Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Megatronus209, May 24, 2014.
Might get it for my nephew.
i'm so glad my parents never got me any of this crap when i was a kid.
This is great for kids, but since I'm not one.
Couldn't afford a time machine, huh? I'm pretty sure this kind of stuff hasn't been around for that long.
As a kid, I had Matchbox, a few Transformers and GoBots, and some vinyl Shogun Warriors and Godzilla figures. Having something like these flip-changers would have been awesome fun back then.
I wouldn't mind getting this. Er, for my 7-year old brother, of course
I might get this. I kinda want that OP, I get kick out of it for some reason. And my boy might like that Grim. Shame about the color on OP, though, since IMO the original was already too dark.
These simplified toys are going to clog the shelves so bad it will be near impossible to find the newer Generations when they hit.
My 8 year old has no interest in this stuff. I think Hasbro made a huge mistake and sadly the result in their financial loss will be passed on to collectors in the form of smaller more expensive product.
More play value in a Roadblaster (if anyone remembers them).
But mickey taking aside that Grimlock has better proportions than most of the rest do.
Except this stuff is exactly what the main target audience wants........
Having waaay too much retail experience to draw upon here, I can say that from what I see, Hasbro's not targeting kids as much as they are oblivious parents.
They are cheap and easy, who cares if the kid ends up hating it. They'll be purchased on name recognition alone by parents who just think it's a transformer and all they know is their kid loves transformers. They won't know any difference but the price.
I know they are already making a HUGE mess in the aisle. Haven't had to replenish at all since they were put out. Sad. The first 2 movie line launches had our backroom jumping all day pulling to replenish as they sold, and now....our backroom has nothing but empty shelves and plenty of dust and mice.
If it makes anyone feel better, it's not just Transformers. Big retail just isn't what it used to be.
these things are already clogging the shelves of the stores they're in.. the TRU in willow grove has a TON of them and has barely moved any of them since they were released, yet the deluxes, leaders and voyagers have been moving rather well.
i guess you didn't read what i said... so, i'll say it again..
I'm glad my parents never got me this crap when i was a kid.
when i was a kid.. i loved transformers because i enjoyed figuring things out. there's nothing to figure out with these things. they're boring.
what does a time machine have to do with anything?
Well, like I said, this type of Transformers product is kind of new, thus unable to be purchased when we were kids. Hence the lame time machine jab.
At least now when I pick up movie toys I don't really need, I can buy them in packs of two
This Grimlock looks hella cool for a kid, so...
Like my 8 year old boy that calls them "baby toys"?
The stuff isn't exactly flying off the shelves.
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