Masterpiece MP-05 Megatron Will Be Packaged In Robot Mode

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  1. Super_Megatron

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    According to Lost and Found Toys Masterpiece MP-05 Megatron will come packaged in Robot Mode. If accurate all the debate about the orange barrel modification was possibly for nothing and the online retailers that currently are offering it won't have to go that route.

    Check out the prototype images of Masterpiece Megatron by clicking here.
     
  2. Overdrive

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    Sweet....I don't want no damn orange tip on my Megs
     
  3. getoninja

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    this is the onlything I care about 2007, MP Megs. the hell with the TFs movie, 2007 is all about MP Megs
     
  4. betetta

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    such a simple solution for such a dumb problem, i hope that's enough to say bye to that orange tip or anyting more bizarre they might want to add to megs.
     
  5. Wiggyof09

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    I don;t know if this solves the issue as he's still a gun transformer.
     
  6. Golden Age

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    Dang! Now i'll have to put my own orange tip on.
     
  7. Rodimus Major

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    I don't see why there was ever an issue to begin with. TFC 6 Megatron was a gun Transformer..shipped IN gun mode..and no orange tip needed to be added. Not even after 9/11.
     
  8. AdonMalik

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    The text of the law direct from BBTS's entry for MP-05:

    "§ 1150.2 Prohibitions. No person shall manufacture, enter into commerce, ship, transport, or receive any toy, look-alike, or imitation firearm (‘‘device’’) covered by this part as set forth in § 1150.1 of this part unless such device contains, or has affixed to it, one of the markings set forth in § 1150.3 of this part.

    § 1150.3 Approved markings. The following markings are approved by the Secretary of Commerce: (a) A blaze orange (Federal Standard 595a, February, 1987, color number 12199, issued by the General Services Administration) or orange color brighter than that specified by the federal standard color number, solid plug permanently affixed to the muzzle end of the barrel as an integral part of the entire device and recessed no more than 6 millimeters from the muzzle end of the barrel.

    (b) A blaze orange (Federal Standard 595a, February, 1987, color number 12199, issued by the General Services Administration) or orange color brighter than that specified by the Federal Standard color number, marking permanently affixed to the exterior surface of the barrel, covering the circumference of the barrel from the muzzle end for a depth of at least 6 millimeters."

    As can obviously be seen from this text the way the toy is packaged makes no difference; it is still a "look-alike, or imitation firearm (‘‘device’’)". Under US law it would be illegal to import or sell such a product regardless of packaging method without the "approved markings". Importation and sale of TFC Megatron was also illegal under this law; the only store it stopped from selling it within the US to my knowledge was BBTS.

    I'm not saying I agree with the law by any means; in fact it's a pretty stupid law. But people thinking that a new packing method is going to bypass it are kidding themselves I'm sorry to say.
     
  9. Predaking

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    So if BBTS and other online stores still wants to put orange cap on MP 05 then they really don't deserve our business right? Cuz this will keep the inspection at customs to a minimum.
     
  10. Templar_Prime

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    Very stupid. Unfortunately, it came about because people of even GREATER stupidity pointed the realistic-looking toy guns at armed cops and got killed. Several of them pointing the guns AFTER the cop in question told them to drop it.
     
  11. flamingunicron

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    wait so can we now get these from japans and bring them back to america legally with out that confiscation nonsense?
     
  12. 1987olds442

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    Now if they don't put any pictures of his alt mode on the box we could be 95% sure there wouldn't be any problems importing him to the US.
     
  13. Enigma2K2

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    Look... all I'm saying is... even if they do put it on... it's not impossible to take off. is it?
     
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    From reading bbts listing it sounds like they are going to be glueing the orange tip on the barrel.
     
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    The law specifically states:
     
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    Im glad they figured this out. Now its totally worth it.
     
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    Now the only other problem that can possibly happen is the gun is prominent on the front of the box.
     
  18. Predaking

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    I refuse to believe that MP 05 can't get through custom without the orange cap, not when I have gotten reissue Megatron without any problem. It may all be much ado about nothing.
     
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    If it has the option of being a gun it will have to have the orange tip, regardless of how it is packaged. sorry guys thems just the facts. why do we care anyway, just paint it when you get it or remove teh cap. its all good.
     
  20. ARTIMUS ONE

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    Very good point, I was thinking the exact same thing......I know I stated that this thing looks rushed but after looking at it some more, I may just change my tune, especially if it looks good colors on it.
     

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