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    Clearer images of the "Missing Link" Convoy have surfaced.
    There are two different versions. One is the cab and trailer in Prime's traditional G1 deco. The other is cab only with a more toon inspired deco and accessories.
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    Some nice clear differences beyond just the head which make some of an appeal to get both

    Head - hard to tell if we have "toy" head and "toon" head
    Eyes - Yellow on C-01; Blue on C-02
    Emblem - both shoulders on C-01; left shoulder only on C-02
    Windows - yellow on C-01; blue on C-02
    Grill - Silver Details on C-01; Yellow details on C-02
    Forearm, knee and toe details on C-01, left clean on C-02
    Deeper blue on C-01 compared to C-02

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    Do the hands fold in or pop off?

    Quote Originally Posted by GoktimusPrime View Post
    This was DrLockdown's idea, which I think is great, but Hasbro could crowd fund reconstructing G1 toys where the original moulds have been lost. The reissues would be dearer than the average price, but I reckon enough collectors would be willing to back it to make it commercially viable.
    Count me in. Especially if it's for the few I mentioned above.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KELPIE View Post
    Do the hands fold in or pop off?
    Fold.

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    TakaraTOMY's official X/Twitter account have posted a teaser for the Missing Link Convoy. So it's no longer a rumour.

    https://twitter.com/TF_pr/status/168...P7rWO4FLg&s=19
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    So, now that we know it's real (and probably a whole line of toys, not just a one-off - there's someone on TFW2005 from Japan saying that the the solicitation says so)...

    Where should we order from (when orders go up)?

    I'm going to presume that this is Takara-only, and won't be coming from Hasbro (well, maybe Prime will, but I doubt anything further would see a Hasbro release).

    Hobby-Link Japan? Amazon JP? Other?
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    Quote Originally Posted by JJJ View Post
    not just a one-off - there's someone on TFW2005 from Japan saying that the the solicitation says so)
    Oh that's exciting! I'd love to see more G1 classics done in this style.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tha_Phantom View Post
    Oh that's exciting! I'd love to see more G1 classics done in this style.
    Same here. If this were just Optimus, I probably wouldn't bother beyond looking and thinking "that's nice".

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    I might buy the Cartoon Accurate version, but I'm hung up on the fact it seems there's no trailer and roller in that version.
    I have a list of all G1 characters that have been released in CHUG form. You can find it here. Please feel free to let me know if I got anything wrong so I can fix it.

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    I would be very surprised if Hasbro doesn't release them (except Megatron of course), as they tick a lot of boxes for them - iconic characters, reissue, 40th anniversary.

    We are going to be going to have issues with importing Megatron again...

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