Transformers Prime First Editions Officially Cancelled

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by General Tekno, Jan 26, 2012.

  1. General Tekno

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    Official word from Hasbro re: the TF:p rime First Edition figures

    Found this over on the Allspark - they inquired re: the availability of the First Edition toys to Hasbro.

    The Allspark: Transformers News Movie Comics Animated - Official Word on Transformers Prime First Edition
     
  2. G1Wheeljack

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    I'm hoping we can get a much less corporate answer/explanation at Toy Fair or Botcon. Still, this is very disappointing :( 
     
  3. Crystal Convoy

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    Dear Hasbro:

    Fuck you.
     
  4. Robogeek28

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    I'd already mentioned it in the U.S release thread awhile ago but I guess it got missed in there.
     
  5. Anguirus

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    Meh. BBTS said as much weeks ago and got panned for it. It's not the BIGGEST surprise that "First Edition" actually meant that. I'm not thrilled that it's so hard to get a Voyager that doesn't light up, but it's certainly doable.
     
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    Damn, I just heard the price for Bulkhead skyrocket.

    I'm glad that I was fortunate enough to find these guys at retail but I am worried about Zombie CJ amd Vehicon. I have seen NO Hasbro releases of these guys. I hope TRU went as far as getting FE wave 2.5 to hold them over until the official March release of RID.
     
  7. Smashs

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    Well, looks like i'll be dropping the money online for OP/CJ/BH
     
  8. Dr. Prime

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    I still would take this with a grain of salt. Hasbro may have shipped these to retailers weeks ago and they may still be sitting in central distribution warehouses. As far as Hasbro is concerned at this point, they are telling the truth in that "they are not releasing more" but that doesn't mean that some might still hit the shelves. I'm going to give it a bit more time.
     
  9. Secretcode

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    To be fair, that's the same generic stock answer they've been giving out since we knew the line was TRU only.
     
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    Clearly, Hasbro has manufactured more than made it to retail. Nothing was released in the US outside of 2-3 cases of wave one per each TRU store. I wouldn't be surprised if they turned up at Marshalls/Ross/TJ Maxx later in the year.
     
  11. General Tekno

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    I know what you mean; that's why I went and ordered some TakaraTomy stuff.

    I'm honestly MORE concerned the last wave or so of DOTM stuff won't show. I want that Human Alliance Soundwave.
     
  12. Kuma Style

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    I don't know why, but this made me laugh so hard I cried. That's awesome.
     
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    Well damn. I am not gonna lose any sleep over the first editions but disappointed for sure.
     
  14. Crystal Convoy

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    You're welcome.
     
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    That's rather discouraging. I admit that I mostly just wanted all the First Editions so I could have multiple versions of each character to compare and share out weapons between, but still. Though I guess I at least won't be too worried about the loss of the FE Vehicon, since the RID one looks so much better. The supposed second Arcee mould might outstrip the first as well, so that's something.

    Still, quite the downer.
     
  16. General Magnus

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    What does this means for Europe? We won´t even get FE? Fuck.
     
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    Glad I was able to get Starscream, Bumblebee, Arcee and Cliffjumper. Hopefully Bulkhead, Vehicon and Zombie Cliffjumper will still be released somewhere.
     
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    I hope that they will get repacked for the main line but i have a feeling the part about if demand is high enough means kids wont care so screw you.
     
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    It was confirmed at the UK Toy Fair that England will not be getting First Edition in any shape or form.
     
  20. Geterman

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    It would not be so bad if the RiD figures looked better than FE, but they don't except for Wheeljack and Soundwave. How they going to limit us on the good crack and give us a mainline of watered down imitations