Can the Beast Wars Botcon toys be made in SELECTS?

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by Suboptimal Optimus, Jul 9, 2021.

  1. Suboptimal Optimus

    Suboptimal Optimus There Is Such A Thing As Truth

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    Something that occured to me is that the Beast Wars characters who got toys in Kingdom so far haven't really gotten much in the way of redeco barring a few exceptions (I'm not counting decos which are just color variant representing the same character). So far we've only seen T-Wrecks and Dracodon. This got me thinking about the repaints/retools that could be done and the old Botcon characters. Can these characters even be done or is there some weird IP/copyright thing going on that mean Hasbro can't make a Packrat, Sandstorm/Doublepunch or maybe non-Transmetal Apelinq? Or maybe its just there wouldn't be any interest and most Botcon characters used molds of characters who didn't get a Kingdom toy yet (Fractyl=Terrorsaur, Onyx Primal=Bat!Primal, Antagony=Inferno, Shockaract=Rampage).

    Still if the molds did exist, could they do the character? Or does Hasbro own absolutely everything they need to make them happen. I'm assuming they do, since its their brand, but I know legal morass can be weird sometimes.
     
  2. Oniconvoy

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    Hasbro owns all rights to any Botcon character names and designs.

    And yes, there is a market for such releases.
     
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  3. ze collecter

    ze collecter Brotherhood Paladin

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    Ditto to Oniconvoy

    Packrat will definitely show up eventually. He's a super popular character. Ditto to Fractyl. Apelinq will probably come around when we get TM Optimus Primal. Sandstorm is definitely in the air. Hasbro might want to see how Skorponok preforms as a mold before they plan on him or Double Punch. The only other beast era characters are based on characters who have yet to get a new mold or are Transmetals so we'll see.
     
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  4. orangeitis

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    Flamewar was in the Transformers: Prime Cyberverse line, if you needed any examples of Hasbro using Funpub characters.
     
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  5. MrSoundmeister

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    Simple Answer: Yes.
     
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    Shadow Striker is also originally a OTFCC character
     
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  7. Beauman

    Beauman Prisencolinensinainciusol. All right.

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    You and three others.
    Impressive market.
     
  8. Dinocon93

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    Fractyl, Sanstorm, Doublepunch, and Packrat will most likely happen at some point. Antagony too if Inferno gets a figure made.

    Apelinque and Primal Prime from the POTP version should also happen.
     
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  9. kaijuguy19

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    As others said Hasbro basically owns those characters so there's nothing stopping them from giving us new figures of them especially with how Kingdom's doing VERY well for them so I'd be shocked if they didn't take the chance to strike while the iron is hot when it comes to giving us more BW love through exclusive repaints. Especially with how the newly reveled BW Ravage can be repainted into Transmetal Tigatron along with the new toy accurate head sculpt for Kingdom Optimus Primal can give us a Universe 1.0 repaint of the mold with the new head.
     
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    Heatwave, Lifeline and Red Wing were Botcon original characters that got retail/Selects releases.
     
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