Is Sideswipe & Sideways a bad idea for wave 1?

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  1. Macross7

    Macross7 Well-Known Member

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    It seems just wave 1 of ROTF toys hit around here. I did find one thing strange that Sideswipe & Sideways are in that wave. Both are silver/grey cars & their names are very similar. Doesn't Hasbro always say they don't want confusion in stores because apparently, they think parents & kids are too stupid to figure out they are different? Isn't putting Sideswipe & Sideways out at the same time going to lead to some people not realizing they are the same. People might pass over one thinking their kid has the silver car & not realizing it is a different TF. Some people might buy the same one twice, leading to returns. If it is open, then that is a figure that gets sent back to Hasbro & is lost $$. Maybe have put one of the twins (brown or green car) or Jolt (blue car) in wave 1 & put the other silver car in the later wave.
     
  2. Digilaut

    Digilaut My name is Drift.

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    I think it's better than putting them in different waves. Now people can see the two next together and see the differences. If one of them popped up in a future wave with no comparison, people would think it was the same more quickly.
     
  3. Gingerchris

    Gingerchris Telly-headed Tyrant

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    Well, I asked someone to pick me up Sideswipe, telling them he was the silver car, and they bought me home both Sideswipe and Sideways because they couldn't remember which I said. Both being silver cars doesn't help, but having 'Side' at the start of their names can confuse people too.
    It is a little boring that they both have all that silver on them. I do really wish BayFormers could use far less grey/Silver on everything.
     
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    I thought the same thing. They should have been split.
     
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    It gives kids a new "good car" and a new "bad car" to fight each other until the next waves come out with more prominent movie characters that until now kids probably won't be familiar with but after the movie is out will be more interested in.
     
  6. Macross7

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    Jolt, Skids or Mudflap would fit the 'good guy' requirement. Sidewswipe is getting a lot of toys & is featured in various items (books/games/etc.) so he must be pretty prominent. Jolt doesn't seem to be getting a lot of press (which leads me to think he isn't in it that much) so he might have been the better choice if Hasbro wants to keep the more prominent characters for when the movie is out.
     
  7. Optimus Sledge

    Optimus Sledge Yar har fiddle di dee

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    Yeah, it was an odd choice. Not like there's a shortage of alternatives that could have been used for one of the. Or even just the red "this is what he should have looked like to begin with" version of Sideswipe.
     
  8. kidnicky

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    I'm a pretty big TF fan,and when I first saw them at Target,I thought they were the same guy. I've been avoiding movie related news in case of spoilers,so I didn't realise Sideways was in it.

    Of course,a minute into my peg rummaging,I noticed them again and saw they were different,but what parent is going to give it that much thought?
     
  9. Octavius Prime

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    It's sort of confusing, but it's all simplified by having one be an Autobot and the other be a Decepticon.

    I do think it's funny how RH Sideways is black, though.
     
  10. Razorwing

    Razorwing The Fallen Alternity.

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    hmmm.. nah I'd rather have Skids and Flaps.
     
  11. Sapphire-Light

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    Yeah, is confusing, at least they could gave one of them a painted stripe or something like that.

    But wonder if in the battles one of the autobots shots Sideswipe tinking he is Sideways or vice-versa with the 'cons. :lol 
     
  12. Gingerchris

    Gingerchris Telly-headed Tyrant

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    They probably can't even tell themselves apart.
     
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    WEll my personal preference i think Sideways looks way cooler then sideswipe.... so i bought sideways...really wish i had wave 1 and 2 come out at the same time
     
  14. Caine

    Caine Rise up to the glory!!

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    :lol 

    "GUH, THIS SIDE GOES WHERE?!"
     
  15. Grimwing

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    My sister spotted the difference almost immediately when we were looking through bins at toys r us for perfectly painted deluxes.

    "Red windows (sideways) or Blue windows (sideswipe)"

    So when sending people out to hunt down toys for you Just mention the color of the windows.
     
  16. Gingerchris

    Gingerchris Telly-headed Tyrant

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    Now you're getting technical. I asked my other sister to pick me up Universe Sideswipe a while back from the shop she works at and she came home empty handed. She said they only had red ones and she thought only Optimus Prime was 'the red one'. Certainly was facepalm-worthy.
     

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