TFCon Hasbro Panel

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Sol Fury, Jul 30, 2011.

  1. Autovolt 127

    Autovolt 127 Get In The Titan, Prime!

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    It's not surprising that Hasbro doesn't want to reveal more.

    Also when they ment the next Generations wave is comming to Canada in a few weeks do they mean Kup, Scourge, Wheeljack, Warpath and Thundercracker or the Wave afterwards with Junkheap and Sky Shadow?


    Also give it more time. Besides If not worth the worry over Mirage/Dino. I use to worry myself back in 2009 with Animated Arcee and now look where we are.
     
  2. TFXProtector

    TFXProtector Well-Known Member

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    Wow. People need to chill out. WTF? Seriously? "No comment" doesn't mean "NO TF FOR YOU!"

    It means they have no comment. None, nada, zip.

    Calm yo' tits. All ya'll.
     
  3. NCStarscream

    NCStarscream Me Grimlock cute

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    I don't think for a second that DOTM figures will stop being made by the end of the year. It'll continue a la NEST, HftD, etc.
     
  4. seekerblackout

    seekerblackout Banned

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    Hope your right :) 
     
  5. madman1366

    madman1366 "The Bad Guy"

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    Well do the math. If the line is going to stop with new figures by December and they aren't even hinting at anything new coming then that doesn't exactly bode very well does it?

    No reasons to keep secrets about figures expected out in only a couple of months time. Part of the reason for letting people know what is coming is so that people know what to save money to buy. Creating NO buzz for the new figures isn't a very good marketing strategy.


    Not to mention the fact that we've had few new molds released since the start of the movie line. We've got some new stuff coming, but from what we've seen is that enough to last through December? Seems pretty weak to me.


    Oh yeah...and WWWWAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYYYYY too many repaints!!!


    Good news, I guess, is more money for 3rd party figures. Bad news (for Hasbro) looks like that's money that won't be spent on their products seeing they will offer so few new figures.
     
  6. axisvega

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    Let's not forget a little thing called toy fair in Jan/Feb. They may just be keeping their cards close for now.
     
  7. thebruteslayer

    thebruteslayer Banned

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    Wait...Deluxe Leadfoot in Canada?

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  8. Bountyan

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    I might pick up that more G1 accurate Unicron. But I already have Armada Unicron so there may not be enough of a difference to justify a purchase.
     
  9. exclusacon

    exclusacon Expert with the Scopes!

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    I get that hasbro is proud of the movie line, yet unsatified with it. Didnt one of the designer said movie toys look like monsters, and classic looks like robots? Even the designers arent proud of their work...hence movie line just sit and sit and sit....i wonder how much store lose and the initial waves?

    Lack of not showinh new products is weird but also exciting because we dont know what coming. Its seems like theyre putting a lot of effort in the Prime line...i know they have something up there sleeve, w/o a movie next year, better believe theyre going hard!...be patience good stuff is cooking...
     
  10. Optimus1138

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    I doubt it. As much as I'd like to think you're right about Soundwave and Wheeljack being in wave 5, I think it was probably a typo.

    I wish we'd've heard about (and preferably see pictures of) figures like Deluxe Mirage and Leader Megatron (if he exists), but we still could hear about them from that convention China from which we saw the first RTS figures last summer.
     
  11. thebruteslayer

    thebruteslayer Banned

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    Do you usually win the Buzzkillington Award?
     
  12. Snake_eyes1975

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    If we didnt see any new stuff at SDCC, its not a huge suprise there isnt new stuff shown here...I was actually counting on not seeing anything new.

    BUT, If Hasbro decides to shift focus on Primeline, Thats cool, But Im not buying that stuff, so I can catch up on a few that I missed.

    I think there is a lil bit of the "rise of Cobra" thing goin on here. SOOOO many movie toys, Still wave ones clogging every retailer coast to coast. They are probably deciding to hold stuff back for awhile to let the shelves clear, so retailers dont have to clearance by the thousands.

    I know first hand that a few retailers were pissed about the ROC stuff...Mabye they are trying to make them happy too. I have never seen this many movie toys in EVERY store that sells toys in my life...
     
  13. seekerblackout

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    When is this convention?
     
  14. AutobotSkids

    AutobotSkids G1/Bay Lover

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    New figures for the "Dark of the Moon" line. That doesn't mean a spinoff like RotF's HftD line won't take it's place.

    Well, maybe Mirage and Topspin won't be expected in a month's time? Maybe we'll get them next year as a few gems in the expected 2012 line.

    What? Nearly all of the DotM figures are new. What are you talking about?
    And who's to say Hasbro won't change their mind about when they release the figures? It's not exactly set in stone when they release something, like how Wheeljack and Soundwave are now in wave 5 instead of the previously shown wave 6. With some good spacing out between toys and a maybe a surprise or two here and there like Hasbro tends to do, they could pull it off. If they don't change which toys get released, which they could.

    That's a matter of opinion.
     
  15. Batman

    Batman The Dark Knight TFW2005 Supporter

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    Hasbro is getting really good at keeping things under wraps these days. It is too bad that the Prime toys are so far away.
     
  16. madman1366

    madman1366 "The Bad Guy"

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    I didn't say all the dotm figs, I said all of them released AFTER the line launched. Most of those have been repaints.

    Since launch, one new leader. 4 new deluxe molds. ONE new voyager. Besides that more BB repaints than I care to count!

    But really, 3 different Cyberverse Primes already. 3 different Megatrons. (granted 2 of those are the base sets) What are we up to 6 different deluxe BB's, and I lost count of how many legion class there are.

    Even if a few more new figs are shown later, there is no way this line will be anything near as large as the last couple movie lines have been, and swelled by repaints more than the previous two. I'd pretty much call that a letdown! At least if you want more figs from this line it is.

    I'm sure plenty are just happy the end of this line is in sight.
     
  17. Macross7

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    I found it pretty amusing the amount of people that apparently didn't look at the Botcon/SDCC pics based on their reaction. I don't think there was any pics that we didn't see before but tons of people were Whoa'ing & cheering like it was brand new to them.
     
  18. The_Black_Sheep

    The_Black_Sheep Willyna...

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    Nothing new to reveal ay? "Hasbro would like to continue Generations into 2012" & that's all we're being told? Yeah, thanks Hasbro... :rolleyes: 
     
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    This guy gets it.
     
  20. Rockdown

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    If you want updated, official versions of Rumble and Frenzy, buy the United versions now or regret later. History has shown that Decepticon figures in similar circumstances have not been released in the West. These include animated Blackout and Thundercracker.