How Long Will Transformers Survive As A Franchise?

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How long will TFers Franchise Survive?

  1. 5-10 more years

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  2. 10-15 more years

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  3. 15-20 more years

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  4. 20+ years

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  5. Forever

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  1. Mr JackatooTM

    Mr JackatooTM I'm a Colossal boi

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    Our beloved TF franchise has been around since the mid eighties and right now, we are at the old age of 32 years old.

    Sadly one day, Transformers will be eventually be put to rest. How long do you predict that Transformers will survive?

    ***Note: Pretty sure we'll be surviving the 2010's considering we have Machinima in the process of making Power of the Primes and Titans Return and not to mention, a few upcoming Bayformer movies.
     
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    Tekkaman Blade Professor of Animation

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    As long as it keeps making Hasboro money.

    You never know. Batman started in 1939 and is still going strong.

    It all depends on story and marketing.

    Also sometimes they go away for a little while than comeback stronger than ever.
     
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    Has it been THAT LONG since we got new news/reveals? It usually never fails that this exact thread pops up every time there is a lull in steady information. Individual shows are doomed, individual lines are eventually doomed without rebranding as sublines. The franchise in and of itself is fine. If G2 couldn't kill it, nothing can.
     
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    I was going to start a similar thread though not quite as doom & gloom. I have no doubt the franchise will live on as long as there's money to be made.

    But as I was out doing my Christmas shopping, I couldn't help but notice that the amount of shelf space that my favorite robots occupied in various stores had shrunk to less than a 4 foot section. Ok, whatever. I'm sure that'll change when the new movie hits.

    But I also noticed that TFs lacked a presence in cross merchandice. The party supply section had 1 stray gift bag seemingly leftover from TF:p rime, & I've spotted the TF:RID bath set, but that's literally it (without resorting to specialty online stores). I would've expected more of a push to promote the new show. Last year I was able to snag RID wrapping paper. This year- nothing.

    It's kind of bewildering, but then I think I'm probably living in this fandom bubble, where TFs seem more important as a pop culture icon than they are. The rest of the world, it seems, is more interested in other things.
     
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  5. weeklyhero

    weeklyhero Prototytan

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    I've noticed this as well since having a baby. I was hoping to get him some Transformers clothes and while I was able to find a ton of TMNT stuff, I couldn't find a single TF item - Not even Rescue Bots stuff.
     
  6. Mr JackatooTM

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    I see Rescue Bots toys all the time when I go to my local Target. And Generations and RiD toys as well.
     
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    To be fair, the op is talking *decades* here.


    And I'd guess on the high end, because in 15 years people'll be nostalgic for this generation of TF stuff.
     
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    Machinima is making more? Have I missed the news?
     
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    Yes. They're making Power of the Primes/Titans Return
     
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    'til all are one.
     
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    I don't see it ending anytime soon. It has been going since 1984 and no signs of stopping. It stopped for a few years in the early 90's in the US but it never stopped in Japan (or Europe apparently). Love them or hate them, the Bay movies brought in a whole new generation of fans.

    Transformers has joined the few 'ever green' franchises that ALWAYS has some sort of presence in the toy asiles.
     
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    I mean kids clothing - not the toys.
     
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    True, I never see TF clothing of any sort :( 
     
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    No matter is its dead or alive, Transformers will always be a classic franchise....we're not gonna be forgotten anytime soon.
     
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    Autovolt 127 Get In The Titan, Prime!

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    Hopefully as long as I live.
     
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    Agreed, just as long as the toy market can keep on reinventing itself I think Transformers will have a long life to live
     
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    Didn't realize, Transformers is that old.

    I won't put a time limit on something like the Transformers because when people see Transformer movies you see a mix of generations, especially at the movies.

    Just as long as the Transformers franchise can appeal to several different generations I think the Transformer franchise will be safe.

    Look at Disney, its characters got reinvented so many times, its appeal is a multi-generational icon.
     
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  18. Automaster

    Automaster Eye Heart TF's!!

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    Nothing lasts forever, but I voted 20+ years. TF's have made their way into the mainstream just as much as Star Wars, Batman, and Superman have. Us older fans are instilling the love into our children and as long as they keep changing it up, people will buy them. I do fear for the franchise when Cullen/Welker are no longer around. New folks will step up to fill their shoes for sure, but something will have been lost forever at that point.
     
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    Even better examples - Frankenstein, Sherlock Holmes, King Arthur. You could even make a case for Greek Mythology. Since Transformers is part of people's imagination, it could potentially endure forever if people remain interested.
     
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