Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by hutchprime, Feb 24, 2009.
Just got this email from Joel at BBTS.
Maybe the Season 3 Animated toys ARE in danger?
It's wave 7 of animated voyagers...just got this email
Hi - Hasbro has just informed us that this item has been cancelled, and as a result they will not be able to fill our orders. We apologize for the inconvenience. We have cancelled all preorders and removed the item from our site.
BigBadToyStore.com - Toys, Action Figures, Vintage Toys, and Collectibles
Wowzers. If this is true across the board, then that's truly ass-tastic; I was very much looking forward to seeing how that figure would turn out. I sincerely hope that this isn't the beginning of a wider cull of the remaining Animated toys...
That's not cool. Hopefully this will be an isolated incident and not the beginning of the end for future Animated toys.
If they cancel Electrostatic Soundwave that's REALLY going to suck.
Very bad news indeed.
They have also canceled Goldfire Grimlock (got the same message about bumblebee too).
(this picture is becoming more handy by the day)
Not that I was planning on getting either HD Bumblebee, or Golfire Grimlock for that matter, but it's still a bit of sad news to hear. Hopefully ES Soundwave and Arcee are still going to be released, along with Rodimus Prime. Would be even more sadning if the one new character from S3 that was planned to get a toy getting canceled.
Edit: I can actually think of an upside to this. Maybe the decision to cancel them was made before the numbers were estimated for the information we got about the toy line from NYTF, which would mean that the number of future Voyager class figures just went up by two. Though that's assuming they madet his decision a while ago, and not more recently. Either way, I'm still hoping for a Voyager class Blackout figure.
Dang, that freaking sucks about the Hydrodive Bumblebee.
Maybe the collector's club can get them to do a limited run?
why not offer it online atleast???
I had really wanted this new BB mold.
This is garbage juice.
gahhhh, this is a bummer
If this is any measure of what's going to happen to future toys of Animated Decepticons, I will roid rage and teabag everything in sight.
With a teabag.
Y'know, it makes sense I guess. If the cartoon is going under soon, why churn out loads more toys?
Sorry for all those who were expecting to get BB
so their toy fair press release, which was about a forthnight old is now a blatant lie. Nice...
Amazing how Hasbro can flip 180 degrees and go back on their promises/marketing in basically 1 week from Toyfair to now...
I wasn't planning on getting either figure, but that kind of sucks for those who wanted them. It sort of makes sense though, given that neither figure was shown at Toy Fair and we have no official images, even though they should have been out fairly soon to beat the start of the ROTF line. I'm not too worried about E-Soundwave and Arcee, since they were displayed at Toy Fair; I doubt Hasbro would display those two figures there and prep official images if they weren't going to come out.
Not surprised. If retailers weren't ordering the figure, there's no sense in manufacturing it.
TFCC still has the pair up for pre-order, with an expected shipping date of within four weeks of March 15th. Maybe they'll get a limited release, if anything.
Arcee and Electrostatic Soundwave are also still up for pre-order.
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