An unpleasant thought about remaining animated toys

Discussion in 'Transformers Animated Discussion' started by Ravage1976, Mar 16, 2009.

  1. Ravage1976

    Ravage1976 Well-Known Member

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    The Hasbro press release before toy fair stated 8 voyagers and 11 deluxes along with the Jet Twins entertainment pack. The press release also gave examples of Waspinator and Blurr as new characters.

    Now the big issues with this are the inclusion of Blurr and the Entertainment Pack as 09 releases since both the wave with Blurr, Swindle, Blazing Lockdown and the Entertainment Pack were released in 4th quater 08. Now as horrible as it is that Hasbro would try to shoehorn these as 09 releases it seems they are which means there is a very good chance that they consider the Shockwave and Skywarp wave as being 09 as well.

    Then there is the whole repaint/retool thing i would love to think and hope that these numbers didnt include repaints and retools as it was a small hope of getting a larger number of season 3 toys but in reality they probably do count towards these numbers soooo:
    Voyager
    Shockwave
    Skywarp
    Wreck Gar
    Atomic Lugnut
    Hydrodive Bumblebee
    Golfire Grimlock
    Blackout
    Wingblade Optimus Prime
    Ouch thats it folks the 8 voyagers for 2009
    Deluxe
    Swindle
    Blurr
    Blazing Lockdown
    Waspinator
    Samurai Armor Prowl
    Arcee
    Staticshock Soundwave
    Ratchet (Cybertron?)
    Freeway Jazz (likely a straight repaint)
    Thats 9 leaving 2 and Kickback has said that as far as he knows Rodimus is the last new sculpt deluxe for 09 and Rodimus and some 'Cybertronian' modes are the only crumbs we have gotten from Hasbro concerning new Animated toys via their Q & As. Which means that the remaining one is likely a repaint or a retool if we are lucky (Ironhide from Ratchet if we are real lucky but I dont know releasing a retool of a sculpt only released in the previous wave doesnt sound very much like the way Hasbro does things).

    And based on the proposed release dates of the solicitations to date this would have that final deluxe wave come out not too long before the movie line and putting an end to Animated. So much for Animated running concurrently with the movie line eh and a little irony that the release of Rodimus of all characters will be the deathknell for Animated.

    Im so very sad so many cool looking characters that wont get toys and unfortunatly Animated's asthetic works against it in terms of getting Animated toys like what we did with G1, BW and even Armada characters with the Universe line or more appropriatly any similar successor to the Universe line. :( 
     
  2. SoundFire Prime

    SoundFire Prime Well-Known Member

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    I say skip all the uneccessary repaints and just put out about half of the new characters.
     
  3. RidgeRanger

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    Rodimus has been said to be a Voyager.
     
  4. Kickback

    Kickback Proud father Administrator Super Mod News Staff

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    Wow. That's pretty spot on and matches up with what I've heard, especially with the Rodimus being the last new mold for 2009. The other deluxe figure, if it's still coming out, is a repaint of an already-available figure.
     
  5. TranstechCat

    TranstechCat Cybernetic Chimpanzee

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    They're counting Shhockwave/Longarm and Skywarp as 09 releases? *sigh* I suspected as much...

    Also, sorry but that list is hard to read.

    fixing...

    Deluxes:
    1. Blurr
    2. "Blazing" Lockdown
    3. Swindle
    4. Waspinator
    5. "Samurai" Prowl
    6. Arcee
    7. "Electrostatic" Soundwave (& Ratbat)
    8. Ratchet (Cybertronian Mode)
    9. "Freeway" Jazz
    10. Rodimus Prime
    11. ???

    Voyagers:
    1. Shockwave/Longarm
    2. Skywarp
    3. Wreck-Gar
    4. "Atomic" Lugnut
    5. "Hydrodrive" Bumblebee
    6. "Golfire" Grimlock
    7. "Wingblade" Optimus Prime
    8. Blackout

    Yep. That seems about right.

    Well, there we have it. The last of the Animated line unless they bring it back after the movie which, considering the show will have been dead for a year at that point, is unlikely.

    *sighs again*
     
  6. Optimus Prime

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    They said that the Animated line would continue through 2009 with characters from Season 3, and since all the ones listed are going to be out by June, I very much doubt that "through 2009" means "we'll release the rest of the new stuff in June and one more in December."
     
  7. TranstechCat

    TranstechCat Cybernetic Chimpanzee

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    Yes, they will remain on the shelves throughout 2009 and will include characters such as Rodimus Prime and Blackout who appear in season 3.

    This is a case of literal genie syndrome.
     
  8. shroobmaster

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    Okay let me see if I get it.

    After the last wave is released, they'll keep the same toys until the end of the year?

    Good to me, that way I can get more without worrying about new releases.
     
  9. TranstechCat

    TranstechCat Cybernetic Chimpanzee

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    They still have waves 1 through 5 on the shelves even though 6 is the "current" one don't they? Just because new waves come out doesn't mean the old ones will just go away. (points to the Blackarachnias and Sentinel Primes still hanging on the pegs at walmart)

    There are going to be 7/8 waves worth of Deluxes and 7/8 waves of Voyagers by the time those last figures come out. The shelves will not be bare...
     
  10. Kickback

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    Keep in mind Sunstorm and repaint Shockwave may be counted if Shockwave and Skywarp are not.
     
  11. Dom

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    Is it Ironhide repaint/retool of Ratchet?

    Hoping we get a seeker or two thrown into the mix somehow.
     
  12. netkid

    netkid Where's my Goddamn shoe!

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    My guesses:

    Gen.1 colors Prowl

    Nightwatch Optimus Prime (cybertron or 2-pack mold)

    Paradon Medic colors Arcee

    Beast Wars colors BlackArachina

    Autobot Drift colors Blurr

    Cheetor colors Blurr

    Dreadwing & Darkwind colors Jetfire & Jetstorm

    Cy-Kill colors Oilslick

    Bludgeon colors Samurai Prowl

    Mr.Plow colors Sentinel

    Terrorsaur colors Swoop

    Hound colors Swindle

    Buzzsaw colors Waspinator
     
  13. Tash

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    Old waves normally end in Sep/Oct, and the next set of waves usually start in November-ish. Assuming there are three more waves left, with the next one pushed back to May, then the next two should come out in July and September. The plans for 2010 will probably be made in the summer. We should know the final fate of this toyline and Universe then.
     
  14. TranstechCat

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    YES! I would kill for either of those. *drools at the idea*
     
  15. netkid

    netkid Where's my Goddamn shoe!

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    Damn right.

    Cheetor colors Blurr would essentially give us the closest thing to Transtech Cheetor besides the unreleased Transtech Cheetor.
     
  16. shroobmaster

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    I want diarrhea Snarl to fit with Golfire Grimlock
     
  17. megatronkicksas

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    2 of those voyagers are canceled.
     
  18. squawkbox74

    squawkbox74 Mawile enthusiast

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    Hey Hasbro! Get off your asses and make the rest of the animated toy line, you lazy bastards!
     
  19. wasp819

    wasp819 L-I-V-I-N

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    Ok deluxes and voyager, we know of no leader molds coming out but what about activators? cliffjumper is still not widley avalible, and i would love to see an activators brawn and we have seen pics od soundwave?
    Why has there been no mention of activators at all?
     
  20. Sharktibolt

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    Well that's kind of disappointing. :(  That would just stink if we're getting only one more as yet unnamed figure for Animated.

    But the way I see it, Hasbro said we'd be getting 10 deluxe figures for Universe, and those plans have since changed. Is it possible that the original plans for Animated have also changed? :) 
     

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