TF Prime toys

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by LightningBlade3, Apr 30, 2012.

  1. LightningBlade3

    LightningBlade3 Destined to be a Prime

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    Now I know that the First Edition Prime figures were cancelled and now they're hard to get. But doesn't Hasbro still have the rights to the molds? Couldn't they just release them under the RID line that we currently have? What're your thoughts on this?
     
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    Definitely.
    But then parents would rant about kids getting mad and throwing them against walls and crying because they have complex transformations.

    But seriously, I don't know why they haven't yet.
    I guess by their logic they can't because they already have molds of those characters in that line.
     
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    Decisions like that take time. They've said they'll try as best they can.
     
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    wm10k Reanimator of Dead Things

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    the reason we got jipped on the FE figures by my understanding was so that they could proceed with the bigger RID push. They can't just squeeze the FE toys into it.

    They are working within a rough timeline. They have to produce the figures, the boxes, sell case packs to retailers, etc, etc, etc.

    We might see them but don't expect them anytime soon.
     
  5. LightningBlade3

    LightningBlade3 Destined to be a Prime

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    Hopefully with a future Generations line
     
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    Where have you been? We're getting Generations out the ass pretty soon.
     
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    Speaking of Prime toys, was there anything about releashing Jet Vehicon in the US at Botcon?
     
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    No, but there was really nothing past wave 5 when it came to Deluxes, so that was to be expected.
     
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    Im just happy a couple of FE toys are still hanging around in the local TRU.
     
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    Which is cheaper to make? I'm sure that's the one Hasbro is going to stick with.
     
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    If they reuse old molds they'll get more money for free. Especially since they're PREFERRED molds.
     
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    This makes no sense.
     
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    Well, it's not gonna be free (nothing is), but in terms of engineering costs, using an existing thing for a repaint is gonna be cheaper than designing something new. Then when it gets to the fact of FE toys not being kid friendly (which to be honest they're not), that shouldn't be a problem. Hasbro will just reuse the FE molds for things down the road that aren't intended to replace the RID line or that are otherwise aimed at an older audience.

    However until then, there're plenty of people selling this shit on the forum, and if that's not an option, I'd be VERY surprised to see the toys never get repainted/reissued/whatever again because Hasbo & everyone involved serves to make money if/when they do. It probably won't happen right away because doing so would conflict with current mainline product, but I'd be on it happening in the future.
     
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    Explain what doesn't.
     
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    When I said cheaper, I wasn't talking about the cost of development only, but the overall cost. If it's cheaper to make RiD Optimus, which seems like a fair assumption seeing that its what's in stores now, why should they stop? FE Optimus on the shelves or not, folks are going to buy Optimums because they want to play with him.

    RiD Optimus isn't all that bad either. I don't care much for his gimmick, but it isn't too hard to mod it into something great. Still a WiP, but you cannot do this with FE Optimus.
     

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    Exactly.
     
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    SwindlesShop Kenny Power's drug dealer

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    I wouldnt expect someone like you to.
     
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    They don't have to spend as much on designing it.

    Do you have something against him or are you just a jerk?
     
  19. SwindlesShop

    SwindlesShop Kenny Power's drug dealer

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    You do know I was defending you post right?
    I'm not a jerk, I'm an asshole.
     
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    They were already designed before they had any idea FE would be cancelled.

    The latter.
     

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