Do you want Mail order exclusive toys for Transformers??

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by MegaHavok, Aug 10, 2009.

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Should hasbro bring back Mail exclusive Transformers?

  1. Hell Yes!!!!

    39 vote(s)
    49.4%
  2. Yes but only if it's a new mold and not a repaint

    11 vote(s)
    13.9%
  3. Yes but their should not be a upc requirement

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  4. Yes but it better be avaible world wide

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  5. No exclusives suck!!!!

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  1. MegaHavok

    MegaHavok Well-Known Member

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    So all the other major hasbro action figure lines are doing it...
    Why not Transformers?
     
  2. Nachtsider

    Nachtsider Banned

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    They did this back in the days of the G1 toyline. I wouldn't mind it happening again.
     
  3. Blitzwing256

    Blitzwing256 Triple changer

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    transformercollectorclub.com

    almost the same thing, but I do miss the days of robot points and sending them ihn for exclusive figures, I still regret to this day not getting time warrior, pretty much the only g1 "figure" i'm misssing and will probably never find for a reasonable price.
     
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    Definitely.
     
  5. SharkyMcShark

    SharkyMcShark Hi. I'm better than you

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    I'm stuck somewhere between, yes as long as they're for everyone (and we don't have to go around collecting bloody robo points), and no, exclusives suck
     
  6. Superquad7

    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    I want to be able to cash in some of my Robot Points! IRRC, Joes had a program where you could cash in your old Flag Points.
     
  7. swampflight

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    So let it be written..so let it be done!!!!!

    The way I see it,Transformers figures are going to keep going up in price so why not make them worth spending the money on with some freebies?
     
  8. Grimwing

    Grimwing Scientist Supreme

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    No. Because if hasbro wants to do a exclusive they can run it better as a direct hasbro toy shop item. Then as a "Free" mail order toy.

    There are also issues with collectors in this day disagreeing with the neccesity to clip packageing to claim these things. (MISB/ MIB)

    They tried just putting a sticker inside the figure caseing that you would attach to the order slip for the gijoe modern era "rescue doc" promotion.

    But then there were dudes who would buy the figures remove the stickers and return them, massively cheating those who actually bought the figures later of their proof of purchase.

    Hasbrotoyshop exclusives are less of a hassle for everyone. Because there is less red tape, and nothing to cheat other than a discount code.
     
  9. MidnightBliss

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    Yep. The more the better.
     
  10. MrSoundwaveGuy

    MrSoundwaveGuy I've made a huge mistake

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    No exclusives suck. I'm so glad Hasbro doesn't do this exclusive crap with TFs. You have to go through all that crap just to get a figure and worse of all if the exclusive TF is one you really want
     
  11. Covenant

    Covenant Mr. Roboto in Disguise

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    Assuming I could afford it, which right now I certainly can't, sure.
     
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    it would be really awesome
     
  13. MrFX

    MrFX Collecting never ends...

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    Bad idea. This would be a can of worms waiting to be opened.
     
  14. Powersa

    Powersa Car Robots

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    A Transformer loyalty program will be nice. It is pretty common these days...think about mileage, cash back, points/rewards, etc. If not full scale maybe launch a test with the club members. Give collectors some incentives.
     
  15. megatronkicksas

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    yes but only if it's a new mold.
     
  16. Napjr

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    No, because it would be pretty much exclusive to the US, and us international transfans would be screwed
     
  17. Gingerchris

    Gingerchris Telly-headed Tyrant

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    This is exactly what I was thinking when I saw the thread title. The UK got stiffed on Reflector and Camshaft and the like back in the G1 days if memory serves.
     
  18. CowColor

    CowColor Get Money™

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    Yes, its a good idea.
     
  19. Kaymac

    Kaymac I'M REALLY FEELIN' IT!

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    I said "worldwide". I don't want fans outside of the US getting screwed out of toys!

    It should be like the robot points of old. Cut 'em out, mail 'em in, get your toy!
     
  20. Superquad7

    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    I'm not sure how many either know or remmber, but Robot Points never earned one free toys, just discounts on some and access to toys that were otherwise not available or exclusive to the mail order. For example:

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    (source = tfwiki.net, http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Pack-in_material#Mail-order_flyers)
     
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