What becomes of Animated when TF2 hits?

Discussion in 'Transformers Animated Discussion' started by MGX, Jul 23, 2008.

  1. MGX

    MGX Well-Known Member

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    Will Hasbro have THREE different TF lines out there? Or will they stop all the lines (and resume them later) so that they could focus on the movie again?
    Will we be looking at Universe Classics 3.0?
     
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    They'll re-release all the animated figures in movie colors and call it "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Animated"......knowing Hasbro, they'd definately do this.
     
  3. Ironhide2005

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    What I would expect is animated too take the break it seems classics2.0/universe is not stopping for anything next year(plus it be nice to have a choice BESIDES one line)
     
  4. Ravenxl7

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    I think they'll have Animated and the Universe lines end before the Movie toys come out, but continue the 25th Ann. line threw ought the year. Then once the Movie toys are fazed out, they can bring back Animated and continue the Universe line.
     
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    Assuming Animated goes past a third season. Not saying it won't, not saying it can't, but I can definately see Animated taking a break (from new episodes and toys at least) during the movie while Universe continued on. With the 25th Anni next year absorbing Universe and taking it's place, and the movie toys taking center stage, I doubt there will be much room for Animated.
     
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    Toyline wise, they'll either queue the non-movie lines while the movie is being a heavy hit to bring 'em back later oooor keep the lines going with repaints during the movie-time.

    Show-wise, the show will get ANOTHER popularity boost with the movie being on and all.
     
  8. Autovolt 127

    Autovolt 127 Get In The Titan, Prime!

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    Hey remeber when cybertron was almost over they had a gazillion lines.

    Cybertron
    Classics
    Alternators
    Titanium.

    They need to pull it off again.
     
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    Well seeing as Animated and the Movie are both "Main Lines" they'll take breaks while the other has the spotlight.

    Universe will probably due it's own thing.
     
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    the way animated is coming out, it'll be over by the end of the year anyways!
     
  11. shroobmaster

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    Funny you should mention that, considering we already have Season 3 confirmed and it's probably going to start again around the end of 2008.
     
  12. Sol Fury

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    Animated will probably carry on in the same way that the Batman toy lines in the 90s had an Animated series and toyline, a comic toy line, and a movie toyline. The only reason lines got rested before I think was because there was a limit to shelf space to have more lines out. In theory the series should be popular enough by Movie 2 for a gamble that will have both movie and show co-existing.
     
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    The 25th line next year IS Universe. They're just changing it's focus from primarily G1, to the franchise as a whole.
     
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    I can see Animated co-existing with the movie and Universe lines because it's very popular. And it's good news for us...no shortage of toys next year!
     
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    I can see Universe getting a back burner while a movie line and a cartoon line run at the same time.
     
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    What he said.
     
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    I don't see why they would stop Animated for the movie line. Universe maybe, but not Animated.

    --Moony
     
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    Universe on the back-burner.

    I expect the majority of the Universe releases will be in the Jan-Apr. and Sept-Dec timeframe, with the movie line filling the gaps in between.

    As for Animated, I don't think we'll see Cybertron levels of saturation, but I imagine it'll be steady. We'll probably still get quite a few deluxes and Voyagers in that line (though I would be VERY surprised if we get Leaders - the movie line will be filling that void).
     
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    In truth I'm sick and tired of the movie line, all that I see are characters that weren't mentioned in the movie and the Platinum's. I'd like to move on to the animated now -V-'

    I see crossover triangles coming soon
     
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    to them, it dont matter, they gonna milk all 3 at once
     

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