Submit your Questions for the October Hasbro Q & A Session

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  1. Sol Fury

    Sol Fury The British Butcher Administrator News Staff

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    Hello everyone, it's time for the latest round of the Hasbro Transformers Questions and Answers!

    As always, please submit your questions for Hasbro in this thread, and we'll pick the best questions to submit to Hasbro. This thread will close next Saturday, so be sure to get your questions in before then!

    Please remember, Hasbro are unable to answer questions about specific character toys (such as, can you make a RotF Highwire based on Sam's Mom's pink bike; or, Is there going to be a Leader Class Blackout / Bonecrusher). They also cannot confirm or deny any upcoming products. Rather, this is your chance to find out about the behind the scenes creative process, the thoughts, decisions and the people involved.

    With that in mind, post up your questions and we'll pick the best to send in for answers.
     
  2. jerky123

    jerky123 PSN=deadpoolistheman

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    1: The Acivator toys were a huge success in the Animated toyline. Has there been any decision to continue the "Activators" style toys into another line?

    2: In the Transformers Animated toyline, there have been repaints of Voyager Starscream to represent his clones (The Seekers). After the upcoming Voyager Thuhndercracker, will there be anymore repaints of this mold?

    3: With the upcoming "Legend Class Devastator Combiner", is there any plans to make more Legends combiner sets?
     
  3. Spiderus Prime

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    1.Who Idea to repaint Movie 1 Starscream into Skywarp and Ramjet?

    2.Are there any more Seekers into Any lines?

    3.Are you reissued Rumble,Frenzy,Overkill,Slugfest,Rewind,Eject,Steeljaw, & Ramhorn as a vs. 2 pack or a 8 pack?
     
  4. psj333

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    1. Since we do already know that the Fugitive Waspinator figure is coming out sometime by the end of this year or so, then why is Waspinator's headlights are purple just like his eyes were on the action figure itself rather than the ones shown in the cartoon?

    2. While it's true that the Animated Ironhide, which will be indeed getting an action figure, is heavily based on his G1 self, then why is he way younger, faster, stronger, and bigger than his original G1 counterpart? And why was the Animated Ironhide orange instead of red?


    3. Will we ever see a brand-new animated Transformers TV series after when Animated is officially over?
     
  5. Lock Cade

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    1) Has it been decided for how long, if ever, the company is going to release figures from Animated before ending the line for good?

    2) How soon do you guys start production on toys based on the characters from the newest, upcoming Transformers show and/or movie?
     
  6. soundswipe

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    Will there be more reissues than preceptor and the insecticons (Ex sunstreaker, dinobots, etc.)
     
  7. MMarker

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    Will the Animated toy line last well into 2010?

    How long until we get the next full installment of the Universe line?
     
  8. Superquad7

    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    1. Is there any chance of seeing more unused designs, concepts, or ideas (e.g., Alternators Megatron) in some format such as an art book or much like we got with the Cyber Keys? If so, what media is the best for this?
    2. While certain ideas (such as TransTech) have been scrapped, does the success of the new films allow the budget/market for some of these great ideas to see some sort of avenue for eventual release?
    3. As evidenced from such things like this Q & A, it is well known that Hasbro keeps touch with its fandom and the happenings regarding TFs. We also know that certain artists and companies have been encroaching more and more upon your IPs. What things would Hasbro like to pass on to artists (such as kitbashers) regarding proper and improper usage of your property? Kitbashers and artists would like to know the proper "dos" and "don't" regarding respect for another's property.
     
  9. Wheeljack_Prime

    Wheeljack_Prime Don't eat me

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    NOTE TO MODS: This is not strictly a "toy based on this character plz?" question. It also brings up points about how characters are decided.

    A few months ago we found that ROTF toys based on Bludgeon and Mindwipe were being made. Was this decision in any way related to the Triumvirate known as the Chaos Trinity, followers of the Fallen from the Dreamwave comic series? Two of the three (three of the four if you count the Fallen himself) have been given voyager figures in the ROTF line. Was this intentional or unintentional? If so, is/was there any consideration/talk given to making a toy for the third member of the group, Bugly?
     
  10. Ash from Carolina

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    How much longer will the movie line run and can we expect a different look for the Transformers toys once the movie line is over?

    Will we get any new figures in the Classics/Universe style or is that style retired for good?
     
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    1. With the huge success in Transformer toy sales. Does that affect or change the way they will be marketed and produced in the future? Will there be an increase in production or marketing for Transformers?

    2. Will we see Transformers Animated Series Season Three out on DVD anytime soon?
     
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  12. Sharktibolt

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    1. For a line that is soon to be over, what made you decide to do repaints of the Activators Optimus Prime and Bumblebee (Armor Up/Battlefield)?

    2. Why did you make mention of the Bludgeon figure from the TRU 2-pack with Whirl in the upcoming voyager Bludgeon's BIO, but seemed to have ignored that with the two Dead End figures?
     
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    1. In a previous Q&A session, it was stated that there were plans for a Bludgeon in Universe 2.0 but it was set aside. Were any of the concepts planned for this figure carried onto the ROTF Buldgeon that will be coming out? If so, what was carried over?
    2.What goes into the process of deciding which characters from past series/lines you chose to homage in current/future lines, such as the upcoming ROTF Bludgeon, Lockdown or Dirge?
    3.For a while now DC and Marvel has been relasing direct to DVD one shot animated movies. Has Hasbro taken into consideration doing something similar for the Transformers brand based on the success of these movies?
     
  14. wildfly

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    Someone will correct me if i'm wrong, but IIRC, Hasbro previously said they're one and the same toy, and the design was carried over from Universe because of the 'Too many tanks in Universe' thing. (See also: Shrinking Galvatron)
     
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    1. What would you say to any long-standing "GeeWunners?"

    2. Are there any plans for an Animated Cyclonus figure? Or is it that the Deluxe Universe figure is so similar you aren't going to bother, as I've heard?

    3. You've said countless times its "a little too early to talk about" a new series. Obviously, you're cooking up something right now... so anyway, my real question is: will you continue the Animated franchise, with a sequel series, more redecos, repaints, whatever, anything???
     
  16. Mortimore

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    Do you have any idea(s) for the next transformers series, and if so can you give details about it? Thank you.
     
  17. Sage o' G-fruit

    Sage o' G-fruit Critics gonna critique

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    Was the relationship between the group known as the Chaos Trinity from Dreamwave's The Dark Ages intentional, due to the releases of a Bludgeon and Mindwipe in a toyline with The Fallen in it?
     
  18. Kaymac

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    1.) The fans are demanding Transtech, espcecially a full-on cartoon of the axed series. I personally think that is a ridiculous claim, but since there are comics created in 2008 of the series and a few prototype designs, how realisitc is it that we might see some Transtech recognition in a future Universe/Classics line?

    2.) Due to the fan recognition of Animated, and its success with the fandom, it seems like a sure thing that they will appear as more than just Legends classes in the fan targetted lines like Universe and Classics. Will certain characters who didn't gain recognition in the initial Animated toyline get recognition in the next "Classics" line?

    3.) Classics and Universe are missing one major thing: Decepticons. Sure, Predacons might be fine (especially a new mold Waspinator), but Universe 2.0 was a little swamped with Autobots. Will the next Universe line have a bit more balance, and perhaps Blizwing?
     
  19. Beastbot X

    Beastbot X The Toad Knows.

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    1. Is the "Rollbar" RPM character going to get any sort of transformable toy, or will there be some "new-mold" Transformers characters that are featured only in the RPM subline?

    2. Why does the Mixmaster in the "Back Road Brawl" Toys "R" Us exclusive 2-pack have a different head than the original?
     
  20. Ravenxl7

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

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    -With more obscure characters making their way into the Revenge of the Fallen toy-line, like Bludgeon and Mindwipe, are there any plans to work in some non-G1 homages too?

    -With the N.E.S.T. Global Alliance sub-line to the main Revenge of the Fallen line, and it's story worked into the bios of the toys, are there any plans to release any premium-like repaints figures in the line? Like a more movie-accurate repaint of Voyager Megatron in a more silvery gray color for an example.

    -With the Optimus Prime and Bumblebee voice-changer helmets released, are there any plans to make any other helmets based on any of the other characters? Specifically, is it possibly we might see some Decepticon characters get this treatment in the future? Like Megatron and Soundwave for examples?

    -With more and more repaints concentrating on the Optimus Prime and Bumblebee characters, I'm wandering if there will be any new molds for these two characters in the future? With so many uses the Voyager Optimus Prime mold probably won't stand up to too many uses. Just wandering if mold degeneration could be a problem for these two in the future.

    -There have been a couple of instances where Hasbro has hinted at a Wheeljack figure being made in the near future. Outside of these very vague hints, there has been no real sign of that happening. Is there actually any intention at all to every possibly release a new Wheeljack figure? or does Hasbro just like pulling the fandome's leg every once in a while?
     
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