Dead Metal wrote:IF he did say that he's telling lies, the heads for Magnus and Treadshot look exactly like the heads in the instructions.
Plus the Asian only release would still count as a Hasbro release and usage by Hasbro.
Man I hope importing that won't be insane....
But FunPub has to pay extra for their original heads, hence to markup for the repaints. Why would Hasbro do them in house at the time of original design for free and do the line art for the instructions up to a year and a half early? It doesn't make sense, at least, not when compared to how it was done every or year. For Hasbro to be doing the heads at the time of original molding means a very hands on stance by them and a very well coordinated plan by FunPub. The same company that people seem to assume is a gaggle of idiots who don't lock their doors at night. For the first time ever, Hasbro would own the molds to Botcon exclusive heads and FunPub would just be a distributor that comes up with the fiction. Hasbro would, in essence, be their own external Collectors Club. It just doesn't work.
EDIT: To clarify, FunPub owns the Botcon exclusive parts. That's why Thrust didn't have the more accurate (and better) VTOL wings and why a Generations Jazz wasn't just a non-SG version of the C Smokescreen mold with the Jazz head and why the two Primal repaints of Leobreaker didn't use the Razorclaw head and so forth. Hasbro could perfectly legally release Vector Prime as Alpha Trion but if they did, it'd have a new head. If Hasbro designed (re: owns) the upcoming Botcon heads, it's a drastic
shift for both FunPub and Hasbro towards FP becoming unnecessary.