Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by SilverOptimus, Oct 3, 2015.
And it looks like another animated TF show falls victim to the Bayformers beast... Because we can't have an animated TV show have a toyline running at the same time a bayformers movie has a toyline, nope nope nope! (angry sarcasm)
The premise of RID being a loose sequel to Prime was good. And the prison ship crashing on earth with Bumblebee having to step up as a leader, etc -all good.
The thing that killed it was it being aimed at very young children and silly/comedic. If it'd been executed in a more serious way, it could of been great. Some of the character designs were fantastic. While others were very cartoony and didn't seem to look like they fit at all.
Well... that's sad.
At least I have Grimmlock's fan movie sequel to TFP to look forward to.
Why does it have to be some kind of conspiracy reason for the show's failure? Who said it's Bay's or Cartoon Network's fault? What would CN even be able to do since they don't even produce the show themselves?
Is it not more logical that the show simply failed to get good ratings and failed to move toys?
If they decide to create another series let it be directed at all ages or create 2 separate series one that address younger audiences while the other one address the older ages. I get the fact they wanted to introduce new audiences to Transformers but do it in a way that pleases both sides. Have they announced any plans for a new series?
I thought was the whole reason for Rescue Bots, but I guess Hasbro needs two shows to court the little ones. I'd really like to know how Hasbro surveys the younger demographics, as my son loved TFP--he likes the new show too, but misses TFP.
RID was Dead on Arrival.
I really don't think that's what they're planning. I've heard from inside sources, the show is really not doing so well.
Even though Rescue Bots is an alright show...I'm mad it's the longest lasting one. I wish we could get a mainline show that has at least over a hundred episodes.
What insider source? Namedropping without proof in an internet argument is quite silly.
if we are going to be positive maybe is the end of RiD but the beginning of a new series sequel of RiD, like the end of TFP was the beginning of RiD.
I don't think that RiD is going bad, remember we are not the 100% of the consumer and the demographic of the show. Yes, it will be better if all the Transformers media have the support of all the fans but with this fandom we know that not going to happen.
or maybe they change their minds when season 2 aired, don't know.
but really Hasbro haves to take more decepticons in his toyline! I'm happy with my Bees but I need my Thunderhoof and Vertebreak toys!
Exactly. Seeing as how the episode counts listed for all of the shows are about how many episodes there are thus far (the episodes aired and the episodes in production/part of a planned season), I'm not exactly seeing this as the death kneel of NuRID yet. But if it is getting canned, well, this wouldn't have happened if CN hadn't decided to waste half of their daily time slots on Teen Titans Go.
Oh, it didn't exactly get good ratings, but this is Cartoon Network we're talking about. If anything, they'd probably kill this and other shows because TTG doesn't have enough airspace in their eyes.
isn't the guy from boy meets world voicing bumblebee and now star lord if I'm not mistaken
Yes. His name is Will Friedle. I think he's the best voice actor for Bee we've ever gotten.
Agreed and there's probably hope for a third season if they want to syndicate the series.
I came into RID cautiously optimistic that the show would be a worthy successor to Prime but also knowing that it had very big shows to fill. We knew that it was going to be more kid-friendly, but so is the modern iteration of TMNT and I love that show, but is RID TMNT? Unfortunately I'd have to say it's not. It's a decent show, but more often than not I end up walking away from most episodes feeling like they never needed to happen. The shows where something interesting happens (like Fixit displaying major fire power or the introduction of Kickback as a Dragster) are rare, but when they do the show really starts to kick in. I just wish there were more memorable moments. Add to this the fact that the animation is just not anywhere near as good as Prime. Prime had majesty in its incredible visuals and felt like an event- a feast for the eyes and the senses- whereas RID feels like something you barely pay attention to while focused on other things in the room. In other words RID is a very sad follow up to Prime in just about every way.
It does have some bright spots though, like the excellent villain cast, but with the villain of the week format you barely have time to get under the hood (pardon the pun) of some of the better characters before they are shelved most likely never to be seen again. And don't even get me started on the hero heavy toy assortment, with some of the best villains only having a 1-step (I'm sadly looking right at you Thunderhoof) while other characters like Fixit have two already!
Ultimately if this series goes away after 2 seasons I don't feel like I'm going to be too sad. Yes even if this means TF in toon format goes on hiatus until they can get a better show on the docket.
And...when did that happen?
EDIT: Also I'm with Repainted on the notion that a shorter second season somehow equals canned show is ridiculous. With Prime, it was an official message from Hasbro that Season 3 would be a half season, and signal the end of TFP. We've gotten no word yet of anything like that with RiD2015. 19 episodes is well over a half-season, and there's been no indication the show would be done or Hasbro would've likely said that well in advance, potentially when announcing the episode count. But they didn't.
Plus, shows are usually worked out a season at a time, not all the potential episodes at once. We could still get three seasons of RiD, but we only know the total episode count for the first two. Let's not doomsay quite so fast on this one.
sad to hear that rid2015 will be cut short to season 2
too bad we don't know the reason why the series will be cut short
First Animated, then Prime, and now RiD. It's a pity you Transformers Cartoons cancel so easily, or I might have a sense of satisfaction now.
RID's third season is starting this fall... and based on various social media posts by members of the cast and crew, it's getting a fourth too...
Huh, then I guess this trailer for season 3 is useless then
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