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MP-23 BANNED in the states

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From what I heard, Phillip Morris is banning sale of MP-23 Exhaust in the US.

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I believe there maybe a petition that might resolve this case,

https://www.change.org/p/hasbro-takara-tomy-find-a-way-to-sell-mp-23-exhaust-in-the-united-states-without-having-copyright-infringement-with-phillip-morris?just_created=true

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The petition is asking that the paint scheme be drastically altered by TakaraTomy. The problem is, this figure is an homage to the old Diaclone release. Change the deco and the homage is lost. Personally, I would advise people to go thru one one the many Japanese retailers that will be offering this release to US buyers, rather than requesting to have the deco changed for the benefit of domestic retailers like BBTS (with all due respect to them).

 

Of course, if Hasbro ever releases this (doubtful), they will be required to change it up quite a bit.

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The petition is asking that the paint scheme be drastically altered by TakaraTomy. The problem is, this figure is an homage to the old Diaclone release. Change the deco and the homage is lost. Personally, I would advise people to go thru one one the many Japanese retailers that will be offering this release to US buyers, rather than requesting to have the deco changed for the benefit of domestic retailers like BBTS (with all due respect to them).

That would be up to international law makers at the moment :mellow:

 

Besides, the Red Marlbro logo would be hardly recognizable in robot mode anyway

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I believe the legal action that BBTS is citing only applies in the USA though. So unless TakaraTomy chooses to voluntarily alter the deco, the release of MP-23 as originally shown should go ahead as planned in Japan. So it would just a matter of importing it via HLJ or another shop.

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We'll see if that goes well.

After all, we, as Americans hardly know Diaclone too well.

 

 

 

 

 

Personally, I though the mold for the future Sunstreaker being Yellow, rather than Red, took away the Diaclone homage already :(

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