Vintage G1 Bruticus variations

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  1. REMINATOR

    REMINATOR Well-Known Member

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    Excluding the Encore, I know the vintage G1 Bruticus was released as die cast metal and the plastic version. What I didn't know is the accessories are slightly different among the 3 versions until I read Fred TF Variations which I'm confuse.

    My g1 Bruticus which I got from Ebay last year is the die cast version but I think the accessories are a mishmash, I need some clarifications:
    1. At the back of Bruticus gray chest plate, it has indent vs. fill. Which one is for the metal version? I have the indent one.
    2. The hands and feet accessories with the marking L and R. One version has the letter marking only 1 side of the hand/foot. Mine has the L/R mark at both side (outside and underside) of the hand. As for the foot, I think the left foot only has one side, but the right has the marking in the outside and underside. Again which accessories belong to which version?
    3. So there are 3 versions of the vintage Onslaught (made in Japan metal, made in Japan plastic, and made in Mecca plastic) and only 2 versions of the smaller bots (made in Japan - plastic and metal but no Mecca). Is that right?
    4. Bruticus giftset was only release in Japan. Was it released as die cast, plastic, or both?

    I don't know if Bruticus back double barrel, head, and gun also have any difference as well. Feel free to list all the changes if you know any.
     
  2. brr-icy

    brr-icy G1 Collector

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    there's a silver and a grey combiner pieces variation as well
     
  3. Lunar Archivist

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    Here's a picture of the various...uh...variants:

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  4. Anthony _aggro

    Anthony _aggro Platypus prime

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    Good to see this thread. I am just going through my multiples of G1 Hastak combaticons and reralized that I have a Swindle with a darker purple metal chest, as well as a Blast off with the same dark purple chest. but they are Hasbro and Takara 1986.
     
  5. HunGrrr

    HunGrrr Eamus Catuli!

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    I don't remember the answer to question #1, but as for the hands/feet markings, the ones with the "R" and "L" on both sides did come with the metal-chested Onslaught. The silver hands/feet with the letters on only one side came from the transitional plastic-chested Onslaught, and then all the gray Bruticus accessories came from plastic-chested Onslaughts.
     
  6. Prime Noble

    Prime Noble Well-Known Member

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    Only version that matters is the Korean oversized KO. Onslaught is the size of G1 Ultra Magnus and the smaller bots are deluxes. If only the KO makers had produced Menasor and Defensor.
     
  7. UndertakerPrime

    UndertakerPrime Fort Max called shotgun...

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    My Onslaught is the plastic version and came with the chest plate with no indent to attach it to the crotch. Caused Bruticus' arms to not stay in place very well.
     
  8. G1Prowl

    G1Prowl Autobot Strategist

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    I have a question, is the Encore the all-plastic variant? I try my best to get non-die cast G1 whenever possible.
     
  9. Anthony _aggro

    Anthony _aggro Platypus prime

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    I just watched a review on the Encore set, but I do not remember if it was metal chest or not. What I wish I had was the launching base version of Onslaught. they disabled all the US releases of the base modes.
    I have most of the plastic and metal chest versions. I have two plastic chested Onslaughts, and a metal and plastic of Swindle, Blast Off and Brawl and just one Vortex, who is metal chested. I am thinking of just keeping the metal ones and one Onslaught.
     
  10. T-Logicon

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    Encore is die-cast. There are some well noted molding issues with the plastic, but the set is the metal chest version.
     
  11. HunGrrr

    HunGrrr Eamus Catuli!

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    I could've sworn that the Encore was Plastic-chested in this case.
     
  12. Fortress Prime

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    i dont have the encore

    but
    my metal combaticon set has silver parts
    L and R on both sides of the parts
    and the shield has a filled in tab

    my plastic onslaught which is japanese
    has all gray parts
    the us one should be the same only without a working launcher
     
  13. *Deathblade

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    pretty sure I heard the same, in fact that's why a lot of people skipped it, me included.
     

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