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Device Label Blaster - Canceled?

Transformers News: Device Label Blaster - Canceled?

Thursday, November 12th, 2009 7:33AM CST

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According to Japanese Transformers News Blog - Autobase Aichi, the Device Label Blaster (USB Hub) has been cancelled.
This product is initially schedule to be released on September 09, and delay until December 2009. Now we get the news that this product has been cancelled. Many Japanese toy shops has also suspended the pre-order for this product.

Device Label Blaster - Cancel!?

We hope to get confirmation from Takara Tomy soon, and we will bring you the latest development when it is available.

See original post (japanese) from Autobase Aichi.

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Re: Device Label Blaster - Canceled? (1019368)
Posted by Swindle01 on November 12th, 2009 @ 7:44am CST
great! just great! the best Blaster toy that comes out in FOREVER and it gets cancelled!? geez thanks alot Takara
Re: Device Label Blaster - Canceled? (1019369)
Posted by Sid Burn on November 12th, 2009 @ 7:57am CST
So much for a classics blaster stand in.

sucks.
Re: Device Label Blaster - Canceled? (1019370)
Posted by Forgotten on November 12th, 2009 @ 7:58am CST
I don't see why they would cancel it, they had to spend a fortune in development. And it works, i've seen a prototype with the electronics installed function(speeds were not quite usb2.0, but higher than 1.1). This just doesn't make any sense. Maybe they're just going to release it under another name aside from Blaster and we'll still get the figure, like they said they were canceling the Dinobot mouse, but instead just renamed it. Here's hoping.

I think it would look excellent in Soundblaster decor, or even Twincast.
Re: Device Label Blaster - Canceled? (1019372)
Posted by GreenLantern of Cybertron on November 12th, 2009 @ 8:08am CST
Well from the look of this image, its possible they may be going with Soundwave/Soundblaster instead:
Image
Re: Device Label Blaster - Canceled? (1019373)
Posted by El Duque on November 12th, 2009 @ 8:09am CST
Seriously!? This sucks, one of my most anticipated figures. I didn't even realize he could hold a G1 cassette until this post, now I want him even more!
Re: Device Label Blaster - Canceled? (1019374)
Posted by Ultra Magnus on November 12th, 2009 @ 8:13am CST
Nooooo! Say it isn't so! :sad:
Re: Device Label Blaster - Canceled? (1019379)
Posted by Primus C-00 on November 12th, 2009 @ 8:58am CST
GreenLantern of Cybertron wrote:Well from the look of this image, its possible they may be going with Soundwave/Soundblaster instead:
Image


Yush Please!
8-}
Re: Device Label Blaster - Canceled? (1019381)
Posted by Mkall on November 12th, 2009 @ 9:02am CST
Oh for *BLEEP* sakes
Re: Device Label Blaster - Canceled? (1019383)
Posted by Counterpunch on November 12th, 2009 @ 9:10am CST
Punch is doubtful of this, Counterpunch is in agreement with Punch.
Re: Device Label Blaster - Canceled? (1019395)
Posted by rpetras on November 12th, 2009 @ 9:52am CST
While this would be kind of sad, I'd be OK if they did a Music Label Blaster instead.

Though the ability to hold cassettes is pretty cool.
Re: Device Label Blaster - Canceled? (1019398)
Posted by UltraPrimal on November 12th, 2009 @ 10:03am CST
Noooo! Me want Blaster! :sad:
Re: Device Label Blaster - Canceled? (1019401)
Posted by Requiem Prime on November 12th, 2009 @ 10:08am CST
Oh Noooes!
Functional or not, it's still a darn fine Blaster. Yeah, I would have paid for him. It's not like I haven't overpaid for far lesser figures.

I hope they either bring this guy out or announce a mold for a Universe 3.0 Soundwave/Blaster. It's been too long man. :cry:
Re: Device Label Blaster - Canceled? (1019402)
Posted by DevastaTTor on November 12th, 2009 @ 10:11am CST
This definitely needs to be categorized as a rumor too.
Re: Device Label Blaster - Canceled? (1019405)
Posted by kirbenvost on November 12th, 2009 @ 10:22am CST
Dang, hope it's not true, even though I'm not getting it.

Hope they don't turn it into Soundwave, because I don't need one of those. :p
Re: Device Label Blaster - Canceled? (1019408)
Posted by --B-- on November 12th, 2009 @ 10:28am CST
No No No NO NOOO!

I already have a spot set aside for him, and he was the only TF I have been looking forward too since June. I got to preorder it for my birthday. And we have too much Soundwave as it is, don't just release it as Soundwave instead, PLEEEEEASSSEEE!!!

THIS MUST COME OUT SOON!!!

On the lighter side, I guess I'll get my DL Ravage and CC upgrade sooner, as Blaster was the only thing left in my POL that was still a pre-order.

I agree with Punch.
Re: Device Label Blaster - Canceled? (1019422)
Posted by City Commander on November 12th, 2009 @ 11:22am CST
*sniff**sniff*

I smell bullshit.




And then I notice a large pot of shit with a wooden spoon in it.
Re: Device Label Blaster - Canceled? (1019424)
Posted by Sabrblade on November 12th, 2009 @ 11:47am CST
*sigh*

Well, at least we have this guy:
Image
Re: Device Label Blaster - Canceled? (1019425)
Posted by Gauntlet101010 on November 12th, 2009 @ 11:49am CST
No freakin' way. Right after they come out with Ravage and Tigatron?

Here's hoping it's just BS.
Re: Device Label Blaster - Canceled? (1019434)
Posted by AdventPrime on November 12th, 2009 @ 12:18pm CST
Damn, I hope this is a rumor. :-(
If it does turn out to be true though, I wonder what would cause it. Were the Japanese not wanting it as much as we do?
Re: Device Label Blaster - Canceled? (1019439)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on November 12th, 2009 @ 12:39pm CST
As the saying goes: suspension does not mean cancellation. Knowing Takara, they're just delaying him until after the holidays, looking at the product being put out around that time.
Re: Device Label Blaster - Canceled? (1019442)
Posted by Counterpunch on November 12th, 2009 @ 12:46pm CST
For the record folks, neither Takara nor HLJ has said anything about a cancellation.
Re: Device Label Blaster - Canceled? (1019443)
Posted by City Commander on November 12th, 2009 @ 12:49pm CST
Counterpunch wrote:For the record folks, neither Takara nor HLJ has said anything about a cancellation.


Exactly why I call shit stirring. Nothing like a big hit future product being canned to drive up the page hits.
Re: Device Label Blaster - Canceled? (1019446)
Posted by Counterpunch on November 12th, 2009 @ 12:56pm CST
City Commander wrote:
Counterpunch wrote:For the record folks, neither Takara nor HLJ has said anything about a cancellation.


Exactly why I call shit stirring. Nothing like a big hit future product being canned to drive up the page hits.


A rather undue backhanded criticism...

Having a bad day are we?
Re: Device Label Blaster - Canceled? (1019457)
Posted by Blurrz on November 12th, 2009 @ 1:43pm CST
This is as likely as Encore 20: Star Convoy.
Re: Device Label Blaster - Canceled? (1019458)
Posted by joevill on November 12th, 2009 @ 1:57pm CST
I wanted to purchase this... how disappointing! :-(
Re: Device Label Blaster - Canceled? (1019462)
Posted by City Commander on November 12th, 2009 @ 2:21pm CST
Counterpunch wrote:
City Commander wrote:
Counterpunch wrote:For the record folks, neither Takara nor HLJ has said anything about a cancellation.


Exactly why I call shit stirring. Nothing like a big hit future product being canned to drive up the page hits.


A rather undue backhanded criticism...

Having a bad day are we?


hehe I didn't mean it to sound like that :P

I just really don't like bloggers that make such crazy statements. Not taking jabs at the news crew or nowt =P


You didn't think I was calling you guys shit stirrers did you? =o
Re: Device Label Blaster - Canceled? (1019472)
Posted by Rated X on November 12th, 2009 @ 2:59pm CST
Dont worry, they will probally bring him back as a microwave or a toaster oven...

I never liked these "gadget" gimmicks.
Re: Device Label Blaster - Canceled? (1019480)
Posted by Ungie on November 12th, 2009 @ 3:09pm CST
Why would they cancel the main Hub but have the other 4 sets that go with it? Anyway, I am sad about this, but a redeco into Twincast would definitely be nice, but we have a ML Soundblaster but with a purple door. THe Hub as Soundblaster would need a retooled chest.
Re: Device Label Blaster - Canceled? (1019482)
Posted by Ungie on November 12th, 2009 @ 3:12pm CST
Sabrblade wrote:*sigh*

Well, at least we have this guy:
Image


I have no comment on the matter...
Re: Device Label Blaster - Canceled? (1019483)
Posted by cannonfodder4000 on November 12th, 2009 @ 3:23pm CST
Sabrblade wrote:*sigh*

Well, at least we have this guy:
Image


yup *sniff* good ole' universe *sniff* blaster he's the best :-(

WHY?! GOD DAMN IT WHY?!

first time i saw this i was like: :-? then i was like: :) and THEN i was like: =P~
but now i'm like: :sad:
Re: Device Label Blaster - Canceled? (1019493)
Posted by Neurie on November 12th, 2009 @ 3:45pm CST
My HLJ order is still active so till they pull it Im going to keep quietly waiting.

Would be a shame just the Chrono label line
Re: Device Label Blaster - Canceled? (1019497)
Posted by Gauntlet101010 on November 12th, 2009 @ 4:06pm CST
Neurie wrote:My HLJ order is still active so till they pull it Im going to keep quietly waiting.

Would be a shame just the Chrono label line


Well, the Chrono Label line was a $300 TF that went from blocky watch to unimpressive robot and back. I really can't blame them for cancelling that money-waster.
Re: Device Label Blaster - Canceled? (1019518)
Posted by Mechastrike on November 12th, 2009 @ 5:03pm CST
BUT... WHY? :sad:

might as well go with the All Spark version. at least that usb hub glows when it works.
Re: Device Label Blaster - Canceled? (1019552)
Posted by Mach on November 12th, 2009 @ 7:32pm CST
City Commander wrote:
Counterpunch wrote:
City Commander wrote:
Counterpunch wrote:For the record folks, neither Takara nor HLJ has said anything about a cancellation.


Exactly why I call shit stirring. Nothing like a big hit future product being canned to drive up the page hits.


A rather undue backhanded criticism...

Having a bad day are we?


hehe I didn't mean it to sound like that :P

I just really don't like bloggers that make such crazy statements. Not taking jabs at the news crew or nowt =P


You didn't think I was calling you guys shit stirrers did you? =o



Not really crazy statement. It is based on one of the Japanese toy online website: http://www.redmercury.co.jp/shop/detail ... 9-RED-5861

It says "入荷予定:発売中止". In English (google translation) = Stock: Cancel Date
Re: Device Label Blaster - Canceled? (1019557)
Posted by NuclearConvoy on November 12th, 2009 @ 7:47pm CST
Mixed feelings on this: It would suck if it was cancelled because it is an awesome idea and I would ACTUALLY really like to own one, but, at the same time, I had to cancel my preorder because I m fucking poor and trying to move, so if it doesn't come out that means I don't have to worry about not getting it.
Re: Device Label Blaster - Canceled? (1019568)
Posted by Dread_Wing on November 12th, 2009 @ 8:20pm CST
I just got word from my Japanese supplier saying that Tak-tomy has informed them that Device label Blaster has been cancelled. :sad: I hope I get my preorder money back.
Re: Device Label Blaster - Canceled? (1019695)
Posted by City Commander on November 13th, 2009 @ 7:38am CST
:-(

Epic fail TakTomy, epic fail.
Re: Device Label Blaster - Canceled? (1019719)
Posted by cannonfodder4000 on November 13th, 2009 @ 8:50am CST
wait how come etoysjapan still have a pre-order for it ? :?
Re: Device Label Blaster - Canceled? (1019722)
Posted by Counterpunch on November 13th, 2009 @ 9:12am CST
Word about town is that this rumor is slowly rolling up into a fact...

Tomy you're on notice!
Re: Device Label Blaster - Canceled? (1019726)
Posted by DevastaTTor on November 13th, 2009 @ 9:18am CST
I wonder if Ravage (Jaguar)/Tigatron sales contributed to this. TomyTak seems to be spreading out the release dates of these specialty lines so that if one product is successful, they make the next IE Alternity Convoy, Megs, BB, etc... In this case, if the sales numbers haven't been there for Jaguar/Tigatron, I would think that they'd be more apt to cancel the rest.
Re: Device Label Blaster - Canceled? (1019733)
Posted by City Commander on November 13th, 2009 @ 9:42am CST
I seethe over this. My brother got his damn Soundwave, but yet again I don't get my Blaster >=/

The idiots behind this line should've released the big gun first, that's the product everyone wants!
Re: Device Label Blaster - Canceled? (1019776)
Posted by --B-- on November 13th, 2009 @ 1:06pm CST
I have to wonder if this is about cost. They see that they got 40ish for just the small stuff (Ravage/Tig and Grim/Trypy), but 60ish for Blaster. One has to wonder if he will be "cancelled" and then after "fan outrage" be made anyway in 2010, only for 70ish or 80ish.

It could have been costing too much to make it and they didn't think they would make enought profit on it.

This would suck, cause 60 bucks for a oversized deluxe is about my limit, any more and I would be more likely to pass.
Re: Device Label Blaster - Canceled? (1019843)
Posted by Random on November 13th, 2009 @ 5:20pm CST
BBTS still has it up for preorder...

although, more than likely, they just have not updated their site yet.

It sucks. I've never actually had a Blaster fig, and thought this a cool update.
Re: Device Label Blaster - Canceled? (1019864)
Posted by Mach on November 13th, 2009 @ 7:26pm CST
When Takara updated their website on Device Label abt a month ago, they included the jaguar thumb drives as well as the not yet released mouse (grimlock etc).
That time i just wonder why there is no blaster/USB hub? Maybe thats the early sign... hmmm...

http://www.takaratomy.co.jp/products/TF ... evice.html
Re: Device Label Blaster - Canceled? (1019917)
Posted by cannonfodder4000 on November 14th, 2009 @ 1:49am CST
City Commander wrote:I seethe over this. My brother got his damn Soundwave, but yet again I don't get my Blaster >=/

The idiots behind this line should've released the big gun first, that's the product everyone wants!


thats true!
takara listen we want the awesome univ- i mean device label blaster
not dinosaurs that transform into robot chicken legs!
Re: Device Label Blaster - Canceled? (1019948)
Posted by Galvatron X on November 14th, 2009 @ 8:24am CST
Hey guys, check out the bottom of the second page shown in this topic...


viewtopic.php?f=4&t=60714
Re: Device Label Blaster - Canceled? (1019949)
Posted by rpetras on November 14th, 2009 @ 8:25am CST
If they are gonna scrap it, they may still use the mold. They could yank the electronics and put it out as a Universe deluxe when that returns.

One can always hope. :)
Re: Device Label Blaster - Canceled? (1019955)
Posted by Razorclaw0000 on November 14th, 2009 @ 9:00am CST
rpetras wrote:If they are gonna scrap it, they may still use the mold. They could yank the electronics and put it out as a Universe deluxe when that returns.

One can always hope. :)


I'd crap my pants in joy if Hasbro brought DL Blaster and ML Soundwave, sans electronics out in Uni 3.0. Particularly, if we got the white version of ML SW. I don't want to pay $80-$100 for a deluxe with some electronics I will NEVER use.
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