Hasbro 2019 Exclusives Promo Box

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Tony_Bacala, Nov 7, 2019.

  1. Tony_Bacala

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  3. Tony_Bacala

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    Nothing unseen prior to this, but I think the boxes themselves are cool :) 
     
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    Interesting assortment! They really went for collector-aimed stuff, seems like.
     
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    What is a \"Mailer\"? Is it a promotion package sent tonselect sites or something like a membership perk?
     
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    BB Shockwave Well-Known Member

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    The Bakery Bytes are on Amazon, but the Lawn League isn\'t... Where will those be available?
     
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    Bribe for site owners, basically. Nothing underhanded, but by sending them figures they ensure that the site will have a gallery to show them off. Tony is being really upfront and honest with it, as I am sure that all of the site owners get them.
     
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  8. Tony_Bacala

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    Yeah, it's a press mailer. While the fan site owners get the boxes like this, I believe they are meant for more main stream media. People who normally would not cover Transformers toys like we do. Mommy blogs, Entertainment writers at USA Today, etc. It's a way to keep the brand front and center.

    Most of what is in these boxes the last several movies and years has been basic retail level stuff that has been out for a while, so most site owners will have already got the items. But for a mainstream outlet, this is like a crash course in what is out for TF at any given time. I wouldn't say bribe fits, because most people that will get this won't give a s*** about it after their article. They'll give to kids or pass around office.
     
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  9. Alexander Fedorychev

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    Barricade looks interesting
     
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    I meant bribing the person to cover the items if they haven't. Most places will only cover this stuff because they got this box. For TF sites, it's like a game reviewer getting a copy of a game for review. I don't think that it is wrong or anything. Now, if you got them, didn't admit to it, and starting highlighting the stuff that you get, then that would be bad.
     
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    I've seen some of the Nerf youtubers getting mailers like this over the last year.

    EDIT: Forgot all of them say there's a public unboxing rider attached to getting them.
     
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  12. Beastbot X

    Beastbot X Desperate for Lawn League packs

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    Yep, I'd say we aren't getting the Lawn League packs. $&*#@.
     
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    So this is basically a transformers "SwagBag". Gotcha.
     
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    I wish I could get one.
     
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    The art would make a lovely door poster.

    I do wish they'd been a bit more specific about if Amazon is going to get the Lawn League Botbots or not though.
     
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  16. cappeca

    cappeca wtf is this?

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    Nothing special, and yet pretty special. I'd like to have one!
     
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    Like to have one
     
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    They should have given the stain removal gimmick to Siege figures too.
    There isn't really anything new to comment on here, so I will just repeat my desire for an Evergreen Barricade figure. I want it. I need it.
     
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  19. griffin-of-oz

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    AMERICAN site owners perhaps. There are fansites and groups in several other "Hasbro" countries that also significantly large or have been around longer than all of the American fansites, who never get these promo boxes.

    I admit that this one is a little different, as the stores being promoted are American stores, and these items won't be released in a lot of other countries... but the previous (Movie) promo boxes contained regular toys that were released in all of Hasbro's other countries, and they were only sent to Americans, as if that's the only country on the world map at the Hasbro head office, and the international fandom, who pay higher prices for our Transformers toys, is just bonus revenue.

    (and as Tony noted, most of the fansite recipients would already have the toys in these promo boxes that they wanted, but to me it's the beautiful box and non-toy contents that us serious collectors would value more, as well as being considered important enough by the people who own our hobby to send it to them - - it would be a sad to think that there might be mommy bloggers or newspaper journalists who get these promo boxes, and all that nice packaging ended up in the bin)
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    I'm seriously not trying to be negative but I don't see the value add of this post. It's of toys that are already out there.

    Honestly it's more of "hey look what Hasbro gave us."

    Now, if you said here is what we got from Hasbro and we'll be giving these items away to charity, then I could see the value of something like this post.