How can I tell if my Cybertron Optimus Prime is a Hasbro or Takara Tomy product?

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  1. cheetorBWORG

    cheetorBWORG Cheetor Fan

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    Well, today I just happened to have played with my recent purchase and I noticed something on the inside of the cab parts that are the shoulders...

    Now, the one who sold me (a member on this board...) this told me it's a Takara Galaxy Force Convoy. So I thought "Yay, superior Japanese Plastic Optimus Prime goodness!". Yeah, I'm weird.

    Anyways... I found these words:

    (copyright symbol) 2004 HASBRO INC.
    (copyright symbol) TAKARA 2004
    MADE IN CHINA

    If this was a Takara version, wouldn't that be in Japanese... and have no mention at ALL of Hasbro?
     
  2. 1987olds442

    1987olds442 Cam Maximus

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    Optimus Prime (2005) - Autobot - www.tfu.info

    Well I have the Galaxy Force Convoy if you look at the link above you will notice that the cyber key isn't painted on the Hasbro version and that the super mode wings are detachable on the Hasbro version (They are not on the Takara version).
     
  3. Counterpunch?

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    First off...

    Myth.

    Now, to answer the question, the Hasbro release has removable wings on the trailer portion. They snap into place via connector tabs and are removable as one of Hasbro's goals is to produce toys that can come apart without breaking.

    The Takara version has metal pins holding the wings in place.

    Also, the Takara version has a fully painted Cyber Planet Key.

    And further, most of the toys since Armada have been joint Hasbro/Takara ventures.
     
  4. cheetorBWORG

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    Ah, okey day. I see that there is a Metal Pin holding the wings on mine. Guess it is a Takara version. Haha... *Ahem*

    Sorry, it's just that the english words sent off warning signs in my head. @_@
     
  5. cheetorBWORG

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    Wait, sorry... can you please tell me what determines the "wings"? Like, the whole wing including blaster, or that "wing-like" part that folds out to be a stand in the turret mode?
     
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    Yeah, just the wings, not the bit with the wheels on. The wheel section's pinned regardless, but if the wings themselves are pinned, then it's Galaxy Convoy. If you can pull them out, it's Prime.
     
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    Look at the link I provided in the parts section if those parts of the wings are detachable it's the Hasbro version.
     
  8. cheetorBWORG

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    The wings ARE detachable!! D:< I've got a Hasbro version!! >.<
     
  9. Code

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    Help me out, some kid is pissing me off, is this hasbro or takara?

    Hey cheetor perhaps post some pic = easier time you friggin kid.

    How is this hasbro version?

    IT is BLUE, hasbro don't make galaxy prime in blue.

    Sonic Bomber has CHROME, hasbro doesn't use chrome....

    So tell me if I am wrong guys, is this TAKARA or hasbro?

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    I sold cheetor, galaxy prime and bomber, and I told him it is TAKARA Version.

    was I mistaken? Here are the pics of the item I sold him:

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    The kid keeps harassing me, I believe it is Takara, he keeps saying it isn't.

    Who is right? Who is wrong?
     
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    They're both Takara.

    The Wing Saber has a chromed chest, where the Hasbro WS had a painted one.

    Galaxy Convoy here has the painted center on the knees, while the Hasbro Prime had bare blue in the center. Also, the signal lights are painted yellow on his shoulders, while the Hasbro one had the lights unpainted.
     
  12. Code

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    Thank you, that is what I thought, but that frigging cheeterbworg, keeps writing me mail saying, "I wish you didn't lie to me" ...

    What a frigging idiot
     
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    Robogeek28 Who're you calling a geek?

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    Wow, hateful thread.:lol 
     
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    What the hell just happened?
     
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    Robogeek28 Who're you calling a geek?

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    A BST dispute.
     
  16. Code

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    I sold him those two, perhaps a month ago.

    After receiving it, he complains at me, saying he's ok with the fact they are hasbro but I shouldn't have lied to him that they were Takara.

    I told him, I didn't lie, they are takara.

    He seemed to finally awaken from his retarded state of mind.

    Now all of a sudden, 1 month later, he comes around and says the same thing.

    "I don't mind its hasbro, just wish you didn't say it's Takara"

    HOW IS THIS HASBRO?
     
  17. Chosen

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    Both of you gave some weak-ass reasons to defend your positions. cheetorBWORG, with copyright info being in English, and Code with "Hasbro never made a Cyb Prime in blue!"

    Nonetheless, Code is definitely right. Both are Takara versions.
     
  18. Foster

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    Merged the two threads as it's the same subject. Also closing the thread. You guys have your answer.
     
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