Will Hasbro do anything for 25th Ann.?

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  1. Liege Prime

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    I may be off but as far as I know Hasbro launched the TF line in 1984. So, 2009 will be the 25th Ann. GI Joe is getting 25 classics characters redone, and Hasbro is also reissueing MLP for their 25th Ann. So, I doubt anyone knows this far ahead what or if Hasbro is doing anything, but I just wanted to know what you think they might do or what you want them to do?

    I am not being too imaginative here, but I would like to see some reissues, even of ones that didn't actually come out in '84, especially Dinobots and Fort. Max. I also think they may relaunch the classics with a new wave and updated paint aps for already released characters.
     
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    They did something for the 20th Anniversary.

    20th Prime, and DVD Prime and the re-release of the movie for the 20th of the movie.
     
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    03Mach1 Reason Has No Voice

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    Possibly a question for the Hasbro panel at Botcon. We already know about Heroes in 2008 but beyond that, it's anybody's guess.
     
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    I would love to see rerelease dinobots
     
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    They'll probably re-re-release MP Prime again.
     
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    if they think something will make money, you bet your ass they'll do it
     
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    Unfortunatly. However, I'm sure by then we'll have lots of stuff to tide us over, so we'll be good.
     
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    Yeah, but they won't do it in a way that will make them lots of money. Rather, he'll get released again and take up space from toys that actually could sell above clearance price.
     
  9. Liege Prime

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    Oh, there is lots of stuff to look forward to. Being that GI Joe and MLP are both turning 25 and getting some good stuff for it made me think of what we might get. I would be surprised if MP Prime wasn't rererereleased... but who knows, maybe we'll get ther trailer in the U.S.!
     
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    Yes.
     
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    And we will also get to see TRU charge even more for it then ever!
     
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    Joy!
     
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    Based on the fact that GI Joe and My Little Pony are getting the 25th anniversary treatment and Beast Wars got the 10th anniversary treatment, I am certain that Transformers will get something.

    Maybe it will just be reissues of G1 figures, but I think it will be something.

    As for the 20th Aniiversary Optimus Prime I was very surprised to see that rereleased the way it was. The original release was not too long ago and it was easier to find than most of the Alternators.

    Now, one would think that most of the hardcore fans bought it a few years ago so if it were to come out again Hasbro would have released it with the trailer or something. Instead we got the same figure again with a cruddy base that made ill sounding quotes from the movie.

    So, you had this real expensive toy of a character that younger fans didn't feel a $50 connection to and older fans had probably already purchased.
     
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    At $50 dollars I bought him for the hell of it, but that was a clearance price. I really hate to harp on this subject, but I honestly feel that MP Prime is gonna be the new go-to guy for any type of Transformers celebration. Its a great figure for collectors, but like the reissues doesn't have much play value for kids because he is just too damn heavy.
     
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    I'd like to see:
    Hasbro release of MP Starscream in G1 colors
    Reissue of G1 figures WITH DIACLONE DRIVERS!
    No dang movie figures!
    relaunch of Classics and Alternators
     
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    I want MP Grimlock or Jazz for the 25th!
     
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    Switch625 "Up, up, and away!"

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    But did any of those lines get the 20th Anniversary treatment? GI Joe sorta did when they went back to the "rubberband" style figures, but I don't think it was an official anniversary promotion.

    If the movie does as well as I hope it does and Transformers becomes more of a mainstream brand, then I can see some 25th anniversary promotion. I'd love to see them revisit the entire history of Transformers, featuring key figures from each line and maybe even a "Best Of" dvd release from each cartoon.
     
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    I might be reaching for the stars but I'd like to see MP Starscream for the 25th.

    Good chance for it to come to the US and also to harvest that huge fan market that's aching for a cartoon-correct version. Maybe even as an "Advanced" alternator for a lower price...

    ...then we would all get to date our high school crushes and own toy stores with everything we want...and a pony.
     
  19. Liege Prime

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    When the CS reissues hit TRU, I wasn't that into collecting due to financial limitations. As far as I know, it also didn't do so well either. With the movie coming out, something tells me that bringing these back would work out better this time, and making them not exclusive to TRU would be even better and perheps less expensive.
     
  20. Autovolt 127

    Autovolt 127 Get In The Titan, Prime!

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    Make a Special Set exclusive for The Best of Botcon,Such as Thundercracker,Dirge
    Thrust,Ironhide and Ratchet,Yeah That'll never Happen:( 
     

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