Little information about ROTF Devastator toys

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by S250, Nov 5, 2008.

  1. S250

    S250 Well-Known Member

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    At local agent clearance event,I met their product manager.He gave me a little blur information about Devastator.
    We have some rumor and speculations about Devastator likes Energon Optimus Prime,and his words proved this.In the Gestalt version,most construction vehicles just transformable drones as a part of Devastator,no robot mode.
    These vehicles will get Deluxe version,can transform to robots,but I think Deluxe version can't combine.
    And he's not very sure about the members number.

    And he mentioned Optimus Prime and Jetfire combine,but no details.
     
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  2. General Tekno

    General Tekno Self-Styled #1 Lugnut Fan

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    So... Devastator's toy is nothing more than a glorified Voltron?

    ... I hope that isn't the case.
     
  3. S250

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    no.....I mean Energon Optimus Prime,Robot + N Drones,not boots+gloves
     
  4. red00wolf

    red00wolf insatiable collector

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    Not cool.
    thats cool
    Really not cool given the above news....but expected.
     
  5. Erector

    Erector I ruined the Hall of Fame

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    This sounds like it may be a big big disappointment :( 
     
  6. OmegaVPrime

    OmegaVPrime Uhm, yea? So what?

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    this news doesn;t hinder me from buying the deluxes i will tell you that much, nothing a little customizing won't do
     
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    My initial reaction was something along the lines of 'Why the *expletive deleted* not?'.

    It then occurred to me that Hasbro don't have the time to engineer a gestalt. IIRC it was said after the last movie that Hasbro would have more involvement in the design process this time around.

    This news suggests otherwise. I hope it turns out to be misinformation.
     
  8. Fort Max

    Fort Max Too many is never enough. Veteran

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    Big shock!

    Seven robots combining into one was way too ambitious for them to make into one set of interacting toys at a size/price/avialablity ratio that would have even worked much less pleased everyone.

    I imagine it'll go, big Devy that breaks down into chunks which only convert into vehicles and the smaller deluxe versions of the individual vehciles that S250 has mentioned.
     
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    Ambitious was definitely one of the words that came to mind.
     
  10. Blitzwing

    Blitzwing Enigmatic by nature

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    Meh this is really crappy if true imo.
     
  11. Feralstorm

    Feralstorm I ship Nick & Judy TFW2005 Supporter

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    Ambitious but far from impossible. That said, I can easily believe the info as given, not because I think it's all that difficult to make a new set of six or seven 'bots that transform into robots on their own and combine into a giant, but it's probably near impossible to make them all lok a lot like whatever they look like in the movie, (tough enough to design two modes to look like a movie design, let alone robot/vehicle/combiner chunk) and there's always the issue of either selling a big expensive set or selling 5-7 toys that 'need' each other over a spread of months.

    I just hope one day we'll eventually get a new combiner with five or more members, and combined size to rival Predaking. (pipe dream)
     
  12. Fez Findie

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    Well, the one good thing about this is at least a little less characters and givin' more time to the already rather big roster we're seein' here. In theory at least, though I'd appreciate that this doesn't get replied with angry ranting about how "bigger numbers mean better characters somehow without it becomin' a total clusterf**k!". Which most likely means this reply wouldn't get any other replies at all. :p 
     
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    I like the dumptruck concept I've been seeing...I'm only interested in that
     
  14. Methos

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    So what,with the talent found in Radcon's it'll only be a matter of time before a combinding deluxe Dev is made.
     
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    Aaaaaand all my elation over the original announcement just went out the window. Say it ain't so, Hasbro!
     
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    If this is true, it's a huge disappointment.
     
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    While I suppose we shouldn't be suprised, if its true, it is a huge disappointment.
     
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    Very disappointing, but as long as the combined form looks cool I won't really mind, since he'll never leave that form with me.
     
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    Disappointing is an understatement. I hope this is not true.
     
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    This is a major bummer if it's true. I was really looking forward to a new combiner that wasn't 2/5s repaints like the Energon ones. It seems like this option was just a case of Hasbro taking the easy road and not risking the extreme amount of effort it would take to get a fully transformable combiner team.
     

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