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Old 12-10-2012, 02:23 PM   #21
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Personally, I'm of the opinion that ever since the first movie toyline being the massive success it was, Hasbro now regards anything non-movie as "secondary" or "filler" lines in-between movies that don't get their full concerns and attention.

Animated got the axe and was cut short in favor of ROTF, with some molds at the end ending up as Takara exclusives or never released at all. Classics/Generations always seems to get dropped like a bad habit when a movie's coming. And with TF4 on the horizon, Hasbro's focus is most defintely on that, hence Prime suffering by lack of figs for show characters and Takara doing stuff Hasbro seems to have zero interest in also doing, or just weird shit like Takara getting Ironhide and Hasbro doing Kup instead.

Probably also factors like Hasbro's well known opinion that bad guys don't sell. Hence no Breakdown in favor of Dreadwing that was easily repainted for Skyquake.
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Old 12-10-2012, 04:07 PM   #22
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The only bots really missing from the toyline was Breakdown and Smokescreen, and I'm pretty sure Smokescreen will get a toy in the BH toyline

And by the way, Shockwave appears only for one episode with about 6 minutes of air time. When do you think Hasbro should promote him, at the 6 minutes of air time or half a year later when he joints the main cast [assuming that from the S3 trailer]?
we did get a breakdown & smokescreen toy
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+ Ultra Magnus received NO screen time! but there's still a toy of him
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Old 12-10-2012, 04:09 PM   #23
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Seriously does Hasbro even remember people would rather have the toys of character on the show?

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Old 12-10-2012, 04:25 PM   #24
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If it comes down to it and theres is 2 toys one in the show one not the kids like them both equally i believe they would go with the one thats ins the show versus the one thats not. As a kid i liked to recreate what i saw in beast ward so having the chracter in the show is plus and youd think the would put priority in that first then fill out the line with non show characters.
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Old 12-10-2012, 06:06 PM   #25
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we did get a breakdown & smokescreen toy
I know, but just clarifying that I'm talking about USA releases. I know Breakdown got a toy and I happily imported him, but US members aren't really happy when they have to import something instead of driving to a shop and buying it locally.
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Old 12-10-2012, 06:25 PM   #26
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Honestly, I just believe that Hasbro is trying to shift away from the Deluxe size scale to the Cyberverse sizes.
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Old 12-10-2012, 06:49 PM   #27
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Hasbro not releasing Smokescreen didn't make much sense to me. I would think a new autobot would have been a big seller. I guess they had already announce all the deluxe waves, but it seems like they could have squeezed him in somewhere.
The reason for Smokescreen is simple: he showed up late in the season. There simply wasn't enough time for Hasbro to design an entirely new mold for him and include it in the TFP Line. Takara got around that by making him a minor retool of Knockout.

We're getting Cyberverse Smokescreen in the Beast Hunters line, so I'm willing to bet there will be a Deluxe as well. We might even get an Insecticon.
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Old 12-10-2012, 07:00 PM   #28
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Honestly, I just believe that Hasbro is trying to shift away from the Deluxe size scale to the Cyberverse sizes.
So it's a repeat of 89-90, but without in-universe explanation for smaller robots.
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Old 12-10-2012, 11:19 PM   #29
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So it's a repeat of 89-90, but without in-universe explanation for smaller robots.
That's my thought. I could go into details, but I don't wanna derail the thread. If someone's interested in reading it, I typed it up on [Links are hidden for guests. Please Register.]

Personally, I'm okay with it. I mean, the Cyberverse guys are pretty good. Yeah, it's not as awesome as a bigger robot, but I just guess it's one of those "times change" sort of things.
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Old 12-10-2012, 11:27 PM   #30
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Seriously does Hasbro even remember people would rather have the toys of character on the show?
Yeah, I think they do. But they also remember a good majority of kids who don't have the HUB don't care and would buy a non canon character figure just because it looks cool.
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