Phil has a list of characters with different faces.
Should you think of any, please PM me with them.
Would that be pretty much all of them? Or are we sticking to masked Vs face versions?
Is there a G1 toy that pretty much had the exact same head design on the toy used in the US cartoon/comic? All the ones I can think of were tweaked somewhat.
Optimus, Megatron, Soundwave, Prowl/Bluestreak, Shockwave, Rumble/Frenzy, Laserbeak/Buzzsaw, Ravage, Dinobots were all pretty much as the toys. Any tweaks were more artistic styling and simplifying it for animation, rather than a redesign ala Bumblebee.
Post by Grand Moff Martin on Jul 29, 2019 16:00:07 GMT
It's not a difficult question for me because the best/defining Brawn story had him looking like the toy. All the stories (animated or print) where he's drawn with a human face are lesser appearances by our hero.
Waspinator is a matter of his toy having two heads, the cartoon designers choosing one and mucking with the colours.
We do need to hold the BW cartoon designers to account for something they did with the heads, thank you for reminding me.
Indeed. BW is largely immune. Most of them come down to the toy having two heads and the animators choosing one over the other. And where they differ, you can see what and where they changed for artistic purposes. Where as with G1 they would often completely throw away the toy design and make up one from scratch.
I can't think of a single strong BW candidate for this poll. The few that do drastically differ are either still heavily based on their toy (Blackarachnia, Scorponok), or could be argued that the characters aren't in their more familiar earth forms (tripredacus council)
Beast Machines Jetstorm BM Tankor BM Thrust BM Blackarachnia BM Optimus Primal Are all pretty good candidates.