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griffin
24th July 2008, 01:10 PM
They're a 2-pack! Those pre-ordering it would probably have known though, but I didn't even realise it.

Pics can be seen here:
http://www.actoys.net/bbs/read.php?tid-281480.html

kup
24th July 2008, 02:27 PM
I can't wait for these, specially for the missiles.

I will now be selling my Hasbro reissues if there are any takers.

MV75
24th July 2008, 02:32 PM
Oh yea, had mine preordered for a long time now. :)

How could you not know it was a twin pack Griff? :p The price gave it away at least.

Anyway, good pictures, good to see what to expect.

Giva ya $20 for skywarp Kup. :D
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kup
24th July 2008, 02:36 PM
Oh yea, had mine preordered for a long time now. :)

How could you not know it was a twin pack Griff? :p The price gave it away at least.

Anyway, good pictures, good to see what to expect.

Giva ya $20 for skywarp Kup. :D

To be fair, when I preordered mine from HLJ, I thought it was a two figure deal as in two separate boxes in a bundle offer. I was also surprised when I saw the packaging.

MV75
24th July 2008, 02:38 PM
Must have just been me then. I didn't even imagine it being a two for one deal. I just expected a twin pack. :D

EDIT: You're right on the missles too. They should be the proper ones, and not the big G2 eye busters. :D
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Pulse
24th July 2008, 02:44 PM
That packaging sure looks purty... :)

(September can't get here soon enough - I'm losing sleep over the Henkei versions of these guys... :D)

Adzma
24th July 2008, 03:22 PM
Sweet, so soon I shall have the G1 trio, MP trio and Henkei trio. Woo! :D

i_amtrunks
24th July 2008, 04:34 PM
That reminds me, I must order encore Starscream when I eventually do my RK order, that way I can finally have all 3 original seekers. Shortly thereafter I'll have all 3 original seekers in G1 and Classics!

GoktimusPrime
24th July 2008, 06:11 PM
Ooh, Thundercracker has red eyes on the box art! That's cool. I wonder if that means that Encore Thundercracker will have a red sticker for his eyes like Sunstorm? That'd be neat IMO. I'm planning on getting this set because I need to replace my G1 Skywarp, but my G1 Thundercracker is still in really good condition - but having red eyes makes getting the Thundercracker reissue more worthwhile for me. :D

Zippo
24th July 2008, 07:05 PM
Very nice. Have no room to display these guys but I had my fingers crossed that the Encore line would bring back some reissues that where released as eHobby exclusives in 2001

GoktimusPrime
24th July 2008, 10:02 PM
Well yeah, Encore Ironhide and Ratchet already set that precedent. :) It's good to see them following up with more!

Bring on Encore Trailbreaker!

Pulse
24th July 2008, 10:12 PM
Bring on Encore Trailbreaker!


Is this the reissue from '01? (http://cgi.ebay.com/Japanese-transformers-E-HOBBY-TRAILBREAKER-MISB-RARE_W0QQitemZ150271033572QQihZ005QQcategoryZ4694Q QrdZ1QQssPageNameZWD1VQQcmdZViewItemQQ_trksidZp163 8Q2em118Q2el1247)

GoktimusPrime
24th July 2008, 10:51 PM
Yeah, that's the one.

Trailbreaker was part of the "Collectors Edition" series of reissues, which were all exclusives.

Others in that series included:
+ Ironhide & Ratchet (e-Hobby exclusive); since reissued in Encore
+ Sideswipe & Red Alert (convention exclusive); later reissued as e-Hobby exclusives. Sideswipe later reissued in TFC and Red Alert in Commemorative Series (CS).
+ Skywarp & Thundercracker (convention exclusive); to be reissued in Encore
+ Dirge (specialist toy store exclusive); since reissued in CS.
+ Ramjet & Thrust (convention exclusive); never been reissued since
+ Inferno & Grapple (convention exclusive); Inferno since reissued in TFC and Grapple in CS (sans chrome on hook :()
+ Trailbreaker & Hoist (convention exclusive); Hoist since reissued in CS and Trailbreaker has never been reissued since.

The Collection Edition 2-sets all originally sold for 6000JPY each. Dirge sold for 3200JPY. But yeah... Trailbreaker, Ramjet and Thrust are the only Collection Edition reissues that have never since been reissued again.

kup
24th July 2008, 11:01 PM
damn it, My Trailbreaker lacks the radar thingy also common with Hoist :(

If they reissue him I will get him.

Robzy
24th July 2008, 11:02 PM
I will now be selling my Hasbro reissues if there are any takers.I think EVERYONE will be doing this! :p

Must have just been me then. I didn't even imagine it being a two for one deal. I just expected a twin pack. :DYou're not alone! ;)

Bring on Encore Trailbreaker!OH! YES! PLEASE!!! :eek: :o

TF76
24th July 2008, 11:23 PM
Cool, I so want these even though I have my old Thundercracker and a spare I bought for some parts. Looks like the junker is going on ebay...

GoktimusPrime
25th July 2008, 09:51 AM
As I've mentioned before, my G1 Thundercracker is in excellent condition. Out of all my Transformers from 1984 he's actually in the best condition... but it's missing the long missiles (only has the short missiles). But my G1 Skywarp is really quite worn and missile all missiles. So getting Encores for Skywarp and Thundercracker works out for me. :D Whenever I get reissues I tend to display the original in alt mode and the reissue in robot mode. :)

My Trailbreaker lacks the radar thingy also common with Hoist
My Trailbreaker is missing everything. :(

iceburn
25th July 2008, 10:18 AM
Cool, I so want these even though I have my old Thundercracker and a spare I bought for some parts. Looks like the junker is going on ebay...

What spares do you have for G1 TC??? I need missiles....check your PM about our trade if you want

Soundwarp
26th July 2008, 11:00 AM
So so pretty!!

MV75
28th August 2008, 05:06 PM
Sending out now. I just paid for mine. ~$74.

gamblor916
28th August 2008, 08:57 PM
Come on, where's Tetsuwan :)