Prime toys - what's up with the lack of insignias?

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by Hook, Feb 16, 2012.

  1. Hook

    Hook Out of Options Veteran

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2002
    Posts:
    11,460
    Trophy Points:
    322
    Location:
    Gatineau, Quebec
    Likes:
    +6
    Facebook:
    Looking at my Prime toys, I couldn't help but notice that some of the figures are lacking Bot or Con insignias, while their onscreen models clearly have them. FE Bulkhead has no Autobot insignia on him, but his animated model has one on his left forearm. Same goes for RID Soundwave and Wheeljack. No insignias on the toys, but the animation models have them.

    What's the reason behind this? Cost-cutting measures? Or something totally different?
     
  2. Grimlock_13

    Grimlock_13 Rattrap Teabag

    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2002
    Posts:
    23,994
    News Credits:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    362
    Location:
    Boise, ID
    Likes:
    +563
    I have no idea but it bugs the hell out of me too.
     
  3. Dinobot747

    Dinobot747 Chopperface

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2010
    Posts:
    4,092
    News Credits:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    151
    Likes:
    +4
    Interesting... hopefully someone can shed some light on to why this is.
     
  4. Robogeek28

    Robogeek28 Who're you calling a geek?

    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2002
    Posts:
    31,996
    News Credits:
    13
    Trophy Points:
    412
    Location:
    Rotterdam NY
    Likes:
    +5,475
    Yep, no insignias leaves me wondering who belongs to what group.:D 

    I'm wondering if it was a goof up in the factories myself, there's really no good reason for it.
     
  5. Ravenxl7

    Ravenxl7 W.A.F.F.L.E.O.

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2006
    Posts:
    22,556
    News Credits:
    20
    Trophy Points:
    337
    Likes:
    +121
    No idea, and honestly, it doesn't bother me. Then again I'm collecting just the Cyberverse figures, and all of them have their insignia's...:p 
     
  6. SeekerofTruth20

    SeekerofTruth20 Prime of Primes

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2009
    Posts:
    593
    Trophy Points:
    101
    Likes:
    +0
    Well it looks like as far as the RID line of Prime figures goes, the Voyagers have them but Deluxes do not. Interesting...doesn't bother me really.
     
  7. XxGeck0xX

    XxGeck0xX デストロン 情報

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2009
    Posts:
    939
    News Credits:
    7
    Trophy Points:
    101
    Likes:
    +8
    I always assumed it's because they were "robots in disguise".
     
  8. tikgnat

    tikgnat Baweepgranaweepninnybong. TFW2005 Supporter

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2002
    Posts:
    25,288
    News Credits:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    472
    Location:
    Beneath the Loft, London, UK
    Likes:
    +6,994
    Ebay:
    Twitter:
    It's because yours are not real Transformers.

    Give them to me, I'll take those KO's off your hands.
     
  9. Transbot90210

    Transbot90210 Banned

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2002
    Posts:
    14,849
    News Credits:
    7
    Trophy Points:
    236
    Likes:
    +7
    Robots in Disguise.
     
  10. Boy Blunder

    Boy Blunder Hasbrown'd

    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2009
    Posts:
    5,339
    Trophy Points:
    202
    Likes:
    +36
    Hasbro's secretly in cahoots with Reprolabels.
     
  11. Wyvern

    Wyvern Velvet Sanchez

    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2003
    Posts:
    8,364
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    226
    Likes:
    +4
    Maybe something crazy is going to happen in the show....!!!!
     
  12. Girl Pants

    Girl Pants aka brickonator

    Joined:
    May 23, 2007
    Posts:
    2,454
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    212
    Likes:
    +39
    It's probably just a cost-cutting measure. I'm okay with less emblems if it means more general paint apps, but with RiD, it's looking like we're not getting much of either.
     
  13. Gingerchris

    Gingerchris Telly-headed Tyrant

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2005
    Posts:
    14,851
    News Credits:
    6
    Trophy Points:
    287
    Likes:
    +167
    Hasbro: All your insignia are belong to us.
     
  14. Hook

    Hook Out of Options Veteran

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2002
    Posts:
    11,460
    Trophy Points:
    322
    Location:
    Gatineau, Quebec
    Likes:
    +6
    Facebook:
    Speaking of which, Reprolabel's white-outlined clear stickers do wonders to insiginia-less TFs:

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    Now my problem is with RID Wheeljack. His Autobot insignia should go on the white part of his chest, so these stickers are useless. I need to order some red ones.
     
  15. Bountyan

    Bountyan Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2008
    Posts:
    16,525
    News Credits:
    11
    Trophy Points:
    302
    Likes:
    +1,230
    I'm fine with no insignias. I'd rather buy reprolabels and slap insignias on myself where I want them instead of it being factory made on an annoying place. e.g. Voyager Starscream's giant ass one on his shoulder.
     

Share This Page