Hasbro And Mattel Join Forces For A Cross-Brand Licensing Deal

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by SilverOptimus, Apr 24, 2023.

  1. G.B. Blackrock

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    Is this in response to my comment about Action Masters? Because, if so, you're badly misunderstanding me.

    Action Masters are Transformers that don't transform. I'm just saying they're not just that.

    But if they transform, they're not Action Masters anymore. They're just Transformers like any other we've been getting for 40 years.

    Talking about previously Action Master-only characters is completely beside the point (and, in most cases, they've been done as transforming toys several toys over by now). If your original comment was to suggest transforming Action Master characters, I apologize for misunderstanding you in the first place, but confess I still don't know what the point would be, since (again) most of them have been done over the years.
     
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    I\'ll take Stunticon team, please and thank you.
     
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    Dang, I really want that Track Fleet Optimus Prime. But I got out of Hot Wheels collecting for a reason. Locally, we had one or two collectors that gave the rest of us a bad name. I won't go into details but it made collecting Hot Wheels very difficult for us decent ones because of a few bad apples. I just hope maybe this will be easy to get online because I can see the Hot Wheels scalpers buying them up to flip.
     
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    You know I honestly didn't think about that myself, as Mattel probably has all the correct licenses for the PROPER vehicle modes.

    (Looking at you Porsche and Ferrari)
     
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    Preordered!
     
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    I was suggesting transforming Action Master characters, mainly because you said you’d like small-scale Action Master updates, which wouldn’t fit with the mainline stuff. I have a feeling people would want Generations-scale Action Masters, and if those did exist, they’d probably transform.
     
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    Mattel lost the Ferrari license several years ago. They do have Porsche and Lamborghini though, and even have a mold for the Tyrell P34.
     
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    I thought I heard something about that, I don't get why they only go all in with 1 toy company at a time.

    They are so anti fun and consumer.

    Especially with the repossessing of their cars from people who do things they don't like with them. But that's just a thing I heard, not sure if that's actually true though. LOL

    As far as I am concerned that's theft if true.
     
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    If they transform, they're not Action Masters. Full stop. (cue comments about the Elites, but even those barely transform)

    Seriously, there are plenty of other lines to get the Generations scale for any characters you want. Action Masters are something else.
     
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    These are Must Haves for me!
    I've been looking around for 1:64 scale vehicles resembling G1 Transformers to display. This is a dream come true!
    I will only collect loose because I will already buy them 2x, 1 set for my 4yo twins to enjoy and destroy lol. They love all their Disney Cars and Hot wheels but are super rough on them. They always stare especially at my Transformers G1 alt mode display. They love the cars!

    Preorders are rollin' out, saw Prime at BBTS as well
    https://www.bigbadtoystore.com/Product/VariationDetails/275493?o=1

    When/Where is Bumblebee going to be released?
     
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    Hot Wheels official Bumblebee

    Bumblebee's release details available here!
    The one we have been seeing is part of 2024 mainline (the dollar cars sold by Hot Wheels). You can expect this in the K case
     
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    Don't forget Bug Byte as another repaint possible for a VW Beetle.
     
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    You're probably referring to the Treasure Hunts and Super Treasure Hunt variants.
     
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    Oh yeah! With the 2006 classics mold Botcon liveries!
     
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    Thanks! I will look into later today! Much appreciated!
     
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    That's a bummer. Not a HW collector, but I've seen some Track Fleet trailer can 'open'. I'll wait for in-hand confirmation.
     
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    I hope I am wrong, it would be a huge missed opportunity to have both Bumblebee and Optimus Prime released at the same time and you don't have them interact.
     
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    I had a quick look at a you-tube footage showing a car not fitting inside the trailer of a random Track Fleet. It would be interesting if Optimus trailer did open but Bumblebee was too big.