Any spring-loaded launchers will not fire as far and will not hold the projectiles as well, due to overcompensation for American safety standards. Obviously, the drivers will be a bit different and will not carry magnetic charges in their metal feet, as well.
In addition, the original Diaclone version came with two sets of detachable horns. One was silver (like in your piture) and one was yellow. Either could be attached to his head. As far as I know, the Kronoform version only has the less appealing yellow horns.
Beyond that, the toys SHOULD be identical.
(By the way, the Diattacker in the picture above is missing stickers and missiles).
Last Edit: Aug 12, 2003 16:32:43 GMT -5 by shaxper
I had a Kronoform Attakon (Dia-Attacker) and it came with both yellow and chrome horns.
Good to know. Thanks!
Another important note, Japanese Diaclones were all made in Japan, and the Kronoforms et al were made in Singapore. Not knockoffs, but not quite straight "re-issues" either.
I don't know if it's fair to say that. Begining in the early 80s, most toy companies (including Takara) began outsourcing their production to factories in other countires in an effort to save on production costs. These production facilities are still directly employed and supervised by Takara. It's just in another place. No Nike shoes have ever been produced in the USA, but we consider them genuine Nikes.