Hasbro Version Wheeljack / Que released in Asia

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  1. UltimusPrime

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  2. Zildjian

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    Ahhh..... this makes sense now. Hasbro had this figure done, packaged and ready to ship to retailers when Bay changed the names to Que. Hasbro was stuck with them, so they decided not to release them until now.
     
  3. OMEGAPRIME1983

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    Bah, I'll have to get the computer going to check it. My phone sends me to ebay's home page for links.. stupid phone..
     
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    Ummm, no.
     
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    no, it was not because of the name change, Wheeljack was going to be part of the last wave of DOTM toys along Soundwave, but retailers didnt wanted to have them, because they wanted to sell the TFP toys. thus Hasbro cancelled this guy, soundwave and leadfoot for USA
     
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    I don't know if I want it. I really depise the face but my DOTM Autobots are lacking. Then again I don't like the DOTM line much but i hear that Que was actually good.
     
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    What??? Right.

    Anyways, I got my shipping notice that the one I ordered from Robot Kingdom shipped yesterday, so they received their supply as well. Hopefully I'll have it in hand by late next week.
     
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    I got my shipping notice also! Is it a sure thing that this batch from Robotkingdom is the "Wheeljack" version? I hope so!
     
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    Yep, got mine shipped from RK yesterday as well.
     
  11. all are dead

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    Mine shipped too! and yes its the Wheeljack version. Look.
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    Thanks for the info Mr.Hasbro!

    As I just replied to your much needed profile message..... I am just about every other transformer fan knows what you posted........ but why would Hasbro make a US carded figure for an Asian only release? Every other Asian release is on an international card.
     
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    Thanks for the link! I guess I didn't even notice that when I ordered, although those photos may not have been there when I placed the order- can't remember. Can't wait to get him finally!
     
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    Cool to see the packaging with Wheeljack on it.

    That makes about as much sense as attempting to dodge rain.
     
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    Because it wasn't intended to be an Asia-exclusive. However Hasbro can not, nor will they ever be able, to force retailers to buy product.
     
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    Which was EXACTLY my point. Hasbro made these for the US market with an intended release, but Bay changed the name after they were produced, coupled with the face that retailers did not want to purchase any more DOTM product, so Hasbro had to find an outlet for them. I know that "Wheeljack" was produced BEFORE the Asian released Que as I had "samples" of both from a contact in China back in April-June of '11, and I had the WJ version long before I got the Que version. Now excuse me which I attempt to dodge rain.
     
  17. wildfly

    wildfly Right notes. Wrong order.

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    Based on what i was told by someone generally in the know Hasbro *Asia* did intend to release QueJack just after they released Soundwave, but didn't, at least until now, and their intent was probably larger numbers too.


    How close they came to releasing in the U.S is up in the air. They definitely, obviously, made a series of toys, but for the most part, i'd guess, Hasbro wouldn't turn out a full packaged production run until they were sure retailers were going to order them, so they didn't have to go to the trouble of storing, or even destroying, them, never mind wasted resources.

    On the name change, IIRC, the end credits said Que/Wheeljack.
     
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    I really don't think Bay changing the name, by itself, had anything to do with either this being held back or with Dino/Mirage not being made after all. Additionally, the two Soundwaves never went through any name change and that didn't stop Hasbro from canceling them either.

    As for the Wheeljacks samples you claim to have had before Takara released their version....did you ever post pics of these? Because to my knowledge, no one EVER saw a Hasbro-packaged Wheeljack/Que (regardless of what it was called) before this Asian market release, unlike the Deluxe and Human Alliance Soundwaves' Hasbro-packaged versions being available in Asia before and after the announcement that those two, Wheeljack and Leadfoot were canceled in the US. If you did/do have those samples, that would've been news that there were some Hasbro-packaged versions out there somewhere before this Asian market release.

    You are correct, Wheeljack was listed as Que/Wheeljack in the credits.

    Anyways, just to confirm for those that ordered the Wheeljack restock from RK, mine came in today and it IS in Hasbro packaging.

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    My Wheeljack has been in the im guessing the international sorting facility in New York for 3 days... I want my Wheeljack!! haha


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    Damn it, why can't these just show up at the discount stores?! Even Evac and Redpage did.
     

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