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Old 2002-08-20, 04:39 PM   #1
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Default Hasbro is probably going to mess with the Starscream reissue.

This is just a theory, mind you. I have no facts to back this up. But seeing how Hasbro has messed with the OP & UM reissues you are probably going to say goodbye to SS's cluster bombs (the shorter missles) and his Null Rays are going to be super extended. If he is still even being released later this year.

Just a thought that was running through my head. You all can return to your normal (?) lives now.
 


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Old 2002-08-20, 04:43 PM   #2
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Dont call it messing dude, the changes to the missles need to be made so the toys will comply w/ Toy Safety standards, and Hasbro makes the necessary alteration to get them out in the states here. If Hasbro could, I'm sure they'd completely release them as the originals were. Give them some credit, they are making the changes to give the fans what we wanted, US re-issues
 
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Old 2002-08-20, 04:46 PM   #3
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I wonder if they'll include the landing gear, too. After all, it's a small part that could kill someone if shoved up their nose... :rolleyes: And I bet the wings will be permanently attached, lest they be used as stabbing weapons!!!
 
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Old 2002-08-20, 05:02 PM   #4
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Dont call it messing dude...
It's all semantics.
Anyway, as I see it, if it is changed from the original, messing with (insert diabolical laughter here), ie making it "safer", is still silly because the target age group for these products are, for the most part, later teens and up, probably mostly the up part. Not the eight year olds.
The eight year olds have their nice new brightly flourescent colored Armada toys to play with (not that some of the G1s weren't as brightly colored). And they can have 'em.
I just want the ones I had as a child, preferably unaltered. That is my gripe about the whole thing.
 


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Old 2002-08-20, 05:09 PM   #5
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Well then you either need to shell out the money for the originals on e-bay or get the japanese re-issues, which is what I have been doing, thats not to say I won't be picking up Rodimus Major, I never got re-issue Hot Rod, and since I do believe there are no real changes, I can now
 
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Old 2002-08-20, 06:00 PM   #6
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Well then you either need to shell out the money for the originals on e-bay or get the japanese re-issues, which is what I have been doing, thats not to say I won't be picking up Rodimus Major, I never got re-issue Hot Rod, and since I do believe there are no real changes, I can now
That is exactly what I am doing. Although I am avoiding ebay like the plague. Once bitten, twice shy*.

*I will kill (very painfully) the first person that gives a hairband comment.

Other than the fact that the mold used for Rodimus Major (ugh, I hate that name), is the Target Master one, you knew this I'm sure, it's the same.
The website that does replacement parts, I can never remember the name, is going to be making his Target Master gun, so when that is complete I'll have Target Master Hot Rod.
 


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Old 2002-08-20, 06:10 PM   #7
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The fact that Starscream is such a cräp mould and more akin to an easy-splinter Lego kit is not exactly going to endear him...

They're making Firebolt? Cool! Shame I have him and no TM Hot Rod...
 
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Old 2002-08-20, 10:31 PM   #8
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crepe mould? takes all sorts

Oh, and because the topic brought up can't be construed as news, I'm moving this to Toys...
 
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Old 2002-08-21, 01:31 AM   #9
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As for the alterations, if they do release Powermaster Optimus Prime with Godbomber then there will be another "mess up" on that guy's projectile.
 
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Old 2002-08-21, 01:34 AM   #10
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Any one got proof of these "sacrilidges" or is this pure specualtion?
 

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Old 2002-08-21, 01:39 AM   #11
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Any one got proof of these "sacrilidges" or is this pure specualtion?
I did say it was just a theory for Starscream. But as for OP & UM the proof is there. So using my vast (sheeya!) powers of deduction I have come to that reasonable conclusion.
 


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Old 2002-08-21, 01:41 AM   #12
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Ok, just sure.. and I know about UM, I won the reissue.
 
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Old 2002-08-21, 03:33 AM   #13
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Well, the nose-cone is fairly edible, judging by the junker I have lying around in addition to my original... but I think yer German accent needs practise... think fresh-water fish from Dudley...
 
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Old 2002-08-21, 03:58 AM   #14
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It's all semantics.
Anyway, as I see it, if it is changed from the original, messing with (insert diabolical laughter here), ie making it "safer", is still silly because the target age group for these products are, for the most part, later teens and up, probably mostly the up part. Not the eight year olds.
The eight year olds have their nice new brightly flourescent colored Armada toys to play with (not that some of the G1s weren't as brightly colored). And they can have 'em.
I just want the ones I had as a child, preferably unaltered. That is my gripe about the whole thing.
But all it takes is one toddler to choke on a cluster bomb because his parents bought it for him without any idea what it was and Hasbro is looking at a massive lawsuit, they're just covering their asses.
 


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Old 2002-08-21, 04:28 AM   #15
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Any one got proof of these "sacrilidges" or is this pure specualtion?
Speculation completely
 
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Old 2002-08-21, 04:41 AM   #16
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all it takes is one toddler to choke on a cluster bomb because his parents bought it for him without any idea what it was
There's more chance of the parents choking to death on a cluster bomb... actually, what's to stop Hasbro slapping a 12-and-up sticker on the things?
 
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Old 2002-08-21, 05:17 AM   #17
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But that's just it, they can put a sticker that says that, but it won't stop most people, it will technically remove all blame from Hasbro if a kid DOES choke on it, but it would still be a black eye for the company. It's kinda like the music industry in that sense, they can put a sticker that says "Don't give this to little kids stupid" but little kids can still buy it (since I've never once seen anyone in a record store tell a kid he couldn't buy a CD because of the sticker), but of course the company can then say "Didn't you read the sticker stupid?"
 


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Old 2002-08-21, 06:50 AM   #18
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Let me get this straight... Do you honestly think that Hasbro are TRYING to screw you over?

Do you think that perhaps, it would be a lot cheaper for the company to simply release the original mold, rather than design new parts for it? Of course it would be.

But then again, they are Big Bad Hasbro, and all that they do is bad. Sheeesh.

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Old 2002-08-21, 07:05 AM   #19
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Why not remove the large Transformers logo on the box with
CHOKEFORMERS
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Kinda has a ring to it.
 
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Old 2002-08-21, 07:21 AM   #20
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Why not remove the large Transformers logo on the box with
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Kinda has a ring to it.
They're more than just a poke you in the the eye.
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