G1 protectobot/defensor question

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  1. maz25

    maz25 Well-Known Member

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    I see the plastic chest versions for sale it seems much more often that the metal chests. If I understand correctly, defensor is one of the more rare giftsets, but just how much more scarce are the metal chest protectobots, giftset or individual figures?
     
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    Defensor giftset is definitely one of the harder to find sets, even though there are quite a few variants. I'd say the individual sets are more common. I don't know which one is more common between the plastic and metal though. Someone else can fill you in on that.
     
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    Was the giftset ever shipped with metal chests?

    For some reason, i thought it was plastic only.
     
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    I believe Groove only comes with a metal chest.
     
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    I thought Hotspot's chest was metal...
     
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    Defensor giftsets are rare, but not as rare as his repainted namesake 'Guard City'. Still, it's one of the best combiners from g1 ever, IMHO. :D 
     
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    1. From what I know, only G1 Groove and Streetwise were always shipped as the metal version. Hotspot, Blades, and First Aid come with both plastic and metal version. For Hotspot, my recommendation is to get the metal version because the red metal chest plate locks better with the plastic in vehicle mode. Also his cab front light is painted as oppose to unpainted for the plastic version.

    2. Defensor Giftset version. I have no clue if it was only shipped as metal only, plastic only, or both.

    3. Which one is more rarer, I don't know. My guess would be the metal version since it was released first.
     
  8. wildfly

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    Gold chest, and silver chest, IIRC?
     
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    I have all the protectobots with metal chests same with the combaticons, as far if its rarer I dont know. Predaking Metal chests variants were only from the Takara giftset I believe.
     
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    Thanks guys, I was just curious if someone knew the timeline for the change to plastic from metal, and maybe some rough estimate production #'s. I have finally gotten around to trying to obtain a set of metal chest protectobots, mostly through ebay. There always seems to be more plastic chests available, with the metal versions usually going for more than I want to spend. The price of the actual giftset is way too much, so I am buying individually.
     
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    Hasbro did release metal chested Predacons at some point. As for the giftset, i was under the impression the original was plastic only?



    I *think* it was about the time the glow in the dark poster promo came in, although i may be misinformed.
     
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    combaticon164 Warlord of Floriduh

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    You are right!
     
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    I want to say all of the japanese predaking releases were plastic, not metal. As far as the defensir giftset being plastic or metal, I wouldnt know since i have never really seen an american defensor giftset.
     
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    That's my understanding too for the Japanese giftset. Somebody correct me if I'm wrong but my understanding was prior to the 2004 Predaking Reissue, all the original Japanese Predaking individual or giftset were always plastic.
     
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    the giftsets are KO's right?
     

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