Diaclone names.

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  1. Phoenix Blaze

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    What were the Diaclone names? Were some of them the current Japanese variations? Like Meister and Convoy?

    If so, why would some be kept and others changed to the newly created Hasbro ones?
     
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    There was "Battle Convoy" or some such. As I recall, most were just listed as the real vehicle they turned into.
     
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    Prime=Battle Convoy
    Magnus=Powered Convoy

    Other than that, their names were pretty much just the vehicle's name
     
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    I thought Bluestreak became Silverstreak when he went from Diaclone to Transformer?
     
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    There were many diaclones that had different colorschemes than the toys they ended up as, or were given names in the TF universe as a reference. Do you want to count those? Many were also just named for the car they turned into.
     
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    No, they were just known by their vehicle names. Battle Convoy and Powered Convoy being the only exceptions, and the only name that transferred into Transformers was Optimus being known in Japan as Convoy.

    Remember, they didn't have personalities or anything in Diaclone. They were just cars that transformed into robots piloted by actual people (or about as "people" as people get in Microman). So it would be the drivers and such who would have names, if anything.
     
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    You thought wrong.

    The name Silverstreak didnt come in to use till the TRU commemorative reissue series that was released in the early 2000/s.

    Basicly Hasbro lost the rights to useing the name Bluestreak so they went with Silverstreask.
     
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    Okay, thanks for the info.

    I wonder then, why Hasbro also decided to change some colour schemes over from Diaclone to Transformers. Wasn't Tracks black...or maybe red? And maybe the Lambo brothers different colours?
     
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    They only changed a few. Most of them stayed exactly as they were in Diaclone.

    Also, the Diaclone vehicles often came in multiple colors anyway. You can find what's what (or who's who) here: Diaclone - Transformers Wiki
     
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    Tracks had a red diaclone version, whose transformer equivalent is often referred to as Road Rage.

    Sideswipe had a black version, who is often referred to as Deep Cover, and Sunstreaker had both a red, and a "police" version. I don't recall if they were ever reused in the TF universe.
     
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    Me either, but would possibly make a cool alternate universe story line?
     
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    "Often referred to?" Those are the actual names of the eHobby exclusives, no?
     
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    That white Sunstreaker Diaclone has been listed on ebay last two weeks with an asking price is around $1,000.
    I would never pay that much money just for a white Sunstreaker when I can pay $30 for a KO yellow version and customize him my self! LOL!
    However, there are two identical yellow Sideswipes for sale, same condition, and one with an asking price of $500, and one for $200. Go figure! LOL!
     
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    Yes, the e-hobby exclusives, not the diaclone versions, which still are referred to using the e-hobby names at times. Sorry, I should have been more clear.
     
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    Ah, I gotcha.

    My memory has become so faulty in recent years, I was thinking, "were those FAN NAMES that I somehow made official in my head??" :lol 
     
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    But... that's not the same thing. Not even remotely.

    One is a genuine Diaclone figure from the early 80's.

    The other is a knock-off painted to look like the former.

    No matter how well it may be painted, it's still a knock-off figure.
     
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    But is the white Sunstreaker Diaclone really worth a grand?
     
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    It is if someone out there is willing to pay that much for it. There really aren't set values for collectibles like that.
     
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    That's what Secondary Market Value is all about. A store could somehow after almost 30 years find a case of Diaclone cars and sell them for the listed MSRP of $10... and nothing would be wrong with that.

    Someone could, after almost 30 years, be relinquishing his collection of Diaclone cars and make several hundred to a thousand per figure. And again, nothing would be wrong with that.

    The figure is ultimately only worth what people are willing to pay each other for it. If you don't like the price, he'll find someone else who does.
     
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    Where is this mythical KO Sunstreaker for $30, because I'd sure like to know...
     

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