|SCF God Ginrai|
So obviously, right out of the box it is very easy to distinguish the differences, styrofoam isn't exactly environment friendly, so anything made after 1992 is unlikely to contain it. But I like how Takara packed the figures in the exact same layout. Hey, if it works, why change it, right?
So apparently, the easiest way to tell if your cab is a reissue is check the eyes of the Ginrai Transtector.
|Vintage on the left with red eyes, reissue on the right with the "correct" blue Autobot eyes.|
And just for the fun of it, I went ahead and lined them all up.
Optimus Prime on the left, vintage Ginrai in the middle and reissue Ginrai on the right. Obviously the Japanese figures have die-cast metal whereas the American figure is all plastic (and with longer smokestacks, ha!). So that is basically where the differences between the Japanese figures end. Other than the copyright in the trailer and on Godbomber (see here) there isn't anything I can find to distinguish them, so I thought I would throw the vintage Ginrai up against Prime.
|The arms are completely different if you look closely. I didn't get a good pic of the extending fists on Super Ginrai.|
|The Godbomber Trailer! So he can haul twice as many Cybertrons around?|
|Caution: vehicle makes wide turns.|
|The whole family! Godbomber, Ginrai, and the Super Ginrai Transtector.|
|Full God Ginrai combination (he's pretty damn big).|
|God Ginrai vs. Powermaster Prime|
C-310 God Ginrai Giftset...Vintage!
Tidbits on C-310: God Ginrai and D-307: Overlord (by Heroic Decepticon)