Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by xdmisato, Jun 24, 2020.
Delorean = Marty
Doc Brown = Time travel train
If it follows the pattern of ectotron, it will turn into neither. It will turn into an original autobot character, who's design will have some references to characters in the movie but it won't be one to one with any specific character.
Personally, I'm hoping the flux capacitor is in the center of his chest. If so, I could pretend this is vector prime. (I kind of doubt this though. I'm assuming the engineering base for this will be siege sideswipe. It just makes too much sense.)
I passed on EctoTron, but this may be what gets me to buy, because I\'m a huge BTTF fan (took 3 years to do the Eaglemoss, 1:8th scale subscription build.
It would be a nice homage if they sculpted this guy's face to resemble Michael J. Fox.
As for K.I.T.T., he can be Windcharger's better looking younger brother.
I'm more of the opinion that I probably won't get it unless it's an original character.
Not a fan of TF crossovers where the robot mode is a human from the movie/comic/TV show. Because then it doesn't really fit as an Autobot or Decepticon or Cybertronian. And if it's not that, it might as well be a Gobot or Gundam crossover.
Heck, Hasbro could erode their own trademark if they make Transformers too synonymous with transforming robot without specific branding and characteristics just like Murphy beds and xeroxes. It's not enough to keep a trademark to simply identify it as a trade name.
This gets into why people at Nabisco or the Lego corporation will correct you if you talk about Oreos or Legos. They're officially to be called Oreo cookies or Lego blocks. There's a very specific dance you have to do to keep a trademark and it has to be more than a source identifier or product description. It has to be a brand with defined characteristics beyond a description of what it does or who makes it.
But pretty weird for Hasbro to do this... What's in it for them? Capture BttF fans to entice them to collect TFs? Get some free publicity by hitting a cult classic that is sure to get media attention?
Why now? It's like they are suddenly taking fanfictions seriously, and I don't buy it's respect/appreciation/fulfilling demand!
Has no one considered the name “Paradox”?
It makes all the sense in the world, given we are living in a gilded age of adult collector aimed nostalgia tchotchkes for 80's and 90s culture. Every walmart and target I've been in for the last 3 years or so now has 2 toy sections: the regular toy section, and the collector toy section.
Given this, it's easy to see that if hasbro and the bttf licences holders enter into an agreement assuming a certain number of sales to be profitable to both, now is EXACTLY THE TIME to do this sort of thing.
Goddamn, ER Sunstreaker and Wheeljack look HAWT...I'd be okay with that, despite being tiny.
Yeah; Proud to say I never saw Top Gun, and I have no clue how Ghostbusters got so universally beloved.
If someone had told me in 1985 that they were going to combine my favorite movie and my favorite toy property, I'm sure I would've pissed myself with glee.
They'll try, but he just won't hold still for the sculptor...
Airwolf was the helicopter. That'd look bad ass next to the jet from Firefox.
And put me down for a Streethawk that transforms ala the cyclones from Robotech.
I see what you did there.
I’m fine with it being an original character, but with the Top Gun one being called Maverick naming it after one of the main BTTF characters seems nearly as likely, in which case I don’t know who I’d want it to homage more.
I don’t take things like this that seriously. Whether or not it makes sense as an Autobot or Decepticon makes no difference to me, it’s going on the ridiculous shelf with Q-TF Hello Kitty, Tie Fighter Darth Vader, Eva Mode Convoy and the like. It’s just a laugh, so it doesn’t make a difference to me if it’s Martytron, Docbot, Gigawatt, or whatever. Although I can understand why people would prefer an original character.
For me the most important part is the head, what do you think it will look like? Top Gun nailed it with Maverick's helmet.
I'm so, so glad the crossovers up to now haven't been some boring shit like [reference]imus Prime and have been a genuinely cool and fun balance of cheese and creativity. Can't wait for this!
Saw a shirt with this cross-over listed on Mercari. Wouldn't let me link to it. The bot was Marty McPrime and his function was time traveller
I like it.
*Looks at my OC that I still need to make stuff with*
I regret giving you that name, Milady....
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