Cobalt Prime wrote:
Ultra Markus wrote:yeah but imagine what this looks like to a 5 -6 year old kid
who these toys are designed for
True, but following that train of thought, why didn't they always just make lazy, crappy offerings like this since this is all it takes to impress the target audience? Why'd we have to go from stuff that adult collectors could actually appreciate to THIS after so many years?
Because the above is only partially true. Hasgro has three distinctive but overlapping markets for TF. Actually four.mthey are
-rescue bots. . Targetting the young young audiences
-the. Playset market. Usually younger audience 5-8 maybe usually with small budget, and wanting something that will also interact easily with Hotwheels etc.
The action figure market. Usually either kids or adolesecnts who don't care aboutnthe playsets, find them chinsy, or too small for their tastes, or are more interested in the puzzle aspect than playability. Usually the eier end of the spectrum, like foc shoky or jazz, but not always
- the collectors. (thats most of us here)
Hasbro has to awalk a fine line, balancing its main line of toys across all three. Nothing's reallly shifted,mwe're juat seeing A decidion thatndiffers from a minority preference. And
Ets he honest, people either want Maxi as a base, or as a collector figure. There's little in between.mpersonally, I'm waiting for this to be Prime 's version of the armor Screamer has has. I applaud hasvro getting a large figure on themmarket for 30-35 buxks and not the f50-60 of similar sized recent figures. And Ive said it from the beginning as well, this figure BEGS to be kitbash fodder. if only i wasn't attachedmto Cyb. Metroplex...