Much like their Q&A sessions with the brand managers of Star Wars, Marvel and GI Joe, the team at Hasbro has started up a monthly Q&A session with the team the runs the Transformers brand. We at AFI put out a call for questions and you responded. Below are your questions to "Team Transformers" and their answers:
Q1.Any chance that any Transformers Classics figures will ever be released with retro box packaging? (Much like the G.I. Joe 25th anniversary figures were released with the vintage package recreations)
A1) We try to "never say never", but the current plans are to use the 25th Anniversary Universe packaging in the near future. We do have the new Special Edition figures that are being released in a commemorative package, but not necessarily a G1 retro package.
Q2. Any chance we could see some larger "Mega" sized Robot Heroes like Devestator and Superion?
A2) We are looking into it – stay tuned!!
Q3. We’re getting a Robot Hero of G1 Slag, but you’ve named him Snarl like the animated version. Will we get an actual "Snarl" (steg) RH now?? What will you call him? Will we get all 5 dinobots in RH?
A3) Unfortunately, we do not have plans to release any additional Dinobots at this point in time within the Universe Robot Heroes line. However, as with everything that we do, there is always a chance to see them all atsome future point in time.
Q4. Any chance of getting more of the 1986 movie characters in the Classics line: a G1-accurate Arcee, Kup, Springer, Blurr?
A4) We would love to get more 1986 G1 Movie characters in the Universe line. There’s a fantastic cast of characters from that movie and I’m sure a few of them will be turning up in Universe. I would love to design a Blurr and Arcee personally, but we’ll have to see what we can fit in theline.
Q5. Any chance of getting a new voyager/ultra seeker mold for the Universe line? You’re sitting on a gold mine of repaints and easy money. The deluxe seekers look out of scale with the other TF as they are TOO SMALL! Also, how about a Galvatron or G2 Megs in the voyager/ultra size??
A5) The seekers are always loads of fun to make repaints of. We chose the lower price point of the Deluxe for our current seekers because it’s more affordable for the masses. People don’t mind buying a few repaints if they look cool and are only the Deluxe price point. Once they get larger and higher in price, it’s harder to expect collectors and kids to buy repaints
over and over again. Now a G2 Megatron in Voyager or Ultra has come across my mind a few times. In our current Universe line up we have a lot of tank-like vehicle so squeezing in a G2 Megatron would have been tough. But for the future…let’s just say I’ll try to get Megatron as big as I possibly can.
It’s not too early to start sending in questions for the next round. If you have a Transformer question you want answered, just post it here to this thread on the boards.
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