Submit Your Questions for the Transformers 2010 Q&A Round 2

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Tim Formas, Apr 29, 2010.

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  1. Tim Formas

    Tim Formas Old Man Administrator

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    It's that time again! The 2010 Transformers Q&A Round 2 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 last time, 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. Ravenxl7

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

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    When designing Revenge of the Fallen Deluxe-class Lockdown, was it ever considered to make him more realistic looking, and further from the Animated look? I like the design, but there's something about the alt-mode that still looks more cartoon-ish than movie-ish.
     
  3. Darkwing48

    Darkwing48 Heroic Decepticon

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    Have Shattered Glass ever consider to become an Animated Series?
     
  4. Ezilla82

    Ezilla82 Expect the Unexpected.

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    Will Generations Drift be repainted into Decepticon Deadlock?
     
  5. Powersa

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    Line Strategy and Marketing -

    plans on Alts, MP, and G1 reissues?
     
  6. Soundwave_FSD

    Soundwave_FSD Yoda in a track suit...

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    Ooh! What weapons will Come with blurr! Or how did they approach the idea of making drift blurr. And what they plan with unicron... If it can be asked.
     
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    What is Hasbro's plan concerning the Transformers Hall of Fame and the characters in it?
     
  8. chrisr291

    chrisr291 Master of the Unknown

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    In regards to toy colors, why are some Hasbro transformers painted so radically different and lacking the minor details their Takara Counterparts possess?
     
  9. Sharktibolt

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    If the Generations line proves to be successful, will a Voyager size class be considered? Or has a Voyager class ever been considered for the Generations line?
     
  10. OC1

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    Reissues of G1 Combiners

    Are there plans from Hasbro to reissue G1 Combiners such as Defensor, Computron, Superion, Menasor, Devastator, and Abominus? I think there might be a huge demand for them now.

    Since Takaratomy has stopped producing Transformers Encore, Hasbro can profit from the Transformers G1 global niche and reissuing G1 Combiners is a good strategy that these folks from Hasbro Marketing can take and generate a new revenue stream.

    I am sure that many Transformers fans would like to have a chance to purchase brand new reissues of G1 Combiners! or at least, I am sure I would.

    Thanks!
     
  11. Gearshift

    Gearshift Lady of the Dark Throne

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    The fans have always wanted more Animated. Will you deliver some of the unreleased characters via the Generations line, perhaps with removed accessories to reduce them to Deluxe size? Hydrodive Bumblebee could benefit from this method.
     
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    Q & A

    Revenge of the Fallen introduced a number of very unconventional looking robot designs (unicycle 'legs', giant wheel for legs, jumping jack 'legs', etc) that we fans had mostly been unexposed to throughout the history of the brand (mostly bipedal humanoid look) ...

    moving forward, should we expect more 'pushing the envelope' in terms of what robot modes will look like in any of the future lines or might that only be limited to the movie universe aesthetic?
     
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    How long will the power core combiner series run for? Example: for 3 waves.
     
  14. exclusacon

    exclusacon Expert with the Scopes!

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    With third parties and fan customs of hasbro figures being superior, how come you guys don't make your figures better?
    I mean I understand business, supply and demand, why don't you make an adult line? Third parties and custom makers are killing it right. How come do you guys have to kill a line ( animated,classics,universe) to focus just on a movie line? Do it all at once....


    One thing when a figure doesn't sell ( tuner mudflap, wheelie, etc) how does that play into future releases in terms of how many figures get release dates? Ex. Tuner mudflaps are everywhere, but animated arcees ( I know tru exclusives) was hard to find....
     
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    i agree i know i want stunticons
     
  16. Gryph

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    There's been a strong influx of Transformers with amusing references as of late, Sonar/Nightboat, Divebomb/The Red Baron, Deadlift/Spoons, Fearswoop/Hooligan, Hubcap/(possibly) the ZZ Top car, and Slap Dash/G1 Wheelie, just to name a few. What exactly brought on this wave of silliness? Also, are there any that haven't been figured out, yet?

    This is kind of an odd question, and I'm not sure if it can even be answered, but I figured I'd ask anyway. What happened with RotF Lockdown's instructions having the wrong head? Was the person who did the instructions simply given the wrong version of the toy?
     
  17. GUIGUI

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    Question concerning the Design Process/Development:
    It can be seen that you always make a point to introduce light and sound feature on your leader class toys.

    But if removing the electronic part would allow a better transformation, would you consider it?
     
  18. Ace Convoy

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    Is there a possibility that the Animated Arcee mold might get another go round under the Generations line repainted as Chromia,Elita-1,Moonracer...etc ?

    and are there any plans to fix the Quality issues with the current mold
    like the stress marks and the weak fingers?
     
  19. grimlock1972

    grimlock1972 "No Mas" My Wallet

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    Will the Drift repaint Blurr feature a shield as he has in his other figures?
     
  20. Optimus Prime

    Optimus Prime Roll out! TFW2005 Supporter

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    Revenge of the Fallen Deluxe Lockdown is an awesome "realistic" interpretation of an Animated character design. Do you have plans on making any other "realistic" versions of characters from Transformers Animated?
     
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