War With-in Question

Discussion in 'Transformers General Discussion' started by vector, Nov 21, 2007.

  1. vector

    vector City Commander

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    As impresive as the WWI Transformers are, why is it they never got a decent toy production line of there own???
     
  2. Boo

    Boo Addicted to candy canes.

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    I dunno, good question. DON's designs deserve much better than Titaniums... though, the Titanium line did look like it was really beginning to improve.
     
  3. Grimlocka go-go

    Grimlocka go-go Back from the Dead TFW2005 Supporter

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    Maybe there's hope for the future after animated and the movie lines die out.
     
  4. Op_Prime

    Op_Prime One With The Matrix TFW2005 Supporter

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    Well I guess the main reason is that outside of existing TF fanbase, not many other people would be interested in buying them as they would not be familiar with the backstory. There would be no point in devoting a line just to produce War Within toys if the market for it is limited. At best they could incorporate one or two designs into TF main lines, but having an entire line composed of just cybertronian vehicles will probably not test well with the main children target group that TF main lines aim for. At least under the titanium line, the designs stood a chance of appealing to the general mecha collector who likes his diecast, but in the end, as we saw, the line still did not sell very well.
     
  5. Sol Fury

    Sol Fury The British Butcher Administrator News Staff

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    We're sort of getting them with Animated, since animated is releasing Cybertronian modes of some characters. I think that eventually, the Classics 2.0 / Universe line might release a few War Within designs of more popular characters like Bumblebee as a way of making another Bumblebee available.

    Unfortunately though it is true that outside the fan community there's not much demand for these designs, also, if you look at TF's history, the most popular lines have tended to be those with the "realistic" styled vehicles / alt modes, once you start getting into the less recognisable stuff (late G1, Beast Machines) the popularity with the general public drops. Hasbro definitely has this in mind when they design the toys - they said at Botcon that their ideal for Transformers is the idea that anything could be a robot in disguise, so they want to keep making the realistic stuff - it's why we're getting Classics 2.0, that's where the realism will be next to Animated.
     
  6. Motor_Master

    Motor_Master Lets the balls touch TFW2005 Supporter

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    Perhaps they'll find a home in the Universe 2.0 line.

    :lol  beaten by the might Sol_Fury *shakes fist*
     
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    Grimlock_13 Reformed Geewunner

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    Because a Comic isn't as far reaching as a cartoon. The toys are, first and foremost, made for kids as much as our fanbase hates to say it. The comics aren't aimed at kids, the cartoons are.

    Smaller audience = less toys sold.
     

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