Bathing Ape (BAPE) Convoy

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  1. Starstriker

    Starstriker Well-Known Member

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    I finally got my Bathing Ape Convoy, thanks to my friend in Japan.

    This guy was hard to get. Supposedly it is exclusive to the Bathing Ape retail stores in Japan. I called the BAPE store in NYC and they had no idea what I was talking about. So no US release. I have heard that the retail locations in Japan only received 20 sets per store.

    I like tactical gear so a camouflaged G1 Convoy was a must have for me.


    There are a couple of small mold changes. The trailer hitch post has a 5mm hole in it. Not sure if this is found in more recent Primes like Encore but this is the first I have seen this mold change.

    If you look at the pictures fo the chrome, they are actually a darker chrome, almost gunmetal.

    One nice touch is the paint on the cab window/chest. It is a flat matte green which gives it a more tactical subdued look.

    The trailer has tampoed camo all over. If you look carefully you can see deformed BAPE logos.


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  2. TrueNomadSkies

    TrueNomadSkies Airachnid's ratservant

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    ...first!


    But yeah, I never even knew this existed until now, but I love the trailer decals, I've always been a fan of cammo stuff, and the colours work surprising well (especially now that the truck itself is dated).
     
  3. megatroptimus

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    Dammit. A remold! My worst nightmare.
     
  4. blue death

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    Damn that thing looks way cooler than I ever thought it would. Very nice pics!
     
  5. turboedguy

    turboedguy minibotologist

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    Ive had this guy for a while now, but never realized the chrome was so dark. But I haven't opened mine either. With the matching box art, its just too cool looking displayed in packege.
     
  6. Matty

    Matty @StayingInTheBox Moderator News Staff

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    Idk why...but I'm glad I got this in my POL.
     
  7. Valkysas

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    I guess the hitch remold is for the DOTM Chronicle release, to use the deluxe prime's trailer.
     
  8. Snake_eyes1975

    Snake_eyes1975 Peace through Tyranny!!

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    When I heard "bathing ape" at first I totally dismissed it. Sounded too weird to me.

    I LOVED G.I.JOE as a kid prolly more than TFs, But I had a LOT of models me and my dad built. Mostly 72nd scale. I had tons of infantry. Some old model fortifications. I played with that stuff ALOT too. if I had this when I was the age optimus came out...It would be the coolest toy for me in the world. I would play with it with my 72nd scale soldiers and tanks..Army Optimus would step on a ragtag mix of cold war russians, Waffen SS, Imperial Marines...Im sure some WW1 german infantry would get destroyed too. I could put tanks inside optimus..Fold the sides down and fit like 3 or 4 tanks n jeeps in there..all getting worked on and defended by the turret....I even had some napoleonic soldiers and artillery. I can see it now..Patton says about Optimus Prime, "the greatest single battle implement ever befriended by man."

    If I had this as a kid, Optimus Prime may very well have stormed Omaha beach, Fought rommels tanks,Could have let the Duke ride his shoulders at Waterloo....The entire world would be different as we know it.

    I had Zoids...The gold figures fit perfect in alot of TFs and I Painted one like an army guy and glued him on in the driver seat of roller...

    This thing is so F'n sweet..

    THAT toy...THAT one right there....MAKES me wanna play with all that stuff SO bad.

    Its F'n ARMY OPTIMUS PRIME....And I am SOOOO F'n Jealous
     
  9. Feralstorm

    Feralstorm I ship Nick & Judy TFW2005 Supporter

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    Not for me, but it's interesting to look at.

    The ape stickers inside the trailer are cute, especially the riff on the TF:Animated logo (the western one at that)
     
  10. SydneyY

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    Very nice, I regret I didn't get one, especially now that I've seen the stickers. But I don't want to pay the current market price, so I'll just have to live without it. Thank you for sharing :) 
     
  11. ex dtw2003

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    This is one awesome deco. Love the color green, adn army camo to boot. Sweet TF.
     
  12. Satomiblood

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    That's a pretty awesome take on the classic mold.

    I almost wanna see a G1 God Ginrai splashed in BAPE camo as well. Hell, even a G1 Magnus trailer.
     
  13. Starstriker

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    You and me both
     
  14. buckizzled

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    that is sooo cool!! I am jealous of you. I want that green prime! By the way where is the regular color convoy from with blue windows? And what is that thing attached to his back??
     
  15. Starstriker

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    The G1 colored prime is a special mold used only for iPod Music Label convoy.

    If you look closely the head is modeled similar to MP Prime. Also the blue widows which you noticed.

    The backpack is from the BTS G1 Prime upgrade set. It is sideswipes jet pack that Prime uses in the cartoon.

    It comes with a chest upgrade to hold a matrix and the cartoon accurate gun. It also comes with articulated hands (which suck) and an energon axe.
     
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    Shit, I guess I didn't preorder in time :( 
     
  17. Starstriker

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    Preorder nothing. I found this sucker on Yahoo japan. Buy it now for 17,000 yen. They had more than one. So I got two. one for me and one for my friend.

    Had a friend in japan bid on it for me and ship it to me. All said and done it cost me a little less than $300.
     
  18. megatroptimus

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    Has the trailer connector been remolded too (to fit in the 5mm hole)?
     
  19. PrimusVsUnicron

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    so it is the Chronicle G1 prime
     
  20. megatroptimus

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    The cab, yes, trailer, dunno if it's the same as the G1 trailer or if the hitch part has been remolded. Anyone?
     

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