It was bound to happen someday: the collector club got their grubby mits on some classic Generation 1 transformer molds. I never would’ve guessed that it would take teaming up with E-hobby to make such a thing become reality. We finally got a glimpse of the finished figures today and they look pretty awesome, if not completely wacky. What’s up Slugfest mold!? Where ya been, man??
I for one am excited for this set, mostly for the Soundwave half, but a giant black Blaster is kind of cool too. Maybe this makes up for all the hate that SG Soundwave received from this year’s Botcon set? No? Well, you a-holes are never satisfied so suck it.
The big question here is what’s the price going to be? Consider the facts:
- This set is an exclusive set expected to be availble in the USA and Japan (so there’s going to be a large number of them made)
- It is a rather large set that includes two large G1 figures and 4 cassetticons
- Encore Twincast and Soundblaster were each released somewhere around the $65 pricepoint
- It’s being release by the Transformer Collector Club (so tack on about 25% more cost there for whatever reason)
I estimate the price of this set to be between $175-$225 + shipping. So it’s gonnnnnna cost ya! But man, bring on the Shattered Glass G1 Optimus Prime!!!!!