your favorite G1 reissues???

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  1. CVprowl

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    PART #1 so ive been reading about g1 reissue and trying to figure out which version is best of which character to get etc. Maybe some of you could share your wisdom here. : )

    if you have a favorite VERSION of a reissue please tell why. is it the price? is the coloring better etc. what makes you pick one version over the other?

    PART #2 i read on these message boards that there have been no reissues of the dinobots, devastator, or superion because of the molds having been lost/broken/reused... i was searching the internet and came across these items being sold (NOT CHEAPLY). are these KOs or what?
     
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    PART #1 ANSWER

    i picked the TRU SOUNDWAVE reissue because it holds 2 casette tapes and I heard the color is perfect. Also it was a little less expensive. I really wanted the two casettes, laserbeak and ravage that came with him. id also like to add rumble and frenzy, but the others i dont feel i need.

    i picked the TFC (Japanese) version of PROWL because I was disappointed to see the USA version has black missiles!
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    im going to keep a list here of what ive learned from this thread... and what i already have.



    Reissues That I Already Have

    Decepticons
    Megatron ~ TFC ~ waiting
    Soundwave, Laserbeak, and Ravage ~ TRU ~
    Starscream ~ TFC ~ waiting
    Skywarp and Thundercracker ~ Encore ~
    Insecticons ~ TRU ~
    Devastator ~ KO ~ waiting
    Bruticus ~ Encore ~ waiting

    Autobots
    Optimus Prime ~ Encore ~ waiting
    Jazz ~ Encore ~ waiting
    Prowl ~ TFC ~
    Blaster ~ SDCC ~



    Who's Next???

    Approximate EBAY BIN price $

    Autobots OG
    Trailbreaker ~ encore ~ $39 shipped
    Mirage ~ KO ~ $55 shipped
    Sunstreaker ~ KO ~
    Sideswipe ~ TFC ~ $85 shipped
    Hound ~ TFC ~ $120 shipped
    Wheeljack ~ KO ~ $70 shipped
    Ratchet ~ Encore
    Ironhide ~ Encore
    Tracks ~ USA ~ $68 shipped
    Inferno Hasbro ~ TFC ~ $42 shipped
    Smokescreen ~ TFC ~ $48 shipped
    Bluestreak/Silverstreak ~ eHobby Anime Version ~
    Perceptor ~ TRU ~
    Grapple ~ USA ~
    Hoist ~ Encore ~
    Red Alert ~ USA ~
    Bumblebee ~ TFC ~
    Gears ~ TFC ~
    Huffer ~ TFC ~
    Windcharger ~ Keychain Reissue ~
    Cliffjumper ~ Keychain Reissue ~
    Brawn ~ Keychain Reissue ~
    Omega Supreme Encore ~ $115 shipped


    Decepticons OG
    Frenzy and Rumble ~ Encore ~
    Dirge ~ USA ~ $50
    Ramjet ~
    Thrust ~
    Blitzwing ~ TFC ~
    Astrotrain (white) ~ TFC ~


    86 Movie +
    Galvatron Encore ~
    Cyclonus ~
    Scourge ~
    Ultra Magnus ~ Encore ~ $90 shipped
    Hot Rod (not Rodimus Prime) ~
    Cup and Wheelie ~ TFC ~
    Springer ~
    Arcee ~


    Combiners
    Predaking ~
    Superion ~ KO
    Minosaur ~ KO
    Protecobots ~ KO


    Other Later Cool Characters
    Stepper ~ TFC ~ $40
    Soundblaster ~ Encore ~ $115
     
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    I have many favorites out of all the reissues, for varying reasons, but one of my favorites as of late is the SDCC Reissue of Blaster and his tapes. Nice packaging plus he comes with 3 tapes, so IMHO it's a great deal.
     
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    God Ginrai is probably my favorite, along with New Year's Convoy.
     
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    i had to look those both up. the new year's convoy looks great. what makes it so special to you. is it really expensive compared to other prime reissues?
     
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    i just picked one up for $57 shipped. thanks for the heads up! i figured i have a soundwave already, why not add blaster. plus he hasnt had a classics reissue that i like.
     
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    I really like the TRU Soundwave too. He's awesome.
     
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    Personally, I feel that if you are going to spend that kind of money on a RE-issue, you might as well go with the originals. Some people prefer the "minty" nature of the reissues, but I like the rough, "played with" condition of the original G1s. Just my humble opinion.

    If you want the most accurate reissues, go with the Takara "book style" reissues. You really can't go wrong with any G1 in my opinion so I don't have a specific figure you should get.
     
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    Purple Galvatron. I just wuv him to pieces.
     
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    2010 Predaking reissue. The gold really adds to the overall look of the figure. It reminds me more of a high end collectible figure than a toy from 25 years ago.
     
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    My TFC 9 Starscream. I love that figure, the light blue looks really good on Starscream. I like him more than my Masterpiece Starscream.
     
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    -First reissue Predaking
    -TFC Blitzwing
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    understandable. i considered the options. i figure the two are almost identical. i like that the reissues are mint. so i decided to go that route. hopefully they keep making reissues so there arent any holes in our collections... and maybe the prices can come down a bit. hopefully if they see there is a market for it they will make more.

    all of the people sitting on stockpiles of these earlier releases are probably hoping for just the opposite. lol.

    i dont own any vintage transformers, though i have an almost complete vintage Sunbow ARAH GI Joe collection with some of my favorite post Sunbows sprinkled in.
     
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    it seems the TFC Takara "Book Style" are all good huh? the USA seem a bit cheaper. the trick is to know which you can buy the USA release for and it will be good quality colors and such.

    It seems the Autobot cars all got shortchanged on the USA release with their weapons being black instead of chrome.

    But what about the seekers for example. which is the better release for them? It seems the takara seekers are waaay more expensive than the usa. is it worth it.

    i was looking at a usa release thundercracker. it looked pretty good but it said the color was a little darker shinier blue. i think the accessories were the right color though.

    anyone got some help there for me.
     
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    TFC and Takara book style are the same thing right? hard to keep up with all the terminology. : P
     
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    I absolutely love the Takara Transformers Collection #11 Astrotrain reissue. As a big fan of both Astrotrain and space shuttles, this guy is totally up my alley. The color scheme for this figure is great and manages to make both his locomotive mode and his shuttle mode look more or less realistic (white space shuttle with a black underside, and black locomotive) and completely different from one another. It also serves as a nice homage to the original Japanese Astrotrain toy which had the white/black color scheme. The box has great artwork and has a nice flap that opens "book-style" allowing you to see him displayed inside in shuttle mode. I got mine for about $60 shipped last year on ebay. Also, be sure to check out the E-Hobby "Anime" Astrotrain in cartoon colors.

    Another G1 reissue I really like is the Toys R Us 25th Anniversary Commemorative Perceptor that was released last year. A lot of people prefer the Takara TFC reissue since it maintained the spring-loaded mechanism in the gun, but I'm partial to the beautiful box art by Marcelo Matere, though Takara's is really nice too. I had the pleasure of meeting Marcelo at Botcon last summer and purchased the last print he had of his Perceptor drawing that Hasbro used for the packaging (He was nice enough to sign it too!). Anyway,I think this reissue could have been a bit better if Hasbro had packaged Perceptor in microscope mode like Takara did with their version, but unfortunately, they would have had to pretty much double the size of the box to do so, so he displays in a sort of mix between his microscope mode and that somewhat awkward tank mode you sometimes see him in.
     
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    Yep.
     
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    i am after this one, but its crazy expensive. i hope this one gets a rerelease.
     
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    My first pick is g1 encore omega supreme, hes good priced, and just g1 awsome. Now at least I can get him complete without the missing leg add on parts. Also love
    god ginrai reissue, must have this cool guy.
    star saber reissue, very cool looking
    encore sky lynx, he so cool! I would have never got him if it wasnt this reissue.
    purple galvatron, nuff said, g1 greatness.
    encore soundwave, who doesnt like soundwave?
    encore metroplex, wow!


    wow so many of them indeed.
     
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    In no particular order:

    Powered Convoy or "Movie Preview" Ultra Magnus
    God Ginrai
    Stepper/Ricochet (I like the Hasbro name better)
    Soundblaster
    Twin Cast

    the rest :) 
     

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