RUMOR: Don't worry about an orange cap on MP-Megatron anymore...

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  1. Ra88

    Ra88 Dutchman!

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    ...TakaraTomy is going to do it themselves.

    Source: Seibertron. http://www.seibertron.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=1144&sid=c288640de33fd14e1613fc8c91426863

    EDIT: Like the post says, it's just a rumor, but keep it in mind. I wouldn't be surprised if it turns out to be true.
     
  2. Draven

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    Proof please?
    Edit: Thank you.
    Takara doing a special version of MP-05 for the overseas market? Consider my breath not held in the slightest.
     
  3. Backscatter

    Backscatter Autobot Brainmaster TFW2005 Supporter

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    and your source of information is? THX.
     
  4. Ra88

    Ra88 Dutchman!

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    Right there in my first post.
     
  5. IACON

    IACON "That's Vector Sigma?" TFW2005 Supporter

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    Thank you TakaraTomy
     
  6. megatroptimus

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    Why would someone order the orange cap version when it'll be equally easy to import the proper version?
     
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    I'll get the no-orange-cap version. Thank you

    Godspeed
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  8. Ra88

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    Perhaps they're concerned with their overseas market after all? Though it would probably be for the closer asian countries, where gunlaws could be similiar to those in the US (I don't think they care for the US that much).
     
  9. Nightrain

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    If this is true, it's unprecedented. It's always assumed Takara paid almost no attention to the western market because Hasbro pwns all of us. But actually catering to the laws of a single country, I've never heard of that. It shows either they acknowledge a significant market for their Masterpiece products, or they are hurting so bad in their market that reaching out seems like a good idea.
     
  10. thoughtcrime

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    I honestly can't see why they wouldn't do this. Then again, this is the group that colored their MP Starscream seafoam green. I have no problem at all with them adding an orange cap, it will simply suffer the same fate as the cap(s) on Classic Megs: cut off and thrown into the trash.
     
  11. Deefuzz

    Deefuzz Beard On! Beardmaster! Veteran

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    Edited the title to state that this, for now, is still just a rumor
     
  12. Weremole

    Weremole Whack-a-mole Avenger

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    The US is a country the size of a continent. The buying power is immense.

    Hence why US store chains gets exclusives. Also similar, but not quite is the European packaging wich has to comform to many different countries laws.

    Doesn't make this rumor any more non-rumor-like though.
     
  13. megatroptimus

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    Canada's bigger. And Russia. :)  MP-05 isn't really intended for the US market anyway, but if they go the extra mile so Americans can get it, why not.
     
  14. ckhtiger

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    hey, if it means I can get the customer service from a place like bbts, not have to worry about some shmuck messing with my toy, and the caps' easily removable, I'm game.
     
  15. Megatronwp38

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    Hmm...I remember when we 1st heard about MP Megatron that it was said that takara was putting the cap on themselves back then, but nothing more was ever heard...I am just going to wait until this thing is released and see what's up.
     
  16. blueandwhite

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    So what about non-US distributors?

    I've got a pre-order with A3+, and I really don't want an orange cap on my Megs. As A3+ is located in Canada, would they fall victim to these stupid safety laws?
     
  17. TimothyVernon

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    anyone know if these orange caps will be glued on.. or if they're just something popped on that can be popped off.
     
  18. Backscatter

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    Wasn't there when I asked. Peace.
     
  19. llamatron

    llamatron Shut up, Nigel. TFW2005 Supporter

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    By land mass I guess. But by population USA wins, a-ok! (US = 300 M, Russia = 140 M, Canada = 32 M).

    I'm curious though as to what percentage of units Takara Tomy will ship overseas.
     
  20. megatroptimus

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    If you go by population, you might as well ship to India. :) 
     
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