classics/generation Springer, can it happen?

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  1. ILoveDinobot

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    Do you think there is any possibility that we can get a classics Springer?

    It's just one figure that I would love to be made. Now that they seem to be moving more into season 3 characters I was wondering if there was any talk of him being made.
     
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    I've been hoping for that too, but just gave in and got my hands on FP Warbot: Defender and I am very very happy I did!!
     
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    We already did. Twice.
     
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    yeah I hope so, i think that the "Blades" repaint really isnt deserving of the character
     
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    I think she meant a new mould Springer.

    I don't know what that one is. You mean the Evac redeco? I thought that one was good. (it represents Springer at a time before he was a triple-changer, so it has an excuse for not being one)

    Also I don't think Springer is that high-class a character to have any toy of him be undeserving. I'm surprised he got the redecos he got.
     
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    If we do get a original mold it will not be a triplechanger.

    Unless they use it for Blitzwing.
     
  7. ILoveDinobot

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    Yeah, I meant one like that was an actual triple changer.

    But, but, but they made Astro and Octane triplechangers so why not Springer? :cry 
     
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    Perhaps, but as far as media goes, he was far more major player than either Astrotrain or Octane, and they both got their own new-mould figs.

    As to the OP, sure it can happen, and it'd be nice to see, but I wouldn't hold my breath.
     
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    Cost?

    Astrotrain did fairly well but Octane was a big flop.(Same with Henkei versions)


    Astrotrain had good screen time and a story in G1 going into S3.(Animated stalled a Blitzwing toy but even he was a small player)

    Octane played a big role in season 3 when he teamed with Trypticon.

    Springer Just kinda showed up in the cartoon with no real story.(without counting the comics/books)
     
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    I'd love Springer. Can't bring myself to get one of the redecos be aide he's not a tripple changer, and Warnit doesn't really do it for me (don't get me wrong, he's lovely, I personally can't justify the price though).

    You never know, Hasbro have suprised us before!
     
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    They're not fans of making triple changers, I believe Hasbro has said, or at least insinuated. Probably cost prohibitive to engineer three different modes for a figure.

    Personally, having purchased Uni 2.0 Heli Springer, Botcon 07 Springer-shot, and Warbot Defender, I'm kind've sated for Springer.

    I don't usually give in to GEEWUN proclivities, but I wouldn't want to see another Springer unless he had a space-car as his ground vehicle mode. The APC-ish look of the Botcon Springer and Defender serve their purpose, but they aren't my preference.
     
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    Generations is continuing through the rest of the year, so who knows?
     
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    I don't see why not. Especially with this trend of new heads for new character repaints. Design him as a bit of a hybrid between Springer and Sandstorm and there's two easy releases.
     
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    There's still SDCC and Botcon later in the year. Hasbro can still surprise us 9
     
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    What really the hold up on Springer? Is it legal? Name ownership?

    Make it happen....
     
  16. ILoveDinobot

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    Hope so! I would LOVE a Sandstorm too, this little guy is way to under appreciated.

    See I didn't realize this. I thought the line was going to end when the movie came out. Figured Hasbro would be to invested in movie figures. You know like 8 molds of the same character over and over again. :rolleyes: 
     
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    I'd say he'd do better than Octane. He was in the 86 movie and prominent through season 3, and in the comics he's been head of the wreckers throughout most incarnations of the G1 verse most notably Marvel and IDW.

    Don't know how they'd go about him other than doing him as a futuristic car again though.
     
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    Contrary to popular belief, Hasbro just can't snap the fingers to make stuff "happen". There's alot of planning involved, there's also budget constraints, marketing, timing. Quite a bit goes into it.

    And I'm sure the actual design team have been knocking about the idea for Springer for a while now. But in order for it to get done, they have to go through an approval process just like everyone else. One of the last reasons given were due to budget. If and when they get an approval to allow for proper Triple Changing Springer to happen, I'm sure we will get him.
     
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    I think they will definatly get around to him. Even if classics style figures go on hiatus while the movie is out they will more then likely be back because they are popular. Hasro love dual use molds too so the fact they could do springer and sandstorm will always be a plus point for making him eventually. I have a feeling they might suprise us at botcon with a few new molds. I have defender and i love him, but i could only imagine what hasbro could give us with an official springer. I have no doubt it would be pretty cool
     
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