Takara MP-23 Exhaust

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by daimchoc, Sep 1, 2014.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. darkedgex

    darkedgex Burritocon

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2013
    Posts:
    448
    Trophy Points:
    82
    Likes:
    +5
    ^^^ This. I just paid my pre-order for Star Saber and Exhaust, so guess we'll find out real soon now if the whole release is cancelled...
     
  2. TigerBlade

    TigerBlade Prepare for extermination

    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2011
    Posts:
    29,367
    News Credits:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    362
    Likes:
    +29,199
    Facebook:
    The trademark that was changed you mean?

    If it doesn't happen it doesn't happen. It's just a sad world that toys can't be treated as toys and Internet lawyers get their panties in a twist over ppl that see it in a different way.
     
  3. Liampope

    Liampope Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2014
    Posts:
    4,549
    News Credits:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    222
    Location:
    Stavanger, Norway
    Likes:
    +10,378
    No he's right it's about the trademark and is international. If it was only about selling smoking related toys to the US, then most likely Takara would never have bothered changing the deco, and UK retailers certainly wouldn't have been given c&ds like Kapow for example. It seems the deco change could have satisfied PM in lawyers in japan as the japan release is on, but doesn't seem to be the case in UK, because Kapow have confirmed to me they still have a c&d and won't be carrying.
     
  4. TigerBlade

    TigerBlade Prepare for extermination

    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2011
    Posts:
    29,367
    News Credits:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    362
    Likes:
    +29,199
    Facebook:
    Has the red shape not been changed though? It may look similar but it isn't the same. Now unless the have rights to that too then surely they can do sweet FA?

    All this over a bloody toy car. Silly really.
     
  5. flynnibus

    flynnibus Masterpiece Addict

    Joined:
    May 22, 2014
    Posts:
    1,312
    Trophy Points:
    197
    Location:
    NorthernVA
    Likes:
    +716
    Ebay:
    If only lawyers were that black and white :) 
     
  6. SunSwipe5

    SunSwipe5 Twin Hellion Masters Of Jet Judo

    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2014
    Posts:
    9,282
    Trophy Points:
    262
    Likes:
    +8,770
    I'm still going to wait and see what TT does. I'm not concerned about Hasbro Asia as I do not collect Hasbro MPs. If Exhaust gets scrapped by TT, then he gets scrapped. If his getting scrapped means a new MP character sooner then expected, I'm perfectly okay with that :D 
     
  7. Fast_Draw

    Fast_Draw Pretender

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2010
    Posts:
    2,487
    News Credits:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    232
    Likes:
    +178
    They have to be sitting in a warehouse at this point. C'mon lol.
     
  8. divinecomedy

    divinecomedy Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2010
    Posts:
    25,924
    News Credits:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    357
    Likes:
    +18,977
    I only have one ordered, and I will definitely sell him off for the right price.
     
  9. Autovolt 127

    Autovolt 127 Get In The Titan, Prime!

    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2006
    Posts:
    83,153
    News Credits:
    16
    Trophy Points:
    412
    Likes:
    +2,348
    That Majorly Sucks.

    At this rate Exhaust is going to be next major drug.
     
  10. hugoboss

    hugoboss Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2014
    Posts:
    682
    Trophy Points:
    127
    Likes:
    +71
    I already preordered this from a Japanese retailer. And I just contacted a friend living in Japan to order another 2 for me just in case. So we'll see...
     
  11. grune7

    grune7 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2008
    Posts:
    507
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    172
    Likes:
    +71
    I just received the payment request from a Japanese retailer so they're still expecting it.
     
  12. temptingtoys

    temptingtoys Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 7, 2006
    Posts:
    130
    Trophy Points:
    157
    Likes:
    +12
    I suppose thanks to whomever posted this as it should BE FRONT PAGE news, but I suspect our Tobacco buddies may have gagged it....dunno. My guess is that if is not cancelled in Japan it may get dumped over there since no other major markets where Takara can sell it. (they sell a lot to Hasbro Asia). Only time will tell. Also, I personally asked a trademark attorney about the new deco and it should be ok, but BIG CORP will just outspend you in court. I suspect they either pressured the parent company (H USA) or Hasbro Asia directly.

    My two cents.

    ME
    Tempting Toys - Japanese Transformers Godzilla Microman and more!
     
  13. DukeFett

    DukeFett Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2011
    Posts:
    5,675
    News Credits:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    287
    Likes:
    +2,809
    Ebay:
    Twitter:
    Instagram:
    YouTube:
    Hasbro Asia distributes TT products too. It's exactly the same product that will be released in Japan.
     
  14. HolyCulture

    HolyCulture I'm so much a toon guy that I framed Roger Rabbit.

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2013
    Posts:
    5,497
    News Credits:
    28
    Trophy Points:
    272
    Location:
    Seoul, Korea
    Likes:
    +16,837
    Ebay:
    Facebook:
    Twitter:
    Google+:
    Instagram:
    Flickr:
    YouTube:
    Tumblr:
    Pinterest:
    Does RK sell Hasbro Asia? Or do they sell from Amazon Japan? I actually was really looking forward to this guy :( 
     
  15. daimchoc

    daimchoc TFW2005 Supporter

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2009
    Posts:
    39,502
    News Credits:
    487
    Trophy Points:
    392
    Location:
    US
    Likes:
    +52,542
    Facebook:
    Twitter:
    YouTube:
    Hasbro Asia is anything outside of Japan and North America.
     
  16. MuhPlastic

    MuhPlastic Turbo Mad

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2015
    Posts:
    37
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Likes:
    +0
    Holy shit dude cry some more. People are upset something they were looking forward to might not be released so calm yourself. You and Nevermore have been the most annoying people in these threads because you two treat anyone with the slightest difference of opinion as if they're some enraged neckbeard. I usually don't like to fly off the handle but anyone this dedicated to being annoyed that others are upset (not enraged) that something they wanted might be cancelled is just pointless on both of your ends and accomplishes nothing and adds nothing to the conversation.
     
  17. Megatronscrotch

    Megatronscrotch Macro-Con

    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2014
    Posts:
    423
    Trophy Points:
    92
    Location:
    Vegas Baby
    Likes:
    +47
    Hope this is true I ordered the original non coin release from TFSource...

    Edit: well I just checked TFS and he's gone again...I guess that answered my question...I'm super disappointed ... I have a feeling he's gonna get scrapped all together and if not he's gonna be hella expensive... Either way it's no Bueno
     
  18. MuhPlastic

    MuhPlastic Turbo Mad

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2015
    Posts:
    37
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Likes:
    +0
    At this point he's not going to be cancelled in Japan. Takara no doubt didn't make thousands of these and will try to sell as many as they can. Also I'm more than certain they'll flood second hand Japanese shops that couldn't care what PM has to say. Heck AmiAmi has gotten this before with things such as Mafex Spidey and they sent out every order to American buyers not giving a single crap.
     
  19. Megatronscrotch

    Megatronscrotch Macro-Con

    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2014
    Posts:
    423
    Trophy Points:
    92
    Location:
    Vegas Baby
    Likes:
    +47
    Wow I hope you're right bud...cuz I def want this dude...he just looks great and having that numerical gap in the MP-line just doesn't sit well with me
     
  20. MuhPlastic

    MuhPlastic Turbo Mad

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2015
    Posts:
    37
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Likes:
    +0
    I wouldn't worry until Takara actually says anything. Plus like I said if you don't have a PO in at a Japanese site check any 2nd hand shop's site. There's been plenty of G2 Sideswipes on them and that's how I got mine for around $48 plus shipping.
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.