Is HTFD Movieverse?

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by Charsiupao, Oct 26, 2010.

  1. Charsiupao

    Charsiupao Well-Known Member

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    I always thought that HFTD was a toyline which was a movieverse bridge between the original movie and ROTF, but recently I've seen some HFTD Legends figures like Sandstorm and Tracker Hound which don't seem to look like movieverse figures as they all have that face-with-shades kind of head molds which is more reminiscent of the Classics. Are they still technically movieverse?

    Reason I'm asking is my kid and I collect Legends, but my kid gets dibs on the movieverse Legends while I keep any Classics, and I have no idea which group Sandstorm and Tracker Hound belong to. I know they weren't in the movie, but neither were many of the HFTD (and ROTF incidentally) figures. Thanks for any guidance on this!
     
  2. Wollstone

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    Yes and no. Depends on your personal taste.
     
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    I think it is a "catch-all"
     
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    those two are repaints from the Universe 2.0 line, so they were designed for g1ish love... but, like Wollstone said, its personal preference... I was just looking at Tomahawk and Terradive last night and trying to decide if they'd look right in my classics collection... I think Tomahawk will, but Terradive is a bit more movieish to the point that i think he'd look funny with my Seekers and other jets, but if i put Terradive with Mindwipe, Bludgeon and Botcon Banzaitron, he'd most certainly fit in there with that crew...
     
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  6. Charsiupao

    Charsiupao Well-Known Member

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    Thanks guys! I guess I'll have to look at each figure individually rather than go by label then!
     
  7. Blot

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    I would say HFTD is movieverse, but like other movie-verse lines, it may also contain repaints from other lines (which fit better with those other lines). Repaints of other Universe 2.0 Legends already appeared in some exclusive ROTF Legends packs. Similaly, a bunch of Cybertron and some Energon repaints appeared as exclusives in the first movie line (oh, and the energon combiners were released as part of ROTF also).
     
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    Its really a catch all line for both movieverse and classics styled toys. and some toys bridge both styles like seaspray. I see parts of him that are classics look adn things that are movie style..
     
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    Buy two of each?

    Also note, the next wave of "yellow package" Legends (and Deluxes and Voyagers for that matter) is not even close to being movieverse. So it's a catchall line.
     
  10. Charsiupao

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    Nah, I don't really want them. I bought them because they were HFTD and I thought they were movieverse (the Sideways repaint was definitely movieverse), but the more I looked at them the more I doubted.

    Are you referring to Highbrow? He looks pretty movieverse to me, and so does that Fallen repaint, although it's pretty ugly.
     
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    HFTD Is Half Movie and Half Classics
     
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    "Sort of" is the best classification - some figures are definitely part of the movie-verse, but others would look more at home on my Classics shelves. I've gone beyond classifying them by line anyway, and just put them wherever feels right.
     
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    It's an anomalous block called "Transformers" that takes in the best of everything.
     
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    Imagine if they released Animated Blackout in a yellow box? The fandom's heads would collectively explode.
     
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    Highbrow is kinda movieesque, but i think he fits in with other figures from classics too...

    exactly... that's the best thing to do... my collection is mostly a big mashup of most lines, with the exception of Animated and my Beast series (BW, BM, BW2, BWNeo) they all get their own space...

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    this

    dude, that would be epic... i'd love to see it happen so people could actually get it, but man, how hilarious it'd be to see him sitting in peoples movie collection because they have to display figures only with the other figures they were released with...
     
  16. SharkyMcShark

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    First off, Hunt for the Decepticons is not the name of the toyline, it is the name of a promotion.

    And it depends on the figure. Some of them are and some of them are not. T first few waves all were placed in the movieverse via their package bios but I'm guessing by the time that the waves with Tracks and Jazz start hitting it will depend on the figure.

    Go by the bio.
     
  17. Charsiupao

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    In your opinion, would you keep Sandstorm and Tracker Hound with the Universe Legends or the Movie Legends? I found that with the Movie Legends they looked a bit cartoonish in sculpt, but with the Universe Legends the colour scheme was just too bland compared to the bright cheerful colours of Rodimus, Wheelie, Brawn and Warpath.. or do I just happen to have a bunch of over-colourful Universe Legends?
     
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    I think it's Hasbro's attempt to take what works from it's other action figure lines and apply it to Transformers.

    In the Wolverine and Iron Man movie lines you had comic book characters that did not look like the characters in the movies. All sold in the same packaging but instead of having to shift comic book Crimson Dynamo over to the Marvel Universe line they just released him along side movie version Mar Machine.

    So one package to bind them all lets Hasbro do more stuff with Transformers without having to wait for a spot open up in the movie lines or Generations line. The hybrid figures that seem to mix styles from different ascetics seems to have caught hold fairly well so this lets Hasbro release the figures without the worry of should we put this toy in the movie line or release it in the Generations line.

    Pretty much a win for everyone unless you are really strict about only having toys released under a few sub-brand names.
     
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    grimlock1972 "No Mas" My Wallet

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    This! make your own calls based on each figure if you can, I can't decide one way or another for Seaspray.
     
  20. Grimlock_13

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    I wish more collectors would take this advice. Kudos!
     

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