Rotf: Which ones will be HOT, which ones will be warming the shelves?

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  1. SoundMaster

    SoundMaster Likes RID Bulkhead.

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    A year or so ago, I made a thread about animated toys, and which ones will be selling. So then I figured: Why not make one for the movie toys?

    Hot sellers:
    Deluxe Sideswipe-I'm sure that everyone including the kiddies will want this guy. Considering that his paintjob is spectacular, and he is a concept car never ment to be mass produced, I am sure that he will be a hard to find.

    Leader Prime- IMO, one of the best tfs ever made. I'm sure everyone will want this figure, even if they have the 07 one. The extremely accurate bot mode and the fact that he combines with Jetire will also make him wanted even more.

    Sideways- Everyone likes a shiny car. That and the fact that his bot mode is superb, and looks great will be major selling points.

    Shelf warmers-
    Constructicons-I am pretty certain that all of the constructicons will be major shelf warmers. The fact that there are 6 of them will only add to the warming. Not to mention that they will probably sho no character in the movie will turn kids off from wanting them.

    $100 Devastator- I like this figure, I really do. But with the large amount of hate for the guy, and the fact that he is $100 will probably keep him from selling much.

    Breakaway- I don't think many people are going to particularly care for Breakaway. Most non movie appearance characters were shelf warmers the last time, and I'm sure it will happen with Breakaway. It will make him easier for me to find though.



    So, which ones do you think will be hot sellers and shelf warmers?
     
  2. Dom

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    Big Dev, Chromia and the non movie bots are my bets
     
  3. AMG

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    Hot: All Primes, Voyager Starscream and Voyager Fallen.

    Medium: Leader Megatron, twins, Sideswipe, HA Bumblebee.

    Cold: $100 Devastator, Arcee and her sisters.
     
  4. Paradigm-Shift Prime

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    It really depends a lot on distribution as much as anything. 08BB was so rare for a while with the last movie not just because of popularity but because the under-producing shortage hit right with that wave (remember when most stores had little to no TF movie stock right in the middle of the summer? The 08BB wave was the last wave to come out before that shortage and wasn't very heavily distributed).

    But yeah those listed are possible candidates for selling and shelf-warming. Leaders will always shelf warm to some degree, no matter the character, as leader class always does. The big non-tfing Devi seems like the most likely swarming candidate, and damn they're going to take up a lot of space.
     
  5. diablien

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    any non-bipedal transformers will be warming shelves.
     
  6. GreenScream

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    Easy. Deluxe and Human Alliance Bumblebee. Any Bumblebee movie version will sell well, apart from that Ultimate turd edition.
     
  7. Scantron

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    Hot
    Leader Prime
    Leader Jetfire
    Deluxe Sideswipe
    Bumblebee (any figure)
    Scout size class (any figure)
    Voyager Starscream (new mold)

    Medium
    - Individual Constructicons (given the hate for Devastator, but people still wanting movie characters, these should do alright but the non-combining will hurt their performance)
    - The Twins (the ugly heads will hurt, but the characters might catch on with the target market)

    Shelf-warmers
    $100 Devastator
    Breakaway
    Movie 1 Voyager Prime repaint
    Movie 1 Ironhide retool
     
  8. Dinobot Nuva

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    Fembots will shelfwarm, happens EVERY line.
     
  9. ORIO

    ORIO Plant-Based Bot Super Mod News Staff

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    I bet kids are gonna love the twins. so I'm gonna say theyre gonna be hot ones along with Sideswipe.
     
  10. 0ptimus__Prime

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    Hot:
    Any version of Bumblebee
    Any version of Prime
    Sideswipe
    Leader Jetfire
    Scout Class
    Soundwave
    Human Alliance Figures

    Medium:
    The Twins
    The Individual Constructicons
    Ravage (Animal transformers don't sell as well as vehicle transformers)
    BB and Prime Voice Changers ( The Prime voice changer usually shelf warmed.)

    Shelf Warmers:
    Ult. BB
    $100 Devastator
    Ironhide
    Rachet(He usually shelf warmed)
    Arcees
    Breakaway
     
  11. Bgrngod

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    They will all be shelf warmers. They are preparing for a bigger demand this time around and are making WAY more of each figure that they did for the first movie.

    It'll be super easy to find every figure that will be made.
     

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