How Can I Tell The Differ Between G1 & Re-Issue?

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  1. Sound Blaster

    Sound Blaster Shattered Glass World

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    I got a G1 Starscream off of E-Bay (85% Complete) but his color scheme doesn't quit look right...

    I'll post a pic later on (When I can find the camera)

    Any ideas?? (Non-Rub Version)
     
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    Soundblaster1 The Heisenberg of Toys

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    Non-rub would make it original, if I recall... I know the Hasbro reissues had rubsigns... I don't remember if the Takara ones did or not...
     
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    no ideas until pics are available. Is there a valid link to the closed auction?

    no rubsign means it's either a first release, or the rubsign came off at some point in the toy's life.
     
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    Here's the pic:


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    thats vintage, pre-rub. with some odd sticker placement choices.

    I'd be shocked if it was a reissue, since there seems to be some discoloration, and the parts his wings plug into are so messy.
     
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    Does anyone have the right placement of stickers?
     
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    looking to the trademark stamp is usually the easiest and quickest way. If it says 'Japan' than it is original, if it says 'China' then a reissue.
     
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    Takara 1980 ,1983 Japan

    Thanks guys!

    Now if only I can find the rest of the parts to finish him off as well as getting some new stickers
     

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