The reason behind low toy sales was because of the fact that half the toys sucked.
Gray plastic galore, lack of paint apps, overly simplified transformations, and a decrease in figure size.
TF1 got an enthusiastic theater viewing. ROTF got a meh theater viewing. DOTM got a 'WTH is this scheisse' home viewing, and TF4 will get no viewing at all from me.
It is becoming more and more clear that no one who could make a difference cares about the quality of these films so long as they make money.
i hated the movie toylines mostly because they killed off the perfectly good animated toyline for movie toys and animated was going strong with so much toy potential. if we get a repeat with prime or FOC i’m gonna
I agree with you wholeheartedly. Animated
had character, potential, an unfinished yet engaging story, and some awesome toys that didn't look like they would turn into crap anytime soon. I can hold the Voyager Class Animated
Shockwave in my hands and think,
"Wow, this is a durable figure and such a great character in the show, pew pew lazer gunz"
but with DOTM shockwave I look at his toy and think,
"What is this? Why is the cannon on the wrong arm? Is this even really Shockwave? And why should I have to glue some struts into his arms just to keep them from falling off each time I rotate them at the shoulder?"