Hasbro not happy with the universe titles?

Discussion in 'Transformers Comics Discussion' started by justiceg, Jul 27, 2017.

  1. justiceg

    justiceg Well-Known Member

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  2. Danny-Boy

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    Sounds like someone just trying to justify their own dislike of the current comics by claiming Hasbro doesn't like them either. I bet you his uncle works at Nintendo.
     
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    A few things that show you shouldn't take the claims of a random person in the comment section seriously:

    1. The Revolution set exists. That's the opposite of showing unhappiness at the titles.
    2. They're giving still giving IDW licenses, like Visionaries.
    3. Take a look at the guy's posting history. There's a lot of complaining about ideals that lean more on the left in there. As Danny-Boy says, this sounds a lot like him trying to start rumours that Hasbro shares his feelings to justify his own.

    Also, the claim that MTMTE/LL was ever IDW's top seller is just plain untrue. So that's another hit on his credibility.
     
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    It's a comment. On Bleeding Cool.

    Dismiss it.
     
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    I suspect there's a comment out there saying that Hasbro is literally planning on offering up the entire staff of IDW as human sacrifices to boost sales.
     
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    The only thing more trustworthy than a comment on a clickbait website would be a comment under a Youtube video. *Nods* You got it all figured out! Thanks!
     
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    I'm fairly sure the headmess that was revolutions/revolutionaries/first strike or what ever IDW change their cross promotional tie in next was the idea of Hasbro. I'm sure they wanted to use the popularity of TF to promote all their other retro products in the hope of it generating enough interest to justify a toy relaunch.
     
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    IDW says it was all their idea. Unless you're calling them liars.
     
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    Yeah, Dark Cybertron, Combiner Wars, Titans Return and (presumably) Power of the Primes are the Hasbro-mandated "brand synergy" events. Nobody at Hasbro is delusional enough to think that a modern-looking American comic series would be enough to launch an old brand back into the public eye.

    The shared universe and its associated crossovers are reportedly the result of IDW getting the extra Hasbro licenses, and then Chris Ryall, John Barber and some others going "omg, omg, we should put them all together!"

    To further refute the hilariously unsubstantiated claim that this thread is about, Hasbro mentioned the IDW Hasbro line in their investor presentation the other day, which they probably wouldn't do if they were very unhappy with them?
     
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    Thanks for chiming in all. It did seem pretty specious especially considering the source, but interesting given the timing re: the conversations going on here at the time. (Probably why it came up in the first place over there).
     

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