(Hypothetical) Most Exciting Moments of 2012

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  1. ezim93

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    I will admit up front that this is a straight up copy of a similar thread with hypothetical disappointing moments. I was pretty much bumed after reading tat so I decided to create this thread as a nice contrast. I'll start.

    Hasbro brings back the Gestalt Combiner with Fall of Cybertron Bruticus.
    City-formers return starting with Fall of Cybertron Metroplex.
     
  2. Megabattimus

    Megabattimus Same As It Ever Was

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    Australian Retailers drastically reduce the price of TFs
    Shockwave and Soundwave get Classic versions
    The Movie Trilogy line ends earlier then expected
    Prime Voyager Megatron is released
    Hastak releases a Classics Combiner
    Overlord is Reissued
     
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    Transformers Prime new characters revealed next Week
    All remaining movie cars get HA toys
    HA Basic Ravage
    Transformers Prime cleared for Five seasons
    Bumblebee gets voice back; Hasbro apologizes for taking it away
    All wanted classics figures released
    Bumblebee loses popularity; no one character fills gap
    Human Alliance Prime Toys
    Defensor announced for Transformers Prime (what? He exists in Exodus)
    Scramble city brought back: One Voyager/Four deluxes per gestalt, some scale issues (combaticons and protectobots) fixed
    Kre-O gets brought over into G.I.Joe, My Little Pony
    Several notable fan-artists get hired as character/toy designers.
     
  4. grimlock1972

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    TakaraTomy inssues MP Fortress Maximus with the obvious repaints coming later.
     
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    Human Alliance is cancelled - More room for ultra toys for Jets or for replacing leader class
    All Bumblebee's shelf warming are recycled into new toys
    Hasbro admits mistakes with DOTM toyline
     
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    Realistic and semi-realistic:

    - The usual spring drought comes to an end in March, with the full roll-out of TF Prime and the Movie Trilogy line as the secondary line.
    - Between Toyfair and BotCon, figures are revealed for the remaining cast members of TF Prime and the FoC subline is shown off, with some figures that are compatible with Classics.
    - Encore reissue line continues, with the next reissue being something unexpected.
    - Neckbreaker and Madblender released, the latter containing replacement parts for Heavy Labor, completing TFC Devastator.

    Unrealistic:

    - TF Toys Forum goes a whole week without a single "Where is [Toy]?!?!?!" and/or "RARRGHHHH TOO MANY MOVIE BUMBLEBEES?!?!!!!!" thread.
    - Kre-O and Cyberverse sublines cancelled. Both HA sublines expanded.
    - Fun Pub announces that the Shattered Glass continuity is going to be permanently retired after this BotCon.
     
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    Movie trilogy line thrives
    prime figures - nuff said
    Bay doesn't come back for TF4, but rather returns for TF4, 5 and 6 with options in his contract for more films - Shia does not
    Hasbro releases MP-10 for about $70, no trailer though.
    MP-11 gets obvious repaints into SW and TC
     
  8. Wheeljack_Prime

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    Hasbro makes TFP Combaticons that actually combine.
     
  9. Shockwave9227

    Shockwave9227 I'm actually 16.

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    Ebay:
    MP-12 turning out to be Galvatron/Ultra Magnus/Soundwave

    TFP Ratchet gets a new voyager to replace the deluxe

    A GOOD Classics combining Menasor that's correctly in-scale and has transforming components.

    A GOOD FOC Bruticus (see above what I want for Bruticus)

    Classics Shockwave

    Classics Earth-based Soundwave

    Classics Arcee

    Takara reissuing G1 Fortress Maximus

    Encore Dinobots getting announced

    And for the impossible:
    Fortress Maximus-sized TFP Unicron figure

    MP Stunticons
     
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    Ebay:
    A ton of classicverse figures shown at toyfair.
    Expanded FOC line.

    This surprises me a little bit since I thought cyberverse line was pretty popular.
     
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    Same here. I like Kre-O.

    And Cyberverse is a good way to make the impulse-buys more comprehensive.
     
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    DOTM Leader Ironhide gets the TakTom Ultimate/MP treatment.

    ...*sigh*
     
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    Australia gets all the figures America gets but with the same price. And we still have Jetwing. ;) 

    Leader Class Shockwave and Human Alliance Ratchet
     
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    For the year...

    -The cons show us new toys with atleast two "Oh my god, FINALLY!" figures coming out (My hope is a Generations Arcee at long last and Dinobots, but more on that in a moment).

    -Hasbro will finally decide to begin doing Hasbrotoyshop exclusives that cater to adult collectors...see more below.

    -The Movie Trilogy Line is advertised with the coming of Soundwave and Que, giving us upgraded figures (Jazz), figures we never received (ROTF Firetrap/The True Arcee Triplet and the final Construcicons) and a few homage figures (Bulkhead).

    - It is announced that starting in November of 2012, the Movie Line will merge with Generations to form the Transformers: Timelines, a new series that will be more collector based, giving us little seen characters and upgrades, including figures in Beast Wars, Energon, Movie, Classic, Animated and everywhere inbetween. This is done in two waves: One for the stores of deluxes, and one exclusive to Online.

    -Fall of Cybertron gets a subwave that sees us getting 3 deluxes for each side (Jazz, Ironhide, and Ratchet for the Autobots; Starscream, Shockwave, and a third figure for Decepticons) one online exclusive set (Ladies of War: Arcee vs. Slipstream), and two 5 figure packs (The Dinobots featuring Grimlock, Swoop, Snarl, Sludge and Slash (renamed Slag), and The Combaticons combiner team).

    -Transformers: Prime is the main toy group this year, with a full release seeing all the characters on the show getting atleast one figure.

    -Hasbro, continuing with their online push (focusing on the adult buyer), puts out 'Weapon Packs', where you can buy a set of weapons (guns, swords, mechtech weapons, minicons) and one scout figure for 10 dollars.

    -Many of the unreleased Reveal the Shield figures are remade for the 'Timelines' line, most likely in bundle packs.

    -We will received one toy in each of the following categories:
    ---An upgrade on a character released in the movie line
    ---A figure long begged for by fans (Soundwave, Shockwave, Arcee?)
    ---A surprise figure NO ONE sees coming that calls back to an obscure character or aly mode (Cybertronian Rattrap, for example, or a Comic Character)


    As for Third Parties...

    -The will continue to tease products but will learn quickly ways to lower prices...this will include offering, much like Shapeway, build it yourself kits that will lower costs and allow customizers to paint their own figures.


    And personally...

    -Hearts of Plastic and my upcoming secret project continue to gain fans

    -One of my novels is published to rave reviews, leading to...

    -...me being invited on a talk show that has Michael Bay also on. I pitch my idea for Transformers 4, he loves it, and I am brought in to write the script.
     
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    This... except for the last one because prices can be justified by the fact that these guys don't get kids working around in sweatshops all day for a low pay.
     
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    tf prime line goes good

    movie trilogy ends and gets replaced for figures longed in the CHUG line and a CHUG Erector
     
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    12 new Classic/Henkei Beast Wars figures to round out the Series 1 complete cast.

    Hard Hero come back to life and finish the Beast Wars line of statues.

    And something non-Optimus related in a new Masterpiece figure would be nice.
     
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    Realistic:
    TF Prime Knock Out and Airachnid are awesome and are released promptly in the UK. Prime, generally, throws in some interesting characters who get the odd good toy or two.
    Classics Trailbreaker plus a couple of interesting bits from FOC.
    Another 3rd Party crew put together Jizai Toy's Octane.

    Unrealistic:
    Michael Bay retires from film-making altogether; David Lynch to direct Pixar studio's Transformers Redux.
    Classics Erector, voyager class; Voyager movie Bonecrusher.
    TFA season four and the ensuing slew of lovely toys.
     
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    dotm leader megatron with shotgun with dotm mirage, wheeljack, soundwave(silver repaints for him,jolt and sideswipe). of and dotm voyager ratchet(completely new mold) voyager dotm starscream. prime line goes good and tf4 confirmation.(i just want scourge and a game).
     
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    Masterpiece Shockwave is released!!
     

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