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Old 2004-06-01, 12:52 AM   #61
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Wow, someone reinstated my little political cartoon...
 
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Old 2004-06-01, 12:59 AM   #62
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They did? I've seen it every time I've come to this thread. And I'd much prefer it if people'd stick to proving people morons rather than calling or illustrating in the literal sense...

Trolls generally have some organisation ( http://spiralx.dyndns.org/howto.html ) ...but I s'pose we're little league in comparison.

Who thinks die-cast Alternators would sell if they came signed by George Lucas?
 
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Old 2004-06-01, 01:03 AM   #63
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They did? I've seen it every time I've come to this thread. And I'd much prefer it if people'd stick to proving people morons rather than calling or illustrating in the literal sense...
Bah, it's what Photoshop's for...
 
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Old 2004-06-01, 01:09 AM   #64
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Who thinks die-cast Alternators would sell if they came signed by George Lucas?
Well, the thing we're all forgetting is that Pirates of the Caribean was released on VHS AND DVD. Also, in my shop where I work, Walkers have multiple variants of all their crisps. Some come in blue bags, some in green, some in red, some in pink, some in orange... So therefore diecast Alternators are highly viable.
 
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Old 2004-06-01, 01:54 AM   #65
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Umm.. how did Star Wars get mixed up with this? I'm not a collector of Star Wars merchandise and dont' have an idea as to if they even offer diecast pieces. I believe the conversation was more in regards of whats out on the market, and what can be done if brought to the states.... Variants? Closest thing that I can relate variants to with Star Wars is Armada toys that also had Powerlinx toys.. or the Universe lines. I believe this is more in likes of things such as G1 vs G2 figures.. (metal to plastic).
 
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Old 2004-06-01, 06:56 AM   #66
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Well, the thing we're all forgetting is that Pirates of the Caribean was released on VHS AND DVD. Also, in my shop where I work, Walkers have multiple variants of all their crisps. Some come in blue bags, some in green, some in red, some in pink, some in orange... So therefore diecast Alternators are highly viable.


Best post in this thread...
 
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Old 2004-06-01, 07:58 PM   #67
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A few definitely made it across both ways. There's a letter in US #61 where Tetra Reris attempts to spoil the last 20 issues by giving synopsises of five-year old UK material after getting a bit confused about the new writer. It's a staggering pompous letter on the whole, saying she'll let Marvel use her copyrighted characters if they're good, which gets a response along the diplomatic line of "piss off, ours are better". Must scan it some time...
And the UK comic had the odd letter from an American, including at least one moaning about the fact that they couldn't get the UK comic over there any more, perhaps the earlier issues were avaliable but not the latere ones?
 
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Old 2004-06-01, 11:02 PM   #68
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Yeh, at a guess I'd expect it took Marvel a little while to realise it was even happening... I doubt many of Marvel UK's preceding titles were as sought-after...
 
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Old 2004-06-03, 11:34 AM   #69
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The Decepticon Dambusters collected comic that arrived for me today has an American price on it below the UK one (though it's possible there are 100's of UK issues with US prices and I only noticed today because of this thread ), so at least a few got a offical release over there. I suppose that Marvel US would have considered it's transatlantic cousin soley a reprint title, presumably no one noticed (or cared about) the UK strips.
 
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Old 2004-06-04, 02:29 AM   #70
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You're talking crap.

Wages are not directly comparable with Western economies, but nor are they non-existent. I suppose Hasbro get free transport of goods on magic carpets and their raw materials just fall out of the sky, too?
Ever heard of fee-trade off-shoring. How 'bout NAFTA? Ya see they can get dirt cheap labor with this wonderful free trade. Currency is comparable where ever you are in the world. It just so happens that because the American dollar is so high that they can pay them a penny and it's equal to a couple yen.
 
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Old 2004-06-04, 02:45 AM   #71
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Wow, deja vu...
 
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Old 2004-06-04, 03:17 AM   #72
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Old 2004-06-05, 06:14 AM   #73
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im not really adding anything but...

i like Alternators

i perfer them to Binaltech

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Electro, Volt, Sizzle, Jolt

and Optimus Prime

Shine yall

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Old 2004-06-05, 08:18 AM   #74
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Umm.. your right.. uhh.. what exactly are you adding here? It makes just about as much sense as.. umm.. adding Fraggle Rock to this conversation.
 
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Old 2004-06-05, 08:23 AM   #75
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Q: Do you have any plans to release more G2 toys, such as the Laser Rods or the Autorollers?
A: We are looking at many toys from TRANSFORMERS history. If molds exist, there is a chance you will see more G2.
Discussing Laser Rods is on-topic.
 
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