Motormaster - K.O. or Variant?

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  1. llamatron

    llamatron Shut up, Nigel. TFW2005 Supporter

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    I have recently obtained 2 Motormasters from the secondary market. Check out the base mode for the first one:

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    Pay attention to the exposed innards - in particular there's a hole next to one of the two pegs you can see. The stickers are appropriately playworn and genuine.

    Now check out Motormaster #2:

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    Firstly the hole is gone. But more importantly he's now sporting a crazy little spring loaded launcher thing. The side stickers appear strangely new, clearly different in colour and lacking Decepticon logos. I'm assuming this must be some kind of K.O. but it just seems odd. I got him in a group of Stunticons from eBay - the other members seem to be legit G1 originals with the proper stickers and playwear. The actual quality of this Motormaster seems fine, everything else about him looks normal and it seems unlikely that he is a recent K.O.

    Anyone encountered this dude before?
     
  2. Alung

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    I'm no expert on these matters but even the front truck halves of the two are different, especially on the wheel caps and the side of the truck where there are 2 silver detailing in #2 and not on #1
     
  3. chrisr291

    chrisr291 Master of the Unknown

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    Didn't the Takara Version in the 80's have a launching feature for the stunticons?? Kinda what Onslaught had for the COmbaticons...

    Unfortunately, the USA versions missed that.
     
  4. cobra zartan

    cobra zartan Think's He's a Detective.

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    Correct!
     
  5. llamatron

    llamatron Shut up, Nigel. TFW2005 Supporter

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    Guess it could be an old K.O. of the Takara version?
     
  6. RoboticPlanet

    RoboticPlanet Exclusively Exclusive

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    hey llama!

    hey

    dibs on the launcher one (if its legit) :) 
     
  7. llamatron

    llamatron Shut up, Nigel. TFW2005 Supporter

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    Yeah mang that's why I'm checking it out, I've actually got 2 sets of spare Stunticons so I'm putting together the best of the best for you!
     
  8. cobra zartan

    cobra zartan Think's He's a Detective.

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    Does the 2nd have a stamp on it?
     
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    RoboticPlanet Exclusively Exclusive

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    yeeeaaah :brofist
     
  10. llamatron

    llamatron Shut up, Nigel. TFW2005 Supporter

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    Hmm no sign of any stampings. It also has red eyes instead of silver.
     
  11. TM2 D-bot

    TM2 D-bot Forsight Into the Future Veteran

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    It's a KO. It came in the Menasor giftset that had two Technobot limbs. I can tell just by looking at the stickers.
     
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  13. T-Logicon

    T-Logicon assembles the drones

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    ditto
     

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