Need help from knowlegable G1 TF collector

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  1. Golden Age

    Golden Age BATTLE BEAST

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    The mib boxed g1 Smokescreen I won off of ebay arrived today. I gave it a close look and noticed that the cardboard backing is whiter than the grey color cardboard found on my other boxed g1's.
    Also noticed that the plastic bubble closley mirrors the shape of the car (unlike the general boxy shape shown with the mirage pic) There is also a space on the hood of the car that seems like it would be suitable for Prowl .
    Question is this a variant or have I been ripped off?
    Thanks in advance.

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    p.s. on the back of the cardboard there is a corregated cross.
     
  2. rework

    rework The Voice of Experience

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    Was there a Gold Box edition of Smokescreen? I though that those might have had white backgrounds.
    AFAIK, all of the original US released should have the grey cards like the Mirage.
     
  3. iDarkDesign

    iDarkDesign Rodeo Lawyer

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    If there was a gold box or G1 classics Smokescreen it would have looked like that. I'm not sure if it was released in that line or not.

    iDD
     
  4. Might Gaine

    Might Gaine The Devil Express

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    Maybe it's the early 90's Chinese release? Is there sticker residue in the upper right corner of the box?
     
  5. cobra zartan

    cobra zartan Think's He's a Detective.

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    Well theres a gold boxd prowl so I wouldnt doubt that you can find a smokescreen
     
  6. Might Gaine

    Might Gaine The Devil Express

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    They never released Smokescreen in the gold box AFAIK. Is it still sealed on the white insert? If not, maybe it's simply the Classics Prowl insert...
     
  7. Golden Age

    Golden Age BATTLE BEAST

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    no chinese sticker. Id say the box is legit. The toy itself even has a 1980 Takara/Hasbro copyright. I'm suspecting that someone just took a g1 toy, a seperate g1 box and made their own insert.
     
  8. Golden Age

    Golden Age BATTLE BEAST

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    Case closed. The answer is "yes", G1 cardboard inserts come in grey and white.
     
  9. Nevermore

    Nevermore It's self-perpetuating a parahumanoidarianised!

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    Smokescreen was never released in a "gold box" (also known as "Euro Classics").

    The only Autobot Cars reissued in Europe were:

    1990:
    Wheeljack
    Prowl
    Inferno
    Ironhide
    Sunstreaker
    Jazz

    1991:
    Tracks
    Sideswipe
     
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    Weirdwolf TFYLP Podcast Founder TFW2005 Supporter

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    Yep. Here's my vintage Kup.

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    fschuler Member TFW2005 Supporter

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    What's that black writing on the front of Kup's box??
     
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    Insane Galvatron is not insane. Really!

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    That is John Stephenson's (sp?) autograph. He's the guy that did the voice of Kup in season 3. I picked that up for WW at OTFCC '03. Not sure when or where it got autographed...
     
  13. Maz

    Maz Square One TFW2005 Supporter

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    First off, as Torsten said, Smokescreen was never released in the gold boxes as a Classic. later G1 cars did have white backing cards, which makes it tricky to distinguish when a seller has switched a regualr G1 for a Classic ina red box.

    As for the bubble, don't worry. Prowl, Bluestreak and Smokecreen all came with the same multi-purpose bubble. Even if you look at the diaclone releases of some cars for example, the original Sideswipe Diaclone styrofoam had space for sirens on the roof even though the police version didn't come out for months afterwards.

    What's interesting (if you're interested) is that some MEXICAN Smokescreens, Prowls and Bluestreaks came with WHEELJACK bubbles...

    All the best
    Maz
     
  14. Golden Age

    Golden Age BATTLE BEAST

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    Maz, you kick all types of butt!!
     

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