why do you guys think the fallen never got a leader class figure?

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  1. awesomem131

    awesomem131 Well-Known Member

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    yesterday i was at walmart and i bought shadow command megatron cuz it looked cool to me and i could use him as galvatron in my new stop motion under product and it hit me if the fallen was supposed to be the main baddy how cume he never got a leader class figure i mean i dont mind him not having one but still why?
     
  2. SharkyMcShark

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    Possibly because he doesn't really transform into anything. As much as the Megatron leader molds are essentially him crouched over/sitting down they are forms he used in the movies.
     
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    He isn't an iconic figure. And unlike Brawl, his alt-mode sucks. Too much uncertainty for Hasbro to put money into a figure for him.
     
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    Because Prime kills him in about 10 seconds
     
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    He wouldn't sell well. No real alt mode, size class that doesn't sell great anyway, plus not a huge demand in the general public
     
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    Transquito Reach For The Light TFW2005 Supporter

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    This exactly Im afraid.
     
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    They used up all the new tooling expenses on SuperUltimateBattleAttackVoiceChangerStealth Bumblebee #36.

    This, really.
     
  8. Autovolt 127

    Autovolt 127 Get In The Titan, Prime!

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    this wins the thread.
     
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    Not to mention the whole "bad guys don't sell as well as good guys" aspect.
     
  10. kylash327

    kylash327 TOOOOOOYS!

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    because he doesnt have a face.
     
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    I think this is the most obvious answer as to why there's no Leader Fallen.
     
  12. lars573

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    Simple really. 3 new leader mold per line, and 2 are going to be Prime and Megatron. The third slot has go to some with more presence. In movie 1 it was the super-mook Brawl. In movie 2 it was the guy Prime combines with, Jetfire.
     
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    Damn, if they were to release one, it'll probrably have a staff and a detachable face for "GIVE ME YOUR FACE" action. The voice should say "Revenge is miiiiiiiiiiine".
     
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    well the remolded voyager coming out is going to have a staff and a detachable face
     
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    Agreed, but I think it also has to do with one of Prime's new features from the film: the Jetfire armor.

    There are three leader class figures set to be made in the line. With Prime and Megatron quite obviously locked in as getting those size class figures, this left only one leader figure slot to go. Now, because Hasbro had to include the Jetfire armor upgrade ability with the Leader Prime, the best way Hasbro figures to give Prime the extra bulk of the Jetfire armor was to simply make Jetfire a Leader class figure as well that could combine with Prime (but unlike in the movie, could simply be detatched to form his robot mode again).

    While The Fallen could have benefited from a Leader Class figure, the gimmickry just wasn't there. Sure, he could have a voice chip saying "Now I claim your Sun!" or something, but all he does is boss Megatron around and use something akin to The Force (which can not be replicated in a toy) while Jetfire was semi-critical to the plot, actually transformed, killed Mixmaster and crushed Scorponok with his cane, and frankly was that much more of an interesting character than the actual titular one. All that, plus the need to get Jetfire's figure to get a Prime who can be as accurate to ROTF as possible is much more likley to sell than the actual bad guy.
     
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    I still wish I had a Leader Brawl.
     
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    I wouldn't mind him having a new mold using his earth mode design, be it leader or voyager.
     
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    Just yesterday I was thinking about a Leader Protoform Optimus. I'd buy it in a heartbeat.
     
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    really?
     
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    When the hell did The Fallen get an Earth Mode?
     

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