Unpopular transformers opinions

Discussion in 'Transformers General Discussion' started by Smokeyoreo18, Dec 30, 2019.

  1. Suboptimal Optimus

    Suboptimal Optimus There Is Such A Thing As Truth

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    Sad thing is, had we gotten a more 'proper' adaptation of the Prime Wars trilogy? It could have ended radically different from the G1 roots because these toyline focused on some very 'super robot'-ish elements as well as characters which didn't get much screentime outside of Japan. Imagine a Titans Return cartoon where the main Headmasters and maybe the triple changer Voyager headmasters are in the main cast! You'd have Mindwipe, Chromedome, Octane and more being the main cast of a show. Possibly even Sentinel Prime, Overlord, Six Shot and Black Shadow. Hell maybe even the American debut of Liokaiser if you extended it to the exclusives. You would have seen the new Dinobot Combiner, Volcanicus, fight against the Terrorcons as Abominus during Power of the Primes. Maybe backed up by the monsterbots and Optimus Primal of all characters! We only briefly got a taste of this with the Machinima shows and it wasn't done well.

    Prime War toyline could have offered us some pretty crazy cast for a TV show but it was never meant to happen, sadly.
     
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  2. Lola

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    Well, at least we know that the budget excuse doesn't work anymore.
     
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    Prime Wars also tried this weird thing where they tried to mesh IDW and Sunbow G1 together for their worlds backstory.

    Didn't really work out that well.
     
  4. Zentropy

    Zentropy Toys > Fiction

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    Hell yes. Bluestreak is such an underutilized character, with a backstory that could fill an entire series. Instead, he's been completely wasted as the guy that talks too much.
     
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  5. Novaburnhilde

    Novaburnhilde シン・ブリュンヒルド

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    When you take the time to read all the tech specs, you realize there's a lot of great characters here but most of the time they're poorly utilized.
     
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  6. Zentropy

    Zentropy Toys > Fiction

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    Yeah, I suppose with that many characters and relatively few episodes, Sunbow typically just ran with one or two details from each. There are lots of unmined gems in Budiansky's profiles. Hound's secret desire to be human is another one that could make for good fiction.
     
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  7. Suboptimal Optimus

    Suboptimal Optimus There Is Such A Thing As Truth

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    Hell yes, Budiansky profiles are amazing. And underused.
     
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  8. Chaos Studios

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    RID 2015 was just blatantly flawed with a garbage airtime that almost felt like it was getting sabotaged.

    Cyberverse also had a terrible airtime
     
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  9. Lola

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    Not saying they were good, just saying they were different.

    But yeah it feels like Hasbro wants to put less effort into their projects. Simplified figures, not sufficient marketing, etc.
    kids eat up everything and adults are suckers for nostalgia.
     
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  10. Suboptimal Optimus

    Suboptimal Optimus There Is Such A Thing As Truth

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    That's the problem, however. Its not so much a question of different/slavish its just the general problem of not having a good Transformers show. And unpopular opinion time? In this day and age, the odds of us having a good show again is simply impossible for a variety of disparate factors.
     
  11. Magnum Dongus

    Magnum Dongus Wishing for a reboot

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    I think he meant their broadcast times were terrible. It was something like 6 a.m. that made it really hard for anyone to watch the shows in the first place.
     
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  12. Chaos Studios

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    Yeah thats what I meant, in NA they air it at like 6am which was ridiculous
     
  13. Suboptimal Optimus

    Suboptimal Optimus There Is Such A Thing As Truth

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    Like I said, at some point we're going to have to accept the second (third?) golden age of Transformers is over and this is just a dead, tired zombie of a brand with its better days behind it. Its been increasingly shit since the 2010 onward and once TF Prime (for all its flaws) was gone and done that was it.
     
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  14. Chaos Studios

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    I don't think id go doomer yet, with the new tf show coming to nick produced by the same guy behind rot tmnt, i think there is still hope for an original breath of fresh air along with rise of the beasts
     
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  15. Chaos Studios

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    But I will say the 2010s was one of the best times for the brand with prime, both of the cybertron games, the movies being highly profitable, there was alot of good shit there
     
  16. Suboptimal Optimus

    Suboptimal Optimus There Is Such A Thing As Truth

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    Yeah no, I don't want that kind of crap. We're going to be getting either/and a dumb Calarts style show or some ill fated attempt at humour with a 'whaaaacky!!' attempt a comedy. That's the best case scenario, stating the worst case one would get a chunk of the message board to jump down my throat again. They simply don't and won't make good cartoon anymore because the industry has become a circlejerk of nepotist hack who spend too much time on twitter.
     
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  17. Chaos Studios

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    Ok as an animator ill tell you this,

    Cal arts style doesnt exist and the term was coined/created by a well known pedo in the industry, if you dont like the bean mouth style what ever, but call it what it is and not equate it to a single school, hell the same creator of that stupid term used it referring to the iron giant of all things.

    Id rather have a wacky humorous transformers show considering G1 had some of the wackiest shit imaginable, like some on, transformers as a brand has done alot of stupid and outlandish shit. Like we had a show where a robot rhinoceros farted so hard he created a fucking shockwave to SPACE, we also had G1 where optimus was playing basketball and football.

    Ok unless you actually work/ed in the industry, you have no way to factually prove this unless its he said/she said. Plenty of people want to make a good show but are hampered by corporate executives and network censorship. No one sets out to make a bad show intentionally, we dont spend years and endless nights to make bad shit.
     
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    I think it's more then fair to give the first episode a shot and if it's not working out to just move on.
     
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    yeah realized that. But I already wrote the comment and I felt bad deleting everything.
     
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  20. Chaos Studios

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    eh dont feel bad, i shouldve clarified my statement