Mensor not being backwards compatable is a tragic lost, thou I expect some third party will come up with 3D printed parts to enable him to combine with the CW Stunticons or the even older combiner figures! With the bios, I'm like, um, couldn't you just use google for translation and have people in charge of marketing in the various countries look over the bios?
With this Metroplex, honestly aside from the fact I think he would of likely been better off as a commander class figure, the price point I think could of easily justified including the Minicon, even if its the original mold from 17 years ago (Holy cr*p, its been that long already?)!!
So the choice for their largest and most expensive pricepoint was driven by a story that no fiction is going to tell. Classic.
Bah, people said Devastator would bomb because the parts weren't articulated enough. They said Predaking wouldn't sell because of his lack of detail.For $200 dollars?
This thing is going to fail.
$170 to $200 is NOT that huge an increase. Probably no more, relatively, than we've seen across the board. I think a big part of the hang up has been the mental "barrier" offered by the $200 price point.I am not expecting it to sell well, especially at a higher price point than previous titans.
The problem with that line of thinking is that those were iconic characters, Devastator even more so due to TFTM as much as it pains me to admit it. Cybertron Metroplex has very little going for it in terms of nostalgia and media appearances. I don't want the toy to flop, but I just don't see this toy selling well with a $30 bump added on.Bah, people said Devastator would bomb because the parts weren't articulated enough. They said Predaking wouldn't sell because of his lack of detail.
I'm pretty sure Hasbro has a solid idea of how well this might sell. And even if it doesn't sell AS WELL as prior ones, then Hasbro will address their plans. Hell, Black Zarak (a deep fan cut remold of a well known Japanese release) has probably been more easily available than ANY Titan has to this point.
$170 to $200 is NOT that huge an increase. Probably no more, relatively, than we've seen across the board. I think a big part of the hang up has been the mental "barrier" offered by the $200 price point.
The red triangle seen on the side of the bucket wheel near its center is shown pointing in different directions in several of the stock photos, suggesting that the wheel does rotate in some fashion.Can SOMEONE answer if the "Saw Blade" will actually SPIN? If it will, then I won't miss the original gimmick. (Maybe there will be a conspicuous notch on the tool that can hold a Cyber key?)