Info needed: argentina "blaster"

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  1. jason jupiter

    jason jupiter weird/ rare g1 KO hunter

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    whats the deal with this item, i waited till the auction ended so nobody would get pissed at me linking it:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ih=009&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWA%3AIT&viewitem=&item=190074195008&rd=1&rd=1

    the seller says it was licensed by hasbro, the box art seems to match the whole "transformers" line.

    BUT it comes with a megatron head and megatron sword.


    does anybody have an argentina catalog showing this guy? i think it's a bootleg.


    it seems to be a recolor of this OLDER blaster bootleg made by taifong:
    http://cgi.ebay.com/PRE-TRASFORMER-ROBOTIC-RADIO-FM-1984-DIE-CAST-MIB-TAIWA_W0QQitemZ160009566282QQihZ006QQcategoryZ753QQcmdZViewItem
     
  2. fschuler

    fschuler Member TFW2005 Supporter

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    Huh. I have seen pics of other radio TFs before, just not the one in that auction. Send a private message to TFW member alphie. She's really into all those strange and off the wall items and may be able to shed some light on this.
     
  3. Fairy Princess

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    Dude I so want a working blaster with Meg's head!
     
  4. alphie

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    As far as I know, it is legit. It's an exclusive ONLY to Argentina. I was actually hoping to win that auction, but it went a little too high. :(  Guess I'll put it on my grail list now.
     
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    fschuler Member TFW2005 Supporter

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    Told ya she'd know!
     
  6. jason jupiter

    jason jupiter weird/ rare g1 KO hunter

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    is there any proof that it is really licensed? does anybody have one and can show the copyright? it seems weird to me that hasbro would license a taiwanese bootleg, it's very obvious its the same toy with slight differences.

    the korean oversized white prime and rainbow bruticus had "hasbro international" copyrights but are bootlegs.

    sorry for those watching this, the title says "transformer" so a lot of people should find it...but here are some shots of the back of the tai fong "blaster":

    http://cgi.ebay.com/TRANSFORMER-TRANSFORMING-RADIO-CASSETTE-PLAYER_W0QQitemZ280075073435QQihZ018QQcategoryZ4696QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
     
  7. alphie

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    jason jupiter weird/ rare g1 KO hunter

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    hey thanks a lot, that baby blue one IS pretty weird, hahahha.
     
  9. alphie

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    No problem! :D 
     
  10. Rumble02

    Rumble02 Radicon of Obliticons

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    look up radio am at tfu.info.
     
  11. cultureatus

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    Hi,

    I don't really think that AM Argentina has a full licence by Hasbro. It was made of very poor quality plastic - even worse than grey Shackwave. It is marked Commando Toys and you are unable to get a radio station - just hear 'SHHHHHH' both in US and Hungary too. Plus my AM Argentina has two right fists instead of a right and a left.:)  Anyway I'd rather trade it nevertheless the lightning eyes are really cool!

    I can imagine that Comando Toys has a licence for using the TF logo and the boxart.
     
  12. Dolza_Khyron

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    the radio with megatron's head. also has megatron's sword too. just not chromed.
     

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