1983 Bandai Optimus Prime?

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1983 Bandai Optimus Prime?

Postby schuld66 » Thu Aug 09, 2012 8:57 pm

This one's labeled "MR-18" "Bandai" "1983" "Macau" and it measures about 4 1/2" as the flatbed. I can't seem to find it on the site. Can anyone help?
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Re: 1983 Bandai Optimus Prime?

Postby Overcracker » Thu Aug 09, 2012 9:21 pm

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That's because he's technically not a Transformer. Back then the Gobots property wasn't part of the Transformers Brand.

In America it was owned by Tonka, and it was based off of a line of transforming Robots from Popy, a then subsidiary of Bandai.

It wasn't until 1991 that Hasbro bought out Tonka and all its intellectual properties including the Gobots.

This guy is Road Ranger, a Gobot Guardian. (Not all red and blue trucks are immediately Prime)
http://www.tfu.info/Gobots/Guardians/Ro ... ranger.htm

I actually had him as a kid, and he was my replacement Optimus Prime as I was never able to get an actual Optimus as a kid.

He's got some diecast in the cab, and he is pretty cool.
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