IDW’s Transformers Comics Solicitations: September 2021

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  1. Hooper_X

    Hooper_X i buy characters not collectibles

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    THE CORRECT AESTHETIC?!

    THIS is the "correct aesthetic":
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    That's what I want from Hasbro next - an actual G1 Ironhide with modern engineering and a motherfucking face behind his windscreen like God and Yoke-san intended!
     
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    Well, yes it is. That is the correct aesthetic; you can find that same aesthetic on the boxes of all the 80s toys. Ironhide is drawn how Ironhide should be drawn, but the design though, Ironhide canonically has a head as he does below. Don’t mistake aesthetic for design. The Beast Wars comic #1 - #6 has both bad aesthetic and bad design. The characters looking like rough sketches or at worse scribbles is an aesthetic, the characters having dumb over exaggerated proportions is design. Both of which has no place in a Beast Wars comic celebrating the 25th anniversary.

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    BB Shockwave Behold, Gagatron!

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    Da'aaaaw, SG Ratbat looks cute. Weird colors though, does he have Skar's colors?
    Not sure what colors Prowl has, either.
    Do find it weird that in this universe too Megatron is a rebel miner. I assumed this SG-verse has a completely different origin for him.
     
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    @BB Shockwave Ratbat\'s color scheme is based on Batman, and The original sg Megs was a mathematician 
     
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    @BB Shockwave Ratbat\'s color scheme is based on Batman, and The original sg Megs was a mathematician 
     
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    T-Hybrid Zenryoku zenkai!

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    LEGACY TOWLINE OR WE RIOT!

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    I’ll read whenever SG Megatron gets here…or will he be delayed again?
     
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    Ewww...
    In my opinion, I think the cartoon animators knew how ugly that design looked and just said no lets give him some personality. Ironhide has never been a mindless drone in any continuity. He has always been very vocal about his opinions and needs a face with a mouth and a tough, rugged, appearance to facilitate that. A rolling laboratory doesnt exactly fit the name "Ironhide". Even Ratchet needed a face because he had to show empathy.

    On a side note, that SG cover that has Megatron with a babyface sucks. I expect better from IDW.
     
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    I know it's not the same color scheme, but the green windows on Prowl are giving me a slight classic Lego Space Police vibe and I love it:
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    Where do you see Prowl in there?
     
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    Like I said, it's not the same color scheme, it's just where my mind went:
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    Uh, this thread is for several news posts.
     
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    Interesting observation from another thread: sg prowl uses energon megatron's colors
     
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    Lovin\' the new IDW continuity so far! 
     
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    I assume it is coincidence, but the new SG Prowl reminds me of the unlicensed 3P figure Toxin.

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    Well played Hasbro.  You set him in a mood that fits the grumpy stock head.
     
  19. Hooper_X

    Hooper_X i buy characters not collectibles

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    That's a distinct lack of imagination. That toy is a bruiser - wide shoulders, no neck (no HEAD), gorilla arms, huge stompy feet... and that's a weapons platform, not a laboratory!

    Anyway, there is no "correct aesthetic" for G1, is my actual point I'm making. The G1 aesthetic covers the Sunbow cartoon models, but also the original box art, the UK comics art, and the various art styles found in licensed tie-in books - my personal favorite is the lovely painted art in some of the storybooks, especially when the artists weren't required to adhere to a house style and could just do whatever.

    It's inventive and creative and fun and doesn't require everyone to look like a dude wearing cardboard boxes.
     
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  20. Hooper_X

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    Says you.

    I, personally, am kind of fucking done with everything having to look just like it did in the cartoon. And ALWAYS just like it did in the cartoon. We'll get Cartoon Colors Soundwave to go with Toy Colors Soundwave but in 40 fuckin' years they've never even FLIRTED with Magenta Comics Soundwave. They've made toys of the goofy-as-fuck Shattered Glass version. Multiple ones!

    The more we get chained to EVERYTHING MUST BE SUNBOW the less interesting the franchise gets to me, because like... how are you going to improve on ST86 Jazz beyond "it has more accessories/better deco"? It's about as good a toy of Sunbow Jazz as we're going to get within the limitations of the industry as it currently operates.

    I'm happy for everyone who's getting the Sunbow figures they've always wanted - I've bought my fair share too, but doing it at the expense of new concepts and new characters is a fucking bore and a bad sign for the future health of the franchise. (yes yes the fossilizers are "new characters" but they literally have no characterization or backstory - they're just there without any explanation or rationale or personality. They're accessories.)

    EDIT: I know this is about the BW comics' art style but it's part and parcel of a broader philosophical shift with Hasbro and with certain portions of the fandom. Transformers has never ever been just the one thing, and by trying to force it all into being one thing, you're reducing the possibilities down and down and down until it's just the G1 cartoon, the movies, Armada, and the first seasons of BW and Prime forever.
     
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