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Next up in the popular encore reissue series: Twincast! One of the most sought after G1 vintage Japanese exclusives, Soundblaster will include two all new tape characters: Stripes and Nighstalker! The original piece used to command a huge premium on the secondary market, but you can now own the reissue/encore series version now for a fraction of the original vintage piece price!
"A perfect coupling to Encore 21!"
I'll be honest, I bought Twincast for his cassettes and boy howdy, I'm glad I did! TWO NEW AUTOBOT CASSETTES?? AWESOME! Stripes is brilliantly colored in Orange with black tiger stripes and features gold plated winged cannons. He is a striking little addition to any cassette fan's collection. Night Stalker, who according to the fiction - was originally Ravage's partner before the war, so he sports very similar, and I mean VERY similar coloring to Ravage, which is awesome because he uses Steeljaw's mold...and he's an AUTOBOT! Awesome.
As for Twincast, well, he's exactly what you'd expect from the Encore line. A perfect representation of his original, and super pricy mold from Japan. His white and blue stand out great compared to Blaster's more muted yellow and red. If you picked up Encore 21 Soundblaster, definitely pick up Twincast and complete your set!
"A Superb Toy...With One Exception"
First the good news about this toy: As usual TFsource's packaging was insanely great. The outer box of mine looked like it had been through a rugby match, but I could not find any damage to Twincast's box. The color choices and paint are truly amazing. Nightstalker and Stripes look especially striking.
The bad news about this toy, and it pains me to have to say this: my Nightstalker has an extremely loose front shoulder. This does not affect my ability to display him, but I do not dare transform him too many times. I hope mine is the exception to the rule.
"Its worth it."
I did my best to resist ANOTHER reissue of Twincast, but I finally broke down because of the cassettes. The two reissue cassettes alone are worth the price of admission ... they are that cool. The actual twincast bot falls short in my opinion but does have a neat head sculpt with the new colors. There are no decals which is a step down since everything has been lasered on. I wish I wasn't such a sucker for repaints of the cassettes, but they pulled me in and did not disappoint.
Excellent re-issue of twincast a must have for any G-1 fan
you can't beat the packaging of TFSource so be sure to buy it here!
A mint box generally has no noticeable flaws. This doesn't mean it is a C10 box, but that it doesn't have any significant damage to the box. It still may have wear to the window, and a small amount of wear to the box that is noticeable upon close inspection.
A C9 box is still considered very displayable and may have a kink, ding, minor fray to an edge, etc. The box is still case fresh and unopened with factory sealed tape on both sides.
By selecting this option, TFsource allows you to continue to add either instock or preorder items to your stack, as well as change how your orders ship out, which can save you on shipping!