There's no denying that Michael Bay's TF movies have really propelled the franchise to heights not seen since the days of G1. And seeing as how they are so popular, I guess it was bound to happen that other TF stories were bound to start adopting movie elements into their own universe. This thread is more or less to discuss the pros and cons of those borrowed elements. What works and what's either unnecessary or unwanted. For starters: IDW G1 comic- Bumblebee now transforms into an older model Camaro, just like BB did in TF '07. I get the in-story reasons for making him more formidable looking, but of all the cars in the world, they had to borrow the one from TF '07? I know Volkswagon won't let their vehicles be used as Transformers, so the new Beetle is out. But really, the exact same Camaro? Complete with black racing stripes just like the movie whereas BB in G1 has never had racing stripes. I'm still iffy on this one. I still haven't gotten used to his new look, and the fact that they're borrowing so heavily from '07 BB for his new look is uninspired too. And as of issue 12 Spoiler BB may have lost the ability to speak (maybe), making him even more like his movie counterpart. TF: Prime- Bumblebee speaks in blips and beeps. Granted, BB in TF '07 spoke through the radio using clips from songs and movies to do the talking for him, but it was explained that he had to do that since his vocal processor was damaged. Same story for BB in Prime. I'll admit that using the radio to talk was pretty cool the first time around. I don't know as though Bumblebee being a mute is a character trait that I'd like to see them continue using though. If he kept using the radio, it could become a played out gimmick. If he beeps and blips like R2-D2, well... then he's R2-D2... or a Mini-Con. IDW TF Ongoing- The art. Yeah, we all know about the art. Heavily inspired by the movies, though it does seem to have been dialed back in the most recent issues. Perhaps this is already a non-issue. I know there was a huge backlash against the movie-esque G1 faces, and now it seems everyone's being drawn with their old faces back, so that's good. Anything else though?