Studio Series "Dino" (general retail release) replaced by Dropkick (car mode)?

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  1. Nevermore

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    So a few months ago this listing was found at Amazon Australia: Transformers Dino Action Figure

    Doesnt state which line, but the product code number (E3699) places it right in between Studio Series Deluxe Class WWII Bumblebee (E3698) and Barricade (E3700), so it seemed pretty safe to assume that it was probably a Studio Series figure.

    Well, now the other shoe dropped: I just discovered this listing at Amazon UK.
    Transformers E3699ES1 TRA GEN Studio Series Deluxe Blue LIGHTN, Multicolour

    Product code number is again E3699 ("ES1" basically means that Amazon will receive it as a solid case shipment rather than in an assortment containing different figures), but the name here is "Blue Lightning", which is the code name for Dropkick. Since there is already a Studio Series Deluxe Dropkick figure (Hasbro product code number E0958) with a helicopter alternate mode, I feel safe to assume that this is going to be the car mode version, then.

    UPC (US/Canada/Australia/Asia) 630509788781
    EAN (Europe) 5010993583089
     
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    Like with Beetlebee and 76 Camaro Bee in wave 1 I'm assume Dino got pushed back so the Bumblebee hype can sell Dropkick.
     
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    Though usually toys getting delayed doesn't mean their product code number gets assigned to a different toy; rather, they usually keep their product code number and the new toy gets a new one. I think the only time I recall that happening was when Cybertron Landslide (Mudflap redeco) was shelved in favor of the "Galaxy Force Vector Prime" redeco.
     
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    As long as it's a good toy, I can live with this. I'd rather have another 'Con on my shelf than an Autobot, though I hope we do eventually get Dino later.
     
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    Yea that's the only time I can recall it as well. If Dino Isn't coming oh well, I know some people will be disappointed.

    I'm not to familiar with Amazon's coding but I noticed Dino and this blue lighting listing have different ASIN's I don't know if that would make a difference? (a possible Mixup?)

    Dino
    Model Number E3699AS00
    ASIN B07DK2J4ZG

    Studio Series Deluxe Blue LIGHTN, Multicolour
    model number E3699ES1
    ASIN B07KQRGFH1
     
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    Different ASINs because different "products" in terms of distribution.

    One comes in EU packaging (ASIN linked to EAN barcode) while the other comes in "US" packaging (ASIN linked to UPC barcode). That's to be expected really.

    Compare:
    Power of the Primes Predaking on Amazon US (ASIN B079VNNGM5)
    Power of the Primes Predaking on Amazon Canada (ASIN B079VNNGM5)
    Power of the Primes Predaking on Amazon Australia (ASIN B079VNNGM5)
    Power of the Primes Predaking on Amazon India (ASIN B079VNNGM5)

    Power of the Primes Predaking on Amazon UK (ASIN B0798LCJ96)
    Power of the Primes Predaking on Amazon Germany (ASIN B0798LCJ96)
    Power of the Primes Predaking on Amazon France (ASIN B0798LCJ96)
    Power of the Primes Predaking on Amazon Spain (ASIN B0798LCJ96)
    Power of the Primes Predaking on Amazon Italy (ASIN B0798LCJ96)
     
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    Ah I see.
     
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    Does this mean studio series Dino is being delayed and replaced with Dropkick?

    If Not, somebody explain please. Small words please.
     
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    Wouldn't surprise me if Dino got shafted again. "Anything to screw the fans," the official Hasbro motto.
     
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    Amazon Australia listing. Says "Dino".
    Amazon UK listing. Same product code number. Says "Studio Series Blue Lightning". Code name for Dropkick. Different product code number than the Dropkick that just got released.

    Two possibile explanations:
    1) Dino was planned but then cancelled, replaced with a new Dropkick.
    2) The second Dropkick was always planned, the name "Dino" was an error.
     
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    I just couldn't help but notice that this thread was about the one figure I want them to reveal and the one figure I hoped they would make.

    But if dino plans are cancelled again, it was predictable and I got my hopes up for months for nothing.

    But still we may get a car mode Dropkick, which is good.
     
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    No dino, no good..

    As long as we get a studio dino, I'm ok with delays. but only as long as we get him eventually
     
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    Honestly I'd rather have the AMC Javelin to go along with Shatter's Plymouth GTX. It just feels right. So, consider me excited here. Dino was just such a non character and much like Jolt I have a hard time justifying why he's so loved despite doing jack shit. At least here, getting a Dropkick in car mode would be great. Having representation of two characters in sexy, sexy cars who are also much more relevant in the film they're in feels like a better choice for me.
     
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    Well on one hand it's a bummer if we won't get Dino.
    On the other hand this will be a chance for a more accurate Dropkick figure.
     
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    Whoops...

    well, no worries, at least I can still get Firage *silently cries in corner*

    On the bright side, car Dropkick! Yay! :D 
     
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    Kind of disappointed no Dino. But hopefully, the Studio Series Shatter jet mode will have her unmasked face sculpt.
     
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    I\'m fine with this.  Old school Camaros beat out Ferraris anyday, for me.  Especially when they\'re blue.
     
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    We wanted a car Dropkick... But not like this... Not like this...
     
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    Oh, shut up. As disappointed as I am, this is actual a stupid thing to say. Look at everything else we got/are getting.
     
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    Well as a guy who grabbed the movie advance Dino I’m good but given how much people seemed to like Dotm I was hoping for everyone to be able to get the full cast
     
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