Encore Minibots Delayed

Encore Minibots Delayed

Monday, April 28th, 2008 6:40pm CDT

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Autobase Aichi have updated with some minor Takara tidbits about the upcoming Encore series Minibots and Binaltech Meister figures.

It would appear that the Minibots release has been delayed, pushing their actual release to the end of July. This later release has meant that they have had their Encore number switched with Omega Supreme, meaning that Omega will now be Encore 09, with Encore 10 to be the Minibots set.

Binaltech BT20 Meister has had his name slightly altered to "Agento Meister", which does not mean agent. According to TakaraTomy, Agento comes from the chemical composition "Ag", which means "Argentum" for silver. It is probable that the name change is due to the new colour that the BT20 Meister figure will be receiving.

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Credit(s): Autobase Aichi


This article was last modified on Monday, April 28th, 2008 10:00pm CDT

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Re: Encore Minibots Delayed (689172)
Posted by Lapse Of Reason on April 28th, 2008 @ 6:44pm CDT
"Argent Meister?" Is he going to be in Argetina colors or something?
Re: Encore Minibots Delayed (689182)
Posted by Zeds on April 28th, 2008 @ 6:50pm CDT
Lapse Of Reason wrote:"Argent Meister?" Is he going to be in Argetina colors or something?


I would believe silver since 'argent' is french for silver. From the looks of this pic I believe that I am right:

http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail

Unless it is misspelled and it is actually agent and not argent.
Re: Encore Minibots Delayed (689193)
Posted by Liege Evilmus on April 28th, 2008 @ 7:05pm CDT
OH, this was gonna be my first set from the Encore line, it's not that long of a wait though.
Re: Encore Minibots Delayed (689262)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on April 28th, 2008 @ 8:07pm CDT
Argent? They're finally making a TF in tribute to the greatest band of al time Argent. Hold your heads up boys.
Re: Encore Minibots Delayed (689265)
Posted by Stormrider on April 28th, 2008 @ 8:07pm CDT
Zeds wrote:
Lapse Of Reason wrote:"Argent Meister?" Is he going to be in Argetina colors or something?


I would believe silver since 'argent' is french for silver. From the looks of this pic I believe that I am right:

http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail

Unless it is misspelled and it is actually agent and not argent.


You are correct. I just updated the article with more translations.
Re: Encore Minibots Delayed (689274)
Posted by i_amtrunks on April 28th, 2008 @ 8:13pm CDT
Thanks for the update Stormrider.

Although I do find it somewhat amusing that the figures name is coming from a translation from French.
Re: Encore Minibots Delayed (689307)
Posted by Stormrider on April 28th, 2008 @ 8:50pm CDT
i_amtrunks wrote:Thanks for the update Stormrider.

Although I do find it somewhat amusing that the figures name is coming from a translation from French.


Yeah it does seem strange since the Japanese people call silver "gin". But I am always surprised that my Japanese students can rattle off periodic chart compositions very easily. Instead of saying "silver" or "gold" in English, they call it Ag or Au and expect foreigners to understand.

For instance they might say - "My boyfriend bought me an AU ring, last weekend". I think it's one of those Japanglish words. Another good example is KISS Players Autorooper, which is a play on words for Autotrooper.
Re: Encore Minibots Delayed (689363)
Posted by Stormrider on April 28th, 2008 @ 9:58pm CDT
trilobitepictures wrote:11 hours, 7 minutes after the fact. :APPLAUSE:


Sorry, I am on Japanese time. Like most people - I like to sleep in the middle of the night. We also seem to be the only site that has the correct and full English translation.
Re: Encore Minibots Delayed (689370)
Posted by Liege Evilmus on April 28th, 2008 @ 10:06pm CDT
Stormrider wrote:
trilobitepictures wrote:11 hours, 7 minutes after the fact. :APPLAUSE:


Sorry, I am on Japanese time. Like most people - I like to sleep in the middle of the night. We also seem to be the only site that has the correct and full English translation.


Thats why The Seibertron News Crew kicks ass!

But I need to ask, whats this "sleep in the middle of the night" that you mention?

Isn't sleep what you do to avoid the bright burny thing in the sky?

I hate that thing.
Re: Encore Minibots Delayed (689376)
Posted by Stormrider on April 28th, 2008 @ 10:16pm CDT
Liege Evilmus wrote:
Stormrider wrote:
trilobitepictures wrote:11 hours, 7 minutes after the fact. :APPLAUSE:


Sorry, I am on Japanese time. Like most people - I like to sleep in the middle of the night. We also seem to be the only site that has the correct and full English translation.


Thats why The Seibertron News Crew kicks ass!

But I need to ask, whats this "sleep in the middle of the night" that you mention?

Isn't sleep what you do to avoid the bright burny thing in the sky?

I hate that thing.


hehehe...that cracked me up. Liege you are such a vampire. Okay, I'll come clean my wife and I weren't exactly sleeping... :wink:
Re: Encore Minibots Delayed (689412)
Posted by Liege Evilmus on April 28th, 2008 @ 11:18pm CDT
Hey man, We don't need to know that you and the Misses where paying MarioCart into the wii hours.

But thanks for the sugestive inuendo :shock:

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