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  1. Kickback

    Kickback Proud father Administrator Super Mod News Staff

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    Overheard between two Hasbro designers at BotCon 2007...

    Hasbro thought about and inquired Takara-Tomy on producing the unproduced TransTech Starscream toy to be in the last wave of the Cybertron toyline. However, during the time that the mold was shipped from Hasbro to Takara-Tomy, the mold went missing (not being shipped for production but for the usual mold-shipping purposes).

    Hence its absence during the Hasbro tour in 2007.

    To be more specific:

    Me: So why wasn't TransTech on tour, considering how much the fanboys went nuts about it?
    Hasbro #1: We talked about putting the Starscream mold in Cybertron, and we had shipped the mold off to Takara-Tomy.
    Hasbro #2: We couldn't get it back for the tour because Takara-Tomy lost the mold.

    Image for reference.

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    Shame, huh?
     
  2. red00wolf

    red00wolf insatiable collector

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    RAGE!!!!!!!
     
  3. planetjacker

    planetjacker Critters burn real good. TFW2005 Supporter

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    What he said and then some.
     
  4. robofreak

    robofreak Well-Known Member

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    If this is true then I'm not happy. Before Seibertron went down I had started a discussion thread on whether or not the next TF series should be Transtech. I want these designs in my collection and I want the Beast Wars story arc to continue.
     
  5. rizuan76

    rizuan76 Banned

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    What a crying shame man?!? at least we could've known how it (Transtech) looked like.
     
  6. taterx

    taterx Lurkin since Transfandom

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    WTF?!?
     
  7. IACON

    IACON "That's Vector Sigma?" TFW2005 Supporter

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    How do you lose a mold ?!?!?!?!?

    Or let me rephrase it:
    How a company like Takara-Tomy loses a freakin' mold ?!?!?!
     
  8. Omnius

    Omnius Well-Known Member

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    Gaaah! :(  I would have loved a toy of that, either as part of Cybertron or as a 'what could have been' in Universe 25th Anniversary.
     
  9. Silent_Magnus

    Silent_Magnus Taint of Primus

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    What about the Cheetor and Optimus ones?
    I care about those more than I do about Starscream.
     
  10. llamatron

    llamatron Shut up, Nigel. TFW2005 Supporter

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    This little tidbit has been slowly eroding my soul for a while now.

    I'm pretty much dead inside.
     
  11. Nevermore

    Nevermore It's self-perpetuating a parahumanoidarianised!

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    Think about how many molds they have. Like, not just for Transformers, but also for other toylines.

    Now imagine how there might be the occasional disappearance.
     
  12. Vangelus

    Vangelus Long Live the New Flesh Moderator Content Contributor

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    Dear TakaraTOMY,

    find it plz kthx

    -Vangelus
     
  13. Autovolt 127

    Autovolt 127 Get In The Titan, Prime!

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    I don't see what's so great about Transketch....The only one that's looks any good would be Shockwave....I'm much mopre glad we got RID over Transketch

    *Gets ready for.....:throw 
     
  14. llamatron

    llamatron Shut up, Nigel. TFW2005 Supporter

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    RID marked the death of the real TF continuity / fiction.
     
  15. Soundblaster1

    Soundblaster1 The Heisenberg of Toys

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    And what did we learn from this, Hasbro? That's right! Always send stuff Express Mail when you don't want it to get lost.
     
  16. Silent_Magnus

    Silent_Magnus Taint of Primus

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    Not according to Takara!

    and was there really anything that could be called "real TF continuity"
     
  17. drsyn

    drsyn Classics Big member

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    ;_;

    dreams... crushed...
     
  18. Omegatron

    Omegatron Mandatory Fun. Buy it now TFW2005 Supporter

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    This would still make a nice addition to the 25th Anniversary line. I'm sure the computer designs and sketches weren't loss. And if you're reading this, Hasbrofolk...get back to work!
     
  19. Takara_destron

    Takara_destron Mainly lurking these days

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    Awww :( 
     
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