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The Commemorative Conundrum


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I assume you all remember the fairly recent re-release of the TRU Commemorative Series G1 Sideswipe and Rodimus Prime. It was so unexpected and inexplicable, and so very awesome. Well, I recently saw where a re-release of the Commemorative Optimus Prime was available on bigbadtoystore.com. I got one, and it came today. It's so great to have another shot at it. The one I had before was one I had bought at a toy show years ago second-hand, and even then it had been opened, although the ties hadn't been removed and the labels hadn't been applied. I sold it, and I always regretted getting rid of it. I know my Encore version is superior, but I love the retro packaging with English text, although I don't remember the plastic window being so short; you can only see roughly half of Prime's cab, and I don't recall it being like that...

 

Anyway, I'm estatic about the re-releases, but I'm still confused. There's never any warning; they just tend to show up available from time to time out-of-the-blue online. And like the other re-releases, I checked the date on the box to make sure it wasn't just old stock. The date printed on the box says 2012, so it is indeed a brand-new re-release. Can anyone shed some light on this weird and wonderful phenomenon? Oh please Hasbro...please please PLEASE re-release the others, especially Powermaster Prime!! (lol)

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Yes, I agree...I have the Ultra Magnus too, but he's loose. I had ordered him from tfsource.com, and usually their stuff is dead-mint. However, the box my Ultra Magnus came in was not, so I decided to just open it. It is definitely a blast from the past, except for those long shoulder missiles.

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I didn't realize they re-released Prime, I'm going to have to snag one of those to keep MISB. I missed out on the Commerative series release of Prime in 02, but have loose complete Prime in pretty great shape, it'd be nice to have a MISB commerative series Prime to sit on the shelf next to him.

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Yes...as far as I know bigbadtoystore.com still has him. I'm always checking them out to see what they have. Back in the summer I got on there one day, and there it was, just out of the blue, up for preorder inexplicably, no warning or anything from the normal news outlets as far as I could tell. I'm like you in that I mainly wanted one to display in the cool packaging.

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i had the takara re issue #0 convoy whic was so bad ass. but after a while i thought to my self..."all's i ever do is look at this sitting in its box" so i sold it. sometimes i regret it, but not really. i still have my original OP from the 80's and he's still in pretty good shape. i thought about getting this one too, but i just got the MP Prime from TRU and that definitelly makes a better display.

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