MP-05 Megatron Will be Plugged not Painted at BBTS

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Superquad7, Dec 9, 2006.

  1. Superquad7

    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    This is great if it is not clued, horrible if it is.
     
  3. Nerd Bomber

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    Sounds fine to me.
     
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    Wow. All this mutilation, and at no extra cost!
    *goes elsewhere*
     
  5. Nightrain

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    The worst part of all this is, these people are artificially creating even more demand for the normal ones by hoarding a bunch to alter. That means prices for normal ones will skyrocket.
     
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    The question now is how easy will the plug be to take off?
     
  7. Superquad7

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    Well, my main aim is just to report that difference.

    Personally, if I'm paying $100+ for a MISB toy, it had better be MISB; if a toy is opened that's "new," I expect to pay an open-box price reflecting that. If a toy is altered on top of being opened, the price should reflect that as well.

    I'm getting mine from Captured Prey myself. :thumb 
     
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    At a guess, nowhere near as easy as it was to put it on in the first place.
     
  9. asphalt

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    US law says it must be permanently attatched. So you can bet on glued in at the least. Me I would rather have it painted.
     
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    This subject is a :horse: 
     
  11. Superquad7

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    The larger subject (Megs having to have an orange tip) is; this thread's intent is merely meant as an update on BBTS's proceedures on this subject (specific subject). :thumb 
     
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    I thought the blaze orange wasn't gonna happen since we found out he'll be packaged in Robot Mode.
     
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    The original news posting actually did mention the orange tip to be a possibility of being plugged or painted
    http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/showthread.php?t=115183&highlight=bbts

    For those keeping score at home the original posting at BBTS read (in regards to the orange tip):

    However there is some new information there that some may find interesting, and the revised listing reads as such:

    So thats the BBTS take...Thread back in the ring!
     
  14. Turbocharger

    Turbocharger We should get more letter

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    I have a cheap airsoft gun with a blaze orange flash suppressor.

    It comes right off with little effort.
     
  15. Robogeek28

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    Glad I preordered 2 from elsewhere.:thumb 
     
  16. airfox

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    As much as a like BBTS, I'm preordering Megatron from HLJ.

    -airfox
     
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    BBTS can go to hell. I'm not going to pay 100 dollars for people I don't know and don't trust to open megatron, glue a plug onto him, and cut away part of the tray he's in so he can fit in it with the plug. especially since I can get him a few dollars cheaper at other stores that won't even consider opening him. TFC-06 got into the country just fine for thousands of people, Megatron will be the same.
     
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    I really thought that since it was shipping in robot mode, the orange tip wouldn't be an issue. How did authorities even find out about this? Maybe because BBTS got their preorders going too early, before we had actual photos of the figure? If all we knew at the start of preorders is that it would be a Walther P38, I can see how customs would not go for it. If they had waited and said "Oh, it's a robot," I don't think there would've been a problem...

    I've never ordered from anywhere besides BBTS, so I don't know which vendor is best. What do you guys suggest?
     
  19. Scantron

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    I'm still not convinced this toy is going to be worth spending ~$100 on at all, altered or unaltered, but it's nice to have an update on where things stand.
     
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