London Toy Fair 2018 concluded yesterday with thousands of trade visitors visiting 270+ number of stalls.
A news which came to us across the pond piqued our curiosity. Naturally, the staff members at TFW2005 looked into this new development. Based on what we heard, several Transformers: Robots In Disguise merchandise such as die-cast vehicles, RC cars and other stuff are getting reissued this year, but with what manufacturers and retailers call as “Transformers: Evergreen Branding“. New packaging artwork (including the backgrounds) has replaced the usual RID characters with Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, Megatron and Starscream in various poses. However, the actual content remains the same.
Of course this transition isn’t just for Robots In Disguise. It seems as though more toys and merchandise are planned to come out as Transformers: Evergreen. Which brings us to an interesting speculation. With several budget market items by Hasbro appearing on shelves, there is a good possibility that there will be more Transformers: Evergreen toys with greater articulation and detailing for the regular market. Is this what will eventually replace Power Of The Primes? We don’t really think so, but it certainly is a curious topic to keep an eye on.
More Evergreen based gadgets, greeting cards, gift items, stationary are set to appear at this year’s Spring Fair UK, as well. We are actually hoping to hear more at New York Toy Fair 2018. Tune into TFW2005 for the best coverage around.