First Transformers Q&A with Hasbro - Monday, October 6th - SUBMIT QUESTIONS HERE!

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  1. Optimus Convoy

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    1. Will we see G1 Combiners in the Universe/Classics line?
    2. Since we saw Targetmaster Cyclonus in the Classics/Universe line. Will we see Powermasters, Headmasters, Targetmasters and Micromasters in the Classics/Universe line as well?
    3. Will Alternity line come to US stores?
    4. Will Shockwave be in the Classics/Universe line?
     
  2. T-Logicon

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    Is the upcoming 25th anniversary Optimus Prime re-issue going to be the only G1 figure to be re-issued under the "25th anniversary" heading? Or is this going to start a new line of US G1 re-issues? Are there any plans to re-issue more G1 figures that havent already been re-issued? (Sunstreaker, Wheeljack, the Dinobots, Shockwave, etc), or is Hasbro content to let the Japanese market (Takara/Tomy) continue with the G1 re-issues in their "Encore" line? thanx Tim
     
  3. llamatron

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    Have you considered looking at the Euro-G1 toys for inspiration when designing new Transformers?

    Has the idea of doing a "straight to DVD" animated project ever been considered?

    Which size-class (i.e. Legend, Deluxe etc) is the hardest to design for and why? Similarly, which is the best to design for and why?
     
  4. Rodimus Mike

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    1.When will the Animated Line die out?
    2.If that happens will Universe 2.0 take over as main line?
    3.What are all the 25th Anniversary figures for next year?
    4.Will we get an updated Fortress Maximus in one of the lines,say Animated,Universe,
    or 25th Ann.?
    5.And most important,will we ever see the Alternators Line come back,ala US Alternity
    figures?
     
  5. Grimwing

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    1. The comic books being bundled with the target exclusive springer vs.ratbat and roadbuster vs. dirge battle packs seem reminicent of the gijoe and star wars comic two packs. Can you continue to include full-size comic books with toys in the TF anniversary line?

    2. Are there any plans for transformer bases like omega supreme, trypticon etc. for transformers animated and the 25th anniversary?

    3. Are there efforts to keep the classics starscream mold from degrading? Its utility to troop builders is very high.
     
  6. xZAOx

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    Some of mine have already been asked, but I'll ask them again anyways.

    1. Can we expect Ratchet in Universe?
    2. Any word about an Arcee toy finally?
    3. Any plans yet for MP Thundercracker or MP Skywarp to come stateside?
    4. Can we expect any Pretender-based toys in universe?
    5. Chance of Omega Supreme toy for Animated?
     
  7. Maximum Burn

    Maximum Burn JETS AND HELI!! I LIKEY!

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    1) Why was there a switch to a softer, less durable plastic for the animated line? The movie line had much stronger plastic.

    2) Is there a plan for an all-spark accessory or key pack-in for future animated toys?

    3) Why didn't you guys sell little all-spark cubes for the allspark movie line like what Japan did for theirs?

    4 & 5) Are you going to do anything to improve quality control to a better standard then the current one, especially since the price increases and more concerns about safety?

    If so, would you mind telling us what will you guys be looking out for and what actions you are going to take?
     
  8. Dark Magnus

    Dark Magnus Your opinion is wrong!

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    Are there any plans to include any Japanese-only characters in the 25th anniversary toyline (outside of the rumored robot heroes of course)?
     
  9. Shin Densetsu

    Shin Densetsu I WILL DESTROY YOU Super Mod

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    1-I'm a fan of some of the gestalt team leaders from g1 that were made into non combining ultras in classics. Is there a chance that we might get Hot Spot and Motor Master for the Ultra size class in Universe?

    2-Any chance of new voyager toys of the F-22 seekers from IDW's Transformers:Infiltration?

    3-Any thought of making a Classics/Universe Power Master Prime in Leader class?

    4-Are there any G2 characters that you would like to make all new toys for in Universe?

    5-Can the upcoming Universe Starscream have a Thundercracker variant, packed in a 50/50 ratio? For that matter, would retailers be okay with that?
     
  10. juise

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    My questions:

    1) This can be a simple yes or no answer. Do you have any non movie related big surprises planned for fans to commemorate the 25th anniversary?

    2) I personally love the dual transformations found in Universe Classics 2.0 Sunstreaker and Sideswipe. It provides more then just a repaint, while allowing you to get a good return on the mold. Are there currently any designs in the works for molds that will utilize a similar style dual transformation?

    3/4) Are sales on the current lines living up to expectations? Is there any line thats doing exceptionally better/worse then originally projected?

    Thank you.
     
  11. MV75

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    Doh! Thanks Llamatron. ;) 

    My Q from the other place:

    The following question is one that all fans should be wanting an answer to. I know for me that the result is forcing me to spend my $ with other companies such as Tak-tom and lego lately.

    Q: Why has the general craftsmanship and quality control steadily declined since the Cybertron line to its current low point in the current Universe line?
     
  12. ORIO

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    1. Will we see Universe Ultras Hot Zone and Menasor (Hot Spot and Motormaster)

    2. What was the decision for making non-combining leader ultra class figures?

    3. Will we see Universe figures of Ratchet, Jazz, Trailbreaker, Wheeljack, KUP(!!!), the Insecticons and Blitzwing?

    4. Will we see a Universe G1 Scourge figure?

    5. LEADER CLASS LUGNUT??? Supremed Animated Omega Supreme?

    6. Any plans to do Protectobots and Stunticons in the vein of the Energon Combiners except with... you know... hands?

    7. Plans to do Universe Hardhead? Or if you plan to do G1 Kup and Scourge will they come with Recoil and Fracas?
     
  13. Optimatron

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    1. When can we expect to see Universe deluxe wave 3 with characters Ironhide, Sideswipe, and Silverstreak in stores?
    2. Will we ever see new Voyager/Ultra/Leader class molds of Optimus Prime, Megatron, Rodimus Prime, Ultra Magnus, or Galvatron in the Universe Classics line?
    3. Can we expect to see Wheeljack and the rest of the Original G1 series cast in the Universe Classics line??(from season 1 all the way to 4 including the 1986 movie)
    4. Are there any plans for finishing the Dinobot team (in Animated or Universe Classics)?
    5. Is there any hope for a BMW transformer?
     
  14. djmagic

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    1) When will animated season 2 come out on dvd?
    2) Will we get all of the starscream clones in animated (voyager size)
    3) With binaltech making new robots, is there a chance for altenators to return? Not the 1:32 alternity but the 1:24 ones. I would love a dodge challenger transformer.
     
  15. Detour

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    I just have one question, really.

    Is Drift from All Hail Megatron really going to get a toy in Universe?
     
  16. VE Telus

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    1) Is Alternators Frenzy -- an obvious blue repaint of the Rumble mold -- planned for future release?

    2) Are Titanium 6" Primal Prime and Soundblaster still possibilities for the line, or are War Within Prowl and Grimlock the last of the 6" Titaniums?

    3) Diamond Select Toys does it with their Stargate figures, and Japan hobby magazines have exclusive mail-ins every now and then. Are mail-in exclusives a thing of the past, or are promotions of this nature still viable?

    4) Without the need for Mini-Cons or Cyber Keys, Universe 2.0 and Animated are recent lines that do not utilize a line-wide gimmick. Do sales support lines with line-wide gimmicks, and how do the designers feel about incorporating a line-wide gimmick into their toys?

    5) Some molds have been repainted numerous times, while others (like Energon Sharkticon or Cybertron Brimstone) have never been repainted. Aside from complexity-issues (like the RID bullet trains) or mold degradation (like the RID car brothers), on what basis are molds chosen -- or rejected -- for repaints?
     
  17. Hiro Prime

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    1) Is there a chance for the Classic Rodimus to be reissued with a Targetmaster like the Universe Cyclonus? (Or for any other Targetmasters to be made in Universe?)
    2) Will there be any new Mini-cons molds made for the Universe line like the Jolt that's being offered with the Universe Hot Shot?
    3) Will we see more Mini-con repaints for the 25th anniversary?
    4) Will Animated and Universe toys be sold alongside the new movie toys next year or will they be put on hold to make room for the first few waves of the movie toys on stores shelves?
    5) Will we see anymore unreleased toy molds used durring the 25th. anniversary like the Titanium Grimlock and Prowl?
     
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  18. kajobaldisimo

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    (i know that the alternator line is dead, but still...) Are you ever gonna release a proper alternators Prowl from the Subaru impreza mold?
     
  19. David Hingtgen

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    1. Will we ever see toys in the $25-and-over range that focus mainly on transformation/complexity and don't just use their higher price-point to be packed full of articulation-and-transformation-compromising electronics?

    2. Masterpiece Thundercracker and Skywarp in the US? (and if yes to TC, please make him match the G1 toy, and not the G1 cartoon)

    3. Why the bright orange joints in Universe Silverbolt and Galvatron? They clash HORRIBLY with the characters' other colors and seem truly "random/pointless" as colors. It's like giving an Optimus Prime toy lime green joints...
     
  20. Gryph

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    Seeing as how Armada is getting at least one toy in 25th Aniversary Universe, will there be anything for Energon and Cybertron?

    How many Animated toys (all classes) do not have repaints already in the works?

    Will Animated Prowl with Samurai armor, be a repaint?

    Any chance of a getting a Starscream toy in Action Master Thundercracker colors? :p 

    Are there plans for Cybertron mode toys of any of the other main Animated Autobots?

    Do you have any more villains planned for Marvel Transformers?
     
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