Next Reissue: TF Encore Star Convoy

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Re: Next Reissue: TF Encore Star Convoy

Postby Delicon » Tue Aug 04, 2009 6:39 pm

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Re: Next Reissue: TF Encore Star Convoy

Postby thedistinctroom » Tue Aug 04, 2009 8:34 pm

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Ooooooh. Maybe Grandus is in our Encore future too! Hehe!! :GOBOT:
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Re: Next Reissue: TF Encore Star Convoy

Postby Blurrz » Tue Aug 04, 2009 8:56 pm

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The possibility of an Encore #20 Star Convoy has ended. Hobby Search has updated their Star Convoy order page with images of the box of Stay Convoy, and everything resembles the original C-372 Reissue.

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It appears that Hobby Search has been overcome with stock of this box set that was reissued not too long ago.

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Whatever is to follow Encore #19 Big Mission Cassette Big Mission 3 is still up in arms, however it is clear that Encore #20 will not be Star Convoy or Devastator.

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Re: Next Reissue: TF Encore Star Convoy

Postby Blurrz » Tue Aug 04, 2009 9:14 pm

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This is ridiculous. First Devastator and now Star Convoy. For the love of Primus, Encore #20 needs to be Blaster and then I'll just quit complaining.
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Re: Next Reissue: TF Encore Star Convoy

Postby chuckdawg1999 » Tue Aug 04, 2009 10:27 pm

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fenrir72 wrote:@ Counterpunch, Bro' do you buy a fig because it sells or because you want one?

If indeed Starconvoy sold purely, I hazard to guess was due to:

1.No animation support (except the TVMagazine whatchamacalit)
2.Only hard core fans were familiar with him
3.No follow-up from Takara for his extended parts (as in Grandus and Skygarry)
4. Takara was having financial problems back then so not much PR

A second release after the massive sucess of the two Movies and hopefully a better quality mold plus eventual release of Grandus and Skygarry and you'll see him flying off the shelves.


1. I purchase toys because when I get up in the morning and roll off the giant pile of money that I sleep on, I need something else to do besides making sweet sweet love to the beautiful woman at my side.

2. Maybe I'm being iritable this morning, but where do you come off with this 'IF' it sold poorly stuff? That figure went on clearance like you wouldn't believe. BBTS had him for $30 at one point, other places cheaper. GetterDragon isn't exaggerating when he says he got one for $17. I'm telling you this, other people have stated it in the thread, and it's kind of established history on the matter. (For the record, everything I have heard about the Japanese collector market indicates that they really are not into the Nihon exclusive character types perhaps with the exception of Star Sabre. Deathsaurus, Black Zarak, Star Covoy, Grandus, et al are all figures we crave outside of Japan, but they don't carry much weight at all in Japan)

Why are they reissuing this? Very likely because the mold is available, the mark-up is quite high, and the materials cost is low. Takara might be able to pull a decent profit off the thing, but the vendors and merchants end up getting screwed. In the end, that's bad business.

Again, I'm being pissy, but you act like I don't want these reissues or that I haven't bought them. In regards to Star Convoy not selling the first time around, dress it up however you like, it was a fact.

EDIT: Reports are coming in that the UPC on this order is the very same as the original...which would mean it is MORE of the vast overstock from 4 years ago. L O L


Ya know, sleeping on all the money might be bad for your lumbar support. You're a cool guy and all so let me help you out; take some of that money and send it to me until your mattress is nice and flat. Age comes for everyone so it's important to prepare while we're young(er).
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Re: Next Reissue: TF Encore Star Convoy

Postby Oilspill » Wed Aug 05, 2009 1:48 am

Blurrz wrote:Whatever is to follow Encore #19 Big Mission Cassette Big Mission 3 is still up in arms,


Up in the air maybe? :P

By the way, was there some indication that it would be a large figure? What I mean is that isn't it likely that it is just some regular sized figure like Mirage or Scourge for example...or have Takara stated it will be something special?
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Re: Next Reissue: TF Encore Star Convoy

Postby Mach » Wed Aug 05, 2009 1:56 am

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Hobby Search still refuses to drop "Encore" as the toy title....

The whole world gone crazy (literally, look at TFW board u will know what i mean) just because they put up the Japanese word "Encore"
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Re: Next Reissue: TF Encore Star Convoy

Postby Counterpunch » Wed Aug 05, 2009 6:17 am

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chuckdawg1999 wrote:Ya know, sleeping on all the money might be bad for your lumbar support. You're a cool guy and all so let me help you out; take some of that money and send it to me until your mattress is nice and flat. Age comes for everyone so it's important to prepare while we're young(er).


Well, we typically burn some of it during the winter, especially when we run out of BotCon Thundercrackers to fuel the furnace.

Also, we only drive our cars once and I mean one way. A weekend of toy hunting can be a multiple car weekend, especially if we hit several Wal-Marts along the way. I refuse to drive a car with over 6 miles on it.

(For all the new guys, the further exaggeration is proof that we're joking about this...)
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Re: Next Reissue: TF Encore Star Convoy

Postby Forgotten » Wed Aug 05, 2009 6:22 am

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I think i'm going to try and grab this simply because it will make for a new potbelly brother to my potbelly Ginrai and you can't go wrong with overweight Convoys. I just think that it's a little humorous that the most obese looking transformers seem to always be Convoys that turn into trucks. So they really do have more cushion for the pushin. :grin: I-) I think I should go back to sleep, i'm not funny yet.
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Re: Next Reissue: TF Encore Star Convoy

Postby kirbenvost » Wed Aug 05, 2009 9:08 am

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Counterpunch wrote:
chuckdawg1999 wrote:Ya know, sleeping on all the money might be bad for your lumbar support. You're a cool guy and all so let me help you out; take some of that money and send it to me until your mattress is nice and flat. Age comes for everyone so it's important to prepare while we're young(er).


Well, we typically burn some of it during the winter, especially when we run out of BotCon Thundercrackers to fuel the furnace.

Also, we only drive our cars once and I mean one way. A weekend of toy hunting can be a multiple car weekend, especially if we hit several Wal-Marts along the way. I refuse to drive a car with over 6 miles on it.

(For all the new guys, the further exaggeration is proof that we're joking about this...)


:lol: :lol: :lol:

Aww, too bad about the rumor. There go my far-fetched dreams of them continuing on to Star Saber. :-(
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Re: Next Reissue: TF Encore Star Convoy

Postby JelZe GoldRabbit » Wed Aug 05, 2009 9:19 am

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kirbenvost wrote:
Counterpunch wrote:
chuckdawg1999 wrote:Ya know, sleeping on all the money might be bad for your lumbar support. You're a cool guy and all so let me help you out; take some of that money and send it to me until your mattress is nice and flat. Age comes for everyone so it's important to prepare while we're young(er).


Well, we typically burn some of it during the winter, especially when we run out of BotCon Thundercrackers to fuel the furnace.

Also, we only drive our cars once and I mean one way. A weekend of toy hunting can be a multiple car weekend, especially if we hit several Wal-Marts along the way. I refuse to drive a car with over 6 miles on it.

(For all the new guys, the further exaggeration is proof that we're joking about this...)


:lol: :lol: :lol:

Aww, too bad about the rumor. There go my far-fetched dreams of them continuing on to Star Saber. :-(


Actually, if they're going chronologically (as in older figures come first), Star Saber came two series before Star Convoy ;)
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Re: Next Reissue: TF Encore Star Convoy

Postby kirbenvost » Wed Aug 05, 2009 11:53 am

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JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:Actually, if they're going chronologically (as in older figures come first), Star Saber came two series before Star Convoy ;)


D'oh! I need to get my TF history straight. #-o

Well, I suppose it was a far-fetched dream to begin with. :lol:
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Re: Next Reissue: TF Encore Star Convoy

Postby Zeds » Wed Aug 05, 2009 12:28 pm

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