Transformers Cyberverse for AoE???

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  1. dalekslayer96

    dalekslayer96 Well-Known Member

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    Whoa Hasbro, what the hell happened to the Cyberverse line? Why cancel it? I mean, it doesn't make any sense that you'd cancel a nice line for low budget collectors/kids! Sure, you have the Legends class line back, but it's all repaints! Nothing new! I'd like to see a Commander Class Lockdown/Hound/Galvatron, and a Legion Class Drift/Stinger! And no, I don't want repaints, I want brand new molds. Sorry if I sound like a whiny 5 year old, but these are my honest thoughts.
     
  2. Shin Densetsu

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    Hasbro's rationale was that the one step changers and Constructbots(both at $6.99-9.99) would take the place of cyberverse toys as introduction toylines at they same pricepoint(s). I have to admit, I didn't like this one bit at first but after buying some one step changers and a Constructbot, I think they give more bang for your buck. The one step changers are scout size and have more heft than Cyberverse commanders. A $9.99 Dinobot Constructbot like Grimlock is the size of a generations voyager figure.

    This is from my perspective; a fan. I can only imagine a parent may think the same but even moreso.
     
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    Cyberverse and 1-Step have 2 different target markets. Heft and size aren't everything.
     
  4. Shin Densetsu

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    Same price point as Cyberverse. Just explaining Hasbro's rationale which they stated at Toy Fair iirc.
     
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    The Generations Legends are, in essence, the continuation of Cyberverse.
     
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    Price point is irrelevant. You can buy a porn DVD for the same price as a Disney movie. You can target different markets at the same price point. Cyberverse toys are for older kids than 1-Step changers. Remember FABs? Same price as Deluxes.
     
  7. Dachande

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    Kind of, but not really.
    Cyberverse was more diverse, with the mainline being essentially (original term) Legends and Legions, while the new legends are Cyberverse Commander scale.
    I would much rather have most of the new Legends as Legion scale (all but Optimus, Megatron and Starscream so far).
    As for them dropping Cyberverse, well, it sucks. DotM really knocked it out of the park with the Cyberverse line, and then the Prime series took them even further. Just dropping them completely was a slap for those of us who really enjoyed the line.
     
  8. Jalaguy

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    AOE Cyberverse would have been neat if only for tiny Autobots to interact with the Deluxe and Voyager Dinobots, but I completely understand Hasbro's reasons for dropping it. They've pared their transforming toylines (i.e. excluding Dino Sparkers and Titans and whatnot) down to One-Step Changers, Power Battlers, and Flip/Smash & Change for kids, and Deluxe, Voyager, and Leader Classes for collectors.

    Cyberverse doesn't have a obvious place in Hasbro's clearly delineated kids/collectors strategy, and would be yet another subline competing for retailer shelf-space.
     
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    I would have loved for there to be a 'trophy room' ship playset like the Ark. Have some fold-out chambers to hang Commander scale dinobots from, with 'break-out' action. Maybe a sword-activated weapon wall...
     
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    Sadly, AOE only has redecos of Cyberverse figures, no new molds. I'm just glad we have Generations Legends.
     
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    Except, ya know, there are no movie figures! And the current legends are all characters I have no interest in.
     
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    I would have loved for Cyberverse to continue with the AOE line. I'd buy a Commander Class Lockdown and Hound. Lockdown's ship would have been a nice to have as well.

    I do hope Hasbro decides to continue giving us vehicles; this time scaled to fit the new Generations Legends.
     
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    Just going to point out that Generations Legends have at least one new mold in every wave so far with the exception of the upcoming Gears/Acid Storm. They are also providing renditions of characters rarely seen, or not at all since the 80s. I will also point out that Cyberverse was a majority of repaints as well.. so.. why complain about repaints and say there is nothing new? lol
     
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    He's talking about the Walmart-exclusive AOE Legends stuff, which is made up of redecoes of ROTF, DOTM and Prime moulds.
     
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    I would have loved that, too...
    Right now I have voyager Grimlock and my other Dinobots displayed with my Cyberverse toys...
     
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    ahh ok I got it now. My bad.
     
  17. Shin Densetsu

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    Not trying to argue with you, again I was just stating Hasbro's rationale. To a parent what would seem a better bang for their buck, a small fully articulated transformer pocket sized or a voyager size figure that can be built in under 20 minutes?

    No one has to agree with their rationale., no reason to fight over it.
     
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    It's all the same to Hasbro, though. To continue your analogy, they decided to stop selling Disney movies and concentrate on porn DVDs instead. Hopefully, the sales for the simplified toys will show the Hasbro execs that they're beter off going back to Disney movies.
     
  19. dalekslayer96

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    My opinions exactly. Now, if I want Dinobots for my Cyberverse line, I have to hunt down Black Knight Dinobots.

    Actually, that's GENIUS! A Cyberverse version of Lockdown's ship would be a perfect companion for anyone who owns an Autobot Ark!
    And technically they did make a base set, only in the form of a $169.99 figure called Metroplex.


    Correction: The first series of Cyberverse (not the second and third) had a fair number of retools. Not repaints.
     
  20. dalekslayer96

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