Best G1 Optimus Prime Reissue

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  1. lazerface

    lazerface Well-Known Member

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    Which G1 original Optimus Prime is best?

    I want something as close as possible to the original, color and quality wise. I heard the U.S. version has altered smoke stacks, so I guess that leaves the debate between these two:

    TFC
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    Encore
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    What are my options for a Powermaster Optimus Prime ressiue? How does it compare to the original?
     
  2. sci70716

    sci70716 Well-Known Member

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    Get the new yr prime released in 2000. It comes with the Action Master, Mouse Pad, Matrix etc...

    I dun have a prob like you trying fig out what to buy...I just buy all G1 Prime reissue ; P
     
  3. Ruination04

    Ruination04 8 Years Old Since 1984!

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    I would go for Encore just for the box, but that TFC #0 looks sweet!!
     
  4. [Wing_Saber-X]

    [Wing_Saber-X] Fortress Maximus!

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    TFC # 0 Convoy for me, no question!
     
  5. FatalT 71

    FatalT 71 Mr. JazzHunter

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    TFC #0 is awesome, but pricey. I almost had one last year, but the auction got away from me...
     
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    TFC's got the axe, so I think it wins between those 2 unless you're dead set on a gray roller. At second glance, though...the Autobot stickers on the Encore's shoulders are tampographs, which is nice since the surface texture always made the stickers a pain in the ass.

    Overall, I like the one I've got the best, which is New Year's Convoy. Don't care about the mousepad, but an Action Master Prime with updated colors beats any other extras to me. Prime himself's got blue eyes, which is either a nice touch or a dealbreaker if you want toy accuracy. I think it's cool that it included both of his G1 rifle variants. Roller is blue/purple rather than silver in this one.
     
  7. TFormerfan

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    Encore IMO
     
  8. grimlock1972

    grimlock1972 "No Mas" My Wallet

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    There is a Hasbro commemorative reissue with the apex armor, its uses the Ginrai remold of PM Optimus Prime.
     
  9. Methusalen

    Methusalen Not good enough for G1!

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    There have been multiple reissues of Optimus...
    The "Gold Box" Classics UK releases
    The original 15th Anniversary figure released in 2000
    The "New Year's Special" from 2002 that has blue windows, an actionmaster Optimus, & other extras
    The Transformers Collection figure w/ the Pat Lee artwork & axe
    & the Encore release of Prime...
    ...and the previously mentioned US releases

    If you're planning on keeping the figure MISB, I'd personally go with one of the sets that you can see the figure within clearly (IE: any but the TFC Bookstyle reissue)... That way you can get *some* visual enjoyment out of the figure w/o having to handle the box...

    Though, if you're going to pull the figure out of the packaging & actually *play* with him; who cares what one it is?! Get it to enjoy it! :D 
     
  10. [Wing_Saber-X]

    [Wing_Saber-X] Fortress Maximus!

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    Speaking of which, Im still longing for the JAFCON G1 Black Convoy :( 
     
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    mrtbone81 Bringer of Devastation

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    If price is an issue, whichever you can find cheaper. But if not, then I would still go for Encore just because I love the box
     
  12. SouthtownKid

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    I agree with New Year Convoy one million percent.

    As for Powermaster Prime, pick up the Takara Reissue God Ginrai from 2002. My favorite Transformer of all-time.
     
  13. DoctorJoe

    DoctorJoe who?

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    I have one of those... Almost put it on eBay but got cold feet ......
     
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    I like the Takara Reissue. Looks dead on the first one.

    Best Regards,
     
  15. lazerface

    lazerface Well-Known Member

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    Thanks everyone!
     
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    chrisr291 Master of the Unknown

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    I'm gonna say Encore just because I HATE the way Prime's shoulder stickers look on all the other releases. That Autobot logo looks GLORIOUS on the Encore since it's a paint application.
     
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    The 0 box looks awesome. I think it was drawn by one of Pat Lee's ghost artists, probably Alex Milne.
     
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    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    This is the one I have as well. When they both came out, I was able to find mine for about $40, which was significantly cheaper than the TRU reissue :) 
     
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    Music label Prime for cartoon accurate head and colors. I combined the ML cab with the TRU trailer.
     
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    ^oh, cool! did not know that. nice little tidbit. :D 

    ^Agree that it's pretty spiffy, but the reason I skipped from getting it, it's because I don't ever/ will never have a preference for owning an Ipod. >__<
     

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