Will Transformers die?

Discussion in 'Transformers General Discussion' started by sawwheeler, Jun 3, 2014.

  1. sawwheeler

    sawwheeler Gundam Meister

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    Do you guys think that Transformers will ever die? I personally am not thinking that it's going to die anytime soon, with the loyal fans, I doubt it will die.
     
  2. Smashs

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    I seriously doubt it.
     
  3. sawwheeler

    sawwheeler Gundam Meister

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    I certainly hope it doesn't
     
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    Not anytime soon. While popularity has nosedived before (very late 80s/early 90s), it'll keep going. Even if the 'mainstream' side goes away we'll still get adult collector-targeted releases from TakTom.
     
  5. sawwheeler

    sawwheeler Gundam Meister

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    I recently decided to get back into collecting the toys.
     
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    I think the franchise will be around in some form a very long time. But of course eventually everything ends.
     
  7. primal789

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    Good decision
     
  8. sawwheeler

    sawwheeler Gundam Meister

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    Well considering the new movie...I feel like I need to.
     
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    when the world blows up it will, so in the next couple seconds and
     
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    Hasbro is doing it's darnedest to beat it to death in a back alley this year - but I expect a stay in hospital later it will recover to some degree.
     
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    Gingerchris Telly-headed Tyrant

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    Indeed. Plus we'll still have the secondary market and probably third-party products to keep the flame alive.
     
  12. combaticon164

    combaticon164 Warlord of Floriduh

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    Nothing lasts forever.
     
  13. jackgaughan

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    How?
     
  14. ABrown

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    Well Optimus Prime will probably die, he pretty much always does.

    EDIT: Oh, wait. You mean the franchise! No, Transformers aren't going away. At least not in any of our lifetimes.
     
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    I think Transformers could die if other companies start producing comparable transforming robots for a cheaper price. G.I. Joe is pretty much dead-in-the-water at this point because of lines like "The Corps!" being sold on the same shelf. Transformers is safe for now since the only thing Transformers has competing with it are the sub-par transformable MARS robots.

    I worry about the third parties, though. If one of them ever realized they could creep into the US market with their own property...
     
  16. MechanovaKing

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    I was worried for a long time it would and was surprised BW brought it back. And was shocked the first Baymovie happened.
    But now that we got 4 movies, and hasbro seems to be pulling alot of smart movie and trying to expand outside just an action figure toyline.
    I think it's going to be around for a good while more.
     
  17. nobleboivin

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    doubt it
     
  18. SPLIT LIP

    SPLIT LIP Be strong enough to be gentle

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    Plenty of things have died with "loyal fans."

    However, Transformers has something much stronger to stand on: the general public and children.
     
  19. Smashs

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    Yea, how?

    Hasbro seems to be doing quite a bit to bring the brand to an even wider audience.
     
  20. Predakign2000

    Predakign2000 Transformers Fan Since 1984

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    Eventually, Hasbro will fade away. Disney will buy the property and make a theme park around it. Could you imagine a Transformers Land next to Star Wars Land?