Whats the best theme they can do for future Botcon and Club exclusives?

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  1. Bass X0

    Bass X0 King of Muay Thai

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    Not talking about individual toys but several people take 'offense' at whatever Fun Publications do.

    I've seen complaints against Shattered Glass, G2 Redux, Animated and even Classics.

    Either they're a concept people don't like, molds people don't like but if the toys are desirable people say they should have been released by Hasbro at retail.

    So what theme is acceptable and appropriate?
     
  2. kiyoshioni

    kiyoshioni The Knife

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    All themes are fine. People just like to complain. Besides, you cant make everyone happy.
     
  3. Jetbolt

    Jetbolt Maximal Air Commander

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    Just going by my own personal thoughts, no BW or Animated. I love the lines and I would kiss a hippo for updates. But seeing them ending up at Botcon or another exclusive deal, for me is just like rubbing salt in my heart. I rather it be mass release or nothing for them.

    So I rather just stick with G2, SG, or let's do Machine Wars updates. Save the iconic characters from top lines for mass release.
     
  4. ORIO

    ORIO Plant-Based Bot Super Mod News Staff

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    I'm a fan if Animated or Classics. I'd like to see them do something extremely unique too. They have the potential to get very experimental
     
  5. Boy Blunder

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    GoBots.

    If we're going to have everyone bitching, let's go for broke. :lol 
     
  6. salmonman78

    salmonman78 Mordin, my hero

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    LOL! Well that would be one goal that is easily attainable with that set.
     
  7. MidnightBliss

    MidnightBliss Well-Known Member

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    Diaclone
     
  8. Bass X0

    Bass X0 King of Muay Thai

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    They did Diaclone Tracks and Ultra Magnus this year. People still complained because their insignias were purple, not red. Also, Tracks was called 'boring' by some.
     
  9. CZ Hazard

    CZ Hazard Sons of Unicron PTT

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    Animated Protectobots.

    Given that the Animated set sold out in two days, I think this would be an excellent choice, and it's an actual set.
     
  10. [Wing_Saber-X]

    [Wing_Saber-X] Fortress Maximus!

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    Id like to see more random obscure characters like a Fembot set?! Arcee/ 'Moonracer etc? :eek: 
     
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    Well, it's not about people having issues with one or the other - it's about the amount of people who have issues with one or the other. Yes, I've read the odd comment criticizing fp for making classics... But I've read hundreds of posts that are fed up with shattered glass, which to me makes it clear that Classics is a better way to go.

    Having said that, I think that you have to forst look at what molds are available, and then go from there. You can't just take any mold, repaint it and call it classics/Diaclone and expect it to be a smash hit (especially not if you paint on things that should have been molded...like ducks)

    Also, if you do make one of those then stay true to the original design. Peoples biggest problem with Ultra magnus for example was his face. And yes, the color of the emblem does matter.
     
  12. G1_Cindersaur

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    make a SG set around omega Doom.

    That would be freaking awesome....

    do it like a VS set...Omega Doom against the 4 other box set TF's
     
  13. vm-01

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    Scramble City!

    Or Stormbringer.
     
  14. seali_me

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    Design their own toys. No more repaints. Start with something small like headmasters and targetmasters.
     
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    Transtech.

    Start with a BotCon set and use that new online Figure Sub to release more characters over the year.
     
  16. Insane Galvatron

    Insane Galvatron is not insane. Really!

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    I hope you're willing to pay $300 for one toy...
     
  17. MisterFanwank

    MisterFanwank Toy Industry Analyst

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    Webdiver. Re-release Galleon, Daedalion, and Wyverion.
     
  18. seali_me

    seali_me Well-Known Member

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    For a targetmaster/headmaster? hahaha no. Same price or less than the ones that are already making them.

    Make it a combiner, I'll think about it.

    But yeah Botcon = repaint = warm pile of shit.
     
  19. [Wing_Saber-X]

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    ^no siree. Id rather pay that amount towards a partial payment for a Black Zarak / Dinoking! :D 

    ^how bout Micro Change and Cassette man toys too?!
     
  20. allew

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    I think a Diaclone/Mircorchange/E-Hobby based-set would be great too. If they have to be "Shattered Glass" to fit into the story that's fine, nothing some reprolabel faction stickers can't take care of. Some suggestions...

    Blue Bluestreak - legendary figure!
    Black Ironhide - triple homage to Diaclone/Shattered Glass and the movie
    Hauler (Grapple) - those Constructicon colors never looked so good on a non-Decepticon
    Magnificus (Perceptor) - Evil Genius! Would need a new head with sinister monocle!
    Detritus (Hound) - Evil Junkion! Ravage could be repainted blue for Howlback of the Decepticon Cobalt Sentries.
    Clampdown (Red Alert) - the mold is fresh and ready! :) 
     

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