How to tel Original from reissue Soundwave?

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  1. MikeTSI

    MikeTSI The Reclaimer TFW2005 Supporter

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    I recently picked up what was advertised to be a G1 original Soundwave, but after getting it, I am convinced that it is not. I have a Hasbro reissue to compare it to, so I know it's not one of those.

    So it's either a Takara reissue, or a KO.

    I'm suspicious of it because it's absolutely pristine. Not even a scratch on the gold chrome on the cassette door. Plus, 2 of the cassettes with it are fakes.

    So, is there a definitave way to tell if this is the Takara Reissue?




    Here are a couple of comparison shots betwween the one I just got, and the Hasbro reissue(it is the darker one with the weapon).

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    Check the stamping, does it say made in Japan or China?
     
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    It says China, as does the Hasbro.
     
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    Looks like Kickback already gave u the answer for it.
    Generally speaking, all reissues were made in China now days. The earlier Chinese made G1 toys had the country name blocked out on the stamping.
     
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    I figured that was the case. So I'm currently trying to get my money back from the seller, mainly because of the fake Ratbat and Frenzy.

    Figures. First time I make a descent sized purchase, I get hosed.
     

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