Cybertron Galvatron variant?

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Jarodimus, Jan 26, 2006.

  1. Jarodimus

    Jarodimus the guy with that scan Veteran TFW2005 Supporter

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    Unless I missed the memo, I've discovered a Cyb Galvy variant. I picked him up today (first one I've found), and his chest and shoulder details are neon yellow instead of the gold I was expecting. Has anyone else found a Cyb version Galvatron like this?

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    And no, I don't think anyone pulled a switcheroo using GF Galvatron. The tape and twisties looked pristine.
     
  2. TJOmega

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    Whoa... that's odd. The gold looks so much better, I thought that was what made the versions stand out from each other... first I heard of a yellow one in the US.
     
  3. Tman978

    Tman978 Really CHILL!

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    Crap! now I'll have to pay attention when I can afford em
     
  4. Jarodimus

    Jarodimus the guy with that scan Veteran TFW2005 Supporter

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    Just realized I should probably let everyone know his date code: 53091.
     
  5. REDLINE

    REDLINE longer days, plz? Veteran

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    wonder how many people in the future get scammed into overpaying for Galvy when on Ebay he's said to be a loose GF limited toy and not a cybertron toy (this could end up being commonplace who knows yet)

    Andy
     
  6. Napjr

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    i think thats the GF version... the crotch looks brighter on the cybertron version
     
  7. Jarodimus

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    :peoples:  Brighter than what? It's the same color as all the other unpainted gray plastic.

    I can't find any good pics of the gold Cyb Galvy, but here is BBTS's listing. Meanwhile, here is a picture of GF Galvy from TFW's galleries. I can't see a difference in the unpainted plastic that's not explained by lighting and/or picture quality. Anybody own both and want to take a picture?

    If mine is a GF version, it was a miraculous goof at the factory. (Hasn't it been said that Takara TFs and Hasbro TFs are made and packaged at entirely different locations?) There is no way somebody pulled a switcheroo and got those twisties wound back up like that.
     
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    That is very close to, if not, the Galaxy Force version. Having both, that looks identical to the paint job on the "limited edition" version of Galvatron.

    It is possible that the people at Hasbro decided to change the US bronze to a US yellow to match the cartoon ... so here's the possibilities:

    1. this is a Galaxy Force over production item
    2. this is the new paint app done by Hasbro to match the cartoon
    3. someone switched it and returned it (not likely)
     
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    Very interesting...if this is a running change, I'm really glad I was able to snag the first, gold edition.
     
  10. Jarodimus

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    What are the differences, other than the yellow/gold issue? Can you take a pic? P-b-b-b-bleeeez? < /Roger Rabbit >

    Meanwhile, does anybody who owns Cyb Galvy still have the box? If so, what are your date codes?
     
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    The one on mine reads 52841, it's the gold-paint version
     
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    If it is indeed a running change I hope I find a gold one :( 
     
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    It's not a running change, it's just a switch-job from someone who decided they liked the gold better...

    You can tell by the log on his chest. Hasbro's is darker than that.
     
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    EDit: My comment was redundant.
     
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    That is strange. I've only seen Cyb. Galvy w/ gold. My GF Galvy has that kind of yellow.
     
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    If it's a change I better hurry up and get a gold one, that's Fugly
     
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    All the Galvatron's in the stores in my area are just like that one.
     
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    I'll be able to take pics when I get home from work today :) 
     
  19. Jarodimus

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    Argh! Double post.

    Move along. Nothing to see here.
     
  20. Jarodimus

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    *ahem*

    "That one" being the yellow one in my first post? Maybe it is a running change....
     

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