Made in China?

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  1. ILoveDinobot

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    Sorry I wasn't sure where to post this. But I bought a MISB Takara Hot Rod off of Ebay and this one says made in China. My ex-b/f said it's fake because Takara is in Japan. So it should be made in Japan. But then I looked at all my MISB Hasbro toys and they all say Hasbro and Takara copyrighted made in China. And all other toys I have from Japan say Made in China. So is this Hot Rod a knock off?
     
  2. Moogleknight

    Moogleknight More than Meets the Eye

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    Modern Takara toys are for the most part made in China - including Hot Rod.
     
  3. ILoveDinobot

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    its a g1 1986
     
  4. Dirge's Ghost

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    Hoe much did it cost? I think you might`ve gotten a reissue.
     
  5. ILoveDinobot

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    Well if it is a re-issue he has to take it back because that is false advertisement, I already emailed the guy and threatened to tell ebay. The bad part is I left him positive feedback b/c it looks great until you take a closer look :( 
     
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    http://mykooltoyz.tripod.com/hotrodimus.html
    if thats the box, complete with the gold sticker, it's a re-issue.

    if it doesnt have that sticker, but looks like that box, its legit.

    also, re-issues sit in plastic trays. originals are in a bubble glued to a card in the package, or in styrofoam.

    takara re-issues that are in classic style boxes are also identified by the fact that they have takara's web address printed on the box.
     
  7. ILoveDinobot

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    yup that is it. Thanks though at least it isn't a knock off. Though I should make him give me some of my money back.
     
  8. Valkysas

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    how much did you pay for it?
     
  9. ILoveDinobot

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    $30 and $8 s&h I know I'm cheap lol I mean I knew I shouldn't expected a MISB G1 transformer for that cheap.
     
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    Is there still a link to the auction on eBay? I only ask because I'd like to see if the auction implies its a 80's G1 original, or if it says anywhere that its the Takara reissue.
     
  11. ILoveDinobot

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    yeah see if this works
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=4696&item=6034773661

    Looking at it again now I can see the gold sticker... I didn't see it there before :banghead:  ah well
     
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    It doesn't say it's a reissue, but it doesn't claim to not be a reissue either, just that it is not the US reissiue.
     
  13. ILoveDinobot

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    :redface2:  I feel stupid now
     
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    wait do reissues say copyrighted 1986?
     
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    I have a bunch of Saint Seiya model kits that happen to be re-issues. And the copyrights state copyrighted 1986 or 1989.
    So yeah. Most re-issue items will have the original copyright as well.
    By the way, does anyone know where I find a bootleg Rodimus Prime? I haven't found any bootlegs of him.
    I'm too much of a coward to take apart a g1 vintage or re-issue of such a good quality toy.
    Sorry that I added something irrelevant. Just wanted to make a quick post rather than a new thread.
    :redface2: 
     
  16. ILoveDinobot

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    well there is that person on ebay selling the rodimus prime in the cabbage patch kids box :lol  I posted that in the ebay section of this site :thumbs2: 
     
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    $30 is a great price for that piece. Don't feel ripped off at all!
     
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    Heh. Even though G1 Rodimus had sucky articulation, he still has some good quality die-cast metal on him.
     
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    you should probably apologize to the seller. you should have done your homework before you bid on one, esspecially at that price.
     
  20. ILoveDinobot

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