Is the Classics Line Dead?

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  1. GrimlockAutobot

    GrimlockAutobot Me No Bozo Me King!!

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    There was an interesting discussion going on in the Botcon thread in the news forum.

    Just like the title reads. Is Classics dead? At this time last year we were seeing several new molds. (I call the entire line "Classics" which includes all of the re-imagined G1 characters across several different sublines.)

    This year several conventions have passed and we got nothing, zero, ZILCH.

    No new molds.

    No previews of the awesome retools we've seen on pretty much ever instruction booklet.

    What do you think? Is everyone's (or almost everyone's) favorite line dead?
     
  2. NothingHead

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    Excellent question! No it is not.
     
  3. bellpeppers

    bellpeppers A Meat Popsicle

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    It's always dead. It's been dead since 2006/7.
    It just keeps coming back under a different name.

    Or something to that effect.
     
  4. bellpeppers

    bellpeppers A Meat Popsicle

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    To CHUG, or not to CHUG; that is the question (and debate).
     
  5. Star Saber

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    Classics is dead :p 
    Long live Generations!

    :lol 
     
  6. GrimlockAutobot

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    I knew someone would post this. Please do not turn this thread into a CHUG debate.

    This is my thread so when I refer to "Classics" it covers all of the sublines in which the re-imagined G1 characters have been released in.

    As a sidenote, I sure hope those last two Generations retool/repaints don't become discount store fodder. But, they most likely will.
     
  7. wolfe

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    :lol  I'm getting stares for laughing.
     
  8. motorhead9999

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    I don't think its dead. The CHUG line always seems to go dormant during movie time, and then ramps up pretty quickly. And really, we got A LOT of figures in the past 12 months, especially many fan favorite characters finally. I'd expect to get more next year. Even with Prime toys getting ramped up, I don't think the cast on that show is large enough yet (or will ever be) to completely dominate the store shelves and push out CHUG.

    Honestly, (at least to me) the real question is what the hell happened with the movie line? It felt like RotF was on shelves forever and kept getting new figures and releases all the time. And yet, DotM seems to have really just sort of came and went.
     
  9. Scaleface

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    The Generations line will continue with your favorite overlooked characters, as soon as Hasbro is done planning the 57th version of movie Deluxe Bumblebee.
     
  10. Waverider

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    I thought there will be a new Generations wave coming out next month.
     
  11. Thenames9

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    No. Hasbro don't want to release Classics so they can focus on Movie stuff.
     
  12. wildfly

    wildfly Right notes. Wrong order.

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    As long as the weekly 'Why aren't there new Classics molds coming NOW' thread exists it will never be dead.

    06-07 Classics.

    08-09 Universe.

    10-11 Generations.

    See a pattern?

    Hasbro specifically said the line is not dead, and that they'll reveal plans in due course.
     
  13. wolfe

    wolfe Well-Known Member

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    Everyone is just ignoring the preorders that are out there.
     
  14. GrimlockAutobot

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    The movie lines are getting old and stale. Fans and children are getting sick of the same old movie characters flooding toy aisles.

    ROTF was partially to blame for that IMO. It really got people sick and tired of looking at movie Bumblebee and Prime.

    Consumers responded with their wallets....and decided not to open them for the DOTM line.

    Retailers saw how long ROTF lingered and didn't order as much DOTM product as a result.
     
  15. MisterFanwank

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    I vote we change it to "CHUGSTORM" so we never have to add any new acronym parts to it.
     
  16. Ravenxl7

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    Classics? Yes, that line has been dead for quite some time now. Generations? No, not yet. According to shadow the generations line will be continuing with repaints, new molds, and will even cover the FoC toys coming out.
     
  17. wolfe

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    It seems that you are saying the dotm didn't sell well. Do you have proof? I've seen it fly off the shelves here even before the coupons. I'm sure that varies from area to area however. Plus there is the follow up line coming so the movie figures will continue.

    I'm sure hasbro wants to scale down a bit so they can push their new mainline as well.
     
  18. wolfe

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    There is nothing wrong with calling the whole group Classics, as well.
     
  19. Waverider

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    I myself can't wait for Blackshadow/Skyshadow and that Wreck-gar repaint. :) 
     
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    Same here! I keep hoping to see them hanging in Target one day. Love seeing new figures out especially the ones that fit the Classic style.
     

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