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Transformers News: Hasbro UK to cancel Transformers Animated?

Monday, October 6th, 2008 5:42PM CDT

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In what would be a heavy blow for our UK counterparts, it appears that the Transformers: Animated line may come to a close far earlier than anticipated.

Red leader of the TFW Boards has posted:

I recieved a phone call from one of my suppliers this afternoon with regard to the Transformers Animated line, many retailers have wave 4.5 on pre-order from Hasbro, this includes Swoop, Sentinel Prime etc, the bad news is that I recieved a warning that the line may be cancelled before wave 4.5 and not to offer pre-orders for the figures.

As yet there has been no official confirmation, or denial from Hasbro. If and When there is Seibertron.com will let you know.
Credit(s): Dead Metal, Red leader of TFW
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Re: Hasbro UK to cancel Transformers Animated? (804994)
Posted by mattyc1007 on October 6th, 2008 @ 6:05pm CDT
WHAT!!!

What do you guys mean "no body watches it or the channel" I myself watch spongebob and fairly odd parents evry day aswell as squeezing some american chopper in (i love mikey)and Avatar but that is NOT the subjest.

On the matter, i recently said i did get two voyager figs from my local tesco for £9 each, this may mean they are feeling light hearted or they may be clearing. there no deluxe or any stars wars. they be extending the self barrier for Wall-E.

But dear god please dont cut us off! for once ive nearlly like the cybertron defence team, nearly got all the dinobots and yes! my very first dinobots of all. im enjoying the experience of having a grimlock, snarl and HOPEFULLY a Swoop.

I do hope this is a rumour or hasbro dose change its mind
"because what am i going to spend my money on"
might start buying Gobots or roadbots.

and i do want to start seeing soundwave on the shelves or in back at argos + swoop eventally, sentinal prime and blackarcnia which should be here?

but some good dose come out of this, i may be able to restart collecting my micron legends and galaxy force figs.

after all that i havnt place any emotions in, i feel empty.
I KNOW
ill add my best and most used emotion, i love, hes like richard hammond with his peraly whites. :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Please hasbro dont give up on us, for the past 5 years there been no good toy lines, and when you finally get and make something good, you shun us away! :evil:

please seibertron find out!!
Re: Hasbro UK to cancel Transformers Animated? (805029)
Posted by Redimus GTS on October 6th, 2008 @ 6:22pm CDT
For f**ks sake Hasbro UK....

You finally get you arse to gether, to distribute ugly ass toys for a film that wasnt very good, then when they bring something transformery that is good, you decide to well and truly drop the ball again.

Im very close to giving up and just orderign the waves from BBTS, cuase this is rediculous.

You dont want my business, fine, I wont give it to you, there's more than one way to snag a tf.
Re: Hasbro UK to cancel Transformers Animated? (805033)
Posted by Doubledealer93 on October 6th, 2008 @ 6:24pm CDT
could it be to make room for an other TF seires? cus the classics are a big hit. right? they might get their own show. out with the new in with the good and old 8) or i could be wrong and transformers all around the world could stop being made. just throwing it out there 8) :?
Re: Hasbro UK to cancel Transformers Animated? (805037)
Posted by NuclearConvoy on October 6th, 2008 @ 6:25pm CDT
My question would be "Why?"
Re: Hasbro UK to cancel Transformers Animated? (805041)
Posted by Laughing Man on October 6th, 2008 @ 6:26pm CDT
Hardly surprising really, a damn shame, but hardly surprising. After going without a show, then with one but on a premium channel, no advertising of any kind, a lack of shelf space at many of the big retailer, the popularity of the movie and so on and so on this line more than any previously unsuccessful in the UK TF line really didn't have a cat in hells chance. I'm surprised the UK got any Aminated figures at all TBQH!
Re: Hasbro UK to cancel Transformers Animated? (805044)
Posted by Doubledealer93 on October 6th, 2008 @ 6:26pm CDT
could it be to make room for an other TF seires? cus the classics are a big hit. right? they might get their own show. out with the new in with the good and old 8) or i could be wrong and transformers all around the world could stop being made. just throwing it out there 8) :?

pRedimus wrote:For f**ks sake Hasbro UK....

You finally get you arse to gether, to distribute ugly ass toys for a film that wasnt very good, then when they bring something transformery that is good, you decide to well and truly drop the ball again.

Im very close to giving up and just orderign the waves from BBTS, cuase this is rediculous.

You dont want my business, fine, I wont give it to you, there's more than one way to snag a tf.


yeah! i if this is true and i happens inthe states i will just get my tfs of ebay, bbts, action hq and some other site im sure :APPLAUSE:
Re: Hasbro UK to cancel Transformers Animated? (805051)
Posted by Doubledealer93 on October 6th, 2008 @ 6:29pm CDT
sorry for the double posts guys :-( #-o havin some trouble
Re: Hasbro UK to cancel Transformers Animated? (805063)
Posted by Baha08 on October 6th, 2008 @ 6:35pm CDT
I don't think they'd be making another series soon. Unless we have another Anime trilogy.
Re: Hasbro UK to cancel Transformers Animated? (805080)
Posted by Doubledealer93 on October 6th, 2008 @ 6:41pm CDT
Baha08 wrote:I don't think they'd be making another series soon. Unless we have another Anime trilogy.


what trilogy are you talking about? allthough i never watch anime so whatever. any ways they have anime trilogys?! :-?
Re: Hasbro UK to cancel Transformers Animated? (805086)
Posted by Baha08 on October 6th, 2008 @ 6:43pm CDT
what trilogy are you talking about? allthough i never watch anime so whatever. any ways they have anime trilogys?! :-?


The Armada, Energon, and Cybertron trilogy.
Re: Hasbro UK to cancel Transformers Animated? (805093)
Posted by Doubledealer93 on October 6th, 2008 @ 6:47pm CDT
Baha08 wrote:
what trilogy are you talking about? allthough i never watch anime so whatever. any ways they have anime trilogys?! :-?


The Armada, Energon, and Cybertron trilogy.


oooooohhhhh. i thought you ment something like gundam or naruto ro somethin like that? :oops:
Re: Hasbro UK to cancel Transformers Animated? (805103)
Posted by Baha08 on October 6th, 2008 @ 6:51pm CDT
Nope but they way it was put it they might as well made it into Naruto.
Re: Hasbro UK to cancel Transformers Animated? (805171)
Posted by Zeds on October 6th, 2008 @ 7:23pm CDT
WTF! Hasbro UK really likes to screw with you Brits. I would riot or offer more bullets to the gun that Hasbro UK keeps shooting themselves in the foot with. Maybe in time they will get it right and aim for their collective heads!
Re: Hasbro UK to cancel Transformers Animated? (805229)
Posted by Crosscheck on October 6th, 2008 @ 8:03pm CDT
This is what I like to refer to as Overlord Syndrome. Way back when, the UK was blessed with the Overlord Powermaster figure that had previously been only available in Japan, and the United States did not get it.

Now, fifteen years later, the people in the UK have to pay the price for it. Ultimately, I don't know why Hasbro seems so intent on screwing over the fans across the pond, but they seem to have perfected the method for doing so.

Part of the solution, a UK fan needs to mail me a G1 Overlord, and perhaps the Overlord Syndrome will be cured.

...HEY! It was worth a shot!

I honestly wouldn't be worried until the UK is a few waves behind the US in terms of Animated.
Re: Hasbro UK to cancel Transformers Animated? (805309)
Posted by omega666 on October 6th, 2008 @ 9:08pm CDT
:grin:
Re: Hasbro UK to cancel Transformers Animated? (805517)
Posted by leokearon on October 7th, 2008 @ 1:33am CDT
It seems strange that they would be cancelling it since they showed the show in Ireland during the summer and are advertising and are giving us new stock and it is selling well.
Re: Hasbro UK to cancel Transformers Animated? (805534)
Posted by Ravage XK on October 7th, 2008 @ 3:42am CDT
Hmm, our local TRU is alwasys stocked to the gills with figures from Animated, Movie and the odd Cyberton Leader. I havent seen so much TF gear in there ever, including during the height of the movie sales.

I dont know which channel TFA is shown on in the UK but its not one of the main, freely available ones otherwise I would have seen it in the listings.

I have only just in the last week seen a TV advert for TFA and it features the Prime/Megatron + DVD box set which is how old?

Hasbro UK dropped the ball once again. They should all be fired and I will do their job. Honestly, how hard can it be?

1. Ensure a decent supply of figures comes into the UK
2. Make sure that GMTV, ITV or the BBC gets the cartoon, NOT CARTOON NETWORK or whoever and ensure it is aired straight away.
3. Make new or dub the American adverts well in advance of the UK launch.

Oh look. I just did their job for them.
Re: Hasbro UK to cancel Transformers Animated? (805552)
Posted by Hard Hacker on October 7th, 2008 @ 4:57am CDT
I hope they don't.
Re: Hasbro UK to cancel Transformers Animated? (805561)
Posted by Bluevolt on October 7th, 2008 @ 5:56am CDT
This is why Tesco is selling off stock @ half price then.
Re: Hasbro UK to cancel Transformers Animated? (805574)
Posted by Fu Manchu on October 7th, 2008 @ 6:21am CDT
they had a decent stock in Toys R Us at the weekend.
Re: Hasbro UK to cancel Transformers Animated? (805614)
Posted by Kryptoniteking on October 7th, 2008 @ 8:06am CDT
Most know my opinion about the show and the toys. My nearest Walmart seems to have a problem moving them from the selves as well. My friends that have kids don't like the show so they don't like the toys. They're all over the Ben 10 stuff!
Re: Hasbro UK to cancel Transformers Animated? (805705)
Posted by rpetras on October 7th, 2008 @ 10:08am CDT
That's odd. My local stores (several each of TRU, Target & WalMart) seem to rotate through their animated stock pretty well.

The peg warmers in my area are SunStreaker and Prowl.

I've heard at least 2 parent/kid conversations where the parent was looking at Sunstreaker and the kid was like "No, mom, I want Bumblebee. I don't know who that is."
Re: Hasbro UK to cancel Transformers Animated? (805715)
Posted by Dead Metal on October 7th, 2008 @ 10:21am CDT
It's odd really, Transformers Armada does well in the UK, sucks so much in Germany that Energon gets canceled.
Then Cybertron shows up in Germany, well what the rest of Europe left that is.
Movie lines does well in the UK, Germany still has wave1, except TRU.
Now Germany gets TFa on the best children's channel, adverts for the toys on that channel regularly during the week, 2 adverts back to back before and after the top viewed weekend cartoons. And they seem to get shipped out in big cardboard shelves that don't fit into the usual toy store corner. The shelves are almost empty every time I go to a store! And the very same line just seems to die out in the UK :shock:
Seriously, that is fu**ed up!
Re: Hasbro UK to cancel Transformers Animated? (805717)
Posted by Tekka on October 7th, 2008 @ 10:25am CDT
I blame Gordon Brown for being negligent. Parliament needs to address this failing Transformers issue and make Hasbro UK get their act together. :D Then they can worry about minor things like impending financial doom.
Re: Hasbro UK to cancel Transformers Animated? (805720)
Posted by Dead Metal on October 7th, 2008 @ 10:28am CDT
Tekka wrote:I blame Gordon Brown for being negligent. Parliament needs to address this failing Transformers issue and make Hasbro UK get their act together. :D Then they can worry about minor things like impending financial doom.

yea down with the government, ANARCHY ANARCHY!
Re: Hasbro UK to cancel Transformers Animated? (805724)
Posted by Ravage XK on October 7th, 2008 @ 10:34am CDT
Tekka wrote:I blame Gordon Brown for being negligent. Parliament needs to address this failing Transformers issue and make Hasbro UK get their act together. :D Then they can worry about minor things like impending financial doom.



Nah, its all Matt Finchums fault. ;)
Re: Hasbro UK to cancel Transformers Animated? (805740)
Posted by Moonbug on October 7th, 2008 @ 10:50am CDT
Worry no more, [url="http://www.transformertoys.co.uk/content.php?/transformers-news/story/7793/Transformers+Animated+Wave+4.5+NOT+cancelled+by+delayed+within+UK.html"]Hasbro UK have replied[/url] and the line has not been discontinued and they do still plan on releasing Wave 4.5 just later in the year.

So that's it. Its just been delayed.
Re: Hasbro UK to cancel Transformers Animated? (805744)
Posted by Dead Metal on October 7th, 2008 @ 10:52am CDT
Shi* I'm glad, I was starting to worry! :shock:

What a relieve. :)
Re: Hasbro UK to cancel Transformers Animated? (805746)
Posted by Sledge on October 7th, 2008 @ 10:54am CDT
Don't worry, we can still hate Hasbro UK over their not importing exclusives. Oh Fracture, will you ever be mine? :sad:
Re: Hasbro UK to cancel Transformers Animated? (805747)
Posted by Tekka on October 7th, 2008 @ 10:54am CDT
That IS good news... Why the delay though? Still have a backlog to go through?
Re: Hasbro UK to cancel Transformers Animated? (805757)
Posted by Nekoman on October 7th, 2008 @ 11:00am CDT
Perhaps they’re waiting until they sell all of their overstock?
Re: Hasbro UK to cancel Transformers Animated? (805766)
Posted by Tekka on October 7th, 2008 @ 11:04am CDT
That's what I said... :(
Re: Hasbro UK to cancel Transformers Animated? (805772)
Posted by Nekoman on October 7th, 2008 @ 11:07am CDT
Ah, sorry, didn’t register with me…
Re: Hasbro UK to cancel Transformers Animated? (805777)
Posted by Electron on October 7th, 2008 @ 11:09am CDT
You take the Good, you take the bad and there you have the facts of life "oh the facts of life!!!"

i think thats how it goes
Re: Hasbro UK to cancel Transformers Animated? (805782)
Posted by Sledge on October 7th, 2008 @ 11:12am CDT
Hang on, does this mean all those of us who like Animated can now go round rubbing it in the faces of all the people who've been saying "It's a crap line, so I'm glad it's cancelled"?
Re: Hasbro UK to cancel Transformers Animated? (805783)
Posted by omega666 on October 7th, 2008 @ 11:14am CDT
I saw a 4 or 5 year old little boy buying a Transformer toy at Target the other day. He had all the Universe toys laid out next to each other. He was looking at every little detail. The bio, the stats, the level of conversion. This little boy was choosing a figure like if he was buying stock. His parents told he could pick one so he can take his time. So he did. At the end, he chose Tankor/Octane. Pretty big decision.

While he was looking at which figure to get, the mom looked at the Animated figures and was like "What the hell is this?! These don't look good at all. I don't like these. They don't look like THESE Transformers."
Re: Hasbro UK to cancel Transformers Animated? (805786)
Posted by Electron on October 7th, 2008 @ 11:18am CDT
Sledge wrote:Hang on, does this mean all those of us who like Animated can now go round rubbing it in the faces of all the people who've been saying "It's a crap line, so I'm glad it's cancelled"?


hey i didnt say i'm glad it cancelled did i? don't think i did neways

quote me if i am wrong
Re: Hasbro UK to cancel Transformers Animated? (805792)
Posted by Sledge on October 7th, 2008 @ 11:24am CDT
Chill dude. Didn't mean you. Just that I've seen a lot of the rabid Animated haters being... well, dicks about it.
Re: Hasbro UK to cancel Transformers Animated? (805812)
Posted by munkimus prime on October 7th, 2008 @ 11:37am CDT
They'd better not, What am I going to collect until the movie figures come out since we won't get the 25th anniversery figures until 2011 like with 20th anniversery prime. My belief in hasbro uk had almost came back and now they're thinking about doing this, I still need Shockwave and swoop.
Re: Hasbro UK to cancel Transformers Animated? (805813)
Posted by Moonbug on October 7th, 2008 @ 11:37am CDT
I bet Hasbro get a few calls today from customers though.
Re: Hasbro UK to cancel Transformers Animated? (805843)
Posted by Laughing Man on October 7th, 2008 @ 12:09pm CDT
omega666 wrote:I saw a 4 or 5 year old little boy buying a Transformer toy at Target the other day. He had all the Universe toys laid out next to each other. He was looking at every little detail. The bio, the stats, the level of conversion. This little boy was choosing a figure like if he was buying stock. His parents told he could pick one so he can take his time. So he did. At the end, he chose Tankor/Octane. Pretty big decision.

While he was looking at which figure to get, the mom looked at the Animated figures and was like "What the hell is this?! These don't look good at all. I don't like these. They don't look like THESE Transformers."


And..... :roll:
Re: Hasbro UK to cancel Transformers Animated? (805844)
Posted by Sledge on October 7th, 2008 @ 12:12pm CDT
Moonbug wrote:I bet Hasbro get a few calls today from customers though.

That reminds me. Must see if it's too late to stop the Post Office delivering that turd in a box to Hasbro.
Re: Hasbro UK to cancel Transformers Animated? (805845)
Posted by Electron on October 7th, 2008 @ 12:15pm CDT
ur turd or cat? cat smells worse lol
Re: Hasbro UK to cancel Transformers Animated? (805853)
Posted by thedistinctroom on October 7th, 2008 @ 12:22pm CDT
I never liked Animated enough anyway. The toys are cheaply made. I'm never going to purchase another Animated figure again. In fact, my entire Animated collection is going to be up for sale pretty soon.
Re: Hasbro UK to cancel Transformers Animated? (805870)
Posted by Dead Metal on October 7th, 2008 @ 12:48pm CDT
omega666 wrote:I saw a 4 or 5 year old little boy buying a Transformer toy at Target the other day. He had all the Universe toys laid out next to each other. He was looking at every little detail. The bio, the stats, the level of conversion. This little boy was choosing a figure like if he was buying stock. His parents told he could pick one so he can take his time. So he did. At the end, he chose Tankor/Octane. Pretty big decision.

While he was looking at which figure to get, the mom looked at the Animated figures and was like "What the hell is this?! These don't look good at all. I don't like these. They don't look like THESE Transformers."

Lol so the kid goes thrue all that fuss to analyze all the Transformers toys and pics the crapes Universe toy? :lol:
Re: Hasbro UK to cancel Transformers Animated? (805877)
Posted by Electron on October 7th, 2008 @ 12:57pm CDT
Boo Dm, i like that lil story

he may become one of us
Re: Hasbro UK to cancel Transformers Animated? (805881)
Posted by Tekka on October 7th, 2008 @ 12:58pm CDT
Sometimes it's the story behind the toy that matters more than the quality of the toy.
Re: Hasbro UK to cancel Transformers Animated? (805889)
Posted by Dead Metal on October 7th, 2008 @ 1:05pm CDT
I know that. But it still looks shit, especially wen compared to the freaking awesome concept image we saw last year. I mean I like Oktane but that won't take away from the fact that it's a shit looking toy.
Re: Hasbro UK to cancel Transformers Animated? (805891)
Posted by Electron on October 7th, 2008 @ 1:08pm CDT
mate did you see my facts of life song?

heres a lesson for you

Classics/Universe = Awesome

Animated = Big chinned Pez dispensors

DM'S opinion on classics/Universe = Does not compute

oh look you crashed computron thanks DM, come on everyone thank DM
Re: Hasbro UK to cancel Transformers Animated? (805896)
Posted by Dead Metal on October 7th, 2008 @ 1:17pm CDT
I like Universe, I like Animated, but I still think Octane is a shit looking toy just like Animated Supreme Prime.

I crashed Computron? Good I always thought he was a stupid concept anyway, the only thing that makes me not hate him is the fact that Grimlock made him.

Oh Electron, if you ever post a comment about me like that again...... :twisted:

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