Questions you want answered at the Q&A panels this years BotCon.

Discussion in 'Transformers Conventions and Get Togethers' started by Autovolt 127, Apr 26, 2012.

  1. Autovolt 127

    Autovolt 127 Get In The Titan, Prime!

    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2006
    Posts:
    82,270
    News Credits:
    16
    Trophy Points:
    412
    Likes:
    +688
    BotCon's this weekend so that means lots and lots of panels but the fact is I can't be their in person but i have questions i want asked, so anyone who's going this year to the panels can these and many other questions people want to ask get answers.

    At the Toy Panel I want to know why the overstocking of Bumblebee in every case and line while army builders like Vehicons or more important charecters like Airachnid and Dreadwing are one per case?

    At the Prime panel I want to know if the show runners and writers are starting to take notice of the show's many flaws like the fact it must be epic and jossing almost every plot detail from Breakdown's possible defection to the Synthethic Energon formula and Project Iacon? and Wheeljack not being able to just join the team.

    And for David Kaye are you now able to reveal the charecter your voicing for Prime?
     
  2. ZacWilliam

    ZacWilliam Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2002
    Posts:
    2,382
    News Credits:
    8
    Trophy Points:
    202
    Likes:
    +11
    * Will their be a follow up novel to Exiles? It ended on a bit of a cliffhanger with the introduction of the Star Seekers?

    * What's the deal with the Star Seekers anyway? Were they created for Exiles? Or for the Asian MMO that's using them? Will they show up in more US material? And why "Thundertron" rather than an existing character?

    *Are their anymore Rescue Bot robots coming? And what's the chance of Rescue Bot Decepticons as their doing a human criminal toy now...
     
  3. Aernaroth

    Aernaroth <b><font color=blue>I voted for Super_Megatron and Veteran

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2004
    Posts:
    24,387
    News Credits:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    367
    Likes:
    +1,347
    * Can Hasbro comment as to the recent unpleasantness with Nerf Blog Urban Taggers? Will this be the shape of things to come in terms of website relations with Hasbro?

    * What kind of measures is Hasbro taking to increase sustainability in manufacturing and packaging processes?

    * Does Hasbro/Takara have any current archiving programs, either physical or digital, for molds or designs, that will help prevent cases of "lost" molds that have happened in previous years?
     
  4. DethPike

    DethPike Master of Sinanju

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2008
    Posts:
    3,558
    Trophy Points:
    172
    Likes:
    +1
    Ebay:
    * When the powers that be at FunPub are finally brought to justice and you take your license from them, who will run the next Official Transformers Fanclub?
     
  5. Simes

    Simes Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2004
    Posts:
    384
    News Credits:
    42
    Trophy Points:
    111
    Likes:
    +42
    I've spoken to Hasbro about this one myself and in their defence, the balance of toys in shipping cases (with the emphasis on Prime and Bumblebee) is primarily market-driven. Whether the core fan-base wants to admit it or not, we are still in the minority when it comes to the overall sales for Transformers as a product line so Hasbro has to cater for their larger audience and when it comes to the toys that are featured on the shelves and what sell to the masses, the toys that will sell quicker and in larger quantities are Prime and Bumblebee. Sadly, it's what the kids want to buy as they (through their parents) are where the sales come from.

    Since the release of the movies, the most popular toys and merchandise amongst the newer fans seemed to be anything with Bumblebee on them first, and then Prime so the case balanced needed to reflect that. For the dedicated online stores who cater for us fans it's frustrating because they end up with stocks of toys that the fans don't want but commercially from Hasbro's point of view it's what they need to do as a business.
     
  6. Easterling Capt

    Easterling Capt I am Vern Schillinger

    Joined:
    Dec 14, 2004
    Posts:
    4,996
    Trophy Points:
    202
    Likes:
    +5
    Ebay:
    Simes: you know your talking to def ears ( not pointed at autovolt). This has been said 10000000 times in this forum but ppl dont listen. Many ppl still think we the fans controll the market and think that because we fants want something that it is a good investment for the toy companys.
     
  7. salmonman78

    salmonman78 Mordin, my hero

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2007
    Posts:
    2,598
    Trophy Points:
    202
    Likes:
    +25
    Since it has been said that there are a prospective 40 spots open in the next Generations line up, is there any hope to get those figures that never made it here to the US possibly added onto it? Not taking away any planned figures but adding some, like RTS Frenzy/Rumble, Animated Blackout, Que/Soundwave Dotm?
     
  8. Motor_Master

    Motor_Master Lets the balls touch

    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2002
    Posts:
    11,860
    News Credits:
    7
    Trophy Points:
    372
    Location:
    New Hampshire
    Likes:
    +212
    I would elaborate and ask if they (Hasbro) think the lack of orders by retailers for the last wave of DOTM figures is due to earlier waves being to heavily laden with Bumblebee toys, that from our (the fans) POV are warming toy store shelves.

    I would also ask them to clarify how stores like Walmart/Target, etc order TF toys and is it different than how online retailers order. Do stores order say 400 cases of wave 1 deluxes or do they simply order 400 cases of deluxe class figures and it's up up to Hasbro to determine if they get 200 of wave 1, 200 of wave 2, etc.
     
  9. Thundershot

    Thundershot The guy with 28 Sweeps

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2002
    Posts:
    23,588
    News Credits:
    10
    Trophy Points:
    362
    Location:
    Mineral Ridge, OH, USA
    Likes:
    +2,690
    Ebay:
    Here's what the lucky folks that get to ask questions will ask:

    Are you planning on reissuing Fortress Maximus?

    Are there any plans for DOTM Wheeljack, Soundwave, and Leadfoot in the US?

    Will the US get the Asia Exclusive figures?

    Are there any plans for Classics Trailbreaker/Gears/Hoist/Skids/Blitzwing?

    What is Hasbro doing to stop 3rd Party compan----*WHAP* *dead body dragged away* :lol 
     
  10. Autobot Burnout

    Autobot Burnout Hammer of the Gunplas

    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2008
    Posts:
    28,664
    Trophy Points:
    357
    Location:
    Moxxi's Bar
    Likes:
    +2,428
    - Who thought it was a good idea to have a Ferarri in DOTM when they couldn't secure a license to make the damn toy?

    - Can we expect to see a greater range of characters in the upcoming Generations toys that are NOT G1?

    -Why was there never a HA Top Spin?

    -Why were all the good, new character figures in DOTM held back in favor for different versions of the exact same characters in the first two waves? I STILL see DOTM voyager Primes here and there.
     
  11. Motor_Master

    Motor_Master Lets the balls touch

    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2002
    Posts:
    11,860
    News Credits:
    7
    Trophy Points:
    372
    Location:
    New Hampshire
    Likes:
    +212

    The sad part is the answer to all of them will be
    "At this time we have no plans however those characters are one our list of characters we would like to do someday, maybe, possibly."... well except the third party question that is.
     
  12. Aernaroth

    Aernaroth <b><font color=blue>I voted for Super_Megatron and Veteran

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2004
    Posts:
    24,387
    News Credits:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    367
    Likes:
    +1,347
    * Any plans to extend the use of Gi Joe / Transformers crossover figures beyond SDCC?

    * Any plans to broadcast Beast Wars, or the Japanese series released by Shout on the Hub? Are there known licensing issues that would prevent this?

    * With the re-release of Battlebeasts in Japan, can we expect something similar for the US, possibly as an expansion to the Bot Shots line?

    * Will the Kre-O system be tied into other Hasbro properties, like GI Joe, as the BTR line was?
     
  13. Autovolt 127

    Autovolt 127 Get In The Titan, Prime!

    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2006
    Posts:
    82,270
    News Credits:
    16
    Trophy Points:
    412
    Likes:
    +688
    So is anyone actually who's going to BotCon who could ask these questions at the Q&A panels?
     
  14. superkamiguru

    superkamiguru Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2012
    Posts:
    93
    Trophy Points:
    46
    Likes:
    +0
    Yeah definetly my question would be if i was going: Are we ever going to see a HA Soundwave released in the states because and i dont feel im alone in this, i dont want to pay in excess of $100 through a secondary market. Because that is a bullshit move on your part.
     
  15. Dragonclaw

    Dragonclaw Comic Ink - Dublin, CA

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2003
    Posts:
    6,659
    News Credits:
    6
    Trophy Points:
    282
    Likes:
    +285
    I doubt Hasbro. could do Battle Beasts since Diamond Select got the rights from them a few years ago and just debuted them at C2E2
     

Share This Page