Generation Select Galactic Man Shockwave

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Operative294, Jul 12, 2019.

  1. Thundershot

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    Didn’t Aaron keep a G1 Sky Lynx on his desk as a reminder of what NOT to do? Pretty sure he hated that toy.
     
  2. bradforj

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    Archer was extremely overrated. The only reason he got so much love from fans was because he would interact with them, something that no one at Hasbro had previously done. The guys steering the ship right now are the best to do so in ages. I would rank them just below the crews who brought G1 and BW to life.
     
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  3. Smitty.1981

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    Not that I have heard.
     
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    I guess it depends on your point of view. Archer was involved with the Unicron Trilogy. Differing opinions on the toy and cartoon aside, at least we got new stories.
    The current team has only rehashed old characters, forcing line-wide gimmicks on most, and come up with no original stories to explain and/or connect them together.
     
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    In regard to Aaron vs John, nothing against Aaron, but
    John is my hero big time!! If only I could shake his hand in person and thanks him for delivering the 3 toys below. I have waited over 30+ years to finally get or see the release of:
    3. Another Armored UM (Siege) since 1986
    2. G1 Siege Skyfire, never done before
    1. G1 Unicorn, full sphere. Never done before!!!

    Honorable mention: Titan Metroplex, Siege Omega Supreme.
     
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  6. Mecheon

    Mecheon Grumpy Dinosaur Nerd

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    To be fair though, the only reason we can have a full on G1 Unicron nowerdays is due to the success since that time. A Unicron of this size would not have been viable back in Armada days, regardless of who was directing
     
  7. Thundershot

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    I swear it was something he had said in Orson’s World, back in the day... too bad that wasn’t archived or anything. OR WAS IT??
     
  8. primalxconvoy

    primalxconvoy グーグル 翻訳は素晴らしいです!

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    The one with the crappy paint in the chest, feet, etc.
     
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  10. T-Hybrid

    T-Hybrid "See see Seacons!"

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    There's a fine balance that needs to be struck between fanwank and moving the line forward.

    The Prime Wars were a fun in that regard with it's approach to combiners and introducing both new members and whole new teams. With Siege leaning HEAVILY on nostalgia we need the pendulum to swing back once WfC is over.
     
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    Okay, now I'm stuck on this train of thought ... I want a shirt that says "Galactic Man." Make it happen, Redbubble.
     
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  12. Digger

    Digger Spreading peace, love and reasonable explanations

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    That would really be something.
     
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  13. Sixwing

    Sixwing What did you mean by "in Tribble"?

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    That would make for an awesome shirt. I would totally buy/make one.
     
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    Galactic Man looking quite nice and I look forward to having him. Mentally I always think Astro Magnum since IIRC Galactic shared the original's color but either way it's cool.
    Not sure why this thread turned into an Aaron Archer vs John Warden thread. I grew up during Archer's run so I have him to thank for making me enjoy this hobby in the first place. Warden I think is doing well and I think each of them did what was best suited for the time. While I do miss getting new and original continuities with good toys accompanying them I do feel it's good that we're finally pulling the G1 fan wank full force so we can get it out of the way but in a way that's stellar enough for all of us to enjoy. As long as stuff keeps coming and UT fans like me get nice homages along the way I'm happy enough.
     
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    Going back to the Archer/Warden thing-- people are ignoring (a) Cyberverse and (b) the importance of Generations to Hasbro's bottomline.

    During Archer's tenure, Hasbro was trying the broaden the franchise with new toylines like Armada and Animated. Hasbro is still broadening the franchise with new animated shows (New RiD, Cyberverse) but they're also putting a lot of resources into Generations. And we now have "three main branches" to the TF Franchise: Movie, Generations and CUrrent Cartoon. The current cartoon skews younger then Armada and the pre-New RiD stuff but its still there to broaden the audience of fans.

    Basically, you can't blame Archer for not being focused on G1 stuff and you can't blame Warden for not focusing on non-G1 stuff. They each had different goals for Hasbro.
     
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    Anyone found Ratchet?
     
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    Yes,.....I want him but though i have him already, i like these colors anyway. So like so much that is coming out it's hard to keep track of everything. Then it seems you have too decide what is out now to hurry up and buy now or wait for other stuff to come out and buy that first. Just so much to figure out right now with all this news of new transformers.
     
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    I got a preorder in at BBTS. I'm psyched!
     
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    Just today I found that Apeface is on preorder also on Amazon.com. I'm confident that also Shackwave will be available there very soon,if I remember well, military SIEGE Megatron has been sold everywhere.