Does Hasbro not want the U.S. to have the FE figures?

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  1. Sideways77

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    First off, this not a complaining topic that lusts for argument. I'm just asking.

    After finding out the Starscream/Bumblebee two-pack was only available in Canada and Asia, I'm wondering if Hasbro doesn't want us to have the FE figures in some form. I know Hasbro said they'd 'try' to distribute them in the states, but we haven't heard anything since.

    So do they not want us to have them without paying high prices with Takara?
     
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    Wondered the same thing. I'm also wondering why the US seems to get the shortend of the Transformer stick a lot of times. Maybe I don't understand business, but I would assume Hasbro would make a ton of money from US buyers.
     
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    Lack of retailer shelf space / selective ordering.

    Thank god for Ross.
     
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    Yep. They want to keep product away from prospective buyers. Those molds were made as a practice run.
     
  5. Mechafire

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    Yes obviously OP, you've got this shit locked down

    Brian Golder, Hasbro's diabolical overlord, is probably musing to himself in his lair as we speak:

    "Our plan is coming together! No one will be able to buy our figures which cost huge sums of money to produce! NO ONE! HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!"
     
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    Come on, work out the logic in your head people...
     
  7. Sideways77

    Sideways77 oh shoogah

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    I'm just saying its odd.

    There's two Bumblebee repaints coming. One of them couldn't be the FE mold?
     
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    CVprowl FREEDOM FIGHTER

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    im thinking this FE mess was some kind of buzz experiment.
     
  9. SouthtownKid

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    Has anyone here ever heard the theory that JFK was actually killed by a tiger? I know it sounds weird, but look at all the evidence. Oh wait, there is none. Never mind.
     
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    I thought aliens killed JFK?
     
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    Hasbro did not want the U.S. to have JFK, so they sent aliens.
     
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    It's not that Hasbro doesn't want the US to get the FE toys. It's that Hasbro doesn't want us to have any toys and this is only phase one of the plan.

    By this time next year Hasbro will be actively breaking into all of our houses and stealing all of our toys. It will all be explained at Botcon '13 (after FunPub steals a liter of all the club members' plasma and bans any merchandise except vintage Powerdashers, of course).
     
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    FE Bumblebee does not have the automorph gimmick they are running with for deluxes. That's probably the reason they're not using the FE and why the PRiD version exists.
     
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    optimusfan Kill your heroes Administrator

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    This thread is flawed in premise and going nowhere fast. Closed.
     
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