Trasformers The Ride - EVAC toy - for real

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by sG_KYo, Mar 13, 2012.

  1. Optimus Prime

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    I can't remember the source (I think it was an interview with a designer) where it was mentioned that Evac's robot mode is a heavily-modified version of Roadbuster's design, so the resemblance is not surprising.
     
  2. Galvacron 3

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    Deluxe is nice but I'm not foaming at the mouth for him. To ebay!

    Now the legion I'll get because I'm more of a fan of the cyberverse to begin with.
     
  3. Bountyan

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    I actually like the way that figure looks, but I'm not going to bother if it's going to be a hassle to get.
     
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    hmm, not bad at all, but still need to see in hand pics of the toy.
     
  5. Zress Tayasu

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    y'know, they keep going OH IT'S TOTALLY THE RETAILERS FAULTS but that's feeling like a stock excuse to blame-shift at this point.

    first they had a problem getting animated on shelves because the retailers can't get enough movie stuff, but now the retailers don't want movie stuff even though it's selling?
    seems fishy to me.

    personally, if the retailers ARE having this much say, they're having more than they have a right to. IMO it should be "if you carry this pricepoint of this brand, you get whatever's in it, no arguments", but then again I'm sure someone will leap to tell me how dumb I am for thinking the retailers shouldn't be getting to play havoc with manufacturers in that manner.
     
  6. Moft

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    It's not that [X] series is popular or unpopular or that they didn't sell well enough, it's that retailers just order too much stuff towards the beginning of the line and then don't want any more towards the end. They would rather buy the new line for the year than keep buying stuff for the old one.
     
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    Isn't it odd that they decided to sell (so far) just Optimus & Bumblebee as Store branded toys - when they had an ideal opportunity to have a chance to actually release the Hasbro version of Dlx Leadfoot too as well as a Hasbro carded version of Silver Soundwave and Wheeljack/Que in blue.

    They seem to being going for Brand recognition over availability.... surely enough people visiting the ride would know they'd never seen a Deluxe Leadfoot before - and would also know they had seen Bumblebee ?

    Also I'd have quite liked to have seen a Evil Sentinel Prime toy be it Leader or Voyager. either Black like the mini-PVC or dark purply red like the Cyberverse Commander. - Reverse Colours might be good or even gold.

    Not to mention that there was supposed to be a repaint of Leadfoot as well and that's not shown up either.... and I actually really liked the alt deco scheme.

    I hope that when they make the 4th Movie line they find a home for some of this missing stuff and release some of the missing items - a Wreckers Boxed set would be nice - especially if they make a new mould Attack mode Roadbuster toy too. Not to mention we would still do with a HA Topspin as well.

    Having any set have a missing character is crazy making... and has always been something that drives me nuts when there's missing "Seeker" toys... now they seem to be doing the same thing with a whole load of other random characters - even when they actually have moulds.
     
  8. Moft

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    What do you mean by that, the store exclusive deluxes? There were many more than just Optimus and Bumblebee.
     
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    What the heck is this thing supposed to be? That alt mode just looks dorky. Since it's heavily based on Roadbuster, and Roadbuster was a pretty bad toy design, I shall not regret this one being an obscure exclusive.
     
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    I agree with you on the Bumblebee front. Lets face it, he is now the poster child for the entire franchise. However, Leadfoot is a bit different. You have to remember that many of the people going through the ride will be parents and children. They probably will not be able to distinguish Leadfoot from the dozens of other toys in the line. As for the kids, Leadfoot didn't really have that big of a part in the movie and is probably not high up the want list.
     
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    Evac? Meh. Yet another bayverse figure I can live without.
     
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    They said Evac's a 'Copter in the ride...
     
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    Nope...

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    no resemblance at all... :rolleyes: 

    The sad part is the CVC & DLX molds both use the EXACT same transformation as the respective Roadbuster toys (except the DLX seems to have a calf rotation added/removed).
     

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    This may be a generic statement, but it looks like another movie figure to me. At least I don't care about it enough to worry about trying to import it for a ridiculous cost. There ARE some figures that I'd do that for, but this is not one of them (and for the record, neither are the BotCon figures).
     
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    Yes, it is true. All of Asia and Australia gets Hasbro Transformers besides Japan. TakaraTOMY releases are mainly meant for Japan. There are exceptions like Thomas the Tank Engine toys (I saw them in English language packaging). I believe there is a western TakaraTOMY branch but they do not distribute Transformers products.

    For Asia, Hasbro Asia distributes both Hasbro and TakaraTOMY Transformers products to Asia and Australia, but Hasbro Transformers are more widespread. Normally, only specialty shops get them. Although TakaraTOMY Transformers do hit local retail, it is uncommon. An interesting fact is that these Hasbro Asia distributed TakaraTOMY Transformers come boxed in Hasbro carton boxes instead of TakaraTOMY.

    This practise is not exclusive to TakaraTOMY, most Japanese toy companies do this. They produce a Japanese version for Japan and an International version for Asia. There is usually no difference between Japanese and Internation version besides some stickers on the box labelling them as Japan/International version and where they are distributed from. However, some toys do get distributed to the West like the Bandai SHFiguarts and Rockman X D-Arts series.

    Japanese versions tend to sell for a higher price because of common misconceptions that they have better quality. While this is not entirely untrue, it is usually only true if the toys are from different batches. For the first release they are usually the same. For example, the Bandai Asia Deluxe Gao King (Wild Force Megazord) that was released in 2003 is actually the US Wild Force Megazord packaged in Gao King packaging.

    Sometimes Hasbro Asia also releases TakaraTOMY boxed products exclusive for the Asia market like the highly sought after Jetpower Optimus set. I am quite sure Japan did not get it in regular retail. Japan only got the normal Buster Optimus Prime.
     
  16. seekerblackout

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    No they didn't. He's the car you ride in.
     
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    All I thought when I saw this was "kibble ass"

    That's what his name should be. Perhaps through "Captian" in front of that. :D 
     
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    Figure looks good to me, hope it gets a mass release.
     
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    Captain Kibble Ass - I like it... :thumb 
     
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    I really want this figure; I hope he shows up at retail sometime...