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  1. On 4/9/2021 at 10:16 AM, Envy15545 said:

    But the original diaclone line didnt have names like Optimus Prime. He was known as convoy. He didn’t become optimus prime until hasbro started releasing the diaclone toys under the new rebranded name “Transformers”. But the wood carving image says optimus prime on it.

    Hello, I think I can help clear that up for you.

    You are right, the figure was renamed “Optimus Prime” in America for Transformers, but “Convoy” was only Japan’s name for in their Transformers releases, not the original Diaclone Car Robots line.

    In Diaclone, the toy was called “Battle Convoy” (Side note, “The Battle Convoy” is the name of the entire playset, while the robot component was “Convoy Robo”).

    The fact that the text “Optimus Prime” is in English, not Japanese, goes a long way to explain why it doesn’t say “Battle Convoy”. They’re explaining Transformers’ origins for an American audience, who may not be familiar with the minutia of Diaclone.

    I hope this helps! 

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  2. Another situation, sometimes the alt mode just isn’t necessary. Like the recent Dead Optimus Prime. I don’t need that to transform. What am I gonna do, make him a dead truck? He’s going to lay on a slab, looking dramatic. If the money for the tooling to make him transform had been used instead for a light feature, to light up the matrix, or make his eyes flicker out, I would have loved that.

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  3. 15 minutes ago, BaCon said:

    This is also the best way to get a better looking robot or alternate mode for existing characters. But probably the main reason is Hasbro or Takara don't license Transforming toys for some unknown reason.

    Exactly. Sometimes you just want something kibble-free to display on a shelf in some neat action poses. Good luck putting Selects Nightbird in any cool ninja fights when she has half her altmode hanging off her back.
    - Licensing a transforming figure would be direct competition with Hasbro’ down products.

  4. On 3/19/2021 at 7:15 PM, Infernous Prime said:

    This might be just me, but WHY would you buy a figure of a Transformer (in this instance, Soundblaster) that CANNOT convert, when you can get one that CAN convert into a alt. form, is possibly cheaper, and looks way cooler?

    Other times, it might be a character who doesn’t have an official alt mode. 

    Alpha Trion never transformed in the G1 cartoon, so this figure focuses on maximum animation accuracy instead. 

    A huge amount of him is die cast metal, and he comes with a bunch of additional parts to change him into the different ages he was shown in the episodes he was in.

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  5. 23 hours ago, Infernous Prime said:

    This might be just me, but WHY would you buy a figure of a Transformer (in this instance, Soundblaster) that CANNOT convert, when you can get one that CAN convert into a alt. form, is possibly cheaper, and looks way cooler?

    Well, in this specific case, the transparent figures are an homage to Henshin Cyborg, the great granddaddy 1972 toyline Transformers’ lineage can be traced back to. That’s also why they’re called “Super Cyborgs”.

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