Missing Animated toys-maybe 10th anniversary?

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by Torque, Aug 12, 2009.

  1. Torque

    Torque The WORDSMITH

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    i know its years from now, but Animated was just so great, and the recent pictures of Blackout and Thundercracker reminded me of all the major characters that wont get toys:
    -Mixmaster
    -Scrapper
    -Dirt Boss
    -Slipstream (Susan)
    -Ramjet
    -Omega Supreme

    and the more minor characters:
    -Warpath
    -Hot Shot
    -Brawn
    -Red Alert
    -Perceptor
    -Wheeljack
    -Strika
    -Spittor
    -Cyclonus

    and those who werent even major players, but were there
    -Alphia Trion
    -Yoketron
    -Warpath
    -Elita-1 (kinda)
    -Highbrow
    -Mainframe
    -BB/CJ/Wasp Space Mode
    -Grandus

    so, since they are the only ones yet to get toys, which ones do you think we might be abe to get at some point in time, like maybe with a 10th Anniversary thing in the future Universe line?
     
  2. Dinobot Nuva

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    Anything's possible honestly. Little to far off to call, but Hasbro's got plenty of retool/repaint potential for maybe future Universe lines if they want to use it. A lot of the background characters were repaints or retools of pre-existing designs that already had toys, so who knows?

    I honestly wouldn't be surprised if Ramjet showed up in Universe 3.0.
     
  3. Dran0n

    Dran0n Junk male

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  4. TMIIWonkoNemi

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    I hope that those toys would be considered down the road,so who knows...I might get that Animated Warpath afterall...someday.
     
  5. Valkysas

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    any anniversary line only showcases the most popular characters. the minor characters never get revisited, since they can't be counted on to sell to people who remember the line, and would be collecting it for nostalgic reasons.

    Not one of the characters you named would fit for an anniverary line. if such a line ever happens, expect bumblebee, bulkhead, optimus and megatron to be the focus.
     
  6. Scythe

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    I'd love a Slipstream figure.
     
  7. Scantron

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    Even if Animated is still popular enough in 10 years to justify a commemorative line, I can't imagine that we'd be seeing new molds and especially not new molds for minor/recurring/obscure characters. Excluding G1, the only TF line to have an official anniversary line was Beast Wars. For that series, we got 6 previously released Deluxe molds of major characters from the show, 1 BAF pack-in of an obscure character, 2 slightly remolded Ultra figures of major characters from the show (store exclusive) and 2 new mold Deluxes of major characters from the show...which were designed to fit the aesthetic/gimmicks of the mainline at the time. I'd imagine a hypothetical Animated 10th Anniversary line would probably be similar, focused on re-releasing molds of major characters from the show that kids who were exposed to the original run would be more likely to remember, rather than minor characters.

    That said, I would be extremely surprised if a Ramjet repaint of TFA Voyager Starscream didn't turn up at some point, probably as a store exclusive. Even Slipstream, although the mold isn't quite right.
     
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    Double post, nothing to see here. Return to your homes and places of business.
     
  9. Rodimus83

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    Thats what makes me so disappointed that Animated is done...all of those names on that list would of made awesome figures!!!
     
  10. Janitor

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    Don't count on it. But more than likely you can expect a few more re-issues of G1 Optimus Prime over the next decade

    Or a BotCon exclusive
     
  11. -Wreckage-

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    I wish, but very doubtful... :( 
     
  12. AllSpark Shard

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    Well...that will be a lot of waiting...the series is barely over 2 years old xD
     
  13. Feralstorm

    Feralstorm I ship Nick & Judy TFW2005 Supporter

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    I'd love it, but doubt it will happen. Anniversary lines rarely go to lines/series that lasted less than two years.

    Still waitin' on that "Beast Machines 10th Anniversary" line. :) 
     

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