MISB Optimus 1990s Chinese Release... but with "(C) Hasbro" blacked out?!!

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  1. Might Gaine

    Might Gaine The Devil Express

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    http://cgi.ebay.com/Very-Rare-Facto...ihZ017QQcategoryZ4696QQtcZphotoQQcmdZViewItem

    It has the black boxes around the toy pictures on the front, which at first made me think it's the Chinese version. But look at the copyright/manufacturing text on the back of the box. "(C) Hasbro" is blacked out and the manufacturing text appears to be left as-is! Weird. And then the same guy has an Astrotrain where ALL of the copyright/manufacturing text is erased:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/Very-Rare-Facto...QrdZ1QQcmdZViewItemQQ_trksidZp1713.m153.l1262

    If I had to guess, I'd say these are either:
    1) The earliest of the 1989 Chinese toys, before they started altering the copyright/manufacturing text the normal way (keeping "(C) Hasbro" and getting rid of the Takara part and the manufacturing country)
    2) A later run of the 1990s Chinese toys made without permission from Hasbro.

    And the seller claims his uncle bought them in Japan in 1985, which doesn't fit with either theory above, so I'm not inclined to believe it.

    Hmmm.
     
  2. PeterNorth

    PeterNorth Well-Known Member

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    Dude !! I was going to pm you on these and ask you what you thought, but you beat me to it. Thanks bro
     
  3. Malach Ra

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    he sold this springer with all the copyright info on it also.

    springer
     
  4. Paradigm-Shift Prime

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    Hmm indeed, that's an interesting one.
     
  5. PeterNorth

    PeterNorth Well-Known Member

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    So was that springer a normal U.S. box as far as you can tell? If so, damn !! i missed it
     
  6. Might Gaine

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    Yeah, it seems totally normal as far as I can tell.
     
  7. cromagnus

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    "One day, he came to the warehouse and..."
    $600 misb springer? now that's a fairy tale, considering CAPTharlock's last one went for like $1600 a couple months ago
     

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