Should Transformers Alternators had its own cartoon series?

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Shouldnt Transformers Alternators had its own cartoon series?

  1. Yes, i think it should have.

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  2. No, i don't think it should have.

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  1. maninthebox94

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    I was thinking bout my alternators this morning and wondered, shouldnt such a great toyline had a great cartoon series? I mean c'mon, there are already some great figures with thier oldschool feel, and they are highly detailed, and they are just so bad ass, so why didnt they get a cartoon?
     
  2. Dragonwolf

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    yes, defenantly

    just need a great mold and story for megs.
     
  3. bellpeppers

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    Cartoon or no, it needed some type of marketing.
     
  4. E. C. R. Former

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    Why didn't they get a cartoon? Because the licensing fees alone would've killed whatever possible profit a cartoon could possibly make.
     
  5. TheDemonDzko

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    I wouldnt really want a cartoon solely because I do not like the altenator feel.
     
  6. Switchblade

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    Just not feasible. Aside from Hasbro not having the rights to use the cars for any sort of media, Alternators was never intended to be a main line with an accompanying show. There were far too few characters and, frankly, the toyline just wasn't made with kids in mind. They were too big, too expensive, and too complicated for the children that a cartoon would be made to appeal to.
     
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    This. Plus there weren't that many cool cons in this line. IMO.
     
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    honestly apart form real alt modes I don't know what would of made it any better then AEC given that the same people would of made it
     
  9. Optimus Sledge

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    No. The cartoons are to sell toys to kids. Alternators was not a kids toyline.
     
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    No way becase it makes me think of the Universe flash cartoon
     
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    Indeed. An accompanying fiction just wasn't possible, in the first two years there were 8 figures, 2 of which were Decepticons. There was no Prime, no Megatron, and a lot of repaints. The first year, there was one figure available. The complete lack of product/character diversity would've made it hard to launch a good fiction without introducing filler characters up the wazoo that would leave an audience frustrated, since you couldn't include a character if you don't have a design for them, and there weren't designs for a lot of characters and you couldn't make up a body for say Optimus without forcing the toy design to follow suit or explain some radical change for when the toy does come out.

    Then you add in licensing fees and other elements, and you have a show that no one will watch with prohibitive costs and lots of frustrated kids who did get roped into it but hate the toys.
     
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    Yep. And that's without even taking the line's legendary distribution problems into account.
     
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    big no.

    how would you even do a show? the first decepticon wasnt added until the second year of the line. and he wasnt even supposed to be a decepticon.

    not to mention a show would have been aimed at kids, while the toyline was aimed at teenagers and adults.
     
  14. PB379

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    It would have been good, but as otehrs have said it would have been too impractical. Start off with no Prime or Megatron at the start (and no Megatron period).
     
  15. Dormamu

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    Nah, the Alternators were too cool to become a cartoon. Besides, with the complexity of their transformations, unless they were done Resolute style, they couldn't have been marketed for kids younger than 13.
     
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    They could produce an animated series or miniseries, explaining why certain characters were missing, or why they have a small roster with few appearances from other Transformers. Say for instance, some cataclysm forced the core cast to find refuge on Earth. Animated had the Autobots fighting mainly human opponents, so making actual contact with a Decepticon was a big deal; they could do the same with Alternators, fighting human opponents until an Alternator Decepticon shows up, which would be very tough to beat.

    That doesn't mean that the show would be any good, or would make money for those involved.
     
  17. nightbolt

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    Alternators? SERIOUSLY?!?! lololololololol
     
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    No, it would've been pointless. As Alts were just a love-in to G1 really anyway (in the nicest possible way), you wouldn't have really got anything new with a cartoon.
     
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    Binaltech/Alternators had one hell of a storyline. Would've made an incredible cartoon, or a comic at the very least. Unfortunately, the reasons outlined in the posts preceding mine would have made it impractical... :( 
     
  20. megatronkicksas

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    No way if anything it should be for Universe.
     

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