Your hopes and fears for Universe '08

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  1. Bass X0

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    As if you don't know, anything that isn't related to the animated gets put into Universe, which will be the home for the new Classics molds.


    However, I wonder if anything means everything. This year, we had Alternators, Titanium, Attacktix and Robot Heroes that were part of their own mini line - IF (and I know some won't) these were still around next year, wouldn't they also be branded Universe toys I wonder...


    What I want Universe '08 to be is something similar to what the Robots in Disguise toyline was - a mixture of both new molds and repainted molds from previous lines.

    What I don't want is repaints of toys that have already been repainted many times over already. I like repaints, toys I've passed on originally because I didn't like the color scheme I have bought when they were repainted for a later release. Sometimes, a repaint is so awesome that I just have to own the same mold again. But I'd rather see repaints of toys that have never been repainted before.
     
  2. Harbinger

    Harbinger ecnayonnA

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    to misquote from the tv show millenium "i predict another year of the same old crap."
     
  3. Ruination04

    Ruination04 8 Years Old Since 1984!

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    I hope it is mainly a lot of Classics 2.0.
    I hope it is finally home to the Seacons.
    I agree with you on the RID line.
     
  4. LigerPrime

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    3 molds of the original seekers i.e. Starscream, Thundercracker and Skywarp.

    Fear:

    We get only 2 of them! Bah! :D 
     
  5. RKillian

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    My fear is that Hasbro will listen to the same idiotic fans that struggled so hard to outright ruin Alternators and another great line with a ton of potential will be driven into the ground faster than you can say "I told you so." Suppose that, additionally, we really _do_ get a successor to Universe, complete with the same lack of vision and aversion to quality control that made the original such a dismal clusterfuck. I just hope the decent figures are actually available for purchase at retail without having to take time off work and drive to 40 different stores before noon.
     
  6. ActionMasterZod

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    I hope it is a mixture of robot heroes and the new molds with a few repainted things from the past couple lines.
     
  7. SPLIT LIP

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    I would like new molds. I would also like to see that RID Megs repaint/mold of BW Megs.

    Maybe repaint the RID Bullet Trains. I would also like another Bruticus/Ruination, though that's unlikely.

    Or better yet, Energon Bruticus in Ruination colours. As a set of course, but not an exclusive.


    Yeah, I'm a RID nut.


    I fear that no good molds will be repainted, or that the line itself will have horrible QC. I also fear that any good repaints/remolds/newmolds will be exclusives I'll never own.
     
  8. Rumble02

    Rumble02 Radicon of Obliticons

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    I just want a shockwave of somekind. maybe a much better wheeljack/downshift mode.
     
  9. thoughtcrime

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    My hopes: quality new molds for each major character from the first 2 or 3 years of G1, and if need be, a few nicely done repaints of the better existing molds.

    My fears: Random poorly done repaints of lousy existing molds, the omission of important characters like Jazz, bad distribution.
     
  10. noblekale

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    Return of basics
    New Defensor combiner
    True Classics minicons (Bumblebee, Windcharger, Brawn for one pack, then Huffer, Cliffjumper, and Powerglide for another, allow other repaints here)
    A GOOD Motorcycle transformer! (see Defensor)

    Fears:
    Wal-Mart
    We'll be stuck with Animated dinobots
    Ultra ridiculously overpriced exclusives
    Scalpers (you need to die!)
     
  11. Grimwing

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    Hopes for classics universe:
    Slightly larger than voyager ultra class figures. (galvatron, octane)
    Many deluxe autobots from the first season that may have had a bit part in the show. Grapple, Hoist, Bluestreak, Sideswipe, sunstreaker, skids, etc.
    The titanium cosmos mold gets tweaked for use in the line even as a scout.
    And a classics bruticus repaint of the energon bruticus maximus set.

    Fears for classics universe:
    Beast Wars characters leaking into the set. Overlaping with the main lines to have distribution problems, prices will go up as collectors series toys. Commemorative coins and impossible packageing Vend the line only to the misb market.
     
  12. Edgewise

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    I'd rather repaints be either of EXCELLENT molds, or extremely well done decos, or desired and appropriate G1 homages.

    If that's on a mold that's already been repainted a few times... still awesome.

    If a crappy mold just gets some random repaint simply because it's never been repainted before... that's no good.
     
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    Hope: That the UK will actually get these Universe toys.
    Fear: That we won't.
     
  14. Dragonclaw

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    Hopes:

    New versions of the Stunticons & Protectobots!
    Maybe some previously unreleased stuff...


    Fears:
    That really good recolors will get scrapped in favor of really crappy ones...like last time...
     
  15. 1UpCheatachu

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    Hopes: Sunstreaker :D 

    Fears: No Jazz :( 
     
  16. lars573

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    Hope: That the most awesome stuff will be mass retail.
    Fear: That the most awesome stuff will be Target/Wal-Mart exclusive. And thus beyond my reach.
     
  17. BarBoBot

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    Hope: I want to see a line where all the tfs are in scale with each other.

    Please give me a blue repaint of Classic Starscream, and call it whatever you want so I get a Thundercracker and the botcon one can stay Exclusive. :p 

    A 5-6 member Gestalt with all new molds would be the shit.

    I second the repaint of Railracer/JRX

    Fear: I just hope we dont end up seeing a line full of mostly repaints.
     
  18. Omnius

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    Hopes: More 1984-1986 Autobot cars, plenty of Deluxes and less emphasis on the larger (and more expensive) sizes. Some repaints from RiD. Seacons! Trainbots. Inventive remolds (a la Ramjet).

    Fears: Poor (or non-existent) distro in the UK, crazy Exclusives shenanigans
     
  19. Smasher

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    Hopes:
    New molds on a design\quality level of Classics Mirage with not only repaints but (gasp) remolded heads.

    Fears:
    Everyone will be purple, yellow and green like the first Universe go round.
     
  20. Switchblade

    Switchblade Just a raggedy man

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    Hope: ultra size class Rodimus Prime.

    Fear: that waiting a year for this line will drive me crazy.
     

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