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Transformers Arms Micron Brakedown

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Shame it never came to the US

This was an amazing looking figure when they announced it. Shame he never came to the states because Hasbro said "They weren't going to sell a figure based on a character that was dead." Which is ironic because they made TWO different molds of Cliffjumper and made one into a zombie twice in order to sell one as an exclusive at Comic-Con.

And to kick it in the lugnuts another time, Takara used this mold two more times.

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Posted by Rob on 13 March, 2014 - 09:32
I think the more likely

I think the more likely reason (unstated by Hasbro because it makes them look stupid) is that Takara's pricing structure doesn't match Hasbro's. Their figures are almost individually priced while Hasbro uses waves. As a result, if Hasbro brought Breakdown over as a Voyager figure, the paint requirement and the weapon they would have to give him in lieu of the Micron would have put him over-budget. The best option would have been to import him as a First Edition figure, but that would have led to tons of shipping issues.

This isn't the first time this has happened, either; the RID/Car Robots trains were a pain for Hasbro to sell because they were right between Deluxe and Mega. It's no surprise that they revamped the entire pricing structure for Armada and beyond, even if the new names didn't stick.

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Posted by atom smasher on 13 March, 2014 - 16:47
Hasbro's stupid decisions the

Hasbro's stupid decisions the last few years made it really easy for me to give up collecting Transformers. When the Prime toys came out Breakdown was one of the main characters I wanted.

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Posted by Mark M on 14 March, 2014 - 11:09
 
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