I found out what GDO means!

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by LCDR Blindside, Aug 2, 2012.

  1. LCDR Blindside

    LCDR Blindside Banned

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    I emailed them with the question, and got this reply:

    "Global Development Organization."

    So there you go!
     
  2. Kuma Style

    Kuma Style Toy Photography TFW2005 Supporter

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    Hey, THANKS for following up with this!
     
  3. Thundershot

    Thundershot The guy with 28 Sweeps

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    So who was the one that said they'd give whoever found out $5? Was it Nevermore?
     
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    Whatchya gonna do when Hasbro, Megatron, Wheelie, and the rest of the gDo run wild on you?!

    But in all seriousness, good looking out. It still kinda makes little to no sense to me on toys though. Unless it had to do with Chinese developers coming up with the redecos and whatnot.
     
  5. seekerblackout

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    Transformers Global Development Organization.

    Catchy name for the line.
     
  6. Rotorstorm

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    :lol  I think it's supposed to be General Direct Order as they are outside of the normal lines and have to be ordered in on their own specially.
     
  7. LCDR Blindside

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    A legends figure of equal value also works, thanks.
     
  8. Jazz342

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    General direct order seems to make more sense.? What is global development organization?
     
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    Huh. I thought it stood for God Damn Optimus (similar to the goddamn Batman meme XD).
     
  10. destrongerlupus

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    Hasbro Asia is a seperate and distinct (if closesly connected) company from Hasbro-Hasbro. (Hasbro-Europe used to be too, but I think US-Hasbro has taken ownership of the Euro market in the last decade IIRC).

    So since Hasbro-Asia developed this line on their own, or at least the (wait for it) the Global Development Organization, who oversees market specific stuff outside normal-Hasbro's markets, it makes perfect sense.

    WEIRD if it ends up on the boxes or anything, but for an internal designation, makes sense.
     
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    Thread won.
     
  12. LCDR Blindside

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    Free on Board (or FOB) is a similar term you sometime hear tacked on to toy listings. which basically means the items are made to order and delivered to the buyer rather than held in warehouses by the local division of the manufacture.

    This was done a great deal with the Action Man line for example as some of that stuff was way bigger than Fortress Maximus and so not something Hasbro wanted to pay to be warehousing if they could avoid it.
     
  14. Aernaroth

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    And KNOWING is HALF THE BATTLE!

    TEEE
    EFFF
    DUUUUBBBBBB!
     
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    Thanks for the info! Been trying to find out what it really means for quite some time now. :) 
     
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    So Quebec gets the finger again on this one?
     
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    Awesome! Thanks for following up and letting us all know
     
  18. sh002

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    GDO means God Damned Overpriced
     
  19. alanyap

    alanyap Will work for LEGO

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    Great Descendant Of Megatron would be quite cool .
     
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    GDO Deluxes and Scouts has seen regular release in our country yesterday, hurrah!
     

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