How the Dark of the Moon toyline could of been better (in my opinon)

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How the Dark of the Moon toyline could of been better (in my opinon)

Postby burning_sirius » Sun Sep 23, 2012 1:15 am

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Hey gents. I like to do thought experiments at times. While we do lament Hasbro's decisions, this thread is not to second guess. It is merely to see what we could of had with Dark of the Moon. I will assume each mold got its usage. I will also assume that wave 6 and 7 would of come out. I will also not deal with exclusive. Mainline only.

I would of changed Cyberfire Bumblebee into Cliffjumper. He could keep the same weapon. In my opinion, we needed an updated movie Cliffjumper. Instead of Cyberfire Bees shelfwarming, I think that even if it was a straight repaint without a remolded head Cliffjumper would of sold well. I would like the coloring to be similar to his War for Cybertron deluxe toy. Note, I am fine with the two moldings of BB. The movie was about a teched out flair to the cars. It is logical that Bee would of gotten a figure representing a 'clean' alt mode and one that is teched out.

Armored Topspin could of been Twintwist. I would want a different head for this one, but he could of been a 'toy only Wrecker'. Also, I would of loved Wreck and Rule on his box bio. I do know why they did not do this.

Rescue Ratchet could of been First Aid. Again, a different head is in order (one that is more youthful and less gorilla looking). Remember in the 'Movie Trilogy' line we were getting a G1 repaint of Ratchet anyway. This at least is a different character. Also, the reference would of been more subtle as a different character got Ratchet's original movie color scheme.

Oh, and throw in Skywarp somewhere in the mix.

I am fine with the first versions being near 'paintless' in so much as I understand their desire to make money back on the mold. The latter versions (like Thundercracker) get the premium paint schemes.

Leaving the remaining guys the same (possibly moving Cyberfire Bee to the 'movie trilogy line), I think Hasbro could of made more money with a greater variety of characters with minimum cost.
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Re: How the Dark of the Moon toyline could of been better (in my opinon)

Postby fenrir72 » Sun Sep 23, 2012 1:32 am

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Maybe wait for the next movie?
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"Shelfwarming"
Btw, its been nearly a year now and TR Soundwave and Blaster aren't moving in the shelve of TRU, is that shelfwarming or what?



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Re: How the Dark of the Moon toyline could of been better (in my opinon)

Postby burning_sirius » Sun Sep 23, 2012 1:38 am

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fenrir72 wrote:Maybe wait for the next movie?


Next movie is an all new cast. One can hope I suppose. I was talking about how Dark of the Moon could of sold better.
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Re: How the Dark of the Moon toyline could of been better (in my opinon)

Postby fenrir72 » Sun Sep 23, 2012 3:06 am

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Lessons learned here should be off set for the next toy releases......one can hope.

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And DOTM is so like........ dead already. Prime is now the top banana (for now that is)
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Re: How the Dark of the Moon toyline could of been better (in my opinon)

Postby SKYWARPED_128 » Sun Sep 23, 2012 6:59 am

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For starters, they should yank Bumblebee off of the leader class slot and put Megatron back.

Sure, the larger movie toys tend to suck due to poorly implemented gimmicks (ROTF LC OP, LC Brawl and HFTD LC Starscream being the three few exceptions), but better a sucky Megs than a sucky Bee.
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