I want to see these guys come out.
Seibertron wrote:Question #1:
At best, it has been really difficult to find the Toys R Us exclusive Transformers Animated Arcee and Cybertron Mode Ratchet. Rumor has it that these two figures have been cancelled after their extremely limited initial release. Can you let us know what's going on with those two toys as well as the rest of the remaining Transformers Animated figures we saw revealed last summer at BotCon 2009 such as Rodimus and Blackout?
Hasbro's Answer: The current plan for the release of the current Animated figures is this: Toys R' Us will be carrying two waves of Animated Deluxe. The first wave will be released this Spring and will include Arcee and Cybertronian Ratchet. The second wave will be released this fall and will include Rodimus Minor and Cybertronian Ironhide. While we cannot promise that any other figures will be released, we continue to examine all of our options to make those figures that were completed available to you.
As for availability of these figures, while we do not know what Toys R' Us stores currently have inventory of the Arcee and Ratchet, we can state with certainty that orders have not been cancelled and are currently available.
Hadn't Arcee and Ratchet come out already? For some reason I feel like they had. If I'm wrong here, I stand corrected, which is good for me, because I wanted Animated Arcee.
I don't see the point in releasing these guys under the Animated banner, though. With Animated (the series) over for a while now seems more appropriate to release these figures under the Generations banner. If they were gonna keep Universe 2.0 up, I'd say release these four figures there as "animated series" figures.
My vote for the HOF goes to my favorite Transformer, Kup, to the Headmasters (who still need new figures that aren't just the characters without their master components) and to seibertron.com for for being the ultimate TF resource.