Uncomfortable truths of Transformers collecting

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by SegaGenesis, Aug 19, 2010.

  1. Rodimus Mike

    Rodimus Mike MP & TF Collector

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    Sorry but that is so wrong FX,the only ones guaranteed to be in ever line
    forever are Optimus Prime,Megatron,Starscream,and Bumblebee now.Those
    four iconic characters are what started this all,and even tho Bee wasn't
    part of the lines for 15 or 16 years since G2. So Hasbro is not gonna let his
    TM name slip again if they can help it.
     
  2. whoamidri

    whoamidri Mumbling Madman

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    i respectfully disagree with you on that point. Mosty cases I agree but look at machine wars
     
  3. Ash from Carolina

    Ash from Carolina Junior Smeghead

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    We still have one more movie line to go so there is a chance that Sideswipe and Sunstreaker could work their way into the movie line yet even if it's just a repaint and a different head from another release.
     
  4. Tigertrack

    Tigertrack Back In The Game!

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    You can always find something when your broke.
    When you finally have the money, you can't find what you want.
     
  5. roy_flagg00

    roy_flagg00 I want more life....

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    Slight, SLIGHT, homage, but I need something a bit closer in resemblance than name and size.
     
  6. Rodimus Mike

    Rodimus Mike MP & TF Collector

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    To clarify matters Eric are the answers to some of your statements,so here
    they are.

    Not all toys have the movie aesthetics to them like WFC Prime,Bee,and so
    forth in the Generations line.
    Omega Supreme,Metroplex,Fort Max and big effing Robots may not be remade
    for anymore fig lines,but of most of those I stated above they have had
    remakes of them for Energon and Cybertron lines and those are nice fillers
    in the CHUG line.
    Beast Wars I seriously doubt is dead,as sales here at TFW2005 are still pretty
    good.As for what you said about 2.0 Cheetor may be true but he is one of
    the coolest Cheetors we ever got.
    Soundwave probably won't get another tape deck update,but rest assured
    he will be in most if not all future lines to come as since they brung him
    back for ROTF and Animated,as was almost in the Alternators line if they
    had kept it going.
    What you said about Tuner Mudflap is spot on Eric,that figure is still sitting
    on the pegs across the country and I don't think he is gonna go anywhere
    fast till maybe the day before christmas when everything else is gone and
    people get him just as stocking stuffers or something.
    Finally about Animated I just say that its like certain foods that its an
    aquired taste,you either love it or hate it,for me its the latter,the show
    pretty much sucked for me coz Bumblebee was so annoying so I only saw
    about 3 shows total,tho some of the toys were nice they just had so much
    wrong with them,loose joints,bad paint apps,and so on.So I just left about
    3/4ths of them hanging.

    That is all.
     
  7. iamamachine

    iamamachine colonyofcells

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    Hasbro and the retailers seem to forever love the exclusive deals.
    The exclusive deals are not good for the customers bec. it makes it hard to find the toys and it is fairly easy for scalpers to buy up all the exclusives from a single retailer particularly Best Buy, Walmart and Target. ToysRUs exclusives tend to be in higher volumes.

    Not all the toys will be available at hasbrotoyshop.com. I hope Hasbro will stock more toys so people don't have to pay high prices on ebay.

    Some toys will never be in large sizes bec. they are just not popular enough.

    Large toys also tend to come with the much hated electronics and batteries.
     
  8. jerminator

    jerminator Well-Known Member

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    Same here..and apparently, that used to embarrass my ex, who'd hafta make some lame joke about her two boys and their toys while we're checking out...nevermind the fact that she had "Twilight" books in the same buggy lol.

    - You may find a figure for cheap on the aftermarket (i.e. fleabay) but you'll pay out the ass for the missing accessory(ies).
     
  9. ryanlb

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    Damn, ain't those the truth. At least I've finally learned from the last one. I think.
     
  10. Fez Findie

    Fez Findie Well-Known Member

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    Should we have a numbered list on all this stuff? XD

    Also, Hasbro declares that GPS is a myth. Not sayin' it out loud, but...
     
  11. Takeout

    Takeout Mistress of the Night

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    People will always insist that WFC is a G1 prequel, despite the fact that they are WRONG.

    IDW makes TF comics.
     
  12. Kranix

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    ehhh its G1-esque, its a what if in an alternate timeline
     
  13. Takeout

    Takeout Mistress of the Night

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    No, it's G1-esque and part of the new Prime continuity. Hasbro said so themselves.
     
  14. Nightrain

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    This is really the only legitimately uncomfortable truth mentioned so far. Everything else the rest of you have said is just petty bullshit.
     
  15. Takeout

    Takeout Mistress of the Night

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    Does the "petty bullshit" category include the truth I posted which obviously disagrees with your belief that WFC is G1 and anyone who says otherwise doesn't know what they're talking about and needs to shut up?
     
  16. brr-icy

    brr-icy G1 Collector

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    highmoon said themselves that it was a g1 prequel, hasbro is just trying to tie it into something new, which is ok
     
  17. Takeout

    Takeout Mistress of the Night

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    Hasbro's word overrules High Moon's word.
     
  18. Autovolt 127

    Autovolt 127 Get In The Titan, Prime!

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    Continuity in General:

    WFC Continuity issues as mentioned,

    Is Cybertron/Galaxy Force really part of the Unicron Trilogy

    Comics vs Cartoons

    Titans Magazine vs IDW Movie comics

    G1 Constructicons origins

    Is Unicron, Primus, The Fallen, Sideways and Vector Prime all the same in every universe????????

    Where does BW2 and BW Neo fit in with BW and BM? Side by side? Alternate timelines????

    Is RID G1?, BM Neo sequel? or stand alone?

    Universe 1.0 vs Timelines?


    ........The fact i'm complaining about continuity for toy robots. Priceless.
     
  19. Takeout

    Takeout Mistress of the Night

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    WFC is G1.

    Cybertron/Galaxy Force is PROBABLY UT.

    Comics and cartoons exist side by side as separate universes.

    So do the Titan and IDW comics.

    G1 Constructicons? Oh boy.

    Yes, they are.

    That one's hard.

    It's standalone, it just happens to contain some nods to G1 and BM.

    Uh? Universe 1.0 and Timelines don't conflict with each other.
     
  20. Autovolt 127

    Autovolt 127 Get In The Titan, Prime!

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    I was asking REHTORICAL questions Takeout. Continuity in General is a pain.