More G1 Reissues On The Way: Astrotrain, Ultra Magnus, and Powermaster Optimus Prime with Apex Armor

More G1 Reissues On The Way: Astrotrain, Ultra Magnus, and Powermaster Optimus Prime with Apex Armor

Thursday, October 25th, 2012 8:28pm CDT

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Site sponsor BigBadToyStore has listed three new Generation 1 reissue pre-orders:

  • Ultra Magnus
  • Astrotrain
  • Powermaster Optimus Prime with Apex Armor

These are likely being reissued for the Asian market, but good opportunity for those who may have missed these great figures in the past.


More G1 Reissues On The Way: Astrotrain, Ultra Magnus, and Powermaster Optimus Prime with Apex Armor

More G1 Reissues On The Way: Astrotrain, Ultra Magnus, and Powermaster Optimus Prime with Apex Armor

More G1 Reissues On The Way: Astrotrain, Ultra Magnus, and Powermaster Optimus Prime with Apex Armor

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Re: More G1 Reissues On The Way: Astrotrain, Ultra Magnus, and Powermaster Optimus Prime with Apex Armor (1433927)
Posted by Micronautsdeep on October 25th, 2012 @ 8:53pm CDT
I suppose if you're extraordinarily nostalgic, but I'd prefer the articulation and transformation of Classics Astrotrain. Only re-issues I am looking forward to are the city-formers (Fort. Max., etc.)
Re: More G1 Reissues On The Way: Astrotrain, Ultra Magnus, and Powermaster Optimus Prime with Apex Armor (1433930)
Posted by Super Megatron on October 25th, 2012 @ 9:05pm CDT
Micronautsdeep wrote:I suppose if you're extraordinarily nostalgic, but I'd prefer the articulation and transformation of Classics Astrotrain. Only re-issues I am looking forward to are the city-formers (Fort. Max., etc.)


Agree. And enough Optimus Prime toys already. Next thing you'll see is an utility belt around its waist.
Re: More G1 Reissues On The Way: Astrotrain, Ultra Magnus, and Powermaster Optimus Prime with Apex Armor (1433931)
Posted by Bumblevivisector on October 25th, 2012 @ 9:07pm CDT
Hasbro didn't already do an Astrotrain reissue, right? Still got my original, so I'd only be interested if he was a more show-accurate repaint, like that really-sought-after Takara reissue. Still, glad they're doing one new reissue...I think

And I'm guessing Magnus still has the same firing safety missiles? No new launcher alteration?

10 years ago, this was huge news. Now? Even if you missed both trucks and the last Optimus and Soundwave reissues, has their price gone up on the secondary market? Is this in anticipation of the U.S. Supreme court killing all secondary markets this coming Monday? (Seriously, that case needs to get SOPAed; everyone, do your homework!)
Re: More G1 Reissues On The Way: Astrotrain, Ultra Magnus, and Powermaster Optimus Prime with Apex Armor (1433942)
Posted by Micronautsdeep on October 25th, 2012 @ 9:41pm CDT
Supreme Court? They are going ahead with that? I thought that was a no-brainer. How can they say we can't re-sell something we bought legitimately. Would that eliminate garage sales to (rhetorical)? But, this isn't a legal forum so.....


I miss the Ultra Magnus car-carrier mode, but the bot mode was horrible and might as well have been a statue. If someone would do a carrier, a-la FansProject-like, for the Classics/Henkei Magnus I'd be all over it. :BOT:
Re: More G1 Reissues On The Way: Astrotrain, Ultra Magnus, and Powermaster Optimus Prime with Apex Armor (1433948)
Posted by TulioDude on October 25th, 2012 @ 9:52pm CDT
Power master Optimus.Yes
Re: More G1 Reissues On The Way: Astrotrain, Ultra Magnus, and Powermaster Optimus Prime with Apex Armor (1433954)
Posted by Sabrblade on October 25th, 2012 @ 10:04pm CDT
Bumblevivisector wrote:Hasbro didn't already do an Astrotrain reissue, right?
Yes they did. It was a Hasbro Toy shop exclusive and featured the black train/white shuttle deco.
Re: More G1 Reissues On The Way: Astrotrain, Ultra Magnus, and Powermaster Optimus Prime with Apex Armor (1434041)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on October 26th, 2012 @ 2:50am CDT
Ive already got all 3 of those but wouldnt mind gettig astrotrain cause mines pretty banged up, but that price is way to high. Dont think i paid that much for the TRU power master prime reissue.
Re: More G1 Reissues On The Way: Astrotrain, Ultra Magnus, and Powermaster Optimus Prime with Apex Armor (1434042)
Posted by RhA on October 26th, 2012 @ 3:02am CDT
Dear Astrotrain...

Please be purple and grey.
Re: More G1 Reissues On The Way: Astrotrain, Ultra Magnus, and Powermaster Optimus Prime with Apex Armor (1434045)
Posted by Daveyi777 on October 26th, 2012 @ 3:13am CDT
Are these Hasbro or Takara? Either way all three have seen reissues before. Isn't it time we got some reissues of rarer figures? Liokaiser would be a good start...
Re: More G1 Reissues On The Way: Astrotrain, Ultra Magnus, and Powermaster Optimus Prime with Apex Armor (1434047)
Posted by RhA on October 26th, 2012 @ 3:32am CDT
Daveyi777 wrote:Are these Hasbro or Takara? Either way all three have seen reissues before. Isn't it time we got some reissues of rarer figures? Liokaiser would be a good start...


Like... Fort Max and stuff? Devastator? Twincast? Those'd be great.
Re: More G1 Reissues On The Way: Astrotrain, Ultra Magnus, and Powermaster Optimus Prime with Apex Armor (1434048)
Posted by Daveyi777 on October 26th, 2012 @ 3:51am CDT
RhA wrote:
Daveyi777 wrote:Are these Hasbro or Takara? Either way all three have seen reissues before. Isn't it time we got some reissues of rarer figures? Liokaiser would be a good start...


Like... Fort Max and stuff? Devastator? Twincast? Those'd be great.


Sarcasm... Hmmm... >:oP

Fort Max, fair enough. Hasn't Devastator had several reissues? May be wrong on that one, and as for Twincast, we've had the Blaster mold before... I used lioKaiser as an example, as it has never had a UK release, pretty certain the US didn't see it either and the only option is the likes of ebay, where recently I have seen it up for £1000...
Re: More G1 Reissues On The Way: Astrotrain, Ultra Magnus, and Powermaster Optimus Prime with Apex Armor (1434052)
Posted by RhA on October 26th, 2012 @ 4:10am CDT
Daveyi777 wrote:
RhA wrote:
Daveyi777 wrote:Are these Hasbro or Takara? Either way all three have seen reissues before. Isn't it time we got some reissues of rarer figures? Liokaiser would be a good start...


Like... Fort Max and stuff? Devastator? Twincast? Those'd be great.


Sarcasm... Hmmm... >:oP

Fort Max, fair enough. Hasn't Devastator had several reissues? May be wrong on that one, and as for Twincast, we've had the Blaster mold before... I used lioKaiser as an example, as it has never had a UK release, pretty certain the US didn't see it either and the only option is the likes of ebay, where recently I have seen it up for £1000...


Devastator has had 1 reissue. There are plenty of examples of toys that got one round only, by both companies. If you want Liokaiser, just say so. Now you're making it sound like there's been only three reissues that have been repeated a million times.
Re: More G1 Reissues On The Way: Astrotrain, Ultra Magnus, and Powermaster Optimus Prime with Apex Armor (1434054)
Posted by Anonymous on October 26th, 2012 @ 4:28am CDT
Preordered PM OP. He was the only one we didn't get in Australia.
Re: More G1 Reissues On The Way: Astrotrain, Ultra Magnus, and Powermaster Optimus Prime with Apex Armor (1434057)
Posted by Burn on October 26th, 2012 @ 4:31am CDT
breakdown99 wrote:Preordered PM OP. He was the only one we didn't get in Australia.


Damn dude, you should have been watching HLJ a few years back after the initial reissue. That thing didn't sell and they ended up marking him down drastically. I was able to get him landed here for about $50.
Re: More G1 Reissues On The Way: Astrotrain, Ultra Magnus, and Powermaster Optimus Prime with Apex Armor (1434060)
Posted by Anonymous on October 26th, 2012 @ 4:39am CDT
Burn wrote:
breakdown99 wrote:Preordered PM OP. He was the only one we didn't get in Australia.


Damn dude, you should have been watching HLJ a few years back after the initial reissue. That thing didn't sell and they ended up marking him down drastically. I was able to get him landed here for about $50.


I know, I've long missed the boat. I've got my POL at BBTS, so there's plenty of time to kick myself. Tell me, what's HLJ like? Never dealt with them, so some feedback would be greatly appreciated.
Re: More G1 Reissues On The Way: Astrotrain, Ultra Magnus, and Powermaster Optimus Prime with Apex Armor (1434065)
Posted by Daveyi777 on October 26th, 2012 @ 4:47am CDT
RhA wrote:
Daveyi777 wrote:
RhA wrote:
Daveyi777 wrote:Are these Hasbro or Takara? Either way all three have seen reissues before. Isn't it time we got some reissues of rarer figures? Liokaiser would be a good start...


Like... Fort Max and stuff? Devastator? Twincast? Those'd be great.


Sarcasm... Hmmm... >:oP

Fort Max, fair enough. Hasn't Devastator had several reissues? May be wrong on that one, and as for Twincast, we've had the Blaster mold before... I used lioKaiser as an example, as it has never had a UK release, pretty certain the US didn't see it either and the only option is the likes of ebay, where recently I have seen it up for £1000...


Devastator has had 1 reissue. There are plenty of examples of toys that got one round only, by both companies. If you want Liokaiser, just say so. Now you're making it sound like there's been only three reissues that have been repeated a million times.



Nice exaggeration there, in no way did I make it sound that bad. One reissue is still one more reissue than a whole catalogue of figures have had. I was referring to the figures in this post, which maybe aside from Astrotrain are not that hard to get a hold of.
Re: More G1 Reissues On The Way: Astrotrain, Ultra Magnus, and Powermaster Optimus Prime with Apex Armor (1434073)
Posted by NTESHFT on October 26th, 2012 @ 5:20am CDT
Yes, yes, and yes. I don't have any of them so I'm getting them all. Preordered Astrotrain, because he's on the top of my list. The other 2 I'll put on my Christmas list. Should be getting them since I got a really short list this year.
Re: More G1 Reissues On The Way: Astrotrain, Ultra Magnus, and Powermaster Optimus Prime with Apex Armor (1434076)
Posted by Burn on October 26th, 2012 @ 5:29am CDT
breakdown99 wrote:
Burn wrote:
breakdown99 wrote:Preordered PM OP. He was the only one we didn't get in Australia.


Damn dude, you should have been watching HLJ a few years back after the initial reissue. That thing didn't sell and they ended up marking him down drastically. I was able to get him landed here for about $50.


I know, I've long missed the boat. I've got my POL at BBTS, so there's plenty of time to kick myself. Tell me, what's HLJ like? Never dealt with them, so some feedback would be greatly appreciated.


I've used them for years, postage is good because it's coming from Japan, not the US.

Lately though i've been a little disappointed in them since their site redesign. They don't seem to be carrying as much in the way of TF's, and those that they do, they don't announce early bird pre-orders so I find myself missing out.

For example, MP Cassettes ... didn't even see the pre-order go up, but they're already on order stop.
Re: More G1 Reissues On The Way: Astrotrain, Ultra Magnus, and Powermaster Optimus Prime with Apex Armor (1434084)
Posted by Anonymous on October 26th, 2012 @ 5:56am CDT
Burn wrote:
breakdown99 wrote:
Burn wrote:
breakdown99 wrote:Preordered PM OP. He was the only one we didn't get in Australia.


Damn dude, you should have been watching HLJ a few years back after the initial reissue. That thing didn't sell and they ended up marking him down drastically. I was able to get him landed here for about $50.


I know, I've long missed the boat. I've got my POL at BBTS, so there's plenty of time to kick myself. Tell me, what's HLJ like? Never dealt with them, so some feedback would be greatly appreciated.


I've used them for years, postage is good because it's coming from Japan, not the US.

Lately though i've been a little disappointed in them since their site redesign. They don't seem to be carrying as much in the way of TF's, and those that they do, they don't announce early bird pre-orders so I find myself missing out.

For example, MP Cassettes ... didn't even see the pre-order go up, but they're already on order stop.


Some food for thought. Thanks!
Re: More G1 Reissues On The Way: Astrotrain, Ultra Magnus, and Powermaster Optimus Prime with Apex Armor (1434190)
Posted by GuyIncognito on October 26th, 2012 @ 12:52pm CDT
AWESOME! Astrotrain preordered! :KREMZEEK: For YEARS now, I've been wanting to add G1 Astrotrain to my collection. I didn't want an old used one, and new/MISB ones were too expensive on eBay. I've literally been praying that this would be reissued!

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