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TakaraTomy Encore Car Robots God Fire Convoy - Packaging Images For Robots In Disguise Omega Prime Reissue
RAC - Wednesday, March 21, 2018


TFormers Sponsor Robotkingdom has posted images of the packaging for Encore series God Fire Convoy! Perhaps better known to US fans as Omega Prime, the fusion of Optimus Prime and Ultra Magnus from the original 2001 Robots In Disguise cartoon, the new boxset looks pretty similar to original Car Robots packaging - click through to see!
Transformers Encore - God Fire Convoy.
Preorder. Start Shipping on 24th March 2018
US$ 229.90
30000yen

***Photos for reference only, exact product appearance is subject to manufacturer final confirmation.***


The differences between the original Optimus Prime/Fire Convoy and Ultra Magnus/God Magnus are minor, but perhaps significant to you: the vacuum-metalized parts have been replaced with metallic paint, and the Super God Sword now features translucent parts.

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We recently brought you word that TakaraTomy had issued a voluntary recall for the just-released Encore God Fire Convoy reissue, citing errors on the packaging and in the programming of the electronics. Today, Hobbylink Japan has sent word out to customers that purchased the set from them, detailing the options that they will be making available to address the current situation. In the process, they've also verified that as far as they know, no replacement items are expected from TakaraTomy, though it's unlikely anyone thought a revised production run would have been coming. Keep reading to find out what HLJ is doing for its customers.
Youtuber Yukio, who pointed out some of the defects with his version of Encore God Fire Convoy in his previous video, has decided to keep his purchase instead of returning it and took upon himself to repair the poor quality stricken reissue. You can see his instructional video below.
A new posting on TakaraTomy's website announces that the company is beginning a recall of the recently released Encore God Fire Convoy reissue, offering to take back the set and refund customers for their purchase. The stated reason comes as a bit of a surprise, as it's not to do with any of the repeatedly discussed material or assembly issues, but rather a mistake in the electronics. The company cites an error in the sound chip programming, along with an error in the printed information in the packaging as the cause for the recall. Keep reading to find out more.
Thanks to YouTuber, Yukio. Those of you pondering the purchase of the Encore God Fire Convoy. Will want to watch this video. It demonstrates and verifies defects of the Encore God Fire Convoy that have been floating around the internet. Glad I didn't jump on this one. I'll stick with my original. Watch the in Japanese language video below that shows off most of the problems with this set.
Chinese Facebook group Tfcn posted a message earlier today stating that Car Robots Encore God Fire Convoy - the God Magnus/Fire Convoy two pack (AKA Robots In Disguise 2001's Ultra Magnus and Optimus Prime, forming Omega Prime) - would be recalled due to QC issues. Later in the day, however, they responded to the original post saying that they had been incorrect and no recall would occur. Keep reading to see both messages in the original Chinese as well as (mechanically translated) English.












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