Copyright stamps...? G1 Dinobots...help needed

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by Kenny278, Mar 13, 2008.

  1. Kenny278

    Kenny278 Fort Max fan

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    Finally getting some of the ebay wins delivered...

    Won a set of 4 dino's ... and .. well I think one or more are possibly knockoff, the guy was selling a load of G1 things - couldn't see any knockoffs so no reason to suspect so..

    I was checking them over and want to see if they are the real deal - I know some people like KO's but I prefer the vintage originals in my collection - saving the KO's for things I would a) never get at a decent price or b) never get at all lol

    Anyway.. I ramble as usual

    Grimlock... left robot leg has hasbro 1984 on it... genuine / KO? right leg blank square - which my other one does not have - has japanese writing takara co. ltd. macau 1984

    Sludge - on his back has .. Hasbro 1984 (then japanese text) then takara co.ltd 1984 - Suspect this is real deal - genuine / KO?

    Slag - left thigh - (japanese text) takara.co ltd. 1980 . 1984 japan hasbro 1980 1984 geniune / KO?

    Snarl - right inner thigh hasbro 1980 1984 takara .co.ltd made in china genuine / ko?


    Snarl is a KO - the made in china - plus the condition is perfect chrome etc... though it "feels" the same as the others..
    Grimlock I think is real - compaired to my other one
    Slag - I think is also real - condition refects the age it should be
    Sludge - again condition for the age

    So if anyone can grab their G1 dino's and let me know if they match yours..

    Cheers
     
  2. Kenny278

    Kenny278 Fort Max fan

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    oh and I guess there is a high chance snarl is a gen 2.... looking at a variations site..
     
  3. Basketball Jones

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    I don't believe there is a KO Snarl- Grimlock, Slag, and Sludge were released.
     
  4. Kenny278

    Kenny278 Fort Max fan

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    hmm

    after looking on some sites I think its a gen 2 snarl - which explains the condition...

    Grimlock missing the Takara stamp ... gen2 maybe?

    Think the other two are gen 1's though...
     
  5. blahduh

    blahduh Well-Known Member

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    All gen2 dinobots are "made in china", g1 dinobots should have either "made in japan" or "made in Macau". The licensed chinese version usually have a blank square instead.
     

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