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Tober
8th August 2008, 02:17 PM
Apparently Megs was also being seized by customs in Canada...

Source
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20080807.wmegatron0807/BNStory/National/home

FWD from:
http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/transformers-news-rumors/186015-leader-decepticons-yes-replica-firearm-no.html

sifun
8th August 2008, 03:35 PM
its not banned now

Pulse
8th August 2008, 03:43 PM
It's good to see that The Canadian International Trade Tribunal came to its senses... :) (If only the Aussie equivalent of it could reach the same conclusion... :rolleyes:)

gamblor916
8th August 2008, 05:11 PM
It would be difficult to police if you can just drive across the border.

GoktimusPrime
8th August 2008, 05:52 PM
The issue here is that our laws differ between states and territories.

roller
8th August 2008, 09:02 PM
its easier for the mounties to smuggle in there Mp05s over the border with the US

they at least have that option unlike Aust

Tober
8th August 2008, 09:12 PM
its easier for the mounties to smuggle in there Mp05s over the border with the US

they at least have that option unlike Aust

Mounties!!! That's the way it's done!! And here I've been wasting most of the last year training an elite squad of crack kangaroos to carry them across the WA border in their pouches... like an idiot!! :mad:

Golden Phoenix
8th August 2008, 11:24 PM
Do you guys reckon we could use this as a precedent to convince or customs to change the classification on MP-05?

GoktimusPrime
9th August 2008, 11:19 AM
No because it occured in another country. And as I said, our customs laws vary from state to state. Some states such as WA, SA and NSW already have legal avenues for people to possess/import gun Megatrons while other states like VIC still seem dubious.

griffin
9th August 2008, 07:42 PM
It should be noted that they haven't actually changed the law on replica weapons, but on the classification of Megatron as a replica weapon. An avenue to approach here perhaps, to have them reassess Megatron in terms of its size rather than appearance.
Tiby, you mentioned that the MP Megatron is supposed to be similar size to the real thing, but that Canadian report says it is 30% bigger, which allowed them to assess it as being too over-sized to be considered a replica.

Golden Phoenix
9th August 2008, 10:11 PM
It should be noted that they haven't actually changed the law on replica weapons, but on the classification of Megatron as a replica weapon. An avenue to approach here perhaps, to have them reassess Megatron in terms of its size rather than appearance.
Tiby, you mentioned that the MP Megatron is supposed to be similar size to the real thing, but that Canadian report says it is 30% bigger, which allowed them to assess it as being too over-sized to be considered a replica.

I always knew the MP Megatron was bigger, all you have to do is get a feel of the handle, but I was under the impression that the original Megatron figure was the same size as the actual thing

GoktimusPrime
9th August 2008, 11:07 PM
The original Megatron is roughly 1:1 scale (about as much as Soundwave being roughly the same size as a real Walkman or the Windcharger being the same scale as real Matchbox cars etc.).