Hasbro G1 Reissue vote for next year.

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by TriBlurr, Dec 10, 2018.

  1. combinerlover

    combinerlover MONSTRUCTOR's BFF ;)

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    Me too, in a heart beat.
    Oh, you And me both., but tbh, id kill Just to have a fresh set, in general..
     
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    They'd need to correct the GPS issue though. That's the problem with a re-issue of Monstructor.
     
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  3. WishfulThinking

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    I doubt they would use the old gold plastic mixture for a reissue.

    The greater concerns are:
    1. Do those molds exist?
    2. If not, would it be worth the investment to recreate the molds to produce
    a. Pretenders - a concept that did not and still does not sell well
    b. a really tiny combiner
    c. a character that only hardcore fans would remember

    Takara has always been more willing to reissue old Transformers and if THEY haven't unburied certain molds, I doubt Hasbro will make the move first in most instances.
     
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  4. G.B. Blackrock

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    Would also need to fix the problem with the Pretender shells turning to goo....
     
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  5. G.B. Blackrock

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    Indeed, this is why the dinocassettes last year came as such a shock. Hasbro not only made the first move, but apparently had to actively recreate the molds, not just rediscover and/or refurbish them.
     
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    Yeah, it's not that Hasbro won't do it. It's more about it being a financially sound decision. Both aping off of TT's Encore releases and focusing on more popular characters is generally a safer route to take. The risk on the dinocassettes was well calculated into being convention exclusives. My hope is that Hasbro saw that as successful and is willing to do more of that at future conventions - of which would be the only reasonable place I'd expect such a set as Monstructor to ever rear his ugly mug.
     
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    I think we can all expect a few more surprises in the upcoming years , seeing as how G1 has become such a thing , that even Walmart is cashing in , not to mention , Hasbro saying they have a few surprises for us in relation to the upcoming BW anniversary. I for one truly look forward to seeing it all .
     
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    It's common sense that there is much more money to be made from something that hasn't been reissued than something that has, because there are still several top tier characters/figures that have never been re-released. It's a simple way to make money without having to even worry about the design process at all. Use the old packaging, use the old toy, and you're done. The KO Reissues have been flowing for years - serious demand is very obvious, especially for vintage packaging. Big business tends to overthink things that are so simple because they pay a lot of people a lot of money and if they aren't changing or messing with something, what are they doing? It's a trap.
     
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    Examples? Aside from Grimlock, Sunstreaker and Wheeljack that are missing or borked and Shockwave which transforms into the unspeakable horror that is a toy gun (and may also be missing or borked).
     
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    That so-called "common sense" ignores that the costs of producing something that hasn't yet been reissued are almost certainly quite a bit higher than the costs of producing something previously reissued. It's not just about design, but about refurbishment (maybe even recreation) of the old molds. And what the KO folks have done/can do often bears little connection to what Hasbro can get away with.

    Unless that is acknowledged, there's really nothing else to engage with in this discussion.
     
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    So whos next now that Astrotrain has been released
     
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    I will think it's going to be Blaster, surprised we didn't see anything about the reissues at Toy Fair.
     
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    I saw him at Walmart the other day for $35

    They will keep recycling the same figures. Most of the one people want had their molds lost or they don't want to deal with licensing
     
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    So what do you think will happen when Hasbro switches to non-plastic packaging? Will they keep making reissues with original packaging?
     
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    Blaster was the vote winner & likely next in line. If he follows Soundwave's schedule from last year, expect him with a Fall MOD Reset for Christmas/Halloween in September/October.
     
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    Gonna skip Blaster. Never liked how out of scale he was with everyone else.
     
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    I’m surprised TT hasn’t put out a four pack of the dino cassettes yet in Encore.

    I don’t usually get reissues, but I would buy the remaining cassettes (1988 combiners) if they’d reissue them.
     
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    I hope it is blaster....

    I have my OG one as well but have always like the character and the toy.
     
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    Used to think that Dinobots reissues were pipe dreams...

    Not anymore since the Dino cassettes proved most of us wrong.

    Keep hoping...I know I am but we could be pleasantly surprised...Who knows for sure right? :) 
     
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    I always just saw him as a bigger bot than Soundwave. Which is surprising, considering that I've always cared about scale, when it comes to figures in relation to one another.