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Forgien toys found domestic?

Postby FurStreak » Tue Oct 23, 2012 2:48 pm

Ok, so I went to Toys'R'Us the other day when coming back from an out of town trip. And just to let you guys know, I was in Lexington, Kentucky. I stopped at the store and went in to do my usualy browsing of Transformers toys, when to my surprise I located several toys I didn't know that the US market carried. It was rather odd seeing these toys here considering the are asia exclusives from what I have read. I also say some legion class ones but failed to take pics of them. Here are the 3 I captured. And BTW I didn't purchase these as I already have their counterparts in my collection. I don't usually get repaints/remolds.

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The legion class ones I found were Motormaster (with weapon) SilverStreak (with weapon) and Hoist (with weapon) I didn't have these guys either but I didn't have the funds to get them either...... boooooooo
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Re: Forgien toys found domestic?

Postby JelZe GoldRabbit » Tue Oct 23, 2012 2:52 pm

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Toys 'R Us is now carrying the Asian Exclusives for the holiday season, for a good while now actually. Same goes for the Prime First Edition re-releases.

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Re: Forgien toys found domestic?

Postby FurStreak » Tue Oct 23, 2012 5:19 pm

cool, this will be awesome then. Ill have to save up a little to grab a few of them.
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Re: Forgien toys found domestic?

Postby fenrir72 » Tue Oct 23, 2012 5:33 pm

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That's "FOREIGN". I thought it was a new type or toyline >:oP
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Re: Forgien toys found domestic?

Postby PrymeStriker » Wed Oct 24, 2012 1:17 am

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fenrir72 wrote:That's "FOREIGN". I thought it was a new type or toyline >:oP


Not everyone's first language is English. That aside, no one's spelling is perfect.
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Re: Forgien toys found domestic?

Postby Duo_r » Wed Oct 24, 2012 1:27 am

The Chinese translations for the names are pretty literal and accurate, except for Laserbeak, who's translated as "Laser Bird." Just saying.
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Re: Forgien toys found domestic?

Postby JelZe GoldRabbit » Wed Oct 24, 2012 4:42 am

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SKYWARP2.0 wrote:The Chinese translations for the names are pretty literal and accurate, except for Laserbeak, who's translated as "Laser Bird." Just saying.


You can read Chinese? Cool :) Translating English names into Chinese equivalents can be hard, to the point the names seem made up. Examples:

Optimus Prime: "Pillar that supports the sky"
Megatron: "Heaven-shaking Might"
Starscream: "Star of the Sky King" aka "Uranus"

It's funny though. I can read the Chinese name for the line up to the last character: Change Form Metal ???
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Re: Forgien toys found domestic?

Postby fenrir72 » Wed Oct 24, 2012 4:45 am

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PrymeStriker wrote:
fenrir72 wrote:That's "FOREIGN". I thought it was a new type or toyline >:oP


Not everyone's first language is English. That aside, no one's spelling is perfect.



The site has a spell check function. I thought is was like Xovergen or some 3rd party product. And furstreak seems to be VERY fluent in english..........being an American and all.
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Re: Forgien toys found domestic?

Postby Duo_r » Wed Oct 24, 2012 5:22 am

JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:You can read Chinese? Cool :)


Well, being Chinese kinda helps. :D

fenrir72 wrote:Translating English names into Chinese equivalents can be hard, to the point the names seem made up. Examples:

Optimus Prime: "Pillar that supports the sky"
Megatron: "Heaven-shaking Might"
Starscream: "Star of the Sky King" aka "Uranus"


True; names like Starscream, Optimus Prime and Megatron have absolutely no Chinese equivalents.

JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:It's funny though. I can read the Chinese name for the line up to the last character: Change Form Metal ???


That last Chinese character literally translates as steel. The third one can be confusing, as what it means depends on context sometimes. It can mean gold or metal.

In Cantonese, it literally translates as Bin (Change) Ying (Form) Gum (Metal/Gold) Guong (Steel). Loosely, it means transforming metal...hmmm, Transmetals? :-?

BTW, IIRC that translation has existed since G1, as Hong Kong TF merchandise has been using that name since the 80's.
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Re: Forgien toys found domestic?

Postby gavinfuzzy » Wed Oct 24, 2012 6:10 am

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At one point my ToysRus carried Henkei, and some other departmental store carried the Ehobby and alternity line. That's how I got my alt. Prime... For $57 at a local store.

Back then I saw Henkei prime on clearance for $20 at TRU... And did not pick it up. :BANG_HEAD: #-o
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Re: Forgien toys found domestic?

Postby Handels-Messerschmitt » Wed Oct 24, 2012 6:41 am

I'm feeling pretty sorry for Dune Runner's non-G1 decos because they just don't look as good. I didn't even know about that Sandstorm until now. Hrm.
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Re: Forgien toys found domestic?

Postby Breakdown 2099 » Thu Oct 25, 2012 5:56 am

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JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
SKYWARP2.0 wrote:The Chinese translations for the names are pretty literal and accurate, except for Laserbeak, who's translated as "Laser Bird." Just saying.


You can read Chinese? Cool :) Translating English names into Chinese equivalents can be hard, to the point the names seem made up. Examples:

Optimus Prime: "Pillar that supports the sky"
Megatron: "Heaven-shaking Might"
Starscream: "Star of the Sky King" aka "Uranus"

It's funny though. I can read the Chinese name for the line up to the last character: Change Form Metal ???


I don't mind those names. For some unknown reason, I find them appropriate
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Re: Forgien toys found domestic?

Postby gavinfuzzy » Thu Oct 25, 2012 6:46 am

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breakdown99 wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
SKYWARP2.0 wrote:The Chinese translations for the names are pretty literal and accurate, except for Laserbeak, who's translated as "Laser Bird." Just saying.


You can read Chinese? Cool :) Translating English names into Chinese equivalents can be hard, to the point the names seem made up. Examples:

Optimus Prime: "Pillar that supports the sky"
Megatron: "Heaven-shaking Might"
Starscream: "Star of the Sky King" aka "Uranus"

It's funny though. I can read the Chinese name for the line up to the last character: Change Form Metal ???


I don't mind those names. For some unknown reason, I find them appropriate

Legit Chinese here...

And I can't read all their names. :oops: Haha.

I only can read "Transformers", which translates to "Bian Xing Gang Jing", or Shape shifting robots.
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