I suppose it's an easy way for Hasbro to get multiple uses from moulds that don't have obvious repaints. There's not a lot you can do with Blurr without at least some remoulding or a new head.
I still can't work out why I'm so fascinated by Shattered Glass. I think it must be the themed colours Prime and Ratchet have, so once we get figures that aren't purple and turquoise I'll probably lose interest.
So this'll be the big comics tie-in that they were talking about - IDW are going to be putting out a Shattered Glass comic. Which isn't exciting for me, but I expect Pinwig to be buying all the cover variants. And it's going to be a series that I'm going to have to get anyway, just in case someone comes along in the future and pulls it into main IDW 2.0 continuity not looking at anyone in particular John Barber am I..?
Still, well done for leaking it early yourselves, Hasbro. Good game...
I wonder what all this means for Selects. That has been the primary exclusives line for the last few years, but there seems to be a big divergence from that. I was quite surprised to find the SG figures have their own window packaging given they're a Pulse exclusive. Seems Pulse are jealous of the other exclusive sublines like Odyssey and Netflix and want their own unique brand. That's got to put a dent in the volume of Selects figures this year.
The more I see it, the less Blurr works. And I wasn't impressed to start with. But in this case, it's because this mold is soooo extremely sunbow that's working against it. I think Blurr would have worked better as a P/CP retool.
That certainly seems to be the intention, although I do also wonder if they're testing the waters here to see if this idea has legs. If it does well I'm certain that we'll see more SG figures in coming years.
As to the toys themselves, whilst I have little interest, this Blurr actually looks really nice. Given I had no interest in picking up the standard Studio Series version of this mold (on account of being happy with the Takara Legends version), if I was to get one it'd probably be this one, since I really like the colours on him. Although purely for financial reasons I very much doubt I will.
I think except for Discovery, every single writer/show/story I've seen completely fails to understand what Mirror, Mirror was about and what it was. Shattered Glass isn't Mirrorverse, it's Bizarro World. The FP writers couldn't even figure out a gimmick for it and stick with it.
I think SG Galvatron is the only toy to my taste that nails what would have made SG interesting to me. Galvatron, in Galvatron colors, as a rescue helicopter instead of a laser cannon. U2 Onslaught in traditional Optimus deco as SG Optimus would have made a much more interesting Optimus to me.