Transmetal II Dinobot yellow eyes variation

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  1. lord ginrai

    lord ginrai Proud member of the Cult of Scorponok

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    Hey guys,

    here's one for the variant gurus.
    Was out window shopping in Osaka today when I stumbled upon a MOSC TM2 Dinobot with yellow eyes.
    Now, I've owned both versions of Dinobot (bone white & off-white) in the past myself but had never heard of this.

    A quick Google search also didn't turn up anything so I was wondering if anyone here has any knowledge about this dude.

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  2. GALVATOM

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    New to me, there is a page on the net out there that tries to list all the beast wars variants, I think it was Unicron dot com but all I did was google Beast Wars variants to find it. His eyes being yellow could be explained as him being Dinonot II in his final moments on the show seeing as the original Dinonot toy has yellow eyes in bot mode.

    I wonder if the robot mode eyes are a different colour?
     
  3. TM2 Dinobot

    TM2 Dinobot closeted otaku

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    I can't say I've come across this before, but I don't expect it's intentional or a running change. From what I can tell of the pic you posted. it seems more likely that the paint was improperly mixed rather than actually being yellow. It doesn't seem to have faded with time, so I suspect this is more of a one-off flub than an actual variant.

    EDIT: That said, I'm more than willing to take it off your hands. I could always use another Dinobot II. XD
     
  4. DoubleClouder

    DoubleClouder Prototype / Testshot collector

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    Did TM2 Dinobot get a "US Exclusive" Japanese release? Might be one of those
     
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    oooh, I say go for it and purchase it! It might be a rare specimen, so no harm owning something rare..
     
  6. FORT MAXie

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    There was also a Green Eye Depthcharge, saw one on Ebay in 2019 but next to impossible to find pics or how many where made.
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  7. lord ginrai

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    So that's what it is huh! Thanks for solving the mystery XD
     
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    I had help and read a article someone wrote but can not find the website anymore. If other have more info please add to this and we can do a proper update to tfwiki as well.
     
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    Huh. I actually have that yellowed eye variant in a box somewhere. Didn't know it was unusual. Though that was just the norm, haha!
     
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    Yeah my original had yellow eyes.
     
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  11. lord ginrai

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    Lucky owners of a (rare) variant!
     
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