Hasbro discusses future Titan class figures, Combiner Wars, and more

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  1. optimusfan

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    BotCon may have wrapped up last Sunday, but that doesn't mean the news from the con has to stop. TFW2005 was fortunate enough to sit down with Jerry Jivoin and Ben Montano of Hasbro for a brief discussion of the future of the toy line from the show floor.

    The audio interview is also available as a [email protected] supplemental here: http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/wtf-t...tf-botcon-2015-02-hasbro-interview-audio.html

    Read the full interview below!

    Hasbro discusses future Titan class figures, Combiner Wars, and more!
     
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  2. optimusfan

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    Some brief personal highlights:

    Regarding the Titan class price point: "Ideally I’d like to keep it to where we’re doing one every year." "Are fans buying into what we’re putting on the shelves and if they are we’ll do more and we’ll do it more often."

    "Ecosystem of play" mentioned in regards to making figures that interact with each other, increasing the value of the figures through that interaction, and away from "throwing out disparate characters".
     
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    hopefully they will sell enough devastator to make another combiner or city base transfomer does takara titan class figures show profit from sales of hasbro figures in ttian class hate t obuy two buy 2 devastators titan class to support titan class figures
     
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    Hope the question mark he refers to is Computron.
     
  5. Onslaught24

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    The mention of the HOF being a source of feedback makes me think we're getting a titan Predaking to offset the Fort Max. Bruticus is being done, as is Devastator. And Prowl's already got a deluxe, Cyclonus's torso is named Galvatronus, and Optimus Primal doesn't really fit into CW, plus he's got an MP coming. So yeah my guess is Predaking is one of the 2016 combiners. Also hoping Computron is one of those question marks about 2015.
     
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    The question about anniversaries was good. For the 1986 movie, maybe we can finally get good Classics updates of Rodimus Prime and Galvatron. For BW, there is the Takara Black Arachnia. And for RiD 2001 the Combaticons can be repainted into Ruination.

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    Galvatron and Rodimus? Yes please!
     
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    Thanks for posting the interview, interesting info.

    I'll take a Titan Class Omega Supreme.
     
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    BRING THAT. Thanks.
     
  10. optimusfan

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    Yeah, I thought it was interesting that the 86 movie was top of mind for them....
     
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    All of this ^^^^^ I want.

    I think it's cool, that was the first TF animation I watched as a kid(I saw that years before I was able to watch G1 on a regular basis). Plus they're close to finishing the core cast. Rodimus and Galvatron are sorely needing updates.
     
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    Cool combiner talk and that there's more reveals coming is pretty settling. I'm hoping for predaking.

    It seems idw isn't on their mind unfortunately there's some great characters there I'd love to see in toy form namely riptide, thunderclash, getaway and overlord.

    86 well we've seen most of the cast now done we're only really missing a good hot rod, rodimus prime and galvatron. I'll also say a big part of the 86 movie was the dinobots so I'd love to see all of them get generations releases.
     
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    the rid 15th anniversary will probably get relegated to a Botcon set.

    Beast wars 20th will most likely be shit on. but since Takara is throwing us a bone with MP Optimus Primal it wont be so bad

    the 86 Movie's 30th anniversary will possibly be relegated to Platinum edition. maybe a Unicron reissue. maybe a stateside release of Cloud Rodimus as part of a boxset with a voyager class energon Galvatron Repaint
     
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    Rodimus and Galvatron and Dinobots Yess please!
     
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    I wonder if Dinobots may be do-able as mainly re-molds of hypothetical Predacons? Slag could share elements with Tantrum, Snarl might share parts with Rampage or Headstrong, Swoop and Divebomb could be remolds of each other. Grimlock and Sludge might need unique molds, but it would be conceivable if both teams were released as Platinum/Titan sets. It would mean officially shifting the Dinobots to a combiner team, but at least it would get them out there.

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    That's the most wishy-washy BS I've read in a while. Basically to sumemrize the to answer the BW anniversary: no.

    "Lifestyle play?" I don't even know what that means. "Couple of anniversaries." Come on, G1 gets 'celebrated' constantly. Every year celebrates G1 in some way, with new updates to characters. BW doesn't, it had one line of redecoes and a handful of new figures, and now it's getting cheated out of a decent Anniversary celebration. Fuuuuupoop. :( 
     
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    The answer to that beast wars question was not encouraging at all, which is unfortunate after the awesome new Rhinox, Rattrap, and Waspinator figures we got. Well, hopefully the gap will be filled by Takara at least...
     
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    This; Thought this was kind of crappy,
     
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    I almost pissed myself when I saw that a Titan Class Fort Max was coming down the pike. Now I'm feeling greedy. TC Trypticon and Omega Supreme, please. A Devastator sized Predaking, while we're at it. Let's get on it Hasbro! Chop chop!
     
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    Not gonna lie, I'd love to see Ruination next year with maybe an Arctic Camo version as some sort of Amazon or SDCC exclusive.