Have I just purchased a fake G1 Optimus Prime?

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by mrevertonfc, Sep 1, 2006.

  1. mrevertonfc

    mrevertonfc Member

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    Just wondered if anyone can help me?

    I've just bought this G1 Prime off ebay -

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ih=004&item=140020258313&rd=1&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWA%3AIT&rd=1

    As you can see from one of the pics his eyes and windows are blue. He also has made in france stamped on the bottom of his trailer.

    Because of these things some people have been telling me that this prime is a fake :( .

    Can anyone confirm this?

    I have to admit that he looks in extremly good condition for a 20 year old toy and the box hardly has a mark on it.
     
  2. oddobot

    oddobot carpe diem all diem long

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    Looks like you may have gotten a re-issue. I'm no expert, but the blue windows are a giveaway to a re-issue. Maybe. Someone else with more knowledge will come along and hopefully be of more help.

    But hey I tried!
     
  3. Galaxy Convoy

    Galaxy Convoy Well-Known Member

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    He looks diecast, kinda hard to say for certain though, but he looks like it. And I believe the KOs are all plastic, but I could be wrong.
     
  4. mrevertonfc

    mrevertonfc Member

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    Dont think he's a re-issue as the back of the box and base of the trailer are dated 1984.
     
  5. Valkysas

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    he's a KO. that KO just entered the market this year. it's obvious by the gray border at the top of the window being present above the trailer. only the KOs have that.

    http://www.transformerland.com/store/reference_images/162.jpg

    thats what the proper box looks like. the KO is close, but the extended gray border gives it away every time.

    these things went for around 40 dollars when they first came out.
     
  6. Megatronwp38

    Megatronwp38 Megatron? Is that you!?!?

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    yeah i was either going to say its a KO or you got a mix of a vintage trailer and box with the 2002 new years re-issue cab that had blue windows and eyes.
     
  7. mrevertonfc

    mrevertonfc Member

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    Hmm Thought so :( 

    Looks like I'll be putting a claim in with paypal then
     
  8. megatroptimus

    megatroptimus Translatorminator

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    Wow, that sucks... You can only imagine how many KOs will be floating around next year when the movie will be released...
     
  9. Enigma2K2

    Enigma2K2 Robot In Disguise TFW2005 Supporter

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    Yeah, good luck with that, but I don't see anywhere that they stated it was an original or a reissue.... in fact he tells you to look at the pics carefully to see what you're bidding on. Granted you probably didn't know what to look for, but I'm afraid it doesn't look like they can hold him accountable for anything, unless you can prove that they lied about something in the listing....
     
  10. mrevertonfc

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    Yeah but its still against ebay policy to list counterfit goods.
     
  11. Razerwire

    Razerwire 99 Problems... Super Mod

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    There are diecast, high quality KOs of G1 in China now... I've been talking to one of the guys who makes them...:thumb 
     
  12. SPLIT LIP

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    Are those KO's available in Canada?
     
  13. tikgnat

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    If I remember right the Prime reissues are all based on the Ultra Magnus mold, which has modified front wheels to allow it to clip into his trailer.

    I think the KO's wheels were like the orginal G1 version. Having said that the blue windows and made in France tag would have marked him out as a KO for me, that was one of the telltale signs when this KO first came out.
     
  14. Insane Galvatron

    Insane Galvatron is not insane. Really!

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    The biggest tell-tell sign is the factory crease in the flap on the back of the box.
     
  15. ambushbug74

    ambushbug74 Stroke me, Stroke me! TFW2005 Supporter

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    Dude, tell him to hook me up with a black and a clear version, cheap!
     
  16. Razerwire

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    I'll try... He's been meaning to KO all of G1 with all sorts of different colors/translucent plastic... Dunno if he'll end up doing so though...
     
  17. Insane Galvatron

    Insane Galvatron is not insane. Really!

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    I just wanna see all the G1 stuff that hasn't/won't be reissued. Headmasters and the sort, if not a Sunstreaker, Mirage, Wheeljack, Reflector, and any other high dollar items.
     
  18. ambushbug74

    ambushbug74 Stroke me, Stroke me! TFW2005 Supporter

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    Do, or do not, there is no try! :throw 
     
  19. Dark_Convoy

    Dark_Convoy Old Bastard Veteran

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    But he made it sound a WHOLE LOT like it was an original, very shady.
     
  20. ambushbug74

    ambushbug74 Stroke me, Stroke me! TFW2005 Supporter

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    I was thiniking the same thing, but since he never actually siad it was an original then I don't know what the guy can do. I would just go ahead and try to file a complaint, it can't hurt. Good luck in whatever you end up doing.
     

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