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Reselling Vintage Transformers Could be Against the Law After 2009-02-10

Thanks to the Hobbes-timus Prime for the heads-up, it seems there's STILL some serious panic swirling around lead in toys. So much so that the starting February 10th, 2009, the U.S. Consumer Products and Safety Commission has made it illegal to re-sell any children's related products from clothing to toys that have not been tested to be lead free.
    Toys, clothing and other items used by children under 12 will be subjected to lead testing and will have to have labels on them to prove that they have passed inspection.
Read more about it and see the video at KVUE Austin, Texas.

What does this mean to the toy collectibles industry? Already many children's consignment and re-sale shops have stopped adding new inventory.

For those of us here. The question is if this is specific to retailers or individuals too? We are likely to see the first impact on places like Ebay. Which they will likely fight because it will mean the loss of a lot of revenues they make from sales of vintage toys.

How do you feel about this? Do you think it is for real? How will it impact your Transformers collecting if they clamp down?

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