Long before they were release to the general public. These are documented factory samples I can't exactly open them to inspect them to see if they are prototypes or not, the boxes are sealed Often VSP (vendor supply products) like these contain engineering pilots, but if these are EP's I can't tell though the blisters only one sloppy bit of painting on one of the Megatrons (see pic) looks sort of odd. Other than that I can not tell anything really different on them through the blister.All boxes are sealed and two the boxes have corner dings (also pictured). Considering their provenance and interesting origin the asking price is very reasonable. This case will be over boxed to protect the original case. The item "Factory Sample Case of 4 Transformers Beast Wars OPTIMUS PRIMAL & MEGATON" is in sale since Monday, October 09, 2017. This item is in the category "Toys & Hobbies\Action Figures\Transformers & Robots". The seller is "z75sales" and is located in Lexington, Kentucky. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Russian federation, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion.