TFW2005 Interview With TF Brand Team at SDCC 2017

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Tony_Bacala, Jul 25, 2017.

  1. Rated X

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    I didnt know that. But what I do know is that "Mr. Rodriguez" is a long way from home. Sure he can go on a Trump frenzy and start firing people. But at the end of the day Mr. Rodriguez has to answer to Asian investors who are a lot higher in the food chain than himself. Hasbro just didnt buy a plot of land in vietnam or china and open up shop. They made a partnership with rich investors who are pretty much the board of directors for their Asia branch. For all we know, the leaks might have come from one of these guys, or one of their family members. Thats where things could get really sensitive. I think there will always be Transformers leaks and they will always come from Asia. Hell, even Botcon leaks came out of Asia. You cant control what happens on the other side of the world from a desk in Rhode Island.
     
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    The leaks actually started way back. Remember those rumor lists from several months ago? I believe they mentioned stuff like Rodimus Prime, combining Dinobots, the last show Decepticon combiners, fan choice Optimus Primal, etc (though I'm not sure if the G1 fembots were rumored). At that point those toys were all in either the concepting or development stages, so someone got the goods way back.
     
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    This interview is proof enough that the movie leaks are not cancelled.
     
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    My thoughts too. The fact we're getting what look to be vastly improved new molds of some of the best designs (I need you, Leader Blackout!) makes me content. Though I think most of us still want Leader Bonecrusher -- such a cool aesthetic and design that got saddled with a dinky Deluxe mold :( 
     
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    The size of Blackout concerns me. It was not labeled if it was a Leader or a Voyager. Bonecrusher on the other hand. If it turned out that Brawl is a Voyager, they should fill in the gap of Ironhide or ROTF Starscream and put a Voyager Bonecrusher. But my thoughts were, depending on Brawl's size, I might as well dust off my 2007 Deluxe Bonecrusher. Because Movie toys shrink every line.
     
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    The weird thing is that the movie universe is one of the few attempts to keep sizes realistic in the actual films, but the toys are perhaps even worse offenders re: scale than CHUG or the current Aligned stuff.
     
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    I think we're overestimating the autonomy that "Hasbro Asia" has. Ultimately, Hasbro Asia is a branch, nothing more. Everyone that works at "Hasbro Asia" works for "Hasbro." It's not it's own separate company, it doesn't have it's own investors, factories, etc.
     
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    If I'm not mistaken, doesn't Hasbro Asia primarily cater to the Chinese market? Takara usually handles domestic marketing in Japan, but HA is areas like China, Korea, etc. Also the reason a lot of those Asian sellers list stuff that won't be in the US for a month on eBay.
     

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