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Old 2004-05-29, 09:12 PM   #41
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It seems a little outlandish that they would produce 4 variations of a figure but not make diecast figures..
What are you talking about? This is Takara, not Hasbro. They are making die-cast, and they are selling to a culture which appreciates "lucky dip" and limited release items, which is what the door versions are.

edit: Nevermind, beaten to it.
 
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Old 2004-05-30, 12:29 AM   #42
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Thought I'd post this rumor instead of starting a new thread about it:http://adctalk.com/index.php?showtopic=1965373

Wonder if its true.
 
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Old 2004-05-30, 01:42 AM   #43
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Old 2004-05-30, 03:24 PM   #44
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Old 2004-05-31, 11:18 PM   #45
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HLJ have updated their preorder page for Meister:
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Please note that Meister comes in either red or white, but these colour variants are treated as identical items by the manufacturer. As a result, we are unable to honour requests for specific colours, nor can we guarantee which colour you will receive in your order. Please order only if you are willing to accept either variant.
Hrrrm. Giving you the opportunity to chose from two versions is one thing, random "lucky draw" selections isn't.
 
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Old 2004-05-31, 11:41 PM   #46
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Cue mass loss of business.
 
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Old 2004-05-31, 11:48 PM   #47
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And I'm certain Archonia won't discriminate either... They didn't offer a choice for the original Smokescreen variations, though I didn't care back then (and got #7, which I'm pretty happy about). In this case, however, I'd pretty much prefer a white Meister. Hmm. Either I try ordering via Remy (he offered me the option a while ago), or I try "lucky draw" with Archonia and try swapping with someone who wanted a red one yet got a white one if my luck fails...
 
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Old 2004-06-01, 12:02 AM   #48
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Both'll be nice, but demand for the white is going to be far higher simply because there's already a red Alternator out there (even if I don't really like him...) Add in close resemblance to Jazz and the red is going to attract completists and casual store trade.
 
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Old 2004-06-02, 06:02 PM   #49
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Slightly better (i.e. non-deformed) pics of Meister at Archonia...
 
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Old 2004-06-05, 08:00 PM   #50
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Allspark has considerably higher resolution pics, although there appears to be something wrong with their image codec, note all those weird square boxes across the pics...
 
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Allspark has considerably higher resolution pics, although there appears to be something wrong with their image codec, note all those weird square boxes across the pics...
Looks as if the Subaru WRC 2004 model is still in its prototype stage. its definitely different but not too much different. I'm surprised that if they are going to make 4 versions (1,2,7,8) Why not just go and make all the numbers. Is it actually set in stone as to if Takara is actually making all of these versions? Including the Red Wine Meister? It'd be nice to see all of these versions make it thru Hasbro as well. But then again, if Hasbro isn't going to do Binaltech versions, or even put out the #7 car with Smokescreen, I have a feeling they won't be making all of these variations either.
 
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Old 2004-06-05, 11:23 PM   #52
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Looks as if the Subaru WRC 2004 model is still in its prototype stage.
Those are actually the same pictures HLJ posted last week, only in higher resolution.

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I'm surprised that if they are going to make 4 versions (1,2,7,8) Why not just go and make all the numbers.
Hmm, maybe because the Impreza doesn't drive around with #3, or #5 on its doors?

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Is it actually set in stone as to if Takara is actually making all of these versions?
Why should they announce it if they are not going to do it?

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Including the Red Wine Meister?
I'll explain that on my site soon. Wait a few hours until I properly transferred the Meister page into the new design.

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It'd be nice to see all of these versions make it thru Hasbro as well.
And people already complain about all the Takara variations...

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But then again, if Hasbro isn't going to do Binaltech versions, or even put out the #7 car with Smokescreen
Didn't they already announce they were going to do a running change to the #7 version in the near future?
 
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Old 2004-06-05, 11:31 PM   #53
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. I'm surprised that if they are going to make 4 versions (1,2,7,8) Why not just go and make all the numbers.
Because 1, 2, 7 & 8 are the numbers the car's used. 7 & 8 last season, 1 & 2 this season.
 
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Old 2004-06-05, 11:42 PM   #54
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Why not just go and make all the numbers.
People really haven't grasped the concept of Alternators, have they?

Incidentally, I'd guess the release of Meister the US sees will be the white one.
 
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