THS-02 Hybrid Style G1 Convoy seeing a re-release.

THS-02 Hybrid Style G1 Convoy seeing a re-release.

Monday, August 17th, 2009 9:36am CDT

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Site sponsor BigBadToyStore has put up a preorder for THS-02 Hybrid Style G1 Convoy.

This figure was originally released in 2006 and is based on the Masterpiece Optimus Prime, however it stands under 4 inches tall in robot mode and is nearly completely diecast. Are you interested in getting this little incarnation of awesome? Order him here for 69.99

THS-02 Hybrid Style G1 Convoy seeing a re-release.

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This article was last modified on Monday, August 17th, 2009 12:20pm CDT

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Re: THS-02 Hybrid Style G1 Convoy seeing a re-release. (975809)
Posted by originaldave77 on August 17th, 2009 @ 9:59am CDT
Optimus' truck mode implies he is DUI.
Re: THS-02 Hybrid Style G1 Convoy seeing a re-release. (975812)
Posted by Convotron on August 17th, 2009 @ 10:17am CDT
Robot Kingdom is also listing it. The detail on the figure for the scale is great.
Re: THS-02 Hybrid Style G1 Convoy seeing a re-release. (975814)
Posted by metaphorge on August 17th, 2009 @ 10:22am CDT
Still in my Top 5 Transformers ever. Do yourself a favor and buy one if you don't have one already.
Re: THS-02 Hybrid Style G1 Convoy seeing a re-release. (975819)
Posted by megrimlockverbnoun on August 17th, 2009 @ 10:36am CDT
I agree. The price might seem a little crazy, but he's easily one of my favorite Prime's. The alt mode looks a little better in person, especially if you can tab in the arms, and he has more articulation than an action master, at a similar size. Plus there's just a crapload of accessories. A hidden treasure to say the least...
Re: THS-02 Hybrid Style G1 Convoy seeing a re-release. (975829)
Posted by El Duque on August 17th, 2009 @ 11:15am CDT
Tottally agree, this is a great figure. If any of you guys who don't have him already and have considering getting him in the past, now is the time. Now if they would just re-release the black version.
Re: THS-02 Hybrid Style G1 Convoy seeing a re-release. (975833)
Posted by skywarp-2 on August 17th, 2009 @ 11:26am CDT
Why would anyone buy this figure? I mean yeah it is pretty cool.. but there are some serious flaws in it.. it has a huge bunch of gaps, and such in the waist and crotch area.. and in altmode, it looks horrible..

so why would anyone buy it when a great and suitable KO of the MP version is coming out from Igear??

Not to berate anyone elses choice to buy this, but I'm gonna pass and get the Mini MP KO that is coming out..
Re: THS-02 Hybrid Style G1 Convoy seeing a re-release. (975836)
Posted by Ultra Magnus on August 17th, 2009 @ 11:28am CDT
For some reason this figure received almost NO fanfare and it is a truly awesome piece of engineering. It's actually MORE poseable than the MP version and has an amazing take on the Transformation process. Normally, The designers start with the vehicle mode and design the robot mode around it. This one was clearly done the other way around; which is(to me) the way it should be done. The accessories and Articulation are enough to put this figure up there with the greatest figures of all time. But, as Optimus Primal once said, "Well, there's just no pleasing some people".
B-)
Re: THS-02 Hybrid Style G1 Convoy seeing a re-release. (975849)
Posted by Mykltron on August 17th, 2009 @ 11:50am CDT
skywarp-2 wrote:Why would anyone buy this figure? I mean yeah it is pretty cool.. but there are some serious flaws in it.. it has a huge bunch of gaps, and such in the waist and crotch area.. and in altmode, it looks horrible..

so why would anyone buy it when a great and suitable KO of the MP version is coming out from Igear??


It looks better in reality. The alt mode looks pretty good.

It's the second most pose-able TF, second only to HABB. Who else can bend forward at the waist? His pose-ability is far superior to MP Prime.

He has four pairs of hands, a matrix, a gun, an energon ax, a G1 style trailer with Roller and storage for the hands, a jet backpack and a display stand so he can hover.

He's die-cast and durable.

Did I miss anything? This price is more than I'd be willing to pay though.
Re: THS-02 Hybrid Style G1 Convoy seeing a re-release. (975857)
Posted by Requiem Prime on August 17th, 2009 @ 12:05pm CDT
Why does the page say it's coming out in November last year :?:
Re: THS-02 Hybrid Style G1 Convoy seeing a re-release. (975862)
Posted by kirbenvost on August 17th, 2009 @ 12:07pm CDT
Hmm... I did always want one of these, but I'm afraid that's still out of my price range. I wonder if this is an actual re-release, or someone just found more stock?
Re: THS-02 Hybrid Style G1 Convoy seeing a re-release. (975869)
Posted by Mkall on August 17th, 2009 @ 12:16pm CDT
Requiem Prime wrote:Why does the page say it's coming out in November last year :?:

Because BBTS sometimes gets the year wrong. It'll be Nov 2009
Re: THS-02 Hybrid Style G1 Convoy seeing a re-release. (975872)
Posted by UltraPrimal on August 17th, 2009 @ 12:22pm CDT
Mykltron wrote:
skywarp-2 wrote:Why would anyone buy this figure? I mean yeah it is pretty cool.. but there are some serious flaws in it.. it has a huge bunch of gaps, and such in the waist and crotch area.. and in altmode, it looks horrible..

so why would anyone buy it when a great and suitable KO of the MP version is coming out from Igear??


It looks better in reality. The alt mode looks pretty good.

It's the second most pose-able TF, second only to HABB. Who else can bend forward at the waist? His pose-ability is far superior to MP Prime.

He has four pairs of hands, a matrix, a gun, an energon ax, a G1 style trailer with Roller and storage for the hands, a jet backpack and a display stand so he can hover.

He's die-cast and durable.

Did I miss anything? This price is more than I'd be willing to pay though.

The Black Version, which I have, comes with 2 missile launcher guns and a couple extra heads. Still don't have the proper G1 colors version though. But I think this is a little too expensive for me at the moment.
Re: THS-02 Hybrid Style G1 Convoy seeing a re-release. (975877)
Posted by Requiem Prime on August 17th, 2009 @ 12:32pm CDT
He is pricey, but I was going to pay that much for the EZ Devastator anyway, and I was sketchy on him (until now). I'm much more interested in a die cast mini-Prime with all the trappings. I'm surprised Hybrid Style never tried their hand at a worthy Megatron counterpart.
Re: THS-02 Hybrid Style G1 Convoy seeing a re-release. (975880)
Posted by Kibble on August 17th, 2009 @ 12:35pm CDT
How much was this figure the first go around? This seems pretty spendy if it's another run considering I think you can get the original off eBay for this price or less.
Re: THS-02 Hybrid Style G1 Convoy seeing a re-release. (975887)
Posted by Naked Magnus on August 17th, 2009 @ 12:46pm CDT
Kibble wrote:How much was this figure the first go around? This seems pretty spendy if it's another run considering I think you can get the original off eBay for this price or less.


I bought one about a year and a half ago on ebay for around $60.00. It was definitely worth that price. At that time it had been release for quite a while and, if memory serves, they sold for about $50.00 when they were first released.

Right now they are going for about $100 or more on ebay.

I speculate it costs more now because of inflation and/or they are manufacturing a smaller number of them compared to the initial production run.
Re: THS-02 Hybrid Style G1 Convoy seeing a re-release. (975888)
Posted by Convotron on August 17th, 2009 @ 12:47pm CDT
skywarp-2 wrote:Why would anyone buy this figure? I mean yeah it is pretty cool.. but there are some serious flaws in it.. it has a huge bunch of gaps, and such in the waist and crotch area.. and in altmode, it looks horrible..

so why would anyone buy it when a great and suitable KO of the MP version is coming out from Igear??

Not to berate anyone elses choice to buy this, but I'm gonna pass and get the Mini MP KO that is coming out..


I think the type of person who would buy this is first of all an Optimus Prime/Convoy fan who gets most things Optimus. Secondly, the sheer detail for how small this figure is. Have you seen it in someone's hands? The flaws are largely due to scale. Sure the alt mode isn't pretty but it's a highly detailed collector's item that is a great desk display.

Edit: Here's a size comparison photo of Pepsi Prime, Hybrid, and MP.

Image
Re: THS-02 Hybrid Style G1 Convoy seeing a re-release. (975900)
Posted by rpetras on August 17th, 2009 @ 1:15pm CDT
Good for those who need him, but bad for me.

I have this Prime (and his black redeco), but I still need the THS-01 Galaxy/Cybertron Convoy.

Shuckie-darns!!!!
Re: THS-02 Hybrid Style G1 Convoy seeing a re-release. (975905)
Posted by Mykltron on August 17th, 2009 @ 1:23pm CDT
Mykltron wrote:
skywarp-2 wrote:Why would anyone buy this figure? I mean yeah it is pretty cool.. but there are some serious flaws in it.. it has a huge bunch of gaps, and such in the waist and crotch area.. and in altmode, it looks horrible..

so why would anyone buy it when a great and suitable KO of the MP version is coming out from Igear??


It looks better in reality. The alt mode looks pretty good.

It's the second most pose-able TF, second only to HABB. Who else can bend forward at the waist? His pose-ability is far superior to MP Prime.

He has four pairs of hands, a matrix, a gun, an energon ax, a G1 style trailer with Roller and storage for the hands, a jet backpack and a display stand so he can hover.

He's die-cast and durable.

Did I miss anything? This price is more than I'd be willing to pay though.


Yes I did miss something. He has rubber tyres!

I paid £56 for him less than a year ago.
Re: THS-02 Hybrid Style G1 Convoy seeing a re-release. (975999)
Posted by Lapse Of Reason on August 17th, 2009 @ 3:33pm CDT
It figures that less than a week after receiving this from an eBay purchase that a re-release is announced. Fortunately I paid $75 for it shipped, so it works out to be the same.

Last year I bought G1 Omega Supreme and Sky Lynx. A few weeks later they were announced for Encore reissues. These were reissues I NEVER thought would happen too.

I buy Trailbreaker and Ratbat then they announce a reissue shortly after.

I swear, this has happened to me so many times!

Does anyone out there have a figure they want reissued? All I need to do is buy one and it will probably happen! #-o
Re: THS-02 Hybrid Style G1 Convoy seeing a re-release. (976019)
Posted by tom brokaw on August 17th, 2009 @ 4:03pm CDT
i got mine for $59 shipped of ebay a few years back.... really great figure, i recommend it to any TF fan. imo, its kinda like a mini mp prime

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