Capsule Microns coming to the UK?

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by WayS'L', Oct 23, 2012.

  1. WayS'L'

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    Interesting. Blindbagged minicons.

    This makes some measure of sense. Blindbagged anything has gotten popular.

    I'm curious though how these are being distributed, given the product code starts with TOM (which I assume stands for Tomy)
     
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    This needs a US release.
     
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    EEEE!!!!

    Bet this wont be mentioned on the front page here though...
     
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    Wonder if they're preassembled?
     
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    The Japanese releases are preassembled, so why not?

    I actually wonder if these will give the figures western names, or just keep the japanese ones
     
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    Because anything from the uk isnt news worthy :lol 
     
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    pretty much! lol
     
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    This pleases me.
     
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    Bad news, I just asked Hasbro UK, and they said they aren't actually selling these here, so either this is a fake, or another company is selling them instead (which would be weird)
     
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    TRU UK has imported things from Hasbro US rather than Hasbro UK before. Stranger things have happened.
     
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    I don't think it's fake. The listing is with an established company, and also the packaging image is consistent with other minifigure impulse buy items. It's possible that it's being handled by a different part of Hasbro UK than the usual toy team - or even that Tomy is distributing these under license given the product reference has "TOM" at the beginning instead of "HAS" - because if you look at other items on that page, you have Match Atax Championship produced by Topps referred to as "TOP" and Monopoly amongst others referenced with "WIN", short for Winning Moves UK, a company licensed by Hasbro to produce Monopoly and others in the UK.


    In other words, probably genuine and quite possibly coming through Tomy instead of Hasbro UK for whatever reason.
     
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    Cool idea for releasing these things elsewhere. I wonder if they'll come pre-assembled. I actually like the idea of getting them on a spru and then putting them together myself. It's why they've been pretty tempting to get.

    Hopefully if they sell well, it'll get them to find a way to release them here in the US too. If I could buy them locally, even blind-bagged, I would definitely get a handful of them or more.
     
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    come to the us.
     
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    The capsule Arms Microns all come pre-assembled, or at least, the first two waves do. I got Wave 1 in sealed capsules and they were ready-made. My Wave 2 came without the capsules but again they were pre-assembled.
     
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    U.S. release pls.
     
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    I hope we get these in the US, cause as much as I love the Rhinohammer I don't know if I'll get anymore otherwise.
     
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    FUCK YES!!!!
    Please get a widespread release
     
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    TRU brought in GDO which was marketed by Hasbro Asia and also bought up anything that was discounted and heading to the discount stores. I could see TRU jumping on these too.