Submit Your Questions for the Transformers 2010 Q&A Round 1

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  1. Tim Formas

    Tim Formas Old Man Administrator

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    It's that time again (and we promise our questions will be answered this time!). The 2010 Transformers Q&A Round 1 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!

    This time around, 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 Sunday, 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.
     
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  2. Sage o' G-fruit

    Sage o' G-fruit Critics gonna critique

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    Feh, can't ask anything that anyone cares about.

    I guess "When taking a look at possible redeco ideas in the Movie line, what do you look for specifically?
     
  3. blackout501st

    blackout501st ultimate enforcing hound

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    what is the selection process of selecting which characters become toys?
     
  4. TFcollecterguy

    TFcollecterguy Well-Known Member

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    Well. I have toi questions. "How many waves will be in the Power Core Combiners Line? and "What month/day will the the new transformers line in the yellow packaging will be out?"
     
  5. The Bucket Kitten

    The Bucket Kitten Meow... TFW2005 Supporter

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    Why is Elita-1 a repaint of the Chormia mold instead of the Arcee mold?
     
  6. billcosby

    billcosby Geewin

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    What are the challenges and limitations when developing combiners?
     
  7. NCStarscream

    NCStarscream Me Grimlock cute

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    Is there a chance that the transformation ratings will be considered on a figure-by-figure basis now that the scale is changing from 1-4 to 0-5? In my opinion, rating figures based simply on size class rather than actual difficulty of conversion can be misleading to parents looking for a toy appropriate for their kids. A recent example from the ROTF line: I feel Voyager Mixmaster (rated a 3) would be considered easier to transform than Leader Megatron (rated a 4) by anyone who sat down with the two and played with them for any length of time.
     
  8. SPLIT LIP

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    With his announcement at toyfair, I assume it's okay to ask now: What finally prompted a Drift figure after so many statements that he's not getting one, and does it have anything to do with the third-party Drift figure that was in the making a short while back?
     
  9. galvascream

    galvascream Apple Junkie

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    1. Will there be a "Generations" Dirge?
    2. Any plans on re-releasing the G1 Megatron mold?
    3. Do you think there will be an opportunity to repaint the ROTF leader Optimus Prime with the night watch deco or as Ultra Magnus?
    4. Have the upcoming Animated figures been cancelled?
    5. Would a large figure such as Fortress Maximus, Trypticon, or a "Generations" version of the Constructicons/Devastator be possible?
     
  10. Lazerwave

    Lazerwave My Most Prized Treasure

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    How about this...

    Why do you choose to use only Deluxe figures for Human Alliance? Can't Voyagers have a say in this?
     
  11. GMfan101

    GMfan101 The Smooth Operator

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    1. Is Ultra Magnus really "upgraded" Dion?
    2. Is Frenzy blue and Rumble red or the other way around?
     
  12. eagc7

    eagc7 TF Movies Fan/Supporter

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    Why is the Upcoming Transformers: Hunt for the Decpeticons Elita-1 a redeco of Chromia, And not her own Mold,
     
  13. FanimusMaximus

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    Are you planning on expanding the Power core combinders series aside from the products displayed in the near future?
     
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    Why only deluxe figures for Human Alliance?

    Why choose the Chromia mold for Elita-1, when Arcee is MUCH more closer to the concept art for Elita?

    Why have Jazz as a HA figure, when he's dead? or will his bio explain him being revived?

    Deluxe Hailstorm, did you get the inspiration for him from the hologram in the PS3/X-box version of the ROTF game?

    Can we expect more War for Cybertron toys?

    Are Animated Rodimus and Wingblade Prime canceled for US release?

    Any more plans for more Robot Heroes Scene packs for movieverse or other universes?
     
  15. Eric

    Eric RIP AND TEAR!!!

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    Well damn, the rules pretty much erase away all the questions I have, so I guess I'm left with this:

    When will the new Transformers in yellow packaging come out?
     
  16. SpencimusPrime

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    Is making a figure for an "off-screen" character more or less challenging than creating one for a well-known or "on-screen" character?
     
  17. KAGE

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    My question from the 2009 Q&A:


    Dear Hasbro.

    Is it possible at all to get a line geared towards collectors? (outside of the annual Masterpiece & G1 re-release)

    Like new character molds exclusive to the Transformers Collectors Club to make our membership worth a little more.


    - Thanks :]
     
  18. Transfan2

    Transfan2 TFW2005 Supporter

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    Ok, Here are my 2 question(s):

    Q1: What was the inspiration for Shadow Command Megatron's Repaint Colors?

    Q2: How did you come up with the Characters for the current 2-Packs for Target & Wal-Mart? (Example: Slap Dash Vs Trenchmouth & Bumblebee Vs Shadow Striker)

    -TF2
     
  19. NothingHead

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    I know it's too late to change your current plans to release a purple deco of ROTF Chromia as the third bike sister, but do you think we could get a purple retool/deco of ROTF Arcee possibly released down the line? Arcee actually resembles Elita and seems like the obvious choice; many people feel that Chromia was the less popular toy. Maybe you could explain the mold choice.

    Also, with the new ROTF Voyager Optimus and Deluxe Ironhide on deck, with Deluxe Ratchet out now, is this indicative of an overall strategy to begin releasing characters in smaller size classes? A Scout-Class Bumblebee or Barricade to go with these new deluxes would rock!
     
  20. Spin-Out

    Spin-Out Are you afraid of the dark?

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    3. Will Transformers Prime get a toyline, or will ROTF/TF2010 run straight into Movie 3, with only Generations as a sideline?
    4. Will the Generations line be prematurely killed halted during the Movie 3 blitz like Classics and Universe were?
    5. Do you ever look up vehicles on, say, Google images to get an idea of what an alt-mode for a character should be?
    6. Will Nick Roche continue to write stories for IDW?
     
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