SDCC Revolution Box Set Unveiled

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Brawlastator, Jul 10, 2017.

  1. maltesefalcon

    maltesefalcon stuff dreams are made of

    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2008
    Posts:
    422
    Trophy Points:
    162
    Likes:
    +229
    could it be they are saving the holograms for an eventual retail line keeping this as an exclusive deco
     
    • Like Like x 1
  2. tigatron2002

    tigatron2002 Wrecker

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2002
    Posts:
    15,252
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    387
    Likes:
    +14,081
    Ebay:
    Here's hoping
     
    • Like Like x 2
  3. knoted

    knoted Resistor Transistor

    Joined:
    Feb 13, 2009
    Posts:
    5,716
    News Credits:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    247
    Likes:
    +2,362
    I wouldn't mind seeing a similar technique on Prime Masters either.....
     
    • Like Like x 1
  4. Predakwon

    Predakwon ...Green Lantern's light!

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2003
    Posts:
    6,286
    News Credits:
    61
    Trophy Points:
    332
    Location:
    NYC/LI
    Likes:
    +2,307
    Ebay:
  5. Danny-Boy

    Danny-Boy Centurion

    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2010
    Posts:
    875
    News Credits:
    10
    Trophy Points:
    172
    Likes:
    +1,112
    Okay, so it looks like Hasbro used foil for Leoric's holograms rather than replicating the same tech from the 80s. That's actually really cool. It gives the "holograms" a shone without being super expensive.
     
  6. WishfulThinking

    WishfulThinking "Don't touch it! It's evil!"

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2014
    Posts:
    9,503
    News Credits:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    262
    Location:
    Wichita, KS
    Likes:
    +5,747
    Not...really... Holograms are so much cooler.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  7. RoadPigJohn

    RoadPigJohn Transformers & 80's Cartoon/Figures Fan

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2017
    Posts:
    48
    Trophy Points:
    22
    Location:
    Fort Lauderdale, FL.
    Likes:
    +19
  8. Danny-Boy

    Danny-Boy Centurion

    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2010
    Posts:
    875
    News Credits:
    10
    Trophy Points:
    172
    Likes:
    +1,112
    Would you rather spend an extra $100?
     
  9. WishfulThinking

    WishfulThinking "Don't touch it! It's evil!"

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2014
    Posts:
    9,503
    News Credits:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    262
    Location:
    Wichita, KS
    Likes:
    +5,747
    Uh...traditional hologram stickers are like 25 cents each...much nicer than the crappier foil versions. What are you talking about?
     
    • Like Like x 3
  10. stad

    stad Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2008
    Posts:
    1,868
    News Credits:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    232
    Likes:
    +1,352
    No...just no. Stop with that.
    Traditional hologram stickers have been available for decades in the quarter machines in store lobbies. Foil holograms were on Star Wars packaging in the late 90s. Even the considerably smaller scale run of these, traditional hologram stickers are not going to add much cost at all to these.
     
    • Like Like x 3
  11. shadow panther

    shadow panther Mechanically Insane

    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2002
    Posts:
    5,652
    News Credits:
    20
    Trophy Points:
    337
    Likes:
    +405
    Yay! I snagged me a Jetfire, to hell with the rest of the set
     
    • Like Like x 1
  12. RoadPigJohn

    RoadPigJohn Transformers & 80's Cartoon/Figures Fan

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2017
    Posts:
    48
    Trophy Points:
    22
    Location:
    Fort Lauderdale, FL.
    Likes:
    +19
    Agree!

    Technology now is cheaper for different versions of Holograms...
     
    • Like Like x 1
  13. Rewind

    Rewind Neckmaster

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2004
    Posts:
    20,066
    News Credits:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    392
    Location:
    MN
    Likes:
    +5,194
    Ugh...I passed up a few $30 Roms on Ebay a few days ago and now he's going for way more than that.
    Did Hasbro ever indicate whether or not they plan to release a standard Rom figure outside of this box set?
     
    • Like Like x 1
  14. RoadPigJohn

    RoadPigJohn Transformers & 80's Cartoon/Figures Fan

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2017
    Posts:
    48
    Trophy Points:
    22
    Location:
    Fort Lauderdale, FL.
    Likes:
    +19
    Nope...
    I will get Leoric from the Visionaries now and later when Hasbro release a bigger line I get it from there.
     
  15. RoadPigJohn

    RoadPigJohn Transformers & 80's Cartoon/Figures Fan

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2017
    Posts:
    48
    Trophy Points:
    22
    Location:
    Fort Lauderdale, FL.
    Likes:
    +19
    I found the following article about the reason of Hasbro stopping Visionaries at that time:

    "Sadly, the Visionaries only lasted a year. And it wasn't even poor sales that did it in. I learned some years later from a Hasbro executive at a G.I.Joe Convention what the real reason was for the cancellation of the line. It was those cool better-than-average holograms.

    They were expensive to make, had to be outsourced, and had an unfortunate tendency to deteriorate over time. Some of my Visionaries have a few scratches on their holograms, and I certainly didn't put them there. The images are still there, and clear, but you can see these surface mars.

    Visionaries was "on the fence". Sales weren't great, but they weren't bad. But the holograms were a significant factor, and ultimately, a fatal one".

    Source: Product Reviews
     
  16. stad

    stad Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2008
    Posts:
    1,868
    News Credits:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    232
    Likes:
    +1,352
    And it didn't cost an extra $100!!
     

    Attached Files:

    • Like Like x 1
  17. RoadPigJohn

    RoadPigJohn Transformers & 80's Cartoon/Figures Fan

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2017
    Posts:
    48
    Trophy Points:
    22
    Location:
    Fort Lauderdale, FL.
    Likes:
    +19
    Very nice.
    I'm still trying to get it on ebay at a good price.
     
  18. Knightsword

    Knightsword Fire in the North TFW2005 Supporter

    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2003
    Posts:
    4,395
    News Credits:
    26
    Trophy Points:
    372
    Location:
    Minneapolis
    Likes:
    +1,471
    Ebay:
    Facebook:
    Twitter:
    Google+:
    Instagram:
    Flickr:
    YouTube:
    Tumblr:
    Pinterest:
    F.Y.I. There appears to be a mismolded part (it's the version meant for the seekers) on the Jetfire that causes issues for alt mode (large gaps), thankfully it's a easy fix with a x-acto knife or sand paper.

    Normal Hasbro retail release (What it should look like)
    Hasbro Old.jpg

    The SDCC release (Uses the Seeker version of the part)
    Hasbro SDCC.jpg
     
    Last edited: Aug 3, 2017
    • Like Like x 2
  19. fake

    fake Return to Innocence

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2012
    Posts:
    1,670
    Trophy Points:
    172
    Likes:
    +141
    if I get this set a Jetfire will be up for sale.
     
  20. RoadPigJohn

    RoadPigJohn Transformers & 80's Cartoon/Figures Fan

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2017
    Posts:
    48
    Trophy Points:
    22
    Location:
    Fort Lauderdale, FL.
    Likes:
    +19
    Good!
    I order a Takara one...
     

Share This Page