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Post by Mr. Rictus Fri Aug 24, 2018 11:00 pm

I hope so!

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Post by gregory Sat Aug 25, 2018 5:26 am

HK have canceled the G1 line due to the lack of sales on Optimus. Focus on TF's is solely on the film series characters

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Post by Cthulhu Sat Aug 25, 2018 8:02 am

Le sigh...
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Post by x43x Sat Aug 25, 2018 9:23 am

Bummer. Ultra is a great fig and Megatron looked amazing.
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Post by Joshimus Sun Aug 26, 2018 8:20 am

I know it is SUPER unlikely but I still want a DOTM Soundwave to go with Screamer and Megatron

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Post by 3a_boltman Sun Aug 26, 2018 11:39 am

I can’t fucken believe it! G1 was absolutely incredible! Stoked I pulled trigger on optimus
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Post by Oneluckyboy Tue Aug 28, 2018 12:47 pm

Suck....glad i got Optimus & Magnus. Those are such amazing figs.
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Post by Joshimus Wed Aug 29, 2018 1:14 am

I wonder if poor sales were affected by having exclusive retailers. If memory serves only Prime was Bambaland while Magnus I think Thinkgeek and Nemesis BBTS. Personally I would have loved a Nemesis but dealing with BBTS or Thinkgeek gets SUPER expensive, plus as a 3AA member not being able to actually USE my discount and free shipping means buying from USA based companies is just not worth it. Same with Spider-man. I love my black suit SM set but I wanted the red and blue as well but again, not worth spending the USD with no 3AA discount, 30-40 for shipping and customs fee. It adds up significantly. I 100% know that was my rationale for not buying 2 Primes (Prime and Nemesis)
This may have nothing to do with the poor sales but again, I kinda wonder if it played in to it.

Side note: I LOVE my Prime, especially after I fixed him.

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Post by Wooly Wed Aug 29, 2018 2:26 am

Couldn't afford any Prime and they are stunning figures. Saw them in person last year at US Venture and they're outstanding.
I have funds for Megatron, for my first jump into G1,... would love to see a decision to at least produce him. Give others a chance to jump in and also give those who got a Prime to have a G1 villain in their lineup.

That Megatron proto was absolutely tops. Next level looking figure.
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Post by gregory Wed Aug 29, 2018 6:19 am

Prime was offered at Bamba and Retail, had maximum exposure with early review samples made while the preorders were still open and had great support from Hasbro in regards to advertising on their social media. For whatever reason, it didn't gel with TF fans and we needed to sell several thousand to break even. Which in reality should have been completely doable because the movie line TFs sell in big numbers. Not being able to sell in Japan also hurt us completely (TakaraTomy are very strict with the G1 license).

Ultra Magnus and Nemesis, because they both had specific edition sizes, helped completely get us closer to breaking even. But again, HK are only looking at the bottom line. If the most well known TF in history can't sell enough to break even and the villains historically sell less than the heroes, there's no chance for them to continue the line with that sorta risk of losing a lot of money.

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Post by Cthulhu Wed Aug 29, 2018 11:14 am

I bought prime with the sole hope of supporting the line for megatron... also I'm just one person, but I highly disappointed person now... very sad, but first world problems...
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Post by Wooly Thu Aug 30, 2018 6:01 am

Thanks for the added background Gregory. The business side of the beast always has to be fed, just the way it is and always will be.
For those of you who have a Prime,... what an amazing figure - Congrats on that!
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Post by x43x Thu Aug 30, 2018 7:45 am

Wooly wrote:Thanks for the added background Gregory. The business side of the beast always has to be fed, just the way it is and always will be.
For those of you who have a Prime,... what an amazing figure - Congrats on that!

You can get Ultra Magnus for a steal on ThinkGeek. Put that Megatron money to good use.
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Post by Joshimus Sat Sep 01, 2018 6:43 am

Well, still glad I participated in buying Prime, even after the damage issue. Sad to see the line fail Sad

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Post by Wooly Wed Sep 05, 2018 3:35 am

BIG thanks on that call out for the deal on ThinkGeek,... holy moly!
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Post by 3a_boltman Mon Sep 24, 2018 8:00 pm

So here is a ironic shift for the G1 line. Knowing that 3A is going to stick to the theatrical versions of the transformers, the new Bumblebee Movie previous a G1 transformer in it! Ha Ha. So maybe the G1 line may not be dead if the transformers movies completely move the the G1 line? How ironic. New hope.
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Post by Cthulhu Mon Sep 24, 2018 10:51 pm

As long as that megatron get to production at some point, they can call the line whatever they want. Please make it Ash!
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Post by Mr. Rictus Mon Sep 24, 2018 11:07 pm

I bet Ash's G1 line was cancelled partially so Hasbro could sell their own G1 Transformers again, since they're featured in the Bublebee movie.

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Post by x43x Tue Sep 25, 2018 3:08 am

Wasn't sure about the Bumblebee flick, but legit Shockwave, Soundwave, and Ravage? Sold.
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Post by Cthulhu Sun Oct 04, 2020 12:32 am

Dead thread but I still want that G1 Megatron... Hell, if the prototype ever was for sale, I'd want it...
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Post by gregory Sun Oct 04, 2020 4:24 am

Unfortunately the Megatron prototype had a mishap in a shipping incident and was almost completely destroyed

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Post by Cthulhu Sun Oct 04, 2020 4:48 am

Dang, destined to be doomed
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