Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Deefuzz, Mar 25, 2009.
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Not really suprising seeing as Universe is ending as well. Was hoping they would continue making their own molds but I guess it was too good to be true.
Gaaaah, in B4 Botcon 2010 Grapple.
Oh well, my wallet is happier now.
news has been sooooo boring lately
Makes sense, they're pretty much out of molds and decos for it.
For God sakes, just trim off those stupid re-issues. Henkei is way too good to end.
I am not glad it is ending but I can finish up my Henkei line and start saving for a MP Grimlock.
Here's to hoping Henkei will just on hiatus.
Not surprising really. Right now Hasbro and Takara's focus is switching to the upcoming movie (love it or hate it... it's impact on each individual company is all that's relevant to them...). If Hasbro decides to continue Universe in 2010 (which seems likely... many of the current Universe molds are still begging for repaints/remolds... Grapple out of Inferno comes to mind) then I can see Henkei starting back up too.
I'm sure we'll continue to see exclusives. This does free up cash for Ghost Starscream, Bruticus and the cassette sets, not having to worry about more Henkei goodness after Smokescreen and Red Alert.
Are you SHITTING ME!? There's pictures of Red Alert on there, doesn't he come out AFTER Smokescreen?
Though, it does make sense, the Universe line is going on hiatus (AGAIN). So now we have to wait 'til 2010 to see new figures...if Hasbro decides not to be jackasses to the fans.
Smokescreen and Red Alert are both scheduled for release April 25.
As the majority of mass retail molds are commissioned (and presumably paid for) by Hasbro, not a realistic prospect. TakTom seem content to follow Hasbro's lead in the big lines and very occasionally do their own collector-niche molds.
Then they'll just come up with something else for you to buy.
Hmm, I was hoping they would get a few others out there, like maybe a Cliffjumper, but its makes sense.
Assuming Hasbro brings Universe back next year (and honestly, I can't see them NOT doing it, as it's a "catch all" for anything they want to do that's not "main line") then it's likely Tomy will do Animated next year, and then return to Henkei after Hasbro has a bunch of new figures already in the can.
That pic of Smokescreen looks great. Sad to hear this but not suprising considering the movie is coming out soon so apparently that means we have to be saturated with those pieces of crap(sorry for those who like them but thats how I feel about it) with no variety of lines to choose from again, still looking forward to Smokescreen and Red Alert.
oh well. makes sense though.
Since there not going to continue with Henkei, I would like to see more Alternity.
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