Rescue bots academy is Ending.

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  1. T-Hybrid

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    That's about what I'd expect.

    No, they got to 100 episodes. Which is a syndication milestone.

    I originally thought they'd do that when saw stuff like RB Blurr crossover in to the RiD toyline, but the more I think about it the less I think that'll be the case.

    RB, and RBA was all about an emphesis on non-violent problem solving. I don't think, going forward, Hasbro would want those versions of the characters showing up in Generations with lasers and missile launchers. Even when they did their brief run of animal toys that turned in to weapons...the guys who were "guns" had attachments that resembled streams of water and netting, and the ones that were melee weapons were arguably also rescue tools (a fireman's axe, a mining drill, etc)

    Paw Patrol is the same way. They don't "fight" even when they're super heroes. They use their abilities to solve problems and resolve conflict without beating up bad guys. The toys that do have "blasters" are all tied to the police dog (who launches tennis balls or nets) and the fire dog (who's projectiles are translucent blue to look like water spray).

    So I think the odds are very very low of the RBA characters specifically showing up in Generations unless they're given accessories that would still fit within the "rescue" theme rather than combat. And even then it's more likely Hasbro would mix them in with whatever media comes next to replace Rescue Bots that continues to be aimed at the Paw Patrol/PJ Mask audience.

    What's more likely is you'll see variations on the characters who already exist in the Generations universe that may be close to their RB/RBA designs. Grimlock, Bee, Prime, etc.
     
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    Same. My primary gripe with Rescue Bots Academy, and the original Rescue Bots series (Besides its younger age target audience) was there being no Decepticons featured at all in either series.
     
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    Yeah, I can see that. Though if it matters, even shows like PJ Masks and Paw Patrol that have "villains" like that rarely sell toys of them (and if they do its greatly outnumbered by the hero characters). I think there's something to what people say about villains selling poorly (at least with stuff aimed at younger kids).

    But it would have been interesting to see Rescue Bots keep the rescue theme while still incorporating some bad guys. Just make them more bumbling than evil so the threats aren't much more than having to clean up after them.
     
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    Like some bumbling Decepticon idiots that even Megatron was sick of that would’ve been nothing more than comic relief (Like Waspinator)
     
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    What I mean though is like I get they're for a younger audience but what if that audience grows up and sees more up to date versions. Like think about it we always feel some nostalgia when the characters we grew up get a new toy and its that feeling you were 4-5-6 years old seeing say...I don't know Boulder as a voyager bulldozer or Heat Wave as a Voyager fire truck. I'm not disagreeing but the idea is where I'm coming from though.
     
  6. Nickster563

    Nickster563 Bring back the Universe line!

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    It wouldn't be unprecedented either since Blurr made the jump to normal retail figure and as far as i know he was pretty popular.
     
  7. ThatGuyCalledBlaster

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    I personally am kinda glad to see it sundown. Not to beat it up so much, but I wasn't much of a fan. From the tad bit i've seen, it just lacked a bit of the heart and soul that RB had, imo.
     
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    Can we see that purple on green paint job used for another character. Its so off I love it...Like I get Dirt Boss vibes from it. Just...Green, neon green on purple plus white. Its so dreadful but at the same time it works so well. Maybe it could work as a Decepticon? 81KjVLiWMrL._AC_SL1500_.jpg
     
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    There's something wrong here.....according with timeline, beast wars was after G1 battle where maximals and predacons meet their antecessors, later in beast machines...is where it turned meaningless, at least with G1 due to beast machines is a prequel of beast wars, could be the unique connexion with G1 , armada , energon, animated, prime, robots in disguise have nothing to do with the original plot, sad to say they didn't add more elements
     
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    Maybe now Heatwave can be in the comics.
     
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    That would be interesting to be honest :) 
     
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    Just wow. You don’t have to like the show, but that wasn’t necessary. Most don’t even hate the show. You wouldn’t like it if someone did that to your favorite show? No. Also the show is made for little kids so of course you wouldn’t like. You could’ve said meh whatever.
     
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    But Alligned Continuity is over. So yeah we mourn it. Why tell us not to worry when its over..............?
     
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    Meh it's not like aligned continuity is something significant and serious. Not to mention, it's not like Rescue Bots S3 and Rescue Bots Academy maintained strong continuity ties with Prime and Robots in Disguise.
     
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    I'm assuming this is happening so that Hasbro can enter a post-Warden era in lock-step with their media plans. This is a good thing to me because I prefer to see brand unification over fracturing the media. It'd be nice to see just a single unified family-friendly toy line moving forward, TBH, where Transfomers for younger children, older children and collectors can all find toys under one branding, similar to what we had between 1984 and 1992.

    *sigh* But I know that will never happen. It's better to have eight sub-brands to make Google searching easier for parents to find product for their children. It's the same reasoning why every movie sequel isn't called 2, 3, 4, etc. and instead has a subtitle.