Which figures, pre-Siege, have Light-Piping?

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  1. PoptiOptimime

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    I started collecting Siege, and there’s only a few that have actual light piping.

    Which figures before Siege had this gimmick? Can you post a picture to share?
     
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    Probably better to ask which DON'T have lightpiping once you go back more than a few years.
     
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    Foc soundwave and a bunch of others
     
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    During most of the PW3 the Groove mold what the only one to have light piping, except for Wreck-Gar. Combiner Hunter Arcee and Chromia did, but they were repaints of their T30 toys. Before that light piping was a bit more common.
     
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    Light-piping was standard practice before Combiner Wars. Even figures with painted eyes usually had the tooling for it.

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    DotM Shockwave is the king of light-piping. It can be the dead of night yet somehow his eye's glowing.
     
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    very cool!!!
     
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    Light piping has been a gimmick since at least G2, so literally hundreds, possibly thousands of figures have been made with light piping.
     
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    Some of the best is on BW2 Dirge and Thrust.
     
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    T30 Whirl has an awesome light piping
     
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    hmm... light-piping has been around since G2.

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    It is seriously NOT a new thing.
     
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    RID Scourge probably has my favorite instance of it. But yeah, light piping was the norm for a really long time.
     
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    Hate to break it to you... :) 

    Or do you have Riddler87 on ignore?
     
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    Oh so many. A lot of CHUG figures have it. It became sort of a lost art during the Prime Wars trilogy.

    Light-piping - Transformers Wiki

    Introduced with 1992 G1 Turbomasters and Predators.
     
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    hmmm.. I see it now, but I read the thread before posting and didn't see it at all and that's why I was really surprised that I didn't see anyone else mention it right away.

    ... I'm amend my post... thanks for letting me know.
     
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    To be fair the original post said Beast Wars and I changed it to G2 later after I thought about it some more. So imafallenangel could have just been going off of my original post.
     
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    Some of the Animated and Prime toys had sculpted details on their eyes making them really "come alive" when the light hit just right.
     
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    Light piping was common on older movie, Animated, and Prime figures, as I recall.
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