The G1 figure review thread

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Re: The G1 figure review thread

Postby andersonh1 » Wed Jun 05, 2019 4:56 pm

I haven't taken any of these out of the package, and probably won't. I do have two of the three originals, though I have the red Bumblebee, and my version is early enough that it doesn't have the rubsign.

All cards are bilingual, in English and French.

G1 Reissue Bumblebee
Yellow Bumblebee with a cartoon-accurate face, which I think they changed for the Japanese reissue six pack, maybe? The package art shows the original faceplate. No rubsign, just a tiny Autobot sticker on the robot chest. The instructions are drawings rather than photos, unlike the original packaging.

G1 Reissue Gears
As far as I can tell, identical to my original. Autobot sticker rather than rubsign, just like my original.

G1 Reissue Swerve
This is the first Swerve I have owned. I think the face may be a remold, like Bumblebee, or at least a repaint since it matches the art in appearance if not color. Like the others, no rubsign, unless it's on the side inside the bubble against the card.

Metals Optimus Prime
Vehicle only, G1 style packaging and art. The cab is slightly smaller than the original G1 Prime's cab, has some paint aps instead of stickers and a bit more chrome, and a few other differences. But it's a nice G1 Prime truck, and worth $7 to me.
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Re: The G1 figure review thread

Postby Shockwave » Thu Jun 06, 2019 12:07 pm

andersonh1 wrote:I haven't taken any of these out of the package, and probably won't. I do have two of the three originals, though I have the red Bumblebee, and my version is early enough that it doesn't have the rubsign.

All cards are bilingual, in English and French.

G1 Reissue Bumblebee
Yellow Bumblebee with a cartoon-accurate face, which I think they changed for the Japanese reissue six pack, maybe? The package art shows the original faceplate. No rubsign, just a tiny Autobot sticker on the robot chest. The instructions are drawings rather than photos, unlike the original packaging.

G1 Reissue Gears
As far as I can tell, identical to my original. Autobot sticker rather than rubsign, just like my original.

G1 Reissue Swerve
This is the first Swerve I have owned. I think the face may be a remold, like Bumblebee, or at least a repaint since it matches the art in appearance if not color. Like the others, no rubsign, unless it's on the side inside the bubble against the card.

Metals Optimus Prime
Vehicle only, G1 style packaging and art. The cab is slightly smaller than the original G1 Prime's cab, has some paint aps instead of stickers and a bit more chrome, and a few other differences. But it's a nice G1 Prime truck, and worth $7 to me.


It's funny this is posted today since today I decided to bring my Bumblebees with me. I have the "G2" MP Bee, as well as the G1 keychain reissue, the remolded one from that six pack you mentioned and G2. I really need to track down an original yellow and red ones at some point to see if there are more differences, but here's some quick observations of the ones I have:
Keychain has a sticker, no rubsign. G1 has paint, no rubsign, and the Japanese remold has a painted logo with rubsign on the back of the head and is a different shade of yellow from the keychain. It also has painted head and tail lights.
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Re: The G1 figure review thread

Postby andersonh1 » Fri Jun 07, 2019 3:41 am

I forgot about those keychain minibots. I have Bumblebee, Brawn, Windcharger and Cliffjumper. They're in G1 similar packaging too, and have the photographic instructions for transformation rather than drawings, which is a nice touch. I like the thicker cardboard they use as well. The replica packaging on these G1 reissues is a bit thin compared to it and to the original packaging.
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