E-Hobby New Year Special - Encore Ironhide (Protect Black ver.)

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E-Hobby New Year Special - Encore Ironhide (Protect Black ver.)

Postby Stormrider » Fri Nov 30, 2007 1:26 am

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Are you hoping that Santa will bring you something good this year? Well, <a href="http://www.e-hobby.co.jp/cgi-bin/omc?port=33301&req=HOME" target="_blank">E-Hobby</a> hasn’t forgotten about you!

The <b>New Year’s Special</b> release is back and it will be Encore Ironhide (Protect Black ver.). This New Year’s Special release is an E-Hobby Exclusive, which features the Ironhide mold in his Diaclone original colors.

The toy will be part of the Encore series and will include a small story that explains the purpose of the black version (in Japanese). Part of the story explains that the black version is super strong alloy called “Torisairsium”.

You can learn more about the product <a href="http://www.e-hobby.co.jp/cgi-bin/omc?port=33301&req=PRODUCT&code=tfe27" target="_blank">here</a>. This figure will be released in April 2008.


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Postby Bonger » Fri Nov 30, 2007 1:32 am

Nice one. Go E-Hobby! :grin:
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Postby Patrick Bateman » Fri Nov 30, 2007 1:43 am

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Postby NuclearConvoy » Fri Nov 30, 2007 1:44 am

might....be...irresistable.....
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Postby olokin » Fri Nov 30, 2007 2:09 am

An earlier news item says that the Encore Ratchet and Ironhide will get new heads. This black Encore doesn't seem to have a new head.

Correction: Not heads but faces. Sorry.
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Postby Jazzz » Fri Nov 30, 2007 2:22 am

wow, it looks so great all mint with no scratches like that.
this must be where the black movie ironhide came from.
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Postby Stormrider » Fri Nov 30, 2007 2:34 am

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olokin wrote:An earlier news item says that the Encore Ratchet and Ironhide will get new heads. This black Encore doesn't seem to have a new head.

Correction: Not heads but faces. Sorry.


Good question. I was wondering the same thing. Nothing was mentioned on the E-Hobby site about a new head (at this time).
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Postby Cerebros Soler » Fri Nov 30, 2007 5:52 am

I would take this than the g1 original.
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Postby JelZe GoldRabbit » Fri Nov 30, 2007 6:45 am

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And as always with e-Hobby there's a backstory behind the origin of the figure. In this case it's based on the Diaclone version of Ironhide, who was black. Also, the same version was released under the Kronoform line in the US before he became a TF. ;)

So for all you "Ironhide is not black!" people:

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Postby Liege Evilmus » Fri Nov 30, 2007 7:33 am

kinda creepy, almost looks like he's coming out of ashes, I like it, I won't get it, but I like it.
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Postby Dagon » Fri Nov 30, 2007 7:37 am

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So, here's a stupid question but I never had Ratchet/Ironhide back in the day but am planning on buying the Encores. Do the robots come off of the trailer/base parts or do they just kind of stand up on them? Like, they do have independant legs/feet, right?
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Postby Geekee1 » Fri Nov 30, 2007 8:22 am

Dagon wrote:So, here's a stupid question but I never had Ratchet/Ironhide back in the day but am planning on buying the Encores. Do the robots come off of the trailer/base parts or do they just kind of stand up on them? Like, they do have independant legs/feet, right?


The bot separates from the base.
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Postby Stormrider » Fri Nov 30, 2007 8:47 am

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I'm kind of excited to order this one. The diaclone colors are pretty cool.
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Postby Dagon » Fri Nov 30, 2007 9:02 am

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Geekee1 wrote:
Dagon wrote:So, here's a stupid question but I never had Ratchet/Ironhide back in the day but am planning on buying the Encores. Do the robots come off of the trailer/base parts or do they just kind of stand up on them? Like, they do have independant legs/feet, right?


The bot separates from the base.


Word. I've never seen one in real life, and it's hard to tell from that picture if the feet are attached or not. Like I said, I know it was a stupid question, but thanks.
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Postby Autobot032 » Fri Nov 30, 2007 10:15 am

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Ah. Diaclone colors. Nice. This is one exclusive I can actually give a "thumbs up" to.

It's actually kinda neat seeing the Autobot logo on that version. Sweet!
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Postby Vile MK III » Fri Nov 30, 2007 1:20 pm

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Postby Scaleface » Fri Nov 30, 2007 2:52 pm

This one is cool. Of course I already own one from 1983, but it's a little beat up. This is what Ironhide always looked like to me. Great job. Wonder how much it will cost to get one?
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Postby thedistinctroom » Fri Nov 30, 2007 4:30 pm

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I've needed an Ironhide ever since my Dad stole mine from me in 1986. This black version looks hot. How much is it going to cost though?
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Postby Craven Knight » Fri Nov 30, 2007 5:36 pm

Awesome! I love the 80's feel of that yellow stripe on the black van, sadly he's too pricy for me - I can get both ratchet & Ironhide for the price of this guy.
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Postby Counterpunch » Fri Nov 30, 2007 7:06 pm

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At $70 for the BBTS preorder...that's strangely expensive.

Overcast was only 45 or 50, Twincast, who was significantly bigger was 70, why is Ironhide so much?

Not really complaining, it's just odd.
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Postby muswp1 » Fri Nov 30, 2007 8:17 pm

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Counterpunch wrote:At $70 for the BBTS preorder...that's strangely expensive.

Overcast was only 45 or 50, Twincast, who was significantly bigger was 70, why is Ironhide so much?

Not really complaining, it's just odd.


Expecting some demand on this one? I've already pre-ordered mine.
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Postby thedistinctroom » Fri Nov 30, 2007 9:17 pm

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Blast! He is too expensive. Hrm.
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Postby Lapse Of Reason » Fri Nov 30, 2007 9:42 pm

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Once again, I ordered 3. You know why? Because I will sell 2 with enough profit to pay for the 3rd one. I have done this with many figures and built my collection this way.
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Postby The Chaos Bringer » Fri Nov 30, 2007 9:47 pm

If it was a little cheaper I'd snatch it up immediately.

We need more Diaclone colored repaints. And we need them to be commercially avaliable and inexpensive.
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