Hasbro panel pulled from TFcon due to 3rd party toys

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  1. Super_Megatron

    Super_Megatron Twitter: @Super_Megatron Administrator

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    Driskull98 World's Only Snarler Fan

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    Probably scared someone's gonna ask, "When are we gonna see combiners like TFC Hercules in Generations?" or something like that.
     
  3. hardreturn

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    well that's honest enough.

    edit - also, other than the mistaken news that costco would get unicron which TRU eventually did, nothing came out of that panel that wasn't at SDCC
     
  4. Eigo Risu

    Eigo Risu Less than meets the eye

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    entirely unsurprising, and probably fair enough. at least they seem to be being nice about it this time around.
     
  5. Matty

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    Not really surprising, but disappointing none the less.
     
  6. Dr. Prime

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    A bit confused though....nowhere in Hasbro's statement says that "we decided not to come because of the sale of 3rd party products"

    So, I guess this is implied?
     
  7. Anguirus

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    DRAMA! I guess that's one way to put the pressure on.
     
  8. TedimusPrime

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    It makes sense as a decision to make, but it defeats their purpose of trying to show how cool their stuff is- which you can buy in a store for a lot cheeper.
     
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    No - tfcon would be upfront about it since it has no funding/sponsorship from hasbro
     
  10. Sumner Sturgeon

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    Makes sense to me, but I'm certain it's gonna rub some people the wrong way...
     
  11. UTF

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    What I read:

    "We're not gonna show you the stuff we already showed at Botcon because you're selling 3rd party stuff. You know, even though we said we'll never offer exclusives for cons other than Botcon."

    So long, don't let the door hit your ass on the way out.

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  12. Composite Ghost

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    Or maybe they didn't appreciate Shafter and the continued association fans make between Transformers and boners.
     
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    It's one way, yeah; but perhaps not the most effective, since TFcon seems pretty cool with it.

    I get the feeling most people go to conventions to either buy older stuff, or specifically to look at and buy third-party merch in person. I don't know who honestly would be hurt by not hearing about what's either going to be everywhere in four months anyway, or be tantalized with product that won't end up being released..
     
  14. NICKBOT

    NICKBOT Entitlement? Piss off.

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    Now I'm trollin'. ;) 

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  15. Tiller

    Tiller I don't know nothin'

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    It's not like they had anything to show anyway. The only news we were going to get would have been from third parties.

    Sucks for the Q/A and stuff. But that was probably going to be a whole lot of nothing like it usually is.
     
  16. Bountyan

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    Do they ever show much new stuff at TFcon anyway?
     
  17. Autobot X

    Autobot X Too broke for 3P and MP.

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    Give this man a cigar. :thumbs2: 
     
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    They show stuff that doesn't come out.

    And Botcon reveals, 2 months after the images are on the net.
     
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    Don't be butt-hurt, Hasbro, just step up your game.

    Or cry some more, whatever.
     
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    Yeah, that's what I was wondering
     

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