Most sold tf toy?

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  1. decepticon seeker

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    Why doesn’t hasbro post sales figures?Does anyone has info on the most sold tf toys in units.Hasbro sucks btw.
     
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    You're asking about the most sold Transformers, then say this?
    Reasoning?
     
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    Toys are really good but I feel like sometimes they don’t care about tf that much.Tf doesn’t deserve to be owned by a toy company Imo.If you have the answer to my question tell me.
     
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    A toy franchise doesn't deserve to be owned by a toy company?
     
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    can't wait for this one to become a s**t show. Popping the popcorn now
     
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    Im just saying that transformers lore has become so great it’s a shame that its main purpose it to sell toys,not that toys are a bad thing they just should come second.
     
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    All the good lore exists only as a byproduct of having to sell toys. This franchise would never survive as fiction only.
     
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    Unfortunately there is no way to know what the most sold transformers toy of all time is, and I honestly doubt if even hasbro knows

    tho based on absolutely nothing I’d guess it’s an OP of some kind, Maybe BB
     
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    Original Bumblebee would probably be my guess.
     
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    I would imagine it’s MP-10 of sorts due to the variety of release .
     
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    I'd go out on a limb and say G1 Optimus Prime.

    Reissued in gold box, G2, several anniversary editions and NYE variants, TRU reissues, Takara book reissues, 2 packs with movie toys, and then most recently the cab packaged on it's own without trailer.

    Not to mention the additional Diaclone sales too.

    I have no basis for that. It could just as easily be a minibot from 84/85, an Armada figure or a 2007 movie product as they had strong sales, but pretty sure old G1 Op takes the record. Best First and all that.
     
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    That’s a tough one. I’d like to see the numbers myself. I’d guess G1 Optimus, G1 BB or one of the early Bayverse BB designs.
     
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    I'd guess it was G1 Bumblebee.

    G1 Bumblebee was part of the minibot assortment for three years (84, 85, and 86) while most G1 toys were sold only for two, including G1 Prime. Plus he was cheap and therefore plentiful.

    Given the wave system, modern TFs tend to be on the pegs for a few months at most and aren't the phenomenon the G1 toys were during those early years.
     
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    well hasbro does have a lot of products to focus on, transformers never has been their sole money maker and it is a toy franchise first. if it werent for the toys then none of the lore would exist
     
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    I’m leaning that direction. Plus, that basic G1 BB design has been reissued multiple times over the years.
     
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    G1 Starscream, he has been reissued to death too. Maybe he sold a lot of copies.
     
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    G1 Bumblebee. He's cheap and small so retailers likely had plenty copies of him on pegs, popular with kids thanks to the Sunbow cartoon, had been in circulation for 3-4 years, and has been reissued half a dozen times.

    This is pure speculation, of course.
     
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    I'll say any deluxe figures from the movie toyline prior to DOTM.
    I'll guess 2009 ROTF Bumblebee Deluxe.
     
  20. WishfulThinking

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    G1 Bumblebee, easily. G1 Optimus Prime is probably a close second if you count all the reissues over the years.

    Not certain why the OP needed to lambast Hasbro at the end of a decent enough question. If it wasn't for Hasbro and Marvel, we wouldn't have Transformers - you'd either be a GoBots fan or a niche Japanese robot fan at best.