Why no G2 Blue MP Grimlock?

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  1. fabexmax

    fabexmax Well-Known Member

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    So in the past we have all thought or agreed that Has/Tak has dropped the ball on re-using certain molds to make new/variant figures. This one however was a no brainer.

    If the first stateside release of Grimlock was a TRU exclusive, then it could have made sense to make the blue G2 release of Grimlock a Wal-Mart exclusive. Or online exclusive.

    What do you guys think?
     
  2. MidnightBliss

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    Not enough recognition for a mass release. I don't think any retailer would pick up on it.
     
  3. MisterFanwank

    MisterFanwank Toy Industry Analyst

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    It would just be asking for a repeat of Skywarp's sales performance.
     
  4. taterx

    taterx Lurkin since Transfandom

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    Sounds like eHobby fodder. Cool idea though. For $50-60 but no premium.
     
  5. Incepticon

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    Doing a full run of a repaint that only 6 people would actually want probably doesn't make a whole lot of economic sense for them.
     
  6. 46+2

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    Not something I'd be interested in.
     
  7. Haloid1177

    Haloid1177 Hey, That's Pretty Good

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    Because it's G2.
     
  8. Foster

    Foster Haslab Unicron Backer #10 Veteran

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    It would perform even more poorly than Skywarp.
     
  9. Haloid1177

    Haloid1177 Hey, That's Pretty Good

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    I don't know. A blue dinosaur? Boys would love it!
     
  10. G1Prowl

    G1Prowl Prick, apparently

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    I'm more at a loss as to why they didn't do G2 Grimlock in the Botcon set.
     
  11. MisterFanwank

    MisterFanwank Toy Industry Analyst

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    I'm also guessing because it's a horribly ugly color scheme.
     
  12. x BlackMagnus x

    x BlackMagnus x Is not impressed

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    One recolor was not enough?
     
  13. combaticon164

    combaticon164 Warlord of Floriduh

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    Lol, come on G2 isnt that bad, the pyschotropic colors are original. Plus my Little Pony fans would love the colors!
     
  14. Red Snarl

    Red Snarl Well-Known Member

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    Why because it's a G2 figure. MP Grimlock sold pretty well and from what I understand the G2 dinobots are some of the most popular G2 figures. It's not like they have some outlandish color scheme like breakdown they just went from silver to blue or red or green, they don't look ugly or any thing. But I do agree that if one were to happen it would probably be an exclusive and I really hope it happens.
     
  15. Deathx360

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    I would rather see a certain other mold released in the states in blue first.

    It isn't that bad of a color scheme for Grimlock and compared to other G2 figures it's kind of tame. If it was released for $60 I would try to get it.
     
  16. x BlackMagnus x

    x BlackMagnus x Is not impressed

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    I would wager that the sole reason why would be just because they're the Dinobots.
     
  17. Computer5

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    I would buy a g2 Mp Grimlock....
     
  18. MagnusPrimal

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    I think this is another argument in favor of Classics/Generations Dinobots. You've got the initial release, G2 repaint releases, and you can actually use most if not all of them as other characters as well, as they did with Grimlock-to-Overkill. I really don't understand it when people say that Generations Dinobots would lack repaint opportunities.
     
  19. theestampede

    theestampede Wandering Artist

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    I couldn't find regular grimlockk, so I'd buy a g2 if I saw it in stores
     
  20. PoweredConvoy

    PoweredConvoy Randy

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    Changing the gray to blue isn't likely enough of a redeco to ever be considered, and Optimus is likely the only figure they could redeco a Masterpiece of and sell a second time.

    Plus how many people would want a G2 Masterpiece Grimlock? Granted I would, but I doubt many people would buy it if they had the normal one, and I doubt people would want it over the gray.

    Randy