G1 Astrotrain reissue question

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by Cornholiocon, Nov 10, 2009.

  1. Cornholiocon

    Cornholiocon Up the irons!

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2009
    Posts:
    252
    Trophy Points:
    76
    Likes:
    +1
    So I'm considering purchasing a G1 reissue Astrotrain but the ones I've seen listed online (both TRU and Takara reissues) appear to be in black and white rather than the black, grey, and purple of the original's colors.
    Are all of the G1 Astrotrain reissues now in the black and white colors?
    Thanks.
     
  2. Easterling Capt

    Easterling Capt I am Vern Schillinger

    Joined:
    Dec 14, 2004
    Posts:
    4,996
    Trophy Points:
    202
    Likes:
    +5
    Ebay:
    Yes all reissues are white. if you want the anime accurate Astrotrain then be prepaierd to pay around 300 for a MISB one, it was a ehobby exclusiv.
     
  3. Cornholiocon

    Cornholiocon Up the irons!

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2009
    Posts:
    252
    Trophy Points:
    76
    Likes:
    +1
    Wow.
    Thanks for the info; looks like I'll be getting the black and white version!
     
  4. Megatronwp38

    Megatronwp38 Nobody defeats the DEVASTATOR!

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2006
    Posts:
    7,306
    Trophy Points:
    232
    Location:
    Eastern Shore of VA
    Likes:
    +38
    Yeah, they never reissued him in the original toy colors. The E-hobby one is cartoon color accurate, not G1 toy color accurate.
     
  5. Foster

    Foster Super Mod

    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2003
    Posts:
    32,279
    News Credits:
    7
    Trophy Points:
    342
    Likes:
    +121
    The reissue is the same color as Takara's original Astrotrain. I always thought they should have recolored the US reissue in Hasbro vintage colors, even though I have a Hasbro vintage from childhood.

    Which reminds me, I have to take apart and nail polish up one of his legs. It collapses under his weight.
     
  6. Hyperoptic

    Hyperoptic G1-Junkie

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2009
    Posts:
    5,664
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    247
    Likes:
    +285
    You can buy an original complete one for about 20-30$ if you don't mind him loose
     
    Last edited: Nov 10, 2009
  7. Magnus' Mate

    Magnus' Mate Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 27, 2008
    Posts:
    2,792
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    172
    Likes:
    +47
    Listen to G1-Junkie; get a loose/complete one for way less than the reissue!
     
  8. Batman

    Batman The Dark Knight TFW2005 Supporter

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2006
    Posts:
    11,662
    News Credits:
    11
    Trophy Points:
    307
    Likes:
    +55
    Ebay:
    If you are just looking for a really good representation of the character, get the Henkei version.
     
  9. Malach Ra

    Malach Ra TFW2005 Supporter

    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2006
    Posts:
    4,172
    News Credits:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    236
    Likes:
    +6
    had a real jpn. white astro/nasa mib. damn it was nice. but that thing seems hard as hell to find, and harder to find with no yellowing.
     
  10. T-Logicon

    T-Logicon assembles the drones

    Joined:
    May 3, 2008
    Posts:
    4,463
    Trophy Points:
    167
    Likes:
    +8
    Mine is an original Hasbro version, lovingly restored. Unless I get him is exactly the right position, he will also get knee-knocked under his own weight. I like the original Hasbro version better, but the White + Black version is very cool also. I dont think you can go wrong with either, really.
     
  11. Nevermore

    Nevermore It's self-perpetuating a parahumanoidarianised!

    Joined:
    May 14, 2004
    Posts:
    15,621
    News Credits:
    308
    Trophy Points:
    337
    Location:
    Germany
    Likes:
    +2,301
    Some minor nitpicks:

    The Hasbro reissue was exclusive to Hasbro Toy Shop, not TRU (because TRU had canned the line by that point).

    The vintage Takara release was originally in Hasbro colors. The black and white version was a running change.
     
  12. PB379

    PB379 Autobot

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2009
    Posts:
    305
    Trophy Points:
    76
    Likes:
    +0
    I picked up the Reissue Astro train at K-Mart a couple of years ago ($14-00 Au from memory) and am very happy with it. While the Colours aren't cartoon acurate, I think they look more realistic.
     
  13. Rodr-Evil

    Rodr-Evil Lucifer's children TFW2005 Supporter

    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2004
    Posts:
    3,272
    Trophy Points:
    232
    Likes:
    +1
    I have an original too, I just love it!
     
  14. Jason Blue Boost

    Jason Blue Boost Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2006
    Posts:
    2,245
    News Credits:
    14
    Trophy Points:
    212
    Likes:
    +42
    I have all 3 versions. My original with box when I was a kid, Hasbro reissue, and E-hobby. Now between the Takara and Hasbro reissue are there any differences on the figure or weapon?
     
  15. GogDog

    GogDog Logic's wayward son Veteran

    Joined:
    May 7, 2006
    Posts:
    12,204
    News Credits:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    272
    Likes:
    +10
    I actually prefer the reissue colors myself. The white in the robot mode is very clean looking. But to each their own.
     
  16. Blue Meanie

    Blue Meanie Hello from the Gutter

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2002
    Posts:
    4,766
    Trophy Points:
    292
    Likes:
    +189
    big money

    [​IMG]
     

Share This Page