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TF Universe May Continue - With Two Fan Favorites

Transformers News: TF Universe May Continue - With Two Fan Favorites

Tuesday, December 16th, 2008 7:49AM CST

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Seibertron member, Dragons, has brought to our attention that in an interview that Hasbro - Transformers Universe designer, Bill Rawley, revealed a few details about the future of the Universe Line in Toyfare #138 (February 2009 issue).

As we know, the Universe line will go on hiatus next year during the movie. The series may return in some form following TFROF but it will be depend on several factors. If the Universe does return, Bill states that two characters - G1 Soundwave and Beast Wars Rhinox would be on the top of that list. Rhinox would be considered as a Voyager.
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Re: TF Universe May Continue - With Two Fan Favorites (851297)
Posted by Tigertrack on December 16th, 2008 @ 8:00am CST
Rhinox done right would be great, Rhinox done like 25th Cheetor, and Dinobot... not so much.

Soundwave... They've pretty much tried and failed with new versions. Titanium...fail, Cybertron- many considered bad, and movie toy, waiting to be judged.

I'm sure they could do some great stuff if they decided it would be alright to make a tape player, or make him something entirely different like a vehicle with his minions. That's the big thing, he needs his army. Make them minicons already and make them attachable to him in alt/robot mode so it makes sense that he would upgrade with them, or carry them that way and it would be nice.
Re: TF Universe May Continue - With Two Fan Favorites (851315)
Posted by typh0id on December 16th, 2008 @ 9:02am CST
I think it's way past time for a classics/universe Jazz...

And I would like to see a new Soundwave that was voyager-size to accomodate the new Ravage that just came out...

I also think they should do a voyager-size Rodimus Prime...
Re: TF Universe May Continue - With Two Fan Favorites (851329)
Posted by Fearing on December 16th, 2008 @ 9:52am CST
Man, I really hope they continue with this line, this is the only reason I got back into buying the toys anymore. They really need to make some kind of mass retail G1 version of Thundercracker, Thrust and Dirge, if they can at least do those, Jazz and Wheeljack I think I'd be satisfied. As long as everyone can get them. None of this convention exclusive crap that is impossible to get. Seriously.
Re: TF Universe May Continue - With Two Fan Favorites (851331)
Posted by JaZzTaStIc on December 16th, 2008 @ 9:56am CST
what.....no jazz, tracks or tailbreaker just yet another soundwave and "yey" rhinox :(

well thats a bit of a let down
Re: TF Universe May Continue - With Two Fan Favorites (851337)
Posted by Bumblebeast on December 16th, 2008 @ 10:19am CST
Hey, i'm 35 and i'm still collecting. "It never ends", to quote Furman. :lol:


Anyways, i'd love to see what can they do with Soundwave. I have my G1 replica here, and a Universe version would be great.
Re: TF Universe May Continue - With Two Fan Favorites (851338)
Posted by Sowndwave76 on December 16th, 2008 @ 10:22am CST
SentinelA wrote:I doubt I'll be collecting when Universe returns. I'll be at least 31 and it's time to draw my collection to an end unless they put out something really, really impressive like a new G1 homage of Optimus Prime.


I kinda feel the same way...
When the ROTF line comes out, I'm going to try and NOT buy any of those toys.
And I'm also trying to be very selective with the Animated figures I get...
Wreckgar and Swindle are the only for sure buys for me at this point (maybe Roadbuster U.M.)

Then IF Universe returns, just like now, I'm only buying the Classics figures that are new molds
(And I've even passed on a couple of those-- Powerglide, & Silverbolt)
The only exception was my purchase of the Roadbuster/Dirge 2-pk.,
but I didn't have either of those molds yet.

It's time to slow the collecting down...
Re: TF Universe May Continue - With Two Fan Favorites (851365)
Posted by Oilspill on December 16th, 2008 @ 11:01am CST
I will be stoked if they do a new Soundwave. Ideally just like G1 but with better articulation, but I'll be happy if he's given a new alt mode too, as long as he looks like himself and has at least one minion.

It would be cool if the upcoming Ravage could store inside him.

Anyway, I realise this is all a bit airy-fairy at this stage, but Soundwave was one character I thought they wouldn't even consider doing since they released the reissue as part of Universe. So being wrong on that makes me a happy chappy :)
Re: TF Universe May Continue - With Two Fan Favorites (851367)
Posted by Autobot Snake Eyes on December 16th, 2008 @ 11:10am CST
Firebird wrote:
GetterDragun wrote:And this is something we all didn't know?


GetterDragun is right, We were already told that the Universe line will go on hiatus to make room for the new movie stuff back when the first wave was announced. Then it will come back after the movie line finishes.

What we didn't know is that we would get a new g1 Soundwave, AND a voyager Rhinox!

I am very psyched for said Rhinox!
Re: TF Universe May Continue - With Two Fan Favorites (851372)
Posted by Oilspill on December 16th, 2008 @ 11:24am CST
Could get a Soundwave & Rhinox. This is just talk at this stage and far from concrete. But it sounds like, assuming Universe does go ahead in 2010, and I think it is likely that it will, a Soundwave and Rhinox could be on the cards.
Re: TF Universe May Continue - With Two Fan Favorites (851373)
Posted by Solrac333 on December 16th, 2008 @ 11:35am CST
Soundwave - YESSS
Re: TF Universe May Continue - With Two Fan Favorites (851377)
Posted by kirbenvost on December 16th, 2008 @ 11:41am CST
Well this is the first I've heard that they're considering Soundwave, which is sweet! I wonder if they're considering using the Music Label mold... I doubt they would put in the electronics though.
Re: TF Universe May Continue - With Two Fan Favorites (851407)
Posted by JaZzTaStIc on December 16th, 2008 @ 12:40pm CST
it'll prob just be a plastic titanium version of him
Re: TF Universe May Continue - With Two Fan Favorites (851420)
Posted by same138 on December 16th, 2008 @ 1:12pm CST
I turned 40 this year and have only been collecting TFs for about 18 months - age makes no difference when you're still a kid at heart!

Personally I'd rather see Universe continue alongside the ROTF lines but we all know business never works the way the fans want.

PS this is my 1st post on Seibertron so a big howdy to y'all from Scotland!

Sam
Re: TF Universe May Continue - With Two Fan Favorites (851430)
Posted by Dead Metal on December 16th, 2008 @ 1:22pm CST
same138 wrote:I turned 40 this year and have only been collecting TFs for about 18 months - age makes no difference when you're still a kid at heart!

Personally I'd rather see Universe continue alongside the ROTF lines but we all know business never works the way the fans want.

PS this is my 1st post on Seibertron so a big howdy to y'all from Scotland!

Sam


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Re: TF Universe May Continue - With Two Fan Favorites (851434)
Posted by grimlock prime123 on December 16th, 2008 @ 1:32pm CST
universe will survive will survive

these are the g1 characters i want done in universe

arcee
kup
jazz
wheeljack
rodimus prime
spriger(as a triple canger plz!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
powermaster prime
some pretenders
Re: TF Universe May Continue - With Two Fan Favorites (851449)
Posted by ShGarland_1383 on December 16th, 2008 @ 1:52pm CST
Firebird wrote:
GetterDragun wrote:And this is something we all didn't know?


GetterDragun is right, We were already told that the Universe line will go on hiatus to make room for the new movie stuff back when the first wave was announced. Then it will come back after the movie line finishes.

I think this is unfair. I mean, I don't remember hearing about a Universe hiatus. Good to know they'll come back after ROTF, but not everyone heard about it.

Oilspill wrote:I will be stoked if they do a new Soundwave. Ideally just like G1 but with better articulation, but I'll be happy if he's given a new alt mode too, as long as he looks like himself and has at least one minion.

It would be cool if the upcoming Ravage could store inside him.

Agreed. The new Ravage looks good, and I plan on getting him when he's out. I'd rather Soundwave be an update of G1 with better articulation than a new alt mode, though...
Re: TF Universe May Continue - With Two Fan Favorites (851451)
Posted by Technically weird on December 16th, 2008 @ 1:53pm CST
I just wish the movie could bring back any sort of masters or pretenders.
Re: TF Universe May Continue - With Two Fan Favorites (851518)
Posted by Dr. Caelus on December 16th, 2008 @ 3:50pm CST
Voyager Rhinox! Sweet!

Now if only they'd done Dinobot as a Voyager!

Those two with the original Primal, Cheetor, and Rattrap toys would have come in roughly in scale with each other.
Re: TF Universe May Continue - With Two Fan Favorites (851546)
Posted by YRQRM0 on December 16th, 2008 @ 4:14pm CST
Alright, I want a G1 soundwave, don't have anything except animated and soon the movie. Hopefully, it will be very true to his G1 form, unlike Galvatron turning into a tank. I was hoping Galvatron would be the canon
Re: TF Universe May Continue - With Two Fan Favorites (851556)
Posted by GetterDragun on December 16th, 2008 @ 4:37pm CST
ShGarland_1383 wrote:
Firebird wrote:
GetterDragun wrote:And this is something we all didn't know?


GetterDragun is right, We were already told that the Universe line will go on hiatus to make room for the new movie stuff back when the first wave was announced. Then it will come back after the movie line finishes.

I think this is unfair. I mean, I don't remember hearing about a Universe hiatus. Good to know they'll come back after ROTF, but not everyone heard about it.


Um, this happened during TF1. We haven't seen any new molds in a long time either, plus Hasbro has stated over and over (even at BotCon) that Universe is going to go on Hiatus during the movie.
Re: TF Universe May Continue - With Two Fan Favorites (851608)
Posted by leader magnus prime on December 16th, 2008 @ 7:05pm CST
bring on universe 2010
Re: TF Universe May Continue - With Two Fan Favorites (851655)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on December 16th, 2008 @ 9:06pm CST
Im sure classics will return. We wanted more after the first set and we got classics 2.0 so im sure we'll see 3. And if we dont they still better make Soundwave. And it better not suck as bad as the last few we've had.
Re: TF Universe May Continue - With Two Fan Favorites (852351)
Posted by Hotbiggsimus on December 18th, 2008 @ 10:54am CST
I get mad every time a new wave of universe figures are revealed and they don't include figures like jazz, soundwave, shockwave, wheeljack, and especially mad when cosmos, beachcomber and brawn get relegated to legends when they deserve at least deluxe status...the announcement of soundwave is cool, but I'm still pissed that we have to wait all that time when he's already so long overdue.

And honestly, I don't think that universe should stop for anything, not the movie line, not animated, nothing, there are just too many possibilities and it's the only line that really caters to hardcore fans.
Re: TF Universe May Continue - With Two Fan Favorites (852378)
Posted by Arlekkin on December 18th, 2008 @ 12:20pm CST
Well I think that putting TF Universe on a hiatus is not such a good idea, but I would put it on the background. Hasbro should continue to release Universe figures during the movie period, even if it had to be as legends class. There are so many figures which could be done in legends class such as Rattrap, Pipes/Huffer, Gears, Seaspray (even though some should be done as deluxe), Frenzy/Rumble & some of the other casettes (if Ravage is the size of a Legend figure and if we ever see Soundwave) and some of the Micromasters as well such as Stakeout or Holi as it is known in TF Victory (seeing that Dezaras and Star Saber have been imported to Robot Heroes).

I don't think that Legends class figures would hinder on the other serieses such as animated or ROTF.
Re: TF Universe May Continue - With Two Fan Favorites (852384)
Posted by Pot Bot on December 18th, 2008 @ 12:28pm CST
to be honest, i couldnt give 2 figs about the movie toys, only reason i have any is because of other people buying them for me, animated are ok but if its a choice between universe and animated then its universe all the way.
Re: TF Universe May Continue - With Two Fan Favorites (853240)
Posted by ShGarland_1383 on December 20th, 2008 @ 2:47am CST
leader magnus prime wrote:bring on universe 2010

Universe 2010 wouldn't be such a bad idea. Characters from that era that haven't yet been done could get updated... I wouldn't mind seeing what they can do with Kup (though the original is a personal favorite of mine).
Re: TF Universe May Continue - With Two Fan Favorites (853249)
Posted by Valandar on December 20th, 2008 @ 4:42am CST
"May be discontinued AFTER the movie line?"

Why does that make me think of what the previous Dread Pirate Roberts told Wesley every night? "Good night, Wesley, I shall likely kill you in the morning."
Re: TF Universe May Continue - With Two Fan Favorites (854041)
Posted by Sowndwave76 on December 21st, 2008 @ 7:10pm CST
I will be beyond shocked if within the next 2-3 years we ever get an announcement that "The Universe Line is over"...
Not only because I don't trust Hasbro with such bold statements,
but also because
as someone has already stated,
there are way too many possibilities for this line.
Who says that eventually Beachcomber, Brawn, Warpath, etc. couldn't get Deluxe Class molds????
Why couldn't they make a D. Class Vortex, Air Raid, Breakdown, Groove, Scrapper, etc., etc., etc.???

Again, I still think the movie will bring in enough money to give Hasbro some flexibility to give the Universe Line a new run.
Who knows, maybe by then they'll have the whole quality-gestalt toy figured out.

What I hope is that Hasbro doesn't throw out as many non-movie character figures, and saves some of those resources for the Universe Line.
Re: TF Universe May Continue - With Two Fan Favorites (854083)
Posted by Dread_Wing on December 21st, 2008 @ 8:53pm CST
If nothing else, a hiatus in the Universe line will give my wallet (and the wallets of other collectors who do not go for movie toys) a bit of a break. :)
Re: TF Universe May Continue - With Two Fan Favorites (854224)
Posted by Pot Bot on December 22nd, 2008 @ 5:40am CST
well i take back my previous statement, picked up 3 movie toys (cybertron repaints) and im sure they are good enough for universe repaints, crankcase for trailbreaker anyone?

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