Hasbro Cancels Golfire Grimock & Hydrodive Bumblebee

Hasbro Cancels Golfire Grimock & Hydrodive Bumblebee

Tuesday, February 24th, 2009 9:49am CST

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BigBadToyStore.com has sent out emails to its customers letting them know that Hasbro has cancelled the Wave 7 Voyagers that were to include Goldfire Grimlock & HydroDive Bumblebee. The items have been removed from the BigBadToyStore website and everyone who pre-ordered these should have received an email similar to this one below:



BBTS - Transformers Animated Voyager Golfire Grimlock CancelledTuesday, February 24, 2009. Hasbro has just informed us that this item has been cancelled, and as a result they will not be able to fill our orders. We apologize for the inconvenience. We have cancelled all preorders and removed the item from our site.

Thanks
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com

golfire2
hydrodive

Credit(s): BBTS, nemesis-prime


This article was last modified on Tuesday, February 24th, 2009 6:32pm CST

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Re: Hasbro Cancels Golfire Grimock & Hydrodive Bumblebee (889312)
Posted by Overloaded on February 24th, 2009 @ 9:52am CST
Man was getting hydro BB for my nephew . Cancelled over the movie I would say
Re: Hasbro Cancels Golfire Grimock & Hydrodive Bumblebee (889313)
Posted by Editor on February 24th, 2009 @ 9:53am CST
Ballpark speculation, but seeing the wave was a repaint of Grimlock in a non-traditional color, when some Grimmies are still at retail coupled with a Deluxe figure with a huge add-on piece, that initial returns on mass-market preorders didn't justify taking the wave to production.
Re: Hasbro Cancels Golfire Grimock & Hydrodive Bumblebee (889314)
Posted by nemesis-prime on February 24th, 2009 @ 9:53am CST
Kique wrote:That sux. Wonder what happened ...

maybe with season 3 being the last it wasnt worth it to continue...Hasbro is prolly just focusing on the movie toys...i wouldnt be suprised if we see the univese line toys that are suspose to come out being cancelled too

ME GRIMLOCK NO LIKE GOLD PAINT...LOL... :lol:
Re: Hasbro Cancels Golfire Grimock & Hydrodive Bumblebee (889319)
Posted by Omega Sentinel on February 24th, 2009 @ 10:10am CST
I'm not too disappointed over the cancellation of 2 pointless repaints. Guess the lack of sales for Atomic Lugnut killed this wave.
Re: Hasbro Cancels Golfire Grimock & Hydrodive Bumblebee (889322)
Posted by Nekoman on February 24th, 2009 @ 10:15am CST
Omega Sentinel wrote:I'm not too disappointed over the cancellation of 2 pointless repaints. Guess the lack of sales for Atomic Lugnut killed this wave.


Actually, I believe Bumblebee was entirely new.
Re: Hasbro Cancels Golfire Grimock & Hydrodive Bumblebee (889324)
Posted by DavidT on February 24th, 2009 @ 10:19am CST
Nekoman wrote:
Omega Sentinel wrote:I'm not too disappointed over the cancellation of 2 pointless repaints. Guess the lack of sales for Atomic Lugnut killed this wave.


Actually, I believe Bumblebee was entirely new.


Here's the link to the Hydrodive Bumblebee at BBTS. You can see the images and figure out whats different if anything...

http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... cture=aux2

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Re: Hasbro Cancels Golfire Grimock & Hydrodive Bumblebee (889325)
Posted by kirbenvost on February 24th, 2009 @ 10:22am CST
Huh, I guess they realized the continual repaints won't sell. Too bad we'll probably be missing out on other stuff too.
Re: Hasbro Cancels Golfire Grimock & Hydrodive Bumblebee (889326)
Posted by GuyIncognito on February 24th, 2009 @ 10:23am CST
Omega Sentinel wrote:I'm not too disappointed over the cancellation of 2 pointless repaints. Guess the lack of sales for Atomic Lugnut killed this wave.


Hydrodive BB wasn't a repaint. And I was really looking forward to it since I didn't buy the original or the Elite Guard.

As for Atomic Lugnut, the stores in my area are just starting to get him, so I don't know how you can already be drawing conclusions about the sales numbers. Plus, Atomic Lugnut is ten times cooler and more badass than the purple and teal one.
Re: Hasbro Cancels Golfire Grimock & Hydrodive Bumblebee (889331)
Posted by Dead Metal on February 24th, 2009 @ 10:32am CST
FU** I was looking forward to that Bumblebee!
Re: Hasbro Cancels Golfire Grimock & Hydrodive Bumblebee (889333)
Posted by dragons on February 24th, 2009 @ 10:34am CST
hasbro canelled repaints everyone knows how much hasbros loves doing there repaints looked good or not but i dont like the sound of this i wasnt geting them anyway but i dont like where this is going first it could its 2 animated repaints what next.?

maybe im just being paranoid......... :?:

grimlock i wasnt to fond of bumblebee i amy get i saw more pictures of him
Re: Hasbro Cancels Golfire Grimock & Hydrodive Bumblebee (889336)
Posted by typh0id on February 24th, 2009 @ 10:36am CST
kirbenvost wrote:Huh, I guess they realized the continual repaints won't sell.


I very seriosly doubt that...Coming to that conclusion would cut their output in half...I don't see that happening...This is probably an isolated event...

nemesis-prime wrote:i wouldnt be suprised if we see the univese line toys that are suspose to come out being cancelled too



Don't you even JOKE about that :-x

:-P
Re: Hasbro Cancels Golfire Grimock & Hydrodive Bumblebee (889338)
Posted by Prowl1529 on February 24th, 2009 @ 10:42am CST
It seems that Hasbro is going to sacrifice all Transformers line because of the movie.
I wasn't going to buy those but for the moment i believe that we are going to see a "shower" of Movie Transformers including numerous repaints and we are not going to see any new Universe or Animated Transformers for the current year. It's a shame.
Re: Hasbro Cancels Golfire Grimock & Hydrodive Bumblebee (889340)
Posted by Editor on February 24th, 2009 @ 10:42am CST
I don't think that it's an issue of Hasbro stopping repaints, just that they shouldn't be in such a rush to get them out. Look at Lockdown, The new Blazing one is out there now, and some stores still have the first one on pegs.

If store bookers are just looking at the wave and seeing a repaint and a figure that looks similar to Bumblebee which has been out there. (I doubt many of them would know the difference of the new mold) Knowing that they may still have units of BB and Grimmie in their inventories, they are not going to drop cash of what they perceive as shelfwarmers.
Re: Hasbro Cancels Golfire Grimock & Hydrodive Bumblebee (889342)
Posted by It Is Him on February 24th, 2009 @ 10:46am CST
typh0id wrote:
nemesis-prime wrote:i wouldnt be suprised if we see the univese line toys that are suspose to come out being cancelled too


Don't you even JOKE about that :-x

:-P


I doubt that. The rest of the Universe line is already in production as some Web sites and ebay sellers have them for sale.

It wouldn't surprise me if the animated line as a whole is doing poorly compared to the Movie line, and heck, maybe even the classics line. The stylized toys are far too divisive among fans.
Re: Hasbro Cancels Golfire Grimock & Hydrodive Bumblebee (889345)
Posted by GuyIncognito on February 24th, 2009 @ 10:47am CST
Image

NOT a repaint.
Re: Hasbro Cancels Golfire Grimock & Hydrodive Bumblebee (889346)
Posted by TheMuffin on February 24th, 2009 @ 10:51am CST
It's a repaint with a piece of crap submarine attachment.
Re: Hasbro Cancels Golfire Grimock & Hydrodive Bumblebee (889347)
Posted by typh0id on February 24th, 2009 @ 10:55am CST
It Is Him wrote:
It wouldn't surprise me if the animated line as a whole is doing poorly compared to the Movie line, and heck, maybe even the classics line. The stylized toys are far too divisive among fans.



The animated line isn't dooing poorly...And the movie line isn't even out yet...

I think people are overreacting, honestly...There's probably some kind of reason for the cancellation other than their just going to cancel everything that isn't movie-based...
Re: Hasbro Cancels Golfire Grimock & Hydrodive Bumblebee (889348)
Posted by nemesis-prime on February 24th, 2009 @ 10:57am CST
TheMuffin wrote:It's a repaint with a piece of crap submarine attachment.

This was a poor way to fuze gi joe and transformers
Re: Hasbro Cancels Golfire Grimock & Hydrodive Bumblebee (889349)
Posted by Archatron on February 24th, 2009 @ 10:58am CST
GuyIncognito wrote:Image

NOT a repaint.


Right. For everyone screaming repaint, check the pictures out. It was a new mold, that I wanted so bad so he'd be in scale :cry:
Re: Hasbro Cancels Golfire Grimock & Hydrodive Bumblebee (889351)
Posted by DavidT on February 24th, 2009 @ 11:04am CST
Archatron wrote:
GuyIncognito wrote:Image

NOT a repaint.


Right. For everyone screaming repaint, check the pictures out. It was a new mold, that I wanted so bad so he'd be in scale :cry:



Check out this link.....

http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail


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