Hasbro files new trademark: Power core combiners.

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by wildfly, Nov 11, 2009.

  1. vincheng2k5

    vincheng2k5 Beast Wars movie = dream come true

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2005
    Posts:
    594
    Trophy Points:
    207
    Likes:
    +5
    Not to jump the gun on judgments without knowing *anything*, really, but this does sound like a bad gimmick for the new 2010 line much like the Minicons in Armada and the combining feature in Energon.
     
  2. deliciouspeter

    deliciouspeter Back in Black TFW2005 Supporter

    Joined:
    May 18, 2007
    Posts:
    5,729
    News Credits:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    367
    Likes:
    +6,298
    Ebay:
    I have the sinking feeling it's something like a cyber planet key.
     
  3. Triggerhappy

    Triggerhappy Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2002
    Posts:
    2,917
    News Credits:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    312
    Likes:
    +2,127
    gimmicks suck!










    just my opinion!
     
  4. Deathnoble

    Deathnoble Aristocratic Assassin

    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2008
    Posts:
    382
    Trophy Points:
    76
    Likes:
    +1
    This could prove interesting..... Very interesting.....
     
  5. BairdimusPrime

    BairdimusPrime youtube.com/billythekidsnobullshittoyreviews

    Joined:
    Jun 2, 2009
    Posts:
    1,329
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    287
    Location:
    New Jersey
    Likes:
    +1,606
    Sounds like Powermasters all over to me... cant complain it would be nice for a new powermaster prime
     
  6. Gingerchris

    Gingerchris Telly-headed Tyrant

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2005
    Posts:
    16,125
    News Credits:
    11
    Trophy Points:
    387
    Likes:
    +2,633
    It does have that. I'm thinking two robots, one maybe smaller like a Minicon, Scout or some other kind of partner (Nebulan-ish), where one has the batteries (probably the smaller one) and the other has the electronics. Combine them together and lights and sounds occour and maybe hidden springloaded weapons or wings pop out (so the toy isn't useless if the batteries run out). Or something similar but you can mix and match partners and get different sounds or light combinations. Maybe plug the partners into bases or guns to get extras happen on those. Hmm... now I'm reminded of Starcom.
    I could see that working nicely with a Powermasters revival. It's Minicons, Powerlinx and all other kinds of past TF gimmicks all rolled into one. Might be costly though so I'm also betting it won't be that but some lame and cheap thing that just has a grander name than the result.
     
  7. Kaymac

    Kaymac I'M REALLY FEELIN' IT!

    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2009
    Posts:
    6,335
    Trophy Points:
    227
    Likes:
    +13
    I liked Energon for the individual modes too. While the show was obivously a turd, the toyline kicked major amounts of ass. The combining gimmick was kind of cool, because of how you could buy any two Deluxes or any two Voyagers and they could combine, rather than hunting for specific components like past lines. While the combiners were less than stellar, and one of the more intrusive gimmicks of the UT, they were still, IMO, not a failed experiment.

    Sounds pretty cool to me! Powerlinx combiners with Headmasters might be cool too. The more TFs you collect from the line, the more combinations, sort of like Energon but with a few improvements in the combining area.
     
  8. Smasher

    Smasher HUNKY BEATS

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2004
    Posts:
    13,973
    News Credits:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    362
    Likes:
    +1,973
    I have a feeling somehow humans will be involved in the "Power Cores".

    I never understood how in the show having Inferno become a pair of pants for Hot Shot was somehow a better military tactic than having both Inferno and Hot Shot attack the Decepticons.
     
  9. knightstroke

    knightstroke Member

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2008
    Posts:
    18
    Trophy Points:
    31
    Likes:
    +0
    im think is this why where getting the gi joe armour vechiles which saw pictures of while back being a prototype for this line if its a tf line?
     
  10. Nukatron

    Nukatron Ultra Class

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2009
    Posts:
    193
    Trophy Points:
    67
    Likes:
    +8
    I love Combiners I hope for great Devastator if this is a line
     
  11. clonemanager

    clonemanager Hunter

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2007
    Posts:
    3,863
    News Credits:
    25
    Trophy Points:
    307
    Likes:
    +859
    Late into this discussion , but I feel like this is finally the headmaster ??
     
  12. KupDidntCThis

    KupDidntCThis Autobot Smoke-a-Blunt

    Joined:
    May 15, 2007
    Posts:
    71
    Trophy Points:
    46
    Likes:
    +0
    Victory Saber...takes control after another optimus death!

    hmmmmmmmmmmm
     
  13. Cast

    Cast Roll the dice

    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2005
    Posts:
    5,211
    Trophy Points:
    287
    Likes:
    +334
    Hummm sounds combinerish to me, core gives me a centre bot with limbs idea but I'm just pull stuff out of the air here, I will watch this with interest.
     
  14. Shockscream

    Shockscream Chairman of Nerd Day

    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2009
    Posts:
    2,818
    News Credits:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    171
    Likes:
    +12
    That would be awesome, but seem a little far-fetched to me. We can always hope, though.

    When are gimmicks ever liked by the fanbase?

    Humans are pretty hard to ignore. Us pesky little meat-bags have atleast a little role in almost every fiction.

    I am also hopeful of a return to the Headmaster/Powermaster/Targetmaster concept. It has been a long time since they saw much action as part of a toyline (Cyclonus expected). I would have thought though that they would have used those names for the gimmick if that's what it was going to be rather than inventing a new description for something they already have a patent for? (My understanding of such things is limited, I study International Relations, not law as it relates to property rights and businesses. So please correct me if I am mistaken.) Headmasters were recently used in the IDW comics, maybe Hasbro sees an opportunity to capitalise on that fiction as well as the new one for the forthcoming series.
     
  15. giga-galvatron

    giga-galvatron Decepticon S.T.A.G ******

    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2002
    Posts:
    3,310
    Trophy Points:
    312
    Likes:
    +1,677
    I hope for more combiners. Protectobots and Technobots please. But if it is Powermaster Im down
     
  16. Kaymac

    Kaymac I'M REALLY FEELIN' IT!

    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2009
    Posts:
    6,335
    Trophy Points:
    227
    Likes:
    +13
    I don't understand it fully either, but to my knowledge, the combined robot adds the componnent robot's strength together and adds even more. I don't get how "5+5=11", but in Energon, nothing made sense. :lol 
     
  17. firehawc_69

    firehawc_69 cloppers = ignore list

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2008
    Posts:
    10,633
    News Credits:
    9
    Trophy Points:
    267
    Likes:
    +34
    Everything up to this point is pure speculation, all we have is one picture. Nothing has been confirmed or debunked.
     
  18. Attacker_Prime

    Attacker_Prime Optimus Prime forever

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2009
    Posts:
    1,028
    Trophy Points:
    126
    Likes:
    +5
    Interesting. I'd like some combining, while the individual robots look good.
     
  19. Shockscream

    Shockscream Chairman of Nerd Day

    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2009
    Posts:
    2,818
    News Credits:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    171
    Likes:
    +12
    Combiners have never been a particular favourite of mine. I have a couple (namely the RotF releases of Bruticus Maximus and Superion as I quite like the overall asthetic of them, Encore Bruticus, and the Ice Cream Twins) and will be getting both versions of RotF Devastator. If these look good then I'm in.
     
  20. Fort Max

    Fort Max Too many is never enough. Veteran

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2003
    Posts:
    21,508
    News Credits:
    27
    Trophy Points:
    422
    Location:
    England
    Likes:
    +43,703
    I hope this doesn't lead to Hasbro going backwards on their "no more line wide gimmcks" promise. Though as long as the gimmicks are good I probably won't mind too much. Just don't overdo it. :lol