Distribution's always Hasbro's shot in the foot, they never get it quite right.Dominic wrote:The big obstacle for most of these is going to be distribution. (Honestly, if I do not find Impactor, I am likely to just give up the line.)
I forgot about that Hoist, I liked the Trailbreaker from that line well enough but never got the Hoist. I'll probably get this just for that reason. That Wheeljack is going on my Amazon preorder list the day it goes live.Cliffjumper and Hoist do not look bad. (I am keeping the 2014, if only because I *really* like the comic it was packaged with.)
Wheeljack looks excellent.
Look at the renders, the blue "shields" and "roadways" are the new Battlemaster, he doesn't seem to fold up at all while in that position.Oh...wait....
At first glance, I thought that ramp/shield guy was part of the Ironworks set. But, you are probably right. Those are worse than the "extra" Headmaster figures a few years back.
I liked those extra headmasters, they had cool transforming suit/weapons. Even the lesser Pretenders-style Prime Masters the year later were more than this. This is just sad.
Yup, the Star Wars line is circling the drain thanks to mismanagement, it's been alive for 24 years in its current form and feels like it won't see 26. By comparison, Transformers is far better-managed.That is....stupid.
I am all for releasing swarms of army-builders. But, casual collectors are going to want main characters. And, they are not going to hunt for those toys.