Post WFC-trilogy Generations Toylines Speculation

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by B-Fox, Apr 24, 2020.

  1. Beauman

    Beauman Prisencolinensinainciusol. All right.

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    Really looking forward seeing those Sureshot, Pointblank, and Crosshairs reveals for Legacy.
    It’s going to be an exciting line, what with the Junior Headmasters, Starsaber, Pretenders, Menasor, and Blitzwing in it.
    To think Kingdom already claimed so much of my money.
     
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  2. darqen

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    Sorry if I've missed this, but are Sureshot, pointblank and a new Crosshairs rumoured now?
     
  3. Mung daal

    Mung daal Dancing is forbidden

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    Wait, we're getting the target masters and pretenders in legacy? If so sign me up :lol 
     
  4. BlackHawkOmega

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    No? I hadn't heard anything about that, especially since the leakers have gone silent since Star Saber.
    I don't think they will. If they haven't now, I don't think they will in the forseeable future.
    Where was this said??
     
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  5. Optimalprimal

    Optimalprimal Diecast construction. It's a lost art.

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    I think the Pretenders rumor flowed from conversations of "how can they be done" and "what would you want" rather than anything leaked. Nothing has leaked about targetmasters except that Hasbro designers mentioned they wanted to complete any sub groups started. At least that I've heard.
    However, Targetmasters seem like a logical next step, as Point blank could share some parts and engineering with Punch Counterpunch, and Sureshot could do the same with Sunstreaker, at least by looking at all the customs. Probably would get new molds, though.
    They're likely enough for me to hold off on customizing them in favor of Omnibots for now, let me put it that way.
     
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    It took 'em so long to let Hasbro use it for Bumblebee, and they seem real damn stubborn to let them use it for anyone else, unfortunately.
     
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    Interesting. Ah well, I still love it :p 
    I think there's a simple answer to it. Most of the toys were... bad so they didn't sell super well.
     
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  9. BlackHawkOmega

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    Except they weren't?? Aside from a few caveats, most of the Prime line was pretty well-received.
     
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  10. samisham

    samisham Well-Known Member

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    I don't remember that being the reception at the time. At least with PRID rather than First Edition... which wasn't released here, thanks Hasbro.
     
  11. Fenrys

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    Prime had a lot of gems, and the toyline has nothing to do with the show being a massive money sink for Hasbro
     
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    Only the First Edition and some of the Standard line, the rest were aimed more towards kids and didn't come out till well after Prime premiered. And even with the First Edition line, the release was so messy that only 2 or 3 released in the states fans needed to go to Canada and Asian markets inorder to get the rest until they were finally release to American stores until 2012.

    Sure the toyline wasn't a complete failure, but it wasn't smash success either.
     
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    I’m late to the party here, but I’m seeing posts about possible TFP figures. I really hope Megatron gets a new Voyager mold. The PRID Voyager feels awful to handle, and I don’t think any amount of retooling could fix that. As for Optimus, they could just release FE Voyager Prime with a few retools, honestly. Fan-favorite Knockout desperately needs a proper toy (PRID Deluxe Knockout was absolute trash). A smallish Deluxe Arcee would be welcome. I’m too cynical to hope for a better version of Ratchet.
     
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    Weren't you hunting a gimmick was coming back that only you cared about?
     
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    If it's gimmicks like Armada Minicon activated spring-loaded triggers, Energon Powerlinx merging, or Cybertron Cyber Planet Keys, BIG no thanks. They ruined the toys the first time.
     
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  16. NexMix

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    Do you really think with the modern generations design philosophy that gimmicks like these are even a remote possibility? Hasbro knows when to keep figures simple and free from gimmicks aside from something unobtrusive like 5mm ports and blast effects
     
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    It wasn't a gimmick that I was hinting at, there was a gimmick planned though that got axed.
     
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    Will you ever be able to reveal what that gimmick was going to be?
     
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    @CactusReporter would you have any clue whether the Retro Targetmasters come with their partners?
     
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    wait wait wait, retro targetmasters??? is that a thing??? like, legitimately????