Universe Barricade vs. Energon Barricade?

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  1. Fast_Draw

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    Are they the same thing (i.e. can they both be used for Bruticus Maximus / with the FP Munitioner & Explorer?)?
     
  2. Auto Morph

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    Yep, both identical, just different paint jobs.
     
  3. Fast_Draw

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    Thanks. That's what I thought, but I just wanted to make sure. I only really heard people mention using the Energon one for Bruticus.
     
  4. Kuma Style

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    I don't understand.. if anyone has a Universe version, could they post pictures? Bc googling it, it's the exact smae paint job as Energon from what I'm seeing?
     
  5. wildfly

    wildfly Right notes. Wrong order.

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    Technically both the Blue Energon version and Grey ROTF version have appeared in Universe.

    Google Energon Barricade and ROTF Onslaught?
     
  6. Kuma Style

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    Yea, I own Energon barricade, ROTF Onslaught, and TFCC Heatwave. I'm just wondering if the Universe version is different than any of those three?
     
  7. Shadow Convoy

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    Here's a pic of my Universe Barricace

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  8. dragon516

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    Universe and Energon is the same. Leftover stock of Energon was repackaged and sold at discount stores (Big Lots etc) into the Universe packaging. They are identical.
     
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    No. I believe Universe is the same as Energon
     
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    i forgot what energon barricade looks like but i'm pretty sure its just a straight up repackage.
     
  11. Taziir

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    I can't tell the difference /shrug

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  12. Kuma Style

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    Yea... those pictures are exactly what I'd seen googling, and yes, it's just Energon barricade.
     
  13. videriant

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    The US release of Energon Barricade was re-released as Universe Barricade.

    The US release of ROTF Onslaught was released under Universe (2.0) internationally.

    There's only three/four versions of the figure out there:
    1) Energon Barricade/Universe Barricade
    2) Superlink Onslaught (i think it's slightly different colors from the US release)
    3) ROTF Onslaught/Universe Onslaught
    4) TFCC Heatwave
     
  14. Fast_Draw

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    Yea, I didn't mean the Universe Ultra Class one. Sorry about that. I know that can't be used lol.

    Are these still out there at Big Lots/other discount stores? Or how long ago was that?
     
  15. videriant

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    The Universe line's reuse of names can be confusing.

    1) Energon Barricade = Universe Barricade
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    2) Universe Bruticus Maximus (with Onslaught) = ROTF Bruticus Maximus (with Onslaught)

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    3) Universe Ultra Onslaught
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    4) Universe Ultra Bruticus

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  16. Hot Shot.

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    As far as paint and coloring goes, they're identical. However, I've found that the Energon commanders in Universe have weaker combiner plugs. It's either mold degradation or cheaper plastic.

    My :2c: .
     
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    So I should get the Energon one if possible instead of the Universe repack?
     
  18. Kuma Style

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    Not necessarily. My first energon/Universe combiner was a MISB Bruticus set for Energon, and the left combiner broke within two months, and I don't even play with my toys. I jsut moved the arm gently for a different fucking pose.

    Since then I've gotten replacement Universe Barricades, and their ports have been mint.
     
  19. Fast_Draw

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    Hmmm, thanks for the tip.
     
  20. Hot Shot.

    Hot Shot. Giving up on the fiction.

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    I had the opposite happen with my Storm Jet. The first couple I bought were Universe, and the first broke the day I bought it. After the second broke, I bought the Energon version and haven't had problems since. I've noticed the joints are overall tighter on the Energon version as well.

    That's just my experience, anyway.
     

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