Question about a prototype waspinator

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  1. clankizle

    clankizle Well-Known Member

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    Years ago I bought a prototype Waspinator off of Ebay. (1996-97)He has a different color variation than the one put into circulation and different colored missles. I have shown a few people this guy and been told twice that it is the toy used in an old issue of Toy Fair magazine when they did a story on Beast Wars. Any chance anyone has the issue number showing a different colored Waspinator?
     
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    Could you provide us with a pic or at least what the color scheme is?

    I know there's the traditional mostly green Waspinator....and then there is the more yellow version of him, named Buzzsaw.
     
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    If it's the initial release of Waspinator, it's got grey plastic for the head(s) and chest, which all subsequent re-releases eschewed in favor of the green head(s). That could make it look like a prototype.

    But yeah, without pics there's little to offer in the way of help.
     
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    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] The last pic is to show the difference from the 10 yr anniversary version to the prototype. I have a original Wasp and fox kids wasp and none have this coloring or the wings as bright a neon blue as the prototype. Anyways if anyone collects the toy fair magazines and can help me out please let me know.

    Also the chest paint is almost like a metal or chrome color. Not at all like the original 1996 Grey version.
     
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    Looks like somebody just took a Waspinator and gave it Buzzsaw's wings, honestly. Although the crotch area looks slightly remolded and the yellow plastic looks a bit different than the pukey green on the original.
     
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    Its the silver paint throwing me off. I know the original waspinator had dull grey plastic but that ain't it.

    I have no clue what you have. It could be a version used to snap promo and box art.
     
  7. Boy Blunder

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    The crotch isn't remolded, it's flipped around. That part should only be visible when the legs are swapped for wasp mode.
     
  8. clankizle

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    I was told it was used as a promo for Toyfair. I was just hoping someone had the issue with hm in it. The pics don't show it but the wings are a bright neon blue unlike all previous wasps and buzzsaw. If you look at the wings on buzzsaw or waspinator some of them have a weird multicolor that when tilted can look blue. But these wings are clear neon blue.
     

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