Toy Fair 2012 Update - No Que, Soundwave or Target Leadfoot Releases Planned

Transformers News: Toy Fair 2012 Update - No Que, Soundwave or Target Leadfoot Releases Planned

Sunday, February 12th, 2012 1:11pm CST

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Seibertron.com site owner Ryan and news admin El Duque spoke briefly with the Hasbro Transformers brand team this morning at Toy Fair in New York regarding a few loose ends from yesterday. From their discussion, they bring news that there are currently no plans to release DOTM Que, Soundwave (both deluxe and Human Alliance) and Target-release Leadfoot at this time. The main reasons for this is what befalls many toy lines as they come to a close - retailers show more interest in the next line than they do in continuing the existing line. It is possible that the figures could see a release at some point, but at this point there are currently no plans.

In addition, there is apparently some interest within Hasbro to bring Takara Tomy's Arms Microns to the US, but there are no solid plans at this point.

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Re: Toy Fair 2012 Update - No Que, Soundwave or Target Leadfoot Releases Planned (1346290)
Posted by CC-Kallen on February 12th, 2012 @ 1:14pm CST
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO. :BOOM:
Re: Toy Fair 2012 Update - No Que, Soundwave or Target Leadfoot Releases Planned (1346295)
Posted by HelixPrime on February 12th, 2012 @ 1:18pm CST
As soon as Hasbro fixes something they ruin something else. May they get stuck in the worst alt mode in the Transformer Universe! :-x
Re: Toy Fair 2012 Update - No Que, Soundwave or Target Leadfoot Releases Planned (1346297)
Posted by Lord Onixprime on February 12th, 2012 @ 1:21pm CST
Hasbro, you have a Generations line that was made specifically for releasing many different era's of transformers under on title. Why you haven't repackaged these (and what was supposed to be left of Animated for that matter) into this line is beyond me. What's the point in having it if you don't use it to it's full potential?
Re: Toy Fair 2012 Update - No Que, Soundwave or Target Leadfoot Releases Planned (1346298)
Posted by dedcat on February 12th, 2012 @ 1:21pm CST
I'm sure Soundwave will see a release in that Trilogy line (likely repainted). The other two, not so much. Same to be said of Vortex and Skywarp, I imagine.

At any rate, this should make the scalpers happy.
Re: Toy Fair 2012 Update - No Que, Soundwave or Target Leadfoot Releases Planned (1346299)
Posted by Skywarp64 on February 12th, 2012 @ 1:21pm CST
Come again?
Re: Toy Fair 2012 Update - No Que, Soundwave or Target Leadfoot Releases Planned (1346300)
Posted by Starparu on February 12th, 2012 @ 1:22pm CST
I must say, that is extremely disappointing. I had been waiting for those three to come out for the past few months, and I really hoped to round off my movieverse collection (As best I could) with them. Very unfortunate, but expected. Guess I'll start collecting TF Prime figures now.

-Starparu
Re: Toy Fair 2012 Update - No Que, Soundwave or Target Leadfoot Releases Planned (1346301)
Posted by Autobot032 on February 12th, 2012 @ 1:23pm CST
*sighs*

I truly don't get it. We know they produced Leadfoots destined for Target plus TakaraTomy received their's, plus we saw a packaged Soundwave in both Deluxe and Human Alliance packaging. Why waste all that money??

Obviously the figures were produced. I wonder if Japan will make a Dino available? They seemingly don't have to worry about Hot Wheels and Ferrari, over there.
Re: Toy Fair 2012 Update - No Que, Soundwave or Target Leadfoot Releases Planned (1346302)
Posted by Evil_the_Nub on February 12th, 2012 @ 1:25pm CST


What the hell are they doing over there? I'm starting to think Hasbro has no idea what they're doing.
Re: Toy Fair 2012 Update - No Que, Soundwave or Target Leadfoot Releases Planned (1346303)
Posted by PrymeStriker on February 12th, 2012 @ 1:27pm CST
Time to shell out money on eBay v_v
Re: Toy Fair 2012 Update - No Que, Soundwave or Target Leadfoot Releases Planned (1346304)
Posted by Flashwave on February 12th, 2012 @ 1:30pm CST
Autobot032 wrote:*sighs*

I truly don't get it. We know they produced Leadfoots destined for Target plus TakaraTomy received their's, plus we saw a packaged Soundwave in both Deluxe and Human Alliance packaging. Why waste all that money??

Obviously the figures were produced. I wonder if Japan will make a Dino available? They seemingly don't have to worry about Hot Wheels and Ferrari, over there.
Evil_the_Nub wrote:

What the hell are they doing over there? I'm starting to think Hasbro has no idea what they're doing.


Guys, go back and read the news article again. Hasbro may have made 'em, the stores aren't buyin 'em. A repackage would work, but it isn't Hasbro's fault. They made the supply, and the middle-market demand (the stores, not us) aren't interested. Sucks but is true.

And it's a shame, I really wanted an HA Soundwave

Mkall wrote:Seibertron.com site owner Ryan and news admin El Duque spoke briefly with the Hasbro Transformers brand team this morning at Toy Fair in New York regarding a few loose ends from yesterday. From their discussion, they bring news that there are currently no plans to release DOTM Que, Soundwave (both deluxe and Human Alliance) and Target-release Leadfoot at this time. The main reasons for this is what befalls many toy lines as they come to a close - retailers show more interest in the next line than they do in continuing the existing line. It is possible that the figures could see a release at some point, but at this point there are currently no plans.

In addition, there is apparently some interest within Hasbro to bring Takara Tomy's Arms Microns to the US, but there are no solid plans at this point.

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Re: Toy Fair 2012 Update - No Que, Soundwave or Target Leadfoot Releases Planned (1346306)
Posted by Dead Metal on February 12th, 2012 @ 1:31pm CST
Well, they did say that it was due to the retailers not wanting them anymore and ordering the new toy lines instead.
dedcat wrote:I'm sure Soundwave will see a release in that Trilogy line (likely repainted).

Cancelled.

Kinda sucks for those who wanted them.
But hey, maybe they'll put them into the Generations line at one point, they gotta get those 40 + figures from somewhere.
Re: Toy Fair 2012 Update - No Que, Soundwave or Target Leadfoot Releases Planned (1346307)
Posted by omega666 on February 12th, 2012 @ 1:32pm CST
Hasbro, the next time you want to put out 100 Bumblebee repaints, remolds, etc... think of these. The figures we ACTUALLY wanted. Oh and cancelling FE didn't help either.
Re: Toy Fair 2012 Update - No Que, Soundwave or Target Leadfoot Releases Planned (1346308)
Posted by WolfDawg on February 12th, 2012 @ 1:33pm CST
Well this is a little confusing. Since there's apparently little interest from retailers regarding the Movie-verse figures, does this mean Hasbro is canceling the Movie Trilogy line? I don't remember reading that they were canceling that line, especially since they recently showed pics of the Optimus w/ trailer.

If Hasbro IS moving forward with the Trilogy line, then it confuses me even more since the Trilogy line was planning to use both the Que and Soundwave molds.
Re: Toy Fair 2012 Update - No Que, Soundwave or Target Leadfoot Releases Planned (1346310)
Posted by Evil_the_Nub on February 12th, 2012 @ 1:34pm CST
It absolutely is their fault for not releasing them sooner and not planning things out. They should know by now how stores operate and that releasing so many lines at the same time is a bad idea.
Re: Toy Fair 2012 Update - No Que, Soundwave or Target Leadfoot Releases Planned (1346311)
Posted by Flashwave on February 12th, 2012 @ 1:37pm CST
Evil_the_Nub wrote:I absolutely is their fault for not releasing them sooner and not planning things out. They should know by now how stores operate and that releasing so many lines at the same time is a bad idea.


THen whatever figures were the last to be released now would have gotten shoved off the end. And I'm still waiting for Wave 2 to come out. Seen exactly 1 Inferno, two Dark Steel, and I had finally gotten Warpath then so I had to pass the other two up. Stupid move also...
Re: Toy Fair 2012 Update - No Que, Soundwave or Target Leadfoot Releases Planned (1346313)
Posted by Swiftknife24 on February 12th, 2012 @ 1:38pm CST
They don't think it's worthy to push new film characters yet they're doing the Optimus with trailer...? Hopefully they can be incorporated into the Movie Trilogy line. I mean they *should* do...Why else create a whole new (sub)line and brand it a 'SERIES' for the 'TRILOGY' (implying more than one) for there only to be one figure?

And as such, I hope we'll get the Leadfoot/Topspin twin pack and Dino (Deluxe AND Human Alliance) we were promised. As for HA Soundwave, he had a VERY good silver paint job for the display last year...This may be a chance to get it back (not to say they will...Just that it's an opportunity).
Re: Toy Fair 2012 Update - No Que, Soundwave or Target Leadfoot Releases Planned (1346314)
Posted by dedcat on February 12th, 2012 @ 1:40pm CST
Dead Metal wrote:Well, they did say that it was due to the retailers not wanting them anymore and ordering the new toy lines instead.
dedcat wrote:I'm sure Soundwave will see a release in that Trilogy line (likely repainted).

Cancelled.

Kinda sucks for those who wanted them.
But hey, maybe they'll put them into the Generations line at one point, they gotta get those 40 + figures from somewhere.


The Trilogy line was canceled too? Well, I can live with that. I do hope DoTM Soundwave does see some kind of domestic release - the fans deserve it. >inset snarky 'I hate Bay' line here<

You probably hit the nail on the head though and Generations will fulfill that need. I like the speculation that it will cover the whole TF history (I still want an Animated Brawn!)
Re: Toy Fair 2012 Update - No Que, Soundwave or Target Leadfoot Releases Planned (1346318)
Posted by blk-ot4500x on February 12th, 2012 @ 1:46pm CST
F#@K YOU Hasblow .
Re: Toy Fair 2012 Update - No Que, Soundwave or Target Leadfoot Releases Planned (1346320)
Posted by Doubledealer93 on February 12th, 2012 @ 1:50pm CST
first they F*ck up the first edition line, then this! WHAT THE HELL!??!?
Re: Toy Fair 2012 Update - No Que, Soundwave or Target Leadfoot Releases Planned (1346321)
Posted by Autobot032 on February 12th, 2012 @ 1:50pm CST
Evil_the_Nub wrote:I absolutely is their fault for not releasing them sooner and not planning things out. They should know by now how stores operate and that releasing so many lines at the same time is a bad idea.


I agree. What about the MONTHS of a dry spell with no new figures and no news? How about that period? That would've been perfect.

As for importing them, here are the links you'll need, folks:

Leadfoot: http://www.ebay.com/itm/TAKARA-TOMY-Tra ... 256c265c03

Que: http://www.ebay.com/itm/TRANSFORMERS-MO ... 27c3670a5b (Junkshop usually gets him back in stock.)

Soundwave: http://www.ebay.com/itm/TRANS-FORMERS-D ... 2319c14e1c (free shipping)

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Takara-Tomy-Tra ... 4cfe5fc4e3 (Free shipping)

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Transformers-DO ... 416281c816 (Kapow Toys, reputable seller)

Human Alliance Soundwave: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Transformers-DO ... 416221f8c6 (Also, Kapow Toys)

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