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Re: Wizards of the Coast to Produce Transformers Card Game

Postby Chibi Starscream » Mon Jan 22, 2018 12:45 pm

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dragons wrote:As excited I am for transformers I don’t play trading card games any more I don’t see this lasting as long as Pokémon and yugioh


You never know...I never thought Pokemon and Yu-Gi-Oh! would stay relevant either, but here we are in 2018 and the cards are still being produced, enjoyed by many fans and continue to catch on to new generations of players. I myself have collected and played both of these games. I still have several tins snd decks of Yu-Gi-Oh! A Transformers TCG sounds fun and I'd love to see it. I think it has a lot of potential, especially if they can release different expansions and such that can appeal to fans of G1- through the current gen, with a variety of artwork and cool and interesting power up cards, etc.
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Re: Wizards of the Coast to Produce Transformers Card Game

Postby Epsilon Delta » Mon Jan 22, 2018 1:27 pm

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I think the Final Fantasy TCG would be a good model. They have cards broken up by series, job, element, and character. Transformers has a lot of the same pieces. It also makes me wonder how the localization will be (whether here or over seas). Will they use the Japanese continuity or American continuity (this matters for such things as Optimus being different from Convoy or Unicron Trilogy)? Or are the characters going to be amalagrams and pretty much in their own continuity? So many questions.

Also, even if it doesn't do as well as a TCG, it can become a "collector TCG" with it's established base. That's one of the reasons Pokemon lasted so long. We collected the cards way more than playing the actual game. It could even have an energy element (Energon). As a franchise, Transformers is really comparable. Give me good art, shiny cards, and a simple fun game, and I'll be happy.
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Re: Wizards of the Coast to Produce Transformers Card Game

Postby WreckerJack » Mon Jan 22, 2018 3:06 pm

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Epsilon Delta wrote:I hope they package alt-art cards in the main toyline. They can go back to cutting out the "collector's card with stats" on the box and add a TCG card in there. Maybe even add TCG cards in the comics.

That would be the route to take to help cross sell. Though for all of this to work, they need the card game to be decent.

I'd agree. Get people hooked and make em buy more toys/books. The nostalgia of buying Shonen Jump to get promo cards is real. I miss yugioh before it went berzerk.
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Re: Wizards of the Coast to Produce Transformers Card Game

Postby Epsilon Delta » Mon Jan 22, 2018 4:40 pm

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WreckerJack wrote:
ZeroWolf wrote:
Epsilon Delta wrote:I hope they package alt-art cards in the main toyline. They can go back to cutting out the "collector's card with stats" on the box and add a TCG card in there. Maybe even add TCG cards in the comics.

That would be the route to take to help cross sell. Though for all of this to work, they need the card game to be decent.

I'd agree. Get people hooked and make em buy more toys/books. The nostalgia of buying Shonen Jump to get promo cards is real. I miss yugioh before it went berzerk.


I was always on the collector's side of Yugioh. One thing Yugioh does well is promo cards in everything. Movie? Promos. Video game? Promos. Magazines? Promos. With Transformers you have a lot of opportunities with toys, movies, videogames, comics, DVDs, and then of course the actual card packs. Promoting the game and awareness of it should be really easy if they went that route. But why do I feel that they will keep it separate?
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Re: Wizards of the Coast to Produce Transformers Card Game

Postby Chibi Starscream » Mon Jan 22, 2018 4:44 pm

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Epsilon Delta wrote:
WreckerJack wrote:
ZeroWolf wrote:
Epsilon Delta wrote:I hope they package alt-art cards in the main toyline. They can go back to cutting out the "collector's card with stats" on the box and add a TCG card in there. Maybe even add TCG cards in the comics.

That would be the route to take to help cross sell. Though for all of this to work, they need the card game to be decent.

I'd agree. Get people hooked and make em buy more toys/books. The nostalgia of buying Shonen Jump to get promo cards is real. I miss yugioh before it went berzerk.


I was always on the collector's side of Yugioh. One thing Yugioh does well is promo cards in everything. Movie? Promos. Video game? Promos. Magazines? Promos. With Transformers you have a lot of opportunities with toys, movies, videogames, comics, DVDs, and then of course the actual card packs. Promoting the game and awareness of it should be really easy if they went that route. But why do I feel that they will keep it separate?


One reason might be because Wizards doesn't tend to promote their merchandise like that. Konami owns Yu-Gi-Oh!
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Re: Wizards of the Coast to Produce Transformers Card Game

Postby ZeroWolf » Tue Jan 23, 2018 4:45 am

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They've done it a little in the past with the miniseries that came out in comic form (which if memory serves, were published by IDW) I can't remember if the old game from the playstation one era came with promos or not...
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Re: Wizards of the Coast to Produce Transformers Card Game

Postby WreckerJack » Tue Jan 23, 2018 5:03 pm

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Kyleor wrote:Fingers crossed this new game doesn't suffer any of the same card manufacturing quality/quality control issues and community issues currently affecting Magic the Gathering.

Hopefully the card game will be cool/fun, but I'd 100% rather see a Heroclix/Mechwarrior: Dark Age type collectable figure based game come out though.

It did have one before didn't it? Around the time of Energon/Cybertron I believe. I don't know how a miniature game would work as far as alt modes would go, as being a core component of the franchise, it would need to be incorporated better


Searching up "Transformers Card Game" brings up a lot of different things. I have noticed some battle card games (they are not collectable and look more like UNO style card games), what looks to be a TCG game linked with the 4th movie (Which apparently flopped because I did not know the cards existed.)

Lastly I found this Japanese Transformers game and it looks a heck of a lot like Yugioh. https://www.amazon.com/Transformers-Scr ... B004LVOW9O

Now that Kyleor mentions it, that does seem worrysome. I have taken a break from Magic because the print quality is utter crap right now. I went to a pre-release for Amonkhet a few months back and within the hour the cards were curling. Some of the players that were under a skylight had to keep moving their cards into the shade because the sun would curl them in under 30 minutes. Some of the cards were all ready curled in the packs, and the ones that were fine curl without sleeves within the day if they aren't sleeved. I don't want to purchase any cards that will "self destruct".
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Re: Wizards of the Coast to Produce Transformers Card Game

Postby ZeroWolf » Tue Jan 23, 2018 5:39 pm

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I haven't played magic for a good couple of years now so it's a bit disappointing to hear that the quality has gone down hill.
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Re: Wizards of the Coast to Produce Transformers Card Game

Postby WreckerJack » Tue Jan 23, 2018 6:01 pm

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ZeroWolf wrote:I haven't played magic for a good couple of years now so it's a bit disappointing to hear that the quality has gone down hill.



This video explains the print quality issues I am concerned about better than I can. I don't wanna sound like I am complaining or get everyone worried. I think its best for people to see with their own eyes what the issues are rather than let them imagine the absolute worst. Some of the cards wind up being fine and other batches end up being flimsy and curled.
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Re: Wizards of the Coast to Produce Transformers Card Game

Postby Sustain » Thu Feb 01, 2018 11:53 am

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I'm up for this. Been a long time since I've played a good TCG.
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