Takara Encore 09 Minibots lineup revealed

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Takara Encore 09 Minibots lineup revealed

Post by Nevermore » Sat Feb 16, 2008 9:56 pm

Bumblebee was known, but thus far we assumed the other four would be Powerglide, Warpath, Cosmos and Huffer.

Instead, Takara will release... Swerve, Outback, Tailgate and Pipes.

http://www.redmercury.co.jp/shop/detail ... 4-RED-3972
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Post by Tramp » Sat Feb 16, 2008 10:30 pm

Well, I already have the original Swerve and Pipes.

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Post by RID Scourge » Sun Feb 17, 2008 12:16 am

Been meaning to track down Pipes. Not enough to snag this set though.

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Post by Heinrad » Sun Feb 17, 2008 12:28 am

Well, I do need to get a new gun for Outback.......
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Post by Halfshell » Sun Feb 17, 2008 11:52 am

Awesome. This is a good sign. TakTomy obviously see him as a cornerstone of the line.

Next stop: Masterpiece Pipes.

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Post by Cliffjumper » Sun Feb 17, 2008 12:47 pm

****ing A! The decent Minibots get a release... Tailgate has a face, Pipes is a minor masterpiece considering the crap he came from, same goes for Outback, and Swerve... well, okay, Gears was better than Swerve, but overall it's a good choice. For a start, you're less likely to find the remoulds going for 1p on ebay.

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Post by zigzagger » Sun Feb 17, 2008 1:01 pm

I like this. It's nice to see different moulds (well, sort of different) reissued rather than the usual Starscream, etc. Granted, they're not the better of G1 figures, but gosh, they're so darn cute. The set doesn't really need Wheelie and Hubcap to make it a "proper" set, anyway. Hubcap probably would interest me more if, say, he was coloured differently, since a teeny bit more effort was put into the other moulds so as not to resemble the originals their based on. Plus...there's always the knock-off :glance:. But, yeah, these are (in my opinion) the better of the mini-bots. Slightly more elusive than to others too, which might be their charm. Nice to see them getting some attention.

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Post by Ultranitrol3d » Wed Feb 20, 2008 4:25 am

Awesome! Now if they would only reissue the Dinobots and Shockwave........

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Post by zigzagger » Wed Feb 20, 2008 4:31 am

Ultranitrol3d wrote:Awesome! Now if they would only reissue the Dinobots and Shockwave........
Well, you can get the Dinobots....produced, umm, illegitimately.

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Post by Nevermore » Tue Apr 01, 2008 4:36 pm

So...
http://www.amiami.com/shop?vgForm=Produ ... eview.html

Swerve, Huffer, Pipes and Tailgate will have painted faces, and Bumblebee will have painted fenders and taillights.
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Post by Cliffjumper » Tue Apr 01, 2008 5:00 pm

Nevermore wrote:Swerve, Huffer, Pipes and Tailgate will have painted faces, and Bumblebee will have painted fenders and taillights.
Those look really good, actually. Well, aside from Huffer's - it makes him look more like Outback IMO.

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Post by zigzagger » Tue Apr 01, 2008 6:22 pm

I already thought it was nifty that these guys were getting some love, but jinkies, those new paint apps look nice. Swerve actually has a face now, rather than a red blob and the subtle detail on Outback is so welcome. Very nice.

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Post by Cliffjumper » Tue Apr 01, 2008 6:29 pm

It's probably swung me towards buying the set, what with not owning Outback or a pukka Bumblebee (I gave Sar a keyring), as spiffy versions of Swerve and Tailgate would be nice. Can't see any differences to Pipes, but a C-10 one wouldn't hurt, especially as many of the Encore releases seem to be on ebay for reasonable prices.

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Post by Springer007 » Tue Apr 01, 2008 6:45 pm

i have to admit, the faces being painted helps each mold spectacularly. i would buy he set only for the repainted/remoulded faces myself. anywho, maybe if enough of these sell we'll see more encores :D.

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Post by Nevermore » Fri Jun 13, 2008 8:48 am

Looking for a complete Energon Sky Shadow (from Superion Maximus).
Offering: Binaltech Hound, Swindle, Ravage (Corvette), Skids.
Can buy in stores: Robot Heroes Tigatron/Inferno, Ricochet/Predaking.

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Post by zigzagger » Fri Jun 13, 2008 9:05 am

Neat retro style packaging, regardless if they weren't originally released that way.

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Post by Endless » Fri Jul 04, 2008 11:56 am

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Post by secretcode » Fri Jul 04, 2008 11:59 am

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expecting....

Post by bluetear58 » Thu Jul 10, 2008 4:28 am

they are might avilable September...:swirly:

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