xyl360 wrote:For those of you trying to argue that these aren't targeted at kids, you do realize that the entire TF:Prime line is targeted at kids, right?
Generations is for collectors, as is MP. Rescue Bots is for little kids and Transformers: Prime is for older kids.
Do you work for Hasbro?
The "argument" was not who the toys are intended for (read: toys = children; not many people deny that) - the debate is whether or not they are REACHING children, which is only relevant if you care about Hasbro's bottom line (which, incidentally, determines whether or not you'll get combiners in the future). But you already knew all of that, and you erroneously misread the conversation (or replied to someone else's post). Just clarifying a little, in case of any confusion.
xyl360 wrote:Also, yeah, if they upsised the Terrorcons like this and maintained the combining gimmick, I'd be all in. I have the Cyberverse versions already and while nifty, they just aren't very impressive due to the size. The way they combine isn't that great, but I still think they'd be worth doing in the larger size class.
I think it's a fail on the tiny Abominus, and a bigger one would have the same awkwardness. I see where you're coming from (Abominus being my fave combiner), but desperation can make for some strange bed mates...
If the "kid-targeted" toys did a little better, we would get combiners again because Hasbro could afford to take a risk (see TMNT, for example).
Ultra Markus wrote:with sooo many different versions of one character and sooo many different toy lines its easier to pick and choose what to get than bitch about what hasbro has put out.
and i choose to pass on these ones.... but if they did all the terrorcons like that then
You simultaneously denounce b*tching by saying we have choice, and then you lament the lack of terrorcons.
But if I b*tch about these, it's because I want Hasbro to put out a BEST-SELLER, not another BB or Optimus. Sure, I could be one of the millions who are leaving those toys to rot on shelves (and not give a sh*t)... but I'm trying to create a discussion about correcting these bad choices in order to improve the bottom line of a company we all love so much!
Discussion/brainstorming: the mother of ingenuity and success.
RhA wrote: Why make them so awful looking? This isn't a bar on saturday night, this is a toystore.