JRS Toyworld Canceling ALL MP-05 Megatron Preorders.

JRS Toyworld Canceling ALL MP-05 Megatron Preorders.

Sunday, February 25th, 2007 9:05pm CST

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TFW2005.com board member Dirgeimus Prime has recieved a e-mail form JRS Toyworld stating that ALL of their MP-05 Megatron preorders have been cancled. They also make mention of the same thing Ryan heard at Toyfair, that there will be a "US Safe" version which we reporterd as a rumor here. And just to note it is still a rumor at this point.

Here is the e-mail he recieved.
'Hello,

I'm sorry to say that I've cancelled your preorder for Masterpiece Megatron.

Below is a copy of what my vendor sent to me regarding recent news on the
figure:

"Hi Bill,

I am afraid the decision has been made that in order to comply with US Federal
Law all US-bound shipments of Megatron will have the plugs installed. Even
though he will be in robot mode, we have learned there will likely be pics of
him in gun mode on the box, which could cause problems at customs resulting
in a shipment being impounded if there is not a plug. Also, Takara has
apparently decided to do a "US safe" release through Hasbro. This could well
mean that they and/or Hasbro will alert US Customs to be on the lookout for
"counterfeit" merchandise.

So, sorry to say it, but all Megatrons to the US will get plugs. Boxes will not
be in "unopened" condition."

I think its better to cut my losses now and not even attempt to import the
figure due to the potential problems.

I'm sorry for any inconvenience this may cause you.

Regards,
Bill Egerstaffer

Credit(s): Dirgeimus Prime of TFW2005.com


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Re: JRS Toyworld Canceling ALL MP-05 Megatron Preorders. (34186)
Posted by Anonymous on February 25th, 2007 @ 9:24pm CST
Oh, boy. I sure hope Toywiz doesn't fail me now! :(
Re: JRS Toyworld Canceling ALL MP-05 Megatron Preorders. (34187)
Posted by MaikeruSama on February 25th, 2007 @ 9:25pm CST
well they put it on we are all just going to cut it off or spray it grey. I wish they would save me the trouble.
Re: JRS Toyworld Canceling ALL MP-05 Megatron Preorders. (34188)
Posted by Liege Evilmus on February 25th, 2007 @ 9:36pm CST
This is bad news. And seriously, that tip is going to flush the image of this toy.

I'm have to check with my import guy and see what he can do for me on this. For imports, I recomend finding a private Ebay sellers as they don't have to follow any store standards.
Re: JRS Toyworld Canceling ALL MP-05 Megatron Preorders. (34189)
Posted by Liege Evilmus on February 25th, 2007 @ 9:40pm CST
Also if the concern is over the picture of a gun on the box, what good is a saftey tip on the ROBOT inside going to do about that!?!

I mean, won't that still be a picture of a gun?
Re: JRS Toyworld Canceling ALL MP-05 Megatron Preorders. (34190)
Posted by Maximus Prime on February 25th, 2007 @ 9:41pm CST
I should so go and order about a dozen more from agesthreeandup. I could pay off my house with the price hike I could put on them.






Just kidding, just kidding. I wouldn't scalp fellow fans.
Re: JRS Toyworld Canceling ALL MP-05 Megatron Preorders. (34192)
Posted by Bot Marley on February 25th, 2007 @ 9:48pm CST
"Also, Takara has
apparently decided to do a "US safe" release through Hasbro."

I can't wait to see this one!
Re: JRS Toyworld Canceling ALL MP-05 Megatron Preorders. (34193)
Posted by Immortal Starscream on February 25th, 2007 @ 9:58pm CST
that means a us release is immenent. and probably for cheaper. but not a widespread release for sure. an exclusive somewere

so possibly a hasbrotoyshop online exclusive (yuck not that again)
or another SDCC exclusive (oh please god no)
or perhaps...botcon maybe? only time will tell

personaly its not about wether or not he has an orange cap to me. he still looks sexy reguardless. its the fact that i dont want someone else ripping open my toy and skrewing with it b4 i get it.
Re: JRS Toyworld Canceling ALL MP-05 Megatron Preorders. (34194)
Posted by Dclone Soundwave on February 25th, 2007 @ 9:59pm CST
Eh, it seems that most stores are adding the tip as it is. At this point, I don't care who I get it from, as long as I paint the tip as I have intended since the very beginning.
Re: JRS Toyworld Canceling ALL MP-05 Megatron Preorders. (34195)
Posted by Anonymous on February 25th, 2007 @ 10:06pm CST
Hey, ACS, the "View User Comments" Button is taking me to a topic in Carbomya. I can't edit my first post to say this from the lack of an edit button and this needs a new topic, too.
Re: JRS Toyworld Canceling ALL MP-05 Megatron Preorders. (34196)
Posted by WhiteRabbit on February 25th, 2007 @ 10:06pm CST
I love how it's easier to get a real gun than it is to get an oversized toy gun that turns into a toy robot.
Re: JRS Toyworld Canceling ALL MP-05 Megatron Preorders. (34197)
Posted by Air Commander Starscream on February 25th, 2007 @ 10:23pm CST
Bluebullet.

I am aware of the problem and have reported it to Glyph and Ryan. There is some coding messed up right now when a news item is posted. The news item shows up on the main page, but the actual thread is not created (or is hidden) in the respected forum. This should be cleared up soon hopefully. Sorry about that guys, for now you can only add a comment for the News Item...no editing.

Thanks for the heads up though.


EDIT: THe problem is fixed now.
Re: JRS Toyworld Canceling ALL MP-05 Megatron Preorders. (34202)
Posted by Gutter Bunny on February 25th, 2007 @ 10:35pm CST
i cant understand why this is creating such an issue when it is very simple to get a TFC#06 into the USA. While it doesnt have a large gun printed on the box, i do not see why this makes any sort of difference
Re: JRS Toyworld Canceling ALL MP-05 Megatron Preorders. (34205)
Posted by Head Shot on February 25th, 2007 @ 10:37pm CST
Ugh... I'm begining to detest bigbadtoystore for scaring everyone into this. (I'm also hating the U.S.'s toy laws.)
And no, the "cut the cap off" suggestion is not going to be valid for me. Why should i have to pay $90+ on something that I have to modify to get the desired result? I hope someone repro's the barrels and makes an absolute killing on selling them.
Re: JRS Toyworld Canceling ALL MP-05 Megatron Preorders. (34216)
Posted by Nemesis Cyberplex on February 25th, 2007 @ 10:45pm CST
Gutter Bunny wrote:i cant understand why this is creating such an issue when it is very simple to get a TFC#06 into the USA. While it doesnt have a large gun printed on the box, i do not see why this makes any sort of difference
It's causing such a problem because of how sought after this figure is.

& as far as the cap goes, sure we can all paint over them/take them off, but putting them on keeps the stores' arses out of a legal bind when it either:

a: dosen't pass customs & a lot of customers are screwed over

b: causes them to have a lawsuit brought against them for selling products that go against US toy gun safety laws brought on by somebody trying to transport one via ariline or some dumbass kid pulling one on a cop.

It does kinda suck, but then again rules is rules, & afterwards could be easily remedied.

Besides, anyone that wants to keep a TF MISB is kinda missing the point of having transformers: to transform them. Not to mention anyone that did wouldn't have to worry about the orange cap either. ;)
Re: JRS Toyworld Canceling ALL MP-05 Megatron Preorders. (34225)
Posted by Autobot032 on February 25th, 2007 @ 11:17pm CST
Head Shot wrote:Ugh... I'm begining to detest bigbadtoystore for scaring everyone into this. (I'm also hating the U.S.'s toy laws.)
And no, the "cut the cap off" suggestion is not going to be valid for me. Why should i have to pay $90+ on something that I have to modify to get the desired result? I hope someone repro's the barrels and makes an absolute killing on selling them.


What the hell? How does BBTS fit into this? Are you serious? Come on. You must be kidding. It's not BBTS's fault, it's the law.

If the companies so choose to modify it so you can finally have the item without it being confiscated and you get your money's worth, then so be it.

BBTS didn't do it. ...damn.
Re: JRS Toyworld Canceling ALL MP-05 Megatron Preorders. (34246)
Posted by Liege Evilmus on February 25th, 2007 @ 11:35pm CST
Autobot032 wrote:
Head Shot wrote:Ugh... I'm begining to detest bigbadtoystore for scaring everyone into this. (I'm also hating the U.S.'s toy laws.)
And no, the "cut the cap off" suggestion is not going to be valid for me. Why should i have to pay $90+ on something that I have to modify to get the desired result? I hope someone repro's the barrels and makes an absolute killing on selling them.


What the hell? How does BBTS fit into this? Are you serious? Come on. You must be kidding. It's not BBTS's fault, it's the law.

If the companies so choose to modify it so you can finally have the item without it being confiscated and you get your money's worth, then so be it.

BBTS didn't do it. ...damn.


I see what he's saying. Once it was released that he'd be a gun BBTS said they wouldn't carry it due to customs.
This was befor there was even a picture.

Then a week after they furuted that saying that they would sell it, but with a cap.
That made fans happy because if Joel put it on, then you could take it off.

However all that right there is I think what AOUTBOT032 ment by bringing them into this. But, realy I shouldn't speak for others.

What upsets me about Takara doing this is that it will now be something more permanent and harder to remove or alter.
Re: JRS Toyworld Canceling ALL MP-05 Megatron Preorders. (34250)
Posted by Quaternion on February 25th, 2007 @ 11:37pm CST
I may be travelling to Japan in November and I was planning on picking up an unaltered MP-05 there. Will I have trouble getting it back into the States or does the law just prevent stores from importing it to sell it?

What if I just took it out of the box? I mean, I was going to do that anyway.
Re: JRS Toyworld Canceling ALL MP-05 Megatron Preorders. (34267)
Posted by 009* on February 26th, 2007 @ 12:03am CST
Glad I'm waiting for Megatron to actually get in stock somewhere before buying him.

Geez, all this ruckus over a little plastic add-on.
Re: JRS Toyworld Canceling ALL MP-05 Megatron Preorders. (34286)
Posted by Autobot Skids on February 26th, 2007 @ 12:38am CST
Well... I agree with the comment about how it's easier to get a real gun than a plastic toy robot... heh...

America is in many ways wierd...

Happily - none of these problems are mine - HLJ will ship a non-plug version to me in Poland where no such wierd laws exist... :)

Skids
Re: JRS Toyworld Canceling ALL MP-05 Megatron Preorders. (34322)
Posted by Immortal Starscream on February 26th, 2007 @ 1:36am CST
009* wrote:Glad I'm waiting for Megatron to actually get in stock somewhere before buying him.

Geez, all this ruckus over a little plastic add-on.


its not about the plastic add on for a lot of people. most of us dont want someone else opening and screwing around with our toys.

im an out of box collecter myself, but i cant stand the thought of other hands playing with my plaything. (leave the dirty thoughts behind there fellas)

and there are some who collect mint in box only, and now they cant get that coveted prize.

as ive said b4 i could give 2 shits less if its got an orange cap or not, its still sexy, but i want to be the one to open MY toy first.

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