Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by blastoff2334, Apr 9, 2021.
Do they mean another robot?
We can all hope for the next figure in the line but if I had to make a logical guess it is “another drop”… of Optimus.
Time to get the fans “hyped”
If Robosen did buy or is Sen Power… No one else was really ready besides Scrapper, Hound, Hot Rod and I do not think they would release anything to steal the thunder from Optimus especially just 13 days before he is officially released.
Also the photo on Twitter is of Optimus, not a silhouette of Scrapper, Hot Rod or Hound.
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Thanks for the video, actually glad I didn't get this now, doesn't do it for me....
100% agree. As cool as it is, I just can't see it being worth $700. If it eventually ends up under $500–probably won't happen but you never know–then I may cave.
$300 for me if anything haha...Part of it, is that red piece behind OP's head, although I remember they said that could be folded/transformed into OP, but then the slow movements as well...Would be cool if you could adjust the speed of the transformation and movement...But I understand it is what it is...
I’m trying not to watch too much before the release but I had to. I feel a bit like the 7 year old version of myself trying to peek at my gifts before Christmas.
The fact that it can not hold a pose in “off mode” was a disappointment but not a dream crusher.
Only once before can I recall having been this excited for a Transformers gift in the past 37 years.
He says this thing can't stand on his own unless he's turned on? For real? So I can't display him?
Damn, that\'s much bigger than I expected.
I liked it better when it was $200 before Hasbro got involved.
I have conversations with my Chinese factories all the time, where they ask why Americans pay so much for things. They can't figure out how something they make for a few dollars wind up selling in Western countries for $100.
I tell them because Americans have lost all concept of what things cost, because we no longer manufacture anything. So we don't know that the retailer pays $40 for a product that retails for $100. That the product actually landed for $15 and had a manufacturing cost of $8-9.
If you want to know reality, go watch the South Park episode where the old folks buy jewelry from TV.
$700 for this? Ice seen toys at local retail for much less that can do wayyy more than this but hey this is my opinion and ppl can do whatever they want with their money. In a few years though I feel like there will be something more advanced and less expensive
Yeah, when he said that, my gut wretched. It should be able stand on its own no matter what.
FYI: For anyone who still wants one and didn’t watch the full video/missed it, this will be up again tomorrow at 1 P.M. EST for pre-order.
I know this was covered earlier, but I can't find it.
What's the deal with "convert" instead of "transform"?
Already got mine pre ordered, can't wait to have it!
Hasbro wants the word "transform" specifically tied to Transformers and not anything else. By using the word "convert" they are hoping that term sticks and it'll become the commonly used verb to describe anything that changes into something else. They want other companies to use that verb instead of "transform." They want to make it stick, so they use it as much as possible.
Basically, "transform" is a generic, common verb and they probably want to turn it into a special word that only Hasbro should be allowed to use. Good luck with that.
It's like how Kleenex went from being a unique word into a common term-- except in the opposite direction.
I get that . . . except isn't this a Transformers-licensed product?
Edit: The post above explained it in more detail. They don't even want to use the verb transform for their own Transformers.
Companies are consumed by such petty stuff.
This thing is an amazing accomplishment in terms of design and is unlikely to be beaten for a very, very long time. That being said it's not for me, I wouldn't find it impressive and novel for a while, but for me, the tactile feeling of transforming a toy by hand is very important and once the novelty wore off I'm not sure I'd still love it. So I shall enjoy it from a distance.
To be fair everything in our fandom is petty
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