JP Earthspark DX Prowl Cancelled?

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Zodiac1968340, May 27, 2024.

  1. SPLIT LIP

    SPLIT LIP Be strong enough to be gentle

    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2005
    Posts:
    98,547
    News Credits:
    6
    Trophy Points:
    462
    Location:
    agile house
    Likes:
    +102,874
    Instagram:
    Animated toys sold very well, but they did not sell as much as movie toys, which Hasbro quite literally could not keep up with demand for. Especially ROTF, according to that old 2012 revenue chart, which TFA's final waves overlapped with.

    In fact going off that chart, TFA outsold UT and even Prime, but when your opponent is ROTF there was no way it was ever going to keep up.
     
    • Like Like x 24
  2. BB Shockwave

    BB Shockwave Behold, Gagatron!

    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2003
    Posts:
    12,179
    News Credits:
    69
    Trophy Points:
    362
    Location:
    Budapest
    Likes:
    +11,558
    Ebay:
    Further proof that in Japan, nobody cares about this show (and likely the same is the case elsewhere in the world, if the giant number of shelfwarmers from this line are any indication...)
    Not a big loss, frankly. I saw the figure recently and boy is it terrible, instead of reissuing or repainting the Cyberverse Prowl, they chose Hot Rod who does not even look close to the design on the box, except for the head-crest.
     
    • Like Like x 7
  3. Oniconvoy

    Oniconvoy The other black repaint

    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2008
    Posts:
    7,895
    News Credits:
    32
    Trophy Points:
    337
    Likes:
    +34,873
    I think you’re talking about a figure other than the one that this thread is about.
     
    • Like Like x 21
  4. Treadshot 2.0

    Treadshot 2.0 Action Master

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2002
    Posts:
    5,651
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    337
    Likes:
    +7,822
    That sucks… I was gonna buy that, I really like that design
     
    • Like Like x 5
  5. SPLIT LIP

    SPLIT LIP Be strong enough to be gentle

    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2005
    Posts:
    98,547
    News Credits:
    6
    Trophy Points:
    462
    Location:
    agile house
    Likes:
    +102,874
    Instagram:
    The entire reason people were even interested in TT's Prowl was because it wasn't Hot Rod and was, in fact, a Cyberverse Prowl redeco.

    You can tell by the picture showing, well, a Cyberverse Prowl redeco.
     
    • Like Like x 26
  6. BlackHawkOmega

    BlackHawkOmega Just trying my best.

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2013
    Posts:
    11,215
    News Credits:
    26
    Trophy Points:
    322
    Likes:
    +31,436
    because that would be stupid. we don't have to pander to 50 year old neckbeards when we can make something new
     
    • Like Like x 11
  7. Dachande

    Dachande MULTI-QUOTE- USE IT. Super Mod

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2008
    Posts:
    53,634
    News Credits:
    22
    Trophy Points:
    467
    Location:
    South Central PA
    Likes:
    +148,770
    Charming.

    Anyway, I actually like this design even if I don't care about the show. Too bad about the cancelation.
     
    • Like Like x 9
  8. TheException78

    TheException78 CIA's Most Wanted

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2022
    Posts:
    1,176
    Trophy Points:
    187
    Location:
    The middle of the desert
    Likes:
    +4,816
    Instagram:
    Damn

    They did this entirely to spite me in particular
     
    • Like Like x 4
  9. Basilisk

    Basilisk It will give you infinite pleasure!

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2012
    Posts:
    6,747
    Trophy Points:
    287
    Likes:
    +4,479
    Just crazy how impossible it seems to be to get a Deluxe Police Car Prowl now. His G1 releases after Siege have been exclusive multipacks, the easier one to get was a battle damaged redeco which isn't gonna scratch the itch for most people who want a Prowl in their collection.

    That Cyberverse deluxe is amazing I finally got it December last year to be the Prowl 2 of my collection, but even that had a spotty release it only had a wide release in America. I never saw that available in the UK or on ant UK sites and I think it was the same in the rest of Europe.

    Hasbro should have reissued Cyberverse Prowl and redecoed it, not that odd Hot Rod that doesn't even remotely match Prowl's Earthspark design on its own packaging.

    I do want a Prowl to be the new Default Prowl in my collection as I currently use Universe as my main one but I doubt they'll be making a new IDW SUV version any time soon.

    I just feel bad for the fans who were looking forward to this release so they could have a Main Prowl for their collection.
     
    • Like Like x 4
  10. lordmegatron64

    lordmegatron64 War Starter and Crate God

    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2011
    Posts:
    1,343
    Trophy Points:
    232
    Likes:
    +1,316
    I mean. He wasn't in the show so can't say I'm bummed.
     
  11. Terror of space

    Terror of space Waiting to see Mirage in the theater

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2022
    Posts:
    562
    Trophy Points:
    147
    Likes:
    +790
    Are they going to the back to shoot him?
     
    • Like Like x 1
  12. Skycutter

    Skycutter Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2017
    Posts:
    4,563
    News Credits:
    7
    Trophy Points:
    222
    Likes:
    +7,051
    YouTube (Legacy):
    he isn't in the show that we know of, we still have season 2
     
  13. Autobot N

    Autobot N Wants a Legacy Sunstorm

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2016
    Posts:
    5,371
    Trophy Points:
    247
    Likes:
    +22,462
    I mean tbf, the toyline getting cancelled in Japan isn't really a good sign for the show
     
    • Like Like x 4
  14. John Titor

    John Titor Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2023
    Posts:
    1,740
    News Credits:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    177
    Likes:
    +3,614
    I read it and its a weird line/ translation. Because it reads as Earthspark is cancelled but that does not include Prowl. But it's Prowl which is cancelled. Scans of the magazine are not available yet right?
     
  15. Hydro

    Hydro Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2019
    Posts:
    1,267
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    197
    Likes:
    +2,518
    Hopefully we still get the deluxe Soundwave figure(as long as its not a cyberverse repaint), but otherwise I wont miss the deluxes. Hopefully hasbro will see this and go back to how we used to get tie in show Deluxes/Voyager/Leaders. Also maybe actually complete a shows cast in toy form.
     
  16. Philip164

    Philip164 Board Member

    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2010
    Posts:
    2,980
    News Credits:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    262
    Likes:
    +1,274
    Nostalgia is a powerful tool; but Hasbro didn't make a Show all People would like.

    You don't need to pander to anyone if you make the show good.
     
    • Like Like x 7
  17. Rodimus Prime

    Rodimus Prime Sola Gratia, Sola Fide TFW2005 Supporter

    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2002
    Posts:
    26,960
    News Credits:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    442
    Likes:
    +39,563
    The Five Stages of Grief: Acceptance.
     
    • Like Like x 15
  18. linkinparkirony

    linkinparkirony #1 NFT Hater

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2021
    Posts:
    4,619
    News Credits:
    27
    Trophy Points:
    212
    Location:
    Omega Supreme's left shin, Califorina
    Likes:
    +16,461
    i guess this means i can start working on that “Transformers Earthspark was good, actually” video essay i wanted to do
     
    • Like Like x 6
  19. Rodimus Prime

    Rodimus Prime Sola Gratia, Sola Fide TFW2005 Supporter

    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2002
    Posts:
    26,960
    News Credits:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    442
    Likes:
    +39,563
    It's a number of factors. On a terrible service, crappy toys even kids don't want, and for the older fans, a lot of the stans are needlessly hostile to anyone who doesn't love the designs or other aspects, like post-war setting, etc.
     
    • Like Like x 6
  20. TheException78

    TheException78 CIA's Most Wanted

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2022
    Posts:
    1,176
    Trophy Points:
    187
    Location:
    The middle of the desert
    Likes:
    +4,816
    Instagram:
    It's sad cause the NEW deluxes have been pretty good

    It'd be great if they made more of them
     
    • Like Like x 1