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Old 2015-03-13, 08:10 PM   #82
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Originally Posted by Clay View Post
Serious question, though: does Phillip Morris sell Marlboro in Japan or have any legal presence there? I have no earthly idea.
I think it's a niche brand over there certainly (imported cig brands tend to be in any country) but Google does bring up licensees. It might be more of a legal thing, however; maybe realistic decos on toys are some version of fair use in Japanese law?

The curious thing is that Marlboro have always had a strong feeling of branding long before Takara even said "hey, let's have these robot things turn into cars" and were probably enforcing this sort of thing when the original Diaclone came out.
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