Overlord body - How to tell it is Takara or European Version?

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  1. Dogbomber

    Dogbomber Well-Known Member

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    Hi all, I just bought back my European Overlord back to my home country and finally have a chance to compare with the Takara version I first bought.

    Based on the thread on this forum, I use the following point to differentiate
    1. Takara has a darker purple gun
    2. Takara has the world "TAKARA" printed on
    (a) The inner middle part of the tank
    (b) The jet head
    * European one has the Hasbro and Made in Thailand words at the above 2 place.

    However, I find the purple cone of Overlord Body of Takara version seem almost the same with my European version. Is there any noticeable difference I can find between the European and Takara OVerlord Body?

    My TF buddy told me maybe the seller of Takara version might swapped the Takara version of Overlord body with Hasbro one.

    Please englighten me.
     
  2. Sol Fury

    Sol Fury The British Butcher Administrator News Staff

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    I was under the impression that all the purple was darker.
     
  3. Paladine

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    I thought the European release has darker purples, and the Takara has the brighter purples?
     
  4. KA

    KA PENIS GOES WHERE?!!

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    I think the euro one is 'pinker'. Freds variant site has agood side by side pic.
     
  5. DoubleClouder

    DoubleClouder Autobot/Decepticon

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    I own many different variations of Overlord (yes, the UK, Euro, and German are all different). The difference between the Japanese and Euro is the Japanese has more of a pink colored purple where as the Uk and Euro have the more classic decepticon purple. The German is the darkest of the three.
     
  6. Nefud

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    Send it to me I'll check it out for you.
     
  7. Dogbomber

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    other than the purple color, how can I tell if my takara overlord body is genuine?
     
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