Transformers does not appeal to kids?

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by dew, Nov 9, 2012.

  1. dew

    dew Well-Known Member

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    Is it just me or are kids nowadays disinterested in Transformers? hardly see kids looking at them. In fact, it's easier to spot a grown man than kids.
     
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    My kid plays with her Robots all day long. She even recognizes them when out in public or at Toy shows. But maybe that is because she is surrounded by thousands. LOL

    She has quite the collection.
     
  3. SG hailstorm

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    to answer short to the point

    Transformers nowadays: teens and older

    The Rescue bots is a little kids transformers now
     
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    Not all kids dig rescue bots. I cannot even get my daughter to sit down for a episode of that. But she will sit through the G1 Animated movie and a couple episodes and she is only 2 and a half.

    She prefers G1 Transformers to the newer ones. Her favorites are Trypticon and Grimlock.

    She loves when Trypticon walks!
     
  5. SG hailstorm

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    Your daughter is certainly no ordinary child, she's rather genius :thumb 
     
  6. scubaboy31

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    You wish. Transformers ARE aimed at the 5-10 bracket, just as they've always been. No teen, is the base market for action figures. They're supposed to have 'grown out of them' by then. And most will have. Teens and ages beyond that, even extending to manchildren in their 30's like me are not the mainstream target for toys.

    I LOVE this idea that rescue bots are 'kids transformers' to the extent that everything else is for grown ups and mature and all that. They're basically pre-school toys. Regular TFs are still for that same market as they ever were.
     
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    I'd also like to point out that I got my first transformers when I was 2 and a half, back in '85. Blitzwing and Ramjet. Wasn't too complicated for me back then, still think they're suitable now. And no, I didn't swallow the fists/missles. In fact ramjet is comlete to this day.
     
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    my neighbor's kid goes straight for the g1, every single time, then over to the micro machines
     
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    I guess kids are starting to want only video games and toys are becoming a thing of the past. Like that scene in Back to the Future II. "You have to use your hands?" "That's a baby's toy."
     
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    Why would i wish that?
     
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    Saw the opposite of what we have here at my local TRU tonight - a father there looking for Transformers for his young son. He didn't know the difference between the figure lines (didn't know that there was a video game out either) and was confused as to why the FOC Optimus didn't turn into a truck (he first blamed his memory).

    Looking back, when I was a kid I didn't like Transformers. I liked solid plastic crocodiles that couldn't turn into anything else. My parents got me that little Beast Wars Alligator Megatron, and I hated it. Partly because the legs in alligator mode were pretty bad, but mostly because of that spring-loaded I'm-going-to-transform-if-you-look-at-me-sideways-whether-you-want-me-to-or-not gimmick. Wasn't into the shows either.
     
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    There are just more choices today than there used to be
     
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    My 10 year old little brother collects cyberverse. It fits in better for playability. You can add matchbox and hot wheels cars as scenery.
     
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    Your assertion has no basis in reality. Therefore it's something you want to be true.
     
  15. GAUGE

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    Isn't brainwashing your kids to love Transformers almost as bad is being brainwashed to goto church and like it. lol

    I don't like the fact it's so mainstream to like Transformers. I wish it would go back to being more of an underground Taboo-ish sort of thing.

    Like it was in the mid to late 90's
     
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    Haha uh.. I might regret this but please elaborate? :p 

    I think in general I still see plenty of young kids into Transformers. However, they also seem to dig the costumes with speech apps and so fort more than the actual toys.
     
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    blame lack of cartoons.. the hub dosnt help
     
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    yeah my nephew absolutely loves em, and its easier for parents to buy and for schoolkids to collect with savings and part time work during summer
     
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    Well, it's simple. Back in the day, Collecting Transformers and enjoying them was pretty uncool. It felt sort of like you had to be secret about it. Out of fear of being turned into an outcast. but since I was already a social outcast on all levels. I didn't care. I loved collecting and playing with toys all my life. especially in my teens.

    There was no internet then so I couldn't have cared less.

    I was just in my own little world, were I was free to enjoy my hidden passion. lol

    Back in those days if you played with toys people called you a sissy loser or were told to grow up and stop being a p****.

    But today it fricking awesome to be a geek.
     
  20. bellpeppers

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    Heh... back in the day it almost meant something- almost like your own secret club.

    Now it's all mainstream, impersonal and meaningless.

    It became so big, so fast that we got oversaturated with it. The TF3 toyline was even cancelled and thus TF's are on the decline- at least until the next film, where it will be hot again for a short time and then decline. Again.