Since DOTM is the last film do you think Hasbro will pull out all the stops?

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  1. Shizuka

    Shizuka Optimus Prime's scriptor

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    I thought this when I saw Barricade and Leader Ironhide, and read how there are rumors of maybe more than 3 leaders. I'm sure the movie-verse has brought in a new audience to Transformers so I think they would want to make this line (with the movie asethetic) run as long as possible. If so, then I'm sure we'll eventually get new molds of old characters.

    Like how every now and then we get a new line with remolds of G1 characters etc. What do you think?
     
  2. Sol Fury

    Sol Fury The British Butcher Administrator News Staff

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    A more accurate version of Jazz would be cool. Mech Tech weapon for his signature weapon in the film, perhaps.
     
  3. bcm77

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    Judging by what has been seen so far, it seems quite the reverse, there's definitely quantity, but quality is severely lacking.
     
  4. theestampede

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    honestly, this is the first time I've been really into the movie stuff. Still can't stand most of the movie Autobot designs, but I love the Decepticons we've seen so far (especially that megatron) and I'm going to probably end up buying too many of the cyberverse toys. Maybe we'll get a lot of really cool off screen characters and maybe a bunch of g1ish legends with cyberverse compatibility (hopefully taking advantage of the larger size like powerglide)

    I don't really understand the "lacking in quality" complaint, yes the toys are smaller and the mechtech obtrusive, but that doesn't mean the quality is lacking.

    Look at that new megatron for instance, it has a built in swivel for its trailer that in my opinion is quite genius. I don't think that is something one could call lacking in quality.
     
  5. Auto Morph

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    Obviously Ironhide is a more popular character than I realised, because never in a million years did I think we'd get a leader class version.

    I don't know about "all the stops" but Hasbro has pulled the first one out right there.
     
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    Last Movie does not mean its the end of their popular franchise, so no, I don't think they need to go "all out". I think eventually they will do other things that's as "big" as the movie.
     
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    For Jazz, it doesn't get much better than the Human Alliance. Great figure, and has the motorcycle/weapon thingy.

    This is the last movie for Michael Bay (Shai too I would assume). That doesn't mean a different director could pick it up and go from where he left off. As popular as the franchise is and to see Hasbro earnings up in every quater (with a big lift from Transformers toys) I could see another movie or 2 in the next few years.
     
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    I echo Exomega's remarks,

    The fact is, while this may be Bay's last time at bat, it doesn't mean the franchise is dead. My guess is we will see a reboot in about three years.

    Dex
     
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    I know it's not quite the same but Hasbro has still been pumping out Star Wars toys from the Original Trilogy and New Trilogy and there hasn't been a movie since 2005 (okay not counting the Clone Wars movie a few years ago). Don't see why Hasbro won't occasionally throw out a figure in the movieverse style every now and then.
     
  10. Shizuka

    Shizuka Optimus Prime's scriptor

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    I didn't say it was the end of the TF franchise. And if they reboot the movies then there's no point in releasing TF figures from this film series.
     
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    I think they mean more of a QC problem. I've had a few movieverse figures with parts on backwards. Easy to fix, just annoying.

    Agreed. They couykld expand on the HFTD line, or release movie type characters in a future line.
     
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    So far it looks like Hasbro are playing things on the safe side. All Autobots in leader class scale, Ultimate Optimus Prime is the big toy release, etc. It looks like Hasbro went all out for RotF (after the great success of the first movie) and are being more conservative this time around for DotM.
     
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    Not immediately, but I see DOTM going the way of the last movie line and pumping out more accurte and cooler toys of characters down the road.
     
  14. Trailbreaker77

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    The last movie in this trilogy I expect Hasbro to do a reboot and start all over again. To much money is made with these movies to stop now.
     
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    Optimist_Prime The Original Optimist!

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    This would not surprise me...

    I have been very disappointed with what I've seen so far from early reviews and Toy Fair. Especially with the Prime's being released this go around. Plain and simple I need to get myself a Buster Prime ( or two ).
     
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    The Classics (and everything that falls under it's banner) line is comprised of characters from a catroon almost 30 years ago. I don't think a reboot, different aestetic or new series would stop Hasbro from releasing toys in the current movie style if they really wanted to.
     
  17. Dex17113

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    See I don't know about that....I mean if Hasbro worked off of that theory, we wouldn't have any Classics/Generations/etc.
     
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    It is Bay's last movie, most definitel not the last in the franchise, You think Paramount and Hasbro don't recognise a cash cow?
     

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