The launchers that fire the missiles are also different. It is refered as "grey" because the missiles and car are grey. Lucky for me I finally managed to find one for sale from a private collector whom I bought from before in the past and always got great deals from. Photos: Stephen Lewis, Back To Diaclone You can follow me on Twitter, Facebook or check out my YouTube videos. The "Grey" Optimus Prime was the first Optimus Primes mailed out in Transformer packaging. A remolded version served as the inspiration for Exhaust. I cover gaming in Japan as well as the pop-culture here. I cover gaming in Japan as well as the pop-culture here. But the "Grey" Optimus Prime and Diaclone Prime are very close to the same toy. Whether the “V-MAX” suffix is a homage to Blue Comet SPT Layzner is unclear but the toy itself looks amazing. You may opt-out by. Here I've taken a Combiner Wars Optimus Prime and given him a new Construct-Bots head and paint job reminiscent of the vintage Diaclone Prime. The Diaclone Optimus has 4x grey missiles, 1 grey Car , and a Huge Weird looking Prime gun , 2x Oversized fists, Nozel and gas part (connects to car) are is more detailed. TRANSFORMERS G1 Optimus Prime Bloated Gun Diaclone part. I reviewed the excellent Dia Battles V2 and Big Powered GV from the new Diaclone range a few years ago and they were genuinely glorious. The name Battle Convoy should mean something to many Transformers fans. Loading... Resume making your offer, if the page does not update immediately. By GaZ, February 15, 2005 in Transformers. The Optimus Prime Diaclone has some great differences from the produced version. Back To Main Page All Rights Reserved, This is a BETA experience. Like with many of the new Diaclone releases, this Battle Convoy V-MAX set can be reassembled in various configurations and can also store other Diaclone toys in the trailer portion of the set. The latter is what would make up most of the Autobots, with Optimus Prime being notable here. Many of which were never originally really released outside Japan. Sign in to check out Check out as guest . Like the original Diaclone toys, they also included small pilot figures with magnetic feet. The launchers that fire the missiles are also different. Whichever official Takara or Hasbro toy line that this iconic and globally-recognised mould has been a part of, it's been the talismanic centrepiece. You can follow me on Twitter, Facebook or check out my YouTube videos. Priced at 35,400 yen (after taxes), this is not a cheap set but if you go over to HobbyLink Japan, they have it available for a more reasonable 29,440 yen (or around $279). "Diaclone" G1 Optimus Prime. The only difference between the Grey Optimus is the stickers on the trailors and bumpers. Price: US $12.00. Joined: Jan 16, 2008 Posts: 132 Trophy Points: 56 Likes: +1. In addition.....it has a Diaclone license plate and bumper! Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own. Add to cart. The (pre-Optimus Prime) Diaclone Truck, though, is so hard to find it’s unreal! TRANSFORMERS G1 Optimus Prime Bloated Gun Diaclone part. A red version was also available as a Diaclone. Paragraph: Alex Bickmore Follow me on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube. I also manage Mecha Damashii and do toy reviews over at hobbylink.tv. The Battle Convoy has the large Diaclone sticker on the side of the trailor. In addition.....it has a Diaclone license plate and bumper! Collection of: Stephen Lewis The Diaclone Optimus has 4x grey missiles, 1 grey Car, and a Huge Weird looking Prime gun, 2x Oversized fists, Nozel and gas part (connects to car) are is more detailed. Battle Convoy V-MAX is released in February in Japan and I only hope that Takara Tomy get around to making a Diaclone game, as the announcement video (shown above) is really great. So Is This Optimus Prime's Diaclone Driver? No.17 Battle Convoy — The Diaclonedeco was virtually unchanged, except for some decals on the trailer, for release as Optimus Prime. Add to Watchlist Unwatch. The Diaclone toy series were the precursors to Transformers and from them spawned the characters we all know and love with Optimus Prime leading the Autobots. Better known to us as Transformers Optimus Prime I bought this Diaclone Truck together with a Joustra Diaclone F-15 (pre-Starscream) for a very good price. I have over a decade’s worth of games industry experience, having worked in both publishing and game development. The Battle Convoy has the large Diaclone sticker on the side of the trailor. It is the original name of Optimus Prime in the toyline he originally came from in Japan, Diaclone. The Diaclone toy series were the precursors to Transformers and from them spawned the characters we all know and love with Optimus Prime leading the Autobots. The Diaclone Optimus has 4x grey missiles, 1 grey Car , and a Huge Weird looking Prime gun , 2x Oversized fists, Nozel and gas part (connects to car) are is more detailed. Condition: Used. Anyway, this new Diaclone toyline has announced its new iteration of Battle Convoy, called Battle Convoy V-MAX (shown below). I cover gaming in Japan as well as the pop-culture here. The Diaclone Optimus has 4x grey missiles, 1 grey Car , and a Huge Weird looking Prime gun , 2x Oversized fists, Nozel and gas part (connects to car) are is more detailed. EY & Citi On The Importance Of Resilience And Innovation, Impact 50: Investors Seeking Profit — And Pushing For Change, Michigan Economic Development Corporation BrandVoice. Optimus Prime, Battle Convoy, Diaclone Truck. I also do toy reviews for HobbyLink.tv. © 2020 Forbes Media LLC. Specifically, Battle Convoy included both the truck and the trailer, whereas just the truck was plain old Convoy (shown below). The Diaclone toy series were the precursors to Transformers and from them spawned the characters we all know and love with Optimus Prime leading the A The Battle Convoy has the large Diaclone sticker on the side of the trailor. 98/5/25. It is refered as "grey" because the missiles and car are grey. In recent years, Takara Tomy has rebooted the Diaclone toyline with all-new versions of these classic designs. In that, Optimus Prime was originally released as Battle Convoy in Japan back in the early 80s and now he’s getting a long overdue Diaclone update. Put simply, this was part of the rebranding from Diaclone to Transformers. Photos: Stephen Lewis. Item Information. The upcoming Diaclone update for Battle Convoy, also known as Optimus Prime from 'Transformers'. The "Grey" Optimus Prime was the first Optimus Primes mailed out in Transformer packaging. In that, Optimus Prime was originally released as Battle Convoy in Japan back in the early 80s and now he’s getting a long overdue Diaclone update. Its stature and gravity as part of the European-released Ceji Joustra Diaclone line is no exception, not only characterised as the leader of the heroic forces of good, but almost immediately becoming the most … But the "Grey" Optimus Prime and Diaclone Prime are very close to the same toy. I also founded and continue to manage the mecha gaming site, Mecha Damashii. The launchers that fire the missiles are also different. The Optimus we all know of was shipped with a blue car and black missiles. No.18 Lancia Stratos Turbo — The Diaclonedeco was virtually unchanged for release as Wheeljack. Collection of: Stephen Lewis Here I've taken a Combiner Wars Optimus Prime and given him a new Construct-Bots head and paint job reminiscent of the vintage Diaclone Prime. Before Transformers, there were two toylines; Microman and Diaclone. Original Diaclone Commercial for Battle Convoi. Best Offer: Make Offer. Page 1 of 2 1 2 Next > skywarprime, Mar 18, 2008 #1. skywarprime DHARMA. The Battle Convoy has the large Diaclone sticker on the side of the trailor. The Optimus we all know of was shipped with a blue car and black missiles. Discussion in 'Transformers On Ebay' started by skywarprime, Mar 18, 2008. The Optimus Prime Diaclone has some great differences from the produced version. This is why when we got Transformers in the West, many of them had cockpits but no figures to go in them. Paragraph: Alex Bickmore I also founded and continue to manage the. The launchers that fire the missiles are also different. Battle Convoy was also part of the Diaclone range in Japan before the Transformers series was created and famous mecha designers such as Shoji Kawamori were integrally involved in the creation of the toys. The only difference between the Grey Optimus is the stickers on the trailors and bumpers.

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