And now for an important buyer beware for all you vintage Generation 1 collectors:
We’ve been getting reports that an iOffer listing has been circulating regarding a reproduction of the Generation 1 Technobot Combiner Computron Gift set. We’d heard one was in production, however now it appears that the reproduction is out in the wild, so buyer beware if you’re bidding on a shiny new Computron on Ebay.
The box shown on the listing shows an “aged” box, although the seller claims that the actual products for sale are in pristine boxes, so until someone gets a verified reproduction in hand we cannot confirm what “tells” there are to distinguish a reproduction from the vintage.
Remember: These reproduction pieces may be high quality, but they are still not official Hasbro released products and so may not conform to all the health & safety tests that an official Hasbro Transformer will have been through.