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Old 2002-07-17, 09:33 PM   #1
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Cool Megatron Reissue

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We have recieved information from a source close to Hasbro that G1 Megatron may be one of the TRU exclusive USA re-issues to be released. No date or or price has been revealed at this time. We will update this story when more information is available

I hope theres not alot of changes done to megatron but its about time some decepticons are reissued that don't cost $150 and up
 
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Old 2002-07-18, 12:30 AM   #2
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i'm skeptical about that. one of the main reasons the first g2 megatron was a tank instead of the original gun (unlike prime who kept his original form) was cause realistic toy guns are a lot less politicly correct now than they were twenty years ago.
 
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Old 2002-07-18, 12:35 AM   #3
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i'm skeptical about that. one of the main reasons the first g2 megatron was a tank instead of the original gun (unlike prime who kept his original form) was cause realistic toy guns are a lot less politicly correct now than they were twenty years ago.
Not to mention illegal right?
 
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Old 2002-07-18, 04:37 AM   #4
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I don't think we'll ever see megatron in the US again. Considering terrorist attacks and how close megatron looks like a real gun, I doubt we'll ever see anything that looks like a real gun. (I doubt making the whole thing bright orange would even help) However, Hasbro could always just make a new mold, but I think they'd just stay away from toy guns all together.

Considering the price on ebay for the reissues in Japan, I'd bet Takara might make a another reissue, maybe even a new years special of him.
 
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Old 2002-07-18, 04:48 AM   #5
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I hate to say it, but Megatron is at the top of my "will be reissued when hell freezes over" list. See also: Jetfire. Sorry, kids, but it just ain't happening, now or ever...

And let's hope Takara makes a "New Year" Megs. I refuse to pay $100+ for a reissue. I want him to replace both of my armless originals, but I don't want him that bad...
 
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Old 2002-07-18, 06:36 AM   #6
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Megatron Rules!

I love my reissue he looks so cool he just represents alot of evil for 1 toy.
 
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Old 2002-07-18, 02:49 PM   #7
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Transluscent purple 'Shining Megatron'!!!

It could be sold as an on-line exclusive, but not in Toys R Us if they don't custom the mould and paint-job.
 
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Old 2002-07-18, 08:36 PM   #8
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they are illegal now? i suspected it and almost mentioned it but wasn't sure. are they illegal everywhere or just some states? i predict g1 megatron will get more valueable with time.
 
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Old 2002-07-19, 02:40 AM   #9
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It'll be hard enough for me to get the Optimus re-issue when it comes out!
 
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Old 2002-07-19, 02:58 AM   #10
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It's illegal to sell them in stores, in some jurisdictions... there are grey areas and ways around this, though. Basically, it's to keep them away from kids, which is fair enough.
 
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Old 2002-07-19, 03:03 AM   #11
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Plus, the original Megatron toy sucked like Tera Patrick.
 
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Old 2002-07-19, 03:06 AM   #12
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Brow-ning! Brow-ning! Brow-ning!
 
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Old 2002-07-19, 03:08 AM   #13
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Brow-ning! Brow-ning! Brow-ning!
It looks as if Denyer has just found someone to top Megatron on the "will be reissued when hell freezes over" list...

That would be a cool guy for Takara to put out, though.
 
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Old 2002-07-19, 03:13 AM   #14
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I'm pretty sure Hasbro would have to pay Takara something to us their moulds, so US releases of any Japanese exclusive would be a little unlikely, especially when Hasbro have several years' worth of their own toys to bring out... I know they wouldn't release Browning anyway [hell, he can actually fire bullets on top of everything] but I'd be surprised to see Ginrai or Sixliner reissued in the USA...
 
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Old 2002-07-19, 03:34 AM   #15
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but I'd be surprised to see Ginrai or Sixliner reissued in the USA...
Ginrai is being reissued in the USA, Godbomber and all.
 
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Old 2002-07-19, 03:37 AM   #16
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Really, I'm surprised
 
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Old 2002-07-19, 03:40 AM   #17
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And the reason they're doing this? Because BigMaki paid $50 + shipping to get him, thinking, "They'll never reissue him in the States, at least not with Godbomber!" Dammit. I may still get a Fire Guts from BBTS just to spite them!
 
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Old 2002-07-19, 09:17 PM   #18
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browning = ?
 
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Old 2002-07-19, 09:18 PM   #19
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browning = ?
 
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Old 2002-07-19, 09:27 PM   #20
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Japanese DiaClone mould given limited release in the UK, and not as a TF... not sure which Japanese series he fits into.
 
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