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Topic of the Week: Who Wants More Classics style Transformers Toys from Hasbro?
Goktimus Prime - Wednesday, January 16, 2013


Since 2006 Hasbro produced Transformers based on beloved Generation 1 characters using modern toy designs in lines such as Classics, Universe, Generations, Reveal the Shield, Transformers 2010 etc. These toys have proven highly popular with fan collectors, however in recent years Hasbro has significantly declined in manufacturing and selling such toys. Read more and share your comments on this topic going on now in the forums.


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How do you like Third Parties offering toys Hasbro will not make?
5 - Great
4
3 - Okay
2
1 - Terrible
0 - Do Not Care

   Votes: 287  -  Poll Results


last 10 shown - scroll to view more   TFormers Member Comments
JOP
2013-01-22
6:13 am

Sure! In short, plastic is produced in part using oil derivatives; and although there are fluctuations in pricing, the general trend for crude has be a steady increase. As such, Hasbro and other such major plastics users have no choice but to either pass the cost of their material increases ont... read more 
Blitz-Wing
2013-01-21
3:18 pm

One easy way to tell MSRP is to go to HasbroToyShop. If it's not marked as being on sale or on clearance, HTS will have the sale price as MSRP. As an example, is $14.99 on HTS. Since that's Hasbro's direct site, I would safely assume that is MSRP. 
Tripredacus
2013-01-21
3:12 pm

Do you have information about this specifically? All indications I can see is that the markup is being done by the retailers and not the Hasbro's cost which you say. The only way to know for sure is if we knew what the MSRP of the current toys are. 
Goktimus Prime
2013-01-19
8:21 am

In Australia our price points* have remained unchanged, but indeed we are getting less 'bang' for our buck. The one annoying new price point is Commander Class... smaller than Scouts, yet more expensive. Gah. ----------------------------------------------------------- *Which, like all Has... read more 
JOP
2013-01-18
5:36 pm

The problem with Hasbro's recent line-up is not one of quality (which is a measure of how well a thing is made) per se, but rather, value (which is a measure of the worth of a thing). That is to say, Hasbro are wedded to a set of standard price points at a time when their cost of materials have... read more 
Goktimus Prime
2013-01-17
11:42 pm

People's comments about the quality of Hasbro's toys is very relevant too. And it's not something this petition covers -- the petition merely asks Hasbro to resume giving us Classicsverse toys. We all vote with our wallets in terms of telling Hasbro if their toys are any good or not.  
Fatherdeth
2013-01-17
11:22 pm

Powerful words!!!! Well said!! 
Fatherdeth
2013-01-17
11:12 pm

Generations Legends Cosmos or iGear's MW-04 UFO? I already had the Cosmos, but I saw UFO and purchased him. UFO is a product Hasbro should be putting out. Knight Morpher Commander. Do you think Hasbro would ever put out a Hearts of Steel toy line? Hercules. It took a third party company to get u... read more 
Tripredacus
2013-01-17
2:44 pm

I think the worst part was that we all got excited about the new classic style toys we saw being promoted, then only to find out they were Asian exclusives. Same goes for the last few DOTM toys. It seems that Hasbro has been cranking out the ideas and following through with these things that we wan... read more 
Goktimus Prime
2013-01-17
2:08 pm

You're right. I didn't mean it that way, but I can see how others may have interpreted it otherwise. I've now editted the petition and REMOVED all mention of Third Party toys. The wording now ONLY focuses on asking Hasbro to resume making Classicsverse toys. That was always my original... read more 
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