Question regarding G1 Soundwave

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  1. SAF7

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    So, I picked up a G1 Soundwave at a flea market today, and while I was looking it over, I noticed that on its back it said "Takara Japan", with no mention of Hasbro. Since this is my first G1 toy, I figured that it was probably still released by Hasbro. However, thinking back, I remember that the same guys also had a sealed-in-bag Rook, so the possibility that this Soundwave is a Takara version doesn't seem as far fetched.

    So basically, my question is: Does Hasbro's version also say just "Takara Japan" on the back, or is my Soundwave a Takara release?

    Sorry if this seems like a silly question :) 
     
  2. Skywave

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    My original G1 does have a Hasbro marking, along the Takara one. So I guess that make yours a Takara one :) 
     
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    Thanks for the info!
     
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    It could be the early release of Hasbro's Soundwave, which retained the Takara-only copyright from Microchange, before Hasbro was added to later releases.
     
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    Did it have a regular Decepticon symbol on the cassette door and lack a rub symbol on the belt clip?
     
  6. brr-icy

    brr-icy G1 Collector

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    i thought the rubsign was on the front? it was on my g1 soundwave i had before
    i have a prerub soundwave here and it only says takara as well along with the decepticon logo on the door
     
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    According to TFU, Soundwave had a regular symbol in front in 1984, and a rubsign from 1985 on.
     
  8. brr-icy

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    yay i was right lol, so yours must be the same version as mine then, as mine only says takara
     

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