Official Images of Matrix Buster Big Convoy Reissue

Official Images of Matrix Buster Big Convoy Reissue

Monday, September 2nd, 2019 8:29am CDT

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While we saw what was thought to be a prototype at Tokyo Wonderfest, Takara Tomy Mall now has a preorder for the Matrix Buster edition Big Convoy reissue. And it is unchanged from what we saw on the show floor with it being a reissue of the original toy with his new giant gun. This humongous weapon is a very new accessory and is called the Matrix Buster. This weapon was famously used in the final battle of the cartoon. He also comes with a small Navi figure.

In Japan, this release will only be available through the Takara Tomy Mall site for 9,720 Yen (around he $90 USD price point) since it is their exclusive. It will surely be available outside of Japan for international customers and we will update you when that happens but at least now you know what you'd be paying for it. It is to be released at the end of February.

Transformers News: Official Images of Matrix Buster Big Convoy Reissue

Transformers News: Official Images of Matrix Buster Big Convoy Reissue

Transformers News: Official Images of Matrix Buster Big Convoy Reissue

Transformers News: Official Images of Matrix Buster Big Convoy Reissue

Transformers News: Official Images of Matrix Buster Big Convoy Reissue

Transformers News: Official Images of Matrix Buster Big Convoy Reissue

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Re: Official Images of Matrix Buster Big Convoy Reissue (2036634)
Posted by Sabrblade on September 2nd, 2019 @ 9:03am CDT
His Energon Matrix has also been retooled to fold up, according to the text.
Re: Official Images of Matrix Buster Big Convoy Reissue (2036647)
Posted by Rodimus Knight on September 2nd, 2019 @ 11:05am CDT
So where does he keep that blaster in beast mode?
Re: Official Images of Matrix Buster Big Convoy Reissue (2036649)
Posted by Sabrblade on September 2nd, 2019 @ 11:11am CDT
Rodimus Knight wrote:So where does he keep that blaster in beast mode?
He keeps it in your pants pocket. ;)
Re: Official Images of Matrix Buster Big Convoy Reissue (2036665)
Posted by MeGrimlock78 on September 2nd, 2019 @ 3:47pm CDT
Do the front beast feet pull out like that on the original?

I don't remember my Black Big Convoy doing that...
Re: Official Images of Matrix Buster Big Convoy Reissue (2036668)
Posted by Sabrblade on September 2nd, 2019 @ 4:28pm CDT
MeGrimlock78 wrote:Do the front beast feet pull out like that on the original?

I don't remember my Black Big Convoy doing that...
Nope. That's another retooling.
Re: Official Images of Matrix Buster Big Convoy Reissue (2036670)
Posted by MeGrimlock78 on September 2nd, 2019 @ 4:53pm CDT
Thought so, thanks!
Re: Official Images of Matrix Buster Big Convoy Reissue (2036671)
Posted by Bumblevivisector on September 2nd, 2019 @ 5:28pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
MeGrimlock78 wrote:Do the front beast feet pull out like that on the original?

I don't remember my Black Big Convoy doing that...
Nope. That's another retooling.
Ah, so I won't be buying the exact same mold yet again just to get these new accessories. I can live with that.

Think Takara's trying to get the total number of Big Convoy reissues up to Lio Convoy's number of repaints before he gets a Masterpiece toy too?
Re: Official Images of Matrix Buster Big Convoy Reissue (2036679)
Posted by Sabrblade on September 2nd, 2019 @ 10:33pm CDT
Bumblevivisector wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
MeGrimlock78 wrote:Do the front beast feet pull out like that on the original?

I don't remember my Black Big Convoy doing that...
Nope. That's another retooling.
Ah, so I won't be buying the exact same mold yet again just to get these new accessories. I can live with that.

Think Takara's trying to get the total number of Big Convoy reissues up to Lio Convoy's number of repaints before he gets a Masterpiece toy too?
Dunno about Big Convoy getting a MP, as the Encore and this other reissue were both done to celebrate 20th anniversary of Beast Wars Neo, while Lio Convoy's MP is part of the whole brand's 35th anniversary.

Plus, the original Big Convoy mold is already perfectly in scale with both the Optimus Primal and Lio Convoy MP molds. ;)
Re: Official Images of Matrix Buster Big Convoy Reissue (2036690)
Posted by Bucky on September 3rd, 2019 @ 3:26am CDT
Looking forward to picking up this guy. Still need to grab myself a Blue Big Convoy.
Re: Official Images of Matrix Buster Big Convoy Reissue (2036701)
Posted by Evil Eye on September 3rd, 2019 @ 6:45am CDT
Gaaaaaaaaah! Big Convoy with a sod-off huge cannon, slight retooling AND the toyetic original colours? Damnit, I need him!
Re: Official Images of Matrix Buster Big Convoy Reissue (2036800)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on September 3rd, 2019 @ 6:24pm CDT
Well, I guess for the 2nd year in a row I will be getting a Big convoy in february/March. And I am OK with that, that is an awesome Matrix Buster!
Re: Official Images of Matrix Buster Big Convoy Reissue (2036838)
Posted by Wireless_Phantom on September 3rd, 2019 @ 10:56pm CDT
This reminds me that I should go back and get a blue big convoy
Re: Official Images of Matrix Buster Big Convoy Reissue (2037193)
Posted by Bucky on September 6th, 2019 @ 10:29am CDT
Noticed that this guy is up for preorder on TFSource, so I made sure to order one. I love that Big Convoy mold, so he’s kind of a must have for me.
Re: Official Images of Matrix Buster Big Convoy Reissue (2037227)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on September 6th, 2019 @ 3:08pm CDT
Bucky wrote:Noticed that this guy is up for preorder on TFSource, so I made sure to order one. I love that Big Convoy mold, so he’s kind of a must have for me.

Thanks for the heads up! Just got my pre-order locked in too
Re: Official Images of Matrix Buster Big Convoy Reissue (2039745)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on September 27th, 2019 @ 7:53pm CDT
Thanks to TakaraTomy Mall, we have some new images and information to share with you for the upcoming Transformers Encore Matrix Buster Big Convoy!

Up first, we have an image of the sample packaging for the figure. The packaging is new and is not based on either his original toy packaging or prior Encore packaging. The packaging has an image of Big Convoy wielding his BFG in full wonderful new artwork glory.

And finally, in conjunction with the new packaging images, we have a new interview with the Takara Tomy design team behind the figure. The interview, in Japanese, can be found HERE, and we will highlight some of the main talking points below. Of note is the interview includes some images of the prototype and the collapsible Matrix.

Check it all out below, and let us know what you think in the comments section below!

-The Matrix Buster can work with any version of the Big Convoy mold
-The Matrix itself is newly molded to collapse and fit into the Buster, just like the cartoon
-Takara was trying to have this accessory package ready for the original Encore release, but they didn't make it in time
-Takara tried their hardest to align the toys molding with what was in the cartoon
-The Matrix Buster package wasn't given to the Anime release because it would have been possibly too costly to market, so the Anime colors were prioritized
-Big Blue Convoy was released to help offset the cost of updating the molding as well
-The popularity of Big Blue and Anime Convoy helped the team raise the funds to release this new Matrix Buster version
-The Matrix Buster was originally intended to be released in 1999 during the cartoon, during which Big Convoy would have had the Matrix Buster attached to his "prosthetic" left arm (in the cartoon). With the scrapping of the Unicron toy, the cartoon was altered and the Matrix Buster never made it out


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Re: Official Images of Matrix Buster Big Convoy Reissue (2039747)
Posted by Sabrblade on September 27th, 2019 @ 8:20pm CDT
It also says that the anime-colored Encore was released to align with the Beast Wars Masterpieces, which to me makes it sound like a substitute for an actual MP Big Convoy, as though it was released because of there being no plans for a MP Big Convoy.
Re: Official Images of Matrix Buster Big Convoy Reissue (2039752)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on September 27th, 2019 @ 8:57pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:It also says that the anime-colored Encore was released to align with the Beast Wars Masterpieces, which to me makes it sound like a substitute for an actual MP Big Convoy, as though it was released because of there being no plans for a MP Big Convoy.

That's a bummer, though if they had wanted to, they could have held off on the Anime one to coincide with the Lio Convoy
Re: Official Images of Matrix Buster Big Convoy Reissue (2039753)
Posted by Sabrblade on September 27th, 2019 @ 9:17pm CDT
D-Maximal_Primal wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:It also says that the anime-colored Encore was released to align with the Beast Wars Masterpieces, which to me makes it sound like a substitute for an actual MP Big Convoy, as though it was released because of there being no plans for a MP Big Convoy.

That's a bummer, though if they had wanted to, they could have held off on the Anime one to coincide with the Lio Convoy
Having further asked about this elsewhere, it seems that they wanted to get the anime-colored one out this year in time for the Beast Wars Neo 20th anniversary, and that its release was done in lieu of an actual MP because A) any plans for an actual MP would have taken too long for it to see release in time for the anniversary year, and B) the original toy was basically already close enough to matching the animation model almost perfectly in sculpt and detail (it just needed the cartoon colors to be completely spot on).

It's also fortunate that both the MP versions of Primal and Lio Convoy are scaled to be of equal height to the original Big Convoy mold in robot mode.
Re: Official Images of Matrix Buster Big Convoy Reissue (2039760)
Posted by Ironhidensh on September 28th, 2019 @ 5:32am CDT
Can you switch Takara-Tomy mall to an English version? Like with Amazon.jp?
Re: Official Images of Matrix Buster Big Convoy Reissue (2039766)
Posted by william-james88 on September 28th, 2019 @ 9:09am CDT
Ironhidensh wrote:Can you switch Takara-Tomy mall to an English version? Like with Amazon.jp?

No since they dont cater to people outside Japan. BUT google can translate the pages for you.

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