Hypothetically: TFPrime Playsets Yeah or Nay?

Discussion in 'Transformers Robots In Disguise / Prime Discussion' started by Philip164, May 16, 2011.

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Would you buy a Autobot Base and/or Nemesis Playset?

  1. Yeah to Cyberverse Playset's only

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    25.7%
  2. Yeah to Mainline Playset's only

    4 vote(s)
    11.4%
  3. Yeah to any Playset

    16 vote(s)
    45.7%
  4. Nay to all Playset's

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  1. Philip164

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    I was looking at some Cyberverse Playset pictures and it got me thinking, will TFPrime have a Cyberverse line which includes Playset's?

    I would like a Autobot Base and a Nemesis Playset, but instead of Cyberverse/Legends I would like it for the Mainline, where Deluxe, Voyager, and Leader figures can be displayed.
     
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    Playsets would be cool. Especially if we got one of the Autobot base with a light-up ground bridge. Though I would prefer them to stick to the mainline sized figures. Cyberverse is cool, but not something I could see working too well with TFP, tbh.
     
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    I would love playsets for a TF: Prime cyberverse subline. A few ideas:
    Outpost Omega Playset
    Nemesis Playset
    The following small sets:
    Optimus with Trailer/Repair bay
    Wheeljack with Ship/Armory
    Skyquake with Stasis Cell (the thing he was in when he awoke)
    Megatron with Brig
    Knockout with Decpticon Sickbay
    Ratchet with Ground Bridge
    Trooper with Drill Tank
    Soundwave with Decepticon Bridge
    Bumblebee with Autobot Bridge

    I'll do up legion/commander classes later.
    Legion Class figs:
    Cliffjumper
    BB
    Jack
    Arcee
    Vehicons
    Knock Out
    Soundwave
    Starscream

    Commander:
    Ratchet
    Breakdown
    Megatron
    Skyquake
    Prime
    Bulkhead
    Airachnid
     
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    I say yeah to any playset.
     
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    Cyberverse needs to expand to include current and past lines for great justice.
     
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    Yes. Much easier to manage, and they are somewhat in scale with 1:24 vehicles.

    You like my action set ideas?
     
  7. netkid

    netkid Where's my Goddamn shoe!

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    ^I like the way you think.:thumb 

    First off, playsets for the mainline figures would be far too costly to produce and take up too much space in the toy room. Hasbro is not so keen on BIG playsets these days since they do not sell well and retailers take a loss on them. We've learned this hard reality from the poor performance of G.I. Joe's playsets.

    Secondly, I support this idea as long as they make many small playsets (for Legends-Class size figures) that are parts of each faction's base (ground bridge, repair bay, brig, interrogation room, command center). You could then collect and assemble them all into one big base playset.

    That way, Parents would feel more inclined to spend $10 on a few small playsets overtime (more bang for the buck) and not $70 on one massive playset (big waste of money). Plus, kids would have a better shot at steadily building up an Autobot base on their allowance than having to save up and blow it all for one big purchase.

    As for playsets that are not part of either faction's base (orbital space bridge), these could be made as larger $20-30 stand-alone playsets.
     
  8. Philip164

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    I think Playsets for the Mainline could work if they also were gradually purchased and could easily be assembled, unassembled, and stored. There are a lot of large Playsets out there already for other lines, I think if they keep them simple and don't bog them down with to many gimmicks it could work. For the Autobot there needs to be the Computer Console, Repair Bay (G1 Trailer), and Ground bridge to start; each will probable need to be packaged with a exclusive Scout or Deluxe (Not Team Prime).
     
  9. moreprimeland

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    I'd buy a TFP playset for sure!! :thumb 
     
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    I'd probably buy them.
     
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    I'd like it if, rather than one giant playset that shelfwarms forever, that they'd release figures with portions of, say, the Autobot base, which could connect to form a large base. For example, Ratchet comes with some computers and a healing bay, Bumblebee comes with the ground bridge and its control module, etc.
     
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    Nah, I'd rather they keep the sets separate, especially if a portion of the set(s) comes with a bot or con you don't wish to buy. :2c: 
     
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    Easy, make all the included figures Decepticon Troopers.
     
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    I don't know, that hasn't been too much of a problem with Human Alliance. I doubt many people bought Skids for Mikaela, or even Chromia. Also, my idea was more on a Legends scale, so it wouldn't be that big of a blow.
     
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    Or include really special limited edition figures with features you could only get by buying the playset like: chromed parts, translucent parts, glow in the dark parts, or paint decos that are homages to the characters from other series (Prime painted red & blue with flames like his movie counterpart, Ratchet in green, Arcee in pink & white, Soundwave in blue, gold, & silver).

    Imagine a "dark energon" Megatron figure with translucent purple parts and purple glow in the dark paint!
     
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    Okay, take my playset ideas, and match them up please.
     
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    You don't really see all that many large playsets these days. Not like the ones back in the 80s. A lot of the ones that do get made today are usually made for smaller figures. I don't think that there really is a market for crazy large playsets anymore. I think that's why we started to see stuff like Mighty Max during the 90s.

    These days the most elaborate playsets out there are stuff like Lego, or Mega Blocks.

    I think if TFP were to get playsets, it would probably end up being like the DOTM Cyberverse stuff.
     
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    Huh? I didn't mean to offend you (unless completely misunderstood the tone of your reply-my bad). Your playset ideas are great, it's just I think if we do see playsets, they could be small sections of bases or environments that can all connect to make 1 big playset (as already seen in Cyberverse). And as for figures included with the playsets, they would more likely be slight repaints of mainline figures(as seen with Cyberverse Prime) so kids can still just buy a standalone Optimus or Ratchet if they only want the figure and not a trailer or ground bridge playset.
     
  19. wildfly

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    I think larger playsets will be a hardsell.

    Actually, if the Ark playset doesn't do fairly well, i think even medium large ones could be tricky.
     
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    I'd love to get some TFP playsets
     

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