The Toyark has received our responses to our monthly Transformers Q n A from Hasbro. Check out this months answers below
Q. Are there any plans to expand the Human Alliance sub-series to include human / robot pairings from past Transformers series?
A. We certainly share your excitement for this new addition to the Transformers line. As with everything new, we need to gauge how it performs in the market before deciding how we want to move forward with the line.
Q. Are there any plans to make more appliance based Transformers such as the Dyson Vaccuum cleaner or the Mountain Dew vending machine “Dispensor” from the first movie?
A. While we certainly share your excitement in some of the new alternate forms that have come about as a result of our two live action movies, we unfortunately do not have any plans to do either the Dyson Vaccuum or Dispensor at this time.
Q. Does the continuation of a Generation 1 reissue line of Transformers depend upon its popularity at Toys R Us? If the line turns out not to be viable in retail stores, would it be possible to offer a reissue line for sale through either HasbroToyShop.com or the Official TF Collector’s Club?
A. When it comes to G1 re-issues, we deal with these on an individual by individual basis. These re-issues are not dependent upon their popularity or success at any specific retailer, but more on what makes sense for the line and our retail partners. Each year we determine which G1 re-issues make sense for re-issue making sure that it ties in with our goals and objectives for a given year. For example, we felt the best way to truly celebrate one of our great heritage characters in our 25th Anniversary was to make the re-issue of Soundwave available at this year’s Comic Con. Additionally, we are also wanted to make two other G1 re-issues, Perceptor and the Insecticons, available at Toys R’ Us.