Listings for new 2024 store exclusives and more.

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Jtprime17, Jan 18, 2024.

  1. Neko-bot77

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    Well, start looking 3p, because while Hasbro owns the names for Gobots, someone else owns the designs.
     
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  2. Cyber Silver

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    This has precedent. While Hasbro owns the character rights to GoBots, but Bandai owns the toys. Bandai is very stingy about that sort od thing.

    So back in 2004, this is how Hasbro has handled the characters: repaints of G1 toys. This is why Bugbite is a Bumblebee repaint, and why Treds here is Warpath. It is out of Hasbro's hands.

    Here are those figures from 2004 so you can adjust your expectations for the future.
     

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  3. Raaher

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    Who is this?
     
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    Is there a date for when this comes out? 
     
  5. Raaher

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    oh.
     
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    This year. Most likely august/Fall
     
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    We're going to be waiting another 40 years for the latter. The former? It won't look like the original GoBot.

    Yeah, I was sort of interested because - if you squint it looks a little bit like the real Treds, but another fan has a better idea for a repaint....

    Err...these really aren't the original GoBots, but the so-called "G1 Go-Bots" - of which two or three were clearly colored to be an homage to the prototypes shown in an early Takara catalogue.

    I suspect you are far from alone. I hope you are far from alone.

    ....for a repaint of Cosmos? Its body seems to match Cosmos' type.

    That'd get me to buy. Great idea.

    I just don't understand the rights legality in regard to GoBots. I just can't fathom why Hasbro is so fearful of using their intellectual property. I understand some of the caveats regarding likenesses, but in the 33 years of owning the GoBots IP, they only occasionally skew toward the original line (a LITTLE bit) and very rarely at that. Could they really be risking ANYTHING by making Pathfinder/Path Finder in charcoal, silver, black and red, with a new head??

    TLDR: If Hasbro/Takara-Tomy ever show the chutzpah to actually do the original GoBots (TM), I'm interested. This stuff? Meh.
     
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    Too soon to start complaining about canceled G2 items that aren't out yet?
     
  9. Neko-bot77

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    Thank you for elaborating. Also, this is why Hasbro does Crasher as a Mirage repaint, without retooling a Crasher head.
     
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    The thing though with Crasher is her domino mask face is exclusive to the cartoon and not the toy. The toy was just a visor over a plain silver mask.

    What's hilarious though is in the Japanese Velocitron comic that's been posted a few times when they showed Crasher they actually had her laugh like she did in the Gobots cartoon.
     
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    I know what color he’ll be, I was asking Flash1087 which colors he was hoping for. Not sure why you answered on their behalf
     
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  12. John Titor

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    Its not really go bot toys, these are referencing ehobby decos of G1 toys. Like the Hauler toy we got in the velocitron line

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    I mean, all you said was "which are you referring too," not "which are you hoping for,"

    Granted it was foolhardy to assume they were thinking of the E-Hobby Pathfinder, but I was just going with the impression they already knew the difference
     
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    from reading all these comments here, it seems clear not everyone is in the know so expectations will vary, hence why I asked them the question.
     
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  15. Neko-bot77

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    Given that all of 2025 has leaked, Powerglide in 2026 please Hasbro?????
     
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    And Seaspray!
     
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    Okay but the discussion is for the first look of Treads, not the first listing.
     
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    WatermelonSpectacles1 Average Beast Wars Megatron Enjoyer

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    And Windcharger!
     
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    Are there pics of small foot? I don’t want him to look like movie wheelie…. I’m sure it’s here somewhere, but why couldn’t there be a subline of “GO-Bots”that are actually simple(yet transformery) engineered Figures? Figures based on the actual ones, not repainted existing figures. God. A leader-1, cykill, turbo, scooter (who I still display with my minibots), I think it would do very well!
     
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    He looks delicious and minty, 10/10
     
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