Japanese exclusive "Movie Colors" variant of Henkei (Classics) Bumblebee [April Fool's joke]

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Japanese exclusive "Movie Colors" variant of Henkei (Classics) Bumblebee [April Fool's joke]

Post by Nevermore » Tue Apr 01, 2008 7:20 am

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Post by Civ » Tue Apr 01, 2008 10:48 am

Feels a little bit like this...

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Thanks, Zeeks! Great job! :up:

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Post by Cliffjumper » Tue Apr 01, 2008 1:33 pm

Classics Bumblebee + Nail Varnish + Electrical Tape = "MOVIE COLORS HONKY BUMBLEBEE". Sad thing? There are people out there stupid enough to buy this.

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Post by Clay » Tue Apr 01, 2008 4:04 pm

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Post by Sonray » Tue Apr 01, 2008 6:14 pm

Civ wrote:Feels a little bit like this...

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Just before i saw your post i was thinking the exact same thing.

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Post by Nevermore » Wed Apr 02, 2008 6:27 pm

So, uh, looks like this was an April Fool's joke.
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Post by Clay » Wed Apr 02, 2008 7:48 pm

Nevermore wrote:So, uh, looks like this was an April Fool's joke.
And, sadly, this isn't!
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Post by Cliffjumper » Wed Apr 02, 2008 8:04 pm

Nevermore wrote:So, uh, looks like this was an April Fool's joke.
Aren't those meant to be funny rather than completely believable? Speaking as someone "fooled", I don't feel particularly foolish, what with Takara's form...

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Post by Clay » Wed Apr 02, 2008 8:23 pm

Cliffjumper wrote:Aren't those meant to be funny rather than completely believable? Speaking as someone "fooled", I don't feel particularly foolish, what with Takara's form...
My immediate thought was that this will only remain a hoax until Takara sees the image and gets the idea into their heads...

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Post by inflatable dalek » Wed Apr 02, 2008 8:30 pm

So is G1 Ratchet in snot green a gag as well?

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Post by Sonray » Wed Apr 02, 2008 9:11 pm

Clay wrote:And, sadly, this isn't!

*throws up*

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Post by Nevermore » Wed Apr 02, 2008 10:45 pm

inflatable dalek wrote:So is G1 Ratchet in snot green a gag as well?
Unfortunately not, considering it had been announced quite a while ago.
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Post by Clay » Fri May 23, 2008 7:48 pm

Clay wrote:My immediate thought was that this will only remain a hoax until Takara sees the image and gets the idea into their heads...
Right, this is no longer an April Fool's gag. I was only wrong about it being Takara instead of Hasbro.

http://www.tfarchive.com/community/show ... adid=43949
http://www.actoys.net/bbs/read.php?tid-267626.html
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Post by Nevermore » Fri May 23, 2008 8:32 pm

This appears to be a coincidence. Note how the three-pack one simply replaces Classics Bumblebee's white paint for black, whereas the April Fool's one uses a more unique deco pattern.
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Post by Denyer » Fri May 23, 2008 8:43 pm

It is a movie colours Bumblebee, though...

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Post by Cliffjumper » Fri May 23, 2008 9:02 pm

I make that two Aprils Fools' TF jokes that have, one way or another, wildly backfired. No-one made one about a comic-accurate Impactor being in Classics 2.0 by any chance, did they? :(

And I'd like to state this was the first thing I thought of, but I had the class not to bump.

Or I thought someone would shoot me.

One or the other.

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Post by Clay » Fri May 23, 2008 9:13 pm

Cliffjumper wrote:And I'd like to state this was the first thing I thought of, but I had the class not to bump.
I am an American, you know...

Should the threads just be merged now and titled, "be careful what hoaxes you play?"

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