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HASBRO 'Q/A' For October 6th- Submit Your Questions Here

Postby Tigertrack » Sun Sep 21, 2008 4:03 am

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GI JOE and Star Wars brand toys have them. And with the franchise's second movie coming out, HASBRO sees a need to connect with the community of this ever growing franchise, and allow fans to reach out to them and ask questions about upcoming TRANSFORMERS brand products.

We have been invited to be one of the websites that can contribute questions to the very top of HASBRO's TRANSFORMERS brand designers and staff about our beloved robot toy's future. This will be done bi-monthly, and answers should be returned within a week's time frame.

*There are some rules to submitting the questions:

1.) Straightforward.

2.) No multi-part questions.

3.) Not all questions will get answered or even officially asked.

4.) Appropriate and important, timely to the brand.

5.) Do not turn this into a criticism of each other's questions or HASBRO, in general. However, if information is already known--and you know it has been answered and have a source-- that would be an acceptable response so as not to have wasted questions.

(Examples of how this works, the type of questions to ask, and types of responses we will get can be seen here, and here.)

We may not submit more than 5 questions, and they should have priority rankings (staff will choose and prioritize).

First round of questions will be submitted by a staff member on October 6th.

This is an awesome opportunity to ask questions that you have wanted answered. This privilege also speaks highly of our community and the important ideas we share daily.

At the date of submission, you will be informed of the questions chosen, and then when/if they are answered the news will be shared with our community.

So please, start typing your serious TRANSFORMERS toy questions...
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Re: HASBRO 'Q/A' For October 6th- Submit Your Questions Here

Postby Mkall » Sun Sep 21, 2008 4:32 am

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1) What is the likelyhood of seeing a TF:Animated character receive a new mold for the Universe/Classics line and vice versa? Characters like Blitzwing or Swindle come to mind.

2) What will happen to the production volume of the Universe and Animated lines once the Revenge of The Fallen Toys hit the market, will they continue at current strength or will they tone down numbers to promote the movie line like last time?

3) How does the eventual release of the new line of Movie figures impact the 25th anniversary line of figures?

4) Will we see Supreme-class figures for either Animated or Universe lines such as City-formers or certain Guardian Robots?

5) How has the current market situation, such as high fuel prices and the recent Wall Street market crash affected Hasbro's ability to produce quality figures?

6) What measures has Hasbro taken regarding the various quality concerns raised about some figures such as sticky paint, sloppy paint applications, assembly issues and so on.
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Re: HASBRO 'Q/A' For October 6th- Submit Your Questions Here

Postby Skice » Sun Sep 21, 2008 4:42 am

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1) With the upcoming release of Universe Targetmaster Cyclonus will we see any other classics "master" figures Like Headmasters or more Targetmasters?

2) Will we see any Classics/Universe combiners at all like the Technobots.
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Re: HASBRO 'Q/A' For October 6th- Submit Your Questions Here

Postby Gutter Bunny » Sun Sep 21, 2008 6:58 am

Will the universe line continue to have new molds created for popular characters that have yet to receive the classics/universe treatment,i.e. shockwave(g1 or the unused wwi tank) or a classics appropriate soundwave?

and i want to second this question
mkall wrote: 6) What measures has Hasbro taken regarding the various quality concerns raised about some figures such as sticky paint, sloppy paint applications, assembly issues and so on.
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Re: HASBRO 'Q/A' For October 6th- Submit Your Questions Here

Postby Sledge » Sun Sep 21, 2008 9:16 am

1) Will we see triple changers done at Voyager or Ultra size?

2) Any chance at all of a repaint of Cybertron Hardtop into Beachcomber?

3) Could Hasbro UK start letting people in the UK know which items will and won't be sold in the UK? This would be a massive help in knowing whether to import items or not.

4) Why has the price of Transformers Universe Deluxes in the UK gone up to £12.99 whilst the price of Transformers Animated Deluxes has remained £9.99?
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Re: HASBRO 'Q/A' For October 6th- Submit Your Questions Here

Postby GetterDragun » Sun Sep 21, 2008 10:02 am

1) Do you have planned the next series after Animated? If so any hints on the direction it takes?

2) How big will the 25th Anniverary line be? And will we see any surprise reissues from G1?

3) It seems great progress has been made in stopping Knockoffs, but how come it seems that stolen prerelease figures from the factory continues on?

4) Are retailers more willing to take on exclusives after the success of the movie line?

5) Can we get the name of a previeously unannounced upcoming Universe figure (especially if it is a new mold)?

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Re: HASBRO 'Q/A' For October 6th- Submit Your Questions Here

Postby Blurrz » Sun Sep 21, 2008 11:07 am

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1) Will Arcee recieve a figure in the Animated Line-up?

2) Will Omega Supreme recieve a figure in the Animated Line-up?

3) Is the rumored Overload repaint in the Universe line, a repaint of Armada Overload?
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Re: HASBRO 'Q/A' For October 6th- Submit Your Questions Here

Postby Overcracker » Sun Sep 21, 2008 1:15 pm

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1. Are there going to be any figures from older lines re-issued for the 25th anniversary line?

2. Is there any chance of continuing the Titanium Line?

3. Is there any chance of seeing more War Within designs in any other line such as Universe?
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Re: HASBRO 'Q/A' For October 6th- Submit Your Questions Here

Postby Nekoman » Sun Sep 21, 2008 1:35 pm

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1) GI Joe/Transformers crossover. Will we be getting one?

2) How many more uses of the classics seekers mold will we see in the near future?

3) Universe Headmasters, when and will we get them?

4) How well have the ANIMATED toys sold in comparison to previous lines?

5) How many waves can we expect in Universe?
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Re: HASBRO 'Q/A' For October 6th- Submit Your Questions Here

Postby robofreak » Sun Sep 21, 2008 1:38 pm

1. Is there any chance of the Transtech series getting a show and toyline?

2. Has the recent surge of quality control issues affected sales?

3. If Quality Control has affected the sales then what measures are being taken to ensure quality figures in future releases?

4. How will the supply of movie toys be better maintained when Revenge of the Fallen is released? (example: 4 months of empty toy shelves when the first movie was released)
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Re: HASBRO 'Q/A' For October 6th- Submit Your Questions Here

Postby shortround » Sun Sep 21, 2008 2:07 pm

1) Will we see the rest of the triple changers done for either the universe or 25th anniversary line?

2) What are some of the figures you are hoping to release under the 25th anniversary banner?
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Re: HASBRO 'Q/A' For October 6th- Submit Your Questions Here

Postby Bumblethumper » Sun Sep 21, 2008 3:46 pm

1) Animated Omega Supreme: is there a Supreme class toy planned?

2) Which (if any) Cybertron-mode Animated toys are planned: ie Wasp/Bumblebee/Cliffjumper, Ironhide/Ratchet?

3) Any chance of a new mold for the Animated 'Femscream' character? Deluxe would be good.

4) Are there any long-term plans for the Classic Series Universe figures, or will the line end when TF2 arrives.

5) Are there any plans for TF2 Activators, or will TF2 continue the FAB line?
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Re: HASBRO 'Q/A' For October 6th- Submit Your Questions Here

Postby Sowndwave76 » Sun Sep 21, 2008 4:05 pm

I have a couple to repeat because I think they are really good:

1) How many more uses of the classics seekers mold will we see in the Universe Line?

2) How many more waves can we expect in the Universe Line?

And here's a new one:

3) Dinosaurs and bugs seem to be popular with kids of every generation. Is it possible that we could see new molds for Dinobots and Insecticons in the Universe Line?
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Re: HASBRO 'Q/A' For October 6th- Submit Your Questions Here

Postby Firebird » Sun Sep 21, 2008 5:01 pm

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1) Are there any plans to release an updated "Classics" style Predaking in the current Universe line?

2) Is it possible to include tech spec cards with the figures again, like what was released during G1 and Beast Wars?

3) Are there any plans to bring back Robot Points or a similar mail away promotion program in the future?

4) Are there plans to make Robot Heroes versions for all of the characters featured in Beast Wars TV series?

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Re: HASBRO 'Q/A' For October 6th- Submit Your Questions Here

Postby Chaoslock » Sun Sep 21, 2008 7:37 pm

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1. Will we see other G1 reissues in the 25th line other than Optimus?

2. Is there a chance of japanese Generation 1 characters appearing in Animated?

3. Will there be toys based on IDW comic-models?

4. Can Europeans expect to have the full bio on each transformers card/box?
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Re: HASBRO 'Q/A' For October 6th- Submit Your Questions Here

Postby Star_ling » Sun Sep 21, 2008 8:07 pm

1. Since Starscream is getting another deluxe figure in Universe, closely resembling his Henkei counterpart, is there any chance the Botcon seekers from 2007 can be released in a similar fashion as long as they differ from the exclusives?

2. Will the Animated line see any more Starscream clone figures in the Voyager scale?

3. Will Ultra class figures be part of any other line besides Universe?

4. Is there any chance of the Transtech line getting revived in any shape? (comic, toys, etc.)
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Re: HASBRO 'Q/A' For October 6th- Submit Your Questions Here

Postby Mkall » Sun Sep 21, 2008 8:45 pm

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Chaoslock wrote:3. Will there be toys based on IDW comic-models?

I second this question
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Re: HASBRO 'Q/A' For October 6th- Submit Your Questions Here

Postby joeformer » Mon Sep 22, 2008 7:21 am

1. it looks like the new universe line has some idw aspects to it. will there ever be human figures with small articulation made for the universe line. maybe 4 pts of articulation and 1.5 inch figures?

2. why is it taking so long for a transformers gijoe crossover. The gijoe transformers series is so great. why not make mini figures of the gijoes (1.5 inch or 2 inch) that fit within the transformers?

3. Now with the 25th anniversary line. Can we please get a spike and daniel in the exo suit from transformers the movie. They can go in and out of the suit (with articulation) and the suits can transform. Pleaseeeeee. :)
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Re: HASBRO 'Q/A' For October 6th- Submit Your Questions Here

Postby backpack » Mon Sep 22, 2008 7:51 am

1. Will there be a deluxe Classics/Universe Jazz?

2. Will there be anymore "They were always real to me" videos?
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Re: HASBRO 'Q/A' For October 6th- Submit Your Questions Here

Postby dragons » Mon Sep 22, 2008 9:02 am

1) transformers movie line could you give us some leak shots of the figures that your making for the sequel or tell us what they look like?

2) what are the new animated characters that are going to be made for the new line of transformers animated.

3) alot of fans who bought blitzwing werent happy with his jet mode that his tank treads was showing inder his winrgs are there any plans to make triple changers in the future so this doesnt happen again?

4) are there going to be any more releases to the universe line from other series like you did cybertron with cybertron series and select few from the armada example to be in the universe?
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Re: HASBRO 'Q/A' For October 6th- Submit Your Questions Here

Postby Tyrenol » Mon Sep 22, 2008 9:04 am

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Will we see in the future transforming battlestation / bases? (I.e. Trypticon, Metroplex, Fortress Maximus, and Zarak Scorponok.)

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Re: HASBRO 'Q/A' For October 6th- Submit Your Questions Here

Postby phantomfish » Mon Sep 22, 2008 9:08 am

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1. Quite some time ago there was mention of after the Movie had been completed the Alternators line starting again. After the re-emergence of Binaltech toys in Japan is there any chance of seeing any new Alternators or is this line officially finished?

2. In the UK the recent Micromaster and Legend classes have proved to be popular, and remain in the top of sales charts. Beyond the already mentioned figures is there going to be any more unique molds in this size class?

3. When the second movie comes out will we see many re-releases of current movie line figures?

4. With the on-line popularity of the fan made Ultra Magnus Classics Armour/Trailer set is there any chance of Hasbro doing something similar in future?
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Re: HASBRO 'Q/A' For October 6th- Submit Your Questions Here

Postby Terra Verticon » Mon Sep 22, 2008 9:21 am

Of all the Transformers that have come out, I think I stand for the general public that we all love the dinobots. Why is it that Hasbro does not reissue/remold/remake/reintroduce these bots all at once instead of sets of 1 or 3. We'd like to see Sludge, Swoop, Snarl, Slag, and Grimlock brought back all at once at some point and we are patiently awaiting issuance. Bring em all back for Animated or even in the Universe line. They are already loved.

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Re: HASBRO 'Q/A' For October 6th- Submit Your Questions Here

Postby Universal Prime » Mon Sep 22, 2008 9:39 am

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1.any chance of a botanica toy?

2.Will the henkei! exclusive stunticons be released in the us?

3.Will transtech be considered for revival?
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Re: HASBRO 'Q/A' For October 6th- Submit Your Questions Here

Postby Lord-Shockwave » Mon Sep 22, 2008 9:55 am

First of all great job guys, keep it up.

1) I think this has been stated multiple times but that just proves how much we want it, is there any chance of figures being made from the IDW comics continuity such as a Nova/Nemesis Prime?

2) Will we continue to see more G1 characters pop up in the Classics/Universe line? If so will we eventually get to those characters that don't get the treatment that often such as combiner groups like the Terrorcons and Technobots?

3) Will the Insecticons ever make appearances again? Animated or Universe?
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