Maketoys Grandmein (Masterpiece Highbrow with Gort)

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  1. divinecomedy

    divinecomedy Well-Known Member

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    It only goes so far. MakeToys is not stupid. There's only so much time you can cry "I will buy A, B, C". Come up with the money or just go away. From now on, MakeToys should just do crowd funding or work with stores to charge 10% of deposit up front.
     
  2. luckyman76

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    You can search the Reticle thread but Maketoys released that they canceled the design for Reticle. I can't remember all of the threads where we got confirmation but the main was here Maketoys MTRM-10 Recticle (not Crosshairs with Pinpointer)
     
  3. Rodimus Mike

    Rodimus Mike MP & TF Collector

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    So has MT Highbrow and Brainstorm been officially cancelled or what?.If they have then I am gonna be so bummed as Highbrow and then Brainstorm were my two fave Headmasters.And if MakeToys isn't gonna make them then who will?.
     
  4. Robogeek28

    Robogeek28 Who're you calling a geek?

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    There's prototypes for them both in the display case at the show this weekend just two pages back...
     
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  5. Windsweeper II

    Windsweeper II The Pristine

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    I doubt that's going to make Maketoys produce Brainstorm and Highbrow any faster though.
     
  6. luckyman76

    luckyman76 Well-Known Member

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    I think the crowd funding model works for 500 but I just don't see how the model works on a 2000-3000 scale to justify the time and cost to MT. They are not going to ignore the sales trends of their figures. It's a shame. I think it would work for something like a replacement head and coronation set. I personally would wait to see the follow through on the Sunstorm they are doing but would commit to funding Crosshairs and Sureshot. I just think from everything we have seen that MT wants to be done with the G1 line and they have communicated that loudly and repeatedly through their actions.

    You see a lot of companies diversifying to G1 legends or other MP as we get to the more obscure characters. Unfortunately, so much time was wasted with moving to MP or 4 and 5 versions of the same characters where it wasn't Megatron, Prime, or someone significant. How many Trailbreakers, Hoists, Hound, Inferno, Grapple, Cosmos, Cliffjumper, and Seasprays did we need? We still kind of failed at Astrotrain even though I like DX9 Chigurh. There were places for BadCube and others doing Topspin/Twintwist, Deluxe Insecticons, Omnibots, and so on that would have driven the excitement of diversity but it became so stale that they had to do their own Sideswipe and Red Alert and now a Huff retread that almost nobody wants. How the hell was that a better choice than an established character? Everybody is doing the same thing and wonder why they have competition and are not as successful. They think they have diversified now and doing the exact same thing at the same time. FT is at least focusing on combiners and XTB/KFC has followed through on the obscure characters. DX9 is ? FansHobby seems to be doing more G1 MP but now also doing the hated legends diversification like XTB on 1 figure. I know it is a trend but one I hope fails and is abandoned quickly.
     
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  7. Windsweeper II

    Windsweeper II The Pristine

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    X2toys is committed to tiny superarticulated stickmen.

    DX9 is doing movie stuff and legends at a trickle

    Fansproject are committed to redecos of five year old molds

    I'm sure those are gonna be way more popular than MP Headmasters or deluxe insecticons or whatnot.
     
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  8. Chrisola

    Chrisola Solid crotch ratchet

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    Come on Maketoys...you must have noticed the backlash over your hollow wings on the seekers? So why do this:

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    Why?! It looks stupid and you'll always see it in bot mode! AGH!!

    Are you making Hasbro Deluxe style MPS now?

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  9. Hicks_Royel

    Hicks_Royel Possibly a manchildren...maybe?

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    They can't sell you filler pieces a year later if they don't sell you hollow panels now.
     
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    At this point I don't freaking care as I just want this and Brainstorm released so the long wait is finally over with.
     
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