Core class disappearing? + Earthspark Replacement

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Jtprime17, Jun 19, 2024.

  1. Jtprime17

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    I know the writing was on the wall.

    I just wanted to clear some things up with what I know.

    You can take this as you will, but anyways.

    I have seen about 95% of the solicitations for 2025 that was offered to retailers.

    Core class is not one of the price points being offered next year. At least in the traditional sense. Some figures will trickle out in some multipacks.

    In all honesty the data I have seen shows the price point has not been preforming the way Hasbro would like it.

    Another thing I can confirm is yes. It seems Earthspark will not be going past season 2.

    The replacement for it is already in the works. The first wave of toys has already been solicited to retailers. The toyline’s branding doesn’t mention it being related to Earthspark at all so far.
     
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    Yo Jtprime...

    That's unfortunate, I'm hoping they come out with a new core class adjacent size. But if it's not doing the numbers Hasbro wants then naturally they'll cut it.

    RIP Earthspark, can't say I'll miss it that much though after how badly it bungled one of its most compelling antagonists. Curious what the replacement will look like.
     
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    Silver lining: If they do more pretenders, they won’t be a mix of big and tiny.
     
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    Thanks for the info mate. I hope you're well.
     
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    That’s some shit news.

    I really hate that all the smaller classes have disappeared. Really miss how it was in titans return, or even siege and earthrise
     
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    I guess now that minibot-tier characters are upscaled to Scout-sized and marketed as deluxes, the Legends/Core class just feels arbitrary. I know they were marketed to go along with the Titan-scale figures, but even that felt like stretching things a bit. Oh well.
     
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    Oh, nothing replacing core class? Sad, but understandable, especially if they weren't moving fast in the non-major stores. Energon Megatron at least was really cool to get.

    Hopefully removing the core class pricepoint means the deluxe class MSRP might become $20 like Walmart and Target are generally selling them as currently. And I'll still hope for minicons to surface in some manner regardless.
     
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    Nice to see you again JTPrime

    Core Class going away at this point doesn’t suprise me. Sad to see it go but if something replaces it I expect Mini-Con class composing of Mini-Cons return and maybe Cassettes (since those seemed to do the strongest for Core Class) at a cheaper price point due to size.


    Hope the ES team knew somewhat ahead of time the show was ending after S2 so stories can be mostly wrapped up. Seems they’re moving fast on its replacement (which makes sense). I blame the toys (quantity over quality) and how it aired time wise as the big factors. Hope whatevers next is good.
     
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    They would perform if they ever put them in the damn stores
     
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    They were in stores, they just say there and didn’t move strongly.
     
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    Not having a legends sized class fucking sucks. The core class figures were all garbage but typically what Hasbro took from the bad sales was that it was the price point that was the problem.
     
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    Thanks JT.
     
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    I feel like core class disappearing was inevitable.

    I wonder about Sqweeks' trademark being renewed though, perhaps that might mean he'll be packed with another TLK character in the future?
     
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    That's the fault of the stores.

    And damn shame that this backs up Earthspark ending.
     
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    I saw Earthspark season 2.

    This is a mercy killing.
     
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    Like Ramhorn is he can be packed in with someone
     
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    Could end up like Cyberverse to Earthspark where stylistically it bears a resemblance. Though thematically I could see them building off One if they're getting good first impressions.

    What a strange thing to say
     
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    That sucks that core is done. I hope the next shows toyline will have a Deluxe, Voayager, and maybe even leader class like prime did. Also for them to actually make the shows cast and not bail out after a handful of characters.
     
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    LOL

    Not even the lemmings at TFwiki seem to care enough about it to fill out the pages for the remaining episodes.
     
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