Hasbro Applies For A Brand New Anti-Theft, Anti-Tamper Packaging Patent

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  1. setientshoebox

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    I'm not thrilled at this being part of the actual toy. The last thing I want is a figure's aesthetics or features compromised for something like this.
     
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    This is a lot of effort for something store employees don\'t care about. 
     
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    As someone who considers swappers the scum of the earth, infinitely worse than scalpers, I really should be happy about this... But I'm not.
    Makes me feel I'm being a bit ungrateful, but after reading other comments, I think some better attempt should be made. Possibly on the retail worker front. Sadly, I don't quite have an idea as to what to do there.
     
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    Hasbro: “We want to make it harder for people to steal our figures.”

    Also Hasbro:
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    If they shove these into the physical design of their figures I’m done.
     
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    Hey, former Hasbro packaging engineer here (I\'m on this patent). These will likely not be used for any Generations figures since there isn\'t enough void space inside the figures. Think more Baby Alive, Marvel Titan Heroes, or Nerf Blasters. This was developed as a way to hold figures in place without having to use plastic ties, since Hasbro has a goal of near plastic free packaging by 2023.

    Hope that clears it up!
     
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    a transformer will just transform out of the package..lol
     
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    grimlock1972 Optimus, serving up the primest of ribs since 1984

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    This might help and if toy designers are clever enough the lock could be mold in in such a way to have it on a panel that would normally be folded out of sight. That said i do agree that swapper likely will eventually sort a way to defeat it and add in under paid store employees that don't give a shit and lax store policies and this likely will be a wash.
     
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    I don't think this is the first time something like this has shown up on toys either. I vaguely remember having to use a coin/flathead screwdriver to unlock some kind of plastic latch holding a toy in its packaging. I think it might've been an RC car? Like previous posts said, I think this is more than likely for Nerf guns and toys that use bigger, more open-face packages. It makes more sense to see this on those bigger Marvel figures with the electronics.
     
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    I hope they will also make a unique packaging to prevent "re-sealing", sometimes in vintage figures like G1, G2 and even Beast Wars, there are people who reseal them and sell them as "never opened", but you cannot trust if any Once if it was and they manipulated it before resealing it.
     
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    Someone in this thread mentioned it is less likely they\'ll use it for Generations toys. This is probably used for Cyberverse and Rescue Bots stuff
     
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    This is reassuring.

    Will some future refinement of this tie-less design eventually also mean I no longer have to take box cutters to elastic bands that slip between the joints of figures I'm removing which is a dexterous nightmare for someone like me usually? If so, I say I'm 100% in favor. :lol 
     
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    I see ingenuity here but let\'s see how well this actually works.
     
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    Good luck implementing this when deluxe classes become the size of hot wheels.
     
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    I actually find the box sizes themselves ridiculous at times.
     
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    Also, Hasbro has used non-plastic ties before (and they're better than the current garbage solution that makes clothing tags look fantastic). This feels like a solution to a problem which doesn't barely exist.
     
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    Imagine if the budget for making the "toy lock" went into the budget of the toys, thus basically reducing the toys budget even more just for a shitty gimmick / "protection" no one asked for.
    I'd probably just stop buying from Hasbro if this ever become a reality.[​IMG]
     
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    Good idea with the patent, but it should have been implemented right when plastic trays were phased out (although, some Kingdom figures were packed in a similar fashion).
     
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    Frankly i see more emptied marvel legends boxes with their plethora of plastic than emptied Transformers boxes with the new packaging. That being said, those arent tied down at all, so it's not exactly a 1 to 1. But still, they arent open-window, so that evens it out a bit. Also personally, i find those non-plastic ties they're using now WAY harder to force your way through than the old tiny plastic ones you could get through with your bare hands and a bit of force.
     
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    Yeah, and I'm thinking we're already paying even more (I'm starting to find other hobbies more cost effective) and there'd probably be even more hollow bits......