Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Prime135, Jan 11, 2017.
According to hasbro, we've seen less than half of the line.
Yeah, bumblebee is saturn, and since bumblebee voyager was found, that MEANS we will get more waves, because SATURN doesn't appear in voyager class that we know.
As long as we get the 6 named decepticons, and 7 main autobots I'm happy.
Yes, megatron and berserker are the only ones we know that worth besides barricade.
The last voyager for the wave 3 can be a decepticon, and maybe they will make another decepticon leader (thing that i don't believe since it would be the first time we would get 4 leaders from a movie toy line).
Deluxe hot rod
As of DOTM, They didn't reveal toys of the new characters until after the movie premiered (I think because they didn't want to spoil characters). I wish it were the same with this one, except I heard there is no Transformers Panel at SDCC.
The rest are Bumblebee and Optimus figures probably
Well, they said LESS than the HALF of the entire line's product.
So it can be a 1/4, 3/8, 5/12, etc.
no no no, the rest of the line is optimus and bumblebee...
Oh remember when they said that they would release two leader autobots and one leader DECEPTICON, BUT, sentinel was revealed, then the movie came out and you know the rest ....
178 optimus and 792 bees, oh but, it isn't a surprise tbh.
At least I hope they actually mean less than half of the Deluxes and Voyagers.
Just weird they only reveal most of the first wave is characters we already know. Beside Sqweek and Steelbane there is no one else out of so many characters they revealed.
Oh boi, now that i remember from flashbacks, i remember in some random event, the possibility to get a leader evasion prime 3 years ago.
Chances are the unseen half of the toyline is just the simplified gimmicky stuff we generally don't care about.
I don't see TLK lasting all that long. Titans Return has a bigger presence than previous Generations lines, Robots in Disguise is actually continuing during a new movie year (unlike Animated and Prime), and AoE only had the three Waves. TLK being, like, 50% repaints isn't all that inspiring either.
Movie hype is over, expecting anything more than the obligatory main cast is unrealistic.
Titans Return didn't got over at the same with RID due the movie because:
-The rid show still gets more money and money and will continue in the third season.
-Titans Return is the 2nd part of this trilogy of gimmicks, it's likely the next year we will get the third one (and the last)
-The third part of this trilogy of toys will begin at the same time as the toyline from the spin off of bumblebee.
See, I find it very interesting that Hasbro felt it worthwhile to invest in a 6-year line of nostalgic toys alongside a multi-billion Hollywood franchise. Like, you'd think the Movies would be the breadwinners, that we'd never NOT see some kind of Movieverse figures forever and ever and even after that. But here we are getting Quake and Doublecross and Trypticon and not Stinger.
Plus -- I'm sorry, but how does RiD get to chug along while Animated and Prime had to stop? Not talking quality; Prime and Animated regularly top the "favorite TF show" lists, while RiD is just sort of 'there'... yet the really popular cartoons get axed just in time for more Movie toys while the one at god-knows-what-the-hell-early-hour doesn't. Bah.
Why not? Marvel legends does the same thing. You get several waves of classic comic characters with the main cast of an MCU film thrown in when relevant. Heck, the only reason Star Wars doesn't follow the same strategy is that all their stuff is in the same universe so it technically doesn't matter what order it comes out in.
Changing priorities at Hasbro no doubt. In recent years there's been lots of movement towards having "evergreen" toylines rather than yearly ones, with Rescue Bots, RID, and Generations now being the semi-permanent "three pillars" of Transformers.
Combine that with the way that any movie product still on shelves at the end of the release year increasingly tends to shelfwarm like a bastard, you can see why they'd move to confine the movie line to a big done-in-one "event" toyline mid-year whilst the "core" RID toyline keeps chugging along.
Every time I see these figures, it amazes me that not only could they botch Grimlock so badly in completely different ways in two different size classes, but that Grimlock would be the character they would choose not to attempt to improve on for the new movie line. I mean, in the entire history of movie toys, I don't think there has ever been a returning character they have executed so badly in one movie line, then not tried to do better in the following movie's line.
I heard there is no Transformers Panel at SDCC this year. Is that true?
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