Takara Tomy Transformers Encore God Fire Convoy (RID Omega Prime)

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Takara Tomy Transformers Encore God Fire Convoy (RID Omega Prime)

Postby Va'al » Mon Oct 02, 2017 7:32 am

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In the same post of rumoured new Takara Tomy Transformers releases, Planet Iacon are suggesting a new figure appearing in the long-quiet Encore line: Transformers Encore Series God Fire Convoy, from Car Robots.

Anglophone audiences may remember him better as Omega Prime, the combined form of Ultra Magnus (God Magnus) and Optimus Prime (Super Fire Convoy) from the 2001 Robots in Disguise animated series - and one of the better engineered toys from the time, and arguably in the franchise. Does this possible announcement tickle your fancy? Let us know in the Energon Pub discussion thread!

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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Encore God Fire Convoy (RID Omega Prime)

Postby Quantum Surge » Mon Oct 02, 2017 7:38 am

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I like the sound of this. Hopefully, we can get some other RID figures. My biggest concern, though, is any potential mold degradation.
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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Encore God Fire Convoy (RID Omega Prime)

Postby ExciKaiser » Mon Oct 02, 2017 7:54 am

Quantum Surge wrote:My biggest concern, though, is any potential mold degradation.


Why ?

It has been very far from being overused and is quite recent (16 years).

I'm more than confident.
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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Encore God Fire Convoy (RID Omega Prime)

Postby Fattboy94 » Mon Oct 02, 2017 8:02 am

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If this is true, all I hope is that the tires don't split on Optimus Prime after about two years.
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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Encore God Fire Convoy (RID Omega Prime)

Postby Rezael » Mon Oct 02, 2017 8:02 am

ExciKaiser wrote:It has been very far from being overused and is quite recent (16 years).

I'm more than confident.


That will depend greatly on how it was stored. Or if it is even the original mold, or a recast. A lot of molds are destroyed when production ends to try and prevent reuse.


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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Encore God Fire Convoy (RID Omega Prime)

Postby Sabrblade » Mon Oct 02, 2017 8:12 am

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I still have my original Hasbro RiD 2001 figures, but if there's anything worthwhile about this Encore reissue, I just may have to check it out.
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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Encore God Fire Convoy (RID Omega Prime)

Postby Powered Convoy » Mon Oct 02, 2017 8:47 am

This explains the latest Figure King magazine where the original Japanese voice actor for Fire Convoy was back in the studio for Takara.

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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Encore God Fire Convoy (RID Omega Prime)

Postby D-Maximus_Prime » Mon Oct 02, 2017 9:01 am

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Wow... This may actually be something I'd like to check out should it prove to be true
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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Encore God Fire Convoy (RID Omega Prime)

Postby ExciKaiser » Mon Oct 02, 2017 9:06 am

Sabrblade wrote:
I still have my original Hasbro RiD 2001 figures


Yep, that's probably the only problem with this release, I guess we're a lot who still have them and except if you want a box, you can get it complete for ~40$..
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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Encore God Fire Convoy (RID Omega Prime)

Postby Shegotron » Mon Oct 02, 2017 9:27 am

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I love the Fire Convoy/Optimus Prime figure, but I'm of mixed emotions on Ultra Magnus. Great vehicle mode, but the robot mode is tough to look at - such a tiny torso for such long legs - plus small panels that pop off easily, and a Blue Bolts cannon that was very finicky to attach (on mine, the double posts on the end of the stock wouldn't stay on the ports on Magnus), all of which combined for a rough experience with the figure.
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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Encore God Fire Convoy (RID Omega Prime)

Postby Kyleor » Mon Oct 02, 2017 10:30 am

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Fingers crossed they beef up/improve the leg/hip joint strength on a re-release, mine feels like it wants to fall over in combined mode. And fix the hair-trigger cannons.
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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Encore God Fire Convoy (RID Omega Prime)

Postby shajaki » Mon Oct 02, 2017 11:00 am

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While I wouldn't turn this away, these guys aren't exactly at the top of my hit list.

What I find more exciting though, is if this is true then it means the Encore line is still kicking :DANCE:
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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Encore God Fire Convoy (RID Omega Prime)

Postby Albatross250 » Mon Oct 02, 2017 11:00 am

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So Fire Convoy is rumored?


I wonder why Mega-Octane/Dolrailer knew Optimus and Fire Convoy in such a thing? (i still remember on Baldigus Chapter 1 though) 8-}
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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Encore God Fire Convoy (RID Omega Prime)

Postby Sabrblade » Mon Oct 02, 2017 11:01 am

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Albatross250 wrote:I wonder why Mega-Octane/Dolrailer knew Optimus and Fire Convoy in such a thing? (i still remember on Baldigus Chapter 1 though) 8-}
What?
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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Encore God Fire Convoy (RID Omega Prime)

Postby JelZe GoldRabbit » Mon Oct 02, 2017 1:19 pm

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Sabrblade wrote:
Albatross250 wrote:I wonder why Mega-Octane/Dolrailer knew Optimus and Fire Convoy in such a thing? (i still remember on Baldigus Chapter 1 though) 8-}
What?


No no no, Dolrailer simply commented that G1 Convoy reminded him of the Fire Convoy he's more familiar with. As they're both called "Optimus Prime" in English that bit was hard to properly translate.

So, an Encore release of God Fire Convoy? I can haz God Sword?
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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Encore God Fire Convoy (RID Omega Prime)

Postby Sabrblade » Mon Oct 02, 2017 1:31 pm

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JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:So, an Encore release of God Fire Convoy? I can haz God Sword?
Super God Sword, JelZe-y. ;)
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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Encore God Fire Convoy (RID Omega Prime)

Postby kuhlio » Mon Oct 02, 2017 1:32 pm

I was hoping that it would include the sword since we have seen in lately either with the Legends Fort Max or the reissue Fort Max... and if it does have the sword they have my money!
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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Encore God Fire Convoy (RID Omega Prime)

Postby JelZe GoldRabbit » Mon Oct 02, 2017 2:02 pm

Motto: "The only good is knowledge, and the only evil is ignorance."
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Sabrblade wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:So, an Encore release of God Fire Convoy? I can haz God Sword?
Super God Sword, JelZe-y. ;)


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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Encore God Fire Convoy (RID Omega Prime)

Postby thedistinctroom » Mon Oct 02, 2017 2:04 pm

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I've got the original Car Robots versions of Fire Convoy + God Magnus. I really really love them. If they were reissued, I would not purchase them because I already own them. But, if I did not already own them, I would be real super stoked to get an Encore reissue of them.

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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Encore God Fire Convoy (RID Omega Prime)

Postby Marcdachamp » Mon Oct 02, 2017 2:24 pm

I cannot say enough how much I loved this figure. Yes, Ultra Magnus is not the best. But, for my money, the Prime mold is probably one of the better "Optimus" figures that we've ever gotten. He's terrific in all three of his modes plus his combined mode with Omega Prime is amazing (though a bit top-heavy).
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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Encore God Fire Convoy (RID Omega Prime)

Postby Black Hat » Mon Oct 02, 2017 2:44 pm

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This is great for two reasons- firstly because those two were childhood favourites, and secondly because it means Encore is not dead.
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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Encore God Fire Convoy (RID Omega Prime)

Postby JelZe GoldRabbit » Mon Oct 02, 2017 3:03 pm

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Black Hat wrote:This is great for two reasons- firstly because those two were childhood favourites, and secondly because it means Encore is not dead.


Now that I think about it, it may not be Encore proper, per se. The 2010 Predaking reissue was initially listed as Encore, but it turned out it wasn't: "Encore" was apparently used as a synonym for "reissue". Wait and see I guess...
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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Encore God Fire Convoy (RID Omega Prime)

Postby Kurona » Mon Oct 02, 2017 3:09 pm

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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Encore God Fire Convoy (RID Omega Prime)

Postby Rysquad » Mon Oct 02, 2017 6:12 pm

I'm just excited because it isn't G1.
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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Encore God Fire Convoy (RID Omega Prime)

Postby Sabrblade » Mon Oct 02, 2017 6:26 pm

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Rysquad wrote:I'm just excited because it isn't G1.
It is in Japan, but in the same technical way that the rest of the Beast Era is G1.
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