Takara trying to crack down on Japanese fans seven years ago?

Discussion in 'Transformers General Discussion' started by Nevermore, Oct 7, 2007.

  1. Nevermore

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    I couldn't get a pic of PVC Tai.:( 
     
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    I remember reading this back when it was originally posted. I couldn't find anything on whatever supposedly happened. Still can't.
     
  4. LoC Soundwave

    LoC Soundwave 俺の魂は燃えていない!

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    Damn... Now I want to see the Tai figure all the fuzz is about :( 
     
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    ckhtiger old skool fool

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    isn't this just the pvc of the rid girl in the bathtub with prime peaking over the edge?
     
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    :lol  I always thought that one was funny.
     
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    Edit: n/m
     
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    Don't forget the little rubber Sky-byte! That thing always had me in "WTF?!" stitches.:lol 


    Total WTF. If Takara didn't want people taking pictures of their toys they shouldn't have sold them.
     
  9. Switchblade

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    A quick Google search turned up this page. Scroll down to where it says "Ai Chan FIGURE".

    It's nothing all that special, really. Just a figure of Ai/Tai molded in translucent pink. I've seen pictures of it before.
     
  10. Bryan

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    What's with starting a thread about a half dozen posts on another site that are more than a year old, and were about something 6 years old to begin with?
     
  11. Nevermore

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    If true, it'd be a serious blow into the face of the "Takara always care for their fans while Hasbro don't" crowd.
     
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    I don't really know what the fuss is about. What did Takara stand to lose by fans posting images of this exclusive figure?
     
  13. Bryan

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    I know you like to wage war on fanboy ridiculousness, and I'm with you most of the time...but this is kinda pointless. If it's actually important for you to prove something is true to this "pro-Takara" crowd, ask the guy who made the original statements. Asking people here if they think it's believable isn't going to accomplish anything but maybe stirring up some internet drama.
     
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    *shrug*

    Pics of Ai were posted here. I totally remember drooling over it. I do vaguely remember Takara getting all huffy over websites. No one in the west gave a shit enough to take it seriously though.
     
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    Agreed, it seems like such a...year old non-issue about something that happened 7 years ago.

    As for the figure in question, what a turd. A clear PVC human character...whoopie. Why are people going nuts over that?
     
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  16. Gryph

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    I think it has more to do with the fact there's no info at all about whatever happened there. People are just curious.
     
  17. Bumble Prime

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    i love how the guy on the other board with all the "info" is like

    "that was a horrible day for transfandom and it will live in infamy, the things that happened that day would make your blood run cold........


    .............but i digress, lets talk about the figure! :) "


    he acts like their was a japanese transfan POW or something.......... lolz
     
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    you know what. this makes alot of sense thinking about it. not the bit about takara being overly and unneciserily bitchy but about how they lost alot of money when they made car robots. maybe fan rebellion led to a bycot of takara tfs and seeing how adult collectors are the predominant market there...

    just a possibility that's why they decided to make armada hand in hand with hasbro
     
  19. ckhtiger

    ckhtiger old skool fool

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    since you guys are talking about the japanese botcon figs, here's a quick question. on the link from post #9, I have the choro-q vehicles from the 2000 botcon. any idea what they're worth?
     
  20. red00wolf

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    Wtf why is this here!?!
     

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