In-Hand Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Encore God Fire Convoy

In-Hand Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Encore God Fire Convoy

Friday, March 23rd, 2018 12:01pm CDT

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A number of Hong Kong based Transformers fans, meeting up in the Hobbymizer discussion group on Facebook, have been sharing in-package and in-bubble images of the latest Encore release from Takara Tomy Transformers, showing off one of arguably the best engineered combining toys of the franchise, hailing back from the 2000s: God Fire Convoy / Omega Prime!

You can check out the mirrored images below, showing the separate God Magnus and Fire Convoy figures in their packaging and compare it all to the first release of the figure in the Seibertron.com galleries right here!

Transformers News: In-Hand Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Encore God Fire Convoy

Transformers News: In-Hand Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Encore God Fire Convoy

Transformers News: In-Hand Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Encore God Fire Convoy

Transformers News: In-Hand Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Encore God Fire Convoy

Transformers News: In-Hand Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Encore God Fire Convoy

Transformers News: In-Hand Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Encore God Fire Convoy

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This article was last modified on Friday, March 23rd, 2018 8:30pm CDT

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Re: In-Hand Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Encore God Fire Convoy (1947747)
Posted by Sabrblade on March 23rd, 2018 @ 12:06pm CDT
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These are not the Encore toy. These are the old (and yellowed) Hasbro versions with a 3rd party sword.
Re: In-Hand Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Encore God Fire Convoy (1947752)
Posted by Kyleor on March 23rd, 2018 @ 12:36pm CDT
Any in-hand word on any combined mode stability improvements?
Re: In-Hand Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Encore God Fire Convoy (1947764)
Posted by kuhlio on March 23rd, 2018 @ 1:42pm CDT
Is it just me or does it look like they've included the hilt for the Matrix Sword to be held by Brave Max as well?
Re: In-Hand Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Encore God Fire Convoy (1947768)
Posted by Ultra Markus on March 23rd, 2018 @ 1:58pm CDT
kuhlio wrote:Is it just me or does it look like they've included the hilt for the Matrix Sword to be held by Brave Max as well?

That sword they show in the pictures looks a lot like the perfect effect matrix sword
Where's the one that's supposed to be with it?
Re: In-Hand Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Encore God Fire Convoy (1947776)
Posted by kuhlio on March 23rd, 2018 @ 2:27pm CDT
I know the original sword was a partial remold of the G1 Jap Fort/Grand Max sword with a different hilt. It looks like the hilt designed for the Fort/Grand/brave Max (G1) is included with this set so I wonder if the hilt is able to be swapped now to use the sword on both figures.
Re: In-Hand Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Encore God Fire Convoy (1947800)
Posted by Emerje on March 23rd, 2018 @ 4:09pm CDT
kuhlio wrote:I know the original sword was a partial remold of the G1 Jap Fort/Grand Max sword with a different hilt. It looks like the hilt designed for the Fort/Grand/brave Max (G1) is included with this set so I wonder if the hilt is able to be swapped now to use the sword on both figures.

Makes me wonder if it's possible they're planning a Brave Maximus reissue. :-?

Emerje
Re: In-Hand Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Encore God Fire Convoy (1947802)
Posted by Sabrblade on March 23rd, 2018 @ 4:13pm CDT
Emerje wrote:
kuhlio wrote:I know the original sword was a partial remold of the G1 Jap Fort/Grand Max sword with a different hilt. It looks like the hilt designed for the Fort/Grand/brave Max (G1) is included with this set so I wonder if the hilt is able to be swapped now to use the sword on both figures.

Makes me wonder if it's possible they're planning a Brave Maximus reissue. :-?

Emerje
The original God Fire Convoy 2-pack that came with the Super God Sword originally included both the new hilt for God Fire Convoy and the original Fort Max hilt, so this could just be following in suit with that original release's inclusion of both hilts.
Re: In-Hand Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Encore God Fire Convoy (1947806)
Posted by Wireless_Phantom on March 23rd, 2018 @ 4:44pm CDT
Why are there pictures of the original set and not the reissue?
Re: In-Hand Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Encore God Fire Convoy (1947809)
Posted by Sabrblade on March 23rd, 2018 @ 4:53pm CDT
Wireless_Phantom wrote:Why are there pictures of the original set and not the reissue?
Only the out-of-package pics are of the old Hasbro version. The rest of the in-package pics are of the Encore.
Re: In-Hand Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Encore God Fire Convoy (1948427)
Posted by SmokeStack on March 26th, 2018 @ 12:18pm CDT
I find it funny that most pictures I see of the combined figure, has the waist transformed incorrectly.
Re: In-Hand Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Encore God Fire Convoy (1949428)
Posted by william-james88 on March 30th, 2018 @ 9:37pm CDT
Alfes2010 has updated their twitter with images of the Encore God Fore Convoy set.

As you can see from these imags, the colours are different. The colours are bold and the chrome has been removed.
The recordings featured in this toy is all new. These are from the original voice cast, Satoshi Hashimoto (Fire Convoy) and Takashi Matsuyama (God Magnus). There are far more sounds in this release than the previous one, over 40. New battle sounds will be activated as the robot is combined. For more info on the sound clips, you can click here.

Alfes states that, as with the original, the upper body heavy, especially with the battery inserted. Regarding, the Super God Sword, Alfes states the handle part becomes is made of harder material, and the disassembly & assembly is very easy to do. It being such a huge sword is really helpful for poses (so they say).

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Re: In-Hand Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Encore God Fire Convoy (1949459)
Posted by Emerje on March 31st, 2018 @ 12:21am CDT
Hopefully I'll have mine next week. First I need to fix my PayPal account after my bank told them my account was closed. :roll: Probably I'll just add my debit card in the meantime.

Emerje
Re: In-Hand Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Encore God Fire Convoy (1949468)
Posted by Ultra Markus on March 31st, 2018 @ 1:05am CDT
wheres the big autobot symbols on the sides of Ultra-magnus
Re: In-Hand Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Encore God Fire Convoy (1949470)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on March 31st, 2018 @ 1:19am CDT
Ultra Markus wrote:wheres the big autobot symbols on the sides of Ultra-magnus


God Magnus never had :BOT: on the sides, nor did Fire Convoy: they were added for the RiD Optimus Prime and Ultra Magnus releases. In fact, the most common difference between Car Robot and RiD toys is just that.
Re: In-Hand Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Encore God Fire Convoy (1949480)
Posted by Va'al on March 31st, 2018 @ 3:44am CDT
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Cleans up nicely. :-P
Re: In-Hand Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Encore God Fire Convoy (1949500)
Posted by megamanfan on March 31st, 2018 @ 8:09am CDT
mine just shipped from HLJ. can't wait to get it.
Re: In-Hand Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Encore God Fire Convoy (1949699)
Posted by shajaki on March 31st, 2018 @ 9:38pm CDT
Was the original Fire Convoy really that... yellow? Possible sun bleaching aside...

I'm even one of the rare people who loves chrome, so I was pretty let down to see the shiny loveliness removed for this reissue. But seeing the finished product... it looks damn good. It's more uniform, polished even. And Prime and Magnus have strikingly yellow eyes, so handsome. I'm pretty psyched for this now.
Re: In-Hand Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Encore God Fire Convoy (1949727)
Posted by Sabrblade on March 31st, 2018 @ 11:22pm CDT
shajaki wrote:Was the original Fire Convoy really that... yellow?
It wasn't that badly yellowed, but it was admittedly a light creamish white.
Re: In-Hand Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Encore God Fire Convoy (1949821)
Posted by shajaki on April 1st, 2018 @ 1:22pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
shajaki wrote:Was the original Fire Convoy really that... yellow?
It wasn't that badly yellowed, but it was admittedly a light creamish white.
Even if the original is off-white, this is a definite improvement. All around.

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Re: In-Hand Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Encore God Fire Convoy (1950725)
Posted by joevill on April 4th, 2018 @ 5:25pm CDT
How is the quality? Is it better than the original?

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