G1 Astrotrain reissue question

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  1. Cornholiocon

    Cornholiocon Up the irons!

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    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

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    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!

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    Wow.
    Thanks for the info; looks like I'll be getting the black and white version!
     
  4. Megatronwp38

    Megatronwp38 Megatron? Is that you!?!?

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    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

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    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

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    You can buy an original complete one for about 20-30$ if you don't mind him loose
     
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  7. Magnus' Mate

    Magnus' Mate Well-Known Member

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    Listen to G1-Junkie; get a loose/complete one for way less than the reissue!
     
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    Batman The Dark Knight TFW2005 Supporter

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    If you are just looking for a really good representation of the character, get the Henkei version.
     
  9. Malach Ra

    Malach Ra TFW2005 Supporter

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    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.
     
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    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!

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    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

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    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.
     
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    Rodr-Evil Lucifer's children TFW2005 Supporter

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    I have an original too, I just love it!
     
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    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

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    I actually prefer the reissue colors myself. The white in the robot mode is very clean looking. But to each their own.
     
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