KO Metrotitan Delayed Because of Hasbro

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  1. UTK007

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    I just received an email from AgesThreeAndUp.com regarding their delay in shipping the KO Metrotitans. The reply said:

    "As we have had problems with Hasbro regarding these there has been a bit of a delay on them. I think we have most of it sorted out and will be delivering soon."

    Has TFsource.com shipped their KO Metrotitans yet? I remember hearing that they stopped selling them at Botcon due to Hasbro threatening them. I believe the days of KO goodness are over.

    EDIT: The email was in response to one I had sent. I do not know if they are sending them to everyone.
     
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    Oh crap.
     
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    about damn time hasbro started putting the hammer down this ko garbage. hopefully eventually they'll stop them completely.
     
  4. RidgeRanger

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    I love KOs. How else can the fandom get Pastel Transformers and other crazy colors?
     
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    Thanks for the info Allen. I had been wondering about this myself.
     
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    Well... I imagine with Metrotitan, the big problems would stem from the box.

    Isn't it a replica Metroplex box?
     
  8. RidgeRanger

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    Why would the box be any more problematic than the figure itself? One is a copyrighted image and the other is a copyrighted toy.
     
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    Well, Metroplex is copyrighted I'm sure - but they did never release it in those colors in the US, I think.

    So that might change stuff - I don't know to be honest.
     
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    and here i was wanting to get a metrotitan and use the box for my metroplex i was getting(a real one) should i go ahead and take a chance to get the KO before they stop all together???
     
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    Wait a little bit longer, encore metroplex is coming and im willing to bet ehobby will have titan up in its original colors and not pink.
     
  12. smkspy

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    Knock-off goodness will never end, but the days of G1 replica boxes will. I can live with that .
     
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    Anywhos - after the big Hasbro panel, they seemed to be gone, but I saw the KO Metrotitan appear later at TFSource's booth (with a "last one!" sign in front of it). And some of the booths, like one near the back left corner, was almost all random bootlegs (but not the G1-replica style ones). I didn't see them put that stuff away ever.
     
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    I wonder why Hasbro is picking on AgesThreeAndUp then.
     
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    I don't have a real strong opinion one way or the other about the KOs, but if Hasbro wants to defend their IP, I mean, who can fault them?

    Especially since it's almost certainly gonna be available from eHobby in a bit.
     
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    Cheap G1 KO in different color is one thing, but near-perfect KO in G1 replica box that could be passed as a real G1 is something I won't be missing if they dissapear.
     
  17. Runamuck

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    I didn't get this email. Heh...and I was one of the ones that preordered one.

    When he says the issues have been resolved, does he mean the pink color too? Because I heard the people making these were going to correct that issue in later runs.
     
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    I had emailed them for an shipping ETA... in MARCH. They just responded.
     
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    Runamuck Swindle Knows Best

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    Ah, I see. The front page says that they were sending out these emails to all customers.
     
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    Fixed. I misread your original post, sorry for any confusion caused.
     

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