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Sorry for the lame question, but....

Postby gbm » Tue Nov 13, 2012 7:26 pm

The RID repaint of Wheeljack, in all those funky colors, is DeadEnd right?

He's yet to appear in an episode if I'm not mistaken.....so why the figure?
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Re: Sorry for the lame question, but....

Postby Diem » Tue Nov 13, 2012 7:36 pm

Because repaints are cheaper to produce for Hasbro than new molds. Of course there were better molds to repaint, and molds that they never got around to using, but that's a whole other matter.
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Re: Sorry for the lame question, but....

Postby RAcast » Tue Nov 13, 2012 7:40 pm

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I quite like Dead End. He's all sorts of Halloween-y awesome.
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Re: Sorry for the lame question, but....

Postby gbm » Tue Nov 13, 2012 7:42 pm

RAcast wrote:I quite like Dead End. He's all sorts of Halloween-y awesome.


:lol:

I might grab him just so he stands apart a tad bit more from my generations Wheeljack.
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Re: Sorry for the lame question, but....

Postby Arctorro » Tue Nov 13, 2012 7:45 pm

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Wheeljack is my favourite mold from the Prime line, and the Dead End repaint just looks awesome! Love em both :grin:
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Re: Sorry for the lame question, but....

Postby RAcast » Tue Nov 13, 2012 7:45 pm

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gbm wrote:
RAcast wrote:I quite like Dead End. He's all sorts of Halloween-y awesome.


:lol:

I might grab him just so he stands apart a tad bit more from my generations Wheeljack.

He's also SLATHERED in paint...at least compared to the rest of the line. There is really quite a bit of paint on him though.
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Re: Sorry for the lame question, but....

Postby MGrotusque » Tue Nov 13, 2012 7:58 pm

RAcast wrote:
gbm wrote:
RAcast wrote:I quite like Dead End. He's all sorts of Halloween-y awesome.


:lol:

I might grab him just so he stands apart a tad bit more from my generations Wheeljack.

He's also SLATHERED in paint...at least compared to the rest of the line. There is really quite a bit of paint on him though.


Yeah. They went above and beyond on the paint apps with him. Drenched in the stuff.
He's well worth purchasing if you have any doubts. A real horror show. :twisted:
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Re: Sorry for the lame question, but....

Postby RAcast » Tue Nov 13, 2012 8:02 pm

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RAcast wrote:
gbm wrote:
RAcast wrote:I quite like Dead End. He's all sorts of Halloween-y awesome.


:lol:

I might grab him just so he stands apart a tad bit more from my generations Wheeljack.

He's also SLATHERED in paint...at least compared to the rest of the line. There is really quite a bit of paint on him though.


Yeah. They went above and beyond on the paint apps with him. Drenched in the stuff.
He's well worth purchasing if you have any doubts. A real horror show. :twisted:

And the liiiiiightpiping is amazing!
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Re: Sorry for the lame question, but....

Postby MGrotusque » Tue Nov 13, 2012 8:17 pm

RAcast wrote:And the liiiiiightpiping is amazing!


HA!
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Re: Sorry for the lame question, but....

Postby paul053 » Wed Nov 14, 2012 3:54 pm

I really hope he has different weapons, though.
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Re: Sorry for the lame question, but....

Postby RAcast » Wed Nov 14, 2012 3:58 pm

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paul053 wrote:I really hope he has different weapons, though.

Same swords, but they're painted an acidic tox-en green. They look great!
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Re: Sorry for the lame question, but....

Postby gbm » Fri Nov 16, 2012 10:47 am

My original question was still never answered though...

why are the figures made when the character on the TV show doesn't even exist?

Same with Prime Ironhide...
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Re: Sorry for the lame question, but....

Postby JelZe GoldRabbit » Fri Nov 16, 2012 10:57 am

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gbm wrote:My original question was still never answered though...

why are the figures made when the character on the TV show doesn't even exist?

Same with Prime Ironhide...


Line bolstering, as simple as that. Especially when a show has so few characters the toy line has to refresh its assortment several times a year: anything over a year is considered "bad". One way is with repaints and retools, another way is create new molds for new characters. It's been like that ever since Generation 1, though Beast Wars took it to a new whole new level.

The new characters still need to be advertised though, so instead of the expensive cartoons, they'll appear in the comics or other fiction instead.
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Re: Sorry for the lame question, but....

Postby RodimalToyota » Fri Nov 16, 2012 11:28 am

Dead End looks like TF banshee, the screaming face is freaking awesome.
It would have been nicer to have come with a more specific weapon, then the same blades as ol' Jacky.
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Re: Sorry for the lame question, but....

Postby PrymeStriker » Fri Nov 16, 2012 11:40 am

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gbm wrote:My original question was still never answered though...

why are the figures made when the character on the TV show doesn't even exist?

Same with Prime Ironhide...


Transformers Prime isn't the first line to do this. In fact, every single toyline had characters in toy form that never appeared in their on-screen media. Transformers Animated is really the only exception when you don't count the convention exclusives.

Of course, a lot of them appeared in comics or tied in media. There isn't one PRiD toy that wasn't in Aligned fiction (whether that be the games, novels, or TV shows).

To answer your question, it's a marketing strategy as well as a way to fill in the toyline when you have a small cast.
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Re: Sorry for the lame question, but....

Postby gbm » Fri Nov 16, 2012 12:51 pm

PrymeStriker wrote:
gbm wrote:My original question was still never answered though...

why are the figures made when the character on the TV show doesn't even exist?

Same with Prime Ironhide...


Transformers Prime isn't the first line to do this. In fact, every single toyline had characters in toy form that never appeared in their on-screen media. Transformers Animated is really the only exception when you don't count the convention exclusives.

Of course, a lot of them appeared in comics or tied in media. There isn't one PRiD toy that wasn't in Aligned fiction (whether that be the games, novels, or TV shows).

To answer your question, it's a marketing strategy as well as a way to fill in the toyline when you have a small cast.



Yeah, makes sense.

Although I like owning characters/figures that at least had 1 episode of screen time.
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Re: Sorry for the lame question, but....

Postby PrymeStriker » Fri Nov 16, 2012 1:11 pm

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gbm wrote:
PrymeStriker wrote:
gbm wrote:My original question was still never answered though...

why are the figures made when the character on the TV show doesn't even exist?

Same with Prime Ironhide...


Transformers Prime isn't the first line to do this. In fact, every single toyline had characters in toy form that never appeared in their on-screen media. Transformers Animated is really the only exception when you don't count the convention exclusives.

Of course, a lot of them appeared in comics or tied in media. There isn't one PRiD toy that wasn't in Aligned fiction (whether that be the games, novels, or TV shows).

To answer your question, it's a marketing strategy as well as a way to fill in the toyline when you have a small cast.



Yeah, makes sense.

Although I like owning characters/figures that at least had 1 episode of screen time.


Well, who knows. Maybe Dead End will get the Oil Slick treatment. I'm hoping Rumble gets some screen-time, and Magnus is really pushing it with three toys.

There's always Season 3. ;)

P.S: The "Oil Slick treatment" is a term I use to describe a character that was a toy way before appearing in the cartoon, like Animated Oil Slick.
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Re: Sorry for the lame question, but....

Postby RAcast » Fri Nov 16, 2012 2:35 pm

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PrymeStriker wrote:
gbm wrote:My original question was still never answered though...

why are the figures made when the character on the TV show doesn't even exist?

Same with Prime Ironhide...


Transformers Prime isn't the first line to do this. In fact, every single toyline had characters in toy form that never appeared in their on-screen media. Transformers Animated is really the only exception when you don't count the convention exclusives.

Of course, a lot of them appeared in comics or tied in media. There isn't one PRiD toy that wasn't in Aligned fiction (whether that be the games, novels, or TV shows).

To answer your question, it's a marketing strategy as well as a way to fill in the toyline when you have a small cast.

An it's a great way to give us some updates of our favorite characters in a new style.
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Re: Sorry for the lame question, but....

Postby PrymeStriker » Fri Nov 16, 2012 2:52 pm

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RAcast wrote:
PrymeStriker wrote:
gbm wrote:My original question was still never answered though...

why are the figures made when the character on the TV show doesn't even exist?

Same with Prime Ironhide...


Transformers Prime isn't the first line to do this. In fact, every single toyline had characters in toy form that never appeared in their on-screen media. Transformers Animated is really the only exception when you don't count the convention exclusives.

Of course, a lot of them appeared in comics or tied in media. There isn't one PRiD toy that wasn't in Aligned fiction (whether that be the games, novels, or TV shows).

To answer your question, it's a marketing strategy as well as a way to fill in the toyline when you have a small cast.

An it's a great way to give us some updates of our favorite characters in a new style.


Yes, I'm always happy to see updated versions of my favorite characters. Especially since I'm a fan of the more obscure or "unusual" characters, seeing them return in modern continuities with bigger roles cannot be described in words! :KREMZEEK:
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Re: Sorry for the lame question, but....

Postby RAcast » Fri Nov 16, 2012 7:15 pm

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PrymeStriker wrote:
RAcast wrote:
PrymeStriker wrote:
gbm wrote:My original question was still never answered though...

why are the figures made when the character on the TV show doesn't even exist?

Same with Prime Ironhide...


Transformers Prime isn't the first line to do this. In fact, every single toyline had characters in toy form that never appeared in their on-screen media. Transformers Animated is really the only exception when you don't count the convention exclusives.

Of course, a lot of them appeared in comics or tied in media. There isn't one PRiD toy that wasn't in Aligned fiction (whether that be the games, novels, or TV shows).

To answer your question, it's a marketing strategy as well as a way to fill in the toyline when you have a small cast.

An it's a great way to give us some updates of our favorite characters in a new style.


Yes, I'm always happy to see updated versions of my favorite characters. Especially since I'm a fan of the more obscure or "unusual" characters, seeing them return in modern continuities with bigger roles cannot be described in words! :KREMZEEK:

Agreed, I'm the same way. I'm still very disappointed I haven't been able to find Dotm HA basic Reverb, the Rad homage. I love his head sculpt.
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