United Kup features cigar in back of toy package art

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  1. Sanchimaru

    Sanchimaru Well-Known Member

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    I just realized this:

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    The picture in the back of United Kup's card features him with a cigar in his mouth.
    After this nobody can say that Takara doesn't care for the fans, or for American comics :) 

    Of course, there is a disclaimer text below saying that parts not included in the set were used for the purpose of enhancing the picture.

    I think that this is awesome. It's a shame that they just announced the end of this toyline, I bought almost all of the toys released for it and had very high hopes for Thunderwing... oh well, I'll have to get the imported one this time (Hasbro for me ;)  )
     

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  2. scubaboy31

    scubaboy31 Digital Gypsy

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    whoah. Thats awesome. Makes up for the out of character shiny paint.
     
  3. Thenames9

    Thenames9 D-d-d-d-duel!

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    That's awesome, too bad it didn't come with one :( 
     
  4. KA

    KA PENIS GOES WHERE?!!

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    Cool. Kinda makes u think they omit that to discourage smoking amongst kids.
     
  5. PoweredConvoy

    PoweredConvoy Randy of the Allspark

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    I think the fact that Blurr is in his IDW colors, this, Drift's extra details to make him comic accurate as well as Straxus' shows they love the American comics.

    Randy
     
  6. Cheem The Rup

    Cheem The Rup Well-Known Member

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    It's simple: Takara appreciated Igear's work and decided to promote it (lol :D )

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  7. Sanchimaru

    Sanchimaru Well-Known Member

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    I had to make that my avatar ^^

    The way his mouth is shaped is way too unique... I'm sure that a cigar was planned and was dropped for political correctness sake(no tobacco on a toy)

    ^you are right, this should settle it. I mentioned this because recently, in discussions about future United toys, people were arguing that Thunderwing might not be released on account of him not being popular in the Japanese media. And indeed, it seems like we are not getting him anytime soon, but only because the toyline has been canceled, or at least postponed in favor of the movie toys.
     
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    nice one, xD that's promoting Igear Kup with cy-gar head!
     
  9. 420bot

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    Cygar Kup, Yeah!
     
  10. 46+2

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    Respect the cygar. I ordered united kup for that head.
     
  11. thedrknss48

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    You can buy cigarettes from vending machines in Japan. Laws are a little different there than in the US....
     
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    My kid is in for a world of hurt if he starts smoking cause of cygar kup!



    Just kidding bout the hurt thing!
     
  13. Sanchimaru

    Sanchimaru Well-Known Member

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    wait, wait, that's not the actual head of the toy. The mold is the same as the Hasbro release. Or did you mean that you wanted it for the package art?
     
  14. PikaManiac

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    Ah~! I can forsee future threads :

    "Does Transformers : United Kup comes with a Cygar?"

    "Why is my Transformers : United Kup missing a Cygar?"

    "My Transformers : United Kup does not comes with a Cygar, is it a variant?"
     
  15. Rod

    Rod No Silly Robot User Name

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    This is VERY true... my local Seiyu (WalMart) has a Cigarette vending machine inside the store right next to the Kids section
     
  16. XxGeck0xX

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    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    Japan is changing with it's smoking laws though unfortunately for us smokers, taspo cards and no train station smoke spots anymore :( 
     

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