Hot Wheels-themed Transformers?

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  1. koonfasa

    koonfasa Well-Known Member

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    Now that we're getting into this inter-branding between companies, more accepting of non-transforming Transformers and that we buy anything new or unique at any price, it's becoming a possibility. Who wouldn't want a small pocket sized truck of Optimus Prime they can wheel around anywhere! Post if you'd be interested, and lets judge this by how quickly we get bored with this thread.

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    I don't mean the movie imitations I mean Hot Wheels like they do Batman and Star Wars, G1.
     
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    This isn't news or a rumour, it should be in General Discussion.
     
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    "accepting non-transforming transformers". :lol 

    wow. where have you been?

    the fandom gets into a fit, when the latest optimus prime doesn't have an ankle tilt. :lol  little alone, anything too "action mastery".
     
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    It's official Toy Discussion, so we're here.

    Just for the record, a "rumor" isn't just purely conjecture; it's some piece of information to a bigger puzzle, such as an actual store solicitation or a photo of an actual product, et. al.

    This would be a neat idea had Hasbro not made their own line of RPMs.
     
  5. mx-01 archon

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    Never going to happen since Hasbro and Mattel are bitter rivals in the toy market.
     
  6. Basilisk

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    RPMS cost too much for what they were I'd have bought them had they been the same price as Hot Wheels cars
     
  7. KFGatri

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    Isn't that basically what Go-Bots/Spychangers are? Transformers with Hot Wheels set compatible altmodes?
     
  8. videriant

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    What exactly is a Hot Wheels themed Transformer? Shouldn't it be Transformer themed Hot Wheels?
     
  9. Grimlockimus

    Grimlockimus Wot?

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    They did this before with the RPM line and if memory serves it didn't do too well.
     
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    Yeah I think Hasbro decided to not persue this after that movie line with the robot body underneath, the price and demand weren't justified for them.

    I think it's also why Hot Wheels has never made any Transforming cars at that scale either, or that I know of it's not like they can't do it.

    It is a neat idea I would rather have a line of plastic cars with alt modes than a diecast car that would chip though.
     
  11. Raiju

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    I have a few of the RPMs cars and they're OK for what they are, if a little pricy. Barricade is my favorite what with all of his police markings and tampos (got him hanging in his blister card on the wall of my desk at work here). I don't see Hasbro ever continuing the line, however, same with Human Alliance. Just not cost effective. Tomica (the diecast vehicle replica arm of Tomy) sometimes offers TF-themed cars but mostly it's Optimus and Bumblebee and that's it.
     
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    Some original designed-but-clearly-the-character hot wheels type cars I could get behind....even if it was just multiple different Optimuses and Bumblebees. I like variety!

    But everyone has a good point that the similar things we've had before haven't done too well so...
     
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    Didn't the RPM's cost more then legend figures that DID transform?
     
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    They did which is exactly why I didn't buy them, as cars they were lovely though as I said before I wish they were the same price as Hot Wheels.

    I want Hasbro to bring back Spychangers they were great! a Hot Wheels sized car that could turn into a basic robot but still worked great on the track due to the axles.
     
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    Well, I've bought Spychangers, Minicons and Legends (before they became Cyberverse Legions) because I absolutely love small size TF's.

    The Robot Powered Machine Speed Stars (to give their full name) were a curious oddity. The speed axles worked fine, but Hasbro made the decision to make them out of plastic... which I'm guessing was because plastic moulding allowed for finer detail but the reduced mass resulted in them not being able to go around Hot Wheels Tracks, or even roll as far as Hot Wheels. (Spychangers and Legends suffered from reduced mass as well).

    They then made RPMSS out of metal, but after that they always looked worse than Hot Wheels.

    Yeah, I bought a few (even when they were priced at £7.99 and Legends were £5.99!) but most of then I grabbed on discount. Heavy discount. As to actual Hot Wheels Transformers? Well right now there's no chance, but in the future?

    If Disney buy Hasbro then I can definitely see it happening.
     
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  16. grimlock1972

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    The only way i could see this happening is if Hasbro was to buy Mattel.
     
  17. Metroplex79

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    Weren't RPMs die-cast?

    I currently see Star Wars and other Marvel licensed Hot Wheels averaging $5 CDN.

    I do like the Darth Vader one, looks a bit Batmobile-ish.
     
  18. tikgnat

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    Nope, early ones were plastic, then they introduced the 'Real metal' series. IMO the plastic ones looked better than the later metal ones.
     
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    I had no idea some of the RPMs were Plastic that's such a strange decision to make especially if you also have a line that transforms into the same size cars that were also made of cars :lol 

    I mean those weren't compatible with Hot Wheels tracks either but they at least had the benefit of Transforming
     
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    I wish thet had made cars Frome other series Rid g1 g2 Machine wars. The movie meeh don't care. And ships oh yeah , I love my ark but sad that there's no Nemesis . Need an Axalon a Lost Light.