Likely future new Universe/Classics/Generations molds???

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  1. Human Beastbox

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    I'm far too lazy to search out this topic, BUT:

    As far as modern TF updates go, which G1 characters are the most likely for us to see as new molds in the near future?

    My complete and total wild-assed guesses are:

    Jazz

    Wheeljack

    Shockwave

    Who else am I missing and I'm talking obvious choices???
     
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    Trailbreaker would be nice
     
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    I'm not so sure Shockwave is that likely. Or Wheeljack. Bot sure why, I'm just not feeling the love for them from Hasbro.
    Jazz has to be a nailed on certainty. I mean, he's in the hall of fame now!

    I would add, Soundwave, Kup and maybe another G1 dinobot?
     
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    Technically I could see Hasbro repainting that Movie Hoist as a "new" "Trailbreaker" but a new mold would be nice.
     
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    I'm thinking Jazz and Soundwave will be made out of new molds sometime in the near future. I'm not sure why either haven't been made yet. Especially when they just had their stupid HOF thing and they're the only 2 out of those 5 that we haven't seen.

    I'd really like to see a Shockwave though.
     
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    Kup, Jazz, and Wheeljack seem likely
     
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    I would think these would be likely:
    Jazz/Ricochet
    Wheeljack/Tracks
    Trailbreaker/Hoist(maybe Skids as a third use)
    Biltzwing
    Scourge

    since they fill the 'holes' left by what's been made in Classics & U2.

    But... Hasbro is throwing in more variety with Generations and the last few waves of U2, so it's hard to say that any one, specific, particular toy is 'likely'. There are so many options, the percentage of a specific one has to be low.

    Well, Dirge would seem to be a lock for wave 4, but that's not a new mold.
     
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    Sandstorm/Springer

    Blitzwing

    Wheeljack/ Runamuck

    I'd also like Tracks as an original mold 'vette, but it's not the most likely thing, especially if they have a ROTF Sideswipe repaint planned.



    From WFC:

    Ironhide/Ratchet

    Seekers

    Shockwave.
     
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    My educated guesses?

    Wheeljack with Tracks as a remold/repaint.
    Jazz with Ricochet as a repaint and hopefully a Targetmaster.

    I'd love for a Trailbreaker/Hoist figure but I can't see them doing it. Since they can't use the name, maybe it's time to give him a new name like Overhaul (a cookie for anyone who understands the connection).
     
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    Oh, and for everyone saying Soundwave, don't hold your breath because we're getting a WfC Soundwave, so another is unlikely...
     
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    Supposedly there'll be a WFC Soundwave figure.
     
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    Yup,.. and WFC Soundwave looks pretty badass.

    I think this guy's thread meant more along the classics side than anything else though.

    I know we've had a ton of Soundwaves over the years, but there really is no reason to make some of the G1 characters they've made over Soundwave.

    If you were a kid and a fan during the 80's then most likely to you it goes; Prime, Megs, Soundwave,.. then the rest of the cast.
     
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    I would put Soundwave above Shockwave due to the fact we already have a Ravage.
     
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    I think it's unlikely that there'll be separate a classics Soundwave in this line, considering Soundwave is getting the WFC-based mold.

    A WFC Shockwave would be more welcome in a way, since Shockwave never had an earth mode. It'd be the only Shockwave we'd ever need.
     
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    Your opinion....

    The point of mentioning WFC Soundwave was that a "G1" Soundwave is unlikely for generations with "WFC" Soundwave already there.

    Why make some of the others over Soundwave? Because how are they supposed to do Soundwave? If he's gets a vehicle mode, then it's not "G1" Soundwave. If he gets some sort of tape-player/media/little blue box alt mode, then Hasbro's marketing department will say it's not interesting enough for kids in this day and age.

    I'm not saying that marketing department sentiment how kids would really react or that I agree with it at all, but it is Hasbro's view of marketing. The marketing department put the kibosh on Classics Cosmos because a 'green disc' would have been too 'boring'.
     
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    WfC Soundwave is going to be the closest we get to a Classcs Soundwave. Though I'd love a boxed set with a Voyager Soundwave with new molds of every single cassette...
     
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    Maybe some of the folks who have toured Hasbro can elaborate, but I thought they brought kids in for testing of new toys, focus groups, et cetera. I can definitely see them showing concept sketches like Cosmos to kids and asking them to rank in order of interest.

    On topic, I'd say we're due for another oversized Voyager minibot: Warpath!
     
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    Well you can settle with that if you like but it does not cut it for me.
     
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    I'm not sure how the decisions were made, I just remember at the BC'06 panel, that was the explanation offered up for why Cosmos didn't make the cut for Classics.

    I'd love a voyager Warpath, but that won't be "Generations", in its current incarnation.
     
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    Soundwave being one of the top three-ish TF characters isn't just my opinion though. A lot of people feel that way (search your feelings, you know it to be true--I'm a big Star Wars fan too). I agree that "what alt mode" to make him in 2010+ is a tough one to come up with, but that's something for them to figure out. They can make him a blu-ray player for all I care; I'd just like to see a classics looking bot mode Soundwave is all I'm saying.

    I'm going to buy Drift & Thrust; I'm just saying I think they should bang out the core characters before they get to guys like Cliffjumper & Drift.
     

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