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Old 2005-10-25, 05:58 PM   #1
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I KNOW THIS WILL PROBABLY BE VIEWED AS AN UNORIGINAL GRIPE,BUT WHY THE HELL DOESN'T TAKARA CONTINUE WITH THE KILLER CONCEPT OF REFORMATING G1 FIGURES LIKE RM STARSCREAM AND BRING THEM OUT AS A NEW TOYLINE??!
 
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Old 2005-10-25, 06:28 PM   #2
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Try the Toys/Merch forum. At a guess, mediocre sales. Takara usually continue with stuff that makes them money.

OH, AND LAY OFF THE CAPS SHOUTING.
 
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Old 2005-10-25, 06:59 PM   #3
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It seems like Robot Masters wasn't exactly a success. Especially since the Convoy and Starscream molds appear to be not really that stellar.

Plus, with the Takara/Tomy merger currently still in the works, I don't see Takara coming up with an innovative "Neo-G1" line anytime soon. At least not by themselves.
 

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Old 2005-10-25, 07:07 PM   #4
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Yeah, there's that Neo-'G1' line Hasbro have lined up for the pre-Movie months. Not holding out great hopes for it, personally.

RM Convoy's actually my favourite Prime toy—poseable, not gigantic. The only flaw is the plastic quality.
 
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Old 2005-10-25, 08:23 PM   #5
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umm.....neo G1 line??Someone please enlighten me...
 
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Old 2005-10-25, 08:36 PM   #6
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Announced at BotCon.

http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/thread82737.html
 
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Old 2005-10-26, 08:37 PM   #7
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How bad is the plastic quality on the Robot Masters line? Is it all the figures or just some because I'm about to buy Skywarp and Thundercracker molds.
 

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Old 2005-10-26, 08:43 PM   #8
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How bad is the plastic quality on the Robot Masters line? Is it all the figures or just some because I'm about to buy Skywarp and Thundercracker molds.
from all the new molds of RM I own (almost all, except a few recolors) I have not had any problems with plastic, nor did I have other problems
 


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Old 2005-10-26, 08:57 PM   #9
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No stress marks on the Convoy shoulders? No struggle to get the fists switched? I don't really consider myself heavy-handed, and other people seem to have experienced issues too...
 
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Old 2005-10-27, 07:37 AM   #10
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Hmmm, I've had no problems with any of mine, and I've barely put Convoy and Rijie down for the past year.

Now, Takara's G1 reissues, that's where you want to watch yourself. I'm still pissed at selling my original Smokey, having foolishly assumed a sealed one from 2002 would be in better condition than a loose one dating from 1985. However, I reckoned without Takara's quality control division - a guy named Taki who throws the toys against a wall. If they still fit in the bubble afterwards, they're good enough to release.
 
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Old 2005-10-28, 09:42 AM   #11
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I rather like the RM seekers, they still feel a bit fragile, but considering the toys they were working from it's a miricle they're as good as they are really.
 
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Old 2005-10-29, 04:07 PM   #12
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Sweet.
SKywarp, you're mine!!!!!!

*runs of with credit card to BBTS*
 

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