Best way to get a G1 Optimus Prime Equivalent??

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  1. Bluestreak76

    Bluestreak76 Well-Known Member

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    I been wanting a G1 prime mold for along time now but I hadnt gotten around to getting one and alot of folks are right, the 25th Anniv isnt worth the price.

    Whats the best way to get one? Is this Reissue Takara Encore Prime I see on Ebay exactly like the G1? It looks like it and the price isnt too bad?
     
  2. adam-x

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    Imo its almost identical. Its a great g1 figure for the price and it will be new unlike most original g1's that will be in a bit more beat condition.
    If you want one fast walmart does have that new 25th anv prime out but its a bit spendy.
     
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    taterx Lurkin since Transfandom

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    Short stacks on that. Look for the Takara Transformers Collection 001 book style.

    Or me I have the G2 Prime. Black trailer talkin bout "I am Optimus Prime" is the shit.
     
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    isnt the encore around the same price as the 25th anni in the US? but still i feel the encore is better, so if u can find an encore, get it...i dont like the pink chest piece on the 25th ann one
     
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    taterx Lurkin since Transfandom

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    No Encore, I promise short stack ruins it.
     
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    WTF does short stacks mean? Isnt it identicle to the G1?
     
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    taterx Lurkin since Transfandom

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    The smoke stacks on his arms, the new safety law dictates that the part that ordinarily protrudes above his shoulder must be reduced to shoulder height. It looks much better when it sticks up that little bit that it did on the original.
     
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    Orion_Prime48 Super Sentai Purist

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    no short stacks mean the smokestacks at the rear of the cab were shortened for US releases due to safety issues :redface2:  the Takara version has the normal long stacks
     
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    are u sure? i thought its a reissue..as in, pretty much identical to the original G1? i thought only hasbro does short smokestacks
     
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    taterx Lurkin since Transfandom

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    U might be right I will look.
     
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    taterx Lurkin since Transfandom

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    Fme it has the right stacks. My BAD!
     
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    bouncing boy77 Syntax Error

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    get encore prime, i think he might still be cheaper than 25th prime thats out right now, plus you get long smokestacks like the g1 version, plus silver roller!
     
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    Roller was silver in the Show wasnt he? and the Encore does have the silver roller?
     
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    taterx Lurkin since Transfandom

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    Your right. BBTS has it $75 and it has long stacks. Now to find a better price. Otherwise get it as opposed to the funny colored 25th, I looked at it the other day and passed because the trailer is to light a shade of gray.
     
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    I think the BBTS price is looking good.
     
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    Bluestreak76 Well-Known Member

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    G1 Prime is one of my Bane's. I always wanted him as a kid but my parents refused to pay the then steep price of $40 for him. I think I asked for him for christmas 2 years in a row and no dice ; ; ... so hes one I have always wanted even today. I think I will look at BBTS. Ebay is just weird. I dont get the practice of offering a toy for $49.99 buy it now with S&H of $30-$50....thats just crooked.
     

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