Licensing Expo 2024 Press Release By Hasbro

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  1. SilverOptimus

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    I saw the slide with the electric car and I thought for a second Hasbro was making a new Alternators-esque toy. Maybe one day...
     
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    I'm still surprised yet happy they're still using older movie branding to sell stuff.
     
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    What's so "Transformers" about the Changan Qiyuan E07? Probably just manually removing the hardtop. That's partforming at best, not "transforming." I mean, we have convertible cars for decades, aren't those the "first mass production transforming cars?"
     
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    Branding.
     
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  6. Hans

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    From the press release about the cartoon soundtrack on vinyl:
    "Remastered by Sony Music, this limited edition boasts 42 tracks, including the full soundtrack from the original 1984 animated series"

    That's just a lie. This is nowhere near the full soundtrack. Tracks from season 1 are missing. All music from season 2 is missing. And large chunks of the season 3 score as well.

    Would be nice if Hasbro acknowledged this and finally released the whole thing (preferably digitally). We know original score composer Robert J. Walsh remastered the whole thing, not just these select tracks. I can't see why they wouldn't make this available in it's entirety.... People like me would certainly pay good money for it as well.
     
  7. Novaburnhilde

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    Pretty sure I saw a video of that particular brand of electric car on fire while being transported.
     
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  8. Johntimus Prime

    Johntimus Prime Where's my perfect Legends-scale Ultra Magnus?

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    The Megatron skateboard coming with hot pink booties is something I find infinitely amusing
     
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    You got my hopes up, that looks like good old Sunbow lavender to me. Cool, not hot.
     
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    Are we getting new inside-out-transforming plushies? Like these ancient things. I'd like to get some new easily accessible ones

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    Not sure I trust a Decepticon shaver near my face. I saw Revenge of the Fallen.
     
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    Sounds like something they'd do.
     
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    I'm not sure this is true? A very complete and well done "remaster" WAS made some years ago by a fan, using professional software tools and a LOT of painstaking work to rebuild the score from the episodes themselves (thank goodness for musical repetition), but that was QUITE unofficial. If a version was also done by Walsh, I never heard of it.
     
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    Branding is fine. Cross promotion is fine. My problem is the claim it's the "World's first mass produced transforming car." It's not. Chevy came out with an officially licensed, limited Transformers Edition Camaro back in 2012, so even as branding it's false claim. Maybe they can claim it's "China's first mass produced transforming car" but certainly not "World's first."
     
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    Not sure this is true? If you don't know, why accuse someone who does know of lying? Sigh.

    Robert J. Walsh posted this on his facebook page. He still had the original recordings (done in Poland) from the 80-piece orchestra that recorded the cartoon score and he posted that he had finally finished remastering it in 5.1 audio. As it turned out, that was relatively shortly before he passed away. Hasbro has those digital remasters now.

    And of course I'm aware of Jimbo's efforts, I was one of the people that donated to him so he could buy the professional software he needed. But that was a seperate effort based on music ripped from the DVD audio tracks.
     
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    Lying? Wow. Way to read the most bad faith possible meaning into a reply. I was literally asking, and offering possible clarification. I was just concerned the fan project had been mistaken for a more official one, and couldn't immediately find info on such. Given there was such a short span between Jimbo's release and Walsh's death, I wasn't sure there would have been time, and if it had been known to exist sooner, I wouldn't have expected Jimbo's to have gone forward.
     
  18. THE-TRANSFORMER

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    TeeTurtle Yay!! North America, boo :( 
    RSVLTS Yay!! North America, boo :( 
    The Ark Restaurant Yay!! APAC Yay!! *reads fine print, Shanghai, boo :( 

    In all seriousness though, how does one organise a Transformers license from outside the US? Do you literally need to fly to the licensing expo? Bornlicensing or other?
     
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    I think I remember Jimbo actually posting on his blog at the time that he was aware of the official efforts, but that he decided to go through with it anyway because we would never know how long it would take the powers that be to release it, if at all.

    I'm glad that he did. It's still the only resource we have for relatively clean versions of the music for the majority of the soundtrack, including pretty much all of season 2...
     
  20. galvatran

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    Must be lost in translation cuz I find this hard to swallow.