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PostSubject: What Company Is Macau?   What Company Is Macau? I_icon_minitimeTue Jan 12, 2010 10:41 am

I have a gamorrean guard with Macau on its left leg looking from the back. What company is Macau? never heard of it. Is that supposed to be mecanno (think thats the correct spelling)?
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PostSubject: Re: What Company Is Macau?   What Company Is Macau? I_icon_minitimeTue Jan 12, 2010 10:43 am

@Ronniebiggs wrote:
I have a gamorrean guard with Macau on its left leg looking from the back. What company is Macau? never heard of it. Is that supposed to be mecanno (think thats the correct spelling)?


it's a city in hong kong or chine if iam not mistaken that's it

nothing more
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PostSubject: Re: What Company Is Macau?   What Company Is Macau? I_icon_minitimeTue Jan 12, 2010 10:47 am

lol! @ Meccano
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PostSubject: Re: What Company Is Macau?   What Company Is Macau? I_icon_minitimeTue Jan 12, 2010 11:06 am

Like Chaz said, I think Macau figures were always associated with Meccano.

At least I think that's right? :scratch:
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PostSubject: Re: What Company Is Macau?   What Company Is Macau? I_icon_minitimeTue Jan 12, 2010 11:07 am

lol!
So its meccano?
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PostSubject: Re: What Company Is Macau?   What Company Is Macau? I_icon_minitimeTue Jan 12, 2010 11:10 am

No not the spellin', just that macau - meccano thing lol!
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PostSubject: Re: What Company Is Macau?   What Company Is Macau? I_icon_minitimeTue Jan 12, 2010 11:17 am

unsure
Im confussed :I am stupid:
So its made in a town/city called mecanno in china or hong kong and MACAU is short for Mecanno?

Or its the mecanno make?
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PostSubject: Re: What Company Is Macau?   What Company Is Macau? I_icon_minitimeTue Jan 12, 2010 11:21 am

Macau is a special administrative region like Hong Kong. I believe they are BSing you on the Meccano thing.
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PostSubject: Re: What Company Is Macau?   What Company Is Macau? I_icon_minitimeTue Jan 12, 2010 11:25 am

@Ronniebiggs wrote:
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Im confussed :I am stupid:
So its made in a town/city called mecanno in china or hong kong and MACAU is short for Mecanno?

Or its the mecanno make?

Macau is where the factory is located that the figure was made in. Meccano was a licensee that had the rights to distribute the figures in France.
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PostSubject: Re: What Company Is Macau?   What Company Is Macau? I_icon_minitimeTue Jan 12, 2010 11:26 am

Here is where Macau is - What Company Is Macau? Macau-map-asia

Many figures produced there were distributed in France and they translated Macau to Macao (Just French translation) so there is a slight hint of truth in the Meccano (French licensee) Link but it isn't one and the same.

Meccano = Licensee in FrancE
Macau = Location where many french figures were produced.
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PostSubject: Re: What Company Is Macau?   What Company Is Macau? I_icon_minitimeTue Jan 12, 2010 11:28 am

@shawn_k wrote:
Meccano was a licensee that had the rights to distribute the figures in France.

Learn something new everyday. I thought they were from Palitoy.
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PostSubject: Re: What Company Is Macau?   What Company Is Macau? I_icon_minitimeTue Jan 12, 2010 11:30 am

Thanks guys. So the COO is China. Is it common for this type of guard to come from there? Or is hong kong the common guard varient?
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PostSubject: Re: What Company Is Macau?   What Company Is Macau? I_icon_minitimeTue Jan 12, 2010 11:31 am

I think the Hong Kong is the more common one.
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PostSubject: Re: What Company Is Macau?   What Company Is Macau? I_icon_minitimeTue Jan 12, 2010 11:32 am

@Ronniebiggs wrote:
Thanks guys. So the COO is China. Is it common for this type of guard to come from there? Or is hong kong the common guard varient?


all depends on where your located, lots of macau gaurds around here
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PostSubject: Re: What Company Is Macau?   What Company Is Macau? I_icon_minitimeTue Jan 12, 2010 11:33 am

I think in most cases Hong Kong is the most common, I guess they produced a lot of figures there more so than any other factory.

Hey Shawn, we were a minute apart so technically you won but I had a picture so I beat you lol!
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PostSubject: Re: What Company Is Macau?   What Company Is Macau? I_icon_minitimeTue Jan 12, 2010 11:34 am

lol!
Thanks for the feedback lads! Much appreciated
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PostSubject: Re: What Company Is Macau?   What Company Is Macau? I_icon_minitimeTue Jan 12, 2010 11:36 am

Yeah the HK is more common, but as far as Macau goes, it looks like the Gammorrean Guard and Logray are the easiest to find.

Quick ebay search

I just happened to get one of the speederbikes when I bought a loose one a few years ago.


@Joe_O wrote:
I think in most cases Hong Kong is the most common, I guess they produced a lot of figures there more so than any other factory.

Hey Shawn, we were a minute apart so technically you won but I had a picture so I beat you lol!

You Win with that nifty map for sure Joe. Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: What Company Is Macau?   What Company Is Macau? I_icon_minitimeTue Jan 12, 2010 11:44 am

I´m not sure, but the only meccano macau figure is the biker scout I think.

On this one it is spelled MACAO (not macau), because thats french for macau!!!!

The other figures with macau dont belong to certain companys I think....but I will ask a few guys who surelx know Wink


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PostSubject: Re: What Company Is Macau?   What Company Is Macau? I_icon_minitimeTue Jan 12, 2010 11:48 am

@wbobafett wrote:
I´m not sure, but the only meccano macau figure is the biker scout I think.

On this one it is spelled MACAO (not macau), because thats french for macau!!!!

The other figures with macau dont belong to certain companys I think....but I will ask a few guys who surelx know Wink


Wolff

that's what i think aswell , the macau not being related to any distributing company that is

the macau being french makes sense aswell
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PostSubject: Re: What Company Is Macau?   What Company Is Macau? I_icon_minitimeTue Jan 12, 2010 11:51 am

@shawn_k wrote:
Yeah the HK is more common, but as far as Macau goes, it looks like the Gammorrean Guard and Logray are the easiest to find.

Quick ebay search

I just happened to get one of the speederbikes when I bought a loose one a few years ago.


@Joe_O wrote:
I think in most cases Hong Kong is the most common, I guess they produced a lot of figures there more so than any other factory.

Hey Shawn, we were a minute apart so technically you won but I had a picture so I beat you lol!

You Win with that nifty map for sure Joe. Laughing

actaully you both loose as my info was first and correct

now bow for the long saber Mad
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PostSubject: Re: What Company Is Macau?   What Company Is Macau? I_icon_minitimeTue Jan 12, 2010 11:52 am

@wbobafett wrote:
I´m not sure, but the only meccano macau figure is the biker scout I think.

On this one it is spelled MACAO (not macau), because thats french for macau!!!!

The other figures with macau dont belong to certain companys I think....but I will ask a few guys who surelx know Wink


Wolff
Thanks Wolff

Just looked at the link Shawn I see what you mean. It must be quite a common varient. I never bought the figure as a Rare or even as a varient. Just looking at all my figures as im putting them into my new display and noticed that strange COO mark which got me thinking

LMAO look out guys Jimmys waving his truceon sorry saber at you all again Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: What Company Is Macau?   What Company Is Macau? I_icon_minitimeTue Jan 12, 2010 12:06 pm

Color me impressed! Smile

I guess you do learn something new everyday. I was totally under the impression that Macau figures were associated with Meccano. Thanks for the info guys!
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PostSubject: Re: What Company Is Macau?   What Company Is Macau? I_icon_minitimeTue Jan 12, 2010 12:52 pm

@jimmymindtricks wrote:
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actaully you both loose as my info was first and correct

now bow for the long saber Mad

Hey, point that thing somewhere else. LOL
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PostSubject: Re: What Company Is Macau?   What Company Is Macau? I_icon_minitimeTue Jan 12, 2010 1:05 pm

If you're in the U.S. Macau is by far the more rare COO variant!!! The Lograys and Guards go for double the value of the Hong Kong COO!!!
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PostSubject: Re: What Company Is Macau?   What Company Is Macau? I_icon_minitimeTue Jan 12, 2010 1:05 pm

lol!
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