Transformers Authentics Sighted At Philippines Retail

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by vproject, Dec 7, 2017.

  1. Yaujta

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    I'm just not getting why these things are such an affront to some people.
    They are meant for the discount market, not the big box stores, and they aren't replacing anything or getting in the way of 'better' lines.
    Sheesh.
     
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  2. autobot prowl

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    True, if you don't like, don't buy. I don't have any issues with them. Then again, the old Legends line had some crappy figures too. Not a biggie
     
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  3. Yaujta

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    Yeah, this truly is a case of 'don't like, don't buy'. With mainline stuff, there's more of a valid complaint when something isn't up to snuff. With these, many people will probably never even see them since they're discount figures, so the OTT negativity here comes off sounding more petulant than valid.
     
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    Frankly I'll be more disappointed if these wonderful designs don't get proper figures. Make that Megatron into a Voyager with no gimmicks and I'm sold.
     
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    It is pretty much the Cyber Battalion figure with a little more articulation and a better chest, which is voyager-scaled.
    But yeah, this design would be really good as a full-fledged voyager.
     
  6. autobot prowl

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    And I loved the Cyber Battalion line
     
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  7. Yaujta

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    Same here. Just wish I could have gotten Grimlock.
     
  8. ZapRowsdower

    ZapRowsdower Too Colorful

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    The crappy plastic is a disappointment... :(  But these are probably still good for the kids! :)  Right? Maybe? :eek: 
    WRONG.

    While it's true that Hasbro MAY have a new factory to make these things, I've yet to hear anyone confirm Hasbro will add shipping containers to their distribution lines! :)  Seriously, Hasbro is shipping too much, not enough Generations. You cannot ignore the obvious bottleneck and say that YET ANOTHER NEW TOYLINE will have ZERO effect on the problem.

    Sorry, you're wrong. :)  More products do not improve a bottleneck; quite the contrary.

    There's financial incentive to ship more of the cheap products with a larger profit margin. Both for stores AND for Hasbro. BBTS gets Hasbro stock weeks before most retail (around me, at least), so it's also likely Hasbro has less concern about getting Generations products to local retail (because they know we can order from one of their biggest e-tailers!).

    I think Hasbro will slowly, but surely, phase out Generations products in local stores, and these simplified toys will take over. It's happening like this: Hasbro keeps adding simpler toys to the retail space, and their effort is greater in this area (probably because these are products aimed at children). However, one can't ignore that Hasbro seems very interested in replacing Generations products with cheaper alternatives (in an ever-shrinking toy market).

    EDIT: I'm not saying these will specifically replace Generations, no. Nor am I saying the change will happen tomorrow. It may be a few years yet! But Generations products are not getting to shelves properly, and when directly asked by fans, Hasbro's reaction is always, "What distribution problem? First we've heard about it..." :rolleyes2  Their concern is getting kids to buy cheaper toys that convert easily.
     
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  9. Shin Densetsu

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    Exactly. Hell does anyone remember what childhood was like? Back when I was a kid, over $10 was already pushing it, especially for a toy! That was for like birthdays or Christmas.

    I'm glad lines like this exist.
     
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  10. NemiMonkey

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    So much negativity clouding TFW lately man. I remember having KO TF's as a kid which I'm betting probably have worse plastic and I still have those figures to this day still intact.

    Well he's still available from Chimungmung although I get the feeling shippings might end up making it about the same as Transfans2's.
    chimungmung Toy Shop
    - Transfan2's Shop N' Look

    Was he ever released at Universal Studios?
     
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    Yup, this.


    Bottleneck my afterburners. These will be shipped to places where more expensive TFs would be shipped in smaller quantities or not shipped at all.


    Crybabies.
     
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  12. Yaujta

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    Oh, I can get what you're saying and can agree that at some point it may seem that the company is shipping out too many options, but I honestly don't see these dollar store figures having any true or even minutely visible impact on regular lines. If anything, they just add more income from a new market group into the coffers, and if successful, open up further possibilities.
    Besides, remember the days when people were decrying the Titan figures (aka soap bottles) as the death knell of the franchise?
     
  13. NominusDP

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    Megatron and Screamer look alright , but OP and Bee look terrible
     
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    Those figures are probably supposed to be a replacement to the old Legends molds floating around since forever.

    Still, this Bee and Optimus are absolutely terrible and nowhere close the old Legends molds... But kids won't really mind.
     
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  15. Yaujta

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    So true. I've lost track of the number of kids I've seen playing with 'inferior' toys because, frankly, they don't see them that way.
    I love it that kids without access to the collector lines have an opportunity to at least experience some Transformers they wouldn't normally get otherwise due to whatever limitations, and these 'cheap' figures do that. Maybe if we're lucky, in a few years, they'll be posting here and sharing early memories of getting these super simple figures at a Dollar General as their introduction to the franchise.
     
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    Yep, think of it as a gateway drug of sorts.
     
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    From Weibo user NOTRAB. Seems like the Decepticons are the best.

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  18. Yaujta

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    Aren't they always?
    ;) 
     
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    Those look pretty good!
    Why do I want to put a hulk head on the Megatron and paint him green???
     
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    Same like with Cyber Battalion Meg, this transformation scheme makes modding a shoulder cannon on a figure very easy... I don't suppose I'll be having a hard time making a G2 Meg out of this mold.
     
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