Saturday, March 1, 2008

ToyFair 2008: Final Report

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Human Error

Here we are with the long awaited, exciting conclusion to's Trip to ToyFair 2008! If you missed our first reports check them out:
Report From ToyFair 2008, part-1

TOYFAIR Reveiw, Part 2

After the power point presentation the floor was opened for a quick Q&A. The questions mostly involved Indiana Jones and Star Wars. However, our very own TriPredRavage asked a gem of a question involving the future of the Alternators, Titanium, And future Masterpiece releases. While there seems to be no hope in sight for the Titanium's we were given a little glimmer of hope involving the Alternators. Hasbro recognizes the want and admiration the fans and collectors have for the Alternators line. Here's the problem they have. We were told that they just dont know where they can fit the Alternators in line with the movie/animated/universe lines, but they haven given up on them completely and we should look forward to 2009 for more details about that. Their comment about the Masterpiece line was a little more bleak but not too disparaging, they have been talking to Takara/Tomy and have been trying to work something out but thats all they could really comment on at the moment. We were left with this final nugget of information. All of the transformers for Transformers 2 are designed and ready to roll out!

After the Q&A session we were treated to a preview of Star Wars Clone Wars. I decided to beat the crowd and get my thing from the coat check while TriPredRavage stayed to watch the clip. I stepped outside and was once again joined by my comrade and we were shuttled to the Hasbro showroom by bus. The fine people at Hasbro were kind to give us a delicious cookie for the trip.

We arrived at the Hasbro showroom and it seemed as though they weren't ready for the sheer volume of people that were there. All of the tours (we were tour 4) were pretty much lead into the same area and that just happened to be the Transformers section. After they realized we were all trying to get to the same place they quickly rectified the problem, and brought our tour to the elevator of doom! We overloaded the elevator's weight capacity and once the doors shut it wouldn't move. So, like a true Decepticon i helped one of the other unlucky passengers pry the door open and jumped ship with the Hasbro guide, leaving TriPredRavage and the others to fend for themselves. We finally made it up to the second floor and joined the rest of the group to see the Indiana Jones/Star Wars and the Hulk/Iron Man rooms. Things seemed a little less chaotic up here and we were able to take our time admiring and examining the products on display, which can be seen here. Finally we were led back into the elevator of doom and allowed to browse the other displays at our leisure. These included Transformers, Nerf, Spiderman, Playschool, And G.I. Joe.

All in all i had a great experience! It was great to meet a fellow member, even though he would rather go home and sleep in stead of hitting up Toys r us times square with me! (Just kidding with ya TPR it was a pleasure). The folks at Hasbro were very gracious to us, and i would love to go again in the future.

TOYFAIR! 2008 Gallery 1 2
Hasbro Gallery

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