Would Less Be More?

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by griffn29, Sep 2, 2012.

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Would you trade quantity for quality?

  1. Yes! the quality is the most important part, and the current figures are crap.

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  2. I'm not currently satisfied, but I don't think thats the best idea

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  3. No! I'm fine with toys the way they are right now.

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  4. I really don't care what Hasbro does

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  1. griffn29

    griffn29 Well-Known Member

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    In the coming months, fans have shown their unrest for transformers that have gotten smaller in a move to reduce production costs on Hasbro's part.

    What if, (as a total hypothetical) less figures were produced per line, recreating only the most iconic characters and keeping the large size of the -2010 Generations line? Would you support such a change? Would you reduce your figure intake in trade for more lavish figures?
     
  2. Stardust262

    Stardust262 Moe is the Only Way

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    It is with Charmin


    If the figures were good and of characters I wanted to see, then yes
     
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    No more FOC and Prime and more Trailbreakers and Leader Ultra Magnus formed by a white Prime and a trailer, RID/Cybertron style? Yes please.
     
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    It depends, like what Stardust262 has said, it they were good and of the characters I want.

    For example, if they had only put out only 2 good Bumblebees one Takara AM, one Hasbro, but cartoon accurate, good articulation, good paint apps, I would definitely support that, instead of the silly repaints. I do love the Terrorcon versions though.
     
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    what is with everyone and Trailbreaker?
     
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    Depends on the word "Iconic".

    If Hasbro would produce iconic characters from ALL series, I'd be for it. That way, we all get something we care about. But if it's just Hasbro doing more iconic characters from the G1 line only, oh slag NO!!
     
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    My collection IS quality over quantity. Thats how I like it. So my answer is a big YES!!
     
  8. rxlthunder

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    Mass released and redone Sky-Byte, Hotshot with flame throwers, someone that was liked in Super Link and and anyone else pre :bay ?

    I like this more.
     
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    The sad thing is, we can only expect more crappy figures/re-decos because, those are what Hasbro thinks would please kids, which are their main target.

    Collectors are just a fraction of their target market, the sad fact.
     
  10. Nope

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    1. He's the only 1984 Autobot car to not receive a main-line update.
    2. Trailbreaker is the man.
     
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    The problem with Hasbro, is that while these are still meant for kids, the don't see how they're pushing it with a new movie toyline which could probably bomb, more of the main heroes that after 3 movies, kids don't want. At this point next year, or whenever Season 3 is over, they need to reinvent, or at the very least go back to the days when variety wasn't a problem.
     
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    That's not really something the fandom dictates. Retailers would never go for less when they're trying to sell more product.

    That's not what they think, that's what they know.

    Kids don't mind if a toy is slightly smaller or has less paint if it's still fun. And if it's still fun for little kids parents will still buy it.

    Personally? Transformer blows in more ways than the toy departement these days. Design are just derivitive like-movie-but-not with random, ill-fitting G1 aspects. The fictions outside the comics are pretentious and everything's so serious and drab. No fun, no colour, no attempt at anything new. Hasbro can do whatever they want. I buy what I like, and there's nothing I like, so I'll wait until there is.
     
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    Interesting idea, though it is completely detatched from economic or business theory.

    As for me, it really doesn't matter what Hasbro does - I'll buy the figures I think are great and pass on the rest. MP's increased release schedule is a great cash vacuum for me as it is.
     
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    Hasbro will do what they do and I'll buy what appeals to me.
     
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    Yup, for example, locally, Weaponizer Bumblebee, Powerizer Optimus, big toys, they actually look cool. But parents/kids are not into them.

    ROTF Ultimate Bee, HFTD Battle Ops Bee did not disappear from the shelves until clearance.
     
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    I could go far smaller waves with larger more detailed figures.
     
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    Your hypothetical has no possibility of happening. Making less figures in the line won't magically reduce cost-per-figure. Rather, it will simply reduce Hasbro's overall profits as they see less sales due to lack of variety. In effect, costs would stay the same and profits would drop.

    Your logic, taken to extremes, implies that if they put out only one transformer per year, it would be an incredible figure that costs almost nothing.

    In other words, your hypothecal (and poll options) aren't logically connected: it's not a choice between variety in a line and quality. Now, if your question is about quality vs. cost, then that's what the next price point up (e.g., voyager) is for, you pay more to get more.
     
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    I'd be happy if Cyberverse,Rescue bots & Bots shots went away forever. I want the bigger toys to return in the over excessive amounts.
     
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    No. In the case of Transformers, more is more. I could not live without my off-screen, toy-only figures that Hasbro can go balls-to-the-wall designing.

    1. RTS Trailcutter would like a word with you.
    2. So would Gears.

    Yes.
     
  20. Ash from Carolina

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    While some of the new figures aren't so good I still would not want a case of fewer figures. It seems like I've been waiting a very long time on the update to some of the characters and that would make the wait even longer.

    The only thing I want less of right now is less Bumblebee.
     

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