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Reprolabels (Toyhax): Discussion and Pictures

PostPosted: Fri Nov 07, 2014 7:54 am
by Va'al
Friends and fellow fans over at Reprolabels have sent us their latest newsletter, and included a very special Wheeljack deal to celebrate their 15th birthday - check it out below!

15 YEARS AGO...

We introduced our product by offering our G1 Wheeljack labels for FREE.

Now, for the new MP version, we are doing the same sort of thing! Everyone can add it to their cart for just ONE CENT.

It is our way of thanking customers and inviting everyone else to see how far we've come.

And that's not all! We've got several other new sets to show you:

We've got a brilliant set for the new Windblade:
http://reprolabels.com/Classics/windblade.php

For Generations Crosscut:
http://reprolabels.com/Classics/crosscut.php

The new Generations Jetfire:
http://reprolabels.com/Classics/genjetfire.php

Movie Hound:
http://reprolabels.com/Movie/upgradem53.php

And finally, TWO sets for Legends Acidstorm. The standard MP-inspired version:
http://reprolabels.com/Classics/acidstorm.php

And a more G1 inspired version:
http://reprolabels.com/Classics/acidstormg1.php

And a direct link for the ONE CENT MP Wheeljack is here:
http://reprolabels.com/Binaltech/

Re: Reprolabels.com major update - plus 15th Anniversary sticker set offer

PostPosted: Fri Nov 07, 2014 8:18 am
by ScottyP
That's really cool. Comes out to $3.01 shipped for just the Wheeljack set. Of course, this marketing plan worked, because I ended up getting that Crosscut set too :lol:

Re: Reprolabels.com major update - plus 15th Anniversary sticker set offer

PostPosted: Fri Nov 07, 2014 8:23 am
by MenaceRX
I will pick up the Jetfire set. Looks very nice, cant wait to add the final touches to him.

Re: Reprolabels.com major update - plus 15th Anniversary sticker set offer

PostPosted: Fri Nov 07, 2014 10:07 am
by Yotsuyasan
Huh... I cannot help but feel a bit strangely underwhelmed by the Jetfire set. It adds some nice detail, but the giant block of red it adds to the wings seems overkill. (Yes, I am underwhelmed by overkill. Go figure.) And the awkwardly executed white nosecone. (When Jetfire's nosecone is supposed to be red, anyway!) That isn't to say that I always feel I have to use every sticker in a Reprolabels set... but I like the ratio of used to unused to be a bit more in my favor for the purchase to be cost effective.

I do like some of what they added. But it is in the subtle detail. With the larger details, I really feel they rather missed the mark. For what I'd use from this set, I in no way feel I'd get my money's worth for $21.00. Disappointing, as I was looking forward to seeing what they did with Jetfire.

Also, just as a point of curiosity...

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Holy hell, where did his forearm gaps go? Not that I want them to be there, but they are rather conspicuous with the sudden absence. Are they (oddly) using an obviously modded figure to show off stickers for a stock Hasbro toy? Or are the gaps covered by a sticker that wraps around the forearm, and they just forgot to mark that as one of the stickers? (If it is a sticker, while I applaud their effort, I can't see that as a sticker that will have a long durability unless one then treats their Jetfire with extreme care!)

Re: Reprolabels.com major update - plus 15th Anniversary sticker set offer

PostPosted: Fri Nov 07, 2014 12:34 pm
by prjkt
Of course this announcement comes mere hours (<19) after I place a $200 order

Oh well, postage is cheap

As for Jetfire's forearms, it looks to me like the sticker wraps all the way around at least 2-3 sides of his forearm, so they do point it out, but it's not obvious... I agree cool, but fragile as it doesn't seem to take I to account the two positioning guides for the forearm gun (straight for bot mode and slightly angled for alt ode)

Edit: Windblade also ordered. Awesome set

Crosscut: undecided. Not a fan of the "steel plate" designs, and I wanted to make him different to skids, so I used the optional G1 stickers from the skids set on him, so this set doesn't really bring anything new for me.

Re: Reprolabels.com major update - plus 15th Anniversary sticker set offer

PostPosted: Fri Nov 07, 2014 1:40 pm
by Bumblevivisector
So, is the free nano-symbol promo already over? It's been a few years since I ordered from them, so I forgot the rhythm of the giveaways.

Re: Reprolabels.com major update - plus 15th Anniversary sticker set offer

PostPosted: Fri Nov 07, 2014 9:47 pm
by shajaki
uhhh... i dont wanna stir up any trouble.. but this is 3P news. i thought seibertron didnt support 3P stuff?

Re: Reprolabels.com major update - plus 15th Anniversary sticker set offer

PostPosted: Fri Nov 07, 2014 10:53 pm
by fenrir72
Already have the Ocean WJ set but got the WJ 1 cent promo + the Crosscut upgrade. Great offer Reprolabels! :BOWDOWN:

@ shajaki. Technically, since it's unsanctioned unlike Ocean, it is 3p but its not by anychance muscling in on the actual "toy" figures so that should befine. But with Ocean having the license....... :???:

Re: Reprolabels.com major update - plus 15th Anniversary sticker set offer

PostPosted: Fri Nov 07, 2014 10:56 pm
by fenrir72
Yotsuyasan wrote:Huh... I cannot help but feel a bit strangely underwhelmed by the Jetfire set. It adds some nice detail, but the giant block of red it adds to the wings seems overkill. (Yes, I am underwhelmed by overkill. Go figure.) And the awkwardly executed white nosecone. (When Jetfire's nosecone is supposed to be red, anyway!) That isn't to say that I always feel I have to use every sticker in a Reprolabels set... but I like the ratio of used to unused to be a bit more in my favor for the purchase to be cost effective.

I do like some of what they added. But it is in the subtle detail. With the larger details, I really feel they rather missed the mark. For what I'd use from this set, I in no way feel I'd get my money's worth for $21.00. Disappointing, as I was looking forward to seeing what they did with Jetfire.

Also, just as a point of curiosity...

genjetfire_4.jpg


Holy hell, where did his forearm gaps go? Not that I want them to be there, but they are rather conspicuous with the sudden absence. Are they (oddly) using an obviously modded figure to show off stickers for a stock Hasbro toy? Or are the gaps covered by a sticker that wraps around the forearm, and they just forgot to mark that as one of the stickers? (If it is a sticker, while I applaud their effort, I can't see that as a sticker that will have a long durability unless one then treats their Jetfire with extreme care!)


Hopefully the label for the panel would be a soft vinyl type. Wished they included the RB type military deco details like those seen in aircraft model kits.

Re: Reprolabels.com major update - plus 15th Anniversary sticker set offer

PostPosted: Sun Nov 09, 2014 3:31 pm
by RotorstormNZ
I too am underwhelmed but still pleased this set is out, especially the forearm covers...keen to see how they last.

I'm getting the Legends version so these will probably look awful...does anyone know if Reprolabels has done sheets for Japanese-retail figures before?

Re: Reprolabels.com major update - plus 15th Anniversary sticker set offer

PostPosted: Sun Nov 09, 2014 3:38 pm
by Yotsuyasan
RotorstormNZ wrote:I'm getting the Legends version so these will probably look awful...does anyone know if Reprolabels has done sheets for Japanese-retail figures before?


Why would they look awful? Is there that much of a difference between the decos other than the obvious differences in the armor parts? I mean, it isn't as if the Takara version is going to be a purple with yellow polka dots jet with hot pink armor parts!

Reprolabels has on very rare occasion done different sets. I recall Drift, for example, has two options to order, one for the Hasbro version and one for the Takara version. I seem to vaguely recall something similar for a Micromaster team, as well. So it is possible. I just don't see Jetfire being in need of such a thing.

Re: Reprolabels.com major update - plus 15th Anniversary sticker set offer

PostPosted: Sun Nov 09, 2014 4:47 pm
by RotorstormNZ
I was thinking in terms of the shiny red stickers - they would defeat the (my) big reason for going for the TT version. (We don't get Jetfire at retail and importing both figures would be the same cost, just a longer wait for Legends).

News and Rumors: Reprolabels.com December update!

PostPosted: Mon Dec 22, 2014 12:41 pm
by Va'al
Check out this month's awesome new sets!

We've got a full set for Generations Brainstorm:
http://reprolabels.com/Classics/genbrainstorm.php

Bad Cube's Brawny and Backland get their own sets:
http://reprolabels.com/Classics/brawny.php
http://reprolabels.com/Classics/backland.php

As does iGear's Duneraker:
http://reprolabels.com/Classics/beachcomber.php

The new Legends Cliffjumper:
http://reprolabels.com/Classics/lcliffjumper.php

Iron Factory's excellent Turrets and Manacle:
http://reprolabels.com/Classics/turrets-manacle.php

And our first set for the KFC cassettes, starting with Haymaker and Overslay:
http://reprolabels.com/Binaltech/haymaker-overslay.php

Wrapping up our TF themed sets, is the much-needed missing details for Movieverse Hot Shot, which provide him with the cancelled Tracks flames!
http://reprolabels.com/Movie/upgradem54.php

And we haven't forgotten about our MMPR section either, bringing you this luxurious set for Legacy Dragonzord!
http://reprolabels.com/MMPR/legacydragonzord.php

Finally, we've announced a new free give away set: With every $25 you spend on TF related sets, we're giving a giant set of these new holographic "glow" symbols... yes, they're ACTUALLY prismatic!
http://reprolabels.com/special.html

And fair warning: this is the FINAL day for the 1 cent set for MP Wheeljack. This will be going up to full price.

Happy hollidays!

Re: Reprolabels.com major update - plus 15th Anniversary sticker set offer

PostPosted: Mon Dec 22, 2014 3:13 pm
by Yotsuyasan
Why is it that for, it seems, ages now, there hasn't been a Generations (Classics) style sticker set without this kind of detail?

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I swear, stickers with this kind of detail have actually stopped me from buying some Reprolabels sets that I might have otherwise wanted!

I'm guessing it is kind of an IDWish detail or something. (I dunno, I haven't read the comics... not even the ones that have been included with figures I've bought!) All I know is that it looks really out of place to me in my G1 based Classics style collection.

I know I could just leave those stickers off... but I don't want to be buying sticker sheets just to be throwing out half the stickers I'd paid for, and having bare spaces left on my figures that could have used a little something extra!

Occasionally they advertise a set as containing alternate stickers without that detail, but that seems to be a minority. But even then, I feel like I'd be buying sets with an inflated cost because of all of the superfluous stickers!

Are these weirdly detailed stickers ever going to go away?

Re: Reprolabels.com major update - plus 15th Anniversary sticker set offer

PostPosted: Mon Dec 22, 2014 4:39 pm
by prjkt
Ever since the WFC/FOC game designs, cybertronian versions of the characters in the comics have had those glowing spots - so this'll make Branstorm more media-accurate atm, but iirc, the skids set had a more "G1" set of labels instead of the "glow" - s may happen here too?

Re: Reprolabels.com major update - plus 15th Anniversary sticker set offer

PostPosted: Mon Dec 22, 2014 4:45 pm
by Yotsuyasan
prjkt wrote:Ever since the WFC/FOC game designs, cybertronian versions of the characters in the comics have had those glowing spots - so this'll make Branstorm more media-accurate atm, but iirc, the skids set had a more "G1" set of labels instead of the "glow" - s may happen here too?


If they did do this for Brainstorm, or many of the others besids Skids, I wish they'd advertise that fact. But still, to quote myself...

Yotsuyasan wrote:Occasionally they advertise a set as containing alternate stickers without that detail, but that seems to be a minority. But even then, I feel like I'd be buying sets with an inflated cost because of all of the superfluous stickers!

Reprolabels Colossal February update!

PostPosted: Mon Feb 09, 2015 8:36 am
by mooncake623
We're very proud to show you this month's update, which is the result of an unprecendented amount of effort!

We've added game-changing sets for several Combiner Wars figures: Optimus, Skydive and Firefly!
http://reprolabels.com/Classics/cw-optimus.php
http://reprolabels.com/Classics/cw-skydive.php
http://reprolabels.com/Classics/cw-firefly.php

New MP sets, including an inspired set for Ultra Magnus, and a great set for Bumblebee too!
http://reprolabels.com/Binaltech/ultramagnus.php
http://reprolabels.com/Binaltech/bumblebee.php

We've also covered the new femmebots:
http://reprolabels.com/Classics/chromia.php
http://reprolabels.com/Classics/arcee.php

Third party toys Sigma-L and Warning Line:
http://reprolabels.com/Classics/sigmal.php
http://reprolabels.com/Classics/groove.php

An excellent alternate design for the new Jetfire:
http://reprolabels.com/Classics/macross-jetfire.php

Lots more Legends sets:
http://reprolabels.com/Legends/genl-bombshell.php
http://reprolabels.com/Legends/genl-starscream.php
http://reprolabels.com/Legends/genl-thundercracker.php

And last but not least, our excellent first set for the new RiD line is for Bumblebee:
http://reprolabels.com/Prime/ridbumblebee.php

Re: Reprolabels.com major update - plus 15th Anniversary sticker set offer

PostPosted: Mon Feb 09, 2015 10:34 am
by philswitch engage
man I love the sticker sheets for the aerial bots. I don't even have firefly yet, but I am still going to order that set

Re: Reprolabels.com major update - plus 15th Anniversary sticker set offer

PostPosted: Mon Feb 09, 2015 10:53 am
by Nemesis Maximo
Macro Jetfire? HELLS YEAH!

Re: Reprolabels.com major update - plus 15th Anniversary sticker set offer

PostPosted: Mon Feb 09, 2015 11:03 am
by Yotsuyasan
The Arialbots are looking great so far! Happily surprised to see they are quite G1, especially since Optimus got saddled with "glowing" detail I complained about with Brainstorm last month. (So it seems somewhat inconsistent on if that detail will be a part of their Combiner Wars stickering...)

Even with that detailing, though, I have to admit that the Reprolabels do do wonders for Optimus. Especially his vehicle mode, covering up the unpainted grey areas so that he has a more consistent look! Although I do kind of like the original blue windows better... But, unless they have some optional stickers that they aren't showing in their sample images, if I want to fill in the unpainted windows, I'd have to go with black.

His robot mode is a bit less impressive... What the heck did they do to his forearms? Black? (And, of course, the yellow accents feature that stupid glowing grid detail I hate.) I think I'd leave off those, his knees, and either shown option for his shoulders...

Still, overall it seems a set that would just be worth it.

I hope the remaining Arialbots keep up the aesthetic used so far! Look forward to seeing them in the months ahead. (I wonder what they will do for Alpha Bravo, though, since he has no G1 equivalent to emulate.)

Re: Reprolabels.com major update - plus 15th Anniversary sticker set offer

PostPosted: Mon Feb 09, 2015 11:57 am
by Rated X
So where is the set to make Alpha Bravo more G1 acurate? ;)

Re: Reprolabels.com major update - plus 15th Anniversary sticker set offer

PostPosted: Mon Feb 09, 2015 1:26 pm
by MGrotusque
That jetfire set is pretty sweet but it's still missing a lot of stickers I want to make it more G1. They need a true G1 accurate set. But they got closer with this maccros release.

Re: Reprolabels.com major update - plus 15th Anniversary sticker set offer

PostPosted: Mon Feb 09, 2015 3:35 pm
by ScottyP
Bought the Arcee set. Super cool. They're putting out some great sets lately!

Re: Reprolabels.com major update - plus 15th Anniversary sticker set offer

PostPosted: Mon Feb 09, 2015 3:35 pm
by munkimus prime
That Prime set looks really, really good. Such a great update to an already decent figure.

Re: Reprolabels.com major update - plus 15th Anniversary sticker set offer

PostPosted: Mon Feb 09, 2015 4:00 pm
by carytheone
These sets just keep getting better and better.