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Hasbro Q&A November answers

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Jason at 2010-11-02 9:21 pm
The bimonthly Hasbro Q&A is still going strong, and this month we get some answers regarding Brand unification and more. Question 1: We love Transformers Exodus and War for Cybertron.  (More toys please! and not *just* recolors, tho they're fine too for this series!)  Through them, it seems the goals of Hasbro have become more 'in sync' with our own personal wishes to see each new incarnation of Transformers be not just a re-boot of the brand, but a new chapter in the fictional history of Transformers mythology.  Can you please talk about this new philosophy in brand development and how you might continue it with TF: Prime, new books/toys, etc.  (Please feel free to get IDW on board w/ this philosophy too, BTW...)

Hasbro: The simple answer is that Hasbro is trying have fewer versions of the brand overall.  To do that we had to revisit ALL that has come before and do two things, 1) Keep the best elements or assets of the brand and present them in a modern way through story and entertainment like video games, and 2) make an effort to explore and explain elements of the brand that are not very understood, such as the Original 13, the vast universe of planets with Transformers life on them, as well as deeper back story connections between main characters as seen in Exodus between Optimus Prime and Megatron. Question 2: We think that the Human Alliance toys are among the best of the Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen toy line. We love that Movie Jazz has made a reappearance, but it seems like Human Alliance Mudflap was skipped over all together. He has had an unfortunately scarce distribution, and is thus extremely hard to find. You can, however, buy a new one from sellers on for a mere $114.95. Are there any plans to release Human Alliance Mudflap in the Hunt for the Decepticons or later toy lines (as Bumblebee was), or could his ROTF packaged version possibly see a more distribution through and/or other online vendors?

Hasbro: As we have mentioned in previous Q&A sessions, we do not have any plans at this point in time to re-release Human Alliance Mudflap.

Samurai Bludgeon said,  - 2010-11-02 23:09:12
Way to completely waste a question... The first one was good though. Maybe we could have asked about potential future incarnations (minus repaints) of the HA line, but no we had to ask something already talked about...sigh
Sabrblade. said,  - 2010-11-03 06:48:05
Hey, at least these questions were better than those of ("Will you release any more Beast Wars characters?" "No." / "Will Generations Scourge come with Fracas?" "No.").

It was even said loud and clear at BotCon that Scourge will not have his Targetmaster.

As for the these questions, it's only natural that Hasbro can't quite answer anything upcoming regarding the Aligned continuity.

However, from what has been said about Alpha Trion (to and The Fallen (to, it would seem that the Transformers multiverse may possibly turn into an omniverse (but NOT in a cool way). :-\
Sidewinder said,  - 2010-11-03 08:11:06
While I think its a great deal of shortsightedness not to re-release HA Mudflap, at least we have a somewhat definitive answer on the topic. I would have been more interesting in hearing if there will be any more Human Alliance figures, like any more decepticons.
cyberwuss said,  - 2010-11-03 17:10:05 fail sabrblade!
Masterforce said,  - 2010-11-04 16:04:56
You go get 'em, Sabrblade!
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