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Hegemon 3rd party Megatron hits the mark – a fake Transformer I actually like

Awesome 3rd Party Megatron

Amongst his fake Transformer underlings

For all my outright hatred of all KO’s and 3rd party non-licensed Transformer toys, there is once in a while a glimmer of awesome amongst the crap.  Today a shining star appeared from beneath the rubble and it is a new 3rd party Megatron toy from some company that has yet to be named.

3rd party Hegemon Megatron gun and accessories

Predacons, accessorize!

This thing comes with awesome accessories and succeeds where the Masterpice Megatron somewhat failed int he bulk and overall build of the robot mode.  The gun handle is a bit oversized, but we always have to give in a little, don’t we? Feast your eyes on the new emperor of destruction!

Hegemon Megatron with axe and morning star

A little white-balance never hurt nobody

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Hasbro smear campaign courtesy of the Institute for Global Labour & Human Rights – sensational yet sobering revelations on the manufacturing of Transformers

Robots in Disguise packaging

This sure was an unlikely source from which to see new packging of Transformers for the first time!

It’s probably been a long time coming, but someone with a mouth on them finally found their way into the manufacturing plant for Hasbro’s Transformers and other toys. Many photos and a sensationalized article have been released in PDF form by the Institute for Global Labour & Human Rights.  While I have yet to read the piece in its entirety, I can probably guess what it says.

If anything, this should be a wake up call to all the selfish Transformerites out there that bitch about prices increasing and delays in shipments to their local stores.  How many of you didn’t even know humans put these things together by hand?  Did you think there was some sort of mother fucking Megatron machine out there that put it together for you?  This is the reality of the retail circulation system that has been refined over the years in the United States and now worldwide.  Hasbro is but a small part in the big machine, and they were due for their turn to have the skeletons in their closet rattled.

I offer you a chance to read the article for yourself and decide where you stand: Autobot, Decepticon, or Ignoramus Prime?

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Cotton Candy Leader Starscream is mine

Cotton Candy Prototype Starscream

Tastes as sweet as it looks!

Finally! Talk about persistence. Took almost 6 months, but I got this fancy prototype from China for my price. Woot!

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Real-life Transformer built by Art Students in China

Real life Transformer

Now that's a big staff!

This is a pretty cool link I found today featuring a real-life Transformer statute made by students at the China Central Academy Of Fine Arts University.