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Generation 1 Powermaster Optimus Prime, Ultra Magnus and Astrotrain to get Asia Re-reissued

Posted on 10-25-2012 at 05:49 PM by Sol Fury under Generation 1
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Our sponsors Big Bad Toy Store have updated with preorders for new runs of three more Generation 1 Commemorative series releases. Originally offered nearly 10 years back now, these three are we assume the next items to be reissued once more for the burgeoning Asian market interest in Transformers.

The three getting new reissues this time out are:

Astrotrain
Ultra Magnus
Powermaster Optimus Prime with Apex Armor, aka Super Ginrai with Godbomber.
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Thenames9
Maybe an MP Astrotrain in the works? I don't see the point in buying these when you can get the same thing MISB on eBay for cheaper.
Valkysas
My God Ginrai has some paint wear on his cab, and a broken ratchet in his cab's hips, so I got excited for this until I saw the price.
Quicky
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Originally Posted by Thenames9 View Post
Maybe an MP Astrotrain in the works? I don't see the point in buying these when you can get the same thing MISB on eBay for cheaper.
What about an MP PowerMaster Prime?
OMEGAPRIME1983
Price on pm prime is a little excessive, no??
BenjaminXavier
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Originally Posted by Quicky View Post
What about an MP PowerMaster Prime?
Good call. That would be ANOTHER way to re-paint MP10.

Also: on the "mp astrotrain?" rumor... all the other recent re-issues have been turned into MPs shortly aftarward: hot rod, prime, soundwave, sideswipe, etc. So maybe?
Batman
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Originally Posted by OMEGAPRIME1983 View Post
Price on pm prime is a little excessive, no??
I know for awhile prices on Ebay were pretty stupid for both the Takara and Hasbro reissue (like $200 +) but now they seem to have leveled off to about $100 - $120.
Super_Megatron
Hasbro, where's our Blue Bluestreak reissue?
Sideswipe1954
Wasn't the Astrotrain an HTS exclusive originally?
microclone
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Originally Posted by Batman View Post
I know for awhile prices on Ebay were pretty stupid for both the Takara and Hasbro reissue (like $200 +) but now they seem to have leveled off to about $100 - $120.

when it was first reissues PM prime was struggling for a while to sell (maybe).... mine was $35 at BBTS!!

a bargain.
Wazdakka
Goddangit! I saw this earlier today, but didn't know it was news material! I could've gotten my first news credit! >.<
seeker311
Really hobby ark had them up first as I reported in the toy section yesterday, but I guess I'll give bbts the credit next time
AnAutobot1985
I hope Prime and Magnus get long smoke stacks. And I'd like to see Astrotrain in grey opposed to the white. Then I'd buy Astrotrain for sure!
jamarmiller
yeah, had it been a cartoon accurate color scheme on Astro train I would have bought him for my boy, but my original G1 version is still in great condition so that will be the one he gets
SPLIT LIP
I wish Optimus wasn't so expensive. Still, better than ebay's prices. I've never owned Powermaster Ops and would love this.

I just bought a junker Magnus like a month ago that I cleaned up. I don't need the reissue now but that would've been awesome back then.
AutobotAssassin
I've been wanting that Astrotrain for a reasonable price!
Powersa
$115 is too much. I bought Japanese reissue new for $50 a few years ago.
Star Saber
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Originally Posted by SPLIT LIP View Post
I wish Optimus wasn't so expensive. Still, better than ebay's prices. I've never owned Powermaster Ops and would love this.
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Same here, was hoping to snag one below $100. It's not really any better than eBaythough, a bunch of auctions went for about the same price or lower recently. If any, I say they did their research
Starscream Gaga
YES! POWER MASTER OPTIMUS!
NO! THAT PRICE!

I can't justify it. Damn. Hopefully Robotkingdom will have them for more reasonable prices.
Doug
I already have the reissue Ultra Magnus, but I would like to get the reissue Astrotrain.
Ribieconvoy
Reissues are really that expensive? i got most of the G1s I was interested back just before the first movie came out, and I got a PERFECT Ultra Magnus complete with everything except the box for 50 bucks. In any case, I've been meaning to pick up PM Optimus Prime, so I may bite on that some time in the future.
Anguirus
I've been trying to unload an almost-complete PM Prime for $40 or so for ages, guys.

Always cool to hear about reissues and the like, though they are rarely for me...
Star Saber
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Originally Posted by Anguirus View Post
I've been trying to unload an almost-complete PM Prime for $40 or so for ages, guys.

Always cool to hear about reissues and the like, though they are rarely for me...
They're talking about PM Prime with God Bomber though, so not exactly the same thing, but yeah, a lot of people are also picky about completeness, and being MISB, I mean, look at how high the older re-isses have climbed up recently, some are close to the originals!
snoopcow
it's god bomber and ginrai, so the price is quite ok
Stepper
Good news for those whom has missed them,now is a chance to get them at reasonable price
Star Saber
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Originally Posted by Stepper View Post
Good news for those whom has missed them,now is a chance to get them at reasonable price
Sadly, the price is hardly reasonable You can still get pieces on eBay cheaper if you're patient enough.
snoopcow
ebay is shifty, bbts is more trustworthy
Murasame
What? lol
AutobotAssassin
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Originally Posted by AutobotAssassin View Post
I've been wanting that Astrotrain for a reasonable price!
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Originally Posted by Stepper View Post
Good news for those whom has missed them,now is a chance to get them at reasonable price
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Originally Posted by Star Saber View Post
Sadly, the price is hardly reasonable You can still get pieces on eBay cheaper if you're patient enough.
I've been looking for that Astrotrain for 3 years for decent price. This is half of what he's going for on ebay. The original G1 goes for about the same.

*at time of posting there was currently no reissue astrotrain listed on ebay except for one: $110 bookstyle Japanese Reissue*
soundwave69
Had all of these during the original run, sold them because I thought I was done collecting. Will buy all 3, lesson learned.
RKillian
I hate to say it but this seems like a decent enough price for Astrotrain. Would I prefer an Encore for $30? Absolutely. But eBay has not really been offering any deals on the last reissues that I've seen.
Cracka J
just missing astrotrain!

$54 bucks? wheeeeeeeeeeeeee
DethPike
Good Lawd! Over $100 for that reissue God Ginrai?

My buddy got the first reissue - the Japanese one in that white box - just last year for around $100. How much was this the first time around at TRU?
RKillian
It was $50 when it hit TRU around 2002-2003 (in series two with Starscream).
DethPike
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Originally Posted by RKillian View Post
It was $50 when it hit TRU around 2002-2003 (in series two with Starscream).
I thought it was right around there but couldn't recall. Ugh.

A quick ebay search shows a few of those for around $115... it's a sad day when retail prices start to creep up to ebay prices. Guess it was just a matter of time. I guess the silver lining is that scalpers might be put out of business? -shrugs-
Stepper
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Originally Posted by RKillian View Post
I hate to say it but this seems like a decent enough price for Astrotrain. Would I prefer an Encore for $30? Absolutely. But eBay has not really been offering any deals on the last reissues that I've seen.
Hoping that they release astrotrain under Encore
cappeca
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Originally Posted by OMEGAPRIME1983 View Post
Price on pm prime is a little excessive, no??
Yes it is. Ten years ago they charged the God Ginrai reissue $60. I know because it was the first preorder I ever made.

And yet, I think I'm gonna get this one. F*ck my wallet.
soundwave69
I know the price seems high on PM Prime but I keep thinking it's been a DECADE...doesn't it seem like everything has doubled since then? I paid I think $30 for the Optimus reissue in 2002...would expect him to be in the $50-$60 range now. If PM Prime was $60, I think pricing is about where it should be now. Sucks, but it's just the way things are now.

Pretty sure gas was like $1.50 or less back then.
Paladine
You can get the Japanese PM reissue for cheaper on eBay
Oracle_Aesir
Might be interested in PM Prime, but the rest are of no real interest
Takeshi357
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Originally Posted by cappeca View Post
Yes it is. Ten years ago they charged the God Ginrai reissue $60. I know because it was the first preorder I ever made.

And yet, I think I'm gonna get this one. F*ck my wallet.
If you have God Ginrai, why would you want this one?
Fort_Fett
I need a Nucleon repaint! Missed out on that guy. My Ginrai and Fire Guts just haven't felt complete without him.
Thuderclash
Hmm Great Opportunity to Snag an Astrotrain Then
Erland
I bought UM, PM, and SS when they came out in 2002 or something, it was the only wave of reissues I saw, I was told by TRU that the line was canceled and never went back to a TRU again until about a year ago... Had I seen astrotrain when I went, I would have bought him too. I gotta get this once they are up for order, I can't do pre-order...

Also, if they 3 I bought were this price then, I would have never bought them..
SPLIT LIP
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Originally Posted by Paladine View Post
You can get the Japanese PM reissue for cheaper on eBay
You can? Where? I don't see one. I'd much rather get one cheaper. Unless it didn't come with God/Apex Bomber.
Stepper
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Originally Posted by Fort_Fett View Post
I need a Nucleon repaint! Missed out on that guy. My Ginrai and Fire Guts just haven't felt complete without him.
Nucleon Quest is a TRU Japan exclusive,hence don't think they will reissue that.
RKillian
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Originally Posted by Erland View Post
Had I seen astrotrain when I went, I would have bought him too.
Astrotrain, like Sideswipe, never saw a TRU shelf. The former went to HTS and the latter to KB about 2 years after the line ended.
soundwave69
Waiting for RK to list these. Their prices on Prime and Soundwave are much better than BBTS, so I assume it will be the same for these 3, as well.
guard convoy
what people fail to realize these reissues are for the hasbro asia market, that's why they are costing so much

the same thing happened to reissue soundwave and rodimus prime a while back

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