Not sure what "version" of Rodimus this is

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  1. optimus124

    optimus124 PSN ID - OPTIMUS124

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    I got a Rodimus Prime/Convoy figure that I am trying to identify what version it is. Looking at the trademark date it shows 86, but didn't think that I bought the original release as it didn't cost much at all.

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  2. wildfly

    wildfly Fermenting pork tube.

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    2000s reissue?
     
  3. DrTraveler

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    As someone said, it could be a reissue, but I have also seen Rodimus Prime go for dirt cheap on ebay. You might have just got a deal.
     
  4. SG hailstorm

    SG hailstorm JaAm aficionado

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    If i remember correctly reissues have the original year of production and the reissues year of production, at least thats how it was on my commemorative thundercracker
     
  5. optimus124

    optimus124 PSN ID - OPTIMUS124

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    Sounds about right fellas, I know I didn't get a G1 release. Cleaning out the collection. I can part with this thing LOL
     
  6. Steevy Maximus

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    But Thundercracker was modified from his original release.

    Hasbro has a whole HOST of 2000s GI Joe figures released that still sported 80s date tags on them. In general, Hasbro didn't change those dates until they refurbished or remade the molds.

    Though, I'm inclined to point to this instance (Rodimus Prime) as likely being one of the several reissues done with him. I recall the 2000-ish Takara version being EXTREMELY common for many years, not to mention the two runs Hasbro's version has seen.
    Rule of thumb: if it looks too good to be true, it probably is.
     
  7. brr-icy

    brr-icy G1 Collector

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    original rodimus is cheap as well, need protoman to help you out here lol
     
  8. Switchblade

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    Having just checked on mine, since it was handy, look at Rodimus himself. If it's a reissue the trademark on the underside of the cab will say 2004.
     
  9. SG hailstorm

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    Yeah i had forgotten T.C was a modified release from the original, my bad lol
     
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    China stamp = reissue. AFAIR Hasbro/Takara Toys weren't made in China back in the 80's.
     
  11. Tripredacus

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    Here is a picture of US Rodimus Prime's G1 date stamp:
    FredsWorkshop.com

    Notice that it says Japan.

    G1 TFs did not start to get China stamps until the 1988 or 1989.