Attack of the Deluxes! (Animated related)

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by Torque, Jun 23, 2008.

  1. Torque

    Torque The WORDSMITH

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    something i couldnt help but notice:

    Deluxe:
    Cybertronian Prime
    Battle Begins Prime
    Battle Begins Megatron
    Bumblebee
    EliteGuard BB
    Ratchet
    Prowl
    Prowl w/ Armor
    Jazz
    Sentinel
    Blurr
    Snarl
    Swoop
    Jetfire
    Jetstorm
    Blackarachnia
    Soundwave&Laserbeak
    Oil Slick
    Lockdown
    Lockdown repaint w/ Chainsaw
    Swindle
    Wasp

    Voyager:
    Cybertronian Megatron
    Bulkhead
    Lugnut
    Grimlock
    Starscream
    Earth Prime
    Blitzwing
    Skywarp
    Wreck-Gar

    Leader:
    Megatron
    Bulkhead
    Magnus

    Supreme:
    ROaC Prime
    Omega Supreme (not exactly confirmed, but figured id throw him in here anyways)

    Unconfirmed (all size classes are my assumptions):
    Cliffjumper: Deluxe (same height as BB in show)
    Elita-1: Deluxe (same height as Cyb. Prime in show)[may not get toy]
    Arcee: Deluxe (same height as Ratchet in show)[may not get toy]
    Ironhide: Deluxe (shares a protoform mold with Ratchet)
    Scrapper: Voyager (are very large in show, same height as Blitzwing, Bulkhead)
    Mixmaster: Voyager (about same height as Scrap)

    Longarm/Shockwave: not sure what their deal is-i pray for either 2 seperate Deluxes or a Voyager that is a triple changer (1-Longarm's alt. mode 2-Shockwave's alt. mode 3-Bot mode with a head gimmick

    24 Deluxes, 11 Voyagers, 3 Leaders, and 2 Supremes, and 2 we have no clue what they are (or i dont). all that is assuming that my last bit was right, and ive even heard that the Constructicons may even be Deluxes. now im new to collecting (not a n00b, but not a longtime collector) and i couldnt help but wonder-does that seem right? cause to me the tiny ones are largely outnumbering the larger ones. also, hopefully Hasbro has this info on mind when making Constructicons, otherwise there will be 26 Deluxe and 9 Voyagers. also hope they have all that in mind when debating on Leader Lugnut :rock 

    ((if i miss any, tell me and i shall add them in as well))

    also, i just realized, i forgot to ask the question i originally meant to-do you think Hasbro should consider adding in a few more Voyagers? cause from what i know, only 3 have yet to be released to the public (in the US)
     
  2. butz

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    There's usually more deluxes, as those are like the bread and butter of a TF line. But who knows what all they'll have in store.
     
  3. Ravenxl7

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    Swindle and Wasp have already been confirmed for Deluxe sized toys. Omega Supreme hasn't been confirmed to be getting a toy, let alone a Supreme sized one (it's still a rumor). Longarm and Shockwave aren't getting seperate toys, but will basically be the same toy (confirmed by kickback). It's doubtfull that Elita-1 and Arcee will be getting toys. Arcee might once they complete her new design and put her into season three. Even then it could still end up not happening. Scrapper and Mixmaster have been confirmed for toys. No size class as of yet, but their most likely deluxes, imo. As for Cliffjumper and Ironhide, they might happen, they might not. I personally think that they have a better chance of getting repaints of some sort. Wether that means store exclusive, Botcon exclusive, or something else, is impossible to say right now. The only two I can think of that you don't have in the list is the Prowl that'll come with his armour, and the Lockdown repaint/retool that'll have his chainsaw and flame paint apps on him. It's not unusall for a large amount of Deluxes to be in a main line like this. It's one of the best selling price points for Habro.

    Edit: Now that you say that VV I've noticed you didn't put the first release of Lockdown in there either.
     
  4. Torque

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    i skipped Lockdown in general!! prbly cause i dont have him

    also inexplicably skipped Ratchet too-odd, cause hes awesome
     
  5. netkid

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    You forgot Blurr!
     
  6. mirarage

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    Most stores can hold more deluxes than any other size.
    The bigger the toy, the less room on shelf.
    At minimum, room for 2-3 leaders, 4-6 voyagers, & 15 deluxes on 3 pegs.
    More variety needed in the smaller sizes.
    You can have 7-10 different deluxes on display at a time.
    The deluxes are also cheaper to produce in larger numbers.
    Parents buying for their kids, are more likely to go for the lowest price.
    It just makes sense to make majority of fig in deluxe scale.
    The bigger the fig, the longer it will warm a shelf
     
  7. Torque

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    Blurr!! agh-is he confirmed as a deluxe, or merely rumored?
     
  8. Ravenxl7

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    He's confirmed. I forgot about him when I was typing up my first reply, lol.
     
  9. Torque

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    oh ya, i forgot to ask my question!: should Hasbro make a few more Voyagers? cause there are only 3 not available to the public, 2 of which are new molds. yet there are still like 15 Deluxes yet to be released
     
  10. Ravenxl7

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    I'm thinking we might get some more. One more unique mold if we're lucky, with any others being repaints. From what we know certiain Voyagers will be available in many different waves, with the Deluxes being available for pretty much 2 waves worth of time.
     
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    Shockwave = Voyager?

    Longarm was supposed to be short, he gets larger when he's Shockwave, so maybe we'll see a voyager toy with extendable arms and legs.
     
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    attack of the ANIMATED!
     
  13. shroobmaster

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    3 things:
    1. Deluxe is the best selling class after all, so no problems.
    2. I don't see Hasbro making Voyager toys for the Constructicons, two 20$ molds for characters that are almost the same?
    3. Shockwave as a Deluxe? Naaaah for his Transformation stuff he NEEDS to be a Voyager.
     
  14. Torque

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    the constructicons are incredibly large bots in the show with quite a bit of detail.

    also edited Longarm/Shockwave into something more confusing than it needs to be :D 
     
  15. Torque

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    the constructicons also have their weapons of a drill and cement shooter-think that will be able to fit into a deluxe?
     
  16. e3nine

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    take everything on that list and multiply it by 2. You know everything on there will be repainted too.
     
  17. Torque

    Torque The WORDSMITH

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    lol, i did include some redecoes already, but ur prbly right
     
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    They're also new Decepticons with basically the same alt mode that act almost the same, detail is NOT a problem *looks at movie toys* and I doubt Hasbro cares that much about their size in the show.
    No one said the toys would have the weapons, and if Universe Deluxe Ironhide can change his hand into a gun/blade, Scrapper can turn into his drill.

    Mixmaster's gimmick could be a spinning belly instead of his acid cannon and even ACTIVATOR could do that.
     
  19. Torque

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    Same alt. mode-you sure we're talking about the same constructicons?

    Also, the Constructicons have had more airtime than Wreck-gar-oodles more. yet he has a voyager. i dont get it.
     
  20. shroobmaster

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    Both are green-gray constructiocon vehicles with threads.

    Sentinel had more Screentime than all of 'em and he got a Deluxe, no doubt he's as tall or taller than Wreck-Gar.

    In other words, Hasbro uses crack.
     

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