Heros Sans Frontieres!

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Re: Heros Sans Frontieres!

Postby Red Laser » 11 Oct 2009 20:35

The Battle Corps MudBuster box has box art and english and japanese writing on it I bought off Empire Island UK. I can't say where they got it from. Image

Here is the box art:-
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Re: Heros Sans Frontieres!

Postby Sundance » 11 Oct 2009 22:03

i actually find Spirit to be racist.

he's an American Indian (Native American, whatever) and what job do they give him?

Tracker.

WOW! now THERE's a racial stereotype for you!

now, why not have a Japanese dude who dresses like a samurai or an Asian guy who's a martial arts master?

or better still have a British guy who's called Big Ben!


oh... wait... they already did that...
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Re: Heros Sans Frontieres!

Postby The Baron » 11 Oct 2009 22:12

It was a different time, they were trying to be authentic. It worked too, at least to kids.

I have to chuckle whenever I read the Blades datafile and his love of 'American' apple pie.
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Re: Heros Sans Frontieres!

Postby ODB » 11 Oct 2009 22:16

If you look at most of the promotional Hasbro released Action Force stuff you see that all the stickers are wrong and often they pictures feature figures that aren't released in that year/range. I've always assumed it was just because they didn't rejig the photos from the American release.
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Re: Heros Sans Frontieres!

Postby Red Laser » 11 Oct 2009 22:16

It's not as bad as the black UK Gladiators getting names like Shadow and Panther or Marvel US' use of black in a name like Black Panther and Black Goliath.
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Re: Heros Sans Frontieres!

Postby SPEC OPS » 11 Oct 2009 22:41

Ironblood wrote:The Battle Corps MudBuster box has box art and english and japanese writing on it I bought off Empire Island UK. I can't say where they got it from. Image

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It's the Chinese release of the Mudbuster.
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Re: Heros Sans Frontieres!

Postby Red Laser » 11 Oct 2009 22:43

That's why I don't recognise it as japanese of course. :lol:
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Re: Heros Sans Frontieres!

Postby The Baron » 11 Oct 2009 22:55

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Re: Heros Sans Frontieres!

Postby Red Laser » 11 Oct 2009 23:45

The Baron wrote::?:
What are you confused about?
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Re: Heros Sans Frontieres!

Postby Thundershot » 12 Oct 2009 07:21

Not all the Joe's were steriotypes, Airborne was a native American as well..
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