Flux Convoy wrote: Rated X wrote:
Opinions aside, you guys do a great job bringing us all the news.
Here's the thing. Words have set meanings and definitions. If you choose to ignore them? That's on you and you're swimming against the current because you chose that. Transformers is a brand that is owned outright by Hasbro and Takara/Tomy. Products made by them are officially licensed product. Every one else doing their own thing? They don't have any controlling interest of the brand whatsoever and are completely unofficially released product based on the intellectual property owned by others. I'm not knocking them for doing what they do. Many 3rd party items are great. It doesn't change the fact that it's 3rd party stuff though.
Wouldnt you agree that the so called "3rd parties" have dominated 2011 and made Hasbro nothing more than an afterthought ? (for classics collectors, not movieverse)
When people constantly make upgrades for Hasbro products out of a garage, what does it hint ? At best, it hints Hasbro products need serious inprovements. On paper, anybody can own anything. But this new influx of "Transformers Themed Companies" runs the show.