Now that's just silly! (Legends Megatron's orange plug "in hand" - literally)

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  1. BenjaminXavier

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    Ok, I know we all had a chuckle when the pics came out of this new mini-megs, but my RTS Legends case came today and I just can't believe they really had to make the end of the barrel orange! He's TINY! There is no way this could be mistaken for a real gun!

    Also: I was really trying for an appropriate "in hand" joke, but couldn't come up with anything. Feel free to improvise/caption the pic.
     

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  2. havanowoncheese

    havanowoncheese Proud No Ma'amer!

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    Yeah he may be small but thats american toy laws and hasbro must comply.
     
  3. boxorak

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    I think it's partially a force of habit and partially just in case. There probably are real working guns that size.
     
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    pocket guns, commonly referred to as Derringers, are frequently that size or smaller
     
  5. iamste

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    I wonder if anyone with a real gun as painted the end orange to waver the attention of the police.

    Gun man: guys, how could I steal that bank? This gun is a mere toy.
    Police: oh! He's right, my kid has one just like that!
    Gun man: haha, see? Come on guys, let me buy you all dinner with the money I just found in this bag.
    Police: what a guy!
     
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    ^ True words right there. I've had quite a few discussions with people and the stupid gun laws. The Osha Safety Orange spray paint is the same hue as that orange plastic. To paint up a real gun to look like a toy is far too easy. I'm sure someone's done it already.

    I remember having a Beretta cap-gun when I was a kid. It was made out of metal and looked like the real thing. Was pretty damn heavy, too. Lastly it had no orange tip. Despite the odds I'm still here, and so are plenty others from my generation.

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  7. BenjaminXavier

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    On another note, someone in a previous thread had asked if it was orange paint or what, I can answer that the tip is actually molded out of orange plastic. I'll probly paint mine silver/grey next time I paint something.
     
  8. Shelfwarmercon

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    There's a post somewhere (I think in Radicons?) where someone repainted the whole gun barrel a darker shade.

    There's also the possibility that Takara might one day release their own version of Legends Megatron, without the orange tip.
     
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    Wouldn't companies have to jam something orange into the tip of the gun before importing it at that point? I don't think there's any way for us 'Mericans to get away from the orange!
     
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    I just ordered the wave of these legends..is there a way to remove the orange tip?
     
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    Seems very silly to put an orange cap on such a tiny toy gun honestly, but US laws be dammed. My MP Megs from TFsource came without a cap...
     
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    You can paint over the tip if it bothers you.
     
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    Noisy cricket.
     
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    I should go for that one, then.
     
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    Well, I can understand since you boys over in the US had this "Gun Law" thingy running but to have the exact SAME THING over at where I am?? (Singapore) :mad 

    I mean, come on!

    All previous renditions of Gun Megatrons didn't come with the darn orange plugs but they had to make this one an exception this time?!!

    *Sucks thumb!*
     
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    The Lion City has to uphold its reputation for being ultra safe, y'know.
     
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    I think that the gun law is way too strict. OMG HE'S GOT MEGATRON, HE'S GONNA KILL US! Actually... if someone was holding Megatron, I'd probably run...
     
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    I've got some flat grey that'll work fine. Orange cap painting party at my place! :) 
     
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    Even Bee doesn't seem to be pleased with the orange tip:
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    I just hope Takara releases an RTS EZ Megs with a silver gray tip.
     
  20. VectorPrime404

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    It's not an orange plug, it's an orange muzzle. Classics Megatron had one too. G1 Megatron didn't, but he was made before the law. There have been no other transforming handgun Megatrons released outside of Japan. You're stuck with the piece being coloured orange because Hasbro doesn't make international versions of its toys.

    As Nachtsider said, you can just paint over the orange if it bothers you. This is a really stupid thing to decide to wait for a Takara version over.
     

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