Encore #11 Thundercracker and Skywarp Set, And Encore #12 Metroplex on BBTS

Encore #11 Thundercracker and Skywarp Set, And Encore #12 Metroplex on BBTS

Monday, April 7th, 2008 10:57am CDT

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[JRX} says it best:

"The Encores keep getting bigger and bigger... Sky Lynx, Omega Supreme, now Metroplex!"

BigBadToyStore is now taking pre-orders for Encore #12... Metroplex and Thundercracker and Skywarp set #11!


Metroplex price is $84.99 and he is due to ship in September!

Metroplex Pre-Order

The Thundercracker and Skywarp set can be pre-ordered at this link for $69.99 and they are due for an August release!

Thundercracker and Skywarp Pre-Order

Encore just keeps making the hits with the collectors!

Credit(s): [JRX]


This article was last modified on Monday, April 7th, 2008 11:00am CDT

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Re: Encore #11 Thundercracker and Skywarp Set, And Encore #12 Metroplex on BBTS (674461)
Posted by Tigertrack on April 7th, 2008 @ 10:59am CDT
Front pages and credited along with the info for Skywarp and Thundercracker Preorder...

http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=TAK10826&mode=retail

Thanks! 8)
Re: Encore #11 Thundercracker and Skywarp Set, And Encore #12 Metroplex on BBTS (674462)
Posted by First Gen on April 7th, 2008 @ 11:00am CDT
Damm, SW and TC encored. While I should be more excited about Metro, Im really looking foward to some more seekers. Too cool.
Re: Encore #11 Thundercracker and Skywarp Set, And Encore #12 Metroplex on BBTS (674468)
Posted by [JRX] on April 7th, 2008 @ 11:09am CDT
tigertracks 24 wrote:Front pages and credited along with the info for Skywarp and Thundercracker Preorder...

http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=TAK10826&mode=retail

Thanks! 8)


No problem! ;)^
Re: Encore #11 Thundercracker and Skywarp Set, And Encore #12 Metroplex on BBTS (674470)
Posted by Overcracker on April 7th, 2008 @ 11:12am CDT
Very cool, and the price for pre-order is even cooler. But I'm till very afraid of BBTS's shipping rates to my neck of the woods. Still its nice Takara decided to re-issue him.

I'm still waiting for an encore Blitzwing though.
Re: Encore #11 Thundercracker and Skywarp Set, And Encore #12 Metroplex on BBTS (674477)
Posted by Liege Evilmus on April 7th, 2008 @ 11:28am CDT
Metroplex's Battle mode is very intrestingly mistransformed. I gotta try that with the tower on his back.

OH, and HAHA, take that to the KO companies and their suporters!

Now with this in mind, I recall an argument awile back saying Takara would never due a Devistator reissue because of the various KOs out there. Well if this doesn't put a dent in that argument, I don't know what will?

The Seekers are looking pretty good too :D
Re: Encore #11 Thundercracker and Skywarp Set, And Encore #12 Metroplex on BBTS (674492)
Posted by Pot Bot on April 7th, 2008 @ 11:45am CDT
there are a fair few ko metroplex's out there aint there lol. I should know, i have an origional one, and a KO (and to be fair, there is very little to no difference). Saying that, im gonna have to buy the new reissue as well lol
Re: Encore #11 Thundercracker and Skywarp Set, And Encore #12 Metroplex on BBTS (674496)
Posted by GetterDragun on April 7th, 2008 @ 11:54am CDT
Waits for pre-order of e-hobby Metrotitan!
Re: Encore #11 Thundercracker and Skywarp Set, And Encore #12 Metroplex on BBTS (674502)
Posted by Counterpunch on April 7th, 2008 @ 12:01pm CDT
GetterDragun wrote:Waits for pre-order of e-hobby Metrotitan!


Word f'ing up.
Re: Encore #11 Thundercracker and Skywarp Set, And Encore #12 Metroplex on BBTS (674503)
Posted by Liege Evilmus on April 7th, 2008 @ 12:02pm CDT
GetterDragun wrote:Waits for pre-order of e-hobby Metrotitan!


Waits for confirmation of that!

Anyone think the rest of the bases are gonna get some Encore love, I still need a Scorponok, and would hate to shell out $250 on Ebay just to have him reissued for $100.
Re: Encore #11 Thundercracker and Skywarp Set, And Encore #12 Metroplex on BBTS (674504)
Posted by Tigertrack on April 7th, 2008 @ 12:06pm CDT
Liege Evilmus wrote:
GetterDragun wrote:Waits for pre-order of e-hobby Metrotitan!


Waits for confirmation of that!

Anyone think the rest of the bases are gonna get some Encore love, I still need a Scorponok, and would hate to shell out $250 on Ebay just to have him reissued for $100.


Anything is possible, although I hope they do not go to Metrotitan... :sad: I'm greedy like that.
Re: Encore #11 Thundercracker and Skywarp Set, And Encore #12 Metroplex on BBTS (674509)
Posted by Counterpunch on April 7th, 2008 @ 12:10pm CDT
tigertracks 24 wrote:
Liege Evilmus wrote:
GetterDragun wrote:Waits for pre-order of e-hobby Metrotitan!


Waits for confirmation of that!

Anyone think the rest of the bases are gonna get some Encore love, I still need a Scorponok, and would hate to shell out $250 on Ebay just to have him reissued for $100.


Anything is possible, although I hope they do not go to Metrotitan... :sad: I'm greedy like that.


That actually is kinda greedy. Metrotitan being a general release figure and all...

I'm all for exclusives staying exclusive, otherwise, I'm a populist.
Re: Encore #11 Thundercracker and Skywarp Set, And Encore #12 Metroplex on BBTS (674524)
Posted by It Is Him on April 7th, 2008 @ 12:24pm CDT
Liege Evilmus wrote:
GetterDragun wrote:Waits for pre-order of e-hobby Metrotitan!


Waits for confirmation of that!

Anyone think the rest of the bases are gonna get some Encore love, I still need a Scorponok, and would hate to shell out $250 on Ebay just to have him reissued for $100.


Totally seconded on Scorponok. (I'm too tired to kick myself for getting a vintage Metroplex). But when that happens, I'll be kvetching for a Black Zarak.
Re: Encore #11 Thundercracker and Skywarp Set, And Encore #12 Metroplex on BBTS (674529)
Posted by TFBuyer on April 7th, 2008 @ 12:30pm CDT
Holy Crap.

I was hours away from ordering a C8 G1 Metroplex from Transformerland.com...and now THIS. The encore line is single-handedly giving me all the G1 TFs I've never had the chance to buy before!

Preordered tonight!
Re: Encore #11 Thundercracker and Skywarp Set, And Encore #12 Metroplex on BBTS (674568)
Posted by Liege Evilmus on April 7th, 2008 @ 1:08pm CDT
tigertracks 24 wrote:
Liege Evilmus wrote:
GetterDragun wrote:Waits for pre-order of e-hobby Metrotitan!


Waits for confirmation of that!

Anyone think the rest of the bases are gonna get some Encore love, I still need a Scorponok, and would hate to shell out $250 on Ebay just to have him reissued for $100.


Anything is possible, although I hope they do not go to Metrotitan... :sad: I'm greedy like that.


I can actualy sypathize with that. I got 2 vintage Omegas figuring he'd never come back and look what happened. Add the sheer rarity of MetroTitan to that and ouch!!!!!!

I'm all for non-KO reissues. I love the fact that so many fans are getting a second chance at ownership and newer fans are getting to see these intial bots and understand the roots of why we love these things so much :D

But something vintage, that's very rare, that you struggled to find and payed a fortune for...

Well, bragging rights aren't deminished, if anything, you get a whole new clip of "OH YEAH..." to fire off!

Just on a personal level, I know how it just kinda lessens the figure in your case to you, cause now everyones got it.

Lots of figures have gone that way, take the shine that left MP StarScream as soon as you picked up your G1 colored version...
Re: Encore #11 Thundercracker and Skywarp Set, And Encore #12 Metroplex on BBTS (674575)
Posted by muswp1 on April 7th, 2008 @ 1:15pm CDT
This should take some of the interest in the KO Metroplex. Interesting that both of them are fairly close in price too. I'm going to pass on these. I have a fairly mint (missing stickers, but complete) original Metroplex on my desk at home and original Thundercracker and Skywarp in storage.
Re: Encore #11 Thundercracker and Skywarp Set, And Encore #12 Metroplex on BBTS (674584)
Posted by joshnpowell on April 7th, 2008 @ 1:29pm CDT
Why can't they make an encore reissue of Fortress Maximus?? .... I mean c'mon $1,200.00 for an original on Ebay is CRAZY!!!! I much rather pay a couple hundred for a (non knock-off) reissue.
Re: Encore #11 Thundercracker and Skywarp Set, And Encore #12 Metroplex on BBTS (674593)
Posted by Tigertrack on April 7th, 2008 @ 1:39pm CDT
joshnpowell wrote:Why can't they make an encore reissue of Fortress Maximus?? .... I mean c'mon $1,200.00 for an original on Ebay is CRAZY!!!! I much rather pay a couple hundred for a (non knock-off) reissue.


It probably is not outside of the realm of possibility now. Although I want to see Grand Maximus, I mean why not throw all the crazy stuff he came with together in one great re-issue.

And then I can also see the point of people wanting that one to stay a rarity.

And I am sure the Stepper owners through a bit of a fit, as well as, Soundblaster, and Twincast owners, when they were announced. And from all of those I benefited because I did not own them yet. It's just hard, now I wish I would have kept Metrotitan MISB..must invent a time machine now. :idea:
Re: Encore #11 Thundercracker and Skywarp Set, And Encore #12 Metroplex on BBTS (674604)
Posted by It Is Him on April 7th, 2008 @ 1:50pm CDT
TFBuyer wrote:Holy Crap.

I was hours away from ordering a C8 G1 Metroplex from Transformerland.com...and now THIS. The encore line is single-handedly giving me all the G1 TFs I've never had the chance to buy before!

Preordered tonight!


That's where I bought mine. The ones in stock now are technically a higher grade than the one I bought.

Also, here's a point of speculation -

Will the reissue have rubber tires and chrome or just plastic?
Re: Encore #11 Thundercracker and Skywarp Set, And Encore #12 Metroplex on BBTS (674607)
Posted by Counterpunch on April 7th, 2008 @ 1:53pm CDT
It Is Him wrote:
TFBuyer wrote:Holy Crap.

I was hours away from ordering a C8 G1 Metroplex from Transformerland.com...and now THIS. The encore line is single-handedly giving me all the G1 TFs I've never had the chance to buy before!

Preordered tonight!


That's where I bought mine. The ones in stock now are technically a higher grade than the one I bought.

Also, here's a point of speculation -

Will the reissue have rubber tires and chrome or just plastic?


Chrome and rubber.

Takara has not once skimped out on a reissue with the cheaper arangement.

Kup had metal feet, Predaking was metal, etc.
Re: Encore #11 Thundercracker and Skywarp Set, And Encore #12 Metroplex on BBTS (674608)
Posted by Mandamus on April 7th, 2008 @ 1:56pm CDT
Seekers preordered.

My preorder list over there is getting really, really long.

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