Dotm Blackout

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  1. MPrime10

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    I was on the new TF DOTM site investigating when i stumbled upon Blackout's bio. His weapon area had a gun that none of his previous toys have.... Will we see a Dotm Blackout figure? I think so. Either that or another character is getting the gun in Blackouts bio...
     
  2. Dinobot Nuva

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    The Mech Tech weapon on Blackout's page is from DOTM Skyhammer. So far the only DOTM Blackout we're fasho getting is the Cyberverse Commander w/ Scorponok, but I'd be down for a new mold Voyager.
     
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    I bet the most we get is a repaint or something with some minor tweaks.
     
  4. MPrime10

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    Knowing hasbro, they'll giv him a new weapon and call it a remold. To sell toys....
     
  5. MrSoundmeister

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    And Give him the Evac/Whirl Retooled hands and call it a day. hey that's the only version of the mold with 5mm holdy fists.
     
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    Hasbro never actually officially labels anything a redeco/retool/remould on the packaging. Those are fan terms. So no, they won't call it a remould.

    And "to sell toys" is the name of the game. That's like saying "I'll make myself a two-layer sandwich with ham and mustard. To have lunch..."
     
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    If Hasbro knows how to sell toys, they'll give him the damned fourth leader spot.
     
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    Keep dreaming...
     
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    If they know how to sell toys, they certainly shall not.

    Why give a no-name character who's long been dead one of the most expensive slots when there's plenty more better-selling characters to be given leader size?
     
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    I agree.

    It's like people don't understand the business model, even after being involved in the fandom for years.
     
  11. jru42287

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    Maybe not "no name", but they gave Jazz and Barricade Human Alliance figs, even though Jazz is Dead, and Barry's, well...MIA. So, why not hope for a Blackout/Grindor-esque Leader? Hasbro must know that we all want one.

    And frankly, if they gave Brawl a Leader, I don't think wanting a Blackout is asking for too much.
     
  12. MPrime10

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    To me, it doesnt matter if this guy was even in a movie. Blackout deserves a Leader toy. A bunch of TF's do. 95 % of the time for size sake. It's not a matter of if you're a fan or not. Bonecrusher and Long Haul should get leader class figs too.
     
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    Yeah but who did Jazz and Baricade really beat out of those spots? JOLT???

    Brawl had a battle with the human characters, ratchet, jazz, ironhide, and BB, the guy would not die, thats why he deserved a leader class toy, the only one who deserved it more was starscream just for name recognition.

    Blackout blew up some humans and then got killed by them

    Grindor moved a car and then got his face ripped in half.

    If they resort to his model AGAIN it will probably be for minor background stuff. Would much rather have leader shockwave
     
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    Ask any 7-8 year old with a TF shirt on, who is Blackout. Chances are they don't know who he is. We collectors are not the target consumer. We're not the ones that makes them money.
     
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    But... but...

    My dreams...
     
  16. Gilgamesh

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    I'd settle for a decent new voyager.
     
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    This.
     
  18. Bumblethumper

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    I think you'd be surprised. Kids soak up that stuff. Anyway Blackout was one of what, only 6 or 7 Decepticons in that movie.

    I don't even think name recognition is all that important for such a character. Show anyone a picture of Blackout and they'll remember who he was. The big helicoptor Decepticon that fucked up the military base. Wasn't he pretty much the first Transformer we saw in that film? And he was prominently featured in many of the trailers.

    I would think the recognition factor would be reasonably high.

    I don't follow that logic. They do one or two unexpected figures, and instead of thinking, "great, lucky break" we get this sense of entitlement to some other figure they haven't done? Barricade gets a new deluxe and all of a sudden, so where's our new Sideways Hasblo? Bastards.
     
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    I raise a soon to be 7 year old. Believe me, I know what a bunch of kids their age is capable of. They will not know the name, but the only thing that they will remember is the helicopter bot that got destroyed.
     
  20. megatroptimus

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    How about Leader Ratchet? :) 
     

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