ROTF Unite for the Universe Series Discontinued...?

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Ricochet, Mar 26, 2010.

  1. Ricochet

    Ricochet The Nerve Hammer

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    Many reports surfacing at Japanese BBS that says:
    TRU Japan cancelling preorder of UftU products(both Jetpower Optimus and Megatron) and sending notice mail to its customers.
    it clearly says "this product is discontinued for the maker's reason."

    Though there's no report from other retailer right now, it's not a good sign I think... :( 
     
  2. Backscatter

    Backscatter Autobot Brainmaster TFW2005 Supporter

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    It would blow chunks of cookies in Technicolor if this were true. Oh well.
     
  3. Cheem The Rup

    Cheem The Rup Well-Known Member

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    nnnnnnoooooooo !!!! This is the worst new of the day if it's true :(  I want too much that Powered Convoy....
     
  4. Fort Max

    Fort Max Too many is never enough. Veteran

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    Consider this timeline...

    Takara announces UftU Jetprime

    They show a rough CGI mockup

    Hasbro announces a new Voyager Prime

    Latest Figure King shows Jetprime only as a line drawing

    Takara announces cancellation of UftU Jetprime

    Maybe I'm reaching but it seems they may have just thrown it back into development to use the new mould.

    Yes Takara would have developed that new mould Prime, probably alongside the UftU Jetprime but this is buisness, common sense doesn't nessacarily apply.

    Either way, cancelling it right after it was in figure king seems very random.
     
  5. Ra88

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    Problem is we saw pics of the finished product. Seems like a bit late to cancel it.
     
  6. Motor_Master

    Motor_Master Lets the balls touch TFW2005 Supporter

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    It could be Hasbro is getting feedback that the voyager prime mold isn't selling well and decided to pull the plug on yet another release of the mold. It is a shame given the added Jetfire armor was about the only way I was going to buy that mold again, but if they're retooling the armor to work with the new voyager mold then I'm all for it.
     
  7. U.Magnus80

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    i agree. The new voyager mold appears to be superior to the current one anyway. If they're retooling it to work with the new mold, the figure will be all the better for it.
    I thought it was odd anyway that Hasbro was pimping the new, better, Voyager Prime mold at the same time Takara was showing off a remold of the old one. Takara would in the end be pushing 2 different molds of the same figure in the same size class (barring the Jetfire armor of course).
     
  8. PoweredConvoy

    PoweredConvoy Randy of the Allspark

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    You do realize this is a TakaraTomy Exclusive?
     
  9. shibamura_prime

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    As much as I wanted both of these guys, I also wouldn't mind if the news were true. That means two less high-price imports I'd be tempted to buy.
     
  10. OmarJT82

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    Is Japanese BBS even a reliable source for accurate Transformers info?

    Has anyone been at TRU Japan to confirm this?
     
  11. Mechafire

    Mechafire Veteran TFW2005 Supporter

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    That really sucks for those that wanted them. Oh well, more money saved, I suppose.
     
  12. influence82

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    Ebay:
    I can confirm this story because I made a preorder at Toys R Us Japan and they canceled my order.
     
  13. OmarJT82

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    Did they say that "this product is discontinued for the maker's reason."

    For all we know, it's only Toys R Us Japan that's saying that the ROTF Unite for the Universe Series is discontinued! Are there other sites that are saying the same thing?
     
  14. influence82

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    Ebay:
    Toys R Us Japan emailed me that Transformer movie UD-01 Megatron & UA-01
    Jetpower optimus were stopped releases, and my order for the 2 toys was
    canceled.
     
  15. OmarJT82

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    No disrespect to Ricochet, but I still think the news is a bit premature and/or exaggerated. :sly2: 

    Until we all hear it officially from the "horses mouth", I'm still gonna believe and hope that the ROTF "Unite for the Universe" line will continue and be released in June as originally reported!

    Has for Toys R Us Japan, maybe they're just postponing or delaying their releases and the preorders until they feel prepared and ready for sure. Isn't that a possibility?
     
  16. Chopperface

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    Bah. Wasn't planning on buying them anyhow. Still sucks for those who wanted them.

    If this was the new Voyager mould with Jetfire armor... hmm.
     
  17. DecepticonsRule

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    Even if they are cancelling it, we're probably going to get that Prime/Jetfire figure at some point along the line. We already know it has been completed.
     
  18. Shin Densetsu

    Shin Densetsu I WILL DESTROY YOU Super Mod

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    Considering that Ricochet has come through with legit news numerous times, his sources tend to be reliable. A BBS is a forum and this forum here is a news and rumors forum after all. He's just giving us word on what he read and I'm sure he is able to differentiate between something that is outright false and a credible rumor.

    The asking price for Unite Optimus + Jetfire carcass was rather high too, for a voyager with a new set of parts.
     
  19. DrillBIT

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    Well... look at the Device Label BroadBlast. It got canned at first but it is coming back after a few months.
     
  20. MaxLinden

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    Good, now I don't have to worry about getting another Voyager Prime.
    But, I really did want that Megatron.... =-\
    But I know why they canceled it... It was way to high in price to waste money on.
     

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