Counterpunch wrote:Hey guys...
What toys do you think will go along with this? They aren't going to make a whole new line and just spring it on us. It takes a year + in production and development to pump out a toy line.
As we speak, somewhere they are finishing the designs on the Movie 3 toys. We're going to go from PCC and Generations right into the Movie toys next year. There's literally no room for these things to make it to shelves.
Prime will be a prep-work and hype show leading up to the film. It may not be related to the movie, but all the visual clues are there, all of them going towards legitimizing what kids see on screen.
Just an excerpt from the latest Toyfare magazines article about The Hub:
Toyfare speaking with Hasbro Studios President Stephen Davis.
Toyfare: "You mentioned doing a lot of the design work in-house. Are you working with Hasbro at all to make sure the designs can translate to toys, eventually?"
Davis: "It's a very close collaboration. We have something called the A-Team, where we really pair the various constituencies from Hasbro the toy company, from Hasbro the studio and from The Hub, and when we develop, we develop in a close collaboration to make sure that we are really meeting the needs of all the constituencies. Look, at the end of the day, we are all about making great television, and our belief is that if you make really great television then the whole licensing and merchandising piece will follow. You make a really terrific show, then viewers will come and they will sample all of what you have to offer them."
It sounds, more or less, that they are waiting to see if the show will be popular enough to warrant figures. But, I agree with CP...if figures were an eventuality, we'd probably have that information.
Time will tell I guess. Although, I can't see that Soundwave as a figure. The arms and fingers are really weird.
Also, what's the deal with them having human partners? Are they going to try a "Masters" style mashup here?