mongrel wrote:Can't believe it never crossed Hasbro's collective mind not to give US customers a chromed treatment of this mold. They did a Premium version of that shit-brick first movie prime, why not this? Pass.
The first movie's toys did exceptionally well. A cash grab chrome redeco was a no brainer. Most stores couldn't keep them in stock, so they were able to restock Cybertron and Classics and sell those as well. We were riding high on a TF kick at that point, so almost everything in sight, sold.
Then, along came ROTF and sales were good, but they started to really over do it at Hasbro.
And by the time DOTM came along, sales were way down and the economy went down the crapper, so...no Leader Class Optimus, no special editions, nada.
Heck, they were lucky to get what toys were out there, out the door. I'm surprised we got as many DOTM figures as we did. The Wreckers suffered the worst. (Thank you TakaraTomy for that last minute save!)
I'm honestly surprised Amazon bit on this one and that Hasbro even commissioned a run for it.