But you know, the more I look at it, the more it looks like someone just slapped some Pepsi stickers on there and tried to make a buck, especially since there's no box. I've closely followed the list of G1 Optimus Prime variants that are known to be out there, and I have NEVER seen this before, so isn't it convenient that the first and only time it ever surfaces is without its box?
Well even if it was a genuine promo, Pepsi may very well have had employees slap stickers on pre-existing Primes.
That's really the issue. I sincerely doubt its something Hasbro/Takara directly manufactured, but there's a reasonable chance Hasbro/Takara distributed Optimus Prime's to Pepsi for promotional purposes,(perhaps before they directly released a Pepsi Prime), where Pepsi then threw on some labels and maybe had some sort of certification or pamphlet go with it.
But either way, without the pamphlet, it's hard to prove its a genuine one. Either way, the bidder on that auction got taken. I just want to know if there's truth to the claim of this being a real promotional piece.
Post by dragonclaw2 on Sept 20, 2003 10:41:02 GMT -5
Does Elvin Pena post here at all? I think his collection is in the Collection DX section. He's the best Optimus varriant expert I know of. I know there were 2 different trailers for Pepsi Prime. I believe the stickers were larger on the Canadian version then the US one. Unfortunately the pics are already off (Or my browser is being quirky) so I can't see it. It may be official though...
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