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Re: Hotshot

Postby Onslaught Six » Mon Jan 05, 2009 1:38 pm

Dominic wrote:I was thinking "obscure" in the sense that "nobody *outside* the fandom, (most people buying toys at most stores), knows or cares about obscure fandom in-jokes".

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That's the thing, though, this is One Toy, out of easily two dozen or so in this line, which is easily the line that is 'most' geared to collectors and fans...probably ever. (I'm counting the original Classics line in with this, too, I suppose.) And then right down the line, in the summer, we have The Movie again, with its big-budget mainstreamy goodness. You can bet there won't be any jAaM references *there,* since that's the exact opposite of Hasbro's MO there.
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Re: Hotshot

Postby Dominic » Tue Jan 06, 2009 10:40 am

The only line that seems to be sustainable with just Otaku support is "GI Joe", ironically enough. And, Hasbro is getting visibly antsy about that, cutting collector appeal. "Indiana Jones", being quaint 20 years ago and dated now, only had adult appeal, and KB is having trouble getting ride of those toys at "everything must go" prices. And, Hotshot is supposed to be the kid, (aka "new fan") friendly character.

The fans had their nostalgia-fest with "Titaniums". And, we all remember how well that worked.

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Re: Hotshot

Postby BWprowl » Wed Jan 07, 2009 1:28 am

I'm not asking for 25A Hot Shot to come complete with a jAaM jar and a printing of the comic itself, I just think it would be nice for Hasbro to stick a cute little throwaway joke on the back of the box somewhere (though how they would do such a thing, I'm unsure of). It wouldn't affect the toy at all, just something for the fans to chuckle at, y'know? I mean, if Hasbro can paint Monzo's birthday on the side of Onslaught and base Acid Storm's entire character on the fan, then I'd think it wouldn't be too much to ask for them to make a passing reference to one of the fandom's most endearing in-jokes. And like I said, what harm would there be in it?
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Re: Hotshot

Postby Onslaught Six » Wed Jan 07, 2009 5:40 am

I'm still pissy that it's Monzo's birthday on ClaSlaught and not, say, a combination of 6 and 86. 686! That's all it would have taken, you guys!
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Re: Hotshot

Postby Dominic » Wed Jan 07, 2009 7:45 am

We are not big enough to warrant that kind of homage. Truth be told, I think the fact Monzo's *name* is on the side of Onslaught's vehicle form is troublesome.

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Re: Hotshot

Postby BWprowl » Wed Jan 07, 2009 3:50 pm

Who the hell would troop-build Onslaught? There's no precedent for that at all.
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Re: Hotshot

Postby Onslaught Six » Wed Jan 07, 2009 5:27 pm

ME. I WOULD TROOP BUILD ONSLAUGHT.

Er, ahem.

If anything, having Monzo's name printed on Onslaught is more problematic because Monzo got it from Weirdwolf's Headmaster. Why haven't I seen pics of ClaWeirdwolf asking ClaSlaught about this yet?
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Re: Hotshot

Postby Dominic » Thu Jan 08, 2009 10:21 am

BWprowl wrote:Who the hell would troop-build Onslaught? There's no precedent for that at all.



I was thinking somebody might want to have a line of SWAT vehicles, and have Onslaught "inflitrate" them. Not likely, but hey, it could happen.

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Re: Hotshot

Postby Onslaught Six » Thu Jan 08, 2009 11:13 am

Dominic wrote:-wonders where the Doe-Railer/Mega-Octankor recolor is.


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Re: Hotshot

Postby JediTricks » Fri Jan 09, 2009 12:03 pm

There's nothing inherently wrong with Hot Shot, but he basically is just a cliche, "Bumblebee + Hot Rod = new character kids can love!" Still, I'm looking forward to the new Universe figure because I did like the idea behind the original toy, it was just the piss poor execution I didn't like. Then again, this new figure doesn't seem to have his big shoulder gun, which is a shame, there were a few ideas to be mined out of that (I wanted it to be removable, become a shoulder-mounted rocket launcher).

As for jAam, that is not a reference anyone outside of a handful of fans are actually going to get, it was from a very small subset of dedicated fans.
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