If GI Joe is doing it, why not Transformers?

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  1. Rattrap Primal

    Rattrap Primal Geek Overlord

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    Ok, since GI Joe made a Matt Tracker figure (I'm hoping they make at least 2 MASK vehicles and a Miles Mayhem) why don't Transformers at least make a Universe version of a couple Go Bots. They could do Leader 1 (make him a remoleded Seeker) and Cy Kill in a new mold. They already made Crasher (sorta, in the form of the Walmart Fracture figure). I know TF is superior to those primitave Go Bots, but at least a little acknowledegement to their rivals (since Hasbro has the Go Bot name rights from Tonka) could be interesting.
     
  2. destrongerlupus

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    Actually we've already got Fracture, and BugBite, and a whole slew of others if you count the E-Hobby Minibots, between Tak/Tom, FunPub, and Hasbro we're all but drowning in official TF-Go-Bots

    The Movie car-drone guys make AWESOME Super-Gobots too :) 
     
  3. Nevermore

    Nevermore It's self-perpetuating a parahumanoidarianised!

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    Copyrights might be a problem here.

    MASK was a Kenner property. Kenner was bought out by and later absorbed into Hasbro.

    Gobots were a Bandai property, and Tonka (whom Hasbro also bought out) had only licensed the molds from Bandai.

    So you can get vaguely hinted homages and even name reuses (since names are a trademark thing, not copyright), but you will probably not see a new-mold Gobot homage on a robot design level, nor any explicit references to 1980s Gobots fiction.
     
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    I can see a Leader-1 being made out of a seeker mold, but the robot mode would be wrong, but it could still work. And Hasbro did use the Leader-1 name for a mini-con. They could probably use it again.

    They better not make a Scooter!!!!!

    I don't know if they can use the "Cy-Kill" name, but I thought there was another bad-guy character that also used the Cy-Kill mold, but had a different name. Maybe use that name? Or something similar?

    And, when did Matt Trakker come out???
     
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    When I read the subject title I was thinking since GI Joe is making DVD packs why can't Transformers?

    But on the topic at hand, I sort of think Go-bots and TFs should remain separate. Of course I think M.A.S.K and Joes should be separate too.
     
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    Was MASK really that much of a rival for GIJoe? Never thought of them as rivals the way Gobots & Transformers were a similar type of line.

    As stated, TF has already had several Go-Bots inspired toys released. GIJoe just has one.
     
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    Covenant Mr. Roboto in Disguise

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    Mask rocked, GIJoe rocked, Transformer pwned, and yes I loved Gobots.

    Rights shmights, bring on Ultra Class Leader-One and Cy-kill, both original and kickass molds.
     
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    mirarage Agent of Primus

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    "Specialist Trakker" just started to arrive in targets in PA this weekend.
    GIJ wave11.
    Check 'hisstank.com' sightings for your area.
     
  9. Optimus Sledge

    Optimus Sledge Yar har fiddle di dee

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    A Matt Trakker GI Joe figure? That's almost enough to make me give a toss about GI Joe!:tongue:  Now, if they'll drop all this Joe stuff and start updating the MASK line, I'm in.
     
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    I would rather see TF-branded cards come out packed one or two per case with 25th Joes. On these cards you could have TF humans such as Sparkplug, Spike, Carly, Daniel, Dr. Arkeville, Chip, Marissa Fairborne, etc.
     
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    TFs and Go-bots should be split apart not together into a crossover.My thinking.
     
  12. ActionMasterZod

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    Transformers human figures in the the GI Joe line is what I'd love.
     
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    If a new M.A.S.K line was ever created (and it should be!) I'd be all in. Even "Commemorative Reissues" of some original toys would do me.

    M.A.S.K was really big in the UK for a while and I love my original toys.
     
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    Optimus Sledge Yar har fiddle di dee

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    And some Micromasters could fit in some MASK vehicles. I remember my Seawatch got to pilot the jet from Slingshot quite a bit. Happy days.
     
  15. Rattrap Primal

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    if they put the human TF characters into GI Joe, I say
    -Spike
    -Carly
    -Archeville
    -Chip
    -Sparkplug
    Though I know that Megan Fox said never make a figure of her, so humans from the live action movie are out
     
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    Technically I think they already did - unless the tiny little figurines from the Screen Battles don't count as far as she's concerned.
     

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