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    The Netflix Soundwave is probably the most recent other example.
    There was a fan event where the designers basically said that the Legacy repack of Soundwave had to be the Siege version as Walmart still held an option for a rerun of the Netflix mould as part of their contract with Hasbro, which meant the Legacy release had to be the siege release

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seraphim Prime View Post
    The Netflix Soundwave is probably the most recent other example.
    There was a fan event where the designers basically said that the Legacy repack of Soundwave had to be the Siege version as Walmart still held an option for a rerun of the Netflix mould as part of their contract with Hasbro, which meant the Legacy release had to be the siege release
    That exclusive use for a contracted period of time is really annoying, especially since the Retailer(s) don't really care what they are selling, as long as it sells. It just makes Hasbro look worse to the fans who support the Brand, for making it harder for them to get the products that are specifically aimed at them.

    Netflix Soundwave is more like Golden Disk Terrorsaur or Netflix Bumblebee, in that it is a remould, rather than an entirely new toy like Override. Even the Earth-mode Ironhide/Ratchet toy was just a remould, and not one of its four uses were ever released in the mainline... which was really annoying, as that was the more Gen1 accurate mould, and yet Hasbro made it harder for fans to acquire.

    I was having a look over recent exclusives, and I guess we get a fair few "new moulds" that end up limited to one or two retailers (like Collaborative/Crossovers, R.E.D. a couple of Buzzworthys) ... it is just rare and unnecessary to see a new mould toy that is packaged to be part of a regular retail line, get a limited release... when they could have easily swapped it out with a mainline redeco and pump out a lot more units to make back the money of the new mould (after all, a retailer that isn't run by fans, wouldn't know the difference between two toys in the same packaging).

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