Fiah! Transformers Encore God Fire Convoy has officially landed, and this is a set I’ve been waiting for eagerly since they day it was announced. For those that may not know, I am a huge Car Robots fan, it was the first series that started fresh after I returned to collecting. Originally out in Japan during 2000 and the US in 2001 as Robots In Disguise, Car Robots was the return of Transformers to vehicle form after it’s Beast era run in the 90s. New versions of Optimus Prime and Ultra Magnus in their own self-contained story coupled up with new Autobots to battle a collection of Beasts and Decepticons (slightly different telling of story in Japan, but you get the point). While the show may not have been the best, the toys were aces and still hold their own even by today’s standards. The ones that exemplify that are these two – Optimus Prime and Ultra Magnus. They are large, complicated leader class toys that combined together. Optimus even had a armored up mode and mini base by himself in addition to the Omega Prime combination. 18 years on and nothing has really been attempted or matched it in complexity at this scale.
So today we are taking a look at Takara-Tomy’s Encore release. This is not an exact reissue, there are changes on both figures, mostly in color. We’ll go over that and some QC issues after the break, courtesy of TFSource!
You can check over 200 images of the full set in our gallery system below! We will add this to RIDForever.info soon!