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Friday, February 24, 2012


Hello folks! just a quickie update to say how pleased I am to be excited for the continuation of Takaratomy's Generation One homage sub line that is the Transformers: Encore series.

These next short days (to those living in Asia-Pacific region) will see the final distribution and release of two 'Cassette-trons', aka Encore #21 Soundblaster and Encore #22 Twincast. They come with  Great homages to the original releases, and they fixed the faces of the toys to fit their anime during the Headmasters continuity appearance! The pictures of the newly and soon to be released reissues are liked and credited to 

Text linked / credited to user Powered Convoy from the Allspark forum: 

The latest Encore figures Soundblaster with Enemy and Wing Thing and Twincast with Nighstalker and Stripes!  These highly anticipated reissues feature modified versions of the the original Soundblaster (now with an all silver face plate, red eyes, and tampographed insignia symbol) and Twincast (with a yellow face, blue eyes, smooth tape deck, and tampographed insignia symbol) as well as new Cassettrons based on very obscure Cassettron related characters!  First up is Enemy, a red and dark blue redeco of Frenzy based on the old Transformer Radio and Voice Changer.  Next is Wing Thing, Action Master Soundwave's animal partner, who is presented as a black and orange redeco of Rat Bat.  On the side of the Autobots is Nightstalker, a black redeco of Steeljaw with Ravage's weapons, who was once partners with Ravage in a UK story.  Last but not least is Stripes, a orange and gray tiger redeco of Ravage with Steeljaw's weapons, who was presented in one of the original Transformers:  The Movie scripts.

Stripes: Blaster's preliminary Autobot cassette (which was) supposed to be part of the draft script in the 1986 Transformers animated movie. Idea was scrapped and he was (thankfully) eventually replaced by Ramhorn or Steeljaw.

-Nightstalker: a character in a Marvel UK exclusive text story. 'State Games' 

-Enemy: Homage to the Original Micorchange MC-01 version of Rumble/Frenzy 

-Wingthing: Soundwave's Action Master partner.

Verdict: Beautiful, vintage box-art. and the contents are perfect. What more can one ask for?!! Thus, I am buying TWO of each release! 

Encore/ Twincast/ Soundblaster Copyright Takaratomy 

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