Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by NGW, May 27, 2011.
When all it focused on was ONE generation (aside from G2 Prime)?
There was also some WFC stuff in there too, though I get your point.
Blurr (to an extent)
Have some words for you.
And if you extend it to RTS: Strafe, Lugnut, Chopsaw, Mindset, Fallback, G2 Prime.
I think the first wave was very "Generations." You had WFC, an IDW character that was recently created, and a 1985 non-toy character.
After that it was pretty much G1 Redux. Just what people wanted, in other words.
And apparently Prime toys were supposed to debut in the line at some point.
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It's a good name. Better than 'Reveal the Shield' anyway.
Though I suppose they could've just called it "Generation One", considering G2 Prime was technically RTS.
Drift, even being a IDW comics creation... is from the G1 storyline of IDW, so you can't say he's not G1 (well, he's not OLD CARTOON G1)
and WFC are "sorta" G1... maybe not old cartoon G1, but another of those G1 (as IDW G1)
they might as well called reveal the shield rub the damn sign instead.
Reveal the shield = dumbest gimmick ever.
Just a simple buzz word to gain attention from the fanbase.
Because they are characters that in some cases haven't been on shelves for over two generations.
Why the hell not? It's a good a name as any, certainly catchier than Classics 3.0. And 'Transformers: Milking your nostalgia to make money' was probably a tad too blunt.
I'm a Trek fan, so I'm obviously down for the name.
Holy making-sh*t-up-as-you-go Batman!
Generations was mostly G1, but keep in mind that it's essentially the continuation of Classics and Universe. The main reason they probably changed it to Generations, is because of the minor confusion caused by the previous Universe line. I expect Generations to be the name of this on again/off again line for the foreseeable future.
Has Hasbro mentioned whether or not they'll be continuing this line for an extended period of time?
Since we don't know exactly when the Generations line will end perhaps Hasbro wanted a name that would cover any sort of figures they wanted to do from Transformers history.
Plus it's a one word name to keep it nice and simple.
The original plans had been to continue Generations alongside Dark of the Moon and to include the first 3 Prime deluxes (Arcee, Bumblebee, Starscream) in that assortment.
However, plans changed. Prime was spun off into its own toyline (due this fall) and Generations fate is still in the air. As of now, the line is continuing to be stocked by retailers, but no future assortments have been revealed (though, with the huge movie push, I'm not sure why anyone would be surprised by that).
Hasbro will likely clarify the plans for the next year at Botcon (next week?).
As to the name: largely to give them an "out" should they start including non-G1 characters at some point. I'm thinking the change from Universe was to avoid the "dollar store" connotations the brand had developed in the last few years (between late 2005 and through to today really, there remains HUGE amounts of Transformers Universe labeled product in circulation with the Dollar General, Big Lots and similar stores)
Don't forget Darkmount was a comic only character. Yes, Marvel G1, but still.
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