Hftd leaders different in Canada?

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  1. trex5000

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    I was at my local walmart last night looking at the fresh stock of the new line up, and finally saw a leader starscream and battle damaged prime (in Canada) picked up screams and pulled the chest and to my surprise he only said the words 'starscream' then pull it again and he says 'decepticon'

    I thought it might have just been the batteries, but I played with the prime and he only said 'optimus' we shop in the states a lot so I know those toys say 'no one can defeat 'starscream'' and 'we must stop the deceptions'

    So whAt gives? Anyone else heard this difference? Or is there a new 'try me' button or something?
     
  2. Wollstone

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    Nobody at Hasbro can speak French.
     
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    well, I think those are the "multilanguage" toys, because here (chile) the first ones that arrived were the US ones, with the full english phrases, but then, the only thing they said was "Optimus Prime" (instead of I am OP) or "Megatroooon! mwajajajaj" (instead of I am Megatrooooon!)
    just that :p 
     
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  5. trex5000

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    wow maybe that is it, but there was never a difference with the other leaders before...i wonder why they made the change...its only affected the HFTD leaders (that i know of) and on top of that, im in southern Ontario, so its not like Quebec or New Brunswick (where French is a more dominant language...)
     
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    Blame Quebec.
     
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    Huh, my ROTF Prime has full phrases. Weird the HFTD leaders would have the chopped voice box. But then again, two days ago my local Wal Mart had a crapload of new stuff but no leaders, so I can't say for sure. :( 
     
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    normal i guess has internationa lversion onyl say theri name or something like that, like my rotf jetfire just says jetfire
     
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    It's probably that. Just like multi-language packaging, they probably decided to modify the speech so they can produce only 1 version for market like Canada instead of modifying it for different market.
     
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    Huh. Kinda glad I got impatient and bought Starscream through BBTS, then. Even though I just ripped the batteries out anyways.

    I noticed that my Battle Blades Bumblebee and Deluxe Ironhide has the 10-12 language instructions, though. Kinda sucks, since I liked having the bios on the backs of the intruction sheets. Looks like that's been cut.

    I was applauding the return to accurate Transformation difficulty ratings, too, but I noticed that the Canadian/International packaging is static across the board, so Generations Thrust is the same difficulty as WFC Prime and Bumblebee.

    At least there's still personalized card-art, unlike what we got for most of Universe...
     
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    I guess Hasbro is too lazy to translate stuff on Google Translate a re-record it.

    Damn Quebec.
     
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    It's all to do with the international market. Making multiple versions of a toy, each one to have its own language, is simply not cost effective. So instead you get a multilingual friendly soundchip.

    Personally, I'd rather just have SFX instead. Lasers, transforming sounds, revving engines or thrusters kicking into overdrive.
     
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    Has anyone else heard this or maybe it was just a fluke in shipping?
     
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    My Starscream is like the OPs and same with my Optimus prime.
     
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    i didnt mean i hate the french people, i just dislike the french words on the boxes and stuff.
     

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