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@  Kalidor : (22 July 2017 - 09:45 PM)

I think the official meaning is that a namesake is the person or thing that is named after something else. So the USS Kalidor would be Kalidor's namesake

@  Pennpenn : (22 July 2017 - 08:30 PM)

I thought it was either?

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (22 July 2017 - 08:27 PM)

It is very irritating that no one seems to agree on whether the word "namesake" refers to the thing that came first or the thing that came second.

@  2017 : (22 July 2017 - 07:19 PM)

I'd like it, but I really don't have the cash or the justification.

@  Paladin : (22 July 2017 - 02:48 PM)

Anyone still need a Chaos on Velocitron set? Found one at TRU today...

@  TheMightyMol... : (22 July 2017 - 01:27 PM)

He REALLY likes blowing stuff up.

@  Dekafox : (22 July 2017 - 12:42 PM)

G1 Scattershot's 3rd mode gimmick?

@  MEDdMI : (22 July 2017 - 12:04 PM)

Nothing can be more awkward than the crotch rubsigns.

@  Bass X0 : (22 July 2017 - 11:28 AM)

well, they had to go somewhere.

@  Pennpenn : (22 July 2017 - 02:54 AM)

TR Quake's shoulder symbols are very awkward looking

@  Kalidor : (21 July 2017 - 10:58 PM)

..er myself.

@  Kalidor : (21 July 2017 - 10:58 PM)

NOT RESPONDING

@  Kalidor : (21 July 2017 - 10:58 PM)

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@  Kalidor : (21 July 2017 - 10:58 PM)

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@  Kalidor : (21 July 2017 - 10:58 PM)

Couldn't say it bett.....

@  Steevy Maximus : (21 July 2017 - 10:33 PM)

You just don't appreciate the speed of a solid state drive until you have to use an old laptop with an old spinning drive

@  Patchouli Kn... : (21 July 2017 - 08:32 PM)

If there's at least one, you can army-build.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 July 2017 - 07:25 PM)

Are there even enough toys of him to collect?

@  TheMightyMol... : (21 July 2017 - 04:21 PM)

A nerd.

@  Nevermore : (21 July 2017 - 04:19 PM)

Speaking of, what do you call someone who collects toys of the Marvel character The Collector?

@  Nevermore : (21 July 2017 - 04:18 PM)

What about people who collect the "Die Hard" movies?

@  wonko the sane? : (21 July 2017 - 03:54 PM)

A lot of the die hard collectors don't need to be louder...

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (21 July 2017 - 03:22 PM)

@Nevermore Benbot means "amped" as in excited. I believe the term is shorthand for (a sound) amplifier.

@  Nevermore : (21 July 2017 - 03:10 PM)

Or is "shorthand" a synonym for "amputated"?

@  Nevermore : (21 July 2017 - 03:10 PM)

Is "amped" shorthand for "amputated"?

@  Benbot : (21 July 2017 - 12:28 PM)

I am amped! But I also have standards.

@  Fear or Courage : (21 July 2017 - 08:38 AM)

I consider Thew to basically be the model toy collector. We should all aim to be so amped about the thing we collect.

@  Pennpenn : (21 July 2017 - 07:21 AM)

And some people are just whiny jerks who like to complain about stuff and don't realise that, so will invent irrational grievances to fuel that need.

@  Rycochet : (21 July 2017 - 06:13 AM)

A lot of toy collectors don't seem to get that the things the collect are toys.and have unrealistic expectations of what's doable in a modern retail environment. You're not going to get a $100 figure's worth of parts and paint for $20 or less and gimmicks are needed tomake the toys actually, you know, fun.

@  Foffy : (20 July 2017 - 09:40 PM)

Not necessarily. With the right condiments, they can taste surprisingly nice.

@  Evac : (20 July 2017 - 09:37 PM)

I think most toy collectors are bitter in some form.

@  Diecast : (20 July 2017 - 09:37 PM)

...or maybe I'm the bitter one?!  Oh no.

@  Diecast : (20 July 2017 - 09:32 PM)

And I don't even mean that everyone should love it all. But it does seem to bring the angrier ones in from the lurking.

@  Diecast : (20 July 2017 - 09:29 PM)

It's these reveals that always remind me how exceptionally bitter a large portion of toy collectors are on other forums.

@  Sean Whitmore : (20 July 2017 - 07:06 PM)

SDCC toy reveals make adults happy by telling them what they can get eventually. Kids don't care what they can get eventually, you make them happy by getting them whatever's available now.

@  Jalaguy : (20 July 2017 - 06:10 PM)

They exist, they just don't show them at SDCC because they assume that the adult fanbase doesn't care about them.

@  Steevy Maximus : (20 July 2017 - 06:03 PM)

On SDCC stuff...I'm disappointed, but not surprised, at the lack of the actual KIDS toys among all the toys for us old men

@  Steevy Maximus : (20 July 2017 - 04:15 PM)

:burn

@  Steevy Maximus : (20 July 2017 - 04:15 PM)

SSA response? "How would we know to un enroll you if you don't tell us?"

@  Steevy Maximus : (20 July 2017 - 04:14 PM)

I'm supposed to un-enrolled in Medicare at the end of the month (36 months post-transplant), but I'm getting a bill for next quarter's coverage.

@  Steevy Maximus : (20 July 2017 - 04:14 PM)

I would LOVE to have ONE THING done correctly and promptly by the Social Security Administration

@  Ms Virion : (20 July 2017 - 02:22 PM)

=(

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (20 July 2017 - 01:43 PM)

Noooo!!!!!

@  Paladin : (20 July 2017 - 01:39 PM)

well shit... https://uk.style.yah...-182818808.html

@  Kalidor : (19 July 2017 - 08:46 PM)

https://www.allspark...rive-questions/

@  wonko the sane? : (19 July 2017 - 07:53 PM)

So good it'll whack you in the lobanza.

@  Bass X0 : (19 July 2017 - 06:12 PM)

mafiace cream?

@  Bass X0 : (19 July 2017 - 04:49 PM)

adios mafia.

@  Patchouli Kn... : (19 July 2017 - 03:26 PM)

for ice cream

@  MEDdMI : (19 July 2017 - 02:52 PM)

But he must scream.


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#1 NightViper

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Posted 10 June 2010 - 04:58 PM

1) Can you share any information about the future of the Transformers: Generations line? Just what exactly is it set to include? Could things like the unreleased Animated figures such as Blackout, Wingblade Prime, Hydrodive Bumblebee, Wasp or Vortex Blurr be included? What about U.S. versions of Henkei Thundercracker, and Dirge (Since we have already heard of a Red Alert)?

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The Transformers Generation line is meant to be an all encompassing line that spans all "generations" of Transformers. Therefore the reason for inclusion of War for Cybetron figures with others like Darkmount, or Red Alert. The easy answer is yes, in due time, Generations could encompass the Animated figures that you have listed, however, we do not have any immediate plans to do so.


2) A while back you told us in several Q&A answers that Hasbro had the story of Primus' Original Thirteen Transformers all planned out (giving us hints like "only 7 of the 13 were named Primes," and "one of the 13 was an important female warrior.") We were told to stand-by to learn more about this mysterious legendary era of Cybertron soon. It's very exciting to hear there's a plan for this mysterious and important piece of Transformer "history," would you be able to give us any hints now on where (what format) and when you plan on telling this epic story?

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The story of the 13 is too big to deliver in any one format. Going forward we plan on releasing parts of the story through animation, publishing, and other entertainment. Thus, to get the whole story of the 13, it may take several years for fans to connect all the dots. We will begin unraveling this story in the upcoming novel Exodus based on the War for Cybertron video game.


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Posted 10 June 2010 - 05:18 PM

Animated?! In Generations?!

I squeed.
On them twitters

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Posted 10 June 2010 - 05:24 PM

QUOTE(Nanite @ Jun 10 2010, 05:18 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Animated?! In Generations?!

I squeed.

I was getting excited too but the I saw the key words.

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The Transformers Generation line is meant to be an all encompassing line that spans all "generations" of Transformers. Therefore the reason for inclusion of War for Cybetron figures with others like Darkmount, or Red Alert. The easy answer is yes, in due time, Generations could encompass the Animated figures that you have listed, however, we do not have any immediate plans to do so.


However we may have put the bug in their ear so as the plan next years assortment they will remember that they have all the molds for WB Prime, HD Bee and Blackout. Sadly they missed the bit about Dirge...

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Posted 10 June 2010 - 05:43 PM

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1)After 26 years, why has the inclusion of a robot, alt, and limb suddenly become too hard to make even in lieu of rising prices?
Does Hasbro see combiners returning to actual Transformers after Power Core combiners? Or are drones a new kind of playability for the foreseeable future?

2) What was the reason behind making the Generations line strictly Deluxe?


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1) Fans were treated to a huge surprise at BotCon 2009 when they got to see not one but two G1 Unicrons on display. This was an item that many kids from the 80s dreamed of owning and as adults they still do. What can you tell us about the original G1 Unicron toy that was on display at BotCon 2009? How many of them are there? Any chance we'll ever see the G1 Unicron or G1 Arcee made?

2. We haven't heard much regarding the point of the Transformers Hall of Fame and how it will move forward beyond this initial year and induction at Botcon. Will future inductions be held in similar fashion of company picks and fan picks or will it be more fan controlled? And what is the greater point for the Hall, seeing it should be tied to greater media exposure. Is this all just publicity for ramping up excitement within the fan community, without actively having a pay-off beyond the possibility of backing the winning candidate for the 5th spot? Could this possibly be used for a "Transformers Hall-of-Fame" subline of the upcoming Generations toyline?


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Posted 10 June 2010 - 06:16 PM

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What was the reason behind making the Generations line strictly Deluxe?
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...we did not feel that adding other scales would add to this line at this time.


Exactly! Wait... What?
On them twitters

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Posted 10 June 2010 - 06:28 PM

QUOTE(Smitty @ Jun 10 2010, 05:24 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Nanite @ Jun 10 2010, 05:18 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Animated?! In Generations?!

I squeed.

I was getting excited too but the I saw the key words.

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The Transformers Generation line is meant to be an all encompassing line that spans all "generations" of Transformers. Therefore the reason for inclusion of War for Cybetron figures with others like Darkmount, or Red Alert. The easy answer is yes, in due time, Generations could encompass the Animated figures that you have listed, however, we do not have any immediate plans to do so.


However we may have put the bug in their ear so as the plan next years assortment they will remember that they have all the molds for WB Prime, HD Bee and Blackout. Sadly they missed the bit about Dirge...


I would be very surprised NOT to see Dirge, especially with this line planned to run for an extended period of time (Quoting the club magazine) and that mold in good enough shape (i.e. from what I've read about Ghost Starscream). Considering we've got Red Alert and Thrust, they're already 2 for 3 in terms of bringing over Henkei characters excluded from Universe.

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Posted 10 June 2010 - 06:35 PM

The information about the 13 is awesome, and if they're being genuine about having it already planned out (which I am suspicious of), then that could be the coolest thing to hit in a long time.

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Posted 10 June 2010 - 06:39 PM

QUOTE(NICKSTART @ Jun 10 2010, 07:35 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
The information about the 13 is awesome, and if they're being genuine about having it already planned out (which I am suspicious of), then that could be the coolest thing to hit in a long time.


I hope we get some The 13 action in Prime.
Not a full on Unicron vs. Primus thing though. That might get on a few people's nerves.

Edited by Silent_Magnus, 10 June 2010 - 06:40 PM.



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Posted 10 June 2010 - 06:53 PM

... what? a new Q&A this close to BotCon?? GAH! Why do I never notice these things?! I could have asked about movie 1 Reverb and Gunbarrel in advance! T_T You might think it's a waste if we found out at BotCon, but if I knew now, I could buy more of them before it's too late.

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Posted 10 June 2010 - 07:26 PM

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Generations could encompass the Animated figures that you have listed, however, we do not have any immediate plans to do so.

Isn't this as much as admitting that there are no current plans for the unreleased Animated toys? Presumably they wouldn't be eligible for Generations if they were slated to appear anywhere else.

If so, that's... rather disappointing.

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Posted 10 June 2010 - 07:54 PM

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For example, in creating the new Power Core Combiner line, we wanted to establish a "system" of play that allowed kids the opportunity to not only play with the teams of figures, but also have the ability to create their own teams by collecting more and more figures.

Considering they've made interchangeable combiners where the limbs had robot modes before, I really don't see how this makes any sense as an explanation for why the PCCs have drone limbs. Especially since they specifically said it's not about costs. ("Cost" as in "there will be a larger number of different ones and therefore more combinations if each one is cheaper" would have made sense.)

But what I really don't get is how they can talk about "teams" when it's just one guy combining with some drones. There are no combiner teams in PCCs. Just individuals with super modes, that can borrow each other's super mode parts.

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Posted 10 June 2010 - 08:19 PM

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For example, in creating the new Power Core Combiner line, we wanted to establish a "system" of play that allowed kids the opportunity to not only play with the teams of figures, but also have the ability to create their own teams by collecting more and more figures.

Considering they've made interchangeable combiners where the limbs had robot modes before, I really don't see how this makes any sense as an explanation for why the PCCs have drone limbs. Especially since they specifically said it's not about costs. ("Cost" as in "there will be a larger number of different ones and therefore more combinations if each one is cheaper" would have made sense.)

But what I really don't get is how they can talk about "teams" when it's just one guy combining with some drones. There are no combiner teams in PCCs. Just individuals with super modes, that can borrow each other's super mode parts.


They've outright stated that they want kids to be able to buy a combiner for less than a billion dollars. When you get a combiner down into the $20 range, you start having to lose something, like robot modes.

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Posted 10 June 2010 - 08:21 PM

I'm a little disappointed in the Generations news. "We might eventually put those toys in Generations but not right now" is tantamount to saying "we aren't releasing them any other way, so, sure, why not?". I know that was pretty obvious but it's kind of the final nail in the coffin of Animated.

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Posted 10 June 2010 - 08:30 PM

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For example, in creating the new Power Core Combiner line, we wanted to establish a "system" of play that allowed kids the opportunity to not only play with the teams of figures, but also have the ability to create their own teams by collecting more and more figures.

Considering they've made interchangeable combiners where the limbs had robot modes before, I really don't see how this makes any sense as an explanation for why the PCCs have drone limbs. Especially since they specifically said it's not about costs. ("Cost" as in "there will be a larger number of different ones and therefore more combinations if each one is cheaper" would have made sense.)

But what I really don't get is how they can talk about "teams" when it's just one guy combining with some drones. There are no combiner teams in PCCs. Just individuals with super modes, that can borrow each other's super mode parts.


They've outright stated that they want kids to be able to buy a combiner for less than a billion dollars. When you get a combiner down into the $20 range, you start having to lose something, like robot modes.


And sales.

Naw - you do have a point but I don't have to like it. I can only speak for myself, but I'd be excited by a whole line of "Legends" combiners at this point. I love my L'il Legends Dev and if they started cranking out updated Legends molds of other classic gestalts I'd be on them like stink on Stink-or.

Oh and that is a bummer about the Animated stuff. I definitely read that as we have no plans to make Animated available in Generations or anything else right now.

Edited by Dake, 10 June 2010 - 08:32 PM.

 
 
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Posted 10 June 2010 - 08:36 PM

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I'm a little disappointed in the Generations news. "We might eventually put those toys in Generations but not right now" is tantamount to saying "we aren't releasing them any other way, so, sure, why not?". I know that was pretty obvious but it's kind of the final nail in the coffin of Animated.

Not gonna stop me and possibly other people politely asking if they'd ever consider a DTV or TV series sequel at future cons. Even if they keep saying no for years.

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Posted 10 June 2010 - 08:42 PM

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1.For about five years, over the course of the Unicron Trilogy, it seemed like Hasbro was taking a relatively passive role when it came to the creation of tie-in media, or at least willing to let other companies like Takara (now Tomy) write the cartoon and then Hasbro would adapt it for the North American audiences. Then, during the creation of the Movie franchise and Transformers: Animated, Hasbro has been taking a very active, prominent role in the creation of tie-in media. Over the past decade, what are the most important lessons you think you?ve learned about storytelling, brand development, and working with creative partners, and how has that influenced the direction you?re driving the brand today?

2.At various points, licensees like Marvel Comics and some of the Japanese-market publications have held ?Create a Transformer? contests. Does Hasbro/Tomy own the rights to characters generated in such contests, and if so, could we ever see, say, Sunbender or Star Upper again?


http://www.asmzine.c...y-2010-answers/


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1. According to a series of TakaraTomy-authorized illustrated text stories that ran in the Japanese "Figure King" magazine, there is an Ancient Transformer named "Logos Prime" who possesses extraordinary power over space and time. Within these stories, Vector Prime appears and recognizes Logos Prime as one of his kindred[1], despite Logos Prime being in the form of the "Galaxy Force" Soundblaster figure. Moreover, the silhouetted image of the Thirteen original Transformers produced for TakaraTomy's World of Transformers web site (written by Hirofumi Ichikawa, author of the text stories that ran in "Figure King") includes a shadowed figure resembling Soundblaster/Logos Prime.

Thus: is Logos Prime as one of the Thirteen Original Transformers?

2. The July 2003 issue of the magazine NewType USA contained an article on the then-upcoming Armada series, and featured an interview with the Japanese director of Armada, one Hidehito Ueda. According to the preamble of the interview, and we quote:

"In the beginning, Transformers Armada was planned as a sequel to The Rebirth, the last three-part Transformers episode shown in America featuring the Autobots and Decepticons, but later, partially because of Hasbro, it was produced as a completely new series."
Is this statement true? Was Armada originally conceived as a follow-up to the original Transformers cartoon?


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Posted 10 June 2010 - 08:48 PM

I hope we do get an answer to the question about Armada originally being a sequel to Rebirth...

Edited by Might Gaine, 10 June 2010 - 08:48 PM.

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Posted 10 June 2010 - 09:01 PM

QUOTE(Chaotic Descent @ Jun 10 2010, 07:53 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
... what? a new Q&A this close to BotCon?? GAH! Why do I never notice these things?! I could have asked about movie 1 Reverb and Gunbarrel in advance! T_T You might think it's a waste if we found out at BotCon, but if I knew now, I could buy more of them before it's too late.


For what it's worth, the questions were due back on May 3rd. Just a little bit before all of those Verbs and Barrels hit the market.

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Posted 10 June 2010 - 09:10 PM

Tfwiki's first question makes me glad I'm using Electrostatic Soundwave as a stand-in for Logos Prime. Instead of shelling out for the real deal.


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Posted 10 June 2010 - 09:31 PM

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I hope we do get an answer to the question about Armada originally being a sequel to Rebirth...

Since we're apparently spending two whole questions on it, I hope so too! I would love to get some real detail on this, and how it would have worked. I'm especially interested now that we know that Demolishor was at some point going to be called Scourge; we should probably reword the question next time to ask specifically about which characters would have been returning guys.