Hello! I see that some people have called out for the mods. Here's one. I went through the thread. All of it. I see no reason to close this thread. Sure, it's a sensitive subject but it is also an opinion. This thread is no different than one that would be titled as "Why Bumblebee Needs To Succeed". We welcome opinion as long as it doesn't break any rules according to our judgement. We don't rule here with iron fist of tyranny. That's Megatron's job, not ours. Anyway, now that I'm here, I might as well leave my two cents: Bumblebee is already a critical hit. We are actually yet to see if it's a financial hit; for the movie isn't even open worldwide until January 4th. Even if it does fail financially, one of the few things below can happen but there might be other outcomes. 1. Since it is a critical hit, the studio might think to do another one but will stay away from busy time slots just to see if the second time is the charm. 2. Some producers may think that Bay-Style brought in more money and will try to do the next movie like TLK etc. 3. They'll stop producing Transformers movies for a while. 4. A reboot with a new storyline. Even more reboot-y than Bumblebee. Now, the 3rd option (which some may cheer) is the most devastating one for TF fans. Executives don't think like we fans do. As Brian Goldner once said back in 2011, "Hasbro is not a toy company anymore, it's a Branded Play Company now". In this day and age it's hard to operate just as a toy company hence why Mattel is so down compared to Hasbro. They rely on brand power and by that you absolutely must have movies, TV series, apps, games based on your brands. The point I'm trying to make is that no movies means it's going to have a devastating domino effect on the brand as a whole. It's not just the movie toys that's going to go away.... it's everything. You don't have to look far to see what I'm talking about. Hasbro's G.I. Joe suffered a sad fate with a lack of proper media support. It didn't resonate with the modern audience so the fans took a hit. Don't think Transformers won't suffer the same fate. The possibility is there. However we are actually in a batter place than G.I. Joe. If you talk with any distributor of Hasbro products, you may learn that Nerf is ahead of Transformers when it comes to toy sales. The similarities are hilariously similar to how G.I. Joe was back in 2010. I'm no market analyst.... but I couldn't help but notice.