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Hasbro Answers Your Burning Questions Part 9!
bwbm - Thursday, June 10, 2010


We have received the responses back from Hasbro on your latest round of burning questions! In this installment, the questions include the future of combiners, and why Generations is strictly a Deluxe line of figures.

Tformers: After 26 years, why has the inclusion of a robot, alt, and limb suddenly become too hard to make even in lieu of rising prices?

Does Hasbro see combiners returning to actual Transformers after Power Core combiners? Or are drones a new kind of playability for the foreseeable future?


Hasbro: While we understand your passion for the traditional combination figures from G1, Energon, etc., however, the great part about Transformers is that things can change over time. So it is not a question of difficulty or costs, but more about how can a great concept like combination be re-imagined and re-invented.

For example, in creating the new Power Core Combiner line, we wanted to establish a "system" of play that allowed kids the opportunity to not only play with the teams of figures, but also have the ability to create their own teams by collecting more and more figures.

Additionally, we also wanted to expand the story line of Combiners, thus the reason and rationale for drones, mini-cons and certain characters all working together as a team.

What was the reason behind making the Generations line strictly Deluxe?

We felt that Deluxe was the best scale to achieve our design vision and goals for this segment at this time. Thus, we did not feel that adding other scales would add to this line at this time.


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Breaker
2010-06-12
5:41 pm

Ha! I called my shot when Tformers reported on the fanmade Arcee. I said that after everyone pays out the ass for them, Hasbro will put out a faithful rendition of Arcee  
Jason X
2010-06-12
5:22 am

I bet those G1 Unicron prototypes are worth a damn fortune though! 
Lord_Onslaught
2010-06-12
5:07 am

I'm taking it as they wont bring over the G1 repaint Unicron or make a new mold for a G1 Arcee. 
Jason X
2010-06-12
4:52 am

I wish they would do a more G1 faithful series of combiners. That said, I do like the way they've handled the PCC concept storywise. It's an interesting idea that a warrior gets his own team of combiner drones when he proves his proficiency in battle. With regard to Arcee, I took it as they... read more 
Scaleface
2010-06-11
11:56 pm

Has anyone of them looked at a G1 combiner? Particularly a Scramble City combiner. Take Drag Strip. It has 3 modes. One is robot, one is race car, and the third is a race car with a fist on one end! There is no great mystery to it. Make a Legends toy with 2 modes, then stick a freaking fist on i... read more 
bigkid24
2010-06-11
10:18 pm

The PCC answer seems lame to me. Back in the day the Scramble City gestalt method took care of the mix and match idea while still having transforming limbs. I'd rather create a combiner out of my favorite characters than random drones. As for the WFC line only being deluxe, seeing pictures of... read more 
robo_rob
2010-06-11
10:15 pm

I'm thinking they are refereeing to the G1 toys being planned in the 80's, or at least that's how it read to me. 
Lord_Onslaught
2010-06-11
9:50 pm

Well unless they are lying or just going to release the animated Arcee in Generations. There wont be a g1 Arcee being made by them 
MikePrime
2010-06-11
9:22 pm

Agreed. Their answer in the magazine hints at the possibility of a Generations Arcee toy. 
Jason X
2010-06-11
5:58 pm

They answered the Generations question better in the latest TFCC issue. 
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