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PostPosted: Sun Jun 15, 2014 7:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the update Dascoyne—appreciate it.

I sent my Pre-Order request immediately after the US ordering instruction where given at hollywood-japan.jp. But now it's been a few days and I have yet to received any sort of acknowledgment of my order. I'm wondering if this means I didn't make the cut, or if they simply haven't got around to replying yet.

Anyone have any intel?

And yeah, I probably just need to relax and be patient Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 16, 2014 9:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I got my email from Mune. Kit should be ready to ship around August.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 16, 2014 11:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I got my confirmation almost immediately. It might have made a difference that I submitted my payment in full to Mune's account without waiting for a reply.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 16, 2014 2:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can someone post or PM me Mune's PayPal info

thanks
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 17, 2014 12:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello,

After reading what the Retailer edition will be on their site, do you think that adding this one to a Pro model (not world-con) is a good idea or the 2 blasters are actually too similar?

I am not an expert on the differences between Tomenosuke's models, so your thoughts are appreciated.

Best,

Ben
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 17, 2014 9:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I asked Mune about the receiver finish on the new version - if it was like the wor-con or like the first pro. He said "Neither one. More like Police version." Does anyone know much about the police version finish? From a quick Google search it seems more uniformly matte but I'm not entirely certain.

Borrowing someone else's reference photo - the police version is on top:



I don't think it'll be the policed version per se but merely the finish.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 18, 2014 2:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

HCG just sent an email for orders.

http://www.hollywood-collectibles.com/tomenosuke/

I'm on board for this but I'll probably be selling off some older blasters to cover costs.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 18, 2014 5:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't have any inside info on the finish of the Retailer edition, but I would be surprised if it was like the Police version. The Tomenosuke Police edition is all matte black, that is correct. The Police props in the film were a black resin casting of Deckard's pistol I think (actually a casting taken before the gun was modified for Harrison Ford by cutting a pinky notch in the grip).
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 18, 2014 5:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

CessnaDriver wrote:
HCG just sent an email for orders.

http://www.hollywood-collectibles.com/tomenosuke/

I'm on board for this but I'll probably be selling off some older blasters to cover costs.
And I noticed they posted a picture of the $3000-$7000 limited hand-built and hand-finished Tomenosuke pistols. It's a little misleading.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 18, 2014 5:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

phase pistol wrote:
I don't have any inside info on the finish of the Retailer edition, but I would be surprised if it was like the Police version. The Tomenosuke Police edition is all matte black, that is correct. The Police props in the film were a black resin casting of Deckard's pistol I think (actually a casting taken before the gun was modified for Harrison Ford by cutting a pinky notch in the grip).

It's what Mune told me.
It may be that he was just referring to the matte finish of the Steyr receiver which was the focus of my question. But he did state that it was closer to the police than both the wor-con and "as issued" blaster. So it kinda sounds like a "clean" wor-con.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 18, 2014 8:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Clean worldcon would be great in my opinion, but I believe the receiver was actually shiny metal originally. "As delivered to the set in 1981" would be the sweet spot.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 18, 2014 9:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nothing would please me more than if it had a shiny receiver.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 19, 2014 9:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey Scene118. The changes in the finer details of the Tom-PRO that are incorporated in this retailer version are pretty well listed on the various websites. We just don't have a final description or photo of the proposed product... kept in the dark about the final look at the moment since maybe it is not finalised by the Tom-PRO designers.
It's up to you if you would be happy to buy one of these new retailer versions. Obviously any Tom-PRO that is released will always look similar to the ones before it. It is just in the finer details and finish, which comes down to your decision as to whether you like it or not.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 19, 2014 9:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A blued shiny-look receiver with blued shiny barrel and triggers, trigger guard would be nice. But that would be expensive and so it appears as though the final product will likely be a matt finish similar to the WOR-CON version of the Tom-PRO...just with a more orange/amber grip. And of course all the other detailed changes to the finer details.
Yes... I agree, the HCG website is somewhat misleading (even though they have their disclaimer stating that it is not the final product on show). They currently show the very cool looking highly polished blued versions....nice indeed but not likely what will be the final product. Another small run of hand built and finished blued/expensive versions may be up for grabs later I guess. Cool
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 24, 2014 11:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Saw this one in person behind glass at HCG booth. Some pics from my friends phonecam from comicon...
Very flat black finish on this one. Even the trigger guard???





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PostPosted: Fri Jul 25, 2014 3:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the picture. That looks like the new Tom-PRO retailer version.
Mune of Hollywood-Japan said to me in email a few weeks ago that the upcoming Tom-PRO will have a matt black finish.

I like it....plus the matt black can be weathered or edge weathered more easily if one wants to later.

Cool
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 25, 2014 11:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, Tomenosuke blog just posted a bunch of photos.

http://tenshu53.exblog.jp/20033857/



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 25, 2014 11:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for posting pics. New blaster looks awesome. Not a fan of the flatfish black finish on the parts though. Prefer the original shinier finish.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 25, 2014 4:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

To my eyes, the finish on the receiver, triggers, and guard looks identical to that of the World Con model. If that's the case, I must say this finish looks better in person. The finish on the World Con model looks very different depending on lighting conditions, ranging anywhere from quite dark to very light silver, which I like because the receiver in the movie seems to vary a lot from one scene to another. My only wish is that it was more "satin-y" than matte.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 2014 8:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

TFS the pics with us (and thank you to your friend also ).
Very nice finish on that one also. To tell you the truth, I like all the finishes and different variations you can obtain with that weapon (grips, blueing, chrome, etc).
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