Help! Vintage vs REissue Twincast

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Help! Vintage vs REissue Twincast

Postby timb » Mon Aug 11, 2014 10:16 am

Hey all,
I need your expert advice. I have a G1 Twincast, but I am unable to discern as to whether or not he is vintage or a reissue. His face is gray, not gold (as I believe the most recent reissue has). But wondering if there are any other ways to distinguish?

Thanks for your help!
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Re: Help! Vintage vs REissue Twincast

Postby JelZe GoldRabbit » Mon Aug 11, 2014 10:22 am

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The latest Encore reissue was the one with all the changes including:

- Gold face instead of silver
- The techno detailing in the cassette door was smoothed over
- Tampographs instead of stickers

The first reissue was an e-Hobby release and identical to the original.
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Re: Help! Vintage vs REissue Twincast

Postby timb » Mon Aug 11, 2014 10:24 am

So no way to distinguish between the EHobby and the original then?
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Re: Help! Vintage vs REissue Twincast

Postby JelZe GoldRabbit » Mon Aug 11, 2014 10:35 am

Motto: "The only good is knowledge, and the only evil is ignorance."
Weapon: Dual Bladed Sword
timb wrote:So no way to distinguish between the EHobby and the original then?


There is one notable difference: on the e-Hobby reissue, the left upper arm lacks the Autobot symbol.
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Re: Help! Vintage vs REissue Twincast

Postby timb » Mon Aug 11, 2014 10:52 am

Thanks so much!
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Re: Help! Vintage vs REissue Twincast

Postby triKlops » Mon Aug 11, 2014 11:52 am

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Re: Help! Vintage vs REissue Twincast

Postby timb » Mon Aug 11, 2014 3:22 pm

Is the symbol that is supposed to be there a sticker/decal?
Not seeing any difference in the photos I am seeing online.
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Re: Help! Vintage vs REissue Twincast

Postby fenrir72 » Tue Aug 12, 2014 12:07 am

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It's a silver backed not mirrored sticker.
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