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Takara Transformers Encore Big Convoy Discussion

Postby william-james88 » Sat Jul 28, 2018 9:38 pm

To this day, Big Convoy in a regular deco has never been released by Hasbro. Collectors who have held off on tracking down the original might finally give in to Takara's rerelease of the mold in their Transformers Encore line. As with every non G1 figure in the encore line, there is a major emphasis on a show accurate decos we never got, making all these Encore toys redecos rather than straight reissues. For those not in the know, Big Convoy is the leader during the Beast Era in a show that was only made for Japan, called Beast Wars Neo, and thus has no English name counterpart.

He turns into a Wooly Mammoth and is one of the most complex Beast era Transformers. He is also the first toy to be released with a Matrix accessory. Hasbro did release the mold as a black redeco and fun pub released it in a blue deco as Ultra Mammoth. We can see see this Encore release on display at Wonderfest, in Japan, right now along with the aforementioned Ultra Mammoth which is just there for reference purposes as the most recent release of the mold.

As with all Encore products since Takara's move out of G1, this will undoubtedly be a pricey release and we will give you more details when we have them. He is sure to have a nice box though.

Images of this toy were found on Twitter and Dengeki Hobby.

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Re: Takara Transformers Encore Big Convoy Revealed at Wonderfest

Postby JelZe GoldRabbit » Sat Jul 28, 2018 9:48 pm

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That's not Ultra Mammoth: that's the original blue version, a Lucky Draw item. He was repurposed as the Primus Vanguard leader in Magna Convoy's comics.
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Re: Takara Transformers Encore Big Convoy Revealed at Wonderfest

Postby Sabrblade » Sat Jul 28, 2018 9:51 pm

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Re: Takara Transformers Encore Big Convoy Revealed at Wonderfest

Postby ausbot » Sat Jul 28, 2018 11:07 pm

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Dear Encore can I please have a Metrotitan and Grandus please.
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Re: Takara Transformers Encore Big Convoy Revealed at Wonderfest

Postby Emerje » Sat Jul 28, 2018 11:20 pm

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JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:That's not Ultra Mammoth: that's the original blue version, a Lucky Draw item. He was repurposed as the Primus Vanguard leader in Magna Convoy's comics.

I wish they'd bring back e-Hobby exclusives already and continue Magna Convoy and Convobat's story, they really left us hanging there. I still want a blue TR Astrotrain and I hope Takara Tomy does give us a slightly tweaked blue Big Convoy at some point somehow.

I'm definitely getting Big Convoy, he definitely has a place in my collection and I don't have any version of the mold yet.

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Re: Takara Transformers Encore Big Convoy Revealed at Wonderfest

Postby ZeroWolf » Sun Jul 29, 2018 3:04 am

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Right that's another one to add to my want list, always wanted big convoy, does this mean lio convoy encore is on the cards?
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Re: Takara Transformers Encore Big Convoy Revealed at Wonderfest

Postby OptimalOptimus2 » Sun Jul 29, 2018 4:41 am

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ZeroWolf wrote:Right that's another one to add to my want list,


Yeah me too. Although as the post says, it can sure drain the life out of someone's life savings. I do prefer the brighter colors on this mold. It makes him look more like a Convoy.
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Re: Takara Transformers Encore Big Convoy Revealed at Wonderfest

Postby NTESHFT » Sun Jul 29, 2018 8:32 am

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Ok......so is there a reason for the dinobots artwork in the background? Can I get overexcited and speculate as to a possible hint of them being in MP line up in the future?? :POPCORN: ....here's to praying before the cybertronian creators
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Re: Takara Transformers Encore Big Convoy Revealed at Wonderfest

Postby Sabrblade » Sun Jul 29, 2018 8:37 am

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NTESHFT wrote:Ok......so is there a reason for the dinobots artwork in the background? Can I get overexcited and speculate as to a possible hint of them being in MP line up in the future?? :POPCORN: ....here's to praying before the cybertronian creators
Probably just display art meant to decorate the Transformers booth.
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Re: Takara Transformers Encore Big Convoy Revealed at Wonderfest

Postby Sabrblade » Sun Jul 29, 2018 8:42 am

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ZeroWolf wrote:does this mean lio convoy encore is on the cards?
The Legend Commander Collection version was pretty show-accurate (and a much better mold overall, and more show-accurately scaled towards the much bigger Galvatron).
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Re: Takara Transformers Encore Big Convoy Revealed at Wonderfest

Postby NTESHFT » Sun Jul 29, 2018 8:46 am

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NTESHFT wrote:Ok......so is there a reason for the dinobots artwork in the background? Can I get overexcited and speculate as to a possible hint of them being in MP line up in the future?? :POPCORN: ....here's to praying before the cybertronian creators
Probably just display art meant to decorate the Transformers booth.


Yeah, I know, but I have a dream that one day they will surprise me with them in the MP line.....
I feel they do need to bring a new, bigger version of Grimlock too....
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Re: Takara Transformers Encore Big Convoy Revealed at Wonderfest

Postby Overcracker » Sun Jul 29, 2018 9:18 am

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JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:That's not Ultra Mammoth: that's the original blue version, a Lucky Draw item. He was repurposed as the Primus Vanguard leader in Magna Convoy's comics.


Indeed.

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Re: Takara Transformers Encore Big Convoy Revealed at Wonderfest

Postby shajaki » Sun Jul 29, 2018 9:20 pm

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Another addition to the Encore line, awesome. Biggy looks good!
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New Stock Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Encore Big Convoy

Postby Va'al » Tue Aug 07, 2018 5:59 am

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From the Japanese branch of online retailer Amazon.com - though we are still looking for the original source, the story comes via the TFND group on Facebook - , we have some new stock images of Takara Tomy Transformers figure revealed in the last month at Wonderfest 2018! We start below with an Encore figure that is bound to please some Beast Wars (Neo) fans among the readers: Big Convoy, the Maximal supreme commander, shown in robot mode (with the Matrix), mammoth mode, and Big Cannon mode. Check the images out, and compare to our own images of the original toy here!

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Re: Takara Transformers Encore Big Convoy Discussion

Postby Sabrblade » Tue Aug 07, 2018 6:17 am

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SO glad I never got around to getting the original. The color contrast on this one looks so much better!
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Re: Takara Transformers Encore Big Convoy Discussion

Postby ZeroWolf » Tue Aug 07, 2018 6:32 am

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I really hope I can get this, now Takara...how about an encore release of Magmatron?
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Re: Takara Transformers Encore Big Convoy Discussion

Postby Carnivius_Prime » Tue Aug 07, 2018 6:41 am

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yep, even after all these years, all that beast kibble in robot mode irritates me. Me no like Big Kibble.
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Re: Takara Transformers Encore Big Convoy Discussion

Postby Throttlebotsrevenge » Tue Aug 07, 2018 7:13 am

I like the deco on the Matrix, but I think I actually prefer the paint apps on the original. While I give props to the figure being show-accurate and having colors that "pop," the muted transparent and grays of the original just seem more fitting for a Transformer. Just my opinion, anyway.
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Re: Takara Transformers Encore Big Convoy Discussion

Postby Throttlebotsrevenge » Tue Aug 07, 2018 7:13 am

EDIT: Double post, sorry.
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Re: Takara Transformers Encore Big Convoy Discussion

Postby Bumblevivisector » Tue Aug 07, 2018 1:15 pm

I have the Korean release of the original...and the Target exclusive Nemesis Prime, and Ultra Mammoth, but may just have to quadruple-dip for this guy.

Hopefully enough positive reaction to this show-accurate deco might lead to a wider DVD release of said show.
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Re: Takara Transformers Encore Big Convoy Discussion

Postby Sabrblade » Tue Aug 07, 2018 7:20 pm

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Bumblevivisector wrote:Hopefully enough positive reaction to this show-accurate deco might lead to a wider DVD release of said show.
That's... not how it works, but rest assured, the English-speaking world will soon have its long overdue fill of Beast Wars Neo in a fully understandable format. ;)
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Re: Takara Transformers Encore Big Convoy Discussion

Postby Emerje » Tue Aug 07, 2018 11:47 pm

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Just ordered one off AmiAmi. I feel like I need to get RM Lio Convoy to go with this and my RM Beast Convoy. I think the RM figures scale better with him since he's a bit short than you'd expect someone with "big" in their name to be.

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Yeah, I like him with the RMs better.

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Re: Takara Transformers Encore Big Convoy Discussion

Postby ZeroWolf » Wed Aug 08, 2018 1:48 am

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I still need to track down the robot masters, I just don't know what a good going rate is for them :-?
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Re: Takara Transformers Encore Big Convoy Discussion

Postby Sabrblade » Wed Aug 08, 2018 7:41 am

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For Lio Convoy, I recommend getting the one from Legend Commander Collection instead. Its deco is both nicer and lacks the tampographed Autobot :BOT: symbol that both of the RobotMasters ones had. And its much easier to track down for more affordable prices that either of the RobotMasters versions.

There's even one on Amazon.com right now for less that $60 USD and with free shipping. :D
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Re: Takara Transformers Encore Big Convoy Discussion

Postby ZeroWolf » Wed Aug 08, 2018 8:28 am

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Thanks sabr! I'll have to look into that one. Is it still the rm mold just with a different deco?
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