GuyIncognito wrote:If this line is such a cash cow that logic dictates there will be another Hasbro Skywarp, then the release of Acid Storm isn't going to prevent that from happening.
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:GuyIncognito wrote:If this line is such a cash cow that logic dictates there will be another Hasbro Skywarp, then the release of Acid Storm isn't going to prevent that from happening.
True, but logic also dictates that characters that have not been done before will sell better.
fenrir72 wrote:JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:Sinnertwin wrote:JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:Kind of funny it's Hasbro Australia bringing this up, as they have a habit of importing TakaraTomy stock and selling them as-is (with a few extra stickers on the box that is). Per chance that's the case with Soundwave here?
Now Acid Storm is interesting, what could be running through Hasbro's mind? Or maybe it's actually a future TakaraTomy item sharing MP Soundwave's fate.
IIRC, they've only done this with 3 MP figures:
MP02, 04 (both at Target) and very oddly, Ghost Starscream (at TRU)
All other MP's: G1 Starscream, Grimlock, Rodimus w/Offshoot, MP10 and MP11 mold Thundercracker have had the Hasbro/US packaging. And considering TRU is the only mainstream/big-box retailer offering MP's, it's a sure bet that whatever the US will get, so will they.
It's not limited to MP's. DotM Jetwing Optimus Prime was released in Australia a week before his exclusive Japanese release, in TakaraTomy packaging. It's by no means an abandoned practice.
I remember Australia also got a Takara MP Ultra Magnus release too so this may indeed be 50% true. Though the Acid storm color makes my eyes bleed
GuyIncognito wrote:Of course. That was the point I was trying to make earlier: if Hasbro doesn't make a new MP Skywarp in the near future, it won't be because of Acid Storm; it will be because they don't want to do another MP Skywarp so soon. The relatively minor changes to the mold don't warrant a new production run, especially if the previous version didn't sell very well.
VioMeTriX wrote:no no, they all start out in takara packaging, then a hasbro release puts their MP's in us package... but every MP starts its first go around in a beautiful black box.
fenrir72 wrote:Thanks for the verification Burn. Maybe that little "experiment" by Hasbro or takara(?) should have taught 'em a lesson.........release an Eglish language manual,
Burn wrote:fenrir72 wrote:Thanks for the verification Burn. Maybe that little "experiment" by Hasbro or takara(?) should have taught 'em a lesson.........release an Eglish language manual,
The lesson they (Target specifically) should have learnt is to stop over-pricing their Transformers.