I'm sure most of the people on these boards know about the G1 reissues that have been easily available from China for at least 10 years maybe longer, from Ebay and Ioffer. The original Optimus Prime, all of the combiner gift sets and several Transformers in between have all been available brand new in the box for several years with very little to distinct them from the original releases for nearly original retail price when you factor in inflation. I almost think Hasbro had to outsource production of the reprints to a manufacturer in China and still in a sort of behind the scenes deal that no one is supposed to know about because Hasbro doesn't want to manufacture them for sale in the US (especially at the large scale that they are produced and the amount of different figures in China.) I simply think there's no way Hasbro would've allowed the manufacture of these reprints without their consent and trying to shut them down. There's simply NO WAY this could have gone on for this long without Hasbro knowing about it and receiving a percentage of the profits. Simply no way.