Hero Mashers now out (in Australia so far)

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by griffin-of-oz, Jun 2, 2014.

  1. griffin-of-oz

    griffin-of-oz Ozformers site-owner

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    Haven't had enough of the gimmick toys yet?
    Or had enough of Movie character toys already...

    Well, the (mostly Gen1) Hero Mashers are finally on their way, as the small ones were found last week at an Australian toystore... so should be at American retailers soon (and other countries).

    Link to sighting & photo proof

    (that is AU$ on the boxes... so should be about US$10 in America, or similar to the price points of the Marvel ones)
     
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  2. blackwidow1972

    blackwidow1972 HELLBRINGER

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    More nonsense please stop wasting plastic!
     
  3. Galvatron1991

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    It's made for kids, calm down
     
  4. Autovolt 127

    Autovolt 127 Get In The Titan, Prime!

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    I don't see a reason to be upset over this.
     
  5. blackwidow1972

    blackwidow1972 HELLBRINGER

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    Well most of the toys that came out are for kids and really are a waste of plastic. The stuff coming out really belongs in a 99¢ store �� tell me what's really appealing about these toys for the movie? I really am seeing a decline in fine TF toys. Why couldn't they make Generations quality of toys for this movie? And putting TFs in other line have failed before.
     
  6. Nightwind

    Nightwind Aka Dusty Bottoms.

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    To each their own, I guess.

    I'm 37 years old and am really excited for these to be released here in the U.S.! I love the look of them and hope the line is prosperous. :D 
     
  7. KirbyForce1

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    Yeah, but it needs to be GOOD for kids in order for them to buy it. Kids aren't gonna buy it just because it's "made for [them]" you know.
     
  8. ero

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    My kids are excited. They're really good toys. Looking forward to getting these.
     
  9. IgnikaMarcus

    IgnikaMarcus 9 Great Demon Generals progress: 5/9

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    Did you know Hasbro has kids play with these before they release them? And if the kids don't like them, they don't get released, or get improved? They must be good.

    Neither do I. I actually like how some of these look. Now, Hasbro, where's Guiltar?
     
  10. blackwidow1972

    blackwidow1972 HELLBRINGER

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    Does that cat have an energon eye? ;) 
     
  11. jestermon

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    Yeah I am looking forward to a few of these, what are the normal ones going to go for in the US?

    I'm confused when were they not any other sublines that were totally kid oriented I think I missed that year.
     
  12. iconbot

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    It was me that actually spotted these and took the photo. Starscream is actually a very nice figure in his G1 style. He would be great just as a stand alone toy I think. Bumblebee not so much. I don't like this actual concept of 'mashing up' characters arms, legs and heads etc but could appeal to others I spose.
     
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    transtrekkie On the level.

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    Neat! Now we can have things like Bumblescream or MegaPrime or Shocksound and Bumblecracker and Thunderwarp...
     
  14. Danimal

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    Made for kids and kids don't even want em, hence the marvel versions shelf/peg warming at every retail spot in the Chicago area
     
  15. Maetel

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    i guess this and the marvel toyline got stuck in the awkward place between very young kids that want almost static figures and older kids that want figures with more transformation/sculpt details. but then again who knows what kids want these days, beyblade and bakugan seem to sell well, and they're literally just spinning tops and marble shooters.
     
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    are they discounted? because i think i would like some kitbash fodder for once.

    and i know i would need some for a few projects i should be working on.
     
  17. Feralstorm

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    or Autobot X or Guiltar

    (maybe)
     
  18. VictoryLeo19

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    I'm one of those traditionalist crabby complainers who constantly argue that all those extra TF lines are a waste of time and money, and I'm crazy excited for these. I guess I found my weak spot. I hope we some day get Beast Wars, Beast Machines, or Car Robots figures.

    My realistic hope is:

    Prowl
    Hound
    Roadbuster
    Galvatron
    Cyclonus
    Scourge
    Ironhide
    Brawn
    Tracks
    Sunstreaker
     
  19. Maetel

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    action figures really do need aggressive media tie-ins to sell well, had hasbro not burn the bridge with cartoon network they could've blasted marvel/transformers cartoons all the time and sell the toys like hot cakes.
     
  20. Danimal

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    True.

    I wish and it's far fetched, that their would be a reboot of the g1 cartoon and have toys to tie in. And keep the stylizing to almost that of the original g1 cartoon. The toys would certainly sell.