VS-1 Showdown of the Strongest: Convoy (gorilla) VS Megatron (tyrannosaurus rex). Also, this is the first packaging version of this, the later package version of this figure looked Identical but had a sticker on it celebrating the production milestone I think it was maybe after the millionth figure or something like that, then they added the production sticker.If you follow my auctions specifically my Transformer auctions you probably are familiar with the fact than many of my item originated from the collection of a Hasbro design engineer, he was major player (also a senior designer) in the Beast Wars license. He was also in charge finding new factories. This is one of the pieces from his collection. Most, if not all, of the items in his collection were sample factory samples. Some were prototypes, ultra rare, and some unreleased never before seen pieces.
Honestly, I don't know what this is; at minimum it is a sealed Mint in the box VS-1 Takara of the Megatron and Convoy (Optimus) 2-pack. It could be a production pilot which is the final stage of toy production; from a collectible stand point a production pilot is designed to be identical to that which will be on the store shelf. On occasion production pilots contain engineering pilots (prototypes). I have look this guy over as well as i can through the packages and can not make that determination visually.
The blue underneath Optimus neck might be different shade of the production color and neck of Megatron looks a bit more grayish than the other parts of him.... I simply can not tell. But VS-1 (versus) 2-pack is so rare that I do not have much of an online visual to compare it to. ALL of my other Beast Wars prototypes came from the same collection.
Everything in this collection is sort of suspect as a potential pre-preproduction item when you have things like item number 182638942796 in the same collection. A beautiful example of this rare set.. The item "Transformers Beast Wars Optimus Primal Convoy Megatron VS-1 MISB TAKARA original" is in sale since Wednesday, March 21, 2018. 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, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, 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, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, 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.