Product number for BW vintage Tigatron reissue & Stock Images

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  1. FAKER II

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    I'm not a big enough Beast Wars fan to get all the Generations updates. But I will gladly pick up reissues to add to my vintage 90's BW collection. Tigertron is an instant buy for me. Hopefully, they go with the Takara colors.

    Since we're still hearing news of upcoming reissues, fingers crossed for a US release of the original Ravage (Jaguar X-9) figure.
     
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    That mold was lost post Botcon 2001 and as far as anyone knows hasn't bee found
     
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    Probably. But we thought the Rattrap mold was gone, too.
     
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    I'm pretty sure someone like Aaron Archer actually said that the X-9 mold was lost when asked at a Botcon though, was that ever said about Rattrap or was that just assumed because they re-released the Transmetal during the 10th anniversary instead of the Basic mold?
     
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    I can’t quite remember… I think it was assumed because they used Transmetal Rattrap, but I think that was just to keep them all at the deluxe class point. That said, I think someone compared the 2021 reissue to the original and realized it’s an entirely new mold.
    With technology coming as far as it has, there’s no reason Hasbro couldn’t just buy a loose one off Ebay, disassemble it, then scan in the parts and recreate the mold
     
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    That sucks. I wasn’t aware of that. It still kills me to this day that I was at Botcon 2001 and I didn't get Transmetal Tigatron.
     
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    So I still have my original Tigatron but it's yellowed a little. Wouldn't mind a fresh one. Skorponok is a must
     
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    Oof. Yeah, that would hurt.

    One of the favorite pieces of my collection.
     
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    Since this will probably be the exact same mould as Cheetor, think he will not be able to have the chest collapse all the way as well? And does anyone know of a fix for this?
     
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    It likely won't have the fully compressing chest, but there is a fix. The armature the head attaches to (blue on Cheetor, green on Tigatron) is squared off on one end. All you need to do is cut/sand it so it's round on both ends.
     
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    Yea I watched an old review of an original Cheetor and I noticed there was some additional plastic above that pin. I didn’t know if filing that down would create a structural issue, I assumed they made that change for a reason but I don’t like how far the chest sticks out on the reissue
     
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    I think the use of Transmetal Rattrap was precisely for that reason. And the recent reissue of Optimus Prime does show that they can recreate molds, however in doing so that figure will definitely see an increase in price (if the new Rattrap reissue is indeed a new mold then that could also explain him being priced the same as Cheetor's reissue).

    I got one back in 08 or 09 on ebay and it is probably my most prized figure in my collection, made even better by the fact that back in 2018 I finally completed my 3h wreckers (granted they're not all the right body).
     
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    Dang the original Tigatron was one of the first ever transformers I ever had. Might just impulse buy this if I see it in a store.
     
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    Hasbro: You had your chance you don't deserve an Inferno reissue ... :D 
     
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    Are there any pictures of this? I'd love to give it a go.
     
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    Kinda want this...i don't mind even if it's yellow (hope not though)
     
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    According to the galleries by Seibertron, there are molding differences in some parts of the figures which means that Hasbro might've made new molds for the reissues.
     
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    All my BW guys are packed up but I’ll see if I can fish one of the cats out. IIRC I did the mod to all of my copies of the mould.
     
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    Tigatron (missed) and K9 (lost) are two I would probably buy if my Walmarts stocked TransFormers.
     
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    Would love to see Jetstorm and Manterror re-released....
     
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