Hasbro and threes

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  1. Drift

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    Looking through Transformers I have started to spot a Habro pattern for offical repaints. They tend to do three different character and then not use the mold again. Example:
    Classics Prime- Ultra Magnus, Prime and Nemesis
    Classics Sunstreaker- Red alert, Sideswipe and Sunstreaker
    Cybetron Defence Scattorshot- Original, Dropshot and Overload
    Cybertron Leo breaker- Leo breaker, Nemesis Breaker then Leo Prime
    Armada bendy prime repaints- Magnus, Nemesis and Prime



    The list is endless, anybody else noticing it?
     
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    At first I thought you were only including domestic, retail releases. But then you started tossing in Japanese exclusives. With that being the case, I have to point out that almost all the toys you've named have had more than 3 releases via Botcon toys.

    Prime - SG Prime, various Takara variants (Henkei, Crystal)
    Sunstreaker - Counterpunch, G2 Breakdown
    Scattorshot - Flak
    Leobreaker - Leo Prime in 2 different color schemes, Razorclaw
     
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    I'll add one more:

    Classics Hot Rod, BIS Hot Rod, SOC Hot Rod, Henkei Hot Rod, TFCC Sideburn aka Hot Rod mold, Ehobby Hot Rod, Shattered Glass Hot Rod, CAC Hot Rod, Henkei Wildrider aka Hot Rod mold.. anymore?
     
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    I'm NOT including Botcon
     
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    Hasbro didn't do the Toykyo toy show repaints. Takara/Tomy did.
     
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    burn.... I was with you too until you brought in the tokyo exclusives.
     
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    Well they want to make their money on the molds, There will be a minimum number of robits that need to be sold to make the big $$$, and Three repaints on a popular mold might be that magic number they decided on.
     
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    Since we're including Japan-exclusive versions...

    Classics Bumblebee (deluxe) - original, Cliffjumper,Legacy 3-pack BB, RtS BB (and also that mysterious "Glyph" repaint)
    Legends ROTF Mudflap - original, "Fury of Fearswoop" battle damage, the one from whatever that 5-pack of Legends was called, and "Rally" Mudflap
    Movie 1 "Concept Camaro" Bumblebee - original, "Stealth", Premium, Cliffjumper, and the Homage-filled WM exclusive.
    ROTF Leader Prime - original, Black Japanese exclusive redeco, Buster, Battle Blades, two-pack w/ Jetfire (yes, that was a different version)
    Movie 1 Voyager Optimus Prime - original, robo-vision, First Strike, Freeway Brawl (yes, it's different), ROTF gold lettering, Defender, and probably several more I'm forgetting.
    G1 Bruticus - original, G2, at least three Ruination decos (original, desert camo, urban camo), and possibly the Re-issue of the original (with RID tooling)
    Movie 1 Jazz - original, "Final Battle", G1 Target exclusive deco, ROTF Smokescreen, and that black repaint in the same case assortment as Space Case.
     
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    Which is a totally illogical position, considering your including versions Hasbro has nothing to do with. And were in fact all Takara/Tomy. Also they were convention exclusives like Botcon figures.
     
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    There was also a Target Exclusive Leo Prime repaint.
     
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    There is no pattern, it comes down to if there are ideas for repaints, if there are spots in assortments for them, and if they think the redeco will sell.

    There are just as many figures with 1, 3, or even 0 repaints as there are with 2.
     
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    From the Alternators: The Viper mold (x3), the Subaru mold (x3), the Jeep mold (x3), and the Corvette (x3). But there were also a lot that they only did two of. Maybe they ran out of time?...

    or maybe it is a coincidence...
     
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    Repaints of Scattorshot movie: Flak, Original and Firetrap.

    Repaints of dune runner- Rollbar, Original crankstart.
     
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    Tokyo toy shows removed
     
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    And it's not just toys, Number of original seekers- SS, SW, TC
    Autobot Brothers- Three members
    RID Predacons- Slapper, Dark scream and the other one
     
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    When you have 3 RID Brothers and they wanted to create a villian, naturally, its to go with 3.

    3 is just as good as any other number. Nothing special.

    Also, Starscream was repainted at least 5 times without botcon or conventions. TC, SW, SS, SS 25th, and Acidstorm.

    Your theory is way too general to provide any sort of useful information.

    you provided examples to support your claim, yet made NO EFFORT to address ALL THE EXAMPLES that is against your theory.
     
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    To name a few:
    TF1 Bumblebee - Redecoed 5 times
    TF1 Ratchet - Redecoed 6 times
    ROTF LDR OP - Redecoed/Retooled 6 times
    Including exclusives, DOTM DLX Bumblebee been redecoed 4 times
     
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    If you say you don't include Botcon/Takara:

    1. Onslaught - Hardhead
    2. Countdown - Cybertron defense Red alert
    3. Inferno - Grapple
    4. Autobot Blades
    5. Cybertron Soundwave - Universe Blaster
    6. Treadbolt - Jetfire (remember, no Takara)
    7. Ratchet - Ironhide
    8. TFTM Depthcharge - TFTM Sonar
    9. Wreckage - Bludgeon
    10. Big Daddy - Downshift (Cybertron)
    11. Sunspot - Skystalker
    12. Divebomb - Ransack
    13. Backfire - Knockout
    14. Firetrap - Scattorshot (movie)
    15. Brimstone - Chopsaw
    16. Axor - Lockdown
    17. Long Haul - Payload


    See how easy it is to disprove you?
     
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    3 = The limit on Leaders! Dammit Hasbro, I want more! MOOOAAAARRR!!!!!!1!!!!!!eleven!!!!!!
     
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    no to that obne, there was rotf flak
     

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