Hasbro Pulse have taken to their Instagram page to offer some details on what we can expect at the Pulsecon 2022 Transformers Brand Panel. Most interestingly it appears that Legacy Year 2 will be titled “Legacy: Evolution” – the Evolution name has popped up a few times before so it’s interesting to see it resurface here. There will also be news on Shattered Glass, partnerships, artwork, and more:
“Fanbots! Get ready to #RollOut with #Transformers on Day 1 of #HasbroPulseCon2022! Join the team on Sept. 30th, as they reveal SO MANY new and cool things! Fine, we’ll give you a taste…how about Transformers Legacy: Evolution?! And a new partnership, including the reveal of a never-before-seen product and artwork! Not enough? Well, there’s also the raddest final reveal of #ShatteredGlass 2022! You’ll just have to tune in and check it out! Click the link in our bio 👆 to learn more!
For Fans 16+ in US, CAN, and 18+ in UK and DE.”
Let us know what you’re hoping to see on the boards!
I wonder if they will announce the schedule this week. Saying things like Transformers, Power Rangers, etc on day 1 is not much info. Plus they have not talked about when Star Wars will be.
Ah I don't have twitter so I couldn't see that, just going by what new sites were posting last week.
Getting the good stuff out of the way first.
Confirmed so far….
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The only thing I could find was that the Transformers panel will be on the first day but no exact times yet. The other brands that have said they will be shown have not even specified which day they will be on though. Probably will find out more next week.
I'd take a GB2 based set just to get a second shot at an Egon.
Have they posted any times for panels / reveals?
I haven't bought a thing from the Hasbro GB era except for the Kenner reissues and Spengler's wand (to replace my old busted one), but the SECOND they finally do the "We're Back" jumpsuits (ideally with Slime Blowers to recreate the poster, even if that technically isn't accurate to the movie itself) I'm all over them. I've ALWAYS been a much bigger GB2 nerd since a lot of my childhood memories of the series revolve around GB2 and RGB, so anything they can give me that isn't just another version of the main four guys in the standard tan jumpsuits is an insta-buy for me.
Just give me a boxset of the movie one main four in a boxset with Slimer and I'll be all set.
Especially if they mix in ghosts from the shows, movies, and toyline. I'd love a version of the toilet ghost with modern engineering. Or the football player.
There's so much potential for stuff like this. Especially the "normal things are actually ghosts/monsters" reveal style of toy. Some of those Haunted Humans would be absolutely amazing with a Mattel MotU Masterverse makeover.
Seriously they should just do the ghosts in that line. There are so many that they wouldn't run out for them to make for some time. Plus a good chunk of Ghostbuster ghosts look more like monsters so collectors who normally don't get Ghostbuster stuff might buy it for their collections. I could see Power Rangers and and even some GI Joe collectors buying the ghost figures to have them fight their normal collection.
If Hasbro didn't stop the Roboskull toy, which danced on their copyrights, I doubt they'd stop a Statue of Liberty playset.
Off the top of my head, the major unreleased characters/takes are:
The Scoleri Brothers
Louis Tully in Ghostbusters Gear
Ghostbusters 2 uniform main 4
Gozer (Olivia Wilde version)
And that's without counting The Real Ghostbusters, Extreme Ghostbusters, Ghostbusters 2016, and the Kenner toys.
When this line started, me and a friend were hoping for articulated figures with Murray/Akroyd/Hudson/Ramis likenesses, dressed in the Kenner outfits like Fright Features. Tan jumpsuits are a bit bland as toys.
Not a lawyer, but that's never stopped me before.
The Statue of Liberty is copyrighted, but the copyright has expired, and the image of the statue is public domain.
However, representations of the Statue of Liberty can be protected creative works. The Post Office lost a $3.5MM case because a stamp featured a photograph of a replica statue rather than the real thing. So arguably, a Ghostbusters 2-inspired Statue of Liberty action figure would require the Ghostbusters license. That said, there are already other Statue of Liberty collectible and toy products, and it's easy to imagine someone else making an unlicensed product similar to the hypothetical HasLab. They just wouldn't be able to use any content from Ghostbusters 2. That might be prohibitive for something like HasLab: Hasbro would have the rights to make the product, but it would be hard to claim that as an exclusive right.
TL;DR Hasbro could make it, but maybe couldn't stop anyone else from making it too, so might not be worth the trouble.
Yeah the problem with Ghostbusters is there's only like 16 characters (with a few exceptions) you can do for a 6" line before you have to figure out where it goes next. Though, if PR is any indication, they could try and reboot it as a ghosts line and start digging through the multitude of stuff in that history.
Problem there, of course, is when you're doing that kind of line you're going to see the same complaints from collectors you would with any: Accuracy. So the diverse pool of ghosts start having to be based on the animated series. Which would make a fantastic line but also leave the movie stuff high and dry.
I thought the slimed figures were released this year but it turns out it was last year. So it's looking like there will be zero Ghostbusters releases in 2022. Kind of worrying but the Proton Pack and wand reissue seem to have done well.
The real gauge of the line's success is if they ever do a Plasma Series Staypuft. It'd be a Haslab, but that's probably the only "big" figure aside from a ridable Statue of Liberty (which they may or may not be able to do…not sure how the rights to something like that work)
I mentioned that.
My hunch is we get the basketball goal stand — and my completely wild prediction is that they put up a Michael Jordan figure in special deco and deluxe packaging as a standalone first release, like the first Classified Snake Eyes.
To me, it's a good thing. Now I can watch both days instead of focusing one day with everything I want.