Where the heck is my classic style Blitzwing?

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  1. BigRC83

    BigRC83 I'm singing in the rain

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    After the release of Classic Astrotrain, Universe Octane and with all the different kinds of 3rd party companies teasing/releasing their products I am wondering why nobody has given Blitzwing shot.
     
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    Your Classics-style Blitzwing!?
     
  3. BigRC83

    BigRC83 I'm singing in the rain

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    NOT literally. :rolleyes: 
     
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    Well, they might not be yours, but there're some pretty nice ones in the Radicon section... :) 
     
  5. BigRC83

    BigRC83 I'm singing in the rain

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    I think I should have picked a different title for this thread.
     
  6. dkrolickm

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    We got animated instead.
     
  7. Snaptrap

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    First things first, find a Classic style Blitzwing, then you can think about renaming the thread.
     
  8. QmTablit

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    I was being facetious.

    Really though, it does bother me a lot that one hasn't been made by now. Of all the characters to leave out... Was Blitzwing's neglect part of the "We don't want too many tanks but here's Galvatron and two Scattershot redecoes" declaration that Hasbro made? Because I would have preferred Blitzwing over all of those.
     
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    Man I'd love for them to come out with a Classics Blitzwing!! I love the triple changers from G1!!
     
  10. Tampalicious

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    hunh....
    facetious....
    Quit spying on my googling.
    I'm gonna have to cut the cord here....
     
  11. QmTablit

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    Because knowing that will fill the space on my shelf that would otherwise be taken up by a Classics Blitzwing.

    That's not even remotely a reasonable or logical answer. We don't have this toy because Hasbro made one of a different character for a different toyline "instead"? Nope. Not seeing the sense being made.
     
  12. NCStarscream

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    Yeah, if I could choose one character to be made in the Classics style they haven't done yet, it'd be Blitzwing. I hope they get around to it at some point.
     
  13. Anguirus

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    ^ Like it or not, it does make sense. Hasbro doesn't tackle triple-changers that often, and generally operates by the logic of "any homage for two characters is better than two homages for one and zero for another." (Obviously this applies to homaging classic characters for the fans, not keeping big name characters on shelves.)

    It seems obvious that G1 Blitz is a candidate for a Classics line. It's hard to imagine them doing a triple-changer of a G1 character that's not him or Springer anyway.
     
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    What? Can't hear you. Busy making movie Bumblebees.
     
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    But that essentially was Hasbro's excuse. They didn't make a Classics Blitzwing alongside the Universe Tankor/Octane release because the Animated one was forthcoming, and the marketing team didn't want there to be a character overlap.

    A sufficient amount of time has passed now, however. I wouldn't be surprised if a Blitzwing is in the works for the next iteration of the Classics lines
     
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    I want to believe that they haven't done a Blitzwing yet because they want to do him right ala Jazz.
     
  17. NCStarscream

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    Win :lol 
     
  18. MechanovaKing

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    NO kidding!
    I've been wonder why Octane first. Where's our Blitzwing hasbro!
     
  19. QmTablit

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    I don't believe for a second that the marketing team at Hasbro refused to cross-promote two different lines with characters held in high esteems as the two Blitzwings were.
     
  20. mx-01 archon

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    Hasbro doesn't want character overlap because it makes things confusing for the average consumer.

    Kids say "I want Blitzwing" and parent goes "Blitzwing... or, Blitzwing?".

    So they tend to stagger these things out where they can.
     

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