Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by blitzwingfan94, Jun 13, 2007.
What is the point of wreckage, arcee, and Swindle? They are toys but aren't even in the movie.
Swindle is in the game, not sure about Arcee... Wreckage... I dunno...
To have a complete toy line. They can only make so much money off of, what, 10 characters? Same with the Spiderman 3 toys. The line was full of characters that weren't in the movie.
The point is so people will buy them.
Hell, Cybertron Downshift wasn't in the show, but he was a freaking awesome toy.
There have always been lots of non-show characters.
Wreckage's sole point is to be awesome.
To make money. Plain and simple.
To make money, but.. wasn't Arcee also in the comics? If I were Hasbro, I'd make toys off the games and comics only characters. And having more TF toys- isn't that good for us? (unless you don't like the whole spending money on them part, but you don't have to buy them)
Greedy bastards, they are.
Wreckage isn't in the movie? I'll still buy the toy eventually, though.
When I buy "Non show character" toys I enjoy reading their bios. Small extended universe is fun even if I forget about it pretty quickly
the point is $$$$$$$$$$
Swindle, Dreadwing and Arcee are in the comic. Along with Wreckage and Payload, they're there to make money and fill out the line. Longarm is in the movie, if only in vehicle mode. Then there's all the repaints, which are also to make money and fill out the line. This line's lasting till winter, so they gotta pad it out somehow.
Arcee and Swindle are in the first issue of the prequel comics, and Swindle's in the game. Think of it this way: since the TF movie is a new continuity, seperate from G1 or Armada, they have to setup a whole new universe full of characters. So making characters like Wreckage who arent in the movie means: possible characters to include in sequels, and characters to show that the universe exists outside of the events in the movie itself
Arcee was also at one point going to be in the movie, until they replaced her with Ironhide. Given the time needed for design work (film and toy), I'm guessing she was in the movie long enough that when they decided to remove Arcee from the film, the toy design was done and Hasbro decided to release it anyway.
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