what came first?

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  1. gonzo23

    gonzo23 Well-Known Member

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    I just got a g1 jetfire and was wondering which toy came first, g1 jetfire or robotech valkyrie? who stole who's idea?
     
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    Shark Jumper さあ、お前の罪を数えろ

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    The Valkyrie came first. The mold was borrowed.
     
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    Triformis Insecticon Fanatic TFW2005 Supporter

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    Yep, and the same goes for a high number of G1 TFs (Hasbro borrowed/bought molds from other lines). Hell, technically, ALL the original G1 bots were acquired elsewhere, namely Takara.
     
  4. mirarage

    mirarage Agent of Primus

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    Most of G1 came from licencing of diaclone & microman lines from takara.
    Hasbro was so succesful re-theming both lines that, takara licenced name transformers from hasbro and re-themed their line.
    Thus a partnership/juggernaut was born.
    Some early G1 toys came from other sources.
    Jetfire, shockwave, whirl, roadbuster, the 4 large insecticons.
    I remember shockwave being sold in radioshack in a different color &
    name at the same time he was in toy stores as shockwave.
    Most tf's since year 3 or 4 of G1 have been made by hasbro & takara.
     
  5. Nevermore

    Nevermore It's self-perpetuating a parahumanoidarianised!

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    Nobody "stole" anything there. (Otherwise there'd have been some huge-ass lawsuit.)

    Hasbro simply acquired the license for the Valkyrie from Takatoku (later Bandai).
     
  6. gonzo23

    gonzo23 Well-Known Member

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    jeez! I was kidding when I said "stole"! thanx for the info fellas!
     

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