Diaclone (?) that looks like Blitzwing

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  1. lobsterclaw

    lobsterclaw Well-Known Member

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    I bought this about 20 years ago in China. (The pic is hosted at imageshack) It was sold alongside TF's but I knew it's not officially part of the G1 toyline.

    [img=http://img10.imageshack.us/img10/333/69662166.th.jpg]

    I never realize that its mold was so similar to Blitzwing's until I saw BW's pic on the net a few days ago. That got me interested in finding out more about my toy and I dug it out of my closet. It says "triple changer" on the wing. I think it's a diaclone. Right?

    I don't have the box or the accessories anymore, but the toy came with a rifle and a sword just like BW. The difference, besides the colors, is that my toy transforms into a jet and some sort of construction vehicle (instead of a tank).

    Does anyone have any info on my old toy?
     
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    NemesisBruticus Banned

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    I think its the blitzwing repaint Ehobby Overcharge
     
  3. Napjr

    Napjr <b><font color=gold>Mr. Internet</font><br><font c Veteran

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    im pretty sure its a KO of the Diaclone Blitzwing. The real deal should say Diaclone on the wings, plus should have all the Takara markings somewhereAnd as NemesisBruticus said, Ehobby sold some years ago a Blitzwing reissue repaint in the original Diaclone color scheme
     
  4. T-Logicon

    T-Logicon assembles the drones

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    do you have any more pics? I'd like to see all 3 modes-especially if one is a construction vehicle. I remember reading somewhere that the versions that have "triple changer" on the wings were KOs. I have the ehobby re-color and yours looks like mine does. more pics please.
     
  5. Blitzwing256

    Blitzwing256 Triple changer

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    a good way to tell if its the early bootleg is if the missle launcher holes are filled in.
     
  6. lobsterclaw

    lobsterclaw Well-Known Member

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    Upon closer inspection, it does say "diaclone" on the other side of the wings. Here are a couple more pics.

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    There used to be a "scooper" sort of piece that swings to the front of the land vehicle mode (it would be in the position covering the robot head in the 2nd pic) and to the back of the jet mode but it broke off. Now the construction vehicle mode doesn't look like much of anything.

    Could this be some sort of Asia-only Japanese release?

    Thanks
     
  7. Orion_Prime48

    Orion_Prime48 Super Sentai Purist

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    wow that is a wierd Blitzwing dont think ive ever seen one like that before
     
  8. T-Logicon

    T-Logicon assembles the drones

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    yes that is very weird. I'm gonna go out on a limb say I think its a KO.
     
  9. Gadep

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    KO maximus!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  10. unicronsupreme

    unicronsupreme supremest of unicrons

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    The Blitzwing mold is a jet and a tank. Where are you getting this construction vehicle thing from?
     
  11. Orion_Prime48

    Orion_Prime48 Super Sentai Purist

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    hes getting it from the 2nd pic of his last post it doesnt have a tank connector and instead has all those raised bits
     
  12. convoymagnus

    convoymagnus Yeshua Is Mashiach.

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    I do not remember now where I have seen this before, but that is definitely the one of the early diaclone bootlegs that were produced based in the triple change type. the company that used to change the molds from takara figures and then make unique new figures was four star, man if i could just remember where i saw this!!!
     
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    Seeing as the tank mode is all kinds of wrong...I'm casting my vote for KO.
     

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