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My Optimus Prime G1 1984

Postby petfid » Tue Apr 08, 2014 2:52 pm

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[attachment=0]Optimus Prime G1 1984 Hi everyone ... Im new here and want to say hello and have a question for you all ... I bought an Optimus Prime G1 1984 16 years ago at a comic con and wondering as I did not open it if its normal that the stickers were not placed on the bot anywhere ... plz help !!! lol
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Re: My Optimus Prime G1 1984

Postby JelZe GoldRabbit » Tue Apr 08, 2014 3:22 pm

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16 years ago, that would place this sample in 1998, before bootlegs became commonplace. Weird, normally some stickers were pre-applied, especially on the sides of the trailer.

Eep, looking into it more... You may have a bootleg there. I found a thread over at TFW2005 with a guide to Optimus Prime KO's and all of the signs are there:

1. Extra grey border between the grid of the box and the trailer
2. "Formers" having shifted to between the "R" and "A" of "Trans"
3. Off-center text, "Transforms from..." should be right after a grid line instead of right on it here.
4. And missing stickers... Which is the case here.
6. "Ages. 5 & up" instead of "Ages: 5 & Up"

I'll spare you the other signs, but if you're curious, here's the thread.

Finally, I'm sorry. :(
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Re: My Optimus Prime G1 1984

Postby petfid » Tue Apr 08, 2014 5:05 pm

Actually I just decided to open and check inside and the stickers,hands and guns are all present and the markings by Takara/Hasbro are present on the trailer and bot with the big T and the reason for the grey border is the shift of the styrofoam ...
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Re: My Optimus Prime G1 1984

Postby petfid » Tue Apr 08, 2014 5:26 pm

Ahhh Man I think it is the knock off !!!! #@$%!$^@%$
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Re: My Optimus Prime G1 1984

Postby petfid » Tue Apr 08, 2014 6:51 pm

Mine says it was made in France is that normal ???
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Re: My Optimus Prime G1 1984

Postby petfid » Tue Apr 08, 2014 7:01 pm

Cab says 1980.1982 T2 symbal with a made in France and Takara on it ... I think its one of the Very first ever made ...
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Re: My Optimus Prime G1 1984

Postby JelZe GoldRabbit » Wed Apr 09, 2014 9:35 am

Motto: "The only good is knowledge, and the only evil is ignorance."
Weapon: Dual Bladed Sword
Another common sign: those KO's are made with/copied from the French molds originally used by the French company Joustra, who imported the Diaclone and Microman lines into the Benelux. The years come from Japanese copyright law at the time, the first is the original year of Diaclone, the second the year the mold was patented, usually a year before release.
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Re: My Optimus Prime G1 1984

Postby petfid » Sat Apr 12, 2014 4:36 pm

So would you say this one I have is unique in some way ???
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Re: My Optimus Prime G1 1984

Postby JelZe GoldRabbit » Sat Apr 12, 2014 4:53 pm

Motto: "The only good is knowledge, and the only evil is ignorance."
Weapon: Dual Bladed Sword
petfid wrote:So would you say this one I have is unique in some way ???


It does bear the novelty of being one of the first true fakes, but that's it. That's the only silver lining to this piece, aside from it being a nice conversation starter :)
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Re: My Optimus Prime G1 1984

Postby petfid » Sun Apr 13, 2014 6:22 pm

lol nice :> should I even bother with AFA ??? :>
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