why not FoC drones?

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  1. seeker311

    seeker311 The Collector

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    So yeah, playing FoC and I see that both autobot n decepticon drones look sweet. So, why not some figures based on them? If we were able to get the crappy lens faces from the movie game as figures, lets get some of these guys!
     
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    Because toys with known names sell better?
     
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    Sol Fury The British Butcher Administrator News Staff

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    It would be nice, very nice. But I'd like to see a few more actual "named" characters first. At least the rest of the guys with a role in the story like Warpath, Ratchet and Ironhide.

    The drones of course could be shoe-horned into being named characters - for example the larger black tank type from the first game could be done as Sidetrack or someone. Or they could be used for two-packs, alongside other named characters.
     
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    Yeah, definitely agree that named figures should come first. Ratchet and Ironhide need to happen. Not to mention the Dinobots and SW and TC.
     
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    If they release no name cannon fodder before the Dinobots I'll probably ragequit. ;) 
     
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    I'd love to see some of the drones, but I agree that we need some of the named and more important characters first. :wink: 
     
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    werent the lens faces named Camshaft & Dreadwing, from what I remember?
     
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    Brooticus "You bred Raptors?"

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    Prime Vehicon would like a word...
     
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    cappeca wtf is this?

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    Name it Decepticlone, then.
     
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    Starfire22 Zoot Suit Riot

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    This.
     
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    All the named characters have toys in the Prime line. I'd also say the Vehicons have a much greater visibility being in a TV show then drones of a video game. I've never seen one since I don't play games.
     
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    Yeah, all the Movie toys also had pretty much two toys at least by the time the lensfaces came out. Also, the movie line was incredibly ambitious, something Hasbro isn't these days.
     
  13. Jazz342

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    With the first movie, Hasbro had to add filler to the waves, for foc, there are a lot more characters to choose from, so hastak chose prime (because retailers insist on prime and bumblebee is saturated ), jazz, a new mold and popular character, shockwave for similar reasons, and then 5 toys with a gimmick.
     
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    Here is a thought though if Hasbro wants to make a Leaper. Make it Fall of Cybertron Lugnut. The Leapers practically are Lugnut with their design and deco, from the purple to the turbine engines on the back / shoulders.

    Also to correct on the "lensface" molds - the first one was Swindle, a Wave 2 release, before any of the core cast got their second releases outside of Robovision Optimus Prime. Dreadwing came in Wave 3, which was the same wave as the second Bumblebee, but predated the rest of the core cast (who weren't Optimus or Megatron) getting their second toys. Unless you're counting the Fast Action Battlers sub-series.
     
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    Considering about half of the so called 'FOC' generations figures are not of characters in game or the wrong designs due to the cheap process or pre-tooling, like Blaster, Wreckers, Fireflight etc we are a far cry away from even the name cast nevermind getting into the generics. I think it would cool to get all the FOC characters, but considering how Hasbro is trying to do this line as cheaply as possible it seems unlikely we'll get it.
     

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