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@  -LittleAutob... : (01 June 2020 - 12:15 PM)

Ha! Talk about getting away with something!

@  Maximus Ambus : (01 June 2020 - 09:08 AM)

Carnivac was still an evil Decepticon at heart, and no one shot him in the back for it.

@  -LittleAutob... : (30 May 2020 - 06:52 PM)

*stares at the light switch* .... I see what you did there

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (30 May 2020 - 01:40 PM)

*hands llittleautobot1218 a light switch* There you go.

@  -LittleAutob... : (30 May 2020 - 10:53 AM)

I feel a need to lighten up the mood.... ;)

@  -LittleAutob... : (30 May 2020 - 10:38 AM)

:p

@  Maximus Ambus : (30 May 2020 - 02:14 AM)

Shockwave did it.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (30 May 2020 - 12:21 AM)

I'm not in the US and at least some of the episodes seem to work for me. I don't know the actual list of places it's available, though.

@  Shockwave 75 : (29 May 2020 - 10:37 PM)

Unfortunately It seems Cyberverse is only available in the US on YouTube.

@  -LittleAutob... : (29 May 2020 - 09:19 AM)

Yes, and its ongoing.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (29 May 2020 - 01:05 AM)

Cyberverse is already officially uploaded to YouTube.

@  fourteenwings : (29 May 2020 - 12:36 AM)

Spin Master is abridging current episodes of Bakugan Armored Alliance and posting the result on YouTube. Maybe Hasbro does that someday too.

@  -LittleAutob... : (28 May 2020 - 10:59 PM)

I see... :/

@  wonko the sane? : (28 May 2020 - 08:14 PM)

Within the US anyway. Those channels aren't easy or cheap to access in other countries, and their website often region lock content. Tubi is the only good thing on that list: largely identical (but not perfectly so. Damnit. I wanna watch COPS.) country to country and free.

@  Steevy Maximus : (28 May 2020 - 07:24 PM)

So yeah, Hasbro is using plenty of venues to spread exposure of their brands

@  Steevy Maximus : (28 May 2020 - 07:23 PM)

Starz currently licenses Transformers G1 and the GI Joe movie (as well as MLP specials). Netflix has more current series available.

@  Nevermore : (28 May 2020 - 07:21 PM)

Study shows: Holders of the title "world's oldest person" have a severely increased risk of dying.

@  Steevy Maximus : (28 May 2020 - 07:18 PM)

Tubi TV and Youtube both host various Hasbro cartoons. Both are freely accessed and ad supported. Any basic TV package (barring straight antenna) includes channels like USA Network, SyFy and FX, all of which regularly air the films from Transformers and GI Joe.

@  wonko the sane? : (28 May 2020 - 06:18 PM)

I dunno what to tell you, media might be changing slowly, but at least it's still accessible. Even the folks that DON'T get one of the streaming services can watch it on the company website. It's a vehicle for the toy line after all, they need to make an effort to make it as consumable as possible.

@  -LittleAutob... : (28 May 2020 - 05:41 PM)

Well. Thats said, then.... I guess... :doh

@  wonko the sane? : (28 May 2020 - 04:13 PM)

As long as the the cartoons are profitable, then they'll make more. The media it's shown on is completely irrelevant. I say that as a guy whose earliest surviving memory is a big red truck turning into a big red robot.

@  ZakuConvoy : (28 May 2020 - 03:06 PM)

Might be the end of an era. With the rise of streaming, who knows if Transformers will ever be on broadcast TV again.

@  -LittleAutob... : (28 May 2020 - 11:46 AM)

3 seasons on a show is usually enough... but yeah ;-;

@  Roddie Luver : (27 May 2020 - 09:37 PM)

I’m also sad Cyberverse has no season four.

@  Paladin : (26 May 2020 - 08:10 PM)

it's too hugging hot today.

@  -LittleAutob... : (25 May 2020 - 03:39 PM)

I'll agree with you on that.

@  -LittleAutob... : (25 May 2020 - 03:39 PM)

*Figured -_-

@  -LittleAutob... : (25 May 2020 - 03:39 PM)

I fugured

@  Steevy Maximus : (25 May 2020 - 01:37 PM)

I'm actually sad Cyberverse won't get another season. 2 and 3 (of what I've seen) have REALLY nailed it in being fun little actions shows, like the Sunbow series.

@  Rycochet : (25 May 2020 - 01:00 PM)

Yes.

@  Maximus Ambus : (25 May 2020 - 12:52 PM)

I'm waiting for Animated season 4. Am I insane?

@  wonko the sane? : (25 May 2020 - 11:22 AM)

I'm waiting for the next season to show up on netflix.

@  Sabrblade : (25 May 2020 - 10:59 AM)

Many of us have already watched the rest of the Cyberverse episodes since the whole third season aired in the UK last September.

@  -LittleAutob... : (25 May 2020 - 10:18 AM)

*9th

@  -LittleAutob... : (25 May 2020 - 10:17 AM)

I just saw the 8th episode... omg

@  Bass X0 : (25 May 2020 - 01:28 AM)

Already seen it online.

@  -LittleAutob... : (24 May 2020 - 09:42 PM)

Who's excited for tomorrow? The only thing that makes Monday worth it is the Cyberverse episodes .-.

@  wonko the sane? : (24 May 2020 - 12:30 PM)

Welcome. I just came into that trick myself recently, so happy to share.

@  Nevermore : (24 May 2020 - 12:05 PM)

Thanks, wonko the sane? for the tip with the cloning. That helped a lot!

@  -LittleAutob... : (24 May 2020 - 12:02 PM)

Heheh.... yes... I don't think a sniper would be very good at making a vaccine... 0.0

@  Nevermore : (24 May 2020 - 11:48 AM)

All right! Cloning my old HHD to an SSD and then swapping out the drive was successful, it would appear. Finally.

@  Bass X0 : (24 May 2020 - 11:30 AM)

Scientist Perceptor is. Sniper Perceptor less so.

@  -LittleAutob... : (24 May 2020 - 10:51 AM)

Perceptor would be more responsible.

@  -LittleAutob... : (24 May 2020 - 10:48 AM)

Oof x~x

@  TheMightyMol... : (24 May 2020 - 10:45 AM)

He'd cure the virus, but he'd probably commit at least two crimes against nature and weaponize a third in the process.

@  -LittleAutob... : (24 May 2020 - 09:39 AM)

'Horrible consequences' would most likely happen with Brainstorm...

@  -LittleAutob... : (24 May 2020 - 08:16 AM)

Totally. And Percy's not even human. XD

@  TheMightyMol... : (24 May 2020 - 06:50 AM)

Can't do much worse than our current government, I say go for it.

@  Sabrblade : (23 May 2020 - 10:13 PM)

Little do we realize that the Perceptor in question is the Mini-Con combiner. :p

@  -LittleAutob... : (23 May 2020 - 10:11 PM)

He would!!!


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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?

 


#2 repowers

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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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