Replacement missiles for TRU reissue Prime/Magnus

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  1. Paladine

    Paladine Well-Known Member

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    I was wondering if anybody owned both a vintage and TRU reissue Prime/Magnus and could verify that vintage missiles fit in the TRU launchers.

    I want to buy ungimped vintage missiles and use them in my TRU reissues. The question is - do the vintage missiles fit? I have a black KO Prime and I tried putting his shorter missiles into the TRU Prime launcher, but they wouldn't fit; they're molded slightly different.
     
  2. Foster

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    Good idea, I wish I could help you but I sold my vintage Prime and my CS Prime and Magnus in favor of Japanese reissues.

    I did what you are doing with my CS Silverstreak, but what they did with him wasn't elongating the missles. Instead, they made non-firing launchers. I didn't want non-firing launchers, or black missiles and gun. So I bought vintage launchers as well as correctly-colored missiles and a silver rifle. Looks SO much better!

    And I'm pondering opening up the launchers and replacing the springs with stronger ones, as the Japanese toys got.
     
  3. HunGrrr

    HunGrrr Eamus Catuli!

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    They do NOT fit.

    The reissue missles and launcher are different. The vintage ones are too thick, and lack the new indented ridges of the original. If I had a camera, I'd post pics.
     
  4. Cascadia

    Cascadia Ion Storm

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    With my reissue figures that had non-firing figures, rather than buying a Takara reissue and spending too much money, I ordered some vintage missiles and launchers from transformerland.com.
     
  5. Magnus' Mate

    Magnus' Mate Well-Known Member

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    They don't fit I'm afraid. But so as to ensure my Magnus didn't look too ridiculous with oversized missiles, I used two vintage launcher/missiles with subtle blu-tack keeping them in!
     

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