Prime RID Megatron Packaging Variant

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  1. mtmte586

    mtmte586 Well-Known Member

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    (early) April Fool's!

    Seriously, does Hasbro have so much $ that they can afford to change the packaging to add "Glowing Fusion Cannon?

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    Edit:
    - Original title thread was Prime RID Walmart Exclusive until Mods changed it
    - Agreed that this isn't news other than for MISB collectors. This was posted mainly as a joke and also to razz Hasbro's marketing.
     
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  2. MegaHavok

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    I don't know what's lamer the post or the actual news
     
  3. Sol Fury

    Sol Fury The British Butcher Administrator News Staff

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    It's a packaging variant, so might be of interest to some. Not going to make much difference to the majority of us, but for those who track down all the different packaging types...
     
  4. Nerdicon

    Nerdicon Caffene=Energon

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    As long as this means I can FIND ONE, then i'm all for it.
     
  5. SouthtownKid

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    Which version came first? Did they add the "GLOWING FUSION CANNON!" to the second version of the packaging? Or did they remove it from the second version when they realized the gimmick didn't make the gun glow for shit?
     
  6. TCracker

    TCracker おもちゃは今とても暑いです

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    Heh...the one with the Glowing Fusion Cannon seems to get Meg's attention too. He is practically looking at his own fusion cannon. :lol  :lol 
     
  7. VE Telus

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    It might be easier to cut than the outlines of the Decepticon logo!

    Who am I kidding? It's all machines anyway. The tag line, however, just might give kids another reason to convince parents to buy, and it just might tip the scales for some kids.
     
  8. wasp819

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    Its a simple variant and pointless news because one is the American release as it has the yellow stripe with fusion cannon written
    the other is more a European release because none of our prime packages or cards contain either the yellow stripe or BIOS on the sides,
    Also european carded figures are on a shorter card,
    Can anyone hook me up with pics of the BIOS for the prime figures released so far,
    Or if you throw away the packages can you take the Bio card bit out and sell to me.
     
  9. perithimus

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    I bought mine in mid February and my packaging did not have the yellow fusion cannon sign.
     
  10. Scorpio

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    Thought this was a pic i uploaded... same room o.0
    Anyway, its probably because they were`nt selling well... Noone really likes the gimmick but Hasbro probably feels that promoting the gimmick will help.
     
  11. Kujo1597

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    It looks like the "try me hole" is smaller on the new box too.

    My Megatron came in a box with the smaller hole but doesn't have the big yellow banner. Then again, my Megatron is Canadian so the banner would take up half the box.
     
  12. SouthtownKid

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    Plus, they moved it up, which is good. The old hole had me "trying" the wrong part the first time I saw it, which nearly broke something. This entire post sounds horribly wrong.
     
  13. Houndvoice

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    This is news?

    And are there really completists who'd seek out and buy both versions??
     
  14. mirarage

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    It's not a varient.
    It's technically a running change to the packaging.
    The voyager optimus also has the same yellow box as well.
    The same yellow box was also on the bulkhead & starscream
    packaging we saw a couple of weeks ago.
     
  15. Prime Jetscream

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    Okay.
     
  16. Feralstorm

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    I think the 'glowing XXX' text is the later version, as the packaged samples of voyager Bulkhead and Starscream also have similar texts advertising their weapons.
     
  17. NLWprime

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    does it really matter most kids will just throw out the box anyway
     
  18. SAF7

    SAF7 LOVE this game!

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    You know, I thought I noticed something different with the packaging of the Voyagers I've been seeing lately.
     
  19. seeker311

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    theres also a variant for the Optimus packaging. Funny I noticed this at the store yesterday afternoon, but didnt get home until midnight...
     
  20. ty_starr

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    It's definitely a running change. These are from wave one revision cases that have 2x Prime and 2x Megatron. I saw this at work a few weeks ago
     

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