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

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

  1. Pcsolyar

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    I think they'd look better with S scale, but they definitely still work well
     
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    Hate to be that nerd but Wheeljack 's G1 alt mode isn't actually a rally car. The Stratos rally car is the Stratos HF(Hi Fidelity). The Stratos that Wheeljack is, is the Stratos Turbo Group 5, a track car that raced against another Transformers alt mode...the Porsche 935, aka Jazz!

    It wasn't particularly successful on the track but nevertheless became a legend with the success of the Stratos HF and Transformers.
     
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    Now I know! And...
     

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    I bought one of the hot wheels ones to see what they are like, not terrible for $4. The shoes can fit some figures for fun, but they are very thick.
     

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    LOL that's funny. :D 
     
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    Okay just have to show it since I brought it up. Bthe actual Stratos HF is quite different than the Turbo Group 5. Diecasts aren't the same scale.

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    The Stratos HF there is the same one that was in Gran Turismo!

    Is it also a Hot Wheels?
     
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    MiniGT. They're a true scale 1:64 maker and their diecasts are considered mini display models, rather than toy cars. Lots of small and fragile parts. YOu're not playing with these!

    This particular livery is car no.1 of Lancia-Alitalia, driven by Sandro Munari and Maiga Silvio. They're the winners of the 1977 Rallye Monte Carlo
     
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    Ah the Turbo Group 5 Lancia looks like the Hot Wheels one I have, so that's a good thing for Hot Wheels I guess!

    I don't even really play with my Hot Wheels so if I owned those MiniGT cars I wouldn't worry about breaking them. lol
     
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    OH YES!! LOL there has been PLENTY of "discussion" over in the announcement Thread.

    Hot Wheels X Transformers Official Announcement

    The MAJORITY sentient is that Mattel is smoking 11 herbs and spices.

    Me personally, it does sting, but I realize the price could go up by 10× if I don't get one now.

    I looked up Mattel Creations Greta from Gremlins X Monster High, and she went for 60 dollars at launch, now she goes for 600+ on Ebay.

    When I saw that FOMO kicked in hard! As I love Transformers and Hot Wheels.
     
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    I think Mattel knows a lot better what Hot Wheels collectors will pay for a premium product than what Transformers collectors know.
     
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    I also wonder if the Price is sometimes made super high to TRY and fight off scalpers.

    AH who am I kidding, Companies don't care about scalpers, they make their money one way or the other! LOL
     
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    There's other premium 1/64 brands out there to source close diecasts to the Transformers vehicle modes.
    I love this CM's brand Subaru Impreza for Smokescreen (Alternators / Binaltech).
     
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    Turns out they were right on the money
     
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    I just want this thread to wake me up when there's a MotU/Transformers crossover.

    -ZacWilliam, Battlecat, Sky Sled, or Point Dread or whatever.
     
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