I'll take one absolutely!
Rated X wrote:If Hasbro wants their market back, then make an impact or keep drowning in the sea of perfection known as 3rd parties.
And how many figures has Hasbro made in the last 6 months vs 3rd Parties?
Rated X wrote:I don’t even know why we still use that silly outdated term. Hasbro is just another drop in the bucket now.
More like Hasbro is the bucket of water and third parties are the food colouring that adds colour.
Rated X wrote:IGear, Fansproject, TFC, and CHMS are all major players in the game.
iGear hasn't really released any recent product on time according to their original ETAs
Fansproject has been dead silent since July last year
TFC was plagued with poor offerings before Herc, and Herc figures suffered some major QA issues in their early runs - though to their credit they did supply replacement parts.
CHMS has yet to produce a product that, even when copying Hasbro's, can match Hasbro's quality (i.e. joint tightness and face details)
So yeah, why should Hasbro have anything really to worry about?
Rated X wrote:Just because you did something first, doesn’t mean you do it best. Ask Henry Ford…
And yet Ford is still the 2nd largetst US-based Auto-maker.
So the moral of the story is - yes, 3rd Parties add some nice bling to a collection - but Hasbro is still the bread and butter on the Transformers Franchise, whether you like it or not.