A Note About TF Movie Toy Protos From Hasbro COO

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  1. Joe Moore

    Joe Moore Is Not Jim... Administrator

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    The following message comes from Brian Goldner, COO of Hasbro.

    Please let the people on the board know that any grey models they have seen are VERY early forms of toys and will be revised and changed, and will gain tremendous detail as they move toward finished products...

    thanks and regards,

    Brian Goldner


    This was posted at the Michael Bay Forums by forum admin nelson. See the original post Here.
     
  2. Foster

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    Detail eh? Like actual faces?!
     
  3. Vangelus

    Vangelus Long Live the New Flesh Moderator Content Contributor

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    ...more...detail...

    Gimme more spikes!! Man, that rocks. Can't -wait- to see the final products.
     
  4. RandomFerret

    RandomFerret Fuzzy Forever

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    These things will not be ages 3 and up, i can tell you.
     
  5. Cory Bauer

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    It's very interesting that he said that. I personally thought the Starscream and Blackout prototypes were looking pretty damn detailed already, Starscream especially. Tremendous detail, hmm....
     
  6. MegaMoonMan

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    It was nice of them to address it, instead of pretending that there was no leak.

    I still think that even the final forms will piss off the naysayers.
     
  7. Foster

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    By definition, that's what naysayers do.
     
  8. timshinn73

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    Details on a bad design makes for a highly detailed piece of crap.
     
  9. Hook

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  10. peteynorth

    peteynorth TFW2005 Supporter

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    This is good news. Figures that already looked great will be altered to look even better.

    No more half-assed Armada crap, Transformers are finally on Hasbro's front burner again.
     
  11. Liokaiser

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    Interesting.....
     
  12. KA

    KA PENIS GOES WHERE?!!

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    more. details?! o_O 

    with the designs as it is, you have got to be shittin' me.

    nice to see them respond tho. kinda like a subtle DO NOT PANIC!
     
  13. artiepants

    artiepants Just over here punching Unicron.

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    honestly, i don't really believe it.
    i think these are pretty damn close to final, and wouldn't expect much beyond minor changes. which is ok by me, because i think both figures look terrefic, even if Starscream isn't really Starscream :) 
     
  14. butz

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    Hope SS gets a new head. Otherwise, I was happy enough with what I saw.
     
  15. funkatron101

    funkatron101 TFW2005 Supporter

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    Doh. Personally I liked the Blackout toy far more than the concept drawing. I think much of the toys will end up being rubber.
     
  16. Samana Rombuca

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    I love the toys that we have seen as they look now, but my primary concern with these bots is that they're designs are so foreign that they won't be able to TF and manage to look like their movie counterparts (which shows: the helicopter has a similar feel to his movie counterpart, but many things were dumbed down to make his transformation more terrestrial and well...tfable).
     
  17. Phorpus

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    The instruction booklets for these monsterformers are going to be legendary works.

    And I don't think elementary school kids will have the patience for these.
     
  18. Rodimus Mike

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    Sweeeeeeeeeet as ,well ya know "sex",and Hasbro is really trying to make these
    Monsterformers (as Phorbus called them) as detailed for us fans as possible.I also
    think these could be released as early as April or May. Go Hasbro.
     
  19. Ops_was_a_truck

    Ops_was_a_truck JOOOLIE ANDREWWWWWS!!!!!!

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    You know, the more I thought about the complex and elaborate designs for these toys, the more I started thinking about how Hasbro could make them accessible to all levels of interest:

    1. Do the regular movie-based lines with figures akin to what we got in TF: Cybertron - articulated, detailed and with transformation schemes that give them distinct and well-done vehicle and robot modes. Now, HERE, in my opinion, some of the actual "every part moves elsewhere" errata and detail that are going into these movie models could be, in my opinion, disregarded, or at least generalized in the toy design ENOUGH to sell them at a spectrum of price points - from $4.99 up.

    2. Run a SEPARATE line of advanced, superdetailed toys (or models?) akin to the master-grade Gundams and Masterpiece Optimus Prime that actually DO involve nearly all of the pieces folding in the directions they do. This line would be great because Hasbro could set each figure at a relatively high price point - $30-$50 - and they would probably sell relatively well to the collector market. Heck, maybe they could add the perk that these master-grade ones would be in scale with the Alternators.

    This way, you get

    A) Marketable toys to the entire population who will see the Transformer film
    B) Toys that are true to the film, marketable to a niche market (us,) that will answer the question of "how will Hasbro make THOSE things Transform?"
     
  20. AutobotEngineer

    AutobotEngineer Highly Dubious

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    I don't like Starscream...jsut too monkey bot for me. I LOVE the Blackout model, but the toy just looks like another nice but skipable ( I skip most of them) mainline type figure. Detail to give it the fearsomeness of the model would make it a must buy.

    3 cheers for Hasbro.
     

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