MA-18 Nightwatch Optimus Prime: Pictures?

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  1. VE Telus

    VE Telus Well-Known Member

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    Does anyone have pictures of the MA-18 Nightwatch Optimus Prime, the one that sports the black accents and not the AllSpark blue that Hasbro released?

    I've been looking for out-of-package pictures of the actual product, but have found none to date. Can anyone help?
     
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    Soundblaster1 The Heisenberg of Toys

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    The Crazy Collector Well, that's just Prime! TFW2005 Supporter

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    How about side-by-side comparison shots of MA-18 Nightwatch and AllSpark Nightwatch? That would be handy...
     
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    There was a Hasbro version released early on coloured exactly like Takara's MA-18. I believe it was a UK exclusive.

    Gallery:

    http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-images/toys/Movie+2007/Autobots/Nightwatch+Optimus+Prime/
     
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    There were two nightwatch Primes? Why...?
     
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    Sol Fury The British Butcher Administrator News Staff

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    That's not the Japanese version, that's the international release version. When Nightwatch was released in Canada and the UK, he had the black paint as opposed to the Allspark blue. I've no idea why the two versions, I'm thinking it was done on retailer request overseas. Retailers wanted a new big ticket item for the holiday season, the black version was done, then after they went into production the decision was made to incorporate Nightwatch into the Allspark line with an altered deco.

    I can't speak for Canada, but the UK release was an Argos exclusive, and we don't appear to be getting the larger Allspark Power figures here.
     
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    I got my NW Prime at TRU in Ottawa, Canada. He has the Allspark blue paint.
     
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    It was a UK (and I guess Asia) exclusive only, I got this version from a seller in HK, Canada got the Allspark version just like the US.

    As far as I can tell though the Japanese and this version are pretty close and certainly better then the Allspark blue version.
     

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