Submit your Questions for the Hasbro Transformers September 2010 Q&A

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  1. Tim Formas

    Tim Formas Old Man Administrator

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    It's that time again! The September 2010 Transformers Q&A submission round has started!

    Please post your questions for Hasbro here in this thread, and we shall pick out the best ones to submit to Hasbro. If you have any burning questions, please post them right away!

    As with before, we've been given a little more detail on what CAN and what can NOT be answered.

    Topics Hasbro CAN NOT Answer
    Details not announced yet relating to the upcoming TV series or movies
    When will "Toy X" be made/redesigned/released?
    Hypothetical scenarios or “what if" questions
    Sales/Cost Data
    Product Idea Submissions
    Potential Design/Redesign
    Future Movie/Entertainment

    Topics Hasbro CAN Answer
    Deco Decisions
    Current Design Choices
    Design Process/Development
    Character choices
    Redeco/Retooling choices
    Questions pertaining to past and current Lore/Storyline
    Line Strategy and Marketing

    Our questions to Hasbro will be finalized by late Saturday (September 11th), so post your questions without delay!

    THIS IS NOT A DISCUSSION THREAD. PLEASE POST ONLY IF YOU HAVE A QUESTION THAT FITS WITHIN Q&A RULES.
     
  2. eagc7

    eagc7 TF Movies Fan/Supporter

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    Any Plans for a Toyline for Transformers: Prime?
     
  3. SoundFire Prime

    SoundFire Prime Well-Known Member

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    Guess I'll kick things off...

    1.) As of now, are there currently any plans at all to finally release Season Three of Transformers Animated on DVD, or to even re-release the previous two seasons along with Transformers Animated Season Three as part of a box set? Has it at least been discusssed?

    2.) This coming Spring, we will be seeing some old favorites getting toys for the recent Generations line, including Jazz, Perceptor, Tracks, and Scourge from Generation One. Has there been any discussion about including characters from other Transformers series (Beast Wars, Armada, Animated, etc) in the Generations line at some point down the road?
     
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  4. Jolt Customs

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    will the rest of the constructicons ever get toys? sry i just have been dying to know
     
  5. Rodimus Mike

    Rodimus Mike I Drank What?

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    Dear Hasbro,are we likely to see a transformer of the Airport Firetruck design even if the
    firetruck isn't a transformer in the third movie.If so will it be either voyager or leader size?
     
  6. Solrac333

    Solrac333 G1 got it right!

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    Some Star Wars figure are made by kitbashing parts from other figures to create new characters. Why can't this work for some Transformers figures?
     
  7. amethysted

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    War for Cybertron figures...

    Voyager Optimus or Megatron?

    Optimus or Megatron repaints?

    Cliffjumper?

    Nemesis Prime?

    New molds / remolds?
     
  8. Rotorstorm

    Rotorstorm OriginalRotorstorm Fanboy

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    what made you decide that powercore combiners would not include heritage characters beyond Huffer?

    and

    have Hasbro considered doing exclusives for conventions other than Botcon and Comic con (like Auto assembly)
    because the vehicle modes are property of Lucas arts.
     
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  9. chrisr291

    chrisr291 Master of the Unknown

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    Not sure if this fits the criteria (probably doesnt) but the fandom needs some Rodimus Prime answers:rock 


    Would it be possible for Takara Tomy and Hasbro to release Masterpiece figures simultaneously?

    What is the purpose behind the lag time American consumers deal with in regards to Masterpiece Transformers?
     
  10. convoymagnus

    convoymagnus Yeshua Is Mashiach.

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    with two Non-hasbro/takara g1 arcee figures in the market, will we ever have an official figure on this character?
     
  11. G1Wheeljack

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    Been waiting for this, I have several questions to ask & I'll be happy if just one gets picked/answered:
    1. Recently Alpha Trion has both been declared one of the Original Thirteen Transformers as well as having been introduced into the IDW comics as an important plot point to the overall story. Seeing as how another member of the Original Thirteen(Nexus Prime) was "taken away" from the Collector's Club as Hasbro is using the concept at the moment, will IDW be allowed to carry on with Alpha Trion's plot line or will that have to be dropped due to his new legendary status and use by Hasbro?

    2. Several other Hasbro lines such as Star Wars & Marcel Universe have engaged in "fan choice" figures, wherein a poll is put up to decide on a preselected figure to make it into the line at some future point. This has never beenn done with Transformers before most likely becuase the engineering of a new Transformers toy costs much more and takes up to 2-3 years. However, would it be plausible or has it ever been considered for something along these lines to be done with a redeco(maybe even a retool) or a reissue of an already existing mold?

    3. How successful was the recent "Recon Ravage" mail away promotion for the NEST subline? Can we expect to see any more mail away promotions for Transformers toylines in the near future?

    4. Will there be any upcoming fiction to support the Power Core Combiner subline other than the bios featured on the packaging?

    5.Why was it ultimately decided to NOT give the upcoming Generations Scourge his Targetmaster Fracas and instead a hybrid of Fracas and his original weapon?

    6.Has it been considered to give BigBadToyStore.com any future exclusives after the Seacons reissue?
     
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  12. Nerdicon

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    Sunstorm has been a fan favorite/hated for a while. Is there a way ya'll would like to present the character to make him more evenly loved?
     
  13. ShadowMagnus

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    1) Any plans for Gentei releases in the Generations toy line?

    2) Any plans for Voyager class Generations figures?

    3) Will there be more War for Cybertron figures?
     
  14. Dinobot Snarl

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    Comments on Scout Hubcap? (how about a new version with a sword ala "Laser Rods")
    Is Universe Cosmos still on the table?
    Are you excited about some of the new characters in Movie3?
    The upcoming Jazz and Windcharger look awesome, Thanks.
     
  15. X-Brawn

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    Animated Season Three. I want it now. BESTOW IT UPON ME AND I SHALL FILL YOUR POCKETS WITH MY MONEY!
     
  16. Ikkstakk

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    Will molds developed for the Hunt for the Decepticons line eventually be made available to Fun Publications for Botcon exclusive figures, or are these molds also co-owned by Paramount, such as Sea Spray? What about molds sold in the Movie or Revenge of the Fallen lines that were designed well after the films were released and were not based on movie characters, such as Bludgeon/Banzaitron or Lockdown/Axor?

    Are you still hopeful that the remaining Animated molds can be released as store exclusives, and if not, would it be possible to sell them through the Hasbro Toy Shop? What about more 6-inch Titanium exclusives like Soundblaster and Primal Prime?

    Are there any plans to acknowledge the tenth anniversary of Robots in Disguise next year, either through reissued toys from that line, new molds based on RiD characters, or possibly even a US release DVD boxset?
     
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  17. AniProwl

    AniProwl Banned

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    Will TF: Prime be available on Hasbro's MonkeyBar TV?
     
  18. netkid

    netkid Where's my Goddamn shoe!

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    When it comes to Redeco/Retooling any updated toys of older well known characters, do you immediately see the reuse of that mold becoming what their original toys were repainted into? For example, Universe 2.0 Dinobot gets repainted into Grimlock and Universe 2.0 Cheetor gets repainted into Tigatron? Or do you make a large list of potential character repaint choices and from that choose which ones would sell the most/make the most sense? Nowadays, how important do you feel it is to give a updated character's toy (ex: Universe 2.0 Dinobot), that can serve as a homage to another important character (ex: Beast Wars Grimlock), a retooled head which more closely resembles that other character's head sculpt to make the repainted figure more unique/different and because of so, more likely of being purchased by fans or collectors? As that seems to be happening more and more with your repaints lately.
     
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  19. Ravenxl7

    Ravenxl7 W.A.F.F.L.E.O.

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    -It seems that it's becoming the norm for new Transformers figures to have a retool already designed for future repaints. When going through the design process for one of these figures, is the first use of the mold decided, and then the retool/repaint? or are both the original use and the retool/repaint decided upon before designing and creating the mold?

    -It's been revealed that certain future figures will have rubsigns on them instead of "normal" faction logos. Will this trend be limited to certain figures/size classes? or will it expand and continue on for the foreseeable future?

    -When designing the Power Core Combiners line, was fan backlash anticipated?

    -The Transformers fandom has been a bit divided on the topic of the Star Wars and Marvel Crossovers figures. What has Hasbro's view of the two lines been since their debut?
     
  20. tfmad2010

    tfmad2010 Oh Hai Internet!

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    1) How long do you think the Power core combiners toyline will last
     
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