Tomenosuke get worldwide Blaster rights

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  1. userd1402

    userd1402 Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Tomenosuke have announced they have been granted a worldwide licence for the 2049 Deckard blaster, possibly just the high-end authentic version from what I read in their blog post below. This looks like good news for continued production of the good version in the future without rights issues rearing their ugly head. They also make reference to an October release so looks like another batch to queue up for...



    TOMENOSUKE BLOG POST COPIED;

    留之助ブラスターにAUTHENTIC PROP REPLICA BLADE RUNNER 2049 DECKARD BLASTERの呼称が付与され、『ブレードランナ-2049』のオフィシャル製品として全世界で(堂々と)配給できることになりました。
    a0077842_21034204.jpg Tomenosuke Blaster was granted the designation of AUTHENTIC PROP REPLICA BLADE RUNNER 2049 DECKARD BLASTER, and can now be distributed (proudly) all over the world as official product of "Blade Runner 2049".
    Licensed Tomenosuke Blaster, Hollywood Collectibles Group in USA is in charge of North America and Europe, and RedWolf in Hong Kong and Hollywood Collectors Gallery in Japan are in charge of Asia and Oceania; and we are now making preparations aiming at the release in October.
     
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  2. DarthChrisDK

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    Interesting. I wonder if it will be simply be the 2049 with different box design making it look more official.
     
  3. Schuey

    Schuey New Member

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    Can they please make an affordable version this time? Or is that too much to ask?
     
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  5. Kylo1

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    Hope so!! I would love one but I really cant justify the £1000+ price tag
     
  6. Kylash

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    SO does this mean more US availability? Possibly not restricted by Japanese gun laws anymore with the metal barrel?
     
  7. CessnaDriver

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    This.

    I am personally Tomen'd out. Having bought two at no small cost of course as we know, the second one advertised as the final word only for them to continue production with minor imperceptible tweaks with more iterations. That * me off.
    I'm looking for a game changer at this point.
     
  8. masterjedi322

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    Hoping they do another run of kits!

    Sean
     
  9. Schuey

    Schuey New Member

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    They can keep making their $1K+ replicas. Just come out with a cheaper budget line (of toys?) for the rest of us who don't want to spend that much on their high end version..
     
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  10. Funky

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    So I have to go through HCG to get one? Forget it. I'll do without or find another source!
     
  11. userd1402

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    The way I read it their licence is just for high-end screen accurate replicas. I don't think Tomenosuke will be doing cheaper 'toy' versions like Rubies do with Star Wars. Someone else will have to fill that niche like Takagi are with their PKD water blasters..
     
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  14. Win7ermute

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    The metal kits (unassembled) were $550 US shipped for the 2049 version last go around. I think like 575 shipped to Europe. So that's like 400 pounds sterling ?
     
  15. userd1402

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  17. DashawRendar

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    So does this mean we will more than likely see another run of blasters from them? If so, how long do you think before we see it? I missed the run this last go around, so I'm really hoping for another run.
     
  18. Win7ermute

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    I think the going opinion is they will continue to find reasons to do runs as long as there is demand.
     
  19. DashawRendar

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    Glad to hear it! Do you know how long they usually take between runs?
     
  20. Sean

    Sean Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    With the movie coming out. I would think they would hop on the band wagon and produce a move series gun. and ride that wave till the end. but there selling techniques escape my primitive thinking.... :lol


    Small edit. I guess the 2049 was the move version....
     
  21. DashawRendar

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    So I have a chance to get a Tomenosuke Pro Retail version for $1,200 (the one with the green and brown art box with foam inside). From my understanding it is the one that was released right before the newest 2049 version? Is this a "good" deal or should I take my chances and wait for a new release? Still in very early stages of researching here, and am a bit overwhelmed. There are so many versions, it's tough to tell what is most accurate, etc.
     
  22. Buch

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    How many threads did you post the same question in?
     
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  23. Funky

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    :lol:lol:lol
    I was going to ask the same thing!
     
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  24. Nth

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    If this is going to be a newer version than the current 2049, I am likely going to buy it out of compulsion since I already bought the Hollywood Collectibles Pro and only have two payments left to go on the Hollywood Collectibles Tomenosuke 2049 model.
     
  25. cratercritter

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    The Pro and the 2049 blasters are very similar in finish and appearance. Just the box packaging different. Wonder if the next Tomenosuke will be different to the past recent releases. The packaging will most likely be updated and different.
     
  26. userd1402

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    I saw an ebay seller taking payments for a Tomen PKD issue pre-order for a November release. Maybe they know something we don't. Yet.
    It would make sense, from a business perspective, to do another run immediately following the film release.
     
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  27. darthwhitey

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    What were these retail? $900-1000?

    Paying a $200 premium doesn't seem too bad. I thought I heard they were going for $1500-2000 on eBay for awhile?

    I guess it will all depend on how many NEW versions they release in the future.

     
  28. DashawRendar

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    Yes, I believe these were $900 retail. After I expressed interest, the seller raised his price to $1,300, so I'm just waiting for the next run of these, which I'm told is happening soon.

     
  29. Win7ermute

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    $900 from HCG, so you are already paying their premium at that price. I think it was like $700 straight from Japan. I bought the kit at $550.

    - meant to quote darth there.
     
  30. DashawRendar

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    Oh wow, do you know if it is possible to buy directly from Japan in the U.S. instead of going through HCG? I'd love to save that extra 200.00 if I can.

     
  31. cratercritter

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  32. DashawRendar

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    Thanks for passing this along! It's a little tricky as I don't speak Japanese haha. What sites do you recommend I keep checking so I don't miss the HCG preorder for the next run of blasters?

     
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  34. DashawRendar

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    Thank you! I just signed up :) Any word on when to expect these? I've heard October sometime.

     
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  37. userd1402

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    Pre-ordered! Thanks for letting us know they were listed.
     
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  38. Kylo1

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    Pre ordered also...Cant wait!!!

    Hi User140 - do you reckon there will there be any issues with shipping to the UK?
     
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  39. userd1402

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    I know some members have had issues and I can only speak from personal experience but I have never had any problems receiving pistol replicas from overseas myself.
     
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  40. Kylo1

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    All fingers and toes crossed then!!
     
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  41. fightercaptured

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    Pre-ordered. Thanks for this heads up!


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  42. Nth

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    If there are any left when I get home from work I wil pre-order one as well.
     
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  43. 420blackadder

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    Also made the Pre-order. Thanks for opening this thread and letting us all know about the new batch.

    EDIT: I think you will be able to order it.
     
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  45. RexKramer

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    Just pre ordered with 4 month payment plan from HCG.

    That's a little easier on my wallet lol.

    I'm in Westchester, NY. I shouldn't have an issue getting it.
     
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  46. DashawRendar

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    I pre-ordered as well! Thanks for the heads up!

     
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  47. Win7ermute

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    Actually HCG is holding the same price they had for the 2049 model, so I'm guessing Tomenosuke held theirs for now anyway.
     
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  49. Sam Lowry

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    Is this new 2049 version the same that has been offered previously? And how does this one differ from a "Pro" version? Getting confused with all the different releases. I think I may be finally able to pull the trigger on a Tomenosuke but I'd like to get whichever version most closely resembles what was on screen in the original 1982 film.
     
  50. Incept Date

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    Well I just bought one early this morning on the payment plan and wouldn't you know that a couple of people are selling there older ones on the bay. One Tomenosuke $200 cheaper than HCG and free shipping and some other blaster that's not a Tomenosuke for $450.
    Can't cancel my order now since a non refundable $100fee.
    Didn't even occur to me to check bay beforehand. :facepalm
     

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