IDW Transformers line

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by DocSeth81, Feb 13, 2018.

  1. myrrh

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    ...however slightly-mismatched they may be, IDW comics are the only legitimate media supporting the generations line these days...

    ...where i’m from, though, sales of a few thousand per month are a dead book walking, so i really hope IDW are making up significant sales in digital distribution and trades...
     
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  2. Scowly Prowl

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    I'd like it for demonstration value, but I like a classic aesthetic, so I'd probably take a pass.
     
  3. KFGatri

    KFGatri Madman with a Blue Box

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    If they're billed as IDW rather than G1 I wouldn't be pissed off. But I wouldn't buy any either.
     
  4. WishfulThinking

    WishfulThinking "Don't touch it! It's evil!"

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    If they dedicated the line to IDW, then yes, that would be fine. IDW fans can finally have most of everything they want. That way, when it goes back to full-on G1 updates, the IDW crowd can have their toys too. I'd far prefer that over being given an IDW toy and being told I should like it because it's the G1 update I've been waiting for. No, no it isn't and stop pretending it is, please.
     
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  5. Rungian

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    I'd love it. I also suspect it would bring in some new adult buyers, since I know a lot of folks who are primarily/exclusively into the IDW comics. Then again, I have no idea if that would be a big enough audience for Hasbro to really care...
     
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    Oh fuck no. That's a "get out of Hasbro Transformers" situation for me. Can't stand IDW junk and junk designs.

    If Hasbro couldn't think of a better way to cater to old school fans then I will go to companies that do, like 3rd party. Or I just go back to Gundam full time. Bandai Japan knows how to keep old school fans happy as well as bring in new ones.
     
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    that would be awesome, if no gimmick. honestly they need all the plastic they can get.
     
  8. Beastwarsfan95

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    No thanks, the IDW look ruined many of the T30 figures for me. Like Trailbreaker and Brainstorm.
     
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    Nope Hasbro went super cheap on those, the IDW design is barely present and Hoist truck bed....really?
     
  10. Beastwarsfan95

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    Really.
     
  11. fschuler

    fschuler Post Count Inflated With Hot Air TFW2005 Supporter

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    Tell us how you really feel! Made me lol. Thx.
     
  12. Nemesis Otaku

    Nemesis Otaku I love both Nemesis Prime and Anime!

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    It's funny really. Everyone always says how they hate IDW's portrayal of a character, yet that's how I first knew that character. So yes, I'd buy the hell out of the IDW line if it existed.
     
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    Armada was my first experience into the TF franchise. Doesn't mean it's my defining TF series.
     
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    It would be really cool if instead of the same old characters just in the idw style, it was the original characters from the comics, either in an idw aesthetic or in a g1 style
     
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    Haven't they slowly but surely been doing IDW versions of characters for years now? T30Springer, CW Ultra Magnus, etc.
     
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    I just don't care for the IDW style is all, the exaggerated angles, the top-heavy builds of some of the characters (notably Chromedome, Tailgate and Swerve). I dont care for how some of the designs dont really show what the character transforms into. And the less I say on the writing the less I will tick people off.
     
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    This answer your question:cool: 
     
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    No.



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    I also got back into Transformers because of the IDW comics. I'd buy the hell out of affordable toys based on the IDW art. Especially if they reissued hard-to-find characters that got imported into that continuity, like Prime Breakdown.
     
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    You know it would be nice if they did something between main waves, so something like:
    Power of the primes

    DJD:
    2 legends, nickel and pet
    Deluxe vos, teseres, helex, agent 113
    Voyager Tarn and deathasaurs

    Next Mainline Unicron thing

    Scavengers with nice leader grimlock

    Next mainline

    Lost light

    Mainline

    Mutineers

    Etc

    It wouldn’t be much to do and would be a one wave between lines kind of thing?
     

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