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PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2017 1:27 pm    Post subject: New details of "lower cost" Tomenosuke Blaster Reply with quote

Updating that this is for the upcoming "low cost" Blaster, not the 2049 version of the prop.

http://tenshu53.exblog.jp/23587685/

Going forward, Tomenosuke is putting a stamp indicating year of manufacture inside the grips.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2017 8:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Interesting move...makes things easy for collectors.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2017 1:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Won't this sort of remove the use for transparent grips? One cool factor about the past issues is the translucence and seeing inside the grip! Maybe this will help get that darker amber look tho.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2017 1:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I guessing these are just the mockups? Wink
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 05, 2017 1:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And here are details of the price of the "low cost" Tomenosuke 2049 Blaster.

Available from the Hollywood Collectors Gallery. Assembled $664, kit $466. Preorders March 10, available in June.

http://tenshu53.exblog.jp/23698103/
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 05, 2017 10:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Awesome news! Will US customers be able to order it on that date as well? I'm trying to create an account on the Tenshu site, but it only seems to have fields for Japanese addresses...

With previous editions of the blaster have US customers been able to pre-order direct from the Tenshu site on the day of release? Or do we have to wait until a US distributor like HCG gets some in stock?
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 06, 2017 6:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If that picture is the actual model it looks like they're going with a full matte receiver. If that's the case I'd like to see a police version or at least release "police style" grips.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 06, 2017 11:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wondering if the GREEN LEDs will work on this version as seen at Japan ComicCon? Also trying to figure out if these can be purchased from US customers.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 06, 2017 2:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, if the Weaver knob wasn't canon before, it is now:

http://tenshu53.exblog.jp/23695688/
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 06, 2017 9:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dascoyne wrote:
If that picture is the actual model it looks like they're going with a full matte receiver. If that's the case I'd like to see a police version or at least release "police style" grips.




On the box and photo of the two blasters together, the non-screen-used blaster looks exactly like the retailer version of two versions ago. If that's true it's unfortunate, as that matte finish wasn't remotely close to anything screen accurate. Confused
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 07, 2017 9:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That matt finish would be unfortunate and would have to be stripped and blued again but at least it will be cheaper and in kit form. Hoping all those other matt parts are metal too.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 07, 2017 10:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Almost 100% sure the barrel will not be metal.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 07, 2017 2:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why are these at a lower price point?
What are the main changes compared to the previous Tom-PRO issues?
More plastic?....Less detail somewhere?

Cool
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 07, 2017 2:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

From what I've been able to gather via Google translate the only differences are the packaging will be less "presentable", the dummy bullets will be made of cheaper materials, and the "fade on" effect on the LEDS has been removed (they'll just turn on to full brightness as soon as you hit the switch instead). The actual metal and plastic pieces that make up the blaster body haven't changed in any way. I think it will be essentially identical to the Retailer Pro.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 08, 2017 1:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I see. Thanks for the info. BadAtNames. Cool

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 10, 2017 10:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No problem, crater!

The question I have is whether or not HCG is really lowering the price on the 100 fully assembled version they'll be distributing. I've seen them contacting people who were on the waitlist for the HCG exclusive blaster and offering to convert their waitlist orders into pre-orders for this version of the blaster, but no mention that it will actually be cheaper in any way.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 13, 2017 10:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

HCG has posted the preorder for the Blaster 2049 assembled edition: $900

http://www.hollywood-collectibles.com/store/product.php?productid=16583

We are extremely proud to present the 2049 Movie Prop Edition of the Tomenosuke PRO Blaster.

This replica, as with the earlier Tomenosuke PRO Blaster, has been further improved and made more accurate in the following areas:

The grip color is correct and the grip frame is perfected

The grip end plate is now the correct shape.

The receiver shape is improved.

The safety area has been made accurate and the gap

between the bolt sleeve and receiver has been eliminated.

The laser has been moved closer to the receiver.

The front trigger blade shape is completely redone.

Improved switch cover shape

Offered as a fully assembled, finished replica

Complete with Dummy bullets

These detailed improvements and the screen accurate Movie Prop finish make this a must have for any collection.

We have secured just 100 pieces of this very sought after replica! Sure to sell out quickly - RESERVE YOURS NOW!



Materials: Metal and mixed media construction.

Availability: Pre-Order

Estimated Ship Date: June 2017
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 13, 2017 2:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Phase Pistol.

Is this 2049 meant to be the "lower cost" version?
OR...is the $700 lower cost version a separate sale to the $900
version announced by HCG?
Confused. Confused

EDIT: Looks like HCG (USA) are selling them at the usual price, no lower cost price. However, Hollywood-Japan website are selling them at the reduced price....in Japanese Yen..... Allowing for current conversion rate.....
HCG cost ~ US$900 plus shipping
Hollywood Japan cost 75,600 JPYen ~ US$660 plus shipping.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 14, 2017 7:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

TFS Karl
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 14, 2017 11:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't understand how they can say this upcoming 2049 blaster is improved if we just learned that the hero blaster is simply an existing Tomenosuke Pro weathered by the production?

Wouldn't that make one of the earlier Tomenosuke Pro's perfectly screen accurate (with the exception of the weathering) by definition?
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