Mission Vision Bumblebee and Shatter revealed

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Nevermore, Dec 11, 2018.

  1. Kotori Sonoda

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    They look okay, although the deco for Shatter is underwhelming, surely they could have spared some paint for her face.
     
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    So... another gimmicky like that will clog shelves until the next film? Oh joy...

    I still am finding AoE One-Steps at some stores.
     
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    I don’t understand the basis of the line - is there some gimmick related to each “vision” or something?
     
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    Good idea for a gimmick toy. If they're of the normal Vietnam slave factory QC and Odds Lots level plastics as the rest of the Bumblebee and Cyberverse toys, they're disposable crap best ignored.
     
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    Hopefully, Bumblebee bombed bad enough that Paramount doesn't rush out another one for a while.
     
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    Unfortunately for that sentiment, the movie's doing pretty well for itself.
     
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    Its not the movies, its this mindset Hasbro seems to have that kids want these cheap dimestore type toys. If you were a kid, what would you want more? One of these or something like a RoTF deluxe?
     
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    In the movie there are some scenes from the robot's POV - my guess is they are meant to recreate the HUDs they have in those scenes. I'm mildly surprised it took this long to bring in the gimmick, since it's been done to a greater or lesser extent in Transformers media as far back as Beast Wars.
     
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    This is such an "INSULTING" toy line. Kids today know how to work iPads and computers. Mission vision transformers? some stupid eye piece gimmick? Kids are waaaaaaaaaaaay smarter than this.

    Just think of how much money is spent on these stupid gimmicky figures, just wasted to be peg warmers. How much money is wasted on the time, effort, the plastic. How much of that could have gone to a normal transformers line where the gimmick was simply a fully articulated figure of a character in the movie transforms into a exact copy of the vehicle from the movie. That's it, that is all you need to make. Hell, maybe save some money, enough to lower the prices on your figures.

    Every time I see an new gimmick based entry into the line, I see a reason why what was once a $12-$15 deluxe is now $20.

    Rant over!
     
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    Yeah, this.
    I mean, I'm not expecting Masterpiece-tier engineering, but if you want to compete with Fortnite and CoD (because like it or not, that's what kids would rather spend their time on), then you need QUALITY.

    You can make good-quality one-step changers for crying out loud (look at the Beast Wars and Machine Wars scouts, they're incredible little toys for the price point).

    If you want a kid to spend their parent's money on something, you've got to do better than a freakin' Viewmaster.
     
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    Looks like a gobot.
     
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    Remember when the gimmicky lines were stuff like Activators? or fast action battlers?
    man I never appreciated those days enough. these are just pure plastic garbage.
     
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    And Fortnite just got a whole lot better! More accessible to newer players (as in you don't die in the first 5 seconds).

    For the amount one could spend on a plastic toy you could get so many AWESOME upgrades to your Fortnite or PUBG characters. Plus these freemium games are a store that is ALWAYS open every time they log in to play.

    That's your competition Hasbro (not just google play or iTunes app store) In App Purchases!
     
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  15. kwanzaabot

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    Not to mention, Fortnite has toys.
    I just went to my local toy shop, and the Transformers section was all Bumblebee Energon Igniters and old Titans Return/TLK shelfwarmers. Nothing to get excited about. But then, near the entrance, there's this huge Fortnite display.

    If a kid goes into this toy shop, they're not even going to walk past the Fortnite toys long enough to even see Transformers.
     
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