Hot Wheels X Transformers Official Announcement

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by RePUGnicon, May 9, 2024.

  1. seawatch

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    You’re definitely not supposed to play with this thing, I think you’re supposed to keep it in one of the two boxes like a rare ornament or a fancy necklace.
     
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    I definitely wouldn't play with him, I might even treat him with white gloves! LOL

    I plan on getting the Track Fleet Optimus for Truck mode and this Transforming one for robot mode.
     
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    This Optimus is much more akin to these HW collectibles than the ones you get in retail pegs.

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    Boy, I have news for you about how Hasbro handles legacy character releases…
     
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    Fenrys Formerly Tigatron2002

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    Hasbro doesn't stoop to chase variants for in demand characters, I would know since I've been collecting Hasbro figures for 30 years
     
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    I guess I mentally filtered out “chase variants.” A lot of store exclusives though.
     
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    And McFarlane doesn't just do random chase variants, they do important characters as chase variants. Want both Blue and Red Superman from the 90s? Better pray you can find the chase Red version or pay a minimum of 3x the price from a scalper. Want Blackfire? Better hope you can find Starfire's chase variant. Hasbro does store exclusives, yes, but that's nowhere near as scummy as anything McFarlane does. Hell, McFarlane bragged about not raising prices on their figures just before introducing a new product line of "collectors edition" figures with a higher price tag and proceeded to pad that line with figures that easily could have gone in the regular DC Multiverse line.
     
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    Whoever was the one who initially pointed out Mattel using the wrong Autobot logo on Track Fleet Optimus I cannot unsee it ever again. Because it's also used here for this Optimus. Manson noooooo
     
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    artiepants Transformers '84!!!

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    Bumblebee and Cosmos as new mold Walmart exclusives were almost as bad (but chase variants really are the worst)
     
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    But to be fair exclusives can be reissued. We're getting a PR of Cosmos and if Hasbro renews the license with Volkswagen then we could get Netflix 'Bee as Bee. Chase figures are one and gone things.
     
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    So um……… you can get this three inch tall figure for $80, or the new full sized missing link prime for $75.. OR the new missing link prime WITH A TRAILER for $115…

    What am I missing here??
     
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    Buy all three. And you are missing nothing.
     
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    Actually you’re missing link.
     
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    The fact that I even considered paying $80 for this tiny toy made me say to myself: "Do something else with your life"
     
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    I can totally see the $80 Prime initially selling out. Is there a scalper's market for an $80 Hot Wheels? If not, hoping the collectors are holding on to them for their enjoyment.

    I'm going with the Track Fleet since it will be doing the same thing after the 1st 2minutes....sit on my desk probably for years.
     
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    the 70 dollar Daniel Arsham cars sold out, and they don't even transform.

    Hot Wheels x Daniel Arsham Porsche 356 “Bonsai” Speedster – Mattel Creations

    Hot Wheels x Daniel Arsham Eroded Deora II – Mattel Creations

    Hell, the rally Porsche just went up for sale and I picked one up since I simp for rally and off road cars

    Hot Wheels x Daniel Arsham Eroded Porsche Safari | Mattel Creations

    EDIT: No wonder why they're pricy. Just looked at the details and they're silkstone. It's a special material designed to give the weight, feel, and shininess of porcelain without being porcelain. That's pretty goddamn cool. Hot Wheels, even the spendy ones, are typically made of zamac, a type of pot metal perfect for this kind of application. Seems like these Arsham cars aren't anything you're meant to be playing with.
     
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  18. JasonTFW2005

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    What is up with that blurb on the back? "Top of mind"?? What a dumb term. And the last little sentence had to trail underneath the icon like they couldn't be bothered to edit the blurb to make it fit neatly to the side.
     
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  19. Sovietbot

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    This is the shortest recap and transformation in the entire 40-year history of Transformers.[​IMG]
     
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  20. Sideswipe1985

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    There is a absolutely zero reason for this to be 80 fucking dollars.
     
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