Jaz-Zen wrote: Liege Evilmus wrote:
Autobot032 wrote:And people say I'm wrong for saying that Hasbro is suffering from greed disease.
All the stuff Autobot32 just said.
Well, wait a second. Did you hear the news from, like, last month, that Universe/Classic 2.0 actually WON'T have straight repaints, that the repaints WILL be remolds, etc.?
So, yeah, I think Hasbro is milking the Movie for all they can, but things will be different next year.
Now, of course, they could milk the 2nd Movie for all they can, too, but maybe Hasbro won't go back to doing so many straight repaints, and will continue to do even slight remolds in lines other than Universe/Classic 2.0. Here's hoping, anyway.
It wouldn't be the first time Hasbro's plan didn't work out as well...planned.
I'm hoping for good news in the C/U 2.0 and Animated lines. (even though I won't be collecting the latter, I'd still like to see the fans of it not get a bum deal like all of us have with the Movie line...)
I'll admit, anything is possible and Hasbro could be 110% honest here and they'll actually come through, but why not milk it if they can? (and they will)
I know, it sounds like I'm ungrateful (and I swear I'm not. I do appreciate everything they've given us) but it's ridiculous at this point. Repaints, remolds, repacks, etc....
That's not a toy line, that's a business model that unfortunately works all too well. (otherwise they wouldn't continue to do it.)
Everyone wanted Big Daddy (I'm not one of those, btw...) and I'm glad they got him. Beyond him, however...this is ridiculous.
Battle damaged Arcee (who wasn't even in the friggin' movie!)
Deluxe Class Allspark Power/Premium line repaints (I'm still scratchin' my head over the Premium line being repainted with horrid blue paint, yet it's not actually part of the Allspark Power line....)
Original molds...let's go over the list, shall we?
1.) Booster X10
2.) High Score 100
5.) Powerup VT6
6.) Speed Dial 800
7.) Spy Shot 6
8.) Zoom Out 25X
13.) Bumblebee (1976 Camaro)
14.) Bumblebee (2009 Camaro Concept)
20.) Optimus Prime (Preview Protoform)
23.) Starscream (Preview Protoform)
31.) Optimus Prime
36.) Optimus Prime
44.) Optimus Prime
Fast Action Battlers
55.) Optimus Prime
Considering how long they've stretched this out, the repaints, remolds, etc...not a lot of new molds. Especially when compared to other lines of the past.
I didn't include Unleashed, Robot Replicas or Heroes because they don't transform. I also didn't include remolds such as Thundercracker because a remolded head or limb just isn't enough to classify it as a new mold.
I finally decided to start listing my collection by each individual mold (because it's starting to become quite big and I'm losing count...) and I noticed that if you count every Mini-Con, Basic, Deluxe, etc...Armada alone has over 75 individual molds.
Energon and Cybertron, the same.
The Movie line has gotten the shaft here (especially Bonecrusher...) and well...it sucks.
Filling it up with repaints (from long dead lines, no less!) and remolds (crappy ones I might add!) doesn't make it the best choice. I realize they've got to make money on this, but if you count how much they've made on just the original molds of this line...I'm sure they made close to their initial investment. They've definitely made well over that by now.
US, UK, China, Japan, Australia, etc...all of them have Movie line figures and they're selling out left and right. By this point, they're just using those molds like the town doorknob. (everyone gets a turn)
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