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Upcoming TakaraTomy Products? Legends LG64 Seaspray with Lione, LG65 Twin Twist, LG66 Topspin, Encore God Fire Convoy
RAC - Monday, October 02, 2017


Singapore fangroup Planet Iacon has posted to Facebook that March 2018's TakaraTomy Transformers offerings will include a surprise. In addition to the latest round of Legends Series products, TakaraTomy is also producing the first new Encore figure since 2013: God Fire Convoy! We don't know what Planet Iacon's sources are for this info, but they've been pretty good in the past. But for now, keep reading as you take these listings with a grain of salt.
Upcoming Takara Tomy TRANSFORMERS products:

- Transformers Encore Series God Fire Convoy
- LG64 Seaspray and Rione
- LG65 Target master Twin Twist
- LG66 Target Master Top Spin

Expected release in March 2018


Rione, AKA Lione, is the name for the Japanese G1 Headmaster that was released here as Titan Master Sawback.

Also, the fact that it's listed as "God Fire Convoy" means that it will be the combining pair of Robots In Disguise 2001's Optimus Prime and Ultra Magnus, AKA Fire Convoy and God Magnus!

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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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