When were Transformers at their lowest?

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  1. awesomem131

    awesomem131 Well-Known Member

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    I just thought of this one day.I was think which generation of tf toys sold the least amount?If i could guess i would say armada simply because i hated that entire line.
     
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    G2 surely?
     
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  4. TFfanatic88

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    In my opinion, Beast Machines.
     
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    From what people have said I think Armada.I like the show but the toys are another story.
     
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    yup, what those two said
     
  7. Matrixbeast

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    I'm thinking sometime around G2.
     
  8. MisterFanwank

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    I'd guess the gap between G1 and G2. If I have my facts right, Hasbro didn't sell any Transformers in the US at that time.
     
  9. jono83

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    I don't remember seeing G2 at retail at all here in the UK as a kid
     
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    I would say beast machines too based on what I saw locally. I know some vocal people disliked Armada but the toys seemed to sell pretty good when I was working at walmart at the time.
     
  11. Scantron

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    If we're just looking at sales, I think the Action Masters-G2-Machine Wars phase and Beast Machines were the low points in the franchise's sales and popularity. IIRC, the Armada toys actually sold quite well and were popular with the target market, despite the current fandom disdain for it.
     
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    *shudders* Thread won.
     
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    Yeah, from what I understand, Armada was actually the rebirth of Transformers popularity. Slow start, sure, but they sold well, kids got interested - it did so well that the next toyline, Energon, had like twice as many toys in it.

    As for lowest point - wouldn't it have to be between G2 and Beast Wars? Wasn't there a gap where nothing was made?
     
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    ^ I thought the gap where nothing was sold in the US was between G1 and G2. Between G2 and Beast Wars there was Machine Wars at KB Toys.
     
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    I remember machine wars...... Only sold at kaybee and most where just repaints of g2 stuff. What a poor line.
     
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    Well, Beast Wars did save the TF franchise in its time, they were trying all kinds of wacky things to keep interest before that. (and probably a lot of drugs, that would explain a lot of G2)
     
  17. Transfotaku

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    Yup. In the nearly 2 years or so between those lines, when there was no TFs on the shelves at all, would be the lowest.

    You can't get any lower than none, since negatives don't count in this.
     
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    Yeah Machine Wars and then directly after that was definitely the lowest point.
     
  19. caitlindevi

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    Seconded
     
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    i would have say Energon
     

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