All the really cool proto types or art sketches got cancelled.

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  1. Avengers

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    BW Neo Unicron,BW II Movie villian Majin Zarak. Titanium shockwave,arcee,cosmos & WW Bumblebee. ROTF Tidalwave. Rumored Alternators cadillac escalade Megatron. Classics voyager Rhinox. Classics 2.0 ultra sized Galvatron.

    It just seems like these were all epic toys that fans would have bought.

    Hasbro really needs to take advatage of their HTS.com site. use it to sell exclusive toys that retailers don't want to stock in stores.
     
  2. scubaboy31

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    'The Fans' is an awful reason to makes something. Sales won't nearly justify the costs for production.

    not to mention that if you actually produced any of these only for the fans, you'd end up sitting on a massive pile of unsold stock. BBTS seacons anyone? This fandom will, for the most part, bitch and whine about what they want and then if it happens either:
    -moan about the cost
    -moan about the design (oh, there was a reason it wasn't released...)
    -moan about it being an exclusive thus hard to get
    -wait for clearence (provin the item to be unsuccessful to retailers)

    Obviously the exception to the rule would be the unreleased Animated stuff, because its obviously the best line ever, and I know 'what the fans want' :D 
     
  3. wildfly

    wildfly Right notes. Wrong order.

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    No evidence this toy ever existed beyond a vague aspiration stated by one Hasbro staff member......i think it was Bill Rawley?

    Beyond that, i don't believe Universe Cheetor and Dinobot are seen as too successful, if so where were "the fans" that time?
     
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    G1Prowl Prick, apparently

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    This one's news to me.
     
  5. wildfly

    wildfly Right notes. Wrong order.

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    I think Hasbro more or less admitted it was originally going to be bigger, but 'too many Decepticon tanks*' meant it got downsized... although from what actual size class, don't know.


    *Hasbro later made more Decepticon tanks, at Voyager price point, and maybe bigger.
     
  6. Autobus Prime

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    ...and where on earth would they store a pile like that, with all these Bumblebees heaped everywhere? :D 
     
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    Kids sure would hate a big boat, tank and Rhino! of of all things...

    It is a shame these toys did not get made, especially Tidal Wave. I love his design and I have the scout I just wish it was bigger.

    Another one is the ROTF Voyager(?) Springer. He got pulled from the movie which somehow led to his toy getting the shaft (The legends still go released though). Not sure how this works, wouldn't Hasbro release it anyways as no-movie character?
     
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    That would have diverted valuable resources from the evergreen Skids and Mudflap, which were guaranteed to sell like hotcakes.
     
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    The cancelled OTFCC Defensor from RID Optimus Prime, and Beast Wars Transmetal Megatron from RID Megatron.
     
  10. Super4Ever

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    This makes me the saddest of all.
     
  11. Aernaroth

    Aernaroth <b><font color=blue>I voted for Super_Megatron and Veteran

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    The other problem is that a lot of these toys look way better in prototype or in concept art than they ever would have looked in real life.

    Ah, to dream the impossible dream...
     
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    As much as it pains me to say it...a lot of the cancelled toys were probably a good idea to pass on. Costs for the tooling alone on many of these would have been prohibitave and while we, the fans, spend a good amount of cash...to be successful these need to have "kid appeal"

    That being said my son still LOVES the Cosmos legends figure and would definately have wanted the proposed Generations deluxe...not to mention that he AND his friends are all as sick of Bumblebee as I am (it's sad when a character loses the 10 year old demographic!)
     
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    The very best figures will always be the ones you never got. If you were to get them, suddenly they would suck just as hard as everything else apparently does.
     
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    ROTF Tidalwave? Did that ever get confirmed in any way, or is it just a rumor people keep quoting as fact?
     
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    Oh look, Deathy mistakes the latest idea that goes through his brain for an opinion shared by the majority of the fandom. Must be a Tuesday.
     
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    A lot of Alternators and Animated also got cancelled :( 
     
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    It looked like an awesome design. I'm unhappy it never happened.

    But what really kills me is that they couldn't make that one, but they did manage to make a bunch of hasbro designed non movie designed movie toys. Hasbro's attempts at aping the design styles of Bay's designers never felt quite right to me.
     
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    Can we please source all these supposed toys?

    And of course:
    Toy you cannot buy = AWESOME
    Toy you can buy = SHIT
     
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    Let's not forget those awesome BW transmetal pics we saw. Those would have been nice to see on the show and in toy form.
     
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    Majin Zarak wasn't going to get a toy. ROTF Tidal Wave was concept art ONLY. Voyager Rhinox was something a designer said he wanted to do in an interview a few years back.

    BW Neo Unicron, the Titaniums, Alternators Bumblebee and Megatron are legit, and TECHNICALLY Galvatron. We got the toy with pieces of the voyager/ultra's design remaining through the Deluxe Galvatron.
     

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