Afraid that we might destroy the '07 movie molds?

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  1. The Warrior

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    I think we all have noticed how many different versions there are of the same mold. The car brothers for RiD did the same, and I hear that their molds are completely useless now. I can only wonder how many more molds Deluxe Bumblebee can have before his mold is no more. I for one like to dream, and that one day they might reissue the '07 movie line, but they can't do that if the molds are nonexistent. Just wondering if anyone else has thought about it.
     
  2. wheeljaxx

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    dreamworks holds the rights to the design, and molds. if they say no more, there will be no more, regardless if the molds are shot.
     
  3. microclone

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    instead of dreaming about reissues, why not just buy a few extra now?
     
  4. Basketball Jones

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    Movies provide sufficient revenue to make new molds. If CC BB is depleted by Transformers 3, Hasbro would certainly make a new one rather than lose the sales.
     
  5. Scythe

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    Uhh, remolds aren't good sometimes...
     
  6. Foster

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    Well, BW Dinobot's mold seems to have survived...
     
  7. Scythe

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    Dinobot mold...so...goddamn overused....
     
  8. Lord Of Tetris

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    Waitaminute...can someone explain to me exactly why these molds are destroyed/worn down with each new repaint?
     
  9. Scythe

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    I think it's because they're used so much, they wear out, or at times thrown away after so much.
     
  10. Lumpy

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    yeah ive got so many versions of that mold...i should probably sell a few...
     
  11. Prisoner1138

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    Because if they're used enough, they wear out. Remember, these things get used tens and hundreds of thousands of times for one run, could end up doubling that for a 2nd repaint, tripling for a third. Also, sometimes bad things happen like factory fires which is how a number of g1 molds got destroyed. Then there's also a matter of licensing and who owns it. If the owner says "no more", then that's it, they could even destroy the molds themselves just to make sure they don't get lost/stolen and end up in someone else's hands.
     
  12. Autovolt 127

    Autovolt 127 Get In The Titan, Prime!

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    Energon Arcee has alot of repaints, Concept Camaro's also got the most repaints.
     
  13. Backscatter

    Backscatter Autobot Brainmaster TFW2005 Supporter

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    I think all TF movie molds will be used to the max since we'll never see these at a Botcon. Kind of a shame really.
     
  14. Basketball Jones

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    Botcon revenues are insignificant compared to main-line figures. Over 99% of the mold's use is probably going to end up on the shelves of stores.
     
  15. DELTAsnake

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    If a mold is damaged or destroyed there are ways to make new molds. You can make a negetive mold of a toy. Or, if your smart you have a master mold that you only use to make new molds.

    Theres no reason you cant completly destroy a production mold and make more.
     
  16. Optimus Scourge

    Optimus Scourge Arcee's boy toy Veteran

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    I'm guessing that nowadays the files are saved in a CAD-CAM system, which can generate the code for a CNC machine to make another. I mean, I couldn't see them not doing that.
     
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    I wouldnt mind some of these terrible molds going away forever. If you're so concerned why dont you buy a room full of your favorites?
     
  18. Prowl2000

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    and yet... I don't have one. The system works.
     
  19. BrokenSVT

    BrokenSVT It's not broken anymore.

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    ^What he said. It's not as if modern manufacturing facilities have a craftsman sitting in a dark, damp back room hand-carving molds and slags :) 
     

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