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@  ▲ndrusi : (29 September 2020 - 04:20 PM)

I want Dr. Smoov to RUN

@  Bass X0 : (29 September 2020 - 03:15 PM)

I want Dr. Smoov or the Jaboody Show guys to dub over WFC with voices and personalities more in line with the 80s cartoon. That means no more jerk Bumblebee.

@  Maximus Ambus : (29 September 2020 - 01:35 AM)

Ever notice Kath SOucie's Janine in the later episodes of Real Ghostbusters sounds like Tara Strong's Sari Sumdac?

@  Maximus Ambus : (28 September 2020 - 02:10 PM)

I wish they were more universal like Beast Wars, Animated or Prime and as professionally done,

@  Maximus Ambus : (28 September 2020 - 02:06 PM)

The Netflix shows are done for adults, the Generation toyline is for adults who grew up with G1.

@  Sabrblade : (28 September 2020 - 12:53 PM)

Who said it ever was?

@  -LittleAutob... : (28 September 2020 - 12:43 PM)

Whatever happened to WFC Earthrise being a kids show X'D

@  wonko the sane? : (28 September 2020 - 11:43 AM)

Cool, my last tablet couldn't run it, and I stopped caring by the time I got the new one. So thanks!

@  Otaku : (28 September 2020 - 11:27 AM)

There are crossover characters, but the amount and distribution... Marvel Vs Capcom this ain't.  If @wonko the sane? my bad!

@  Otaku : (28 September 2020 - 11:21 AM)

I've been playing for *checks account* 1002 days, 23 hours.  So, by 2021, it will have been three years.  I think it takes place in its own continuity, largely inspired by G1 but borrowing from other places.

@  Otaku : (28 September 2020 - 11:19 AM)

@wonko the sane? Can only speak for Earth Wars, but so few they're easy to forget.

@  wonko the sane? : (28 September 2020 - 07:39 AM)

Didn't they already do the across universes thing in that tablet game?

@  Demovere Xeno : (28 September 2020 - 05:30 AM)

Also, make the setting an amalgamation of different Transformers series, rather than based on a specific one. Bring in things like 'Sentinel Major' as the primo Autobot jerk, and sleek car mode Vehicons as the Decepticons' basic grunt.

@  Demovere Xeno : (28 September 2020 - 05:27 AM)

KT just needs to incorporate the vehicle modes into the combat system, like Platinum did for Devastation, so they're for more than just wheeling it across the battlefield. =P

@  Demovere Xeno : (28 September 2020 - 05:25 AM)

Transformers: Warriors of Cybertron! =D

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (28 September 2020 - 05:15 AM)

I want a Power Rangers Mosu. I would also take a Transformers Mosu. :D

@  TheMightyMol... : (28 September 2020 - 04:50 AM)

It even ended on a sequel hook.

@  Demovere Xeno : (28 September 2020 - 04:40 AM)

Man, I just want another Devastation game... =(

@  NotVeryKnightly : (28 September 2020 - 01:53 AM)

Aren't TFs way more varied than Joes, as far as they'd work in gameplay? Like, Omega Supreme is vastly different from Bumblebee.

@  unluckiness : (27 September 2020 - 10:16 PM)

Hell, ripoff Super Robot Wars withTFs

@  unluckiness : (27 September 2020 - 10:16 PM)

IDK they could make something like FF tactics or Fire Emblem ripoff with Robots and i'd buy it

@  Steevy Maximus : (27 September 2020 - 09:43 PM)

See, I feel GI Joe (with it's varied cast) is a better fit for a strategy game, where as Transformers feels more suited for a shooter.

@  Maruten : (27 September 2020 - 08:28 PM)

I might give them points for making a strategy game if it's actually a good strategy game.

@  wonko the sane? : (27 September 2020 - 07:48 PM)

I mean, points for making a strategy game instead of third person shooter, but: urrrrgggg. Cyberverse.

@  wonko the sane? : (27 September 2020 - 07:47 PM)

A transformers game for the switch? *checks* Urrrggg... cyberverse...

@  Steevy Maximus : (27 September 2020 - 06:28 PM)

October will be a big month for Hasbro fans: Zoids, GI Joe AND Transformers all have brand new console games. All on the Switch at that!

@  wonko the sane? : (27 September 2020 - 09:04 AM)

At least in animated he was more driven than just "loyal bootlick".

@  unluckiness : (27 September 2020 - 08:29 AM)

Oof, That's a huge downgrade

@  Maximus Ambus : (27 September 2020 - 02:35 AM)

After rewatching Animated Sound and Fury, in my head canon Titans Return Soundwave is that Soundwave.

@  wonko the sane? : (26 September 2020 - 04:09 PM)

On an unrelated note: I just got the BBTS email about kingdom pre-orders... and even the stuff I don't want I'm perfectly willing to get if it means I can have the rest of it.

@  wonko the sane? : (26 September 2020 - 04:08 PM)

It's digimon. So first one, then the other.

@  TheMightyMol... : (26 September 2020 - 12:53 PM)

50/50 odds, it's either a helicopter with limbs, or a scantily-clad human with heli blades on their back. If female, 90% odds on the second one.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (26 September 2020 - 12:39 PM)

I read that as "Helicoptermon" and wondered what kind of Digimon that was.

@  Bass X0 : (26 September 2020 - 12:35 PM)

Helicopter-mom, transform!

@  Maximus Ambus : (25 September 2020 - 11:58 PM)

Aw I scratched the hood of my 35th anniversary Bluestreak. Fortunately he's in robot mode a lot.

@  Sabrblade : (25 September 2020 - 07:24 PM)

No decoration could improve the wall more than Knockout himself

@  TheMightyMol... : (25 September 2020 - 05:04 PM)

The wall could use some decorating, though. Maybe a nice shelf or a portrait.

@  -LittleAutob... : (25 September 2020 - 04:32 PM)

I'm laughing so hard XDDD

@  ▲ndrusi : (25 September 2020 - 02:31 PM)

He doesn't even mind this time. You know what? It's comfortable here.

@  -LittleAutob... : (25 September 2020 - 02:23 PM)

AND THEN KNOCKOUT WAS IN THE WALL AGAIN XDDD

@  Bass X0 : (25 September 2020 - 01:11 PM)

is an annoying stage in Super Mario World.

@  wonko the sane? : (24 September 2020 - 02:15 PM)

Gnarly.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (24 September 2020 - 01:05 PM)

Beast Era, a blonde rat called Sunsqueaker.

@  TheMightyMol... : (24 September 2020 - 01:00 PM)

And then Knockout was in the wall again.

@  Sabrblade : (24 September 2020 - 12:53 PM)

Knockout: "Ooh, sorry, Lord Megatron. The correct word was... 'Decepticon'."

@  -LittleAutob... : (24 September 2020 - 11:15 AM)

Knockout: *while doing a crossword puzzle* Lord Megatron, whats a ten letter word for disappointment? | Megatron: ...... Starscream.

@  Maximus Ambus : (23 September 2020 - 01:20 PM)

@Bass X0 Shockwave did it.

@  TheMightyMol... : (23 September 2020 - 11:56 AM)

At least it's not Suntwerker.

@  wonko the sane? : (23 September 2020 - 11:19 AM)

I read that name as "suntweaker" the first time, and was terrified for a moment...

@  Bass X0 : (23 September 2020 - 03:41 AM)

Prowl did nothing wrong.


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Ongoing Questions for Hasbro Brand and Design Teams Thread

Hasbro Generations John Warden

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#1 Copper Bezel

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Posted 19 December 2018 - 07:11 AM

Whether it's a flash social media prompt or an impromptu convention interview, we're sometimes presented with an unexpected chance to interface with the faces behind the toys. While that's great, it's also always a scramble for questions from the community, and usually results in kicking ourselves later at the awesome questions we wish we'd thought to ask. Exastiken, Allspark Discord server regular, suggested we start an ongoing thread for questions you want answered that might get missed otherwise. 

 

Share your questions for the Hasbro brand and design teams here, and we'll collect them into an updating list as we go. There's no guarantee that the next person to have the opportunity will ask every question we've collected at a given time, but the list will something for them to look back to as reference when the opportunity arises. If there's something people are curious about, it's much less likely to get missed this way. = ]

 

Edit: For example, Exastiken suggested a couple of possible questions:

 

Could we see Snapdragon and Apeface as a part of the new Generations Select branding?

 

Might the DJD appear in War for Cybertron given their Cybertronian city-name theme?


Edited by Copper Bezel, 19 December 2018 - 07:14 AM.

Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


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Posted 19 December 2018 - 04:25 PM

1) A long time ago at BotCon, Hasbro reps gave us a nice overview of the toy design process. I think that'd be a great topic to revisit as there have surely been some changes to the process in the past 10-15 years.  

 

2) I'm not convinced specific "will we get such-and-such" questions help much, because plans won't be announced until they're ready to be announced, but I guess more of a general take on the remaining "holes" in the G1 roster -- Autobot Targetmasters, the Horrorcons, Pretender Monsters, Throttlebots, etc. Are they interested in continuing those directions? 

 

Also, if anybody's ever sitting down with Bob Budiansky:

- Was there an idea that the G1 comic might end at issue 12? Was the story arc structured with that as a possibility? 

- Why Portland? (I have a suspicion that either it was obscure and far away from anything happening in the main Marvel books, or Bob had some connection there, friends or family. Or maybe just Mount St. Helens, because volcanoes are cool.)


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Posted 19 December 2018 - 05:05 PM

Please someone explain Crankcase.



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Posted 20 December 2018 - 11:53 PM

WTF is this shit?! Kindly explain the story behind these symbols.

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Posted 21 December 2018 - 01:56 PM

Was there ever plans for there to be an additional pair of boxsets in Titans Return after "Chaos on Velocitron" and "Siege on Cybertron?" If so, were the Arcee/Ultra Magnus, Grotusque/Scorpinock and Cloudraker/Wingspan sets left over from this, and what else was going to be in them?

 

Were there ever plans to create some sort of official Subscription Service/Collector's Club venue to release exclusive figures before Generations Selects was a thing, and were Arcee, Grotusque, or the Prime Wars Trilogy figures connected to it? (this has been soft-confirmed several ways, but it would be nice to have an official story)

 

Why the decision to retool bits of Titans Return Soundwave for his Bumblebee Movie re-release? Was that tooling originally intended for something else?

 

Was Power of the Primes always intended to be about three to four waves from the start, or was it shortened at some point? If it was shortened, can you give us hints about what was cut?

 

Why does Siege Hound's boxart have him with a very Cybertron-Defense-Hot-Shot-Esque head?



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Posted 24 December 2018 - 04:46 AM

What are the chances of a segment of the generations line that is similar to studio series or the Thrilling 30, where rather than an overall theme we have an assortment of characters from across all generations with the packaging informing us what series they were from?

Probably hitting my head against the wall with this one but I guess it can't hurt to ask.

Edited by TriBlurr, 24 December 2018 - 04:47 AM.


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Posted 25 December 2018 - 06:30 PM

Can we have Botcon back, pretty please?

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Posted 25 December 2018 - 09:11 PM

What ever happened to that prospective Hasbro Fan Club thing that was supposed to replace Fun Pub?


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Posted 25 December 2018 - 11:22 PM

Who are the alternate heads for Power of the Primes Battleslash, Roadtrap, Dreadwind, Blackwing, and Evolution Optimal Optimus?



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Posted 29 December 2018 - 10:10 AM

first of all, who gave you the right

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Posted 31 December 2018 - 12:19 PM

What was the design process for having Titans Return Alpha Trion and Broadside as retools? Seems kind of random, given the star difference between a lion and a fighter jet. Which was planned first, and how was it decided to add the second one as a retool?

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Posted 03 January 2019 - 06:31 PM

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Posted 04 January 2019 - 01:03 PM

Will IDW be working on a new Hasbro-verse that shares the new Transformers comics with GI Joe and other properties? (I can probably ask them in-person myself at WonderCon.



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Posted 08 January 2019 - 04:51 PM

What are the chances of rereleasing some older generations figures that were difficult to find. Like Thrilling 30 Gears or Titans Returns Nautica? Maybe as part of the Select Series.

Edited by TriBlurr, 08 January 2019 - 04:51 PM.


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Posted 09 January 2019 - 02:03 AM

What are the chances of rereleasing some older generations figures that were difficult to find. Like Thrilling 30 Gears or Titans Returns Nautica? Maybe as part of the Select Series.

On that note, if Metroplex were to be re-introduced into Generations Select, would he sport updated parts like Titan Master pegs and connections to other base modes?


Edited by Exastiken, 11 January 2019 - 04:11 PM.


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Posted 09 January 2019 - 04:59 PM

Who are the current members of the Transformers design team and what have they worked on in the past?  I mean that both in the "work background" sense and the "specific toys you've designed and/or to which you've contributed" sense.


Edited by Spark, 09 January 2019 - 05:00 PM.

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Posted 09 January 2019 - 05:07 PM

What are the advantages to Hasbro and Takara unifying their Generations lines?  (This has a 50/50 chance of just getting a PR garbage answer, but still.)


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Posted 09 January 2019 - 06:39 PM

Most of these questions run that risk honestly.
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Posted 10 January 2019 - 02:25 AM

A significant number of Transformers Generations figures, starting from mid-Thrilling 30s, now sport 3mm flight stand ports, something that also shows up in a lot of Hasbro action figure products, but compatible first-party flight stands only come bundled with select Masterpiece figures. There was a standalone flight stand offered on the TakaraTomy mall, but it is no longer available. In the future, could there be an evergreen option of Hasbro flight stands so figure buyers could use this display feature?



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Posted 10 January 2019 - 04:12 PM

A significant number of Transformers Generations figures, starting from mid-Thrilling 30s, now sport 3mm flight stand ports, something that also shows up in a lot of Hasbro action figure products, but compatible first-party flight stands only come bundled with select Masterpiece figures. There was a standalone flight stand offered on the TakaraTomy mall, but it is no longer available. In the future, could there be an evergreen option of Hasbro flight stands so figure buyers could use this display feature?

If I recall from waaaaaaaaaay back, Warden said those ports were basically made with the assumption that collectors already had stands from Bandai or Figma, etc, around to use.


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