Did the movie succeed in making you want to buy the toys? (Spoilers)

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  1. Scrapper6

    Scrapper6 Lord of Constructicons

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    Thread title says it all, if you haven't/hadn't already purchased a single RotF toy before seeing this movie would you have gone to a store and picked up some of them after getting out of your showing of the film?

    This is NOT a discussion thread about how you hate/love/loathe what-have-you the movie, it is a question about the marketing aspect of the film and the characters that have toy representations.

    To be honest, the film made me a little more interested in the toys, but now I'm a little unsure about picking up Skids and Mudflap. They may have been bad-a$$ Devastator wailing warriors, but their dialogue definitely made it difficult to see myself owning any interpretation of them outside of the Robot Heroes versions because they're packed in two-packs and I really have no choice.

    On the flipside I WANT Hasbro to give us an Allice toy, even if all she is, is a Human Alliance companion for Sideways, I would definetly want to have her just because she is not only incredibly cool, but she has this appeal. There's no real backstory to her so I would love to see what Hasbro cooked up for any bios they might give her.

    As for the other new characters, I can't wait to have an army of Decepticlones, Ravage is Da Bomb, and if they make any of those Insecticons/Mini-Spies then I would definitely pick them up, especially if the one Sam tore in half is actually named Waspinator. Totally classic.

    Your thoughts?
     
  2. Anti Spark

    Anti Spark It'S DUB Or Nothing!

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    Voyager Megs is a must for since the movie.

    But do have 4 deluxe already before seeing movie.

    Do like wheelie more since seeing the movie.
     
  3. omegagoalie

    omegagoalie Cybertronian Puckstopper

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    I've never been into the movie line toys. Though I may pick up a Prime and Jetfire to combine:thumbs2: 
     
  4. Autobot Burnout

    Autobot Burnout SANTARN IS COMING AGAIN TFW2005 Supporter

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    It might sell the individual Twins to me, but otherwise no.

    I planed on buying most ROTF toys for what they are. That's why the two I do have aren't even in the movie.
     
  5. destrongerlupus

    destrongerlupus #MoreSawBoss

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    Well-

    A: I'm REALLY glad I picked up Sideswipe & Ravage now :) 
    B: I MUST have Soundwave
    C: I'm gonna get a Wheelie

    however-

    D: I feel a little cheated in my Sideways purchase, I was on the fence about the toy (red diaper-issues), and now that he's a "Hi and die" nobody, I've lost a lot of love for him.
    E: Probably won't pick up Jolt, and have lost a LOT of interest in the Constructicons and Tank-Megs
    F: I'm not sure I'd feel OK owning any version of Skids and Mudflap, not even using them as kitbash fodder

    So as a toy commercial, for me, not exactly an unqualified success....

    D/L
     
  6. Nightrain

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    Screw Human Alliance, I want an actual Pretender toy!! I thought she was badass and would love to have some crazy figure that can change from human to robot. She would probably have to be a brick, but I don't care.
     
  7. girafeswordsman

    girafeswordsman Well-Known Member

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    Never before have I wanted a Prime so much.
     
  8. ZeroEdge

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    I already bought a few of the toys before the movie came out, the movie just makes me appreciate them a bit more

    But I do kinda want the Fallen, Rampage, and the Arcee Sisters now.
     
  9. Lucs

    Lucs This Guy!

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    I had a feeling I'd want Skids and Mudflap after the movie so I bought them prior to watching it thinking if I passed them up before the movie and ended up wanting them after I didn't want to face the possibility of them being hard to get later. I feel pretty good about my decision to buy them after seeing the flick

    I do want the legends Wheelie now and I even considered grabbing Sideways but I'm gonna stick to my original plan and buy the repaint, Deadend.

    I was hoping the movie would give me a reason to buy Jolt, which I consider a mess of a bot in toy form, but it failed there. I feel like Hasbro missed their opportunity to get kids to want to buy Jolt by giving him no characterization and a sedan alt mode that's somewhat boring. On the other hand if kids want to reenact the end where he brings Prime and Jetfire together that might give them a reason to have him in their collection.

    I love Soundwave but the movie version isn't too appealing. After seeing the movie though I think I'm gonna try to get the blue repaint.

    I would buy some of those tiny balls that turn into insecticons and the one Sam pulls the head off if they ever make them.
     
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  10. destrongerlupus

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    this ;) 
     
  11. megatronkicksas

    megatronkicksas Well-Known Member

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    yeah
     
  12. StarSaber79

    StarSaber79 Banned

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    Yes I really wants the twins thanks to the movie.
     
  13. manskymak

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    I want to have op and jetfire to combin, also the bumblebee .
     
  14. knoted

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    I would have bought these ROTF movie toys even without the movie.

    The toy threads here & youtube (p)reviews were actually the best ads
    for these toys.

    So actually, I Love the toys & kinda dislike the movie.
     
  15. Digilaut

    Digilaut My name is Drift.

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    I was already going to buy the toys I thought were cool (already bought some before the movie)..to be honest, all the movie did was (since I didn't like it) make me secondguess that decision.

    In the end though, they're still solid TF toys, so I think I will continue with the plan.
     
  16. Ephland

    Ephland Let's Go Rangers

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    I bought Movie Sideswipe based on his design, long before I saw the movie. The design is simply too cool for words.
     
  17. manskymak

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    I find it in following website , you can try to see it .
    TF-Toys.com
     
  18. Losty

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    robot heros only for me
     
  19. red4

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    No. I was hoping it would, but it didn't. I'm buying the toys in spite of what the movie showed me. They stand well on their own. I bought the new Leader Optimus because I already loved him from the first movie. I like my TF1 Ironhide more because of his presence in ROTF, but I won't buy the ROTF Ironhide. Skids and Mudflap didn't impress me in the movie, but I like their toys; I've already got Skids, and I can't leave him unpaired. I did like their youthful horseplay, so I can just pretend my Skids and Mudflap don't swear every 15 seconds. The Fallen was underwhelming, but I know that he was originally created as the "Satan of the Transformers", so when I display him on my shelf, that's how I see him, rather than as the General Grievous-type character that he is in the movie.
     
  20. iamamachine

    iamamachine colonyofcells

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    I have bought all the Scouts, Fabs, Deluxes, Voyagers, Leaders and Superion that came out so far. I am still looking for Scout Reverb, Human Alliance Bumblebee and Leader Jetfire.

    I would like toys of :
    Deluxe Purple bike.
    Deluxe Dirge and Ramjet.
    Fabs should have all the characters : Wheelie, Chromia, Purple bike, Fallen, Soundwave, Ravage, Scorponok, all 7 Constructicons, yellow volvo excavator, Pretender Alice, Reedman, etc.
    Scouts for all the Kitchen robots.
    Leader Fallen.
    Voyager or Leader Soundwave.
    Devastator from 7 Scouts including Overload to complement Superion and Bruticus.
    Voyager yellow Rampage, Voyager Scrapper, Voyager Hightower, Voyager Overload.
    Scout Alice Pretender, Scout Reedman.
     

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