TF toys... Why so many colors?!?

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  1. Rattrap587

    Rattrap587 Maximal Ground Operations

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    I have around 140 TF toys, from BW to Galaxy Force/Cybertron and looking for my loose collection I see so many colors... The color schemes are so exagerated in many cases... I wish the toys didnĀ“t abuse so much of our optic sensors... Neutral colors would be great for us, the adult collectors...
     
  2. Draven

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    True, but they're not aimed at us.
     
  3. MV75

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    But have a look at G1. Nice real colour schemes there. No pink tanks with orange cammo there.
     
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    For the first few waves, yes. But that did change, towards the end of the line. And have you ever seen a tank with a dark red body and a grey turret? (G1 TM Quake) And then on there's figures like Skyquake; bluey green, pink and gold? Hardly realistic.
    Take a look arounf tfu.info, at the later g1 toys; a LOT of the them were in some very gaudy colours indeed. I remember this well; it's one of the things that started turning me off collecting until BW came out.
    I dunno; maybe bright colours attract kids more...?
     
  5. Nevermore

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    Mmm.... good point Draven. :) 
     
  7. Sol Fury

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    I like the variety of colours, myself. I wouldn't want all my TFs to be the same neutral shades of greens, blues and the like. It'd be awful dull. Some of the wilder colour schemes really distinguish the guys. Though too much of the really bright stuff annoys me (Armada Hot Shot's yellow), I don't mind anything else (Energon Hot Shot's yellow, or Excillion's blue).
     
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    Because a shelf full of black repaints is shitty and boring.

    I should know, I have one.
     
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    I still think someone at Hasbro who decides these things is color Blind Look at the whole Universe Line
     
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    Universe gave us our first Transformers Zombies, and they look the part.:D 

    Anyway, about color. I've been collecting since '85 and in my collection room all the Bots, Cybers, Maxies are one side, the Cons, Trons etc. on the other. The good guys still look mostly red with the bad dudes looking mostly purple. It's good having splashes of color here and there, and the black TFs stand out when surrounded by the colored ones. Transformers are still magical that way, the larger the group the better they look.
     
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    For the most part, I don't mind the bright colors and whatnot. There have been some really odd color combinations, some of which have been mentioned here already.

    I just wish that repaints always meant new characters, rather than the same character with a makeover. But that is a subject for a different thread.
     
  12. Grimlock_13

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    Yeah I don't really mind the colors too much...loike Sol said, I'm also not a big fan of the SUPER bright neon colors like Armada Hot Sht...but having everything muted would be totally boring.
     
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    I love all the colors, who the hell would want bland lifeless colors on all their toys?
     
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    US kids like bright primary colors. Hasbro tests them in studies to see what is most attractive to the kiddies. The colors vary so there's not all the same color on a shelf or peg at the same time. Skywarp could have been the traditional black, but Cannonball was already black. It's like in Reservoir Dogs. "Mr. Black was some other guy on some other job. You're Mr. Pink!"

    Emo kids.
     
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    I never really understood the 'muted/reserved/dark = mature' mindset, myself. *shrug* The big range of colors are also another layer of character, IMO.
     
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    Because Transformers would be really boring if everything used variations on the same color scheme.
     
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    Explain the death of the GI Joe in the early 90s, then. And even G2.
     
  18. Megatronwp38

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    I like the colors....I think CYbertron has not been to visually offensive at all. Rather like the majority of the colors.
     
  19. Grimlock_13

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    I agree with you there, I think they did a phenominal job with the color choices, even for the repaints, in Cybertron.
     
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    yep cybertorn has been pretty good.

    optimus - red firetruck
    hotshot - blue sportscar
    evac - yellow helicopter
    jetfire - green bomber
    leobreaker - tan lion
    landmine - yellow front end loader


    the cybertron defense team were bad colors though. an all greyish green, or camo trio would have been amazing

    sorry, don't have photoshop, so its harder for me to digibash and make it come out looking right, but here is my dream CD Team

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