chuckdawg1999 wrote: PrymeStriker wrote: chuckdawg1999 wrote: PrymeStriker wrote: Sabrblade wrote:
chuckdawg1999 wrote:So we have full confirmation that Ultra Magnus' hammer locks. I find it funny that out of all the Voyagers thus far he got the nod to have a locking weapon. I wonder why he was chosen like that.
Looks like Thundertron's sword locks into place too.
Because they were too stupid to think of doing this sooner.
2) Let's not call Hasbro stupid, they couldn't include locks due to cost restrictions, perhaps going forward melee based weapons will lock open.
Gee, I wonder why they have cost restrictions.
Because we're in a global recession that's led to the increase in the cost of plastic. Not because they make multiple bumblebees who is one of their most popular characters and continues to sell, just not to collectors; who don't count.
Because the kids don't want Bulkhead (who's had more story arc and screentime than Bumblebee in Prime), or Megatron, or Optimus, or anybody else. Noooo. They just want Bumblebee! They're going to sit 10 or 12 Bumblebees at a table and have a spot of tea. It's the best thing to do with fighting robots.
Look, they're wasting their expensive plastic on the PRiD figures that got FE figures (although I will give them Arcee, Megatron, and Vehicon. Those 3 are far superior) and making them worse; Mistake #1.
The retailers are buying a bunch of cases with tons of Bumblebees (which is partially Hasbro's fault for putting an extensive amount of Bumblebees in one case) because they think Bumblebee will sell more; Mistake #2 (I've seen plenty of kids crying and shouting to their moms at the store that there's nobody else but Bumblebee)
They put even more expensive plastic into non-show characters. Plastic that could have went to Breakdown, Shockwave (although I doubt they'd do that), Smokescreen, Insecticon, and others; Mistake #3.
We're turning more and more to online retail because of these stores and Hasbro screwing us all
over with Bumblebees and utter pieces of crap that didn't need toys in the first place. Not saying Thundertron, Magnus, Rumble, and Kup are garbage. They're great. But the plastic used for them could have been used for the in-show Transformers listed above.
You're not expecting me to believe the mass-produce of Bumblebee has nothing to do with their budget, economic situations aside. Parents are going to get tired of buying their child their 1,000,000th Bumblebee. And you're not going to convince me that every kid is a stereotype. That every kid lacks a working mind and thinks the only Transformer in the world is Bumblebee.
And if Bumblebee sells so much, that's why a lot of retails have had the same amount of Bumblebees in the same place for 5 damn months.