Revenge of the Fallen Jul 19, 2009 19:11:16 GMT
Post by dyrl on Jul 19, 2009 19:11:16 GMT
when have mass produced Transformers ever had such detailed paint applications?
Agreed; but the problem is my expectations. When the Movie was first announced and the first scenes were made available on line - I was blown away with joy.
To me - this was the culmination of our generation's happy Transformers experience.
Yes, I had my reservations about the movie designs, I missed G1, I wondered about the plot...
But when I went to see the movie - I was happy. I was teary eyed. It was everything I dreamed of as a kid. It was beautiful. My girlfriend was with me and she saw how happy I was too.
It was a special moment.
So naturally - I imagined that Hasbro would comemorate such a special moment with special toys that went above and beyond the run of the mill that we'd gotten up to this point.
Instead, we got...toys that were not so good.
And I said to myself then - well - ok - they didn't have a lot of time, they had tons invested in the film itself - nobody knew for sure whether it would be a hit or not... I forgive them.
Then I hear that ROTF is going to have THE SAME character templates for all of the returning cast.
This means - NO CHANGES to the character designs - no fancy pants new designs.
This means Hasbro had two years - during which time they churned out Animated - to come up with Movie toys that were up to snuff.
They came up with ROTF Leader Optimus Prime.
Everything else they outsourced to the CEO's son's dog who was given some plastic to chew on. Whenever he'd spit it out finally - it was put in a box and labeled 'ROTF Toy mold' and on to the presses it went.
I'm just sad is all.
I really like the Movie. Honest to gosh. I haven't seen ROTF yet because I'm so sad over the toys.
I mean - there's no effort, little imagination, bland colors... It's like... maybe Hasbro just have financial trouble and needed to cut costs?
I could understand that at least...