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Unreleased G2 Rarities - Hero Prime, Hero Megs, Laser Cycle Soundwave

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Sabrblade at 2010-12-18 10:06 am
Back in July of 2009, we reported an eBay auction containing four unreleased figures of the Generation 2 line: the four G2 Protectobot limbs mint in packaging. While these four were astronomically rare, we now have learned of three more unreleased holy grails of G2 being sold by eBay retailer lees_toy_review.

The first is the redecoed Hero Optimus Prime figure.  Originally painted red and white, this unreleased relic is a mostly dark blue redeco of the retail version. This blue version was to have come afterward, but never made it to the mass production stage.

The second is the Hero Megatron redeco. While the first version was primarily dark purple and gray, this figure sports a white and light gray color scheme with a camo deco of some kind (it's not quite an "arctic" camo). Like Prime, it never made it into retail to follow its purple predecessor.

The third is the Laser Cycle Soundwave figure (which has just ended in its bidding, so, be quick to get a glimpse of this figure). A redeco of the Laser Cycle Road Pig, this figure was to be released alongside a redeco of Road Rocket as a Laser Cycle version of Jazz. Sadly, none of these saw the light of day aside from a very limited amount of factory-packaged samples (which is what's in these auctions).

All three are mint on sealed card and AFA graded.

The following are further images of these artifacts of 1995:
blue Hero Optimus Prime
* gray/white Hero Megatron
* Laser Cycle Soundwave

Masterforce said,  - 2010-12-18 15:29:27
Cool, but ugly at the same time.
lioconvoy said,  - 2010-12-18 17:13:00
ahhhhhh! my eyes they will never be the same again

cool but so garish and ugly but fantastic relics of a time long gone
Sabrblade said,  - 2010-12-18 22:48:51
Actually, Optimus reminds me of Armada Powerlinx OP, Megatron reminds me of the Movie and ROTF Megs toys with light gray bodies and black faces, and Soundwave... well, at least he's blue and ain't no gator/bat.
lioconvoy said,  - 2010-12-19 09:21:40
now that you mention it op does look a little like powerlinks op but still looks ugly.
i can sort of see where you are comming from with megatron but still how ugly!
soundwave ... thats not soundwave that's an imposter lol
zeta prime said,  - 2010-12-28 17:59:26
you know I wish they would make a leader class or ultra class g2 megatron
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