Hot Wheels X Transformers Official Announcement

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

  1. megatroptimus

    megatroptimus Untitled

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    Sold out. F*ck my life. And scalpers.
     
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  2. Ikkstakk

    Ikkstakk Well-Known Member

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  3. eltonlin98

    eltonlin98 are you compensating for something, talking down?

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    no account needed to view that thread; login/membership only required for RedLine Club portion of forums
     
  4. durroth

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    any chance they\'ll do a second run?
     
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    Yeah, with a trailer.
     
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    What worked for me was set up the account and the shipping a day or so before. Wait until the last 1 minute on the timer THEN log in.

    The day before added a product to the cart and went to check out to see what would happen. Since I use shoppay it was quick and seamless. Being on a computer that recognized me in the system also helped.
    I F5'd ever 5 seconds on the last 20 seconds--in case there was a server time response issue.

    I learned from the 2020's on how to best set up, when you don't have bot tools at your disposal. This time I happened to find a guy online that spelled out what to do before the sale goes live to give yourself a good chance.

    Last thing, most important, if you don't win one---be happy, it is okay. Don't ruin the rest of your day with a sense of failure,when you did the best you can that isn't a failure. Not trying is always going to fail faster than trying.
     
  7. durroth

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    I don't really care about a trailer, I just want this guy T.T
     
  8. PlanckEpoch

    PlanckEpoch Crossdresser Toy Collector

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    Don't count on it. Premium castings never get second runs with the same deco. Could get a Nemesis or some other recolor but ify ou're looking for Autobot Leader G1 Optimus Prime you're likely out of luck unless you eBay.
     
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  9. Aarion23

    Aarion23 Living in the Digital World!

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    I honestly don't think they will, they have the mainline Track Fleet one that comes with a trailer.

    I could see them doing a repaint of this mold and selling it again but I don't think they will go through the hassel of adding a rectangle piece of plastic and change the mold just to add a trailer that barely anyone uses.

    Remember it took them nearly 180 hours to figure out how G1 Optimus worked, the trailer would take more time. LOL

    Edit: I know they had to scale him down and make him work to their way of making Hot Wheels, I am just poking fun at the idea that it took them that long to figure out how to scale down a 41 year old figure from Diaclone lol.
     
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  10. Aarion23

    Aarion23 Living in the Digital World!

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    Or Shattered Glass!? LOL
     
  11. Skreeonk

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    After trying to get into MOTU Origins, and dealing with the stress that is ordering exclusives off of Mattel Creations, I pretty well swore off Mattel. If some of you think that Pulse is bad, you had no idea how much worse it could be.

    Combining OP with an exclusive Hot Wheels toy was always going to be a bloodbath.
     
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    PlanckEpoch Crossdresser Toy Collector

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    Hah! I honestly don't care too much for a Nemesis in the G1 mold, but SG? Hell yeah I'd buy it again in SG.

    At least it lasted twice as long as the RLC Skyline GTR BNR34 from last week lol. That was a real Valentine's Day Massacre there.
     
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  13. neeral36

    neeral36 The Lost Wrecker

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    Tried clearing cache/cookies on three different browsers across four different desktops; still was not sold out yet. Made zero difference. This was after I successfully got it with a naked browser with no plugins.
     
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    Holy shit! FOMO is real...

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    franpincho NOT a FT Only collector

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    It's not like they could just take original castings, scan them, scale them down and, voila, we have a Hot Wheels sized Optimus. Each individual piece had to be recreated from scratch, WITHOUT losing detail, with considerations being made to the market they are putting it in (weight, paint apps, etc.) and be made to fit a very specific scale.

    Being in the product design world now makes me appreciate the effort that goes into each figure, especially with what this crossover is achieving. My hat goes off to the designer - this isn't a small feat and shouldn't be ridiculed.
     
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    lol
     
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    Yeah, that's the way Im starting to look at it also. LOL
     
  19. 84OptimusPrime

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    I hope Hot Wheels or someone will release this in a MP size and an over - oversized (Lewin Resource size).

    I am nostalgic for the simplicity. Perhaps can allow for a switchable cartoon/toy accurate head.
     
  20. G1 Cassette Hunter

    G1 Cassette Hunter Hunting the Elusive G1 Cardbacks

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    Would this be considered a partner exclusive...I.E. limited stock on Hasbro Pulse for sale - or is this Mattel's version of Haslab?