Fortress Maximus - Sword Copyright help needed

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  1. DoubleClouder

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    Hey everyone I was wondering if you could help me out on a little research I am doing. I am trying to get all the copyright date/location stamps on the G1 Fortress Maximus sword that's located on the hilt. I am trying to determine if the date stamp on the hilt is specific to each version of the mold.

    So far I have got:
    Fortress Maximus (original) - Takara 1987 Macau
    Grand Maximus - Takara 1987 Macau
    Lucky Draw Sword Campaign - Brave Maximus - Takara 1987 China
    Fortress Maximus (Encore) - Tomy "Made in China"
    Godfire Convoy (Reissue) - Tomy "Made in China"

    • All KOs that I know of have no stamp
    I am not 100% on the Grand Maximus sword, since I got it in a part lot that came with both Grand Max and Fort Max parts. So I would like to get confirmation on that. I would like people to also confirm they are seeing the same thing I am stamping wise

    Basically what I am trying to do is confirm that the "Takara 1987 China" stamp is specific to the Lucky Draw Sword Campaign (Brave Max) mold. There is actually a slight color difference on it, but you have to have them in hand with the light at an angle to tell. This is to prevent people from just throwing a hilt with the God Fire Convoy Sword and saying it was one of the prize toys. I confirmed the stamp on three prize toys, so that seems to be consistent.
     
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    Anyone able to confirm these stamps?
     
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    Encore is stamped Tomy Made In China
     
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    Awesome, thanks!
     
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