- Motto: "Tell my tale to those who ask. Tell it truly; the ill deeds along with the good, and let me be judged accordingly. The rest ... is silence."
- Weapon: Twin Shock-Concussion Missiles
Just think of it this way ... hopefully profits generated by things like Kre-o, Bot Shots, endless repaints, mold reuses (i.e. filler products), branded licensed products that you see on greeting cards, paper plates, birthday supplies, balloons, t-shirts, shoes, etc help out on the R&D side of things for figures like Metroplex, Masterpiece Soundwave, Rhinox, and other figures that you really want. I think if you strip away all of the "filler" product, you'll find that we get far more products each year that we are really pleased with than we ever used to get back in the day. Funding for a toy like Metroplex came from somewhere. It wasn't just a wild shot in the dark. Something happened sales wise with some other products to justify to upper management that they should take a gamble on the biggest Transformers toy ever made in 26 years. While I'm pretty sure that the profits for one brand are probably pretty tied to that particular brand as for as R&D goes, but I'm sure there has to be some crossover on the books between something like last year's huge Avengers helicarrier and the Star Wars Millennium Falcon with Metroplex. If not profit-wise, at least from a "hey, we can sell these big giant toys for these brands easily let's give it a shot again with Transformers". Or maybe I have no idea what I'm talking about and I'm just tossin' out worthless theories. Either way, I look at that Metroplex toy next to me right now on my gallery table and I'm just in awe that we got this thing.
Bottom line: Hasbro, please repaint Bruticus a few more times so that I can get a proper Metrotitan out of Metroplex. Thanks.
Current Want List:
Beast Wars Returns Strika, Sixknight (stickers or replacement), Browning, Dai Atlas, Guard City, Battle Gaia, Marlboro Wheeljack, and more!