TF classics: a misnomer?

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  1. KA

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    i kinda think the name 'classics' is a misnomer for the new line tha is essentially neo-g1: a remake of g1. classics imply the originals: the reissues are in fact 'classic'.

    what other names do you guys think would be appropriate for the classics line?

    - i know they coined the neo-g1 previously, but ditched it because its not that catchy.
    - howaout gen 3? that kinda makes sense, implying a continuation from gen 2, which could be considered a continuation of gen 1.
     
  2. Sokar

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    I think that 'classics' is refering to the characters themselves, and not so much to their being a re-issue type of line

    It's 'classic' characters with 'classic' alt modes.

    I kind of agree that they could have called the reissues 'classics' or 'classic series' figures, but they already labelled the reissues 'commemorative series' instead.
     
  3. Omega Supreme-1

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    Transformers Reborn, would be a really good title since for all intents and purposes it seems like that's what the line is supposed to be. G1 characters redone as if they were created today, with similiar design asthetics to previous incarnations.
     
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    Transformers: Redux would have been spot-on imo.

    I have no problem with name "Classics", but it sometimes confuses stores when asking about them. The usual response I get is "what, you mean the original G1 toys?". And the fact that the packaging says "Robots In Disguise" where you would otherwise assume it should say "Classics" throws a few of them off as well.

    This will all change once the line gets more popular and becomes commonplace on store shelves, but right now it's hellaconfusing.
     
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    No sub-line name. Course it'd end up with the Fan made name of Gen3, but just "The Transformers" would be fine with me.
     
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    How about: "Transformers: Target 2006" ? :D 
     
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    Nah, Walmart would get pissed...
     
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    Classics.

    Thats all I need to know.
     
  11. Nevermore

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    I'd expect confusion with the European reissues from 1990/91, which WERE called "Classics" (or, rather, "Classic Heroes", "Classic Aerialbots", "Classic Tripe Changers" etc.).

    That's because, if we are to believe Joe Kyde, "Classics" isn't the name of the LINE, but just an ASSORTMENT name. Bumblebee, Starscream, Rodimus, Astrotrain, Grimlock, Mirage, Ramjet and Cliffjumper are "Classic Deluxes", and Optimus Prime, Megatron and Jetfire are "Classic Voyagers". None of the other toys (the Mini-Cons, the LoC repaints, the Soundwave reissue or the 20th Anniversary Optimus Prime re-release) have the word "Classic" anywhere on the packaging (the description for Soundwave might call it a "classic toy", so don't kill me if that's not 100% correct).
     
  12. KidDynamite

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    First, Hasbro didn't officially coin the term neo-G1 and then drop it. I called it that on a whim when I was writing up our Botcon report in 2005 because Hasbro hadn't provided a name for the line in their presentation, and people ran with it and assumed that was the official name that was going on the packaging. It never came from Hasbro.

    As far as the name "Classics", I think it's as good as anything else. I don't think it necessarily implies reissues...it can just as easily imply classic characters as opposed to classic molds.
     
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    Classics title fits this line just right.
     
  14. Cory Bauer

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    As Sokar said, "Classics" refers to the characters themselves, and not necessarily the G1-iness of them. So I think it's a fitting name.

    A name more G1ish would be a lie; a true neo-G1 line would at least attempt realistic alt modes, utilize deep rich colors, chrome plating where it counts, and rubber tires. Really, Alternators is more Neo-G1 than Classics is. The Diaclone-based G1 characters strived for realistic alt modes and failed only by the limitations of the era; Classics on the other hand, with it's "truckish-shaped plastic block" and "yellow clown car" alt modes, doesn't even try.
     
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    Best TF line surname ever.
     
  16. KA

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    goes with the TF the movie toyline...

    transformers: this IS shit.
     
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    the line isn't even called classics. only the figures that are old characters are called "Classic deluxe" or "classic voyager" real small on the box.
     
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    I think Classics works fine as a name. If nothing else, "Transformers: toys you can buy if you think the movie designs look like shit" is too long to fit on a package. :p 
     
  20. Megatronwp38

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    I like "classics" for the one's that are remakes of the g1 figures, the rest can just have the, transformers, robots in disguise logo.
     

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