Robot Kingdom @ Botcon 2012

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by process, Apr 16, 2012.

  1. process

    process Hanlon's razor Veteran

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    Thoughts and speculation go here!

     
  2. TacomaPrime

    TacomaPrime Cybertronian Tacoma

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    That should be interesting how they plan to get around hasbros ban.
     
  3. edabang

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    Seeing how they did the convention exclusives last year, they will probably repeat the same process. You sign up for it at the convention, then they send you a paypal invoice for said exclusive...
     
  4. Hot Shot.

    Hot Shot. Giving up on the fiction.

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    I was about to say "This should be entertaining." :( 

    Damn Robot Kingdom and their convenient rule bypassing...
     
  5. Matty

    Matty @StayingInTheBox Moderator News Staff

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    Sweet! Bring on that exclusive!
     
  6. mykticon

    mykticon Well-Known Member

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    Maybe they are making Perfect Effect Bandanas for SG Soundwave, :lol 
    Hope they have something cool planned!
     
  7. LamboTwinLove

    LamboTwinLove Lambo Assassin

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    Damn. Depending on what it is I might have to beg someone going to bot con to get it for me. Sucks not being able to go to botcon.
     
  8. 03Mach1

    03Mach1 Reason Has No Voice

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    Sign me up!
     
  9. process

    process Hanlon's razor Veteran

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    Good call.
     
  10. crasis

    crasis Yahk Deculture!

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    This should be interesting.
     
  11. Anguirus

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    A Perfect Effect bandana would somehow transform into a robot and cost $70. :D 
     
  12. Lody666

    Lody666 Brother of Bruticus

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    They are going to do what all these third party guys are doing and that is making far superior products that embarass Hasbro that collectors are willing to shell out the cash for
     
  13. General Tekno

    General Tekno Self-Styled #1 Lugnut Fan

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    Embarrass Hasbro?

    Why do people keep thinking this stuff is embarrassing Hasbro? All that this constant flaunting of third party stuff in Hasbro's face does is up the likelihood of Hasbro Legal cracking down. Kinda like what they're doing right now.
     
  14. Matty

    Matty @StayingInTheBox Moderator News Staff

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    I'm just gonna quote this. Maybe reading it twice will emphasize it some more for some folks.
     
  15. Lody666

    Lody666 Brother of Bruticus

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    Yes embarass them

    As in how a small time independent business can crank out much better material than the multi billion dollar creator that fans are flocking to at the point where they have to ban them from the con.

    Embarass
     
  16. Stygian360

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    Ouch... unkind. :sly2: 

    Hasbro makes a superior product, but they bow to the pressures of selling at retail just like every other toy company out there these days. I get that some sacrifices must be made for the sake of getting great toys in our hands. I just wish the 3rd party companies could work while licensed by Hasbro to produce product for them. Some small sliver of me hates supporting a company blatantly ripping off Hasbro, even though a greater portion of me really likes their products. Ohhhh... so torn!
     
  17. Lody666

    Lody666 Brother of Bruticus

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    But you have to agree that there is NO SHORTAGE of those supporting the 3rd party guys
     
  18. Shin-Gouki

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    You have to talk to Vinny in the Hall way. He has them hanging inside his Trench Coat.
     
  19. TrueNomadSkies

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    Makes sense.

    Pay for a handshake, get a free toy :) 
     
  20. Matty

    Matty @StayingInTheBox Moderator News Staff

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    But you also have to agree there is NO SHORTAGE of those supporting Hasbro.

    It's not an opinion, it's fact: Hasbro is limited in what they put out. If they had the creative freedom that independent companies have I guarantee we'd see some figures just as good if not better products comparable to TFC, FP, or Perfect Effect.

    Hell, even with their limitations Hasbro hits home runs more often than not ... and for a lot cheaper.
     
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