Looks like Micromasters will take Legends class slot. But how will that work? Will it just be a Micromasters character in a Legends sized toy? Or will it be something different- like a Micromaster 2-pack/3-pack?
Well, according to the hear-say rumor, the micromasters will also be in bind box twopacks. That DEFINITIVELY rules out micromasters being a continuation of the current Legend class scale. Those cost $10 each. No one in their right minds will pay $20 for sight unseen toys for a greater than average chance at getting duplicates of things you just bought for $20.
So micromasters are likely something really small, and possibly really simple.
The upcoming Generations line War For Cybertron will carry the code WFC. Size Classes: Leader, Voyager, Deluxe, Micromaster, Battlemaster. Two main size classes will carry Micromasters/Battlemasters. Blindbox figures will also be available.
It doesn't actually say the blindboxes will be micromasters and battlemasters. Just "there will also be blindboxes." This could just be WfC themed tiny titans.
It's part of the fun and what I am paying for. Feeling to see what is inside is part of the experience. It's not just me. You'll often see people of all ages feeling blind bag packets in toy aisles. Blind boxes are no fun as they take this element away and also increase the chance of a doubler. Recall how Character's successful lines of blind bag figures (Doctor Who and football) died a very quick death after they moved to blind box packaging.
Blind boxes also tend to be used as a format for boutique (and more expensive) lines. I often laugh at blind boxes selling for £5-10. Not paying that for what could be a doubler!
Yeah, not a fan of blind boxes at all. The minibot became obsessed with the Funko Lord of the Rings series, and was needing a Merry to complete it all. So just find one of the light ones. After two Frodos she got me to choose. And yes, by pure luck, I snagged a Merry. But paying £6.99 for what might have been a duplicate and then trying to shift it? Nah. No fun at all.
Taking a wild swing here: Battlemasters are Targetmasters, as Titanmasters were Headmasters.
Mayhap it's a little more broadly defined to include melee weapons as well as guns.
..... which is effectively what we have already with the Primemasters.
So more Pretender shells which turn into weapons coming? I'm up for that!
No, I said nothing about pretender shells or primemasters. I'm thinking more akin to the targetmasters. Particularly those that come with the more recent Takara Legends. Perhaps with some becoming melee weapons like PCC minicons.