Slag "MACAU" marking

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  1. philly1031

    philly1031 New Member

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    Hey everybody I just found my old dinobots I got a question about the markings I know they are all Gen1 but on slag the stamp on his left outter thigh looks like this

    (japanese lettering)
    (c) TAKARA CO LTD
    1980-1984 MACAU

    (c)HASBRO 1980 1984

    I did some research and all the slags I've seen dont have the macau on it
    ne idea about the macau mark
     
  2. Kaymac

    Kaymac I'M REALLY FEELIN' IT!

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    Perhaps that was the company that released the toy in it's country of origin? Hasbro releases the toys in America, but maybe "Macau" is the company that makes them under liscence from Takara in another country?
     
  3. E. C. R. Former

    E. C. R. Former Is probably insane...

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    Macau is a province in China that was up until 1999, a part of Portugal, similar to how up until 1999 Hong Kong was a part of the UK. Obviously its where your Slag was made.
     
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    thanks guys also a few people r telling me that the Macau Slag is rare in the US ne truth to this
     
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  6. mweeuser

    mweeuser Well-Known Member

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    It might be somewhat rare but I'm not sure in a valueable way, if that is what you were wondering. Fred's variant site speculates on it's existence but must not have had one in hand when it was written. Most if not all of the g1's went to Macau in or around 1987. That is why most of the combiners have a japan and macau based version. Dinobots are basically in the same boat. They moved the production to Macau/China around that time.
     
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    Gingerchris Telly-headed Tyrant

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    I always wondered what the 'MACAU' printed on my old Micromasters was about.
     

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