Hasbro Transformers Q&A for September - Submit Questions Here!
Tuesday, September 7th, 2010 5:38pm CDTCategories: Site News, Toy News, Company News
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While we do live in the wonderful world of free speech, there are a few of Hasbro's guidelines that need to be followed before submitting your questions!
Hasbro wrote:Unfortunately, there are some things that we cannot comment publicly on due to confidentiality, legal or competitive reasons. Examples of these types of questions are ones that relate to the upcoming TV series or movies that have not had details announced yet, “When will X toy be made/redesigned/released?”, Hypothetical scenarios or “what if questions”, Sales/Cost Data, Product Idea Submissions, Potential Design/Redesign and Future Movie/Entertainment.
With that said, that leaves a lot of room for a whole host of other discussion points. Topics that are open for discussion are things like Deco Decisions, Current Design Choices, Design Process/Development, Character choices and Redeco/Retooling choices. Also, questions pertaining to past and current Lore/Storyline, Line Strategy and Marketing are open for discussion too.
The Transformers team certainly appreciates our fans’ continued passion and dedication to Transformers and we look forward to another great year of Q&A.
We're looking forward to your Questions!
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Posted by Leviathan on September 7th, 2010 @ 5:45pm CDT
Another question is What is it that you plan on doing with transformers as a toyline after the third movie and TF: Prime?
Posted by GEEWUN on September 7th, 2010 @ 5:45pm CDT
Will we be seeing any new (unannounced) War for Cybertron Figures in the near future?
Posted by nemesis primus on September 7th, 2010 @ 6:02pm CDT
1. Considering that at Toyfair 2010 your representative announced that arcee combination instructions will be online, with elita-1's recent release when can we expect to see these instructions?
2. Would you ever consider creating autobot/decepticon drones based on the create-a-character in war for cybertron that will allow two alt modes?
3. Are there any plans to create figures of war for cybertron omega supreme and trypticon?
Posted by Tristar on September 7th, 2010 @ 6:09pm CDT
Are Liege Maximo and The Fallen the same being? If not How did Liege Maximo become corrupt? Why did, if Alpha Trion is one the orignal 13, he Attack Nexus Prime(maximus) In the Transtech Universe? Will any of my questions be answered in fiction in the forseeable future IE in the next year?
Posted by earltheyeti on September 7th, 2010 @ 6:13pm CDT
(I, for one, would really go for a G1 style leader class Optimus Prime or voyager class Starscream.)
Posted by Bumblevivisector on September 7th, 2010 @ 6:26pm CDT
But if it will continue to be an issue, will it make producing characters from the Marvel U.S. books (ex: Scrounge, Wipe-Out) tougher than ones from the Marvel U.K. series (ex: Impactor, Flame, Macabre)? And will Disney's recent buyout of Marvel Comics add further complications? (I know we'll never see a Transformer actually called Darkwing again)
You released a K.B. Toys exclusive figure called Jhiaxus last decade, despite that being a character created for the Marvel Transformers: Generation 2 series. Was that not a rights issue because the toy was just a random repaint and not a stab at an actual likeness of the character, or did Marvel just happen to not bother copyrighting that particular name?
Posted by adamassc on September 7th, 2010 @ 6:27pm CDT
Is hftd Sunspot's coloration a homage or an original design?
Can we expect the Powercore Combiner line's five packs to continue being based on previous combiner teams?
Where do the powercore combiners fit in storywise? Are they movieverse, Generations, or a standalone continuity?
Posted by EdgeAsus on September 7th, 2010 @ 7:21pm CDT
Posted by noodles2go on September 7th, 2010 @ 7:23pm CDT
Is the quality control in the Power Core Combiner figures going to be better? Many people have complained of loose ball joints, too tight or too loose power link joints, as well as drones not properly automorphing as they should. I have experience this on many occasions myself, and have had to return a couple items due to this.
Posted by backpack on September 7th, 2010 @ 7:54pm CDT
2. Generations Human Alliance? Yes/No/Maybe So?
Posted by It Is Him on September 7th, 2010 @ 8:05pm CDT
Posted by Rated X on September 7th, 2010 @ 8:37pm CDT
My question is:
Who decides what the "USA market" or "Japan market" should be and what is the process for doing it ???
Sombody ultimitly has to make decisions. Tell us who and how these decisions are made.
Posted by Gandalf on September 7th, 2010 @ 9:09pm CDT
Posted by Anonymous on September 7th, 2010 @ 9:59pm CDT
Posted by Mkall on September 7th, 2010 @ 10:47pm CDT
Tristar wrote:Are Liege Maximo and The Fallen the same being?
If not How did Liege Maximo become corrupt?
It's the fans oppinion that Megatronus, one of the original 13 fell to the Dark Side
Why did, if Alpha Trion is one the orignal 13, he Attack Nexus Prime(maximus) In the Transtech Universe?
I wouldn't put too much stock in what FunPub is doing. Sounds like Hasbro has a different plan.
Will any of my questions be answered in fiction in the forseeable future IE in the next year?
Sounds like Hasbro has something big planned for the Original 13, but they aren't saying what yet.
Gandalf wrote:At BotCon this year, someone on the Hasbro panel stated that you were unable to get Generations Thunderwing's "drone" to transform. Why couldn't it have been a Minicon/Targetmaster like with Universe Cyclonus? Would you consider making this drone into a Scout class figure in the future, under a different name if needed?
A minicon still would've been out-of scale with a deluxe-sized mold, even if transformed into the altmode. If they made it in the future as a stand-alone fig, I think it would look rather out of place with the rest of the line. I like it well enough as it is personally.
Rated X wrote:Who decides what the "USA market" or "Japan market" should be and what is the process for doing it ???
That's a good question. I second this one.
earltheyeti wrote:I've noticed that the Classics and Generations lines (the nastalgia ones that follow the Generation 1 styling) have stayed confined to the smaller scales (i.e. deluxe and voyager class.) Why is this? Are there plans to produce some figures in the Ultra or Leader class size?
I like this one too, though it seems possible with Grapple in the works, though it will most likely be released under the HTFD line.
Welcome to the site.
Posted by Quaternion on September 8th, 2010 @ 12:12am CDT
How do you plan to improve quality control?
For example, I've returned MP Grimlock twice now for different QC issues and others have QC issues with this $70 figure as well:
If I pay $70, I expect acceptable quality.
Posted by Solrac333 on September 8th, 2010 @ 12:33am CDT
Posted by emeraldbeacon on September 8th, 2010 @ 1:11am CDT
Some recent toys have clear, yet undocumented, interaction capabilities (such as Skystalker/Mindwipe, Seaspray/Breacher, and Lockdown/Ratchet). Are there any other such pairings, either on the market now or coming soon, that the fandom has yet to 'discover'?
Posted by dkreed7 on September 8th, 2010 @ 1:11am CDT
And are the any plans to make more war for cybertron figures?
Posted by Arlekkin on September 8th, 2010 @ 4:02am CDT
Another thing which is really annoying me is this. Some characters which in the original series had a cybertronian/futuristic form are getting earth alt modesin Transformers Universe/Generations. Are we gonna see any Cybertronian form in the Generations lines (apart from the War for Cybertron figures)?
Same thing goes for characters like Blaster whose alt forms are tools/appliances. Are we gonna see any transformers in the generations line with such alt forms rather than vehicles?
In an interview I've read that someone from Hasbro would like to see a new Rhinox and a new soundwave.... Are we gonna see any new figure from the Beast Wars series in the Generations line?
Are we going to get any other repaint or retool of the starscream mold? A nice Sunstorm or a revamped Predator Talon wouldn't look bad in my collection.