TRU Re-Issue Dirge Question

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by Swoop Dogg, May 23, 2011.

  1. Swoop Dogg

    Swoop Dogg me King!

    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2003
    Posts:
    2,616
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    202
    Likes:
    +6
    For anybody with a TRU re-issue Dirge - what does the toy stamping on his leg say? Is it China or Japan? What year(s) are on it? Please let me know. I picked up a Dirge at a flea market this past weekend and I'm not sure if it is a re-issue or original G1. Thanks for your help!
     
    Last edited: May 24, 2011
  2. PoweredConvoy

    PoweredConvoy Randy of the Allspark

    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2003
    Posts:
    6,511
    News Credits:
    158
    Trophy Points:
    267
    Likes:
    +194
    I don't have it in front of me but it's definitely not Japan. The reissues are made in China. I think the originals were only made in Japan.

    Randy
     
  3. Paladine

    Paladine Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2007
    Posts:
    1,368
    Trophy Points:
    141
    Likes:
    +0
    I've got both the eHobby release and TRU release I can check for you. Unfortunately it won't be for another 10 hours as I just got to work.
     
  4. Grimlockprime16

    Grimlockprime16 Me Grimlock King!

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2009
    Posts:
    1,053
    Trophy Points:
    126
    Likes:
    +0
    I got the reissue and its made in China.
     
  5. PoweredConvoy

    PoweredConvoy Randy of the Allspark

    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2003
    Posts:
    6,511
    News Credits:
    158
    Trophy Points:
    267
    Likes:
    +194
    Yeah they stopped making toys in Japan sometimes during the later G1 figures, so if it says China it's a reissue.

    Randy
     
  6. Swoop Dogg

    Swoop Dogg me King!

    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2003
    Posts:
    2,616
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    202
    Likes:
    +6
    Awesome! My Dirge was made in Japan so I guess I got a G1 original then. Thanks for all the help everybody!
     
  7. Paladine

    Paladine Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2007
    Posts:
    1,368
    Trophy Points:
    141
    Likes:
    +0
    eHobby reissue also says China. Sounds like yours is pure vintage!
     

Share This Page