Vicalliose wrote:Heart Master is being met with mixed feelings. I'm sure allot of people, vocal about it or otherwise, are going to avoid it simply because it appears to be based on nothing. I admire them for taking the risk, but it is still a risk.Burn wrote:Vicalliose wrote:I agree they should try being original once in a while, even if it clearly will not be good business for them.
Never know, if they do it right it might be good business.
I'm not saying they'll reach a point where they'll be competing with Hasbro, but as a smaller exclusive market it could pay off.
Armarauders is pretty much set from the get go. They've got better finances, a promotional strategy and a serious company backing the project. The 3rd party companies are comprised of people who specifically want to make Transformers and have enough talent and experience with the toys themselves to know how. I like FP, they are not the most competitive in the market (that would probably be iGear sadly) but I still always like their products the most, but my hope is that they can actually make it in a legit market someday.
I know my situation may not apply to everyone, but with 1400+ Transformers, I'm not about to start collecting other transforming toy lines. I'd be knee deep in Macross, Brave, Mugen and all type of other great toy lines. When I decided to get serious about collecting Transformers (roughly 3 years ago) I sold off any other toy collectibles and a few collectable surfboards and focused. I simply have no inclination for an orignial, non TF universe character with little to zero fiction. The heartmaster would be an exception if it turns out to be a unique character, but only because I hold Fansproject in such high regards.
BUT KEEP IN MIND FANSPROJECT, I for one, will not follow you far from the TF Universe. You know what I'm talking about.