G1 Reissue possibilities (2018-beyond)

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  1. WishfulThinking

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    I do think lavender would get made before violet, though. The less "real gun" and bright it looks, the better chance he sees a release.
     
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    2006 Classics Megatron still looks more like a gun than G1 Galvatron and he wasn’t lavender. My biggest concern is that since the orange part of the cannon is removable that they might legally have to make his head painted orange (or possibly just the crown).
     
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    Yeah, but he was also had bright neon green bits. Anything bright will only help his case - whereas dark violet would only hurt it.

    Didn't think about the head part...but yeah, the crown piece (the part that sticks out in gun mode) would have to be neon orange. thankfully, the rest of his head is hidden and wouldn't require weird colors.
     
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    So, would people be okay with something like this?
    safety galvatron.jpg
     
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    I'm going to start tagging the links to Walmart.com starting with 2019 releases.
     
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    If Devastator is reissued, I hope the quality is better than the reissues a while back that were full of QC nightmares.

    A reissue of G1 Blue Diaclone Bluestreak from the first TF checklist would be sublime! That would be a definite buy.
     
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  7. WishfulThinking

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    Devastator already happened. Quality is mostly on par with the Encore release. Good luck finding one, though.
     
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    I get the original molds are lost or destroyed but Hastak really needs to bite the bullet and just retool Grimlock. I get that remaking the tool of an existing toy is as expensive and designing a new one - but its also friggin' Grimlock and they will easily make their money back with how well that thing will sell. The other Dinobots I can understand not wanting to take the risk but Grimmy is easily one of the most popular G1 Transformers and to not have him be re-issued is crazy no matter what hoops they have to go through to make it happen.
     
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    I think Grimlock and Swoop would move like greased lightning. But I also think Hasbro is taking the easiest path to money and are content with just regurgitating Encore releases.
     
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    Cliffjumper isn’t one of those lost molds is it?

    What is the possibility of a CJ reissue?
     
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    High, since he was part of the keychain line a decade ago.

    The only Minibots to not see a reissue is Hub Cap, Beachcomber and Sea Spray - all of which were used in the G2 series, BTW.
     
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    Not that hard to reissue those without the loop for the chain, right?
     
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    I don't think it would be too difficult.
     
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    Should be fine. Bumblebee was part of the keychain reissues too.
     
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    Do we think there will be a wave between Soundwave/Gears/Warpath and whoever’s released with Astrotrain?

    I needs a Huffer and a Blitzwing.
     
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    Updated with Gears and Warpath sightings.
     
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    Updated with the Cassettecons.
     
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    Okay, I'm 4 for 7 now.

    C'mon, Hasbro, roll out a Prowl!!
     
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    Will they be reissuing the Dinobots or Shockwave?
     
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    When was the last time Hasbro/Takara released a "new reissue" of an old g1 mold?

    Devastator?