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Re: BeastProwl's FE rant. Nothing but steam.

Postby paul053 » Mon Mar 26, 2012 10:03 am

JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:True, but if kids had a choice between plain Optimus Prime or Optimus Prime with fancy lights, at the same price, what would they go for?

Just a note. My son (at 5) didn't want PRID Prime because he is not show accurate. "Optimu's arm does not shine in the cartoon" is what he said. And I have absolutely no interest hunting down the FE version for him. So Cyberverse commander class fits him better but I haven't seen any around me, yet.
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Re: BeastProwl's FE rant. Nothing but steam.

Postby paul053 » Mon Mar 26, 2012 10:22 am

Isn't this the reason we need friends all over the world?

I got Windcharger from UK with an exchange for classics Smokescreen.

I got Prime FE Cliffjumper from Canada with an exchange for Generations Black Shadow.

I got United Frenzy/Rumble from Taiwan as friends from there came here visiting.

I got FE Bulkhead from Taiwan as a friend went there for vacation.

So thank you Hasbro for making me connect with others around the globe. And no think you for making us all suffering.
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Re: BeastProwl's FE rant. Nothing but steam.

Postby SKYWARPED_128 » Mon Mar 26, 2012 6:18 pm

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JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:True, but if kids had a choice between plain Optimus Prime or Optimus Prime with fancy lights, at the same price, what would they go for?

Just a note. My son (at 5) didn't want PRID Prime because he is not show accurate. "Optimu's arm does not shine in the cartoon" is what he said. And I have absolutely no interest hunting down the FE version for him. So Cyberverse commander class fits him better but I haven't seen any around me, yet.


That's what I've been hearing all the time. My cousin brought her kid over to visit one day, and he actually prefers the FE Arcee I've got on my desktop to the PRID one his mom got for him.

I think they should start re-examining their belief that kids like sounds and light-up gimmicks that don't actually feature in the show. Also, this nephew of mine, he doesn't balk at the more complex transformations at all.
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Re: BeastProwl's FE rant. Nothing but steam.

Postby Breakdown 2099 » Tue Mar 27, 2012 1:18 am

Mykltron wrote:
Burn wrote:UK fans point and laugh at your "suffering" :lol:


Well, maybe not laugh, more like shout "PAH! You know nothing of suffering!" and break out the hard stuff and have a good cry. It's the miserable weather, all this cloud coverage lowers the mood.

breakdown99 wrote:I think this whole frenzy around the FE's finally making sense...
2012. End of it all. I see now why so many people are getting their knickers in a knot over some toys. Well, get cracking folks if you want your FE's before December... 'cause after that, it won't matter what you pay for it!


Actually, the Mayan calendar didn't take leap years into account (the earth takes about 365.25 days to circle the sun) so by their calculation the end has already been and gone. >:oP

Burn wrote:
ubertenorman wrote:Also, we US fans can't really complain. This is pretty much the only time in 10 years that we didn't get figures before anyone else.


Australia's gotten figures before the US a couple of times. >:oP


England got Windcharger, Powerglide, Onlaught, Prowl, Sunstreaker and someone else first so it's happened in the UK twice, but it's true, America gets stuff the rest of the world doesn't.


Really? I gotta put up with the "where's my FE's? boo Hasbro boo! I want my toys! waa waa waa"?!
Later folks, I'm off to find some tissues for these crybabies ;)
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Re: BeastProwl's FE rant. Nothing but steam.

Postby Rushie » Tue Mar 27, 2012 3:57 am

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Blurrz wrote:This rant is pretty tame.....

You should light a RID Prime on fire or something, then I'd be impressed.

I find that offensive! Occupy Seibertron!

To be frank, Hasbro's matra is basically "never waste a good mold". I expect the FE molds to be rereleased in the second year of Prime toys, or as box sets. They might have minor paint differences, but Hasbro sure as hell realizes everybody wants these and they'll make sure to release them somehow. Think of the BotCon Seekers which only saw retail in the Henkei line, but finally got released in Generations. Or War Within Grimlock and Prowl.
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Re: BeastProwl's FE rant. Nothing but steam.

Postby paul053 » Tue Mar 27, 2012 9:08 am

SKYWARPED_128 wrote:
paul053 wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:True, but if kids had a choice between plain Optimus Prime or Optimus Prime with fancy lights, at the same price, what would they go for?

Just a note. My son (at 5) didn't want PRID Prime because he is not show accurate. "Optimu's arm does not shine in the cartoon" is what he said. And I have absolutely no interest hunting down the FE version for him. So Cyberverse commander class fits him better but I haven't seen any around me, yet.


That's what I've been hearing all the time. My cousin brought her kid over to visit one day, and he actually prefers the FE Arcee I've got on my desktop to the PRID one his mom got for him.

I think they should start re-examining their belief that kids like sounds and light-up gimmicks that don't actually feature in the show. Also, this nephew of mine, he doesn't balk at the more complex transformations at all.

Yep. My son surprised me so many times about wanting the toy being show accurate. For instance, every time when he plays my FE Starscream, he keeps telling me I should paint his crest and missiles to red. And when I bought legion Cliffjumper and Arcee for him, he recognized right away Cliffjumper's weapon is Ratchet's sword and Arcee's weapon is Bumblebee's. "So where are Ratchet and Bumblebee?"
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Re: BeastProwl's FE rant. Nothing but steam.

Postby kirbenvost » Tue Mar 27, 2012 1:39 pm

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Rushie wrote:
Blurrz wrote:This rant is pretty tame.....

You should light a RID Prime on fire or something, then I'd be impressed.

I find that offensive! Occupy Seibertron!

To be frank, Hasbro's matra is basically "never waste a good mold". I expect the FE molds to be rereleased in the second year of Prime toys, or as box sets. They might have minor paint differences, but Hasbro sure as hell realizes everybody wants these and they'll make sure to release them somehow. Think of the BotCon Seekers which only saw retail in the Henkei line, but finally got released in Generations. Or War Within Grimlock and Prowl.


I wouldn't necessarily count on it, there are toys that never saw the light of day, even back in G1.
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