I have a question about the G1 predacons...

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  1. VictoryLeo19

    VictoryLeo19 Well-Known Member

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    OK i so all i had was Tantrum and i was trying to scoop up some of the other preds and i bought a lot on ebay with divebomb, rampage, and tantrum. the three that i just got have no metal in them at all. are these reissues and i got jipped? or did they make versions that had no metal? i think i got jipped :( .....
     
  2. sto_vo_kor_2000

    sto_vo_kor_2000 Banned

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    I cant tell you if you got jipped with out knowing how much you payed but there were some G1 releases of the G1 Preds that had no Di-cast metal in them.
     
  3. lars573

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    There are many many 1986 TF's that come in all plastic or, metal (chest or feet usually) parts versions. The Predacons are one of them. Also Takara always reissues the metal parts version. What you got are vintage through and through.
     
  4. Megatronwp38

    Megatronwp38 Nobody defeats the DEVASTATOR!

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    Vintage all the way. you are 100% guaranteed that they are since they are all plastic. the takara reissues are metal and Vintage came in both metal and plastic. My vintage set is plastic.
     
  5. Blitzwing256

    Blitzwing256 Triple changer

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    There is a few bootleg sets out there, but they are relatively easy to tell apart, 3 of the 5 are white and black where the other two are normal colours. they are the all plastic version and slighly smaller and again easy to tell the differnece if you compare them to a real pred.
     
  6. razorchrist

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    Mine sure aren't. I bought the reissue giftset and they're all plastic.
     
  7. permie

    permie Well-Known Member

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    uber rare variant!!!
     
  8. MegaHavok

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    I dont remember feeling any metal on my reissue but im to lazy to go check
     
  9. Alex5

    Alex5 No Broken

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    I just got the reissued set and mine are die cast. Weighs a bloody ton, never realised how big predacons were by comparison to the composite parts of the other gestalts.

    As for variants, my set was single-taped and I had heard that these all had to be re-sealed (double-taped)? I was worried something was going to be missing, lol.
     
  10. Dolza_Khyron

    Dolza_Khyron Well-Known Member

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    then you probably bought a set that was repacked with originals...
     
  11. overlander

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    Does it say China or Japan inside the leg? If it says China, most likely some unscrupulous seller swapped the metal out so your plastic is from the originals. Then they resold the originals w/ metal parts to someone else.
     
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    Agreed, reissue predacons should come with metal parts, you really should check the stamping.
     
  15. Backstop

    Backstop Have you seen my box art?

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    really.....never heard of that? Was the set new?
     

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