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Nevermore
2009-10-22, 06:36 AM
ActionFigs.com (http://www.actionfigs.com/index.php?categoryid=21&p2_articleid=2471)

Action Figure Insider.com (http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/main/hasbro-transformers-qa-answers-for-october-2009)

Allspark.com (http://www.allspark.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=63609)

Raving Toy Maniac (http://www.toymania.com/news/messages/11623.shtml)

TFormers.com (http://tformers.com/transformers-hasbro-answers-your-burning-questions-episode-6/12508/news.html)

TFViews (http://www.tfviews.com/news/main/hasbro-q-and-a/568)

Transformers Wiki (http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Hasbro_Q%26A/October_2009:_Answers)

Unicron.com (http://unicron-events-interviews.blogspot.com/2009/10/hasbro-q-10212009.html)

US release of Masterpiece Grimlock in 2010!

Animated Arcee and Cybertron Mode Ratchet in Spring 2010.

Plans for a red redeco of ROTF Rampage Hasbro-wise.

Also confirms that there are multiples of the ROTF Constructicons fiction-wise.

And a pretty dodgy attempt to reconcile the seven Primes from ROTF with the First 13 Transformers that effectively retcons "Vector Prime: In the Beginning".

I think that's about as useful as this session got so far...

"Dear Hasbro, how do you do stuff?" - "With a lot of effort!"
"Dear Hasbro, will you finally put useful stuff on your website again?" - "We are very interested in continuing these Q&A sessions."

What's most frustrating is that Hasbro repeatedly give "We are looking to do good stuff in the future" non-answers to "What are your plans for 2010", "Will you release toy X" kind of questions, send out a note to sites asking them to better avoid these questions because Hasbro will for various reasons not be able to give conclusive answers to these... and then someone asks about the next Masterpiece toy and Hasbro announce Grimlock. Sigh.

Halfshell
2009-10-22, 11:50 AM
Also confirms that there are multiples of the ROTF Constructicons fiction-wise.

Yesyes never mind that - when are they going to confirm if there are multiple Sweeps in the animated Movie?

Blackjack
2009-10-22, 12:36 PM
Oh, look. Apparently one of the Thirteen is a girl.

And the seven Primes are only part of the Thirteen.

Cliffjumper
2009-10-22, 12:52 PM
US release of Masterpiece Grimlock in 2010!
Plans for a red redeco of ROTF Rampage Hasbro-wise.

Wang Chung!

Also confirms that there are multiples of the ROTF Constructicons fiction-wise.

Someone had to actually ask that? Christ. Anyone ask for confirmation that the silver Autobot with the swords in Egypt is Sideswipe or not?

And a pretty dodgy attempt to reconcile the seven Primes from ROTF with the First 13 Transformers that effectively retcons "Vector Prime: In the Beginning".

Almost worth unbanning it... Almost...

bilbo777
2009-10-22, 01:12 PM
Thanks OP for the links.

Answers but no answers at times. Still at least there is an attempt.

Clay
2009-10-22, 02:06 PM
Good on them for planning to market Grimlock. That's a nicely done figure that deserves more availability than Disney crossovers.


Someone had to actually ask that? Christ. Anyone ask for confirmation that the silver Autobot with the swords in Egypt is Sideswipe or not?

Don't go giving people ideas. :o

Rattrap's tail
2009-10-22, 03:12 PM
For me, I think that Hasbrowill bin in some kind of line, apart from ROTF or Universe, and that despite their promises, it'll be somthing in the Animated Universe.

Clay
2009-10-22, 03:30 PM
For me, I think that Hasbrowill bin in some kind of line, apart from ROTF or Universe, and that despite their promises, it'll be somthing in the Animated Universe.

Huh?

Cliffjumper
2009-10-22, 03:30 PM
Don't go giving people ideas. :o

Having said that, I am pretty curious as to what the Official Answer is about Bonecrusher (I believe some stooge or other has already gone "Whatever..." about Grindor). Maybe we'll get an orange redeco called Sureshock, and it can be Sureshock in the film?

Actually, following on from this, we'd better get confirmation as to whether the silver robot in the desert is Swerve or not.

Nevermore
2009-10-22, 04:43 PM
Someone had to actually ask that? Christ. Anyone ask for confirmation that the silver Autobot with the swords in Egypt is Sideswipe or not?

Well, the point was whether
a) The scenes were shown out of order (unlikely)
b) There are multiples of each Constructicon
c) The individual Constructicons and Devastator are separate entities, and Devastator just happens to be made up of vehicles who aren't individuals but coincidentally match the individual Constructicons' vehicle modes.

Also, more questions and answers added to the first post.

Nevermore
2009-10-22, 04:56 PM
Action-Figs (http://www.actionfigs.com/index.php?categoryid=21&p2_articleid=2471)

TFViews (http://www.tfviews.com/news/main/hasbro-q-and-a/568) has a pretty disgruntled third question. Hasbro AGAIN manage to dodge the point with their answer.

martyboy70
2009-10-22, 09:55 PM
Just out of interest why dont we get to ask questions?
Who decided which sites do and dont get to ask them?
This is the only TF site Im a member of and Im not joining others just for the oppurchancity to be fobbed off by Hasbro PR types.

Nevermore
2009-10-23, 07:17 AM
We originally signed up, but somehow we ended up getting left out of the loop still. And considering the hit-and-miss ratio of these answers, I'm not quite sure if that's a good or a bad thing...

Blackjack
2009-10-23, 08:12 AM
Considering us, I think I can understand why. ;)

Our questions would prove too embarrassing, too hard or too silly for them to answer... :joke:

Rattrap's tail
2009-10-23, 02:57 PM
Huh?

Due to empty batteries in my keyboard yesterday, I shall now clarify what I said: I think Hasbro will have a sequel to Animated as the main line in 2010.

Nevermore
2009-10-23, 03:44 PM
Parry Game Preserve (http://www.parrygamepreserve.com/newsDetail.php?jID=1159)

Knightdramon
2009-10-23, 04:29 PM
Anybody catch that hint of HA Jazz in the future, or am I reading too much into it?

Nevermore
2009-10-23, 05:04 PM
Yeah, possible.


Here's my own take on the Hasbro Q&A business:
http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d75/binalternator/other_stuff/stuff/hasbroquanda.jpg

numbat
2009-10-23, 09:28 PM
We originally signed up, but somehow we ended up getting left out of the loop still. And considering the hit-and-miss ratio of these answers, I'm not quite sure if that's a good or a bad thing...
It's a shame we're missed out, but, hey, I can glean as much amusement from these replies as I could here, but without the frustration of having actually asked questions and believed I'd get any real answer!

:lol:

Those responses are great!

Firebird
2009-10-24, 06:06 AM
I once wrote to Hasbro to find out if they were going to release toys of the Animated constructicons, but got a somewhat enigmatic answer. They seem really good at that sort of thing.