G2 Laser Prime Reissue In-Package?

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Joe Moore, Feb 13, 2006.

  1. godsenddeath

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    That's about it. An original Laser Prime isn't that much more expensive...So they probably figured they'd change something to make it more attractive.
     
  2. 03Mach1

    03Mach1 Logic has been replaced with blind ignorance.

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    The box is labeled as 13-S. A similar denotation to the Megatron reissue, 16-S. It's either the real box or a real nice fake.
     
  3. rattrap007

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    hehehe "Prime of Justice" :lol 
     
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    Chrome?! :sly: 
    The original Japanese one had chrome?
    I've got to have one just because of the chrome!!!
    So who wants my original then? :D 
     
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    no. the original did not have chrome.
     
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    that was his japanese title back in the day

    fake or not, i seriously hope he does look indeed like that, specially the non stickered trailer...
     
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    Hmm..fell a little short of the mark there.
     
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    Quick comparison:
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    My original Prime Of Justice
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    The "reissue" version
     
  9. Mr.Roboto

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    Well, I see quite a bit of differences between the two so I guess I'll keep my Pre-Order. I was almost thinking about dropping the order cause it looked to close to an identical copy. But the subtle differences look okay to me. This will look great to place next to my original. :) 
     
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    At least they had the sense to lose the Napalm Prime stickers off the trailer. Those always left me with the image of Prime standing over Smokey the Bear's corpse, saying "Remember, only forest fires can prevent bears!"
     
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    The only thing that might make me think it's fake is the chest is just chrome. Wasn't the stripes next to the grill suposed to be blue or is that just part of hobylinks mock up pic?

    I also have to wonder why they thought making the part that holds his head red was a good idea; for the original let alone the reissue. I always thought it was one particular area that made Scourge look so much better. I know they may've not wanted to chrome it, but why not at least the same grey as the shoulders?
     
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    If I live to be 100 I will never understand HasTak's refusal to give this guy to us in G1 colors.
     
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    They like to toy with the fandom.
     
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    HAW!

    looking at Reissue G2 flibby-floo Convoy, that chrome chest screams to me "I'M A KNOCKOFF!!" even though it's not.

    It's not, right?
     
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    ooh. this will be a nice replacement for my batterd old one.
     
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    Hmm, the Image Board has taken down the pic, it seems. Can't see why they'd do that unless it was a fake.
     
  17. Nevermore

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    Or because the image was taken from another site. They have a "no posting of images taken from other sites" role.
     
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    Hmm, if this is a fake, it's an elaborate one.

    - The original has the window angle start on the same horizontal plane as the "I" of "Justice", the "reissue" has it start at the "S"
    - Also, original has the window edge with more clearance with regard to the smokestacks on the photo of the cab mode than the "reissue"
    - Chest decals changed on both the toy itself and the box artwork
    - G2 Autobot logos added to the shoulder decals on both the toy itself and the box artwork
    - Changed the shadow of "Battle Convoy" (written in Katakana in the lower right) from black to grey
    - Changed "TRF-13" to "TRF-13-S"
    - It's hard to tell due to the size, but it looks like the Furigana above the Kanji for "Supreme Commander" have been omitted on the "reissue"
    - The text in the yellow caption is completely different (original says something about "tank lorry", "reissue" says something about a "gimmick" instead)
    - Chrome on chest
    - Box artwork recreates "chrome" look
    - Black sides of hips, also recreated on box artwork
    - Black shoulder panels (matching with box artwork now)
    - Chrome trailer
    - Sticker on trailer omitted
    - Photo of cab mode replaces "OPTIMUS PRIME" with G2 Autobot logo
    - No wait, that's an ENTIRELY NEW PHOTO of the cab mode on the box!
    - Of course, old Takara logo in Katakana replaced with "TAKARA" in English

    I gotta say, if that's a photoshop, it's not one someone did in his spare time at work.
     
  19. Dreweido

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    Not too mention the addition of the 'light' coming from his sword on the reissue... no way that's a fake... that's the best photoshopping i've ever seen. period. if it's a fake.