ever seen a blue Barrage?

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  1. NotFastEnuff

    NotFastEnuff I'm a smartass...

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    Hi guys. I was going thru my collection. I was letting my kids play with my junk/knock off/ whatever box. My oldest was looking at a toy that came from a buddies childhood collection. Never paid it much attention. There was some weird random stuff in there. There's a blue Barrage in it. Thought it was a knockoff. Got to looking. Under his "wing" is a trademark. It says "Select made in Japan." I'm not used to a knockoff with a copyright.

    Anyone familiar with this? I'll get a pick up shortly. Thanks.
     
  2. Soundblaster1

    Soundblaster1 The Heisenberg of Toys

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    Barrage and the deluxe Insecticons were Takatoku's doing before they were bought out.

    Or something along those lines. Barrage wasn't Hasbro's mold to begin with, kinda like Omega Supreme, Sky Lynx, Shockwave, Roadbuster, etc.
     
  3. NotFastEnuff

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    I've researched that much. I cannot find anything about "Select" though. I'd think it would say Takatoku.

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  4. Optimus Sledge

    Optimus Sledge Yar har fiddle di dee

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    http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Takatoku_Toys.
     
  5. NotFastEnuff

    NotFastEnuff I'm a smartass...

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    Thanks. I was on that page earlier, and I completely overlooked that paragraph. So, I've bot a 25 year old knockoff. lol
     
  6. Optimus Sledge

    Optimus Sledge Yar har fiddle di dee

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    Actually, it's a licensed copy. Just not a top quality one.
     
  7. Blitzwing256

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    i've a couple of those myself in my collection, amusingly i have a TON of his guns for some reason (think i got them in a huge random parts lot auction years ago)
     
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    Interesting. I've seen the blue Barrage before but never would have guessed it was licensed.
     
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    Yeah, that blue one looks like a KO indeed. I had Barrage when I was a kid ; it's got more compact proportions, i.e. better engineering.
     
  11. NotFastEnuff

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    Triformis Insecticon Fanatic TFW2005 Supporter

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    Everyone has beaten me to it, but what the hell, yep, it's the Convertor version and I've got a bunch as well. Highly inferior to the TF version in terms of quality, but, hey if you need some cheap guns, track down some of these and paint 'em. I also have the Ransack one and, actually, I've had a few people tell me over the years that these were the "original" bots and then try to jack up the price on me. lol
     
  13. Allsparky

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    Yep, got me one of those too. Along with the Roadbuster, Whirl, and Scorpion look-a-likes.
     

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