Dino Cassette Reissues Discussion Thread

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Re: Previous Dino Cassette Reissues Dial and Zaur Coming back in Upcoming 3 pack

Postby Emerje » Sun Jul 21, 2019 2:33 pm

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william-james88 wrote:If anyone wonders what makes the Frenzy and Rumble reissues different than the Walmart exclusive ones, it is that these have decos more akin to the blue and red cassette in the G1 cartoon.

The colors look identical to me, the only difference I can see between the two is the new head deco that I can't figure out the reference to. It's definitely not cartoon accurate (otherwise they'd have swapped the names).

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Re: Dino Cassette Reissues Discussion Thread

Postby ZeldaTheSwordsman » Sun Jul 21, 2019 2:48 pm

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Hmm... Maybe the 3-pack swapped the dark blue for purple? Hard to say.
...I just noticed that the 3-pack Two-Tone Blue Guy on display has missassembled legs
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Re: Dino Cassette Reissues Discussion Thread

Postby Wireless_Phantom » Sun Jul 21, 2019 3:01 pm

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This worked out reasonably well for me. I don't already have the dino cassettes, nor do I have Rumble and Frenzy, and this way I can get all of them without having duplicates of Ravage and Laserbeak
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Re: Previous Dino Cassette Reissues Dial and Zaur Coming back in Upcoming 3 pack

Postby Giant Purple Griffin » Sun Jul 21, 2019 8:32 pm

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Emerje wrote:
william-james88 wrote:If anyone wonders what makes the Frenzy and Rumble reissues different than the Walmart exclusive ones, it is that these have decos more akin to the blue and red cassette in the G1 cartoon.

The colors look identical to me, the only difference I can see between the two is the new head deco that I can't figure out the reference to. It's definitely not cartoon accurate (otherwise they'd have swapped the names).

Walmart reissue
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Rumble
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As I mentioned in the other thread, it looks like they were supposed to paint his optics red, and someone confused the dot on his forehead for his optics.

The whole thing makes no sense, because if this was supposed to be the toon version, they would have called him Rumble with the Walmart one being Frenzy.
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Re: Dino Cassette Reissues Discussion Thread

Postby Zeedust » Mon Jul 22, 2019 12:31 am

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Did they lose the molds for Overkill and Slugfest? Because those two would have gone really well with these reissues.

Still, it's nice to see these guys finally widely available, and the price seems fairly reasonable as far as reissues go, though I do feel a little sorry for those who shelled out for one or both of the Retro Pop Highway sets and are feeling burned right now (though I do think the clear Decepticon versions of the cassettes are pretty cool, and I'd love it if they got their own separate rerelease).

...Slamdance and Squawkbox next, please?
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Re: Dino Cassette Reissues Discussion Thread

Postby ZeldaTheSwordsman » Mon Jul 22, 2019 1:05 am

Motto: "It's unnerving and insulting when people in a toy-based fandom, whatever it is, make statements to the effect that general consumers and fans of lesser financial means should be deprived entirely of the ability to partake of the primary market."
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Zeedust wrote:Did they lose the molds for Overkill and Slugfest? Because those two would have gone really well with these reissues.

Those molds are still around, they got reissued in the Encore line.
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Re: Dino Cassette Reissues Discussion Thread

Postby leokearon » Mon Jul 22, 2019 4:38 am

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Zeedust wrote:Did they lose the molds for Overkill and Slugfest? Because those two would have gone really well with these reissues.



That would have been a great idea, better than double dipping Frenzy
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Re: Dino Cassette Reissues Discussion Thread

Postby ScottyP » Mon Jul 22, 2019 12:49 pm

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Dinocassettes proving that "lost molds" doesn't have to be what stops a reissue since these are new toolings of the old designs.

Not saying to crack open your wishful thinking catalog since cassettes are going to be much cheaper to make molds for than other toys given their small size and parts count, just saying that if they think the money's there to justify it they can reissue whatever they want.
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Re: Dino Cassette Reissues Discussion Thread

Postby ZeldaTheSwordsman » Mon Jul 22, 2019 1:07 pm

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Weapon: Galaxial Rocket Launcher
Well, in Dile and Zaur's case it helped that they actually found the original templates used to make the molds. That saved a lot of effort.
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Ultra-class Optimus Primal missiles, left back panel, mutant mask
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Payments Processing for Gurafi Noizu Frenzy Three Pack Revealed at SDCC2019 Should Be Shipping Soon

Postby Stargrave » Tue Sep 17, 2019 10:18 pm

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Greetings and happy Tuesday Seibertronians! Thanks to a heads up from our own staff we have learned that the Hasbro Pulse orders for the the Gurafi and Noizu three pack with Frenzy have been processed which means Frenzy and these dutiful double decker dinos should be shipping shortly. Hey, dinosaurs, typically associated with earth shaking, Frenzy with his piledrivers, I think I just got why they're three packed. Mystery solved! Well, personal pontifications aside keep your optics activated and check your Hasbro Pulse orders folks because your cassette three packs very well may be on their way soon!


This three pack was revealed back at the San Diego Comic Con this last summer where our staff was on hand to snap up a bevvy of pics. Here's a few samples from our galleries below. You can head to the full gallery by clicking HERE or by clicking on any of the images below. Enjoy!

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Re: Dino Cassette Reissues Discussion Thread

Postby Emerje » Tue Sep 17, 2019 11:55 pm

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Got a shipping notice from FedEx, should be here Thursday! Shame it doesn't seem like they've fixed Frenzy's face.

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Re: Dino Cassette Reissues Discussion Thread

Postby Bumblevivisector » Wed Sep 18, 2019 12:57 am

So is this sold out forever, or might there be a restock in the last quarter? I'm not the only one who's been having to save up everything for a BIGGER online item, and had therefore not been paying as close attention as I should've.
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Re: Dino Cassette Reissues Discussion Thread

Postby blackeyedprime » Wed Sep 18, 2019 11:27 am

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The combined mode doesn't hold the weight well (the separate Dino modes look the best anyways) and the stickers are highly succeptable to damage but it's nice to have them.
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Re: Dino Cassette Reissues Discussion Thread

Postby Bounti76 » Mon Sep 23, 2019 11:16 am

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I just got mine today..... am I the only one who's annoyed by the fact that the two cards are physically joined? And that even if you do separate them, Frenzy's Tech Specs are on the back of Gurafi and Noizu's pack and vice versa?

Kind of a big fail on Hasbro's part. I wanted to display them in package but not together.
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