strange hasbro habits

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  1. galvascream

    galvascream Apple Junkie

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    have u ever noticed when they are asked about new figures or tv shows, they say "no" or "we have no plans at this time" , they release said figure or tv show within the next month?
     
  2. Bumblethumper

    Bumblethumper old misery guts

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    when did they do that?
     
  3. Ratchet2007

    Ratchet2007 Neither Here Nor There

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    Yeh, you failed to provide us with a situation in which they did this
     
  4. MidnightBliss

    MidnightBliss Well-Known Member

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    Aside from the needed example.... this is common practice for companies. They won't release info until THEY are ready.
     
  5. galvascream

    galvascream Apple Junkie

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    when asked of dev toy with wrecking balls' they said no. the devastator track set has a ball that chases the cars. when asked if megs was in teh movie, "no" the trailers are released, and sure enough, ther he is
     
  6. eisen

    eisen "CUT ME SOME SLACKS!"

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    who tell you?
     
  7. Sage o' G-fruit

    Sage o' G-fruit Critics gonna critique

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    Actually, we didn't get a Devastator toy with balls. The RPM set has one, and it is not attached to his crotch.

    Also, I think Michael Bay said that Megatron wouldn't be in the movie, not Hasbro. Correct me if I'm wrong though, I'm not 100% sure on that.
     
  8. Ratchet2007

    Ratchet2007 Neither Here Nor There

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    Yes because in the Movie Devy detached one of his metal balls and there was a chase scene with the twins...

    And yes Sage, you are correct
     
  9. galvascream

    galvascream Apple Junkie

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    Ouch
     
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    At CybCon here at the end of July, FansProject reps had a table. They were asked if they had plans to re-issue the City Commander trailer. They said no. And here we are 5 months later...

    Not Hasbro, but a similar situation.

    In Marketing, they call it "misleading." We call it lying.
     
  11. Bumblethumper

    Bumblethumper old misery guts

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    I think in some cases if they reveal what's coming, people may decide not to buy what's currently available.

    Case in point: ROTF Breakaway. The later Thrust repaint is so much cooler.
     
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    ORIO Plant-Based Bot Super Mod News Staff

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    Only problem I have is that I question some of the odd repaints we get. But hey, I don't know what stipulations has for making a figure the way the do. So, oh well! Such is life.
     
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    Or at the time they didn't have plans to. Plans can and do change you know.

    Not to say there aren't companies that withhold information when asked for it at the time, but really..I don't see it as a bad thing.
     
  14. eisen

    eisen "CUT ME SOME SLACKS!"

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    which ones in particular? i've been wrapping my head around a theory of them not repainting obvious and well-known characters from existing molds with the intent of designing a new mold for them somewhere along the line.
     

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