G1 Sludge markings

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  1. Jingjing

    Jingjing Well-Known Member

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    I have a G1 Sludge that is marked Made In China, here's a pic;

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    Anyone here knows what kind of release it is? I know it's not the KO, since I bought it before that one was released. Any help is much appreciated.
     
  2. grimlock1972

    grimlock1972 "No Mas" My Wallet

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    im looking at my G1 sludge and its made in Japan its only marked with Takara no Hasbro marking dated 1980 and 1984 and has the usual japanese characters on it and oddly it has different holes on the base of the neck from yours :
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    strange I only paid $40 for mine and it too was before the KOs came out so im not sure whats going on here sorry for the crap photo my camera isn't the greatest but you you can see the holes ill try to get a better shot later
     
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    trystendaycey Captain CAAAAAAVEMAAANNN!

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    Is it possible it's one of the early 90's Chinese "reissues?" They are licensed product but I'm not sure where they were produced. China would make sense because I believe G2 were made in China, and these guys were out around the same time.

    As far as the different holes and dates go that is nothing unusual as there were many variations among G1 figures in terms of details, dates and even places of manufacture (Macau for that matter).

    ***Note to check markings on G1 Sludge***
     
  4. engledogg

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    It's most likely from the "Classics" line that was released in Australia and Europe in 1990-91.

    According to Fred's regarding the China stamping:

    "Hasbro/Takara-China(plain)
    Hasbro/Takara-china(kanji and dates)

    -standard shared stamping, however the location of manufacture is now china
    instead of Macau. Late 89 change for the Micromasters toys, euro-Classics
    line
    , as well as being the stamping of choice for reissued toys."

    MIKE
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  5. Jingjing

    Jingjing Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, he's probably a Classic since he was bought here in Scandinavia.

    Thanks a bunch for the input guys!
     

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