Jump to content

SDCC 2012 - Hasbro Transformers Brand Panel Report - No Breakdown, FE Prime Toys Coming to TRU In November, Generations Grimlock


Peter_Van
 Share

Recommended Posts

Releasing Skyquake does ruin the whole "not releasing dead characters" theory. As if Cliffjumper didn't already ruin it. Makes me wonder if there's not a US toy law issue. Must be some small piece that can break off that Hasbro doesn't want pay to re-engineer. That's my theory.

 

Makes sense might have to do with his shoulders, that is the only part I can see breaking off is the white pieces there. But even then, it could have been fixed whatever the problem is. I'm thinking it has to do with the ports myself, even though they are not an issue as far as I am concerned. Either way, Hasbro is going to lose out of the money. I am sensing a huge import coming and Takara laughing at Hasbro, oh wait I'm sure htey already do LOL

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Replies 89
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

Bummer about Breakdown. But, different country/market, different standards. Not the first time, not the last.

 

Oh wait, GAS PRICES ARE HIGH BECAUSE HASBRO AND ARCHER LIED TO US.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Releasing Skyquake does ruin the whole "not releasing dead characters" theory. As if Cliffjumper didn't already ruin it. Makes me wonder if there's not a US toy law issue. Must be some small piece that can break off that Hasbro doesn't want pay to re-engineer. That's my theory.

 

Makes sense might have to do with his shoulders, that is the only part I can see breaking off is the white pieces there. But even then, it could have been fixed whatever the problem is. I'm thinking it has to do with the ports myself, even though they are not an issue as far as I am concerned. Either way, Hasbro is going to lose out of the money. I am sensing a huge import coming and Takara laughing at Hasbro, oh wait I'm sure htey already do LOL

Whether ports or pesky parts (which I don't buy...look at all the kibble on so many figures!), it just seems lazy. And I agree about the 'import coming', LO. Unfortunately, I can't jump on the $60+ bandwagon just yet...waiting for another paycheck! :doh

 

Bummer about Breakdown. But, different country/market, different standards. Not the first time, not the last.

 

Oh wait, GAS PRICES ARE HIGH BECAUSE HASBRO AND ARCHER LIED TO US.

No, he didn't 'ruin my life' or anything like that...but as collectors, fans and consumers, we should let'em know when they're being TONE DEAF! :shrug

Edited by formerly nortagem
Link to comment
Share on other sites

You must remember that we only make up a very tiny market of their consumer base.

 

Just because 15 of us on every large board (15x4=60) is still very tiny. There are definitely a lot of things that occur when you need to bring a toy to market. Sure it sucks that they are not going to bring it just yet, but look at the "China Import" and the FE Prime toys.

 

Hasbro is showing some hearing abilities, so let's give them some time to figure it out before we chuck stones.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

You must remember that we only make up a very tiny market of their consumer base.

 

Just because 15 of us on every large board (15x4=60) is still very tiny. There are definitely a lot of things that occur when you need to bring a toy to market. Sure it sucks that they are not going to bring it just yet, but look at the "China Import" and the FE Prime toys.

 

Hasbro is showing some hearing abilities, so let's give them some time to figure it out before we chuck stones.

Ok, so anybody wanna explain to their kids who are starting a Prime collection why they can't get Breakdown at Christmas when virtually every other character from the series as well as several that aren't going to get animated got full toy treatment? Tell me how that's gonna go, I mean if you're not willing to import for yourself, will you for your children?

 

That seems to be the arguement some of you are using "It's what the kids want" I call BS on that, and also BS on Archer, Breakdown with his GLUED-ON ports could have easily been imported, it doesn't even need re-tooling for safety standards.

 

Yup, I'm casting stones here, why? Because it's not just collector's that they're letting down, it is the parents, and it is the kids the parents buy for. So don't give me that "well it's just the collector's that are bitching because they have an irrational hate-on for Hasbro" excuse. Prime is what's current, and if a mold has ALREADY been produced of a character that has appeared on the show AT ALL, above all else that should be considered a higher priority to make it to retail than repainting RID, and FE Bumblebee a ridiculous amount of times.

 

Fact is if kids see it in the show, yeah they will want the toy, but only 1 Bumblebee, not 8.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Its not that we cant be displeased. Its how we show it that they will take seriously and pay attention too.

 

As far as kids, yeah they may want that guy on tv, but they accept if there is one or not prety well. Remember wondering why there wasnt an Arcee? Did'nt exactly bother you then huh?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

GRIMLOCK!!!! :win FULL OF AWESOME!!!! :awsum :awsum :awsum

 

I've already started making room for Blaster, Soundwave and Grimlock and just hope that all the other Dinos are made. Voyagers please? :)

 

Breakdown is disappointing as I'm wanting an American release for this guy.

 

When are the re-releases for Transformers Prime First Editions hitting the stores?? FINALLY a real Bulk and Prime into my collection! :))))) :ohyeah

 

takara-transformers-prime-am-12-breakdown%20%2817%29__scaled_100.jpg
Hasbro has no plans right now to release their own version of Transformers Prime Voyager Breakdown, the company tells TFormers.com in an interview after the Hasbro Transformers Brand Panel. The company knows that the mold is available, says Aaron Archer, the Vice President of Hasbro Design, but was "not made to the same standards." He did not elaborate on this, but he claims that the figure is in "no man's land" cost-wise, so it may be that converting the Arms Micron ports may be too costly for the company. Continue reading... Read the Full News Story Here

 

Well people want Breakdown, and from what I gather from this is simple. Hasbro will not release Voyager Breakdown. And Takara is going to reap all the money from him as people will now be forced to import him

 

I so called this LOL

 

 

Lets just hope that Hasbro doesn't cheapen this guy and we get THIS figure instead of another rendering. This one is just too cool and it would just be a shame to not have this guy come to us for a reason of "just because".

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Its not that we cant be displeased. Its how we show it that they will take seriously and pay attention too.

 

As far as kids, yeah they may want that guy on tv, but they accept if there is one or not prety well. Remember wondering why there wasnt an Arcee? Did'nt exactly bother you then huh?

Much to the contrary, as the only female transformer given anything close to top-billing, my sister's went nuts over her, and sent my Parents on statewide manhunt's until G2

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I already ordered my Breakdown as soon as the preorder went up. Now i just have to wait for him to ship. I'm very happy with all of the announcements made this year. My wallet on the other hand.... :redface

 

I wasn't going to get Breakdown as I'm not a Prime collector anyway, I'm only interested in guys that'll fit in with my expanded G1 collection, I want RID Vehicon and Jet Vehicon so I can repaint them as Fastlane and Cloudraker, and also have one of each as "the Vehicon Brothers" and make little name tags for them that say Steve, and Gary.

 

The Auto Clones repaint is a damn good idea!

 

Its not that we cant be displeased. Its how we show it that they will take seriously and pay attention too.

 

As far as kids, yeah they may want that guy on tv, but they accept if there is one or not prety well. Remember wondering why there wasnt an Arcee? Did'nt exactly bother you then huh?

Much to the contrary, as the only female transformer given anything close to top-billing, my sister's went nuts over her, and sent my Parents on statewide manhunt's until G2

 

oh the internet would have saved them from that craziness....

Edited by puma
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share

  • Find Transformers on Ebay


×
  • Create New...
Sign Up For The TNI Newsletter And Have The News Delivered To You!


Entertainment News International (ENI) is the #1 popular culture network for adult fans all around the world.
Get the scoop on all the popular comics, games, movies, toys, and more every day!

Contact and Support

Advertising | Submit News | Contact ENI | Privacy Policy

©Entertainment News International - All images, trademarks, logos, video, brands and images used on this website are registered trademarks of their respective companies and owners. All Rights Reserved. Data has been shared for news reporting purposes only. All content sourced by fans, online websites, and or other fan community sources. Entertainment News International is not responsible for reporting errors, inaccuracies, omissions, and or other liablities related to news shared here. We do our best to keep tabs on infringements. If some of your content was shared by accident. Contact us about any infringements right away - CLICK HERE