ROTF Voyager Longhaul vehicle mode package

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by S250, May 24, 2009.

  1. S250

    S250 Well-Known Member

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  2. Ratchet2007

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    What's the deal with the Robot and Vehicle packaging ?
     
  3. Optimus1986

    Optimus1986 TMNT & Hulk Fanatic

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    That's a good question.
     
  4. Maximus_Prime

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    I think they want to see what sells better, seeing the vehicle mode or seeing the robot mode, it's a possibility
     
  5. Big_Daddy

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    Actually, I talked with Hasbro about that when we visited them last month. Kids seem to prefer toys packed in robot mode since they look bigger and fill the bubble better, so with the ROTF line, they're using both variants to see if that has any effect on sales. For instance, deluxe BB is packed in 'bot mode as he's a main character and one that kids like. Sideswipe is packed in alt mode.
     
  6. Powersa

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    no guns no gimmicks?
     
  7. Terrorcon Blot

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    - Flip out energy axes in his dumper halves.
    - Working dump truck bed
    - Mech Alive working pistons in his arms.
     
  8. Sol Fury

    Sol Fury The British Butcher Administrator News Staff

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    I personally think the robot mode packaging makes for a nicer display... if I was an MISB collector, anyway.
     
  9. Jarodimus

    Jarodimus the guy with that scan Veteran TFW2005 Supporter

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    Much prefer alt mode packaging. I like having the bot mode revealed as I transform the toy for the first time. It also makes transforming back to vehicle mode easier for me if I've already seen where everything is supposed to end up.
     
  10. Ravenxl7

    Ravenxl7 W.A.F.F.L.E.O.

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    Interesting...I'm officially confused, lol. No matter what style packaging I see in stores, I'll be getting him, though the bot-mode packaged one does look better. He fills the packaging, and is displayed nicely, imo. Whereas the alt-mode packaged one looks small in the packaging, and a bit boring, tbh. It'll be interesting to see if we also see the Fallen packaged in alt-mode too.
     
  11. ORIO

    ORIO Plant-Based Bot Super Mod News Staff

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    Yeah, I totally agree with this. But then again, over the last 25 years maybe that's just what I'm used to and I'll just have to get readjusted.
     
  12. AutobotSkids

    AutobotSkids G1/Bay Lover

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    Yeah, and I'd like an answer.
     
  13. st.ranger

    st.ranger Emperor of Destruction

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    Looks small to be voyager.
     
  14. Ra88

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    The robot mode fills the packaging entirely though, we saw that with the variant.
     
  15. shroobmaster

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    Looks, but he's still just as heavy as other Voyager toys.
     
  16. st.ranger

    st.ranger Emperor of Destruction

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    And I thought, that one of Constructicons will be Leader. Long Haul will be great. Demolishor will looks cheap.
     
  17. Fort Max

    Fort Max Too many is never enough. Veteran

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    Not sure which one looks better tbh, robot mode needs to be better posed really but that's not always doable.
    Dumper mode looks pretty good on it's own.
     
  18. Kaymac

    Kaymac I'M REALLY FEELIN' IT!

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    Yeah, he does. The robot mode packing variant fills up the box quite well though. A lot of toys unfold quite a bit when you reveal their robot mode, such as Wheelie. He's barely bigger than a Scout in his truck mode, yet he unfolds to be taller than Animated Starscream! Scale problems arise from toys like that, though.
     
  19. Young Optimus14

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    It has 2 be small. Some Transformers robot modes r so big u wonder how they fit everything in vehcle mode!
     
  20. Mister D

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    So... the character they KNOW will sell, they put in the variant package. The new character that's unproven, they put in the traditional package.

    Marketing experiment FAIL.