Manterax Prime wrote:Well, Hasbro did Bruticus in the deluxe scale. I don't see what's stopping them from making a deluxe scaled Abominus.
This was explained VERY well in another thread, but I'll try to sum it up.
Bruticus is a current character and a BIG, important character in the video game. It made sense to spend the expenditure on a deluxe-sized version. They expected it to sell (and, despite the molds' issues, it has sold VERY well and continues to do so, because it's so AWESOME).
Their doing Abominus is literally throwing us a bone. The new generation of fans has NO idea who this "Abominus" guy is other than apparently he's a combiner made of Predacons. Therefore, Hasbro decided to do it in Cyberverse Legion scale, it minimize costs AND throw us a (also very awesome) bone while they were doing it. To top it off, it sets a precedent; if combiners continue to do well, they'll make more in various scales.
I'd guess that this is at least in part a test to see if it will do well. Remember, the last gestalt we got in Legion/Legends scale was the very cool, but very poorly articulated, Rotf Devastator. They're trying an actual humanoid gestalt this time.
monstergrotusque wrote:if i see them on sale for dirt cheap i would pick them up.
Good luck with that.
I've never seen Legions on sale except at 5Below, and I don't have any of those around me.