just something i noticed...

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  1. Bayless

    Bayless Well-Known Member

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    while looking at my RH Sideswipe, theres a Copyright Hasbro Inc stamped on the wing for 2008

    so you're telling me that this toy goes back in at least concept to 2008? hot dog lol
     
  2. Nevermore

    Nevermore It's self-perpetuating a parahumanoidarianised!

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    They started designing the movie toys in 2008. The toys didn't get released until 2009. What's so weird about this?

    Hasbro don't hand-sculpt a toy and then instantly send the design to the factory for mass-production.
     
  3. eisen

    eisen "CUT ME SOME SLACKS!"

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    mystery solved gang!

    *rooby rooby roo*
     
  4. ROTF Sideswipe

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    If it wasn't for you mettling kids...
     
  5. TFfan08

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    What? do you think they design the toys and product in a month?
     
  6. Bayless

    Bayless Well-Known Member

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    no i know theres a damn process. i just didnt realize that the robot designs were approved so far back as last year. cuz i remember hearing Bay and them say in movie one that some scenes were shot not knowing what robots were going to be there. i guess thats WHY hasbro wanted to be more involved this time
     
  7. Feralstorm

    Feralstorm I ship Nick & Judy TFW2005 Supporter

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    Actually if you look at a lot of TF toys, the copyright dates stamped on the toy are usually about a half-year to a year prior to the in-the-stores date as a matter of course.
     
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  8. Mechafire

    Mechafire Veteran TFW2005 Supporter

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    This.
     
  9. guard convoy

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    this, if you look at the movie figures from the first movie most copyright dates date back to 2006, and classics i think 2005
     
  10. exillion21

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    The toys would be based off the movie concept boards. Hasbro would probably begin to design the toys as soon as bay had signed off on the robot designs which wouldn't have been that far into production.
     
  11. VictoryLeo19

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    so....possibly...the universe 3.0 figures (at least the first wave) are allllll ready to go and have been designed? :)  sorry im just really looking forward to universe i havent bought a tf in a long time....:( 
     
  12. shibamura_prime

    shibamura_prime Jumpin' Jellyfish! Super Mod

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    It's not just Transformers. If you look, most toys will have copyright dates reading a year prior to when you cracked them out of their plastic prisons. Part of it's due to the design/manufacturing process, and the other because of when they have to apply for patents and such.
     

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