hasbro screwing up

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by ssjkazer, Aug 25, 2009.

  1. ssjkazer

    ssjkazer mr dyslexia

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    this is my prim example of hasbro makeing to much of one character

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    we only needed the voyager earth optimus and deluxe cybertronin mode all the rest just took up space and did what i say is the perant theory

    e.g. kid goes to mum i want optimuprime, mum goes to store byes him a actavator ........ hasbro there for could of made money of them bying a voyager class instead and caused less store clutter
     
  2. MegaHavok

    MegaHavok Well-Known Member

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    activators and legends were made for kids who can afford the larger price point toys
    bumper battlers are for kids who cant handle transforming toys yet
    BD deluxe prime was targeted as a giftset
    Roc was a disaster theres no excuse

    Hasbro is doing a fine job with their toys
     
  3. Hyperoptic

    Hyperoptic G1-Junkie

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    I would of taken a voyager cybertronin mode instead of the deluxe
     
  4. Optimus Sledge

    Optimus Sledge Yar har fiddle di dee

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    Yeah, it's disgraceful. We all know that Optimus Prime toys don't sell.
     
  5. shibamura_prime

    shibamura_prime Jumpin' Jellyfish! Super Mod

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    I would listen to your argument, but trying to read your post makes my head hurt.

    That and I own all but one of the Primes pictured. And I may now go out and buy that one, just to spite you. :3
     
  6. AutobotSkids

    AutobotSkids G1/Bay Lover

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    I know man! Prime is such shelf warmer!
     
  7. Seawing

    Seawing Lurker of the depths Moderator

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    Optimus is a popular character and not all kids have parents rich enough to afford the voyager class so they get what they can afford. Personally I like the fact that Hasbro does this so we don't end up with Beast Machines size errors where Optimus was originally a deluxe and Megs was a tiny Voyager sized figure.
     
  8. Omnius

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    Supply & demand, kiddo... Kids want Prime, Hasbro makes him. If you don't like them, nobody's forcing you to buy them.
     
  9. Blitz.

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    Hasbro are clearly screwing up all the way to the bank. I really think this is more of a case of different toys for different markets.
     
  10. Opticron Primal

    Opticron Primal Comin' up OOOs!

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    Sooooo, they're screwing up by putting out figures that are selling?


    Are you from Bizarro World?
     
  11. KingGrimlock

    KingGrimlock Assuming Direct Control

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    WIN
     
  12. ElekTriC

    ElekTriC Well-Known Member

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    i think there are more movie bb's then ani optimus...

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  13. CaptainChunk

    CaptainChunk I bought it for my kids..

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    I'd gladly buy a few of the ones shown in that first pic...if I could find any of them in a store.
     
  14. AkatsukiFan

    AkatsukiFan Legendary

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    damn hasbro well it looks like when you want something done you have to do it your self
     
  15. starscream-99

    starscream-99 Well-Known Member

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    Ok. Too many Primes= Bad? and you call yourself a TF fan.
     
  16. ams

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    Brilliant marketing strategy, actually. Prior to TF1, having Prime and Megatron at multiple size classes was rare (Armada bendy Prime comes to mind, but there weren't a ton of others).

    Someone was smart enough to realize that having key characters at multiple price points would sell like mad. The trend continued in TFA and ROTF. I'd assume it will be the norm going forward.

    Screwing up? Hardly.
     
  17. Omnius

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    It was first widespread with Cybertron, with the original Legends figs (aside from Sunstorm). The earliest ones that spring to mind were RiD X-Brawn and Scourge.
     
  18. soundwaveCA

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    Might want to use spell check :p 

    I disagree, most of those Prime's like the Cyber-Slammers and Activators are made for the younger kids so those hardly count. Second it's Prime, it's only natural to make a couple of different versions of one of the most popular and enduring figures in the Transformers franchise.

    Besides the only truly awful Prime figure there is that Roll out and Command one, though again its made for a more younger audience.

    If you ask me Lockdown's the character that has to many toys, not sure why Hasbro is pushing him so much but they are.
     
  19. Dolza_Khyron

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    they put them out because they know i love my optimus prime collection... :lol 
     
  20. SPLIT LIP

    SPLIT LIP Dry built

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    Werd.

    They didn't screw up. It's only logical to make what people want and sell it.
     

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