Hasbro Transformers Q&A?

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  1. col

    col ROCK LORD

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    Was there ever a reason given as to why Hasbro doesn't do anymore quarterly Q&A sessions with all the TF websites? I am correct in thinking those have gone away, right? I noticed they do them for GI Joe and Marvel, but haven't seen or heard anything TF related in a while. (Not that we got anything too revealing out of them all that often, of course. :wink:  )
     
  2. Nevermore

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    Hasbro routinely get tired of interactions with the fandom.

    They'll launch another Q&A project in three years, then abandon it after a year. It happens in cycles.
     
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    Who can blame them?
     
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    They got tired of having to avoid "Will you make a toy of _____ " questions.
     
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    I think they skipped a session earlier this year because of Toyfair, then just didn't bother to resume it.
     
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    Hah, noted. Thanks, guys!
     
  7. Steevy Maximus

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    Seriously, at this point, what is there left to ask? Transformers is doing so well at retail right now, NOTHING is off the table, and aside from the issue with last spring's assortments (an anomaly, IMO, we have not seen anything like that before) very little has been truly "hard to get".

    Most questions would ultimately devolve to "When are you making my favorite character?" or "When will you finish the 84 or 85 casts?" or "Will you bring back failed item x (insert Alternators or reissues)?"
    The answers wouldn't be informative, and we'd come across as even more ungrateful than we already. I mean, we got a fucking STRAXUS! AT RETAIL! If he can be given a toy, then the more popular core cartoon guys are surely on the way.
     
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    Personally, All that I want to know is why Hasbro loves Bumblebee so much. I mean, just go into a store and you'll see so many Leader Bumblebee's shelfwarming and 3 different DLX Bumblebees at a time in such large amounts.
     
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    Autovolt 127 Get In The Titan, Prime!

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    Because People ask questions Hasbro doesn't want to answer.

    If it's about Toy Production for stuff that already happened then they'll answer like the 3MM Clips.
     
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    Yeah, but in all fairness to us, they won't answer questions, so why have the damn thing to begin with?

    That shit about "You can ask this, but not that. That, but not this." was pointless and stupid. I can understand them not wanting to give facts and figures because it might give their competition a heads up, but things like "Why didn't you..." shouldn't get their assholes to pucker up. Hasbro's a bunch of whiny bitches.

    Uh, all of us. They got the shit started. They refuse to answer questions even though they tell us to ask them. I can blame them just fine.

    Seriously, I don't see how anyone can miss this. It's as plain as day.
     
  11. Feralstorm

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    While not really the same, you have the convention season of Botcon, SDCC, and others rolling through the summer, where Hasbro and other TF-connected groups are peppered with most of the same questions you get from the Q&A's anyway, and any valuable answers invariably make it back to the fandom in general. (though admittedly with some fan-spin - "They said 'no comment'. That obviously means a supreme-class Generations Fortress Maximus is coming in 2012!" )
     
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    Hasbro is not going to reveal their entire marketing plan for the next year to a bunch of whinny man-children. If they didn't place some of those limits, every Q and A would end being "Are you/when are you making (insert unmade 84-86 character)?", "Where are the City bots?" and "Will you reissue oversized Transformer character X?" Though at this stage we'd probably see a lot of "Why so damn many Bumblebees?" and "Is Generations cancelled?"

    A question like "Why did you make the mechtech weapons transformable?" or "Why don't the deluxe Mechtech weapons lock in place?" ARE things they would answer.
     
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    Ah, but I didn't say they should reveal their marketing plan. Not even close to it. And some of those imposed limits were reasonable, but it got to the point where they wouldn't answer anything that hadn't already been answered a million times and in a million ways. After a while, no progress was being made.

    They could've put more effort into it. The fans needed to ease up, no doubt, but it was getting ridiculous. And the Mechtech question? Yeah, they answered stuff like that in the beginning, but even stuff like that they began to ignore towards the end.
     

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