Is my G1 Soundwave the original or a reissue?

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  1. Massasoit

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    I bought a loose Soundwave off ebay years ago, but until now I never really questioned what year he was from. His "butt stamp" says Takara Co, LTD '74, '83 on it and I received him with Buzzsaw (gold body). He is also the single-deck version.

    It was my understanding the Takara reissue later came with Laserbeak (red body), but I am not sure if they updated the butt stamp to include the rereleased year. Is it safe to assume mine is from the original Hasbro release in '84?
     
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    Looking at the buttons bellow the cassette tape door is the dead give away. Do they look like one big chrome piece or separate buttons?
     
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    This is true. If there is blue plastic between the buttons you should have a G1.
     
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    Wow, had no idea there were so many variations. Turns out I have the 1a type variation of the original release (with separate buttons). Very informative. Thanks, everyone.
     

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