Toy Fair 2017 Titans Return Trypticon Display Pictures

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Onslaught24, Feb 18, 2017.

  1. G1Prowl

    G1Prowl Prick, apparently

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    At the same time, you can admit that the TF fandom isn't 100% 3P fandom either. Bear in mind also that children are Hasbro's main demographic, which means different criteria being met. Some people can accept that and accept the toys for what they are. Others can't, and are willing to pay 3-6X what those toys cost for the 3P equivalent. But using absolutes such as "all" or "none" doesn't cover it, and omitting something as simple as "most" sends the same message.
     
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    I was going to mention this point as well, but am wary to mention that on these boards for fear of pigeonholing the product and thus offending adult collectors here by association, even though these days Hasbro appears to be targeting even younger children than previously due to the changing market with respect to kids and toys. These are key reasons why I get surprised at the support for Hasbro product among adult collectors today. But it is a fair point about prices, which in today's world are especially relevant. I also keep in mind that for 3P the engineering is usually a lot more sophisticated (thus to me seems more suitable for an adult) and also the number of pieces they do per release (much smaller than Hasbro/Takara) drives costs up due to the large overhead expenses related to producing/maintaining the mold for injection molding. Also keep in mind that Hasbro and Takara are themselves getting into the same price territory as 3P, in some cases higher, these days in an effort to capitalize on the finances adults have. Seekers for $180-200? They are not even very well made. Yes Model is selling much better seekers at less than half the price (granted they didn't have to do the base design). MP Grimlock was originally around $70 and then recently was rereleased with a few extra bits for $215/160. 3P isn't really made to compete with the low-end children's Hasbro stuff, and nowadays the official MP stuff isn't overall much different than 3P in price.
     
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    the one small problem i have with him is i dont like the head sticking out in the back i mean i know its like the toy but i wish it could cover it up some how but besides that yes gimmie this is going to look so nice to the other titansĀ 
     
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    Yeah, so, I'm going to need a bigger home.
     
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    If I remember correctly you can store a titanmaster inside gnaw mouth if not this joke won\'t work

    (Gnaw walks up to trypticon)
    Gnaw:look I can put these guys in my mouth I\'m practically eating them (felling proud of himself)
    (Trypticon looks at him for a moment silently)
    trypticon: that\'s cuteĀ 
     
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