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HASBRO TF Q / A-- December Edition-- Round 2--Questions Due Monday!

Transformers News: HASBRO TF Q / A-- December Edition-- Round 2--Questions Due Monday!

Saturday, November 29th, 2008 5:49PM CST

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It is that time again folks.

We were very successful last time, asking some great questions.

So what questions are on the forefront of your thoughts?

*There are some rules to submitting the questions:

1.) Straightforward.

2.) No multi-part questions.

3.) Not all questions will get answered or even officially asked.

4.) Appropriate and important, timely to the brand.

5.) Do not turn this into a criticism of each other's questions or HASBRO, in general. However, if information is already known--and you know it has been answered and have a source-- that would be an acceptable response so as not to have wasted questions.


We may not submit more than 5 questions, and they should have priority rankings (staff will choose and prioritize).

First round of questions will be submitted by a staff member on December 1st.

This is an awesome opportunity to ask questions that you have wanted answered. This privilege also speaks highly of our community and the important ideas we share daily.

A few days after the date of submission, you will be informed of the questions chosen, and then when/if they are answered the news will be shared with our community the following week.

So please, start typing your serious TRANSFORMERS toy questions...


The first round thread of questions on Seibertron is located here, and the links to all the answered questions from all the participating websites can be found here.

Please do us a favor and try not to ask a question that has already been answered. We really want to be able to maximize this opportunity to its fullest.


Let's start thinking and asking more. All questions due by Monday 12:00 AM to be considered.
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Re: HASBRO TF Q / A-- December Edition-- Round 2--Questions Due Monday! (842348)
Posted by ShockGuey on November 29th, 2008 @ 6:31pm CST
1)How many toys from the Beast Wars series will the we expect in the Universe 2008 line?
2)Will more characters from the 1980's cartoon be turned into toys for the Universe 2008 line?
3)Is Hasbro looking into bringing back Die-Cast parts and Chrome for the Transformers toys?
4)What is Hasbro planning to do about the faulty plastic bits hindering articualtion Animated toys?
5)Is the Soundwave toy that has been in circulation truly from the RotF line?
Re: HASBRO TF Q / A-- December Edition-- Round 2--Questions Due Monday! (842350)
Posted by toxinom on November 29th, 2008 @ 6:33pm CST
1). Are there any plans to release a Transformers Animated Leader class Lugnut thus far?

2). Will you make any brand new molds in Univerce for other combiners such as Defencor or Menasor

3). After Energon is released on DVD do you plan to release the entire series of Armada on DVD?







Not aiming at hasbro but does anyone know when the univerce combiners will be released or has that been released yet :-?
Re: HASBRO TF Q / A-- December Edition-- Round 2--Questions Due Monday! (842355)
Posted by NuclearConvoy on November 29th, 2008 @ 6:43pm CST
What are the possibilities that we\ll see the Marvel Crossover moulds with new heads and/or other minor retoolings released as regular Transformers toys?

Asked because a lot of those designs have merits that seemed to be obscured by making them look like Marvel characters, primarily the gaudy colours and mismatched Vehicle Mode looks.
Re: HASBRO TF Q / A-- December Edition-- Round 2--Questions Due Monday! (842364)
Posted by Bat Primus on November 29th, 2008 @ 6:56pm CST
1. Will any of the characters of the Animated Transformers Movie see a plastic representation on Universe/Classics?

2. Will Grimlock and the other Dinobots recieve a Voyager size remake?

3.Will any other G1 minibot recieve the Legends treatment like Warpath and Wheelie for example?

4.Will Sunstorm appear in the Universe/Classics Treatment?

5.Will Blaster's cassette friends appear in any form on Universe/Classics line?

:grin:
Re: HASBRO TF Q / A-- December Edition-- Round 2--Questions Due Monday! (842367)
Posted by Gandalf on November 29th, 2008 @ 7:06pm CST
Why the "Oregon" license plate for Universe Ironhide, rather than something similar to "SWIPE" or "WE R 84" as seen on Sideswipe and Sunstreaker?


I second these questions:

Would it be possible for a new mold to be made for Blaster? The Cybertron Soundwave repaint is quite different from the G1 version.

Is it possible to make more triplechangers in addition to Astrotrain and Octane (Tankor)? The Autobot side currently has no triplechangers yet.
Re: HASBRO TF Q / A-- December Edition-- Round 2--Questions Due Monday! (842372)
Posted by 1337W422102 on November 29th, 2008 @ 7:09pm CST
Gandalf wrote:Why the "Oregon" license plate for Universe Ironhide, rather than something similar to "SWIPE" or "WE R 84" as seen on Sideswipe and Sunstreaker?

Because The G1 Cartoon took place in Oregon and "WE R 84" is neither witty nor funny.
Re: HASBRO TF Q / A-- December Edition-- Round 2--Questions Due Monday! (842380)
Posted by Point on November 29th, 2008 @ 7:42pm CST
1. Will we ever see an end to "allspark blue"?

2. Are you (hopefully) running out of "allspark blue" paint?

3. Can we never see "allspark blue" paint ever ever ever again?
Re: HASBRO TF Q / A-- December Edition-- Round 2--Questions Due Monday! (842390)
Posted by digitalworld40 on November 29th, 2008 @ 8:21pm CST
Is there any plans on making new molds for Soundwave and Shockwave for the Transformers Classics/Universe Line?
Re: HASBRO TF Q / A-- December Edition-- Round 2--Questions Due Monday! (842470)
Posted by First-Aid on November 30th, 2008 @ 12:48am CST
omega666 wrote:
Valandar wrote:
soundwave2010 wrote:Will there be a classics deluxe thundercracker and skywarp release in the US so we don't have to pay $70 each for an import?

Will there be a reissue of classics voyagers megatron and optimus?


Skywarp was ALREADY released over here in Classics, in the 2-pack with Ultra Magnus.


Staracream was ALREADY release in the classics line but they are also releasing a Universe vesrion. So I think a Universe Skywarp and Thundercracker version that we can ALL get would be good.


I have to agree with this as well...if Starscream can get re-released, then why not the other members of the Seekers? I'm inlcluding Thrust and Dirge here too...
Re: HASBRO TF Q / A-- December Edition-- Round 2--Questions Due Monday! (842484)
Posted by samtastic on November 30th, 2008 @ 1:18am CST
1. In the Robot Heroes line, are there plans to produce more G1 combiners such as Devastator, Superion, Bruticus, Defensor or Menasor?

2. Were there (are there) plans to release large scale robot heroes figures (like the Marvel line) for combiners and or base figures like Omega Supreme and Metrolplex?

3. Can you go into detail (using robot heroes as an example) how you decide which G1 toys you rercreate when. Predaking looks cool, but seems less obvious than G1 Devastator or Superion.

4. How extensive are your plans for Transformers Mighty Muggs - how many figures/lines are planned for the future?

5. Any plans to release Mini-Mighty Muggs for Transfromers and/or other lines?

6. Would you consider selling blank Mighty Muggs toys in bulk at a lower rate so we customizers can go crazy painting obscure transformers Mighty Muggs and not go broke? It seems unfair to charge the same amount for both painted and unpainted muggs.

5. Have you, or will you ever consider creating a giant behind-the-scenes coffee table book that details the creation process of Transformers toys, the art, the engineering, the prototypes, past and present, US and Japan? This would be amazing as they still remain the most complex, creative and interesting toys in the history of all remembered time. You can release it with a tiny, never before released prototype packaged with the book!

Thanks!

Sam
Re: HASBRO TF Q / A-- December Edition-- Round 2--Questions Due Monday! (842500)
Posted by Gandalf on November 30th, 2008 @ 1:40am CST
1337W422102 wrote:
Gandalf wrote:Why the "Oregon" license plate for Universe Ironhide, rather than something similar to "SWIPE" or "WE R 84" as seen on Sideswipe and Sunstreaker?

Because The G1 Cartoon took place in Oregon and "WE R 84" is neither witty nor funny.


I was unaware or had forgotten that the G1 animated series was centered in Oregon. Thanks.

I thought "WE R 84" was a clever (read: witty) nod to the origin of the Transformers line (or, it could also represent the year they were revived by Teletraan I). No less witty than "Oregon".
Re: HASBRO TF Q / A-- December Edition-- Round 2--Questions Due Monday! (842525)
Posted by AdventPrime on November 30th, 2008 @ 2:59am CST
1. Will there be a release of a Universe Ratchet from the Universe Ironhide mold?
2. Will any other Legends figures get a new, higher class mold, just like Hound?
3. Since there will be a Ravage accessory for Hound, will there be a new Universe Soundwave mold to store Ravage in?
4. Since there are already Universe Galvatron and Cyclonus figures, will there be a release of a Universe Scourge?
Re: HASBRO TF Q / A-- December Edition-- Round 2--Questions Due Monday! (842566)
Posted by Valandar on November 30th, 2008 @ 5:34am CST
AdventPrime wrote:1. Will there be a release of a Universe Ratchet from the Universe Ironhide mold?


No need to ask, BBTS just revealed Ratchet is in Wave 6.
Re: HASBRO TF Q / A-- December Edition-- Round 2--Questions Due Monday! (842637)
Posted by 1337W422102 on November 30th, 2008 @ 10:30am CST
Gandalf wrote:I thought "WE R 84" was a clever (read: witty) nod to the origin of the Transformers line (or, it could also represent the year they were revived by Teletraan I). No less witty than "Oregon".

Well, that's what they were aiming for, but I think something like "SUNNY" or a plate of "The Sunshine State" would have been better. That being said, I'm digging the 'Help Us' from the Ratchet figure.
Re: HASBRO TF Q / A-- December Edition-- Round 2--Questions Due Monday! (842759)
Posted by NuclearConvoy on November 30th, 2008 @ 2:03pm CST
AdventPrime wrote:3. Since there will be a Ravage accessory for Hound, will there be a new Universe Soundwave mold to store Ravage in?


If I recall correctly, the Universe Ravage is designed to be able to fit in to the G1 Soundwave. And considering how oftgen he's been re-issued, it shouldnt be too tricky to find him.
Re: HASBRO TF Q / A-- December Edition-- Round 2--Questions Due Monday! (842820)
Posted by SentinelA on November 30th, 2008 @ 4:43pm CST
This may have already been addressed

What has been done about the quality control issues?
Re: HASBRO TF Q / A-- December Edition-- Round 2--Questions Due Monday! (843036)
Posted by Tigertrack on December 1st, 2008 @ 8:02am CST
The submitted questions...

1.) Since the Universe toyline spans TF history, is there any chance of seeing a Transtech figure, or another "figure that never was"/"Lost Figure"? A "What Might Have Been" segment of the Timeline could be interesting to say the least.


2.) Any more Universe Ultras in the works? Are there any particular character(s) that you have been thinking would be a great fit for that particular size?

3.) Most characters in the TF universe are male, but there were a few fem-bots in the 1980s cartoon as well. Will we be seeing any of them in the universe toy line?

4.) Can you explain the typical pipeline for a toy from concept to finished product, including time & constraints, how many are produced, planning for repaints, etc.? A book illustrating this subject (with many images ) would be a very sought after collectible in the community.

5.) What is the hook for on Universe Galvatron's shoulder (the piece is gray and unfolds from another purple folding piece) ? And the fold out shoulder 'legs/feet'? Can you show us the conceptualized use of these features?



They should respond by next week. Thanks for your submissions.
Re: HASBRO TF Q / A-- December Edition-- Round 2--Questions Due Monday! (843063)
Posted by NuclearConvoy on December 1st, 2008 @ 9:10am CST
tigertracks 24 wrote:The submitted questions...

1.) Since the Universe toyline spans TF history, is there any chance of seeing a Transtech figure, or another "figure that never was"/"Lost Figure"? A "What Might Have Been" segment of the Timeline could be interesting to say the least.


2.) Any more Universe Ultras in the works? Are there any particular character(s) that you have been thinking would be a great fit for that particular size?

3.) Most characters in the TF universe are male, but there were a few fem-bots in the 1980s cartoon as well. Will we be seeing any of them in the universe toy line?

4.) Can you explain the typical pipeline for a toy from concept to finished product, including time & constraints, how many are produced, planning for repaints, etc.? A book illustrating this subject (with many images ) would be a very sought after collectible in the community.

5.) What is the hook for on Universe Galvatron's shoulder (the piece is gray and unfolds from another purple folding piece) ? And the fold out shoulder 'legs/feet'? Can you show us the conceptualized use of these features?



They should respond by next week. Thanks for your submissions.



All good questions, but none of them submitted by me :(
Re: HASBRO TF Q / A-- December Edition-- Round 2--Questions Due Monday! (843088)
Posted by Tigertrack on December 1st, 2008 @ 9:54am CST
NuclearConvoy wrote:
tigertracks 24 wrote:The submitted questions...

1.) Since the Universe toyline spans TF history, is there any chance of seeing a Transtech figure, or another "figure that never was"/"Lost Figure"? A "What Might Have Been" segment of the Timeline could be interesting to say the least.


2.) Any more Universe Ultras in the works? Are there any particular character(s) that you have been thinking would be a great fit for that particular size?

3.) Most characters in the TF universe are male, but there were a few fem-bots in the 1980s cartoon as well. Will we be seeing any of them in the universe toy line?

4.) Can you explain the typical pipeline for a toy from concept to finished product, including time & constraints, how many are produced, planning for repaints, etc.? A book illustrating this subject (with many images ) would be a very sought after collectible in the community.

5.) What is the hook for on Universe Galvatron's shoulder (the piece is gray and unfolds from another purple folding piece) ? And the fold out shoulder 'legs/feet'? Can you show us the conceptualized use of these features?



They should respond by next week. Thanks for your submissions.



All good questions, but none of them submitted by me :(


Hopefully next time. There were a lot of choices. 2 months we'll do it again.
Re: HASBRO TF Q / A-- December Edition-- Round 2--Questions Due Monday! (843091)
Posted by hippymule on December 1st, 2008 @ 10:01am CST
ok i already sudmited a question but i have one more...can you make a supreme figure like unicron and make it be like metroplex,tryticon or any other citytransformers and if legend sized figure could fitin it maybe? becouse i do not buy legends class but if they do make a cityformer i would definently start buying legends!
Re: HASBRO TF Q / A-- December Edition-- Round 2--Questions Due Monday! (843321)
Posted by 1337W422102 on December 1st, 2008 @ 5:35pm CST
hippymule wrote:ok i already sudmited a question but i have one more...can you make a supreme figure like unicron and make it be like metroplex,tryticon or any other citytransformers and if legend sized figure could fitin it maybe? becouse i do not buy legends class but if they do make a cityformer i would definently start buying legends!

Uh... you're a little late for submitting questions, mate! :P

Those are some pretty good questions. Score, one of mine made the cut! I'm anticipating the answers!
Re: HASBRO TF Q / A-- December Edition-- Round 2--Questions Due Monday! (843537)
Posted by slapdash on December 2nd, 2008 @ 1:01am CST
My question may come abit later, but I will wanna voice out on a serious issue.

What is Hasbro's stand on fans who tried to impersonate various Hasbro important personel such as Aaron Archer? I mean will they take legal action or are there a series of steps they would take?

I feel this is essentially important as there are many pranksters around, waiting to play pranks on us, especially very trusting fans who love the occasional rumours. =/
Re: HASBRO TF Q / A-- December Edition-- Round 2--Questions Due Monday! (843598)
Posted by Tigertrack on December 2nd, 2008 @ 4:18am CST
slapdash wrote:My question may come abit later, but I will wanna voice out on a serious issue.

What is Hasbro's stand on fans who tried to impersonate various Hasbro important personel such as Aaron Archer? I mean will they take legal action or are there a series of steps they would take?

I feel this is essentially important as there are many pranksters around, waiting to play pranks on us, especially very trusting fans who love the occasional rumours. =/


I am not sure this has been a prevalent issue. At what points has this been an issue, if you don't mind me asking?
Re: HASBRO TF Q / A-- December Edition-- Round 2--Questions Due Monday! (843887)
Posted by NuclearConvoy on December 2nd, 2008 @ 3:29pm CST
tigertracks 24 wrote:
slapdash wrote:My question may come abit later, but I will wanna voice out on a serious issue.

What is Hasbro's stand on fans who tried to impersonate various Hasbro important personel such as Aaron Archer? I mean will they take legal action or are there a series of steps they would take?

I feel this is essentially important as there are many pranksters around, waiting to play pranks on us, especially very trusting fans who love the occasional rumours. =/


I am not sure this has been a prevalent issue. At what points has this been an issue, if you don't mind me asking?


Likeiwse, I've never felt this was an issue. Anytime a rumour has come to this site claiming to be from someone big it has been labelled as a rumour, in my experience.
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