G1 Computron question

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  1. Tridecaphi

    Tridecaphi Well-Known Member

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    I just bought a complete, supposedly authentic computron from a guy in Canada. When it arrived I noticed two things. Scattershot's instructions and tech specs had both English and French, and the takara stamp on all the toys said 1987 takara macau.

    The bilingual thing I thought was cool, but I expected the stamp to say Japan like all my other g1's, not "Macau." is this set authentic? Maybe the French version was made in a different place?
     
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    around 1987 macau became the production location. even the 86 combiners; combaticons, aerialbots, etc come with macau copyrights , the first runs were japan. as far as the bilingual packaging i think that was pretty standard canadian all throughout. it all sounds legit. also, macau is china i believe.
     
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    That's some good TFin' knowledging right there.

    Macau was a Portuguese colony until December of 1999, when the treaty ended and it was handed back to China. (China regained sovereignty over Hong Kong in 1997 -- which got a lot more news time). And that's your sino fact-bit for today.
     

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