Will we ever see another TFC style gen 1 reissue?

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by barricade13, May 21, 2008.

  1. barricade13

    barricade13 Member

    Joined:
    May 15, 2008
    Posts:
    23
    Trophy Points:
    31
    Likes:
    +0
    Just wondering?

    I know encore series is out and the prices are resonable, but I really LOVE the bookend style of the TFC series.
     
  2. ultraconvoy

    ultraconvoy Banned

    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2006
    Posts:
    1,016
    News Credits:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    161
    Likes:
    +5
    Nope but we can hope!
     
  3. unmc2001

    unmc2001 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2004
    Posts:
    1,172
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    197
    Likes:
    +61
    I really like the TFC bookstyle collection as well. The box art and binder inserts are nice additions. I hope to see more but think it is unlikely.
     
  4. Ramrider

    Ramrider TF Art Lad

    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2004
    Posts:
    4,131
    Trophy Points:
    186
    Likes:
    +0
    I doubt it. Reissues are really popular in Japan, but they don't do very well in the West; that's why when Hasbro did do them, they were store exclusives, and I think a lot of 'em warmed the shelves even then.
     
  5. Tenebrouser

    Tenebrouser Craft...or is it crap?

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2005
    Posts:
    6,666
    Trophy Points:
    226
    Likes:
    +0
    Unfortunately no, but I'm not complaining about what they're doing with Encore.
     
  6. jtuarus

    jtuarus Prowls circutsu master TFW2005 Supporter

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2007
    Posts:
    1,477
    Trophy Points:
    172
    Likes:
    +10
    Ebay:
    well hasbros problem was they were really marked up some of the reissues were like buying from the aftermarket at least at my tru. and they didnt warm shelves here they were almost always sold out. then they had to go and close my tru to make it a BRU and then about 6 months they closed up. so i have to go about thirty minutes north or south.
     
  7. Ramrider

    Ramrider TF Art Lad

    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2004
    Posts:
    4,131
    Trophy Points:
    186
    Likes:
    +0
    True, they weren't cheap, which may not have helped. And although they may well have been permanently sold out at your local, naturally their sales are based on more than one store. I know my local one always had loads.
     
  8. e3nine

    e3nine Poop.

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2004
    Posts:
    3,875
    News Credits:
    7
    Trophy Points:
    186
    Likes:
    +7
    There's the problem.

    Poor distribution methods.
    Does anyone remember the drama that was Commemorative Series Sideswipe? It was even news to Hasbro @ Botcon that TRU lost these pallets. They were located and sent to KB Toys for sale instead.

    Anyone remember the Tuesday Morning fiasco? Cases of Rodimus Prime and Ricochet were ending up at this discount chain for $7.99 ea. At the same time, many members were reporting that "I've never seen RP in a store".

    How about last year's Classics Soundwave? Somehow, that turned into an eBay exclusive.

    Awful price pointing.
    TRU was (and still is) getting destroyed by Wal-Mart in sales. This caused reissue pricing to increase and decrease on a weekly basis. I remember seeing Prowl go from $29.99, to $34.99, to 24.99, to 17.99, to 28.99. It was everywhere.


    If reissues are to survive, they need to be done through Target. Their shopper demographic lands right within the market and they have top notch distribution methods.

    (don't get me started on Wal-Mart "exclusives" ... the Chicagoland area never saw MP SS, Alt Ravage, Alt Rumble)
     

Share This Page