Megatron Reissue

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Megatron Reissue

Post by 1SoundWave1 » Wed Jul 17, 2002 9:33 pm

according to tformers.com:

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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Post by never again » Thu Jul 18, 2002 12:30 am

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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Post by Hound » Thu Jul 18, 2002 12:35 am

Originally posted by never again
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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Post by Lemming » Thu Jul 18, 2002 4:37 am

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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Post by BigMaki » Thu Jul 18, 2002 4:48 am

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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Post by Ultimate Weapon » Thu Jul 18, 2002 6:36 am

Megatron Rules!

I love my reissue he looks so cool he just represents alot of evil for 1 toy.:D

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Post by Denyer » Thu Jul 18, 2002 2:49 pm

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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Post by never again » Thu Jul 18, 2002 8:36 pm

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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Post by Megatron2 » Fri Jul 19, 2002 2:40 am

It'll be hard enough for me to get the Optimus re-issue when it comes out!:(
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Post by Denyer » Fri Jul 19, 2002 2:58 am

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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Post by Cliffjumper » Fri Jul 19, 2002 3:03 am

Plus, the original Megatron toy sucked like Tera Patrick.

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Post by Denyer » Fri Jul 19, 2002 3:06 am

Brow-ning! Brow-ning! Brow-ning!

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Post by BigMaki » Fri Jul 19, 2002 3:08 am

Originally posted by Stuart Denyer
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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Post by Cliffjumper » Fri Jul 19, 2002 3:13 am

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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Post by Alpha Trion » Fri Jul 19, 2002 3:34 am

Originally posted by Quicksilver
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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Post by BigMaki » Fri Jul 19, 2002 3:40 am

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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Post by never again » Fri Jul 19, 2002 9:17 pm

browning = ?
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Post by never again » Fri Jul 19, 2002 9:18 pm

browning = ?
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Post by Denyer » Fri Jul 19, 2002 9:27 pm

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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