Is there any chance of a future classics release of Thundercracker?

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  1. mystic4407

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    Do you guys think we're going to eventually get a retail release of a classics Thundercracker? The Botcon and Henkei versions have gotten ridiculously expensive, and Thundercracker is the last of the G1 seekers that I need to complete my collection. I was holding out hope that Hasbro would release a Generations Thundercracker, but to no avail. I hope we get a deluxe Thundercracker after the Movie 3 stuff, along with Trailbreaker (remolded as Hoist), Arcee, and possibly some more Decepticon love with Laserbeak/Buzzsaw, and another triple changer like Blitzwing to go along with Astrotrain & Octane (err... Tankor).

    Has anyone heard anything regarding Hasbro's plans to continue the Classics line after Movie 3?
     
  2. igniz1984

    igniz1984 Well-Known Member

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    Probably not my friend! but there is an alternative, a much cheaper alternative! that is if your willing to go KO. Check it out:

    chimungmung Toy Shop

    Also this is suppose to be a HQ ko, even has similiar packaging to the gentei release. Plus chimungmung is a very reputable seller.
     
  3. wildfly

    wildfly Lasers, 8 O'Clock, Day 1.

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    Hasbro aren't going to release a Thundercracker any sooner because people think the Botcon or Henkei versions are 'too expensive'.

    It will come around when they've decided that the Classics Seeker mold has been given enough time off the shelves.

    There's no info as to what their toy plans are after the movie, they don't confirm
    plans that far in advance. Generally, the toy industry is so competitive that such disclosure wouldn't be in any toy company's interest.
     
  4. jamspeed

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    I would bet at some point yes, might be a few years.
     
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    Hasbro's stated that they would like to do it. However, looking at the way things are shaping up now, it will take a while. For Universe they used the normal Seeker mold to produce two toys, this year in Generations they used the conehead mold to make two more. In a way it treats each release like a new one, an initial release, then a repaint/remold. That said, if they release Thundercracker, it will be after movie 3 along with Sunstorm, that's my best guess. Also they have an agreement with Fun Pub not to release a toy too similar to one they did for Botcon to maintain it's collectible nature, so expect it to be in anime light blue, not only because it's the only way to dodge the Botcon toy, but also to separate it from Dirge in retail releases.
     
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    This looks nice, thanks! I was concerned that the Gentei version might not fit with my collection since I have all of Hasbro's releases with embellished wing graphics, but having a Thundercracker and a complete seeker set beats not having him... or paying a ridiculous amount for him. I will consider buying this even if it is a KO. Thanks again.
     
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    my guess is yes,at some point. as hasbro clearly cared to go out of their way & give fans the other 5 seeker jet/bots.
     
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    I realize that this is the whole reason why we haven't seen a retail release yet, and I'm not trying to step on anyone's toes with the Botcon or Henkei versions. I'm just a huge fan of G1 since I grew up with it, and would like to see a retail classics release so that us semi-hardcore collectors that have to answer to our wives can justify the price. :D 
     
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    Autovolt 127 Get In The Titan, Prime!

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    I have gentei Thundercracker but he's been MISB for over 2 years now.....


    :p 


    Patience guys, patience.
     
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    Hell, I am still waiting for Animated and Hasbro MP TC to come out. For some reason TC is always the last to be released.
     
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    I think we get 1 of these threads every 1-2 months about whether Classics Thundercracker will come out.

    What's the point in a thread like this? HasTak haven't responded with the toy in the RtS or United line up. If someone here said "NO", you're not likely going to pick up the Henkei or botcon versions anyways. So just sit back and relax. When it comes, it comes. If it doesn't, you missed out.
     
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    What they should do is release 2 molds:
    Thunderwarp and Skycracker with mixed up limbs. The collector just needs to get both and mix and match the parts together.
     
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    LOL "Out of their way."

    Starscream is a given, in ANY toy line. Skywarp was a store-exclusive repaint. Ramjet was a retool. Wait two years for all 6 to come out in Japan, while Hasbro makes another Starscream and a no-name Rainmaker. Wait 2 more years and Hasbro decides to redeco those previous Japanese versions for a Hasbro release.

    "Cared to go out of their way." Hardly.
     
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    I had originally figured that there was no way Hasbro would do Thundercracker, Dirge, or Thrust. Then they did Thrust and Dirge. I'd say Thundercracker is almost certainly going to be made at some point, though there's a chance Hasbro may wait until after the Movie3 line to do so.
     
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    They don't have to wait for anything. There is a clear and decisive interest in a "Classics" Thundercracker. If any store is willing to carry it as an exclusive in movie packaging, then game on.
     
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    Don't hold your breath:p 
     
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    I hope they do so I can have a cheap one that I can actually play with.
     
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    Hopefully we get Sunstorm first. People have had a crack at Thundercracker twice. Sure, it wasn't $10, but there were plenty to go around, especially the Henkei one. No one has had any opportunity to own a CUG Sunstorm, so I'd much rather see him first. Maybe in a 2-pack with a more G1 paintjob version of Classics Jetfire.

    Edit: or a repaint of Cybertron Menasor as Omega Supreme.
     
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    Not a reissue but....


    a new wave of Seekers based on an updated jet (please... no F-15 is still relevant to the US Military comments), maybe the F-22 like Movie Starscream or a Predator Drone?

    HOWEVER, unlike past releases, send Thundercracker out first:2c: . I do like the Classics Seeker mold but i'd love to see what Takara Tomy could do today
     
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    following the logic that Hasbro releases a mold, then a repaint/redeco like they did with Thrust and Dirge, i wish they'd do Thundercracker and Skywarp.

    i missed out on that Ultra Magnus vs Skywarp set mainly because i didn't want a white classics Prime at the time.

    I think i can risk a ten spot on that KO Thundercracker (at least as a void filler) and when the Hasbro rlease comes along, put him in the Land of Misfit Toys section of my collection.
     

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