JP Earthspark DX Prowl Cancelled?

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

  1. jungle penguins

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    That's part of why Animated season 4 didn't happen. Animated toys competed with Revenge of the Fallen, to the point where Hasbro shifted strategies from then on. Prime toys got an intended delay from show launch, Apparently GI Joe Renegades got no toys because of the live action movie too (and a belief it wasn't good fit for the brand allegedly).
     
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  2. nune

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    Those eBay sellers have a huge opportunity on their hands right now.
     
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    Cancel a figure?
    Gee- that will help profits.
     
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    Does Japan have Ollie's there? :lol 
     
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    Cancelling something that is determined to be unprofitable does help profits, yes. It's better to lose 100s of USD prepping samples and other miscellany than to enter production and lose 1000s of USD on product that doesn't sell or gets pushed onto clearance.
     
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    Yeah, but that's the retailer's problem, they're the ones that have to eat the loss in profits if something doesn't sell.
     
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    actual confirmation
     
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    Well, that’s a surprise and a shame. I don’t care much for Earthspark, but I thought that looked like a promising figure. I probably would have bought it.
     
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    Didn't figure king do just that?
     
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    I personally don't even care about the scale at this point. I'd even accept a Warrior-class toy.
     
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    I really wish Hasbro didnt fumble Earthspark so bad. Actual half ass all the way through with the toys and marketing.
     
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  12. Rodimus Prime

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    As someone who doesn't watch it, the impression I get is the show itself is incredibly mid. The only time it got decent views was the controversy, but none of the haters or supporters stuck around to either hate watch it or liked it enough to stay.
     
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    And if retailers have to eat the loss in profits they will then be less inclined to purchase more similar product.

    Retailers are technically Hasbro's customers. Hasbro sells to them, not directly to us, so what they sell has to appeal to retailers as much as it does the consumer. If consumers aren't buying ES, and retailers don't want to buy ES, Hasbro (or TakaraTomy) cannot force retailers to carry more ES.
     
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    I mean on top of the questionability of the shows quality, the show is locked behind a subscription service that is by no means as popular as the big hitters. That can’t have helped.
     
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    Wasn't even a new figure this time, just a repurposed existing toy. Not much of a loss.

    And it seems the retailers have spoken, they don't want it.
     
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    Maybe they'll let Pulse put some up, because otherwise what can they do with them?
     
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    I get the distinct feeling this particular figure might get the Earth Mode Hound and DOTM Hatchet treatment. Prowl's an iconic evergreen character and a staple of many TF lines
     
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    Nothing, they probably are just not going forward with production.
     
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    Earthspark Prowl, coming soon to a "We Have a Collector Multipack at Home" near you!
     
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    You know that Decepticon commander 3 pack with the Cyberverse repaints that got revealed a few days ago?

    That Prowl, Hot Rod, and either Grimlock or Bumblebee as the Autobot version of that.
     
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