Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by NOCV, Jan 5, 2019.
Ooh! Someone's blowing my whistle.
@NOCV, leading with bayverse as the first reason to justify why a character should be considered a staple i think is worse than me calling barricade not a staple character!
all kidding aside, i have no issues if NA releasing more re-decos of barricade. he's cool and all, but just personally didn't think he was that big of a character.
I consider Barricade a staple because Guido Guidi's G1 reimagined artwork is so badass and iconic.
bad-ass… yes. re-imagined G1 = staple… no.
I thought the Silver Bluestreak was the toy deco, he doesn't have the red eyes, but the rest of the paint job seems to match the toy.
But they carried that design to the new IDW and Netflix cartoons, so yes, I would consider it a staple and as popular as the Bayverse design.
12. But I'm hoping they haven't, I'm still wanting more! There's at least 8 more figures they can do. Heh, if they can do EX and transparent Prowl a year after the initial Datsun run, they might do more seekers.
Hmm... the Bayverse design was seen by literally millions of people around the world in cinemas. The neo-G1 version has had far less reach, I’d hardly call him “as popular”.
Can you really call someone a ‘staple’ of a 36-year old franchise when he only got his first toy a couple of years ago?
I mean, I like Neo-G1 Barricade as much as anybody here, but I think you’re wildly overstating his importance!
Anyway, if I were NewAge and looking to pump out more G1 Datsuns, I’d look to the Action Masters for inspiration. Rad, Jackpot and Kick-Off all had car hood chests, and would be ripe for Datsun-isation.
Well, from my viewpoint the Guido design is definitive Barricade for today's kids. My kid even has toys of Bayverse Barricade and he sometimes forgets who he is because the Guido version is more recognizable. You also have adults that aren't Bayverse fans and the Guido design has a throwback appeal that resonates with older fans. The design has been around almost a decade and keeps appearing more often, so I'd safely say it's a classic at this point.
THANK YOU! and that's the point why i don't think Barricade is a staple. he didn't EVEN start out as G1 datsun, he's been re-imagined as @Autobrat Leader says. him made popular or fan favourite recently from bayverse to IDW and now Netflix doesn't change that.
Barricade (G1) - Transformers Wiki
Barricade (IDW) - Transformers Wiki
i get it, he's badd-ass, he's cool looking, he's popular now. still doesn't make him a G1 staple.
I didn't say he's a G1 staple. I meant his character is now a franchise staple and the newer design is extremely popular. Prime Knockout is another example: C-list G1 character to A-list in the last decade(s).
Analogy: Wolverine wasn't an original X-Man but he's popular now in both his blue/yellow costume and brown/yellow suit. Classic.
Just to be clear I didn’t say g1 staple either as I was the one that called him a staple to start of this convo. I said hes a bit of a staple now because of all the things I listed.
anyway. Smokescreen is looking kinda lonely. 4 police datsuns, 3 production datsuns, and 1 racing Datsun.
Haha I didn't even see your post before mine. I basically reiterated everything you said. *fistbump*
well the context of barricade started with the discussion of NA issuing more decos of the G1 rendition. so we can agree on that not being a G1 staple?
i won't even start on barricade in general, as clearly he's one of your favourites and i'm not going to try to dissuade you guys of that. i can see and understand his popularity, but question him being a staple. so let's agree to disagree on that.
and i can't believe barricade's popularity is being equated to being the same as wolverine being a staple. to me that's just some crazy talk!
I agree he isn’t a g1 staple. Also bluestreak wouldn’t get any g1 redecos as they did that with “silver”streak and “blue” diaclone bluestreak. Although the diaclone bluestreak would probably look gorgeous in translucent form.
Regardless of the talks about barricade, prowl, and streak; I want smokescreen redecos. How about a g2 colored smokescreen. Let’s do that.
i don't know about ya'll but i just need this S30 Fairlady Zed in my life - proper fender flares, exposed intercooler, correct RS Watanabe wheels. bot mode would be a demonic/devil-looking robot befitting of it's moniker - Devil Zed. unfortunately not everyone might be that familiar with Wangan Midnight and this probably would end up for WM fans or none will be produced at all.
While I’m biased towards the S130 (280zx), that car is mean looking. I like it.
edit: also just clicked that my 2 favorite cars of all time are associated with “28” and “z” (Camaro and Fairlady)
speaking of. the real car where the Devil Zed was based from was not an S30 at all. rather, it was a heavily modified S130 from the notorious Mid Night Racing Team of Japan.
I’ll take an EX Smokescreen, but outside of that I think I’m done buying NewAge Datsuns.
well an EX & T bluestreak and smokescreen makes 12!!!
@Testicules Prime, if you care to share there's one that has red eyes, right???
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