Question about G1 Takara reissue Trailbreaker

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  1. Cornholiocon

    Cornholiocon Up the irons!

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    I'm considering purchasing a G1 Takara reissue Trailbreaker but in looking at the various pictures on Ebay, it seems that there are two versions--one with a blue painted visor on his head in robot mode and one that's the original red. Are there two versions of this reissue or are some of the pics with the red visor just the original G1 version?
    Appreciate any help.
     
  2. trystendaycey

    trystendaycey Captain CAAAAAAVEMAAANNN!

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    As far as I know the only version of Encore Trailbreaker is the blue version. Stinks if you ask me... would have rather had red :( 
     
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    Yes my encore tb came w/ blue visor.
     
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    It's red under the blue paint.

    You could scratch it off if you had to...
     
  5. Trailbreaker77

    Trailbreaker77 Veteran TFW2005 Supporter

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    Don't you touch TB's visor damn you! It's blue because red was making me angry.
     
  6. Cornholiocon

    Cornholiocon Up the irons!

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    Thanks guys.

    Interesting that they changed the reissue to blue. I guess so that it more closely matched his cartoon appearance?
     
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    Yes, to reflect the Autobots' blue eye color in the cartoon.

    There is a previous reissue of Trailbreaker that I assume has the red visor, but it was produced in low numbers as an exclusive in Japan several years back(2001...I think?).
     
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    Wow, really? Is that the base plastic color? That's like MP Starscream's blue cone under the silver!
     
  9. Paladine

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    I may test that theory and take some rubbing alcohol to his eyes. I prefer the red.
     
  10. ninety

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    Trailbreaker was released with Hoist as a set in 2001, limited to 1000 sets.

    TFArchive - Transformers Toys

    I'm expecting/hoping the price of them will drop a bit now the Encores are out.
     
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    Yea, as others have said, the encore is blue, while the older limited reissue is red. I also prefer the red. I think the blue visor clashes with the rest of his body.
     

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