Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by SilverOptimus, Dec 8, 2011.
News Post: Changes To Future Toy Packaging - Hasbro Goes Green
wow. this is all fantastic news. Bravo Hasbro.
Good on ya', Hasbro.
I always felt that, every time I bought a toy, I kept thinking "Man, this is a LOT of garbage...and EVERYONE who bought this toy is making the same amount of waste..."
I'm unfamiliar with the components of current toy packages; I imagine this will affect the plastic bubbles on the cards and that hold Voyagers and such in place in the boxes?
The wire ties were a horrible thing to start doing anyway, security or not. Nevertheless it is good they are trying to clean things up and I will be a little happier when buying my transformers in future packaging
so my question is....if they eliminate PVC which is the plastic bubbles that cover the toys..what is going to protect them on the shelves & pegs? Many hands touch Transformers and most are kids...they will be scuffed and everything if they don't have something protecting them.....
And I never understood anyway, why they couldn't just make the inner plastic tray form fit to the toys, to eliminate the ties altogether a long time ago..a lot of other companies never used ties in their toys...to me they used way, way too many on some that weren't going to fall out anyway, like the Classics Magnus v Skywarp set....way too many for such light toys.
While I can't complain if a company wants to go green what will this do to misb guys like myself? An open TF's box will look pretty weird if u ask me. I guess we'll have to wait and see though.
<3 ya, Hasbro.
Yeah; I'm equally curious what they'll be replacing the plastic bubbles with.
Is this just a material change to a more biodegradable plastic, or are they doing away with the bubbles altogether?
I'd be cool if we saw a return to boxes, like G1 style... Probably won't happen because of the way toys are displayed, but still, it'd be cool, and maybe more environmentally friendly.
Some sort of cardboard tray/insert, maybe? Plastic could be reduced to a single small sheet so you can see inside, that's it.
Wire ties have their uses though, all the same.
I'm using a couple to secure a DOTM Laserbeak to my desk lamp.
For that matter, the main reason they got brought in, from what I've read/heard, is that back in the 90s when MMPR got huge, people were going to stores and taking the toys out of the boxes.
I want to see all ties eliminated, but I like plastic clamshells like we saw on the Toys R us commerative packages. Those are not garbage, as most collectors keep those boxes!
That is fantastic news. Bloody well done Hasbro.
Glad to hear Hasbro's moving in the right direction on this. Good on ya, 'Bro. I know I always feel a bit guilty about buying toys full of so much wasteful packaging.
Not only is being environmentally conscious so important, but you'd think Hasbro would appreciate the money-saving potential of cutting down on needless packaging materials, and by using recycled packaging materials where possible. Good to see them realizing that.
I hope they don't plan on packaging figures like the Robo Power Activators. People can just cut them out of their wrapping and steal them. I saw one that was stolen at my Wal-Mart.
Good for you hasbro! I'll be interested to see how the packaging will look after this change. Will deluxe bubble cards start to look more like voyager boxes? Maybe like the older revoltech boxes?
Pro- Going green is good
Con- No PVC protecting my TF's means kids will be touching MY figure before I get to buy it.
Verdict- Go Green Hasbro because I need a planet to live on to enjoy my figures.
Hold up. You implying that they're going to be putting an unprotected window on packaging?
As that's a recipe for disaster right there - it means anyone with a Swiss army knife can pull out the scissors and grab that toy out of the box in no time flat.
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