Former trilingual packaging for the non-US Americas now quadlingual?

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  1. Nevermore

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    Seems like it was at least as early as this one:

    Also seen it on the packaging for DOTM Megatron.

    Apparently Hasbro added Portuguese as a fourth language for the packaging used for Canada and Central/South America (i.e. all non-US markets on the American continents).

    Can anyone confirm if this is indeed the new standard, and when it started?
     

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    I guess all the Canadians and South Americans here prefer importing toys from the USA and thus can't answer the question? ;) 
     
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    Apparently so.

    Maybe I should rant about Hasbro being better than Takara or something. I'm sure I'd get ten pages of replies before midnight.
     
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    Well our figures are a bit old yet (still on PCCs and early HFTD) so multilingual packaging is still trilingual. If we do get newer stuff i'll see if they include another.


    No wait, i just went to check my Banzaitron and Leader Starscream's packages and they have 4 languages. I hadn't noticed.
     
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    So when exactly did Portuguese begin to appear on packaging used for the Americas? Has anyone else noticed?
     
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    I can't know for sure. At least since HFTD. The boxes earlier than that that I have were the american release (just english) since animated, and even earlier than that it was trilingual. It seems that for a while local stores just got the latest american releases (they all had the latest running changes in figures) and then went back to multi-language starting with HFTD.


    Edit: I went to check again, and all my animated deluxes were in american packaging. My voyager Lugnut box, however, was the non-US release and it has three languages. (english, french, spanish)

    This makes it more likely that they started including the fourth language with HFTD or late ROTF.
     
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    Late ROTF would be NEST Global Alliance.

    EDIT: Apparently Stratosphere and Long Haul were already four languages, while Leader Jetfire was still three.
     
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    Okay, Scouts: Ejector wave three languages, Brakedown wave three languages.
    Voyagers: Megatron/Mixmaster wave three languages, Stratosphere and Long Haul four langauges.
    The Deluxe Mudflap wave also had four languages.
     
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    Just happen to have my Stratosphere box to hand and there's twelve different countries/languages listed on the back, for his character blurb at least. Or are you on about something else? I'm in England.
     
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    That's the European packaging. This thread is about the non-US American packaging (Canada & Central/South America).

    Also, I already got an answer to my question in my post above.
     
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    My bad. I misread the title. I'll keep my nose out next time a question is asked.
     

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