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These third party combiners

These third party combiners keep looking better and better but ouch, is that $100 for a six inch figure? I wonder if the fan response to these influenced Hasbro's decision to release Fall of Cybertron Bruticus at all.

Nice pictures, I'm looking forward to seeing the whole thing combined.

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Posted by The Galaxy Ranger on 7 February, 2012 - 08:09
I think Bruticus had more to

I think Bruticus had more to do with Fall of Cybertron and him being central to the trailer.

I'm not I'm feeling Herr Crank. He's not as handsome as my Hook <3

Although I am notoriously critical of Devastators.

also $100 and no string? We need to demand the 1 cent string be installed out of package.

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Posted by VF5SS on 7 February, 2012 - 14:20
I'm guessing they picked

I'm guessing they picked Bruticus because it's more prominent in the story or because of the reception of the trailer but I was talking more about Hasbro actually choosing to produce a combiner in the deluxe scale. People have been asking for years but the response was always that it wasn't viewed as viable at that time. Now that third party companies are selling combiners in the six inch scale for hundreds of dollars Hasbro probably decided it wants to get its piece of the pie.

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Posted by The Galaxy Ranger on 7 February, 2012 - 15:30
A piece of the pie? They eat

A piece of the pie?

They eat an entire bakery every day.

Why should they care about what some guys making a few thousand figures (probably with small profit margins) are raking in when they make close to a million of each toy just for the American market? Those knockoff combiners aren't popular with the kids market at those prices. They are not in any competition.

There's been plenty of larger sized combiners. Maybe not ones THE FANS want, but it has happened. Even if the Energon stuff is older, they kept recoloring them for new lines as filler. They even made box sets of them.

So now they have a new game coming out that unlike the first, has an install base since it's the sequel. They've got you by the lugnuts so now it's time to squeeze the monkey wrench.

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Posted by VF5SS on 7 February, 2012 - 15:44
what about

"I was talking more about Hasbro actually choosing to produce a combiner in the deluxe scale. People have been asking for years but the response was always that it wasn't viewed as viable at that time."

what about Build King

I luv Build King

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Posted by recognizer on 7 February, 2012 - 15:56
Doctor

Doctor CRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAANK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Posted by Jmann on 7 February, 2012 - 11:38
Coolest robot name ever.

Coolest robot name ever. Besides Dkun's Robo McFist.

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Posted by Jmann on 7 February, 2012 - 11:39
 
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