Henkei Crystal Convoy variants?

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  1. redbaron

    redbaron Well-Known Member

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    Hi folks,

    I noted that there seems to be 2 variants of the Henkei Crystal Convoy (and I'm not referring to the KO Toys version here).

    Normal version
    - With Hasbro (stamped on left leg), Takara (right leg) and serial number stamps (left leg)
    - Bluish-translucent chest windows
    - Darker red plastics for the non-clear parts

    Alternate version
    - With Hasbro (stamped on left leg), Takara stamps (right leg) but NO serial number
    - Clear red-transparent chest windows
    - Lighter red plastics for the non-clear parts

    Both look and feel legit and not KO. Anyone care to comment or provide some enlightenment? I'll see if I can take some pics to post up
     
  2. daelite20

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    I'm speculating but the alternate version might be a prototype. Unless the the alternate version came in a box, then I have no idea.
     
  3. PoweredConvoy

    PoweredConvoy Randy of the Allspark

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    Yes the one with the clear blue eyes isn't the official released version but a test shot / after hours creation. There were several of these running around at the same time as the boxed versions.

    The easiest way to tell the difference is the eyes. The test shot version also features the same opaque red plastic as the normal Henkei release while the official released version has it in a different color red.

    I have both versions, I only have the test shot one as I too was misinformed at a certain point.

    Randy
     
  4. redbaron

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    OK here are some pics, as promised

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  5. redbaron

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    anyone?
     
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    I'm with daelite20. It looks like both your original and variant have painted blue eyes so I have no other ideas.
     
  7. PoweredConvoy

    PoweredConvoy Randy of the Allspark

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    See my above post.
     
  8. marshall dusty

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    what a coincidence, i was just talking to this to another collector a few days ago and this morning. was showing him my crystal convoy and mentioned mine was possibly a prototype or testshot and definitely not a ko as i bought mine 2 years ago. apparently from another thread i had read a year ago (a year AFTER i bought it i realized mine was a variant) but one main difference is that the official boxed version has a clear head. my variant has the back half of it's head red. so it's back red, front blue. i'll take a picture when i get home this afternoon and show you.
     
  9. marshall dusty

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    Checked mine and it has a red strip on the back. Always thought it was completely blue but upon inspection, no
     
  11. and2ng

    and2ng Examples, Stupid!

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    Crystal Convoy variant packaging.

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  12. marshall dusty

    marshall dusty Well-Known Member

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    was that released at wonderfest along with the blue packaging release? i've never seen that packaging, makes it look Korean, or...shopped? what else do you know about that box?
     
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    ^ Probably a loose Crystal Convoy that's being housed in a Henkei Convoy's box.

    I don't think Crystal Convoy had any other "variant packaging" other than what its supposed to come with.
     
  14. marshall dusty

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    LOL i'm a dork. i just saw the wink smiley too. oops.
     

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