Hasbro Pulse: Epic Redesigns: Retrofitting Starscream & Blur into “Robots In Disguise”

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  1. AzT

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    Looks like a G1 styled headsculpt was originally on the cards before the Rescue Bots connection (completely unmentioned in the article) was made?
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    Kind of glad they stuck with the RB connection. Don't want to break what's left of Aligned.
    Kind of a shame they moved away from the originality of the early days of RiD to go for "retrofitting G1".
     
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    That wasn\'t that indepth, I would be more interested if they talked about other influences. Blurr for example is very much inspired by his Rescue Bots design, more so than G1 I would say.
     
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    Neat article. I hope we see a balance between RID G1 characters and RID characters. I'm actually starting to get into some of the 2015-2016 toys
     
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    It may have worked with Starscream, but Blurr is way too bulky. A fast talking speed loving bot like him should be sleeker. Animated's design for Blurr remains the gold standard.
     
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    RID Blurr needs a removal of that visor and then he'll be better.
     
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    Really hope his name is Blurr and not Blur...
     
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    i wish i could draw like that :( 
     
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    I hope they keep up this trend of going g1 on stuff. IN fact I hope they go even more g1. I just finished all 7 seasons of g1 with my boy and for him to see so many of those characters come back , makes him AND me happy.

    RID became interesting to me when they started doing the g1 thing
     
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    Revisiting G1 is fine, until you take into account:
    Generations is a thing. The deigns are more G1 slavish than ever in Titans Return, while RiD is cocurrently starting to drop it's originality for more G1 homaging. Even Masterpiece is going 100% show accuracy at this point.
    Prime had plenty of G1 inspiration too, Animated even MORE so, right down to the theme song.
    Isn't it about time we just let a series be what it wants to be and not get anchored by the 80s?
     
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    hey if that is what you want, go ahead and say it and support it. You have every right to. Its just not what My household wants

    We want more SLAVISH g1 stuff, toys and cartoon and comics, and we will say it and support it, WE have that right too
     
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    Nah, visors make everything better, just like mouthplates!
     
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    RiD is like the Star Wars Special Editions; it was perfectly fine on it\'s own, but Hasbro keeps piling on more and more extraneous crap. First we have Optimus Prime coming back. Than we have the Primes. Than we have the Deployers. Than the Mini-Cons. Than Boratonus is the main villain. Than Allspark Energy Weapons. Than Starscream is the main villain. Than Powerlinxing. Than camoflauge. And now Combiners. It was fine with the Bee Crew hunting down escaped Decepticon convicts. You\'re piling junk onto a boat that\'s three sizes too small to carry anything. 
     
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    This was pretty cool, I really dig the concept art of Blurr.
     
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    real shame they didint make it more g1
     
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    Is there even a bigger cliche in these threads than "Well I have kids and MY kids like what I like"? So defensive.

    Either way, glad Starscream and Blurr look good to me. Don't know where these crazy rants about no new characters only g1 is coming from when the Starscream arc had like 11 new characters and only Starscream among them was a G1 one, and even then his personality was the Prime Starscream not the G1 one out of continuity needs. I'm sure Blurr isn't the only new face from the upcoming season.
     
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    are you saying kids dont like G1 ? If so look at my signature and follow the link of NEW FAN and see if its true or not. Some kids do genuinely like G1 and want more of it.
     
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    Uh. Try reading my post again? I don't care what any kid that isn't mine likes Toys are toys it doesn't matter when they were made. Where do you get the idea that I'm trying to give my opinion on what you got your kids into? Not my place or interest to do that.

    I just find it funny how many times the "Well MY kids" card gets thrown around. There is always someone with kids or little cousins that just happen to agree with him. It's a silly cliche.
     
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    I'd really rather not have the franchise descend into being nothing but G1 and the Movies.
     
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