I recently came across a G1 Optimus Prime that is in excellent condition and his trailer has the correct Takara stampings. I also got the figure boxed. However, Prime himself has an unpainted mouth plate that is just the same color as the blue plastic that the head is molded from. Has anyone come across this variation before? I tried looking online and couldn't find anything about it. I'm hoping it's not a fake
Maybe it's just a factory error? In that they forgot to paint the mouth plate?
That's what I'm hoping as everything else that was included with the figure checks out to be 100% authentic. I basically went over the entire rest of it with a fine-toothed comb and just am stumped with the unpainted mouth plate