFCC we can expect pre-orders to open today. The set is priced at $195.00

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Re: TFCC / e-Hobby Solar Requiem Pricing and Pre-Order Dates Revealed (1419251)
Posted by Novaprimal93 on September 12th, 2012 @ 9:04am CDT
With all the money that has been made off of these molds, I don't really see the justification of a $200 dollar price tag when all they have is a new paint job. I think half this price would have been perfect. But what do I know?
Re: TFCC / e-Hobby Solar Requiem Pricing and Pre-Order Dates Revealed (1419258)
Posted by gothsaurus on September 12th, 2012 @ 9:17am CDT
Yeah, I wish it were less... but this is about what I'd expect for the set.

It's not cheap or easy to pull out all the metal molds (think forklifts) and pay a crew to run a short, limited-edition job (AND print and design new boxes... paint the figures.... pack and ship them...etc).

It's all the production hassle of doing a full run of a million toys, only trying to make up the money with a couple thousand buyers.

It reminds me of working on a printing press... and how running an extra thousand or two of something only cost a few cents more (and took a few seconds longer.) All the cost was in the setup.
Re: TFCC / e-Hobby Solar Requiem Pricing and Pre-Order Dates Revealed (1419259)
Posted by gothsaurus on September 12th, 2012 @ 9:17am CDT
All that said... I wanna see the last figure!
Re: TFCC / e-Hobby Solar Requiem Pricing and Pre-Order Dates Revealed (1419263)
Posted by Gauntlet101010 on September 12th, 2012 @ 9:21am CDT
They need to make some new G1 styled art for their toys. How many times can we see the same thing recolored?

Oh, wait ...!
Re: TFCC / e-Hobby Solar Requiem Pricing and Pre-Order Dates Revealed (1419308)
Posted by Trikeboy on September 12th, 2012 @ 11:40am CDT
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I like the sticker sheet for these guys. We have a Bat symbol for Ratbat, Soundwave's head gear, official SG symbols, Zartan, Blaster's tattoos and various others. They are putting a lot of love into this set. It is starting to show it's worth to me. I think I'm in when preorders go live. Hopefully I can snag the Takara version off of Robotkindgom.
Re: TFCC / e-Hobby Solar Requiem Pricing and Pre-Order Dates Revealed (1419317)
Posted by gothsaurus on September 12th, 2012 @ 12:02pm CDT
They tweeted that orders for these are up!

bit.ly/Qd6K9U
Re: TFCC / e-Hobby Solar Requiem Pricing and Pre-Order Dates Revealed (1419351)
Posted by El Duque on September 12th, 2012 @ 1:47pm CDT
TFCC has opened pre-orders for their collaborative set with e-Hobby, Shattered Glass Soundwave VS Blaster. Click here to place your pre-order. The set features Shattered Glass universe repaints of G1 Soundwave, Slugfest, Ratbat, Blaster, Rewind, and Ramhorn. Plus a repaint of Eject.

PRE-ORDER ONLY! This item cannot be combined with any other orders or items and will ship separately! Approximate delivery date is Mid-January 2013. Orders will be taken through October 15, 2012 or while quantities last!

Here it is! The eHobby exclusive Shattered Glass Soundwave VS Blaster Global New Years VSE set. Each set features G1 Soundwave and Blaster in stunning SG color schemes, five cassettes, sticker sheet, and an English version of the "Solar Requiem" 10 page comic.

This set will be limited so make sure to get yours today!


(PRE-ORDER)(THIS ITEM HAS TO BE ORDERED BY ITSELF IN A SINGLE TRANSACTION PLEASE DO NOT ADD ANY OTHER ITEMS TO YOUR CART WHILE ORDERING THIS ITEM) eHobby Shattered Glass Soundwave VS Blaster set with cassettes


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Re: TFCC / e-Hobby Solar Requiem Pricing and Pre-Order Dates Revealed (1419355)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on September 12th, 2012 @ 1:51pm CDT
It's just SG Rewind. The yellow cassette, Solarbot, is not related to any of them. :)

I wonder, if people who already own the white Music Label Soundwave get this set, what will they do with him?
Re: TFCC / e-Hobby Solar Requiem Pricing and Pre-Order Dates Revealed (1419366)
Posted by gothsaurus on September 12th, 2012 @ 2:08pm CDT
What do you mean what will I do with them!?? Walk around downtown with one on each shoulder, what else!? ;-)
Re: TFCC / e-Hobby Solar Requiem Pricing and Pre-Order Dates Revealed (1419469)
Posted by Mkall on September 12th, 2012 @ 5:43pm CDT
Darn it! My wallet and cc is at my other jobsite. Guess I'll have to wait until the weekend to order these guys

JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:It's just SG Rewind. The yellow cassette, Solarbot, is not related to any of them. :)

I wonder, if people who already own the white Music Label Soundwave get this set, what will they do with him?

Personally I intend to leave ML Soundwave where he is and leave both SG1 Soundwave and Blaster in their box. I really only want to display the cassettes at this point in time.
Re: TFCC / e-Hobby Solar Requiem Pricing and Pre-Order Dates Revealed (1419476)
Posted by KNM2012 on September 12th, 2012 @ 6:11pm CDT
Novaprimal93 wrote:With all the money that has been made off of these molds, I don't really see the justification of a $200 dollar price tag when all they have is a new paint job. I think half this price would have been perfect. But what do I know?


Myself, I don't see the justification of making it part of the VS line when it has nothing to do with a Shattered Glass version of the original Japanese Generation 1 line... But rather their own take on the TFCC/BOTCON franchise.

Plus, atop of the fact that this is the very first e-HOBBY product offered state-side, and they used different colored plastics ($$$)... There are import fees ($$$), and other factors/fees that allow both companies to make a profit.

Besides, your preferences aside, them doing this made the item be at least $50 cheaper (versus if you were to just import it or buy it elsewhere).

Plus, if rumors are true, expect to hear that TFCC is (yet again) charging $5 for Soundwave's headband. A cheap rubber item they sold at BOTCON 2012 for their version, and quite possibly this one as well. :BOOM:

gothsaurus wrote:Yeah, I wish it were less... but this is about what I'd expect for the set.

It's not cheap or easy to pull out all the metal molds (think forklifts) and pay a crew to run a short, limited-edition job (AND print and design new boxes... paint the figures.... pack and ship them...etc).

It's all the production hassle of doing a full run of a million toys, only trying to make up the money with a couple thousand buyers.

It reminds me of working on a printing press... and how running an extra thousand or two of something only cost a few cents more (and took a few seconds longer.) All the cost was in the setup.


And gothsaurus saying that has me wish I had my own TF-like ranking system. Because he'd be a 8 (mods here would have been a 9, Seibertron would have been a 10) right now. :michaelbay:

That, and this is why I tried explaining to others about the prospect that TFCC may have made some changes to the sets that they might sell. Because if they were permitted to make their own set, it would allow them to shave off some $$$ in the end.

But I guess e-HOBBY does not "roll out" like that. And as for me... I guess I am contempt with my only e-HOBBY exclusive for the time being. :BOT:
Re: TFCC / e-Hobby Solar Requiem Pricing and Pre-Order Dates Revealed (1419595)
Posted by Trikeboy on September 12th, 2012 @ 10:12pm CDT
KUMA-NIN Maximus wrote:Plus, if rumors are true, expect to hear that TFCC is (yet again) charging $5 for Soundwave's headband. A cheap rubber item they sold at BOTCON 2012 for their version, and quite possibly this one as well. :BOOM:

I don't know about TFCC but e-Hobby have made the head band a sticker. You can see it in the middle of the sticker sheet :

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Note the fold line and the two slits in the sticker where it slots together.

I noticed something about these that is actually a little bit of a turn off. Soundwave isn't coloured correctly. He should have white arms and blue shoulders plus his tape door should be white. That might not sound like a big thing but for this SG collector, it is something big. I might just keep him in box and find the Music Label he is based on.

Also, e-Hobby are probably the best way to go if you aren't a member of TFCC, especially if not in the US. It is the cost of the toy, international shipping then $80 to join the club. That is a lot of the green stuff.
Re: TFCC / e-Hobby Solar Requiem Pricing and Pre-Order Dates Revealed (1419672)
Posted by KNM2012 on September 13th, 2012 @ 6:42am CDT
Trikeboy wrote:I don't know about TFCC but e-Hobby have made the head band a sticker. You can see it in the middle of the sticker sheet :

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Note the fold line and the two slits in the sticker where it slots together.

I noticed something about these that is actually a little bit of a turn off. Soundwave isn't coloured correctly. He should have white arms and blue shoulders plus his tape door should be white. That might not sound like a big thing but for this SG collector, it is something big. I might just keep him in box and find the Music Label he is based on.

Also, e-Hobby are probably the best way to go if you aren't a member of TFCC, especially if not in the US. It is the cost of the toy, international shipping then $80 to join the club. That is a lot of the green stuff.


Thanks for the heads up. It has me feel a bit better about recommending the e-HOBBY version to others, even though I am now wondering if I should get another exclusive Alternity piece instead.

As for the "issue"... It is one if you compare it to his BOTCON variant. But the best piece to compare it to would be Soundblaster.

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The only similarities between the e-HOBBY and BOTCON version is the color of the head. But between this version and Soundblaster (especially the "Encore" version) is that the color scheme makes sense... As it is kind of like seeing a negative version of that character.

But I guess that is what I like about him, and hope that you get the version with the comic as well. 8)
Re: TFCC / e-Hobby Solar Requiem Pricing and Pre-Order Dates Revealed (1419709)
Posted by gothsaurus on September 13th, 2012 @ 9:09am CDT
Thanks for the kind words, KUMA-NIN Maximus. I'll try to work to bring up that 8. ;-)

But yeah, I did see the arm color swap as well. Good catch. Didn't bother me too much. If it were the head or cassettes, then it would have gotten me up at arms. I'm sure it's because the way the plastic colors are molded.

It still kinda cracks me up. Music label/SG Soundwave is like something from an alternate universe where iPods were massive... or Apple Mac created the Walkman. I wonder if I can procure some tiny Apple stickers for his faction symbol.

OOK! Or have reprolabel make some silver decep symbols reversed out of the apple. ROTFL.
Re: TFCC / e-Hobby Solar Requiem Pricing and Pre-Order Dates Revealed (1419842)
Posted by Gauntlet101010 on September 13th, 2012 @ 2:47pm CDT
So bbts has this up for pre-order at ....$250! Yikes!

But, a quick look at ehobby's old Twincast exclusive shows it to be $109.95 and it's sold out at BBTS at $116. So maybe it didn't skyrocket as much as I previously figured if you figure that each is worth about $120.

Gotta say, though .... since I'm mostly interested in the cassettes, I wonder if it's really worth it.
Re: TFCC / e-Hobby Solar Requiem Pricing and Pre-Order Dates Revealed (1420093)
Posted by El Duque on September 14th, 2012 @ 8:09am CDT
e-Hobby has revealed the fifth cassette Shattered Glass Soundwave vs. Blaster set, Solarbot! The figure is a translucent yellow redeco of the G1 Eject/Rewind mold. Visit TFCC to place your pre-order for this set by clicking here.

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Re: TFCC / e-Hobby Solar Requiem Pricing and Pre-Order Dates Revealed (1420117)
Posted by Rated X on September 14th, 2012 @ 9:26am CDT
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.
Re: TFCC / e-Hobby Solar Requiem Pricing and Pre-Order Dates Revealed (1420121)
Posted by gothsaurus on September 14th, 2012 @ 9:35am CDT
I agree about them all collaborating and sharing better. I do think the club and ehobby collaborating is a good sign for the future... same with the club subscription.

Mind you, the pricing will always be affected by the limited run of a rare toy, sadly. All the production and labor costs can't be spread out across millions of toys. >:oP

I wonder what the final run of this one will turn out. Hmmm.
Re: TFCC / e-Hobby Solar Requiem Pricing and Pre-Order Dates Revealed (1420122)
Posted by Gauntlet101010 on September 14th, 2012 @ 9:38am CDT
I decided to preorder it. By January of next year, I guess I'll have the dough to get it and that's when BBTS will get it in..

I like the tapes, and Solarbot looks great. And I really dig this white Soundwave. This will actually be my very first Shattered Glass Autobot.
Re: TFCC / e-Hobby Solar Requiem Pricing and Pre-Order Dates Revealed (1420146)
Posted by Trikeboy on September 14th, 2012 @ 10:21am CDT
Well, I was all geared up to order this but I have other things that my money will be going towards. Maybe I will be able to pick it up later.
Re: TFCC / e-Hobby Solar Requiem Pricing and Pre-Order Dates Revealed (1420150)
Posted by Sabrblade on September 14th, 2012 @ 10:29am CDT
Really curious as to what Solarbot's story is and how he ties to the SG guys. 8)
Re: TFCC / e-Hobby Solar Requiem Pricing and Pre-Order Dates Revealed (1420200)
Posted by gothsaurus on September 14th, 2012 @ 12:49pm CDT
I'm usually opposed to clear "repaints," but given this guy's glowing disposition — and knowing how much a lemon yellow bot looks like a kid toy — I think this guy's going to look really good. Nice call.
Re: TFCC / e-Hobby Solar Requiem Pricing and Pre-Order Dates Revealed (1420253)
Posted by KNM2012 on September 14th, 2012 @ 4:27pm CDT
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. >:oP
Re: TFCC / e-Hobby Solar Requiem Pricing and Pre-Order Dates Revealed (1420311)
Posted by triKlops on September 14th, 2012 @ 7:21pm CDT
i am interested to find out what the story behind Solar bot is.
looks cool regardless
Re: TFCC / e-Hobby Solar Requiem Pricing and Pre-Order Dates Revealed (1421838)
Posted by El Duque on September 19th, 2012 @ 3:54pm CDT
Couple of quick updates on the e-Hobby/TFCC Shattered Glass Soundwave vs. Blaster set. First TFCC have tweeted that the pre-order deadline has been moved up to October 2nd, so if you're interested in pre-ordering through them you might want to get a move on! Second e-Hobby have posted a small preview of the exclusive 12 page comic that will come packed with the set with art by Hidetsugu Yoshioka.


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Re: TFCC / e-Hobby Solar Requiem Pricing and Pre-Order Dates Revealed (1421893)
Posted by Trikeboy on September 19th, 2012 @ 7:24pm CDT
Forgive me if this is a stupid question but the e-Hobby set will be available from retailers such as Robotkingdom, right? TFC are doing is so people in the US don't have to pay import fees, right? So, there is no need to rush to preorder since I can get the e-Hobby version another time.
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Posted by El Duque on September 21st, 2012 @ 8:26am CDT
e-Hobby has posted more packaging shots of their upcoming collaboration with TFCC, Shattered Glass Soundwave vs. Blaster. The set features Shattered Glass repaints of G1 Soundwave, Slugfest, Ratbat, Blaster, Ramhorn, and Rewind. Plus a Solarbot redeco of Eject in translucent yellow. The deadline to order this set through TFCC is October 2nd.

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Re: TFCC / e-Hobby Solar Requiem Pricing and Pre-Order Dates Revealed (1422492)
Posted by gothsaurus on September 21st, 2012 @ 9:26am CDT
I LOVE how they used the convention artwork to mimic the old G1 boxes. This is shaping up to be a really nice exclusive.

Oh. In response to someone's post above, I read that the USA version has an English version of the comic. Since they went out of their way to mention that, it may be that the Japan version has a Japanese one. eHobby buyers may not be able to read their comic. (???)
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Posted by Sabrblade on September 21st, 2012 @ 10:36am CDT
gothsaurus wrote:I LOVE how they used the convention artwork to mimic the old G1 boxes. This is shaping up to be a really nice exclusive.

Oh. In response to someone's post above, I read that the USA version has an English version of the comic. Since they went out of their way to mention that, it may be that the Japan version has a Japanese one. eHobby buyers may not be able to read their comic. (???)
This being e-HOBBY, the comic will probably have both English and Japanese text on it.

Though, it's possible the USA version might have the Japanese text taken out.
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Posted by gothsaurus on September 21st, 2012 @ 10:48am CDT
Yeah, it would make sense to plan it all as bilingual to save on printing costs. It never bothers me seeing two languages. It's usually kinda cool. I like trying to learn a bit of new languages.

Mind you... the exception would be the tri-lingual packaging where they delete the bio, description, instructions to make room for all the duplicate text... Ahhh, I long for the good ole days when the instructions had words. A little explanation like "this part will tab-in" would do wonders for the modern ones.

But I digress.

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