Fans Toys Release Schedule (Past/Present) PART 2

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by Teletran-1, Jan 25, 2022.

  1. crdavismusic

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    Did FT know Takara would be wrapping up the current MP line? And waiting in the wings to properly announce Prime? A lot of these things are lining up oddly on the timeline... where's my tinfoil...
     
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    we’ll all be long dead by then
     
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    Don't you gain 5 years for every Fanstoys figure you own?
     
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    I just did a quick rough count, FT has released or announced 81 characters compared to the 93 I counted above (that 81 is counting every cassette individually since they are different characters). With 6 more announcements they would reach half way (ignoring the same caveats I mentioned in the above post) for Released/announced combined.
     
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    Does Soundblaster count as season 4? He was only in Headmasters which might technically be considered season 4.
     
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    Soundblaster and Twincast belong to the Season of Repaints.
     
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    Those alternate versions of Astrotrain and Jazz aren't season 1-4 either.
     
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    FT is doing Headmasters as their primary source over Rebirth. It can be seen in their Headmasters figures to varying degrees, but is most blatant in that they made Fortress instead of Cerebros.

    But they also didn't have to make full brand new molds for them either. They were basically cash grabs like all repaints, and FT has never pretended to be above cash grabs.
     
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    I'm just wondering how long would I still be interested in collecting transformers and whether 3P companies would still have much customers in another 10 years once the generation who grew up in the 80s no longer buy TFs
     
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    idk there’s a fair amount of people (me included) that didn’t grow up in the 80s that still ended up into G1 MP. this is completely personal opinion but outside of like beast wars and the live action movies I just can’t see many other TF continuities MP could expand to. Some like UT have show designs so close to the actual toys that it just seems redundant. others like Animated or Prime would be cool if extremely difficult to pull off, but I just don’t see a large enough customer base for that. I think IDW is still a bit of an untapped market despite MMC’s Reformatted but i genuinely do not know where 3p as a whole would go without G1
     
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    Fanstoys have enough G1 season 1-4 characters left to keep themselves occupied for another 10 years, I will be surprised if they even do them all.
     
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    It's too bad Action Toys didn't continue their DX line beyond Bike Robo.
     
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    Nobody ever wants to complete a team or set because then they couldn't sell incomplete teams and sets over and over and over...
     
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