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Old 2015-03-11, 01:49 AM   #73
Clay
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Yeah, Phillip Morris don't really have a choice in the matter. It's part of the anti-tobacco lawsuit from the late 1990s that they have to keep their product imagery away from kids' stuff, IIRC.

In fact, they're actually kind of the victims as they legally have to deny some collectors (who may also be customers of theirs) what they want at their own counsel's cost all because Takara didn't run it by them first. That said, the release seems to be just fine within Japan, so Takara may not care... but it's still their fault for not finding out if this was a good idea or not in advance (and that they changed the deco seems to indicate that they may be susceptible to some repercussions).
 
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