Hasbro then proved me wrong by announcing the "Combiner Force" subline imprint, which is by this point at least a close tie with the previous subline imprint, "Mini-Con Weaponizers", in terms of sheer output of product released under the branding.
We've currently reached yet another point where nearly all figures we know about have been released somewhere in the world, with the only ones currently still unaccounted for being One-Step Changer Soundwave and Team Combiner Galvatronus.
And while I still think there must have been a reason for the drastic shift in focur for the RID toyline from introducing Mini-Cons, to making Mini-Cons the focus of an entire subline imprint, to dropping Mini-Cons almost entirely in favor of a completely different gimmick (and, again, the fact that the final two waves of the single-pack Mini-Cons were only released at clearance chains in the US, while the Weaponizer single packs have never been reported found at US retail at all), I won't make the same mistake again and prematurely predict the end of the line, especially since there currently doesn't seem to be any price point that's severely lagging behind in terms of retail release.
Whether you like it or not, the RID line has already endured for an impressive two and a half years, having been extended via two fully-fledged subline imprints that allowed several price points that have been there since the launch of the line at the end of 2014 to reach wave numbers in the lower double digits, which by itself is a fairly impressive feat.
Just for some perspective, the Titans Return line has also reached the point where nearly all the figures we know about have been released in one form or another, and San Diego Comic-Con is just around the corner.
So my question is: What do you think? Is RID done for good this time? Will Hasbro announce a successor at SDCC? Or will they surprise us again by announcing yet another gimmick-based subline imprint completely out of the left field? Or will they just extend Combiner Force and call it a day?
Edited by Nevermore, 08 December 2017 - 05:12 PM.