Hi All, I just received my New Year 2002 Convoy MISB and gonna keep it that way. I usually like to inspect the toys, but with Prime, Im gonna keep him wrapped up until the day I can not resist no more! (Which reissue version you ask? Well its the anime blue eyes / windshield AND packaged with an actionmaster Prime AND a die-cast Matrix AND a mouse mat AND Autobot stickers...you know the one :-))
Ok, now that I have made clear which version it is...My question is this this...
Any one who has this release of Prime please care to tell me if the inside of the trailer has metal plating?
The original Diaclone Prime had metal plates on the inner-sides of the trailer base. The exported Prime had no metal plates, just stickers for the inside of the trailer. The Diaclone version is the only release I know of that has the metal plates..
You can see the distinction on the trailer itself because there are extra holes for the fitting of the plates.
Now, I know I can just rip it open and check for myself...but Im gonna keep this one sealed as long as possible, so thats where your help comes in...providing you have the same release :-)
Now if you look at the shots decorated throughout the packaging of the "Special" Prime, you will see two types of trailer being shown. One with extra holes on the side and one without..
Sorry, I got no cam at the moment...but will get some shots in later.
Am I nuts to think that maybe the "anime-correct" version actually used the metal plates??
In addition to the Diaclone version(s), the very first Prime release in the States had metal plates in the trailer and is commonly referred to as the "Type 1A" trailer. It's relatively rare, and I was rather fortunate ti acquire one cheaply
Unfortunately, none of the reissues have metal plates. I'd hoped the anime version would have it too, since it seems to be the best version of G1 Prime ever produced, but the metal plates were included in the Diaclone versions for the drivers to magnetically attach to. Hasbro soon realized there was no point in keeping them if there were no longer any drivers, especially since stickers are cheaper.
Believe me, I've fantasized about that for ages, but Diaclone isn't all that special a toy series to most folk. Though everyone wants a Great Robot Base, there's no real fan-base behind the series. I think the only chance we had of seeing Diaclone drivers again would have been in Transformers Ehobby reissue exclusives. They went for Diaclone colors, but not the drivers
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Nov 23, 2023 14:21:56 GMT -5