Takara Tomy Transformers Encore Beast Wars Neo Big Convoy Video Review

Takara Tomy Transformers Encore Beast Wars Neo Big Convoy Video Review

Tuesday, February 5th, 2019 11:18pm CST

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Fellow Seibertronians, do you love some Japan exclusive Beast Wars toys? Have you been eagerly awaiting the arrival of Takara Tomy's latest in their "Encore" line of Transformers, Big Convoy, the Maximal leader from Beast Wars Neo? Our own D-Maximal_Primal has brought us news of a video review of this highly anticipated release, courtesy of YouTube user Primal Sabbath. The review goes over the packaging for this Encore release, the transformation, the accessories, as well as the new paint details that make this a much more screen accurate version of Big Convoy. You want comparisons? How about FOUR of them? In the video, we get to see the new Encore Big Convoy compared to the Korean release of the original Big Convoy figure from 1999, Black Big Convoy from Takara Tomy, Nemesis Prime from Transformers Universe 2003/4, and even Ultra Mammoth from the inaugural year of the Transformers Collectors Club Subscription Service! Take a look at the video below.



What do you think of Encore Big Convoy? Is this the ultimate version of this Takara Tomy original mold? Will you be picking one up for yourself for the first time, or perhaps upgrading from your original version with this more anime-accurate paint job? Let us know in the comments below, and stay tuned to Seibertron.com for the latest news on all things Transformers!

Credit(s): Primal Sabbath (YouTube)


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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Encore Beast Wars Neo Big Convoy Video Review (2008375)
Posted by Emerje on February 5th, 2019 @ 11:31pm CST
Picking mine up from the post office Wednesday.

Emerje
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Encore Beast Wars Neo Big Convoy Video Review (2008606)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on February 6th, 2019 @ 5:44pm CST
Really excited for mine! I'm really stoked to get to experience this mold after hearing a ton of good stuff about it over the past few months
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Encore Beast Wars Neo Big Convoy Video Review (2008771)
Posted by Coptur on February 7th, 2019 @ 10:13am CST
I've never owned a Big Convoy but I've always liked the mould.

it's amazing how well some of the Beast Wars era toys still stand up to today's standards.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Encore Beast Wars Neo Big Convoy Video Review (2020958)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on May 8th, 2019 @ 8:34pm CDT
Hot. damn.

I think I may have a new favorite Maximal mold, and I think I have my favorite Supreme Commander right here

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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Encore Beast Wars Neo Big Convoy Video Review (2020961)
Posted by Sabrblade on May 8th, 2019 @ 8:40pm CDT
D-Maximal_Primal wrote:Hot. damn.

I think I may have a new favorite Maximal mold, and I think I have my favorite Supreme Commander right here
It is a very cool mold.

I just wish it wasn't the smallest of the Ultra class Maximal Leader molds.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Encore Beast Wars Neo Big Convoy Video Review (2020964)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on May 8th, 2019 @ 8:41pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
D-Maximal_Primal wrote:Hot. damn.

I think I may have a new favorite Maximal mold, and I think I have my favorite Supreme Commander right here
It is a very cool mold.

I just wish it wasn't the smallest of the Ultra class Maximal Leader molds.

I can agree with the shortest and how I wish he was bigger.

But holy cows, love this guy. I also love the color scheme, that red, yellow, and white really pop with that Wolly Mammoth coat!
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Encore Beast Wars Neo Big Convoy Video Review (2020969)
Posted by Sabrblade on May 8th, 2019 @ 9:39pm CDT
D-Maximal_Primal wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
D-Maximal_Primal wrote:Hot. damn.

I think I may have a new favorite Maximal mold, and I think I have my favorite Supreme Commander right here
It is a very cool mold.

I just wish it wasn't the smallest of the Ultra class Maximal Leader molds.

I can agree with the shortest and how I wish he was bigger.

But holy cows, love this guy. I also love the color scheme, that red, yellow, and white really pop with that Wolly Mammoth coat!
Me too. It's a cool enough mold to make me want more of it. I've already got this Encore version and two of Ultra Mammoth. I plan to get Big's dad Blue Big Convoy eventually, but tracking down any other older versions like Black Big Convoy and Universe Nemesis Prime may be more long-term goals than not.

Though, with this Encore, I don't feel the need to get the original.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Encore Beast Wars Neo Big Convoy Video Review (2032065)
Posted by william-james88 on July 28th, 2019 @ 6:19am CDT
Tokyo Wonderfest has shown us some terrific reveals (unless you are Studio Series fan) but, as a wise man once said, there is another. On the show floor, next to the exclusive reissues/redecos like the upcoming G1 Prime and Legendary Nemesis Convoy, there was Big Convoy again (the mammoth) with a giant cannon. 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. The Big convoy figure there is not the recent Encore reissue though, so this might be a prototype. Or not, who knows. We do also have a small Navi figure which looks rather finished. It is unknown right now exactly what this release entails then, and how we will get these new accessories.

Looks pretty awesome though! This image comes from Chohenken.

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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Encore Beast Wars Neo Big Convoy Video Review (2032075)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 28th, 2019 @ 8:41am CDT
Eagerly curious about those NAVI and Matrix Buster accessories for Big Convoy (which, more curiously, is the original figure rather than the Encore).
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Encore Beast Wars Neo Big Convoy Video Review (2032081)
Posted by Nathaniel Prime on July 28th, 2019 @ 9:08am CDT
The accessory is very cool, and I kinda want one for my Siege weaponry.

But what I really want is for people to make one out of Weaponizers! Come on people, make this happen! :twisted:
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Encore Beast Wars Neo Big Convoy Video Review (2032082)
Posted by ZeroWolf on July 28th, 2019 @ 9:09am CDT
Are the parts where the pipes plug into new then? It is curious why they didn't use the encore version mind
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Encore Beast Wars Neo Big Convoy Video Review (2032085)
Posted by william-james88 on July 28th, 2019 @ 9:17am CDT
ZeroWolf wrote:Are the parts where the pipes plug into new then? It is curious why they didn't use the encore version mind

The product is not finished, as written in the japanese text, so they probably just used a toy they had to modify and show for display.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Encore Beast Wars Neo Big Convoy Video Review (2032095)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on July 28th, 2019 @ 9:35am CDT
According to a mutual on Twitter who was able to read the Japanese and the information:

it's in 参考出品 state, meaning nothing is confirmed. It's more of an idea pitch than a preview really... There's a good chance that this might never even get released unfortunately. Hope they decide to release it though!
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Encore Beast Wars Neo Big Convoy Video Review (2032241)
Posted by SpikeyTigertron on July 28th, 2019 @ 11:53pm CDT
So it occurred to me that the tubes connect to the little gattling guns on the waist piece... so it's "not new" after scrutinizing it. Now... I could see them possibly testing the idea for an MP release, and just happen to be using the original mold to not "tip their hand"?
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Encore Beast Wars Neo Big Convoy Video Review (2032431)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on July 29th, 2019 @ 6:10pm CDT
SpikeyTigertron wrote:So it occurred to me that the tubes connect to the little gattling guns on the waist piece... so it's "not new" after scrutinizing it. Now... I could see them possibly testing the idea for an MP release, and just happen to be using the original mold to not "tip their hand"?

I wish it was a tease for an MP. But the funny thing is, the new MP Lio convoy and MP Primal are perfectly in scale with the original Big Convoy, so I'm not sure if we will get an MP of him, especially since he did just get his encore
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Encore Beast Wars Neo Big Convoy Video Review (2032467)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 29th, 2019 @ 10:24pm CDT
D-Maximal_Primal wrote:
SpikeyTigertron wrote:So it occurred to me that the tubes connect to the little gattling guns on the waist piece... so it's "not new" after scrutinizing it. Now... I could see them possibly testing the idea for an MP release, and just happen to be using the original mold to not "tip their hand"?

I wish it was a tease for an MP. But the funny thing is, the new MP Lio convoy and MP Primal are perfectly in scale with the original Big Convoy, so I'm not sure if we will get an MP of him, especially since he did just get his encore
Yeah and besides that, what is there to improve upon the original when it is already a pretty dynamic mold as is?
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Encore Beast Wars Neo Big Convoy Video Review (2036629)
Posted by william-james88 on September 2nd, 2019 @ 8:29am CDT
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 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.

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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Encore Beast Wars Neo Big Convoy Video Review (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: Takara Tomy Transformers Encore Beast Wars Neo Big Convoy Video Review (2036647)
Posted by Rodimus Knight on September 2nd, 2019 @ 11:05am CDT
So where does he keep that blaster in beast mode?
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Encore Beast Wars Neo Big Convoy Video Review (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. ;)

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