variant black optimus prime

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  1. megatron187

    megatron187 Well-Known Member

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    I bought this off ebay and I have never seen this black optimus prime before it has a different gold sticker on it then the other black optimus primes I've seen. Can anybody verify what black optimus prime this is???? I have the pictures in the beginning part of my photobucket page!!!!

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  2. Soundblaster1

    Soundblaster1 The Heisenberg of Toys

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    Looks like a JAFCON Prime.
     
  3. megatron187

    megatron187 Well-Known Member

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    But look at the sticker it is different then the other black optimus primes that I have seen????
     
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    Backstop Have you seen my box art?

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    do you have pics to compare? As what is different?
     
  5. Megatoron

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    Looks like whoever you bought this from switched the cover of JAFCON Prime with that of Shining Magnus.
     

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    megatron187 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for pointing that out!!!!!
     
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    ko baby!
     
  8. Optimus Scourge

    Optimus Scourge Arcee's boy toy Veteran

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    Yup. This is what it should look like:

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  9. megatron187

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    No it's not a KO it is official I have had it checked!!!! Now my question is the shiny ultra magnus was made by E-hobby and the black prime was at the Jafcon now wouldn't that mean it wasn't by E-hobby ,this is what I was told, could this maybe be a early release by E-hobby or do you think an employee at the Jafcon accidentally put the wrong sticker on the black prime cause the figures are sold with the gold sticker already applied by the company???? Please let me know on this!!!! thanks
     
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    Sidecutter Evil Dealer Scum TFW2005 Supporter

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    Well, your problem here is that the JafCon Black Convoy was indeed bootlegged by the people making numerous Prime recolors. It sure looks like you may have one of those fake ones.
     
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    KO's are better than that overpriced black "offical version" of optimus...

    here is the proof:

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    This guy cost me $50 plus shipping off ebay a few years ago...beats the Fuck out of any overpriced official convention release since it is the same identical mold...plus this one has the nemesis prime colored window and purple colored autobot stickers on the trailer.....

    just my two cents :rock 
     
  12. Chaos Convoy

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    Jafcon's black plastic is sparkly, though. Not the flat gloss black that the KO sports.
     
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    if you look at that jafcon picture up a few posts...there is no sparkly look..it is the same as mine...plus sparkly is not worth a couple hundred of bucks extra.....you could get lots more TF's with that couple of hundred bucks...
     
  14. Pravus Prime

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    This.
     
  15. Optimus Scourge

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    better suited to open, maybe, I did one of those myself, I was merely showing the correct box sticker.

    [​IMG]
     
  16. megatron187

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    What is something I can really look for on the jafcon and ko black prime to prove that this is a real official black prime???? thanks
     
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    dunno...it is the same exact mold....
     
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    The sparkly black should be a good way to tell -- in the light, it looks almost brown with the sparkles. This is the same sparkle you find in Alternators Tracks.
     
  19. Megatoron

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    Both Black Prime and Shining Magnus were convention exclusives and not E-hobby. They were released months apart so this should not be a factory error.
     
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    I have both the legitimate release and the KO, but they're in storage.

    I'll try to get pictures within a couple of days, unless someone beats me to it.
     

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