HEROES OF CYBERTRON (Hot Topic)

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  1. Moroni Prime

    Moroni Prime #TFYLP Podcast

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    I just opened the Heroes of Cybertron reissues that I picked up at Hot Topic yesterday, and noticed something that I think should be brought to the attention of collectors.

    These five HOC figures:

    Optimus Prime
    Megatron
    Soundwave
    Rodimus Prime
    Ultra Magnus

    These were recently reissued as exclusive figures to the store chain "Hot Topic". However, these "reissues" have been altered from their original release. Some alterations that I've noticed include:

    Different, or missing Paint Apps.
    Paint is different shade (lighter or darker) from original release
    Figures are NOT molded in either red, or blue transparent plastic, but instead are molded in the most dominant color of that part of the body (hand may be black plastic, body may be blue plastic, etc...)
    NO light piping (eyes, etc)


    I don't think this is anything too major, as these reissues are wonderful display pieces, however, I think the collectors should be aware should they attempt to buy original release, so they don't end up with reissues.
     
  2. Dinobot Nuva

    Dinobot Nuva Johnny 3 Tears Veteran

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    I've got all the other versions of these guys except Rodimus Prime, I may end up picking one up if I can find it now.
    DN
     
  3. Feralstorm

    Feralstorm I ship Nick & Judy TFW2005 Supporter

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    I guess they're somewhat more like the original Japanese releases then (at least for not being made out of clear material then completely painted over.)
     
  4. jestermon

    jestermon Well-Known Member

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    much

    So how much are the HOC at the Hot Topic? Is this another Minibot price jack?
     
  5. Omegatron

    Omegatron Mandatory Fun. Buy it now TFW2005 Supporter

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    Yup...$5.99, IIRC. On the other hand, they also had metal lapel pins for about the same price, so I got one for my jacket at the theatre. And since my steering wheel is starting to chip after years in the hot Florida sun, I got one of those nifty TF steering wheel covers for about $13.

    -Tony!
    Has managed to fill a Hot Topic frequent shopper card.
     
  6. Moroni Prime

    Moroni Prime #TFYLP Podcast

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    I have seen the minibots there previously, sold under both G1, and HOC, but they are sold out now. The HOC that are there now are the PVC figures.
     
  7. Katamari Prime

    Katamari Prime Hassan Chop! TFW2005 Supporter

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    Snagged Megatron and the metal pin this week when I was upstate.
     

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