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Old 2002-07-26, 04:18 AM   #1
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Thumbs up G1 Reissues and Heroes of Cybertron shipping this week

Credit goes to tformers.com for this news.

Thanks to our source at Hasbro, we have word that the USA G1 Reissues are now shipping to Toys R Us stores across the country. We have also been informed by Hasbro that the Heroes of Cybertron (HOC) PVC figures are shipping this week as well. Keep an eye out at your local retailers for them soon! Thanks to Hasbro for providing this timely information.

Armada, BotCon, and now this, all in one month, my wallet is aching!
 
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Old 2002-07-26, 04:27 AM   #2
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Very cool! I can't wait to get my hands on an Ultra Magnus, finally. You are right, though. With Armada arriving, HOC and reissues shipping, as well as reissue Jazz & Prowl, I'll be getting a thank you letter from the credit card company...
 
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Old 2002-07-27, 01:41 AM   #3
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Default Rodimus Major in stores {on ebay anyway}

Credit: http://www.bigbot.com

"Thanks to Lain, reissue Rodimus Major is out in stores! The box is labeled commemorative series 1 and the stickers are the Japanese reissues one"

Theres a link to ebay with pics of the boxes. They look kinda cheesy. Whats cool is that its labeled series 1, makes you wonder whats gonna be in series 2.... PM Prime, Megs, Starsceam?{if there is a series 2} Man its an awsome time to be a fan.
 
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Old 2002-07-27, 01:47 AM   #4
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I've heard rumblings that Series 2 is on, and contains Soundwave, Starscream & PM Op. Apparently any further series will depend on sales of the first series - if it bombs [unlikely] series 2 will be shipped in reduced quantities, and there'll be no series 3.
 
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Old 2002-07-27, 01:54 AM   #5
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Well I'm definitely going to do my part to keep the G1 line from bombing. I'm buying at least one of each, and another Hot Rod for my cousin's birthday. There;s no way its going to bomb though. It will probably sell better than Armada!
 
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Old 2002-07-27, 02:34 AM   #6
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Default Heard a rumor...

that the US reissues will be made out of plastic?

According to a disgruntal TRU employe:

"The only problem ith the US reissues, as I work for TRU. Is that they'll only be made out of solid plastic from what I;ve heard, as opposed to the Japanese editions that are done correctly with diecast"

The full rant can be found at www.tformers.com under the news title "Jazz and Prowl at Toys R US!". Take it for what its worth.
 
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Old 2002-07-27, 02:43 AM   #7
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Default Re: Heard a rumor...

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that the US reissues will be made out of plastic?

According to a disgruntal TRU employe:

"The only problem ith the US reissues, as I work for TRU. Is that they'll only be made out of solid plastic from what I;ve heard, as opposed to the Japanese editions that are done correctly with diecast"

The full rant can be found at www.tformers.com under the news title "Jazz and Prowl at Toys R US!". Take it for what its worth.
Indeed.

Had they have been like the originals, I might have bought some. Doubt it now.
 
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Old 2002-07-27, 03:13 AM   #8
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Hey Plasmodium, like I said its a rumor so don't give up on them yet. We won't know till they're on TRU shelves, I'm definatley getting Magnus. I'll be sure to post what he's made out of. {i'm sure someone will beat me to it though}
 
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Old 2002-07-27, 03:30 AM   #9
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No I'm fairly certain they will be plastic.
 
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Old 2002-07-27, 04:04 AM   #10
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I have seen no evidence to believe they will be solid plastic. The pics at transformers.com, amazon.com, and the toys shown at Wizard World all had die-cast parts. I seriously doubt they will be solid plastic.
 
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Old 2002-07-27, 04:05 AM   #11
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I have seen no evidence to believe they will be solid plastic. The pics at transformers.com, amazon.com, and the toys shown at Wizard World all had die-cast parts. I seriously doubt they will be solid plastic.
Excellent, then if they arent solid plastic, I may pick some up.
 
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Old 2002-07-27, 06:14 AM   #12
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I'm pretty sure they'll be near-identical to the Takara reissues
 
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Old 2002-07-29, 02:38 AM   #13
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Default US issue tech spec scans

http://www.bwtf.com/g1/toys/techspecs

has scans of the US reissue tech specs, from the looks of it Magnus may have a white chestplate and the extra long kid safe missles. Then again they are just pictures......

Either way I'll be buying him.
 
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Old 2002-08-02, 05:51 PM   #14
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Does anyone know if these are going to be available in Canada?
 
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Old 2002-08-03, 10:58 PM   #15
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I'm pretty sure they'll be near-identical to the Takara reissues
Speaking of the Takara re-issues - I got Ultra Magnus and I've ordered Jazz and Prowl! Woohoo!
 
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Old 2002-08-04, 12:16 AM   #16
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Too bad I didn't catch this before the flea today. Met up with TC84 and we saw the reissue Rodimus Major in person today. The box had weight to it, but it looks identical to the Japanese release I have and from the outside I can't tell the difference. I can ask the seller tonight about it to find out more.

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