Masterpiece Prime or 25th Anniversary?

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  1. heshanj

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    hi guys...
    hope this hasnt been posted already..ok, im thinking of starting to get a few masterpiece figures....i mainly want prime, megs and starscream..however, prime is kinda expensive so i think i'll leave him for later and get the other 2 first...so i was wondering about the 25th anniversary optimus prime, due in december or so? is it similar to a masterpiece figure? coz i know the 20th anniversary prime is hasbro's release of the masterpiece convoy...so im wondering if i can wait til december and get the 25th anniversary prime instead of the masterpiece convo...will it fit into the rest of the masterpiece line?
    thanks@!
     
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    25th Prime is a G1 reissue so it will not fit with the Masterpiece line.
     
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    You know, I don't know if you're on ebay but if you are, I think I may have purchased a masterpiece prime from you heh.
     
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    The hasbro Master prime is only $70 vs 125 or even 235(with trailer)
     
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    if want a realistic prime then go for mp, if want a more vintage look then go 25th because it resembles the fig released in 1986 as well as encore
     
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    Not a MISB one. All the eBay asshats don't seem to realize that he's still for sale on HTS.
     
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  10. heshanj

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    thanks, guys..i kinda thought that 25th anniversary prime is a reissue...
    so i probably will go for the masterpiece/20th anniversary prime..
    u mention about the color being different on the 20th anniversary and the MP..
    how different is it, and which one is more G1 accurate? anyone have comparison pics? coz i kinda suck at searching this forum...thanks guys
    EDIT: so the 20th anniversary and the 20th anniversary DVD version are different...which one is, in ur opinion, better? i think i'll go for a hasbro one here coz its cheaper, but i see that i have two choices..i think the 20th anniverary one looks better than the dvd version, but is it also more expensive? time for ebay research, i see :D  but if anyone has comparison pics of MP vs 20th anniversary prime/dvd prime, please let me know, post it here or link it...thanks!
     
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    Hey I just spotted a DVD Prime in this persons thread for $60 LINK
     
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    I have all 3 versions, My favorite is the Original 20th Ann. I could take some comparison pics but, the problem is that the strange red/orange color of the DVD version doesn't translate well to photo's. If you go MISB you'll pay almost as much for an original 20th Ann as you will a MP-01. You're best bet in my humble opinion is a used MIB original 20th Ann.
     
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    You should get the MP-04 now while the price is down.Around Christmas time last year I saw them going for $300.00 - $500.00 on bid I've seen them going on average for about $190.00 in about 5 years you will thank yourself when scalpers are selling them for $500.00 + I've already seen a bunch of stores selling them for that now.

    You can also get a loose G1 Prime complete for about the same price as the new 25th one commiing out
     
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    yeah..i think i'll pass on the DVD version and get MP-01 or the 20th Ann...
    are they both virtually identical, with just a different packing? i'd like to get the takaratomy packing, that large black box looks very cool...but i'll have to hunt around n see which i get for a better price....misb or mib is fine with me, really..
    if u got any pics of ur MP primes, i'd like to have a look...cheers
     
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    I believe rizuan76 has one. Can check with him.
     
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    he contacted me about MP megs...i'll check about prime too, but i dont think he's selling or he wouldve told me
     
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    Not buy from him, of course. You said you wanted a look. He can take pics. Or go to Rapidculture. Last i remember, they have MP Prime displayed in the shop.
     
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    oh, got it.good idea
     
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    20th Anniversary Prime I believe has some 'battle damage' while the MP-01 does not.
     
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    20th has short stacks. MP has normal ones.
     

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