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Old 09-24-2012, 09:26 AM   #11
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Holy crap I missed this. I really needed another podcast. This is the second best way to wake up.
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Old 09-24-2012, 10:03 AM   #12
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Having new characters is part of a good strategy to sell more toys. The other part is making them into actual characters in the movie. Other than Prime or Bumblebee, what transformers on film were going to make kids excited to buy their toys? How many kids do you think would even notice what their names are? If Hasbro told Michael Bay to drop the American military in his Transformer films, there'd be way more for them to do, and several more reasons to be excited about them. Michael Bay, however, is never going to do this. Spielberg has already approached Col. Moreshower about being in the new movie, in fact.

I don't even hate the idea of human protagonists in TF films, but the human military angle is really choking the potential out of a movie franchise about two sides of robots fighting each other. It's their war, and in order for the conflict to have any emotional resonance, we need to see it from their perspective.
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Old 09-24-2012, 10:08 AM   #13
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So I'm listening to the podcast via Quicktime, and adjusting the display box just for fun.

them, suddenly, without any warning:

Dam. I sneaked 'the Bay' on myself. Imagine that on a big computer screen.
gotta be more careful in the future, this hobby can be dangerous...
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Old 09-24-2012, 11:18 AM   #14
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I agree with Seth about the "hasbro not controlling themselves" issue regarding movie characters. I am a big fan of movie Bumblebee.... and even tho I have quite a few of his toys, even I felt that Hasbro went way overboard with Bumblebee's for DOTM. Instead of having room for Leadfoot, Wheeljack and Soundwave.... there were far too many Bumblebees out there.

I hope they do not get rid of him for the next movie... just tone down the damn toys, Hasbro... release one or maybe two and THAT'S IT.... don't release 7 or 8 different repaints. Make sure that you have enough room in the cases and waves for new movie characters and maybe even release toys for characters that aren't in it. Skids, Mudflap, Jolt and Skyhammer weren't in DOTM, yet they got good toys.
As much as I love the movieverse... We need Soundwave's minions to start killing more of the annoying side/comic relief characters. RIP Laserbeak, thank you for saving us from Deep Wang.
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Old 09-24-2012, 11:48 AM   #15
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On the Bumblebee issue: A month ago I moved to Texas from Georgia, along the way I stop from 10 to 15 different stores (Toys R us, Wal-mart, Target) a found nothing but Movie & Prime Bumblebees with very few late Generations, and Woc Primes, Jazz , Shockwave that were few and far between. I couldn't even begin to tell how much of a disappointed I was to drive across all those states and haveing very little Transformers to show for it.

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Old 09-24-2012, 12:46 PM   #16
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i think the Beast Hunters slide was for another country, and they are behind on TF Prime, that's why it said 2013 for them because that is when it will come out for them
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Old 09-24-2012, 04:35 PM   #17
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Old 09-24-2012, 05:25 PM   #18
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Old 09-24-2012, 08:05 PM   #19
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JimTheJIIIIIRRRRRRRRR Maan! xD I loved it. Thanks so much guys.
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Old 09-24-2012, 08:30 PM   #20
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