Megatron may be a seemingly-unstoppable killing machine hellbent on world domination and possession of, depending on your age, the Matrix or the All-Spark, but there is apparently one place on Earth where he is powerless. Beautiful surroundings, socialized healthcare, and now keeping the leader of the Decepticons at bay. Is there anything Canada can't do?The future-Galvatron's problem all started when Canada refused to import the "MP-5 Destron Leader Megatron" toy, because he transforms into a replica Walther model P-38 semi-automatic pistol... which is officially classified as a prohibited device, as replica firearms can't be brought into the country. Thankfully, the Mounties stepped in to investigate:
The border agency hired an RCMP firearms expert to prepare a report, which found the toy gun was in fact about 30-per-cent larger and contained "added elements" when compared to the actual Walther P-38 pistol.
With the authorities stating that, essentially, Megatron was too big to be a real replica gun - never mind that whole "he transforms into a robot" thing - the Canadian International Trade Tribunal stepped in to rule that it was time to end Canada's long and cruel embargo against the 'Tron. Of course, now the poor would-be metallic dictator has to carry the weight of knowing that he's been downgraded from being prohibited andbeing told that he's looking a little bigger than he should. Those Canadians are bastards. Transformers action toy not a restricted weapon [Canada.com]