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But the original diaclone line didnt have names like Optimus Prime. He was known as convoy. He didn’t become optimus prime until hasbro started releasing the diaclone toys under the new rebranded name “Transformers”. But the wood carving image says optimus prime on it.

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On 4/9/2021 at 10:16 AM, Envy15545 said:

But the original diaclone line didnt have names like Optimus Prime. He was known as convoy. He didn’t become optimus prime until hasbro started releasing the diaclone toys under the new rebranded name “Transformers”. But the wood carving image says optimus prime on it.

Hello, I think I can help clear that up for you.

You are right, the figure was renamed “Optimus Prime” in America for Transformers, but “Convoy” was only Japan’s name for in their Transformers releases, not the original Diaclone Car Robots line.

In Diaclone, the toy was called “Battle Convoy” (Side note, “The Battle Convoy” is the name of the entire playset, while the robot component was “Convoy Robo”).

The fact that the text “Optimus Prime” is in English, not Japanese, goes a long way to explain why it doesn’t say “Battle Convoy”. They’re explaining Transformers’ origins for an American audience, who may not be familiar with the minutia of Diaclone.

I hope this helps! 

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