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D@mn combination of a bad worldwide economy (thanks to the sub prime mortgage meltdown), overseas wars driving fuel prices up, the Japan earthquake (sure that is probably a contributing factor) and a lot poor decisions may have contributed to this.
Not all of Hasbro life revolves around TFs but yes if the other article is accurate, the TF line is one of their profitable but..............
Please confirm to me overseas Japan based members the first two statements
1.IIRC either Diem or Stormrider stated that TFs don't sell well in Japan.
2.A specialty shop online retailer friend of mine stated that TFs are a runaway hit China (go figure KO land), which is also suffering from their own economic problems like runaway food prices, so that now may not be as accurate as 2 years ago.
3.So if Encore products shelf warm, how come their latest "modern" incarnations in United all are but sold out online? (Except Straxus and Lugnut (no one seems to love them). Kudos for taking the risk Hasbro/Takara on the last two)
4.I can attest to some retail availability of RTS/Generations lines in SEA, why it doesn't reach the USA? Heck RTS Windcharger IIRC was given a limited release in my country sometime last November or December 2010 in a Hasbro event.So I'm in the same boat with most of you guys on looking for one.
Now the problem, as already stated by previous posters
what was Hasbro thinking with the PCC?!
All this freakin' repaint of the same molds? Aren't they diluting the value or the "I want" for them? In economics it's like putting out to much Rocky road Ice cream to the point that people get sick of it. Shouldn't they maximize their limited plastic based sources to a more 100% profitability release?
TF/Star Wars/Marvel cross overs? Puh leeeez!
Poseabilty is good and all but most of their latest designs, with the Bayformer line in particular is simply sucky in design. Breacher being an exception in the Neo G1 genre (at least in my opinion that is).
And now with DoTM coming,( how I wish this is over with ) more bad news.(for me I'd probably be getting just Shockwave)
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on Sat Apr 16, 2011 8:23 am, edited 3 times in total.
Current collection status
Number of TFs: 350 +
Rarest TF: Fortmax,Pretenders Metalhawk,KissPlayers Sparkbots,Tomy FE Optimus Prime, custom E-hobby Orion Pax, MP-01 2004, Classics Ultra Magnus, henkei Convoy + FP Trailer, e-hobby Roadrage,iPod G1 colors Convoy
Latest TF:MP-10 Optimus Prime,Optimus Maximus
Wanted TFs:Abominus, Computron, Road Caesar, Leo Kaizer, G1 Scorponok, G1 dinobots, Grandus
Impossible Dream TFs:Overlord,Galaxyshuttle,Black Zarak, Monstructor or Dinoking