Megatron orange Safety Caps?

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  1. TheMint1980

    TheMint1980 Member

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    Hello all. This may have already been broached, I did a search with no luck on the boards, but we recently had a G1 Megatron auction removed by Ebay because the toy looks like a REAL gun. According to Ebay,. California State law, and customs both require the cap or the listing can be removed/or item confiscated in customs. Hence...the rule and the removal of the item.

    My question is, does ANYONE know of a place where one can acquire a snug fitting cap for Megatron, that would not fall off, but which is easily removable. it's a valuable toy, so of course, altering it is just sacrilege. The local dollar store has yielded 0 results for us.

    FYI...Photoshoping the cap, orange taping, or placing a foam plug into the tip does not work anymore either. Ebay has REALLY started cracking down.

    There are dozens of active listings with the toy everyday, but more than ever, they are combing through and cleaning out any suspicious auctions.
     
  2. igniz1984

    igniz1984 Well-Known Member

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    Ebay:
    that sucks, that was going to be my first suggestion :lol  I guess you could try selling it on crave or here on the forums if you still have trouble selling it on ebay.
     
  3. Aernaroth

    Aernaroth <b><font color=blue>I voted for Super_Megatron and Veteran

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    Making one out of felt or construction paper so it can slip over the top and be easily removed might work...

    Or knit a barrel cozy?
     
  4. Ecmagee1984

    Ecmagee1984 Big E

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    Get some neon orange paper and tape a strip on the tip of the gun.
     
  5. havanowoncheese

    havanowoncheese Proud No Ma'amer!

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    The perfect solution!
     
  6. Aernaroth

    Aernaroth <b><font color=blue>I voted for Super_Megatron and Veteran

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    Unironically knit sweaters, hats and cozies for your bigger figures. Want to see Fort Max in a sweater with a Fort Max knitted on it.
     
  7. Methusalen

    Methusalen Not good enough for G1!

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    Would there be an issue if you photographed Megatron in Robot Mode?
    If there's no gun mode to view, then would they still crack down on it?

    ...Also, I am all for the knitted sweaters/hats... I'd love to see a "Jayne Cobb" hat on a Transformer... :) 
     
  8. MisterFanwank

    MisterFanwank Toy Industry Analyst

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    Take a picture in gun mode with a bottle of opened orange paint, a dab of the paint out for dipping, and a brush with the orange paint on it in the shot.

    Photoshop the barrel orange.


    Problem le solved.
     
  9. grimlock1972

    grimlock1972 "No Mas" My Wallet

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    Just get a wooden dowel from a hardware store that is just big enough to fit snuggly and still remove with out much effort, then paint it orange and put it in meg's barrel.
     

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