Basically, Hasbro released G1 in China 5 years after it was released in the US. I have an article about it here. The packaging they used was almost identical to the original 80's packaging. (The Aerialbot and Dinobot Chinese releases were also mail order exclusives in Japan, and the Chinese releases also were sold in Europe and Australia.) If it doesn't have the little name sticker in the corner (either because it was removed or it didn't originally come with one), they're very difficult to tell apart. People often buy these thinking they are the original 1984 releases, but they were actually released around 1989 ~ 1993. Even AFA often mistakenly identifies them as originals! Since it happens so often I decided to just make a thread dedicated to exposing auctions for 90's Chinese versions where the seller says they are the originals. First Chinese TF: Wheeljack http://cgi.ebay.com/Vintage-1984-G1...oryZ4696QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem Note the abbreviated Copyright information. "Made in Japan under license from Takara" is missing. This means it's the Chinese version. Second Chinese TF: Prowl from same seller: http://cgi.ebay.com/Vintage-1984-G1...oryZ4696QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem Again, same issue as above. Note the abbreviated Copyright info.