Transformers KO included with German Mickey Mouse magazine!

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  1. Nevermore

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    UPDATE: Read post #4 for a related current incident.

    While shopping today, my eyes spotted a surprise in the form of the current edition of Ehapa's German "Micky Maus" magazine (issue 28/2011). The reason was the free toy included.

    http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d75/binalternator/other_stuff/stuff/BumblebeeMM.jpg

    "Oooh, a Transformers toy!", the average MM buyer would probably think.

    But as most of you can tell, this is 2007 Movie Legends Bumblebee.

    A direct comparison with my original Bumblebee:
    http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d75/binalternator/other_stuff/stuff/BumblebeeVergleich.jpg

    More comparisons: "Micky Maus" version to the left, Hasbro original in the center, "Allspark Battles" version to the right.
    http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d75/binalternator/other_stuff/stuff/BumblebeeVergleich1.jpg
    http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d75/binalternator/other_stuff/stuff/BumblebeeVergleich2.jpg

    The yellow plastic is lighter, the sculpted "neckline" is painted silver, and the tampographed Autobot logo is missing, but otherwise the toys are identical upon a cursory glance. Quality control is awful, with stiff joints and really loose joints going hand in hand.

    It's pretty obviously not an officially licensed Hasbro toy:

    1) It's called "Roboter Hero".
    2) No manufacturer information.
    3) No General Motors license.
    4) The toy has been modified to remove the sculpted manufacturer copyrights.

    So does Hasbro know that Ehapa is selling Transformers knockoffs?
     
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    How odd. I might try and get my parents-in-law to try and pick that up for me. I very much doubt Hasbro are aware of it, either. An impressive bit of bandwagon jumping, though!
     
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    Amusingly enough, the very same issue advertises DOTM and includes a poster with toy ads etc.
     
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    Well, that's nothing.

    In Italy there was a magazine named "Transforms'Hero" which was all about KO Transformers.

    I mean, It had KO Transformers packaged in, and inside there was a comic about them, with the plot blatantly ripped off from Armada. The good guy was a KO of Robot Masters Star Saber named Leadermax, and the bad guy was a KO of Robot Masters Victory Leo named Terrormax.
     

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