Are all the neat toys made in Asia?

Do you collect other toys besides Transformers? Maybe you've got a Masters of the Universe collection you'd like to show off, or maybe you like Thundercats, Voltron, G.I.Joe, Power Rangers, Star Wars, Wrestling, or any of the various comic book toy lines. Please keep the discussions here to non-Transformers toy lines.

Are all the neat toys made in Asia?

Postby Jason5billion » Sun Jul 02, 2017 4:57 pm

Motto: "God bless,JasonScottIrelan"
Weapon: Cyclone Cannon
I saw micro key start cars in a Dollar General that were made in China. The Nintendo DS and Nintendo 3DS were made in China, and Transformers are currently being made in Vietnam. Why not have people over here make them for piece work instead and maybe save money and have them get distributed in stores every week? Oh, the five dollar Transformers at Dollar General were made in China; and I bought a Speed Shotz car from Dollar General that was for the price of their store name; and that's put out by a company called Ja-ru.

Transformers came out when we had a president who was right wing, so he was right. The democraps don't have a way to stop Transformers from being made in piece work places.

It's too late I already mentioned politics after fenlir or whatever said something, and Hot Wheels are made over countries too. A lot of my Treasure Hunt Hot Wheels were made in China, Malaysia, or Thailand; and I have a super Treasure Hunt that was made in Malaysia or Thailand.

The only reason it's being called trolling is because nobody knows why they're not being made for piece rate. Even for larger ones like Fortress Maximus who is the biggest, they could have some people at a piece rate shop making some of the parts and others making other parts, and doing the final assembly. I know that dart board parts have plastic that gets snapped together. I just haven't seen them doing the molds for the plastic on dart boards.
Last edited by Jason5billion on Wed Jul 05, 2017 9:45 pm, edited 4 times in total.
Image
God bless, Jason Scott Irelan
Jason5billion
Banned
Posts: 499
Joined: Sun Apr 09, 2017 8:49 pm
Location: Orange City, Florida
Buy from Jason5billion on eBay
Alt Mode: Astarshipthatcancloakgowarp5billionVehiconstarTbirdStingrayXKEmore
Strength: 10+
Intelligence: 10+
Speed: ???
Endurance: 10+
Rank: N/A
Courage: N/A
Firepower: N/A
Skill: N/A

Re: Are all the neat toys made in Asia?

Postby fenrir72 » Sun Jul 02, 2017 7:44 pm

Motto: "Power to the strong and the right!"
Weapon: Plasma Cannon
On your question. :roll:

1. Yes. All the great stuff are made in Asia

2. Why not in America? Blame the liberal policies pushed by the Democrats to increase the minimum wage ceiling.

3. Labor unions scare off capital investments

4. China and other non democratic countries have weak labor laws to abuse workers rights hence you get cheap (?) stuff like iPads, TF , etc.

5. Too much economic regulation on capital spending (already being addressed by PotUS

End!
Buy Official Hb/TakaraTitancityformers at retail price or else the 3rd party makers win!

"Shelfwarming"
Btw, its been nearly a year now and TR Soundwave and Blaster aren't moving in the shelve of TRU, is that shelfwarming or what?


_ _ _ _ . ._ _ . ._. ...._ _ _. _ _ _._. ._. .. _ . . . ._ . _ . _ _ _ _ . ..... . _ ..._. . . . _ _ . _ . . _. ._ _ _ _ _ _ _ . _ _ _ _._ _ . . ._..._.. . . ._ _ _ . _ _ _ _ ._ _ _ . . . . _ _ _ .. _ _ _.. _ - _ __ _ _ _. .
User avatar
fenrir72
God Of Transformers
Posts: 10110
News Credits: 60
Joined: Wed Aug 10, 2005 3:37 am
Location: SEA
Buy from fenrir72 on eBay
Alt Mode: Mobile Ground Fortress
Strength: 9
Intelligence: 9
Speed: 6
Endurance: 10+
Rank: 9
Courage: 10
Firepower: 8
Skill: 9

Re: Are all the neat toys made in Asia?

Postby JelZe GoldRabbit » Mon Jul 03, 2017 12:40 pm

Motto: "The only good is knowledge, and the only evil is ignorance."
Weapon: Dual Bladed Sword
Pretty much all of the above, but point 4, while that may be true, is best left not discussed here.

Jason5billion wrote:Transformers came out when we had a president who was right wing, so he was right. The democraps don't have a way to stop Transformers from being made in piece work places.


Speaking of not discussing, please keep political talk off the board. Those have a tendency to start huge flamewars faster than you can say... well, you wouldn't get the chance to say anything. :-P
"I have Autism and I'm proud of it!" - Myself

Top 5 Priorities:

1) BW Neo X-7 Elphaorpha
2) RiD 2001 Dreadwind & Smokejumper
3) RiD 2001 Destructicons Bludgeon & Scourge
4) Universe 2003 Night Slash Cheetor
5) BW Convobat (red) & Megalligator (purple)

If anyone has spare RiD Mini-Con armor pieces for Glacius and Beastbox, hit me up!

The resident Rewind... well, half of one :lol:

- Jelze Bunnycat =:3
User avatar
JelZe GoldRabbit
God Of Transformers
Posts: 19440
News Credits: 24
Joined: Thu Feb 17, 2005 5:45 am
Location: McKinney, Texas, USA; Delft, the Netherlands
Strength: 5
Intelligence: 9
Speed: 8
Endurance: 7
Rank: 1
Courage: 6
Skill: 5

Re: Are all the neat toys made in Asia?

Postby Burn » Mon Jul 03, 2017 2:28 pm

JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:Speaking of not discussing, please keep political talk off the board. Those have a tendency to start huge flamewars faster than you can say... well, you wouldn't get the chance to say anything. :-P

Please point out the rule that political talk is not welcome on the boards.

Please also don't act like a Moderator.
Image
I'll be ignoring Burn's comments from now on
he's just being an @$$hol€!
Burn
Forum Admin
Posts: 44794
News Credits: 116
Joined: Mon Jun 30, 2003 2:37 am

Re: Are all the neat toys made in Asia?

Postby fenrir72 » Tue Jul 04, 2017 10:50 pm

Motto: "Power to the strong and the right!"
Weapon: Plasma Cannon
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:Pretty much all of the above, but point 4, while that may be true, is best left not discussed here.

Jason5billion wrote:Transformers came out when we had a president who was right wing, so he was right. The democraps don't have a way to stop Transformers from being made in piece work places.


Speaking of not discussing, please keep political talk off the board. Those have a tendency to start huge flamewars faster than you can say... well, you wouldn't get the chance to say anything. :-P


What about number 4? Just fill in the blanks and change China to Vietnam etc etc. Labor laws in those countries aren't that pro labor as in the EU or the USA. Hence cheap labor. Heck, just ask Apple.
Buy Official Hb/TakaraTitancityformers at retail price or else the 3rd party makers win!

"Shelfwarming"
Btw, its been nearly a year now and TR Soundwave and Blaster aren't moving in the shelve of TRU, is that shelfwarming or what?


_ _ _ _ . ._ _ . ._. ...._ _ _. _ _ _._. ._. .. _ . . . ._ . _ . _ _ _ _ . ..... . _ ..._. . . . _ _ . _ . . _. ._ _ _ _ _ _ _ . _ _ _ _._ _ . . ._..._.. . . ._ _ _ . _ _ _ _ ._ _ _ . . . . _ _ _ .. _ _ _.. _ - _ __ _ _ _. .
User avatar
fenrir72
God Of Transformers
Posts: 10110
News Credits: 60
Joined: Wed Aug 10, 2005 3:37 am
Location: SEA
Buy from fenrir72 on eBay
Alt Mode: Mobile Ground Fortress
Strength: 9
Intelligence: 9
Speed: 6
Endurance: 10+
Rank: 9
Courage: 10
Firepower: 8
Skill: 9

Re: Are all the neat toys made in Asia?

Postby Glarryg » Wed Jul 05, 2017 5:47 pm

Motto: "Perception is reality, so start paying closer attention."
Weapon: Twin Sonic Cannons
Pretty sure the original post was trolling in the first place. Very few people are that naive.

Glarryg
Dude, seriously.
User avatar
Glarryg
Vehicon
Posts: 382
Joined: Thu Feb 15, 2007 10:52 am
Location: OH, MAN
Buy from Glarryg on eBay
Alt Mode: Bitter Old Man
Strength: 5
Intelligence: 8
Speed: 5
Endurance: 5
Rank: 2
Courage: 4
Firepower: 1
Skill: 7

Re: Are all the neat toys made in Asia?

Postby fenrir72 » Wed Jul 05, 2017 9:06 pm

Motto: "Power to the strong and the right!"
Weapon: Plasma Cannon
Glarryg wrote:Pretty sure the original post was trolling in the first place. Very few people are that naive.

Glarryg



transformer-comments-and-questions-t109003.php

Yet management allows it. >:oP
Buy Official Hb/TakaraTitancityformers at retail price or else the 3rd party makers win!

"Shelfwarming"
Btw, its been nearly a year now and TR Soundwave and Blaster aren't moving in the shelve of TRU, is that shelfwarming or what?


_ _ _ _ . ._ _ . ._. ...._ _ _. _ _ _._. ._. .. _ . . . ._ . _ . _ _ _ _ . ..... . _ ..._. . . . _ _ . _ . . _. ._ _ _ _ _ _ _ . _ _ _ _._ _ . . ._..._.. . . ._ _ _ . _ _ _ _ ._ _ _ . . . . _ _ _ .. _ _ _.. _ - _ __ _ _ _. .
User avatar
fenrir72
God Of Transformers
Posts: 10110
News Credits: 60
Joined: Wed Aug 10, 2005 3:37 am
Location: SEA
Buy from fenrir72 on eBay
Alt Mode: Mobile Ground Fortress
Strength: 9
Intelligence: 9
Speed: 6
Endurance: 10+
Rank: 9
Courage: 10
Firepower: 8
Skill: 9

Re: Are all the neat toys made in Asia?

Postby Burn » Wed Jul 05, 2017 9:47 pm

fenrir72 wrote:
Glarryg wrote:Pretty sure the original post was trolling in the first place. Very few people are that naive.

Glarryg



transformer-comments-and-questions-t109003.php

Yet management allows it. >:oP


Tell us why we shouldn't fenrir72.
Image
I'll be ignoring Burn's comments from now on
he's just being an @$$hol€!
Burn
Forum Admin
Posts: 44794
News Credits: 116
Joined: Mon Jun 30, 2003 2:37 am

Re: Are all the neat toys made in Asia?

Postby Jason5billion » Tue Aug 22, 2017 9:22 am

Motto: "God bless,JasonScottIrelan"
Weapon: Cyclone Cannon
Even if say one Transformer or Gobot figure was made in the USA and it was too expensive to afford, it could be an educational experience because if they had a toy manufacturing plant in the city where I live, I might be able to visit and see how certain ones are made. To me it's mind-boggling how the Gobot Bug Bite has parts that have had parts designed by engineers who are able to do that. I imagine if a person really wanted old modes bad enough without hunting for them online, they could get some machinery to do it themselves; but that would be expensive and require God given intelligence.
Image
God bless, Jason Scott Irelan
Jason5billion
Banned
Posts: 499
Joined: Sun Apr 09, 2017 8:49 pm
Location: Orange City, Florida
Buy from Jason5billion on eBay
Alt Mode: Astarshipthatcancloakgowarp5billionVehiconstarTbirdStingrayXKEmore
Strength: 10+
Intelligence: 10+
Speed: ???
Endurance: 10+
Rank: N/A
Courage: N/A
Firepower: N/A
Skill: N/A

Re: Are all the neat toys made in Asia?

Postby lakebot » Thu Nov 23, 2017 1:22 am

This is the part I find interesting/scary: These toys are made over seas and shipped here to be sold in local stores. Yet I can go on ebay at this very moment and find these same toys from sellers in China and the like. It seems half the search results turn up sellers from China. They may even be being sold by people working in the factory or with close ties to those who do(although there is no way to verify that). And they can sometimes be had cheaper, especially if it's an older toy(5-10 years old) than US sellers are selling them. And I'm not just talking TF's either.

What I've been told is these toys are fake or QC rejects. Yet, get one in hand and you might not be able to tell the difference. Packaging and the toy itself can be the same. Now I'm hoping the majority of these are QC rejects because honestly, if some of these figures end up being big money items in the future and they were fake, you might not be able to tell. Especially if you buy a figure from a US seller who originally purchased it from China or maybe they purchased it from someone else who did same. Or buy a loose figure.

It seems a bit paranoid but when you look at all the toys made over seas, and then you look them up on ebay and notice the majority of them can be had from China/Hong Kong/Taiwan/Malaysia right now, it makes you wonder what's going on. And it's being done with everything. Not just cash cows like the MP lines or G1 knockoffs. Seems like it will get overly complicated to purchase what you think you're purchasing in the future as these over seas sellers sell toys to people here and these toys become integrated into people's collections they eventually sell off.

I think people may say who cares, it's a toy. But there is/seems to be a mass undertaking going on with these toys and if they are being backdoored, at least the factory or Hasbro or whoever can clean that up. The other problem, if it exists, is not one that will be easily cleaned up.
lakebot
Mini-Con
Posts: 26
Joined: Sun Jul 30, 2017 7:49 pm


Return to Non-Transformers Toy Discussion

Ending Soon On eBay

New Transformers Cloud 9 Toy W-01B Quakeblast Black Shockwave G1 Style In Stock - Time Remaining: 1 day 11 hours 41 minutes 44 seconds
Transformers Combiner Wars Skydive Hasbro 2014 - Time Remaining: 7 days 4 hours 3 minutes 10 seconds
Transformers Energon Scorponok 100% Complete 2004 - Time Remaining: 7 days 14 minutes 49 seconds
New Transformers Cloud 9 C9 W-01B Quakeblast Black Shockwave MP size in Stock4 - Time Remaining: 1 day 12 hours 16 minutes 56 seconds
Transformers Armada Mini-Con Air Defense Team Sonar Jetstorm Runway Star Saber - Time Remaining: 8 days 7 hours 19 minutes 7 seconds
Transformers Dark of the Moon Mechtech   Darksteel Figure Deluxe Class 2011 - Time Remaining: 3 days 16 hours 39 minutes 37 seconds
Transformers: Robots In Disguise Power Surge Bumblebee And Buzzstrike 2015 - Time Remaining: 6 days 15 hours 40 minutes 35 seconds
RARE!! Takara Tomy Transformers Unite Warriors TACTICIAN CYCLONUS Separate sale - Time Remaining: 7 days 8 hours 45 minutes 12 seconds
Transformers Podcast: Twincast / Podcast #188 - Mutinous Intent
Twincast / Podcast #188:
"Mutinous Intent"
MP3 · iTunes · RSS · View · Discuss · Ask
Posted: Monday, November 13th, 2017