G1 originals versus reissues

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by cannabisprime, Dec 9, 2007.

  1. cannabisprime

    cannabisprime Well-Known Member

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    Are there any distinct differences between the G1 reissues and the originals? Is there a fool-proof way to distinguish them? The reason I'm asking is I will be looking to sell 3 of these figures (Skywarp, Astrotrain and Prowl) and I want to make ensure I describe them properly (as being originals or reissues). The figures were bought loose from a comic shop a year and a half ago (when I was getting back into collecting actively and unaware of the TRU reissues).
     
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    just put the title as:
    Origional G1 *name*
     
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    If Astrotrain is white, thats a reissue.

    If Prowl's missile launchers are disabled, thats a reissue

    If Skywarp's Missiles are huge (like HUGE), thats a reissue

    I'd go to tfu.info and compare pics with G1s and Reissues.
     
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    Reissues have the date they produced on the copyright so thats the easiest way to tell them apart...at the Hasbro ones do (never looked at Takara ons).
     
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    THe Skywarp can be a takara convention loose , but I doubt that to 99.999% since those are limited to 1000 each and I dont think ppl who buy those open them up. But as above said, use the date under them.
     
  6. cannabisprime

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    Thanks for the info; looks like the only reissue I have (out of those 3 bots) is Prowl since the missile launchers are disabled. Weird that my Skywarp doesn't have the rub sign too; that and it's got a stamp that reads "Takara Co. Ltd. 1980 - 1983... Japan"..
     
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    Most of the missles on the Hasbro reissues are elongated for child safety. The originals were not. Examples of these would be the seekers and a few of the cars. Also, Prime's cab as a reissue has shorter smoke stacks than the original. The real question is how to tell the latest KOs from the real thing based on pictures.
     
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  9. cannabisprime

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    Wow, thanks for the help guys; much appreciated. :thumb 
     

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